The Griffin FireWave promises us the wisdom of the ancients, eternal bliss, the beauty of Helen, and surround sound for Apple Macs. Plunk down $99.99, plug it into your Firewire port and bask in the 5.1 audio you’ve always wanted (it says here). FireWave’s small size makes it easy to incorporate into any computer setup, and portable enough to use on laptops. For the ultimate in mobile convenience, FireWave gets its power through its FireWire connection to the computer — no…Read More
Monthly Archives: September 2006
T.One USB Microdrive.
The T.One USB Microdrive. 12GB in the palm of your hand? Er..isn’t that rather a lot? $149.99. So trust us when we say the T.One is the mack-daddy of USB thumb drives. You get 8 or 12 gigs of storage and high-speed USB 2.0 transfer speeds in a sleek case less than 2 inches square. How do you cram a boatload of storage into such a small package? Amazingly, each T.One Microdrive has an eensy weensy hard drive inside. Buy one…Read More
Ryan Terry’s Online Portrait Machine. Now here’s an interesting idea which could be developed. Let people input their mood, personality, likes, dislikes etc and generate a customised portrait just for them (that’s the Ferret’s portrait up there). Why not art for one? Why not indeed.Read More
Photo tips from a pro.
Brit photographer Neil Turner gives some useful and detailed photography tips to demonstrate how professionals get the kind of results we see in the mags and papers. Definitely useful as a starting point, although to follow his lead means investing in a fair amount of kit. In the spirit of the Internet, I want to share my experience as a photographer so every month I post a collection of my most interesting images shot in the previous 28 days as well as…Read More
Coolringer. Freeware lets you create ringtones for your mobile phone or Skype. Install and just right mouse click on any MP3 file – for which you have copyright of course, eh? – and presto a ringtone. The program is supposed to analyse the MP3 to ‘clip the coolest part’ of the song, but what it actually seems to do is just create a smaller clip file of the beginning. But hey, it’s free right? Oh and your handset needs to support MP3 ringtone clips. Coolringer…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. Build your own 747 Simulator. – Matthew Shiel’s DIY… Video of the Week – The Tiletoy LED Puzzle. – The Tiletoy LED Puzzle. [youtube… Whoopee Doo. – Hmm…trying to work out when… Blog Musik. – Blog Musik. The free Internet… Poser 5 software for free. – Poser 5 is being offered for free… Sand Timer Cufflinks. – Maze Sand Timer Cufflinks…. Wacky Wakers….Read More
Hear Now Pet Communication.
The Hear Now Two-Way Pet Communication System. GPS tracking collar with walkie talkie functionality plus a virtual fence feature. Not only that but it’s got an LED flashlight so you can spot your roaming pet from over 2 miles away. Unless they’re a mole of course. The cat harness model looks particularly naff. From $199.99. [via the always excellent Gizmag] The Hear Now is the latest high tech two-way pet communication product. Do you want to communicate with your pet…Read More
Google Related Links
Google Related Links. The G Machine is at it again, this time generating content for all battle weary bloggers. Thanks folks!Read More
Ferret Collectorz Competition!
Heck, summer’s almost over but that’s no excuse to be down in the dumps, so we’ve decided to hold a snap competition to cheer us all up. The prize is a fabulous Collectorz.com Bundle which includes any three of their uber cool cataloguing programs (there’s a choice of 7, including Music, Movies and Books) PLUS a groovy Microvision Flic handheld barcode scanner. The whole kit is worth a spectaculicious $288.00 (£174.00) and will let you catalog your collection of music, DVDs or whatever faster than you…Read More
Stormtroopers in stilettos.
Shepperton Studios Stormtrooper Armour. In case the Shepperton Studios reference doesn’t do it for ya, this is a 1:1 replica kit of the actual original, complete with helmet made from the original 1976 – good grief was it that long ago? – moulds. So don’t get all Jar Jar Binks on us, just head on down and hand over the £1299.95 ($2435.71) they’re demanding, otherwise the Wookie gets it. Making rival replica outfits seem about as convincing as Hayden Christensen’s acting,…Read More
PSP Portable Home Theatre.
The GameExpert PSP Portable Theatre. Um…we’re not quite getting this one down. so let’s recap. It’s a portable home cinema system for the PSP how? Oh, because it’s got two speakers and a woofer in it? And an optional cool blue glow effect? Ahh sorry, now we get it. And it’s remarkable you say. Yowsers! £39.99. The remarkable Portable Theatre transforms the PSP into a portable mini Home Cinema system, enabling the user to listen to music, movies and games with…Read More
The Pyramid Clock. $15.00.“Honey, get me a desk clock when you’re out, will ya?” “Sure thing.” “And make it one that I can’t possibly read from a distance or understand from up close.” “Will do.” “Oh and I don’t want one of those alarm functions on it either, please sweetheart.” “OK, OK, can I go now?” A featured analog clock without clock hands. How does it work? Two unusal clock dials rotate counter-clockwise. The top of the clock is the SECOND…Read More
Glow and go.
Glow in the Dark Bubble Bath. Otherwise known as Chernobyl Shampoo? Look don’t blame us, OK, ‘cause we’re only the messenger. And if you’re weird or desperate enough to swim about in some glowing gloop of an evening…well as long as you don’t frighten the horses, we’ll be happy for ya. A$19.95. Who needs candles? You’ve got Glow in the Dark Bubble Bath. So much fun you’ll want to share it with more than just your rubber ducky. Glow in the…Read More
Coolest R/C camera toy ever.
The 1Advanced Technology CVG-A. Ever wonder how they manage to film those impossible scenes in tight fitting or high places, where a crane or helicopter wouldn’t work? Well now you know. They use one of these UAH (unmanned autonomous helicopter) thingies (aka Coptervision). Super fast at 75 mph, super light, super radio controlled and very very small (under 6 foot long). Here’s a very cool video. Want one, want one. Dynamic close-range aerial shots are COPTERVISION’s specialty. Due to the agility and size of the…Read More
Full Screen Classic Games. Flash maestro Paul Neave has done a superb job producing a selection of eight classic online video games of yore, including Simon, Space Invaders (full screen, yay!), Frogger and Asteroids. As superb a way to waste your Friday afternoon as any, believe me. A gem. [via Blog Quebecois] It’s a simple game with simple graphics, but it has one of the most vital assets for any computer game: gameplay. Modern games seem to forget this with their…Read More