Wacky Wakers. Er…wake up to the sound of your favourite animal lovingly recreated in all its glory on these retro digital alarm clocks. $13.99 (bedside hammer extra). These battery-operated alarm clocks are great for kids and adults alike. When the alarm sounds, wake to the crow of a rooster, the moo of a cow, the neigh of a horse, the squeal of a pig, the bleating of sheep, and the list goes on. Metal case and hardware. Nostalgic shape…Read More
Monthly Archives: September 2006
Motion Sensing Photo Frame.
The Monet Motion Sensing LCD Photo Frame. Logical concept. Frame only comes on when it senses that there’s someone in the room to watch. Imagine if every gadget was like this? An iPod that only played when it sensed ears nearby. Or a mobile phone that only rang when it realised that it was in your pocket. Spooky. $225.00 including free memory card reader and Compact Flash card.. Ease to use (Plug and Play), no configuration required. High quality large 8″…Read More
DIY Projection Watch.
The DIY Projection Watch. Buy one cheap LCD watch. Fiddle about with lots of bits and pieces, LED lights, soldering irons and a magnifying glass. Presto, you’ve saved $5.00 on a retail product and gained acres of geek cred. The first time I saw a projection clock (a friend had shown me his projection clock, which he used to project the time on his bedroom ceiling), I knew I could easily build my own by converting a watch with an LCD display.Read More
Dark Room Word Processor.
Dark Room. Retro word processing program for Windows. Proof that weird stuff can be…ah…interesting. Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text. Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that is an OS X (tiger) exclusive application. It is a child of necessity, as there were no viable alternatives in Windows to produce the same behavior.Read More
SimCity Classic. Play the official version online for free. Psst….do not go here unless you have an urge to waste some amount of your life. IE only note.Read More
The Firesafe Biometric Access Safe. Fingerprint or keypad lock access, fire-proof to 1,700 F degrees. Bolt down security at $499.95. Trouble is, I don’t know ten people with fingers. …more precise than a traditional fingerprint ID system, biometric technology allows you to open this safe based on your unique biometric print. Up to 10 fingerprint access users can be added and the heavily insulated steel safe also has alternative key lock or keypad entry for unprecedented home or office security….Read More
The Phone Pocket. Uber useful for those unfortunates who keep losing their mobile phone down in the murky, crowded depths of a full handbag. Now all it needs is an automatic LED light attachment and it’d be golden. $12.95. No more rummaging in the bottom of your purse or tote to find your cell phone. Keep track of it with these fun phone pockets!Read More
Double Click Mouse.
From the ‘what took them so long?’ dept., the Buffalo Double Click Mouse. Yep, we’re talking a standard USB mouse with an integrated button which double clicks when pressed. We’re thinking, yeah OK, that works.$55.00.Read More
The Diamond Clock.
The Diamond Clock uses diamonds instead of sand. $5,461,000 worth? Really? Who needs a Rolex? [Via Seihin]Read More
Volumouse. Control your computer audio volume with a mouse wheel. Heh, neat little piece of freeware. Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system – simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse. It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. For example: You can configure Volumouse to use your mouse wheel for volume control when the…Read More
Photo realistic painting.
This painting of a lady called Tica is just astonishing. Yes painting. This is a painting completed in February 2005. It was a Portrait Class project that I decided to finish in my spare time after the workshop. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser…Read More
Ferret posts this week
Here’s a quick round-up of Ferrety posts from the past week for anyone who missed them. Enjoy. Video of the Week – Cool Apple phone concept. – Very cool concept advert for… uPlayMe. A social music network. Again. – uPlayMe. Download the client, and… The Beatles’ last day. – The Beatles’ Last Photo… PrinterAnywhere + – Just an update on a couple of… Google Talkabout: Talking with Skype – Google Talk & Skype to get… SIP-Skype WiFi Phone. – The SS28S…Read More
Baby Toupees? Boggle. [Via Madville]Read More
Hold the front page, we’ve got a hot scoop. Um…a Hot Ice Cream Scoop actually. Thank you, thank you, you’ve been a lovely audience and we’ll be here all week. $19.95. Heated scoop is the easiest way to serve ice cream! No more bent spoons! Easily dish up one big scoop after another with this electric scoop. It heats up quickly and easily slices through the hardest ice cream —just plug in and it’s ready to go.Read More
The NY Times Touchscreen Sudoku. 750 puzzles, touchscreen, stylus, timer and a hint function. Cheaper than an iPod and more fun than a bath in vinegar. $20.00. The goal is easy: fill the 9×9 grid with numbers one through nine, ensuring each number is used only once in each mini 3×3 grid, row and column. Puzzle progress, however, can be very challenging. With this portable electronic Sudoku game, now you can challenge yourself wherever you go. 750 puzzles are grouped by difficulty…Read More