Monthly Archives: June 2004

general June 16, 2004 posted by

Laser lights.

The HairMax LaserComb ‘is an exciting breakthrough in the treatment of problem hair that uses the energizing effects of Laser PhotoTherapy to make hair thicker, fuller and healthier…The LaserComb bathes your hair follicles with a nourishing light from low-level laser and is designed to energize your hair to become thicker, fuller and healthier over time.’ Hmmm….

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Yes, what?

The Chronostone Personal Timer. ‘An elegant personal timer for once a day reminding’. It’s designed for pill takers and the like, but I’m sure that there are lots of other uses that it could be put to. $29.99. ‘Completely silent, private, and discreet. Only you will know when it reminds you, because it uses a vibration instead of a sound…Simply turn it on at the time of day when you want to be reminded. It will automatically keep reminding you…

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MySIM copier.

MySIM Copier. Yes there are lotz and lotz of SIM card copiers out there, but I particularly like the idea of simply slotting in two cards and transferring data from one to the other in one easy motion. Save pfaffing around, see? £18.95. ‘A small drawer at the back (with two locations marked old & new) is for the insertion of the two SIMs and makes MySIMcopier easy-to-use. Suppiled with a backup SIM card, data can not only be copied…

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Urban chic?

Slot Furniture – ‘no screws, no tools, no glue’. Taking flat pack to the next level? Paul Shenton, Slot Furniture’s designer, struck upon the concept in 1998 having just moved into an unfurnished attic flat that was on the 4th floor and only accessible via a narrow and twisting staircase. Paul trawled round the shops looking for furniture that he could firstly afford and, secondly, actually get up the stairs into his new flat, but could find nothing suitable. He…

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Fly by?

727Communication. So you’re a brash young Danish marketing agency and need to get a name for yourself fast. Why not buy and attach a real Boeing 727-200 aircraft to your ‘terminal office’ to use as a client and recreation space? Easy see?

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general June 11, 2004 posted by

Sportsman.

If I was an electronic gadget maker, I’d get depressed real quick over the near instantaneous slump in retail pricing that seems to attach to every new product idea/concept. Take the £50.00 Digital Dream Sportsman Sports Camera. Please. ‘Designed for the fitness enthusiast, the Digital Dream Sportsman has a jaw-dropping 10 functions. It’s not only a mini personal trainer that monitors every aspect of your workout but also a mini digi/webcam that stores up to 181 stills or 27 secs…

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Sumacke ina da face…

I’m sitting here biting my lower lip to keep it bottled up, but it’s hard. Really really hard. ‘Cos all I can think of at this moment is a busy office floor full of people wearing….no wait…hold it…OK, OK I’m fine now…wearing their patented $29.95 Sumacke Anti-Glare Eyewear. Nope, I’m sorry that’s it, I can’t go on. I’m just gonna grab a quiet lie down in a darkened closet for a moment and then I’ll be right….snarfllfsszzll….back. ‘THE SUMACKE (TM)…

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Cross my palm…

The Biometric Hand Reader – ‘simultaneously analyzes more than 31,000 points and instantaneously records more than 90 separate measurements of an individualís hand-including length, width, thickness and surface area-to verify that the person using the device is really who he or she claims to be.’

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Hate email?

If you hate email, you’ll love the Essential Security Suite. Makes you wonder why you want to send the messages in the first place. ‘You easily control when and where your documents are viewed and who can view them. Furthermore you determine how long your message can be viewed before it self-deletes from your recipient’s PC…Prevent your e-mails and attachments from being forwarded…Forbid the use of copy/cut/paste on the message or attachment…Control whether the documents can be saved or printed…’

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Musical mouse.

You guys know that the Ferret is silly, doncha? So you won’t be surprised or disappointed to learn that I’m featuring this twinky little laptop computer rechargeable RF cordless mouse solely because it features a ‘music email notification function’. That’s right, the Wireless Webscroll+ NBEye mouse will play you one of a variety of musical melodies when an email arrives in your inbox. Awww…

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Tempus illegitimi.

eBay appears to have found another revenue stream – selling ad space masquerading as an auction. Witness this auction for a time machine ($100,000, ends June 18th, so hurry) backed up by this expensively Flash animated web site for the Time Travel Research Center. The movie? Who cares? I suppose they think that this is clever viral marketing, eh? Yeeuck!

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Steady as she goes.

Here’s one for the camcorder buffs out there. A nice selection of camcorder support devices – including the £149.95 SteadyMount Pro pictured – to make extended and stable shooting an altogether more pleasurable experience. Check out also the cute little $12.95 ClamperPod.

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Hoaxer.

Now tell me, honestly, who on earth would think that advertising a ‘Walk And Talk Hoax Caller‘ – unique voice changer personal hands-free – cellphone product by featuring a picture of a middle aged and somewhat sinister looking man and two giggling girls, is good marketing? Or are they specifically aiming for the stalker/paedophile demographic? Gobsmacked!

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