Monthly Archives: January 2004

general January 13, 2004 posted by

Life imitates hair?

Here’s the surreal Waynes World product of the year. The Flowbee Precision Haircutting System – ‘Home haircutting device that attaches to almost any vacuum for a quick, safe and stylish haircut.’

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

La Scala palava.

Ooh look. The La Scala jacuzzi bathtub comes complete with whirlpool, 10 adjustable jets, floating remote control, 43″ flat screen, surround sound DVD movie system, CD/FM radio, underwater lighting so you can keep tabs on your important little places and side by side ergonomic loungers to share those romantic Titanic moments. Hmm, scrummy. Er…can anyone lend me a big enough bathroom and $29,870.00?

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Eye, eye.

I don’t know whether the Leadtek X-eye works as advertised to give the user a 15 inch notebook (or 60 inch TV) head up display, but it sure looks funky. In a sort of yellow plastic, grey surround sort of way. Oh and it even supports 3D viewing for all those 3D movies out there in Neverland.

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Lightglove.

The LightGlove ‘attaches like a large watch underneath the wrist and senses finger position and hand motion to create pointing input for virtually ANY electronic device…A light beam illuminates a column for each finger, and a reflection is detected when a finger is lowered into the beam to “press a key”.’ A sort of virtual glove controller without the glove. The idea of holding fingers in particular, non-intuitive positions sounds a tad painful to me though, I must say.

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Face it.

Wow, in Tokyo you can put your own face on a real postage stamp. What a cool idea. Just head for one of the Post Office vending machines around Tokyo, pose for the camera, wait for the flash, and out it comes: a regular stamp and, attached to it, the very essence of you. Itsuma Tsurumi is mailing letters to her hometown so friends can see how she’s looking these days, a sort of postal Polaroid. ‘

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Play that funky guitar, man.

The Variax – ‘What if your next guitar could be every guitar? Never before has a single guitar instantly been able to sound like twenty-five drastically different guitars.’ Around $1000 on discount.

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Bug hunter.

The Micron Pocket Microscope contains nine coated lenses and can use three alternate light sources. Magnifies 160x and can be fitted to a SLR camera with the optional 35mm attachment. Priced at £99.00.

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Ouch!

Is a world filled with Taser X26c carrying people necessarily a happier one? Discuss. ‘With Taser energy weapons you can safely stop a threat from up to 15 feet. Or, you can use Taser as a contact stun device…File a police report to us and we’ll replace your unit free of charge…Taser energy weapons are not considered firearms…’

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

GPS navigation for all.

The Jentro navigation system looks like a really cool mass market system which uses any Java equipped phone (i.e most of the new ones) and an internal or external GPS unit. The software connects with the Jentro central server and delivers directions via graphical, map or audio output. The system also supports PDAs, Smartphones and Bluetooth GPS adapters.

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Big Toe.

Take one Jaguar E-Type V12 engine, add on some pipework and tractor tyres and voilŠ…Big Toe. The biggest darned motorbike in the world. Who said the Swedish weren’t bizarre?

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Watch this.

The 70s Watches site is a place for people who….er…love 70’s watches. Not just to look at, but to buy! Yes, I agree it’s a little bit weird, but whatever floats the boat.

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

She sells sea shells…

Need some video of oceanic life? Then splash over to OceanFootage.com …’the largest online collection of ocean stock footage, including topside and underwater film and video from dozens of leading cinematographers.’

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Crappy present?

The Crappy Present site delivers its point succinctly. ‘Why not buy music from record labels that donít sue their fans? Check out riaaradar.com.’

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general January 12, 2004 posted by

Rip it!

RipDigital offers to rip your CD collection to high quality MP3 and send it back to you on a DVD disc or portable hard drive. $129.00 for 100 CDs. Not sure I fancy sending my complete CD collection to them in a box though. What happens if it gets lost? All those Cliff Richards tracks lost forever! Shudder!

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