Monthly Archives: September 2009

reprise September 13, 2009 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. A la carte Maps – build your own maps – Sick of wordy guidebooks? Tired of… Sympodium DT770 – Interactive Pen Display – The Sympodium DT770 is a… InterView 1700 – dual display monitor – The InterView 1700 is a dual… Belkin Laptop Hideaway – lets you carry your notebook discreetly – This Belkin Laptop Hideaway lets… USB Posture Alert Reminder –…

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Gadgets September 12, 2009 posted by

RoamEO Pup – track your pets via GPS

RoamEO Pup is a GPS tracking system for pets. The collar contains a GPS receiver so it knows where it is, which it then broadcasts to the LCD handset receiver. The receiver can track up to 2 collars at once and it shows you where they are on the LCD display so can get directions to your pooches and the distance. The signal from the collars can be detected up to 3 miles from the receiver and the batteries in…

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Awesome September 11, 2009 posted by

The Airtop – carry your mobile home on the roof of your car

The Airtop is a tent which fits on your car roof. Not only does it sleep up to 3 bodies and come with its own little ladder, but you can also buy a range of accessories to turn the darn thing into something approximating a full blown RV. Almost but not quite. Astonishingly clever Italian tech.  The universal attachment system offers complete versatility, fitting any vehicle, it can be positioned or adjusted easily and quickly to ensure complete safety of…

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Bookmark This! September 11, 2009 posted by

Battery Mark – freeware tests your laptop battery

Battery Mark is a freeware program designed to let you test your laptop battery and find out exactly what condition it’s in. Fed up with the Windows battery meter giving sucky readings? Then this is probably for you. Once you know exactly how stuffed your old battery is, you can start planning your portable life around the reality, and not rely on the myth of the power meter.  The program is designed to test the battery laptop. Some features: *…

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Gadgets September 11, 2009 posted by

Camdapter – Camera hand strap

Camdapter is a hand strap for your SLR camera. One end of the strap runs through the eyelet on the top of the camera and the other goes through a camdapter plate that screws into the tripod lug. There’s also a second point on the plate to attach your normal neck strap. The plate is designed to allow you access to the battery door and it duplicates the tripod lug so you can still bung the camera on the tripod…

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Gadgets September 11, 2009 posted by

Take Secret Diary – a personal pocket journal made just for U and USB

This Take Secret Diary is a USB drive with 256bit encryption built in and a marketing pack and software designed to encourage younger folk to keep their private thoughts on file but secure from adult meddling. It’s locked via a PIN number and will self-destruct, Tom Cruise style, after 3 failed attempts to make Oprah laugh access the data. £59.99.  So, at last there’s a digital diary that allows for personal creativity whilst keeping everything as secure as possible. What…

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Free Software September 11, 2009 posted by

Skitch – simple screenshot sharing and more

There are many ways to share images online, but most of them require you to post images to a separate website and then send out links to the site. If you want to edit the image to point out an area of interest, or you’re a big screengrab user, you also have to save the images somewhere first, as well as buy some complicated software to enable you to make edits of screenshots. What the world needs is a way…

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cool tech September 11, 2009 posted by

T-Mobile Android Pulse vs iPhone – or why Apple will soon have its hands full

The folks from T-Mobile just sent me a T-Mobile Pulse to play with for a couple of days, and I’m kinda in love. It’s a Google Android powered handset, remarkable not only for its top rank specification – we’re talking HSDPA, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.2 mp camera (no flash though), massive 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen, trackball, microSD memory card slot (max 16GB) and 2.5 inch headset socket – but primarily for an impressively low PAYG price of just £179.99. That’s…

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Gadgets September 11, 2009 posted by

Smartek ST-70 Ionic Closet Purifier – no more stuffy closets

Smartek ST-70 Ionic Closet Purifier will probably even get rid of the skeletons in your closet. Just look at it, it looks like the warp core of the Enterprise with a coathanger stuck on top. The Ionic Closet works using “energy saving, plasma breeze technology”, I don’t know how energy saving it is though, it needs 6 D batteries and lasts 6 months, or you can use the AC adaptor. US$21 from Amazon. Smartek ST-70 Ionic ClosetPurifier with Energy saving,…

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Gadgets September 10, 2009 posted by

Unbreakable Super Umbrella – the ultimate whack-a-mole security gadget

The Unbreakable Super Umbrella keeps off the rain, thank goodness, but also features a rather big secret. Furl the thing, grasp the handle firmly and swing and you’ll find it’s strong enough to give a mountain lion a headache, let alone a random street thief. This anti-mugger marvel is made of lightweight but very strong metal which gives it the heft of a steel pipe, but all nicely formatted into a real working umbrella. Legal, and effective. $179.95.  Our Unbreakable Umbrellas are…

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Gadgets September 10, 2009 posted by

12V Heated Pizza Bag – make like a Dominoes in your own kitchen or car

This 12V Heated Pizza Takeaway Bag is quite obviously a thing of beauty and delight. I mean, can there really be anything more de-lovely than a bag which keeps the foodstuff of the Gods hot and ready to chomp? I don’t think so. Sure you need a car to make it really work, and hey 12 inch platters aren’t really big enough for a serious WoW session, but it’ll do. £9.99.   Keeps your pizza takeaways warm in the car!…

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Gadgets September 10, 2009 posted by

Roll Film Clock – 35 mm clock

The Roll Film Clock lets you relive the heady days of Kodachrome. The DX coded clock tells you the time and date and best of all the AC adapter comes in a choice of colours. It’s 21 cm tall and 18 cm wide. US$62 It is a stylish clock that designed in a roll film shape. It displays Hour, Minute, Second, Date, Month and Year. It is special and can be a great decor at home or a useful and…

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Bookmark This! September 10, 2009 posted by

Archive Binge – Read old webcomics via RSS

It happens – someone points you to a webcomic and you realise it’s been online for the last 5 years. That’s 5 years’ worth of archives to read … when are you going to fit that into your schedule? Wouldn’t it be grand if you could have the archives delivered to your RSS reader so you can read them more conveniently? Behold Archive Binge. Archive Binge creates RSS feeds for webcomic archives, which you can set up to arrive on…

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Bookmark This! September 10, 2009 posted by

Thunderbrowse – freebie Firefox add-on turns your email client into a web browser

Thunderbrowse is a free Firefox add-on that turns your humble email client into a mega gargantuan web browser. OK, just a web browser. Download and install it, and you’ll instantly gain the ability to browse the web directly from a CTRL-W prompt. It comes with a shed load of configuration options, and will even turn your message pane into a tabbed browser window when you click on a Web link in a message. Neat.  ThunderBrowse is an AMO recommended addon that…

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Gadgets September 10, 2009 posted by

Car Cigarette Socket Curly Cord Extension Cable

This Car Cigarette Socket Curly Cord Extension Cable is one of those funny gadgets you’ll never, ever need until you really really need it. It’s just a curly extension cord that duplicates your car’s cigarette lighter socket. Works with 12 V and 24 V systems. It’s 4.99 from Datakits UK. If you have ever needed to plug in your mobile car charger, iPod Charger or Bluetooth headset car charger into your cars cigarette socket only to find you cannot access…

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