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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets March 14, 2005 posted by

Al fresco deluxe.

Take one European Solar Oven (Specially designed mirrors collect solar energy and concentrate it…enough to boil, stew, grill, or bake most foods in one to two hours) a Picnic Table in a box (portable solid ash table set and nylon umbrella that unfolds from its own integrated 12” x 48” case…less than two minutes of setup), throw in a Rolling Cooler with Radio (has multiple insulated sections, durable wheels, and a built-in AM/FM radio, all of which you can pull behind you…

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Gadgets March 14, 2005 posted by

Sonic Devestator.

The Sonic Devestator. $300.00 assembled. Scary sausages.  This handheld space age weapon of the future is powered by (2) 9 volt batteries conatined [sic] within the handle. It is capable of emitting intense ultrasonic blasts from its output transducer…It is effective for approximately 20ft but some people are even effected at distances as great as 50ft… A good example of the type of irritation it produces is to say its like somebody scratching their fingernails on a chalkboard but at 130…

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Gadgets March 11, 2005 posted by


The Magnatune TunePlug. Neat idea indeed, John. Flash memory drive + 10 MP3 albums on board. [Thanks RC]  Magnatune TunePlug is an MP3 collection of 10 complete rock albums on a reusable USB 2.0 Flash Drive. The MP3 music tracks can be played and transferred to any computer or portable player. The TunePlug can be reused to transport or store files on Windows, Mac or Linux computer.

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Gadgets March 11, 2005 posted by

Spy writing.

The Digital Spy Camera Pen. $69.95. The strange thing about this surreptitious slither of a scribe is the audible speech feature. Shirley if you’re a real spy you don’t want the darn thing announcing “you have taken 15 photos, Mr Bond” at awkward moments, do you? Strange days. 2MB of built-in memory Auto focus, exposure and balance Compact size fits in shirt pocket Store up to 36, 160 x 120 pixel images Voice function audibly “tells” user number of pictures…

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Gadgets March 11, 2005 posted by

eTray desktop.

The eTray portable desktop. Complete with laminated custom artwork designed deck, with matching screensaver and Windows wallpaper. Co-ordinated laptop chic, how cool is that? And we don’t mind that you pinched our name guys (just kidding). £29.95.  An eTray consists of a hardwearing laminated tray attached to an insulated conformable beanbag lap pad…An eTray provides your laptop PC with a stable, portable working surface, and will allow you to use your computer in comfort in almost any location you choose.

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Gadgets March 11, 2005 posted by

Hot line.

Omnia 5500ND Hot Line phone. Nothing says more about how important you are than a really bright red phone. No dial, just the constant threat of “I’m afraid that we have a situation here, Mr President.” $60.00.  Use this phone for answer-only applications, or when connected to a ring-down circuit or a phone system that’s programmed for automatic dialing when the handset is picked up.

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Gadgets March 11, 2005 posted by

Emergency service.

The Multifunction Car Utility Tool. You know the Ferret hearts convergence, doncha? Well here’s a doozy. Flashing flashlight [Eh?…Ed], radio, siren, glass breaking hammer and seat belt cutter. Because you never know when you’re going to need to listen to some good tunes just after cutting yourself out of that car wreck, eh? Classic stuff.  # Battery/dynamo # Torch (LED light in white color) # Flash light (using 4 red LED lights) # AM/FM radio # Siren and blinking lights # Glass…

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Gadgets March 11, 2005 posted by

Chalk it up to experience.

The Chalk Mug. Why waste energy talking? Scritch, scritch – ‘pass the butter please’. £4.99 ($8.07)  Sick of post-its? Well, the makers of this ingenious coffee mug decided to glaze it with a chalk board surface allowing for easy-wipe messaging. It comes with its own stick of chalk, so no need to ask your little niece to rip one off from school. Great for morning love notes to your sweetie or for leaving that dreaded message to your boss… “I need a…

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Gadgets March 10, 2005 posted by


The Soundgraph iMon Station may sound like a Scottish railwayman in an agreeable mood, but this USB IR receiver with remote control actually looks like quite a useful tool for your media center type set up. $59.95 or less.  Maximum Signal Reception Distance : 15M Signal Reception Angle : 45 degree in all directions

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Gadgets March 10, 2005 posted by

Cuff control.

A real gentleman wouldn’t be seen dead with his shirt cuffs askew. Hence the uber usefulness of these Emergency Cufflinks. £7.99 ($12.92)  This wafer thin sheet of etched steel, comes complete with two pairs of twist-out emergency cufflinks for all those times (and oh how many have their been!) when you’ve left your real ones behind or more probably just lost one of them. They are quite simply, brilliant.

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Gadgets March 8, 2005 posted by

Book player.

The MP-02-Card Hard Disk player. A Chinese 3.5” HDD, USB 2.0, multi memory card A/V player cleverly designed to look like a book. Photos, music, video. Question. Is this to make us feel more comfortable with this scary new technology, or to deter villains from making off with our prized multimedia memories?  MPEG4 (AVI) playback MPG/DAT/VOB/MP3/WMA/WAV/JPG playback Supports CF/MD/MMC/MS/SD/SM Output: Component/VGA/S-video; Stereo/Photolink Kara-OK PAL/NTSC color system

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Gadgets March 8, 2005 posted by

Tank Buster.

A Tank Buster missile on your desk says so much more about you than a boring old in and out tray, don’t you think? $79.95.  Armor-piercing missiles were built during the Cold War for the M1-A1 Abrams tank (America’s primary battle tank). Dubbed “tank busters,” they were designed to take out heavily armored Warsaw Pact tanks on the European battlefield. Tens of thousands of these missiles were destroyed under the Department of Defense’s “crush rule.” By our wits, some luck and a…

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Gadgets March 8, 2005 posted by

Underwater tank.

The Underwater Tank. Why not spend some time really getting to know your fish with this aquarium and underwater periscope combo? The best fun you can have without going Glug! £29.99 ($48.49).  The scope works like a reverse periscope – a system of lenses and mirrors give you the feeling that you are observing from inside a mini submersible. Pointing deep into the tank, the periscope lets you inspect your fish at their own level, and a fish feeder has…

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Gadgets March 8, 2005 posted by

The big picture.

Dude. Don’t pfaff about with those teeny tiny desktop digital picture frames. Get yourself a man sized 19” Bigeframe and do things properly. Like they do in Texas. $899.00 with remote control.  It will look great on any wall. All models set less than 2 inches from back to front and are made for hanging on a wall. A Bigeframe will accept any Compact Flash memory card and show the .jpg pictures or Mpeg movies you have taken! With this large…

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Gadgets March 7, 2005 posted by

Jack be nimble.

The Nimble VR. Ditch the boring headset for Skype calls and plug this purty lookin’ speaker/mic combo into your computer instead. It’ll do wonders for your self-confidence, trust me. $80.00.  Crystal-Clear Sound Quality with Echo-Canceling & Full-Duplex Technologies User-Friendly Controls and Installation; just Plug It in and It Works! Flexible Connectivity with Cell Phone Cool Blue Panel Lights Up with the Conversation

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