The Vehicle Passenger Noise Reducer. Yes it’s a spoof, but sometimes, just sometimes… KaleCoAuto loves all-in-one solutions, and we know that you do as well. Imagine, with one product, you could solve the following problems: *Back Seat Drivers *Nagging Significant Others *People who doubt your awesome driving ability *And more! The KaleCoAuto Passenger Noise Reducer is guaranteed to reduce troublesome ‘passenger noise’ by 95%. The KaleCoAuto “PNR” is made from high quality silicone, with stainless bit and elastic band. Completely…Read More
Monthly Archives: September 2006
Protect My Photos.
ProtectMyPhotos.com. A photo backup service which looks interesting. You get unlimited storage (well up to 25,000 images per account) and automatic incremental backups which happen in the background as and when the program sees that you’ve added new images to your computer. It’s an interesting idea, but at $49.95 a year perhaps it might be better to invest in a full online computer backup service like Carbonite? Once you install the program, we take care of the rest. Simply pick…Read More
A couple of free online television resources for your viewing pleasure. 4TV.com. Pretty basic. Choose and Watch. Nice interface.Read More
The Spam Call Blocker.
CallBlocker. Screen out unwanted phone calls, telesales, junk faxes and the rest. Simple premise. The machine answers the incoming call before it rings and relays a recorded message to warn off cold callers and welcome invited callers. Sort of a spam filter for the phone. “If you’re my bank manager, please hold.’ You know the kind of thing. £49.98. When a call comes in, CallBlocker answers the call BEFORE your phone rings and plays a brief message that greets all callers: “You have reached…Read More
Wireless speakers get amped.
Digital T-Amp Wireless Speaker System. The original T-Amp received rave reviews, so it was a natural that they’d extend the franchise to fried chicken [?– Ed]. This kit will let you run speakers without cables for up to 150 feet from your stereo system. And apparently with a very nice sound indeed. $99.99. This amazing wireless amp is perfect for adding the rear channel to your 5.1 surround sound set-up without stringing speaker cable across your living room. Or extend…Read More
Coby comes to town.
Coby TF-DVD7060 Compact DVD Player Combo. Trendy tablet style DVD player with 7” LCD real estate, DVD/RW support, MP3 player, remote control, built-in FM transmitter and two sets of wireless headphones. Clever. Around $150.00. 7″ Widescreen (16:9) TFT Color Display # Plays DVD/DVDR/RW/CD/CD-R/RW/MP3 and JPEG Compatible # Built-in FM Transmitter # Built-in Anti-skip Circuitry # Multiple Subtitles/Viewing Angles, Slow/Fast Motion Play, Zoom Operation # Composite Video Out # Coaxial Digital Audio OutputRead More
Video of the week – Beat a fingerprint lock with a photocopied thumb.
How to beat a fingerprint lock with just a photocopy of a thumb print and a bit of spit. Mind you, don’t most biometric locks now feature PIN numbers as well?Read More
TruckBedz Weekender Airbed. $99.00 gets you that romantic vacation in the sun you’ve been promising the family. Star kissed nights and fairy tale vistas of your exhaust pipe. Hey, so it’s not DisneyWorld, just be grateful it’s not the Costco back lot again this year. Lay down for the best night’s sleep you’ll ever have in a truck bed or SUV. Unique 8″-thick mattresses are cut to fit directly into your truck bed or SUV. Included 12V air pump plugs…Read More
DIY power station.
The Electrovent Wind Generator. $850.00 for the kit, assemble over a weekend and say goodbye to expensive electricity bills. Er…as long as you only want to power small appliances and lighting and stuff. Still, it’s better than a slap in the face with a wet halibut, isn’t it? Batteries not included. If you have any other small appliances operating on 120 Volts AC you may use an inverter to transform your 12 Volts DC to 120 Volts AC. But we…Read More
3G Doctor. This new service promises to offer people video consultations with registered doctors via their 3G video phones. With payment up front (just in case you croak on the call eh?). Considering that this ‘inexpensive’ telemedicine service is due to start in Q4 of this year, the web site is pretty disgusting. Lots of hospital green and zero bedside manner. Tsk. (Oh and the image above is actually from a pretty cool remote monitoring tech demo developed by Loughborough University which aims to use credit card sized…Read More
LanDisk Network Enclosure.
The LanDisk Network Hard Drive Enclosure. Yet another of those simple, cheapish, bare bones enclosures with funky functionality built in. Just add your choice of hard drive and you’ll get 10/100 Base-T, web based admin, FTP, WAN file sharing, DHCP server, static IP and enough extra geektastic acronyms to make your eyes water. Safe to say that if you don’t know what we’re talking about, you’ll probably not want to plonk down £39.99 in order to find out. Share data…Read More
R/C Battling Beetles.
Radio Controlled Battling Beetles. Kind of like Robot Wars without the robots. With beetles instead. Robotic beetles. So it’s actually kind of like robot wars after all. NURSE! Check the video, it’s COOOL. $38.90. The Rechargeable R/C Bettles have 4 ways move. # Battle function to “Lift Up”your opponents. # Dual Channels Radio Remote Controller with recharge station # Provide with Training Target for your battle practice. # Batteries requirement: Remote Controller: 4x2A(1.5V) – not included.Read More
Soo Soft water.
Soo Soft H1000 Water Softening System. Breaks down nasty hard calcium in water through computer generated high frequencies. Isn’t there some research which indicates that water which is too soft is not good for you either? We’re confused. Anyhoo, $349.00 for the home version. Just as an opera singer can break glass with her voice, the Soo-Soft water softener converts the hard calcium in the water. It does this through the use of a computer that creates multiple groups of…Read More
The Limoseen. The world’s first electronic meet and greet board, for professional drivers and greeters. Well let’s face it, anything that replaces those soggy bits of cardboard bearing unpronounceable names in vague lettering has got to be A Good Thing, hasn’t it? £100.00 or so for the full kit. The Limoseen is fully rechargeable with a full alpha-numeric keyboard. Store a message of up to 256 characters You can program a message of your choice and even have your client’s…Read More
Get yer Mojo on…
MojoPac. Hmm…OK, quite simply one of the most brilliant bits of software I’ve seen for a long time. Download and install onto any USB flash drive, (or portable device like an iPod or Smartphone) and suddenly you can carry around your whole computing environment wherever you are. All you need is a Windows XP machine in front of you with a free USB port and you’re good to go. Remember Migo? It’s what Migo should have been. And let’s not talk about U3, eh? Read…Read More