Monthly Archives: July 2004

general July 21, 2004 posted by

Lotsa bottle.

I love this bottle cap tripod idea that Joel picked up at The Giz. It’s fab, especially at only $9.99. But I simply adore the super tiny Cullmann Presto MiniPod which I bought recently to carry around. It’s literally pocket sized at 16.5cm (but extends to a whopping 65cm/2.2 ft) and is built like a real tripod, not one of those flimsy quick-break junk things you find at airports. It’s a bit pricey at €60.00 delivered, but worth the extra…

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

eVac-uate.

No, I’m not really sure why the new eVac Robotic Vacuum sits in a photo with two traffic cones. Maybe it’s part of the optional turnpike cleaning attachment? But the master feature of this $299.95 product -apart from the Trilobyte smashing price of course – is the fact that it comes with a toggle joystick RF remote control, thus ensuring that carpet cleaning shifts firmly and irrevocably into the province of the gadget man about the house! Guys, we’ve been…

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

Smart Tape.

Smart Tape. What a jolly invention. Not only can you now measure up your precious space to nth accuracy, but you can talk about it too. “Dang, must get a bigger garage”. $19.95. ‘The Smart Tape can record up to 10 seconds of your voice for playback whenever you’re ready for it. Plus, getting your measurement has never been easier since the Smart Tape features a large easy to read digital readout. Just measure, read, and record and you’re ready…

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

Hey fatty boom, boom.

The Lifestream 3 minute Cholesterol Monitor. Another in the line of ‘build your own hospital’ home products. $120.00. ‘The Lifestream™ Plus Cholesterol Monitor provides the user with a comprehensive and sophisticated tool to monitor blood cholesterol levels as part of a total wellness program and to provide early indications of potential coronary artery disease for at risk individuals.’

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

PCB DIY

Real geeks don’t go out and buy electronic stuff, they make it. Pad2Pad – ‘where you can instantly design, price, and order your custom printed circuit boards – with components’ and eMachineShop ‘where you can design, price, and order your custom parts online!’ Build your board and put it in a nice shiny metal case, why doncha?

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

I, Robbie.

Hah, stuff you I,Robot. What I really need is a gorgeous Chrome Mechanical Man toy robot from Japan. Only $495.00. This and many other retro delights available for sale on this Robot1968 site.

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

Heart to heart.

Mmm…interesting. Pop-rock group Heart (sold 30 million records, 21 top 40 hits) have just released their latest album – Jupiters Darling – on the TrustyFiles P2P file sharing service. Actually since TrustyFiles is simply a P2P aggregator, they’ve effectively released the album to Kazaa, Gnutella and eDonkey. OK, so Heart is a 70’s band, and it’s clearly a little bit of marketing flam, but still… ‘The files are in Windows Media Player format and can be played on most major…

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

Mod mad.

When I were a lad…[sigh…Ed]…the idea of modding referred to trick paint jobs on Ford vans. Now it’s all about computers. 21st Century rubbish, pah! ModFest 2004 The UK’s first national modding contest.

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

Best of Google Answers.

The Best of Google Answers:) is just that. A collection of the best results from Google Answers. There’s some fab stuff here, believe me. Check out the list of free stuff on the Internet as an example.

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general July 20, 2004 posted by

Ear, ear.

Boffins in the UK have come up with some ear identification technology. Yep, they can tell who you are through your ear print. Sound weird to you too?

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general July 19, 2004 posted by

Snooze station.

The Hammacher Fatigue-Preventing Computer Station. $299.95. ‘Prevent neck, back, and eye strain with the only recessed-monitor desk…Supported by studies in optometry and ergonomics, the desk holds a computer monitor at least 30” from the eye and 20-40° below horizontal eye level, the same comfortable position you would hold a book or magazine. Your monitor rests below the top of the desk and beneath a pane of tinted tempered glass..’

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general July 19, 2004 posted by

Bubble Gear.

Apparently these Bubble Gear fashion bags come with all mod cons, including an integrated acrylic fish tank with water tight lid. Sounds a bit..ahem…fishy to me. ‘Bubble Gear was specifically designed for a small Betta Fish to live comfortably within. Due to their human like lung, Betta Fish are able to live in a filter-less environment and are completely content in small areas. Suprisingly, [sic] the fish feels very little to no movement when the bag is in motion due…

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general July 19, 2004 posted by

Ministry of Pink.

Mmm…the funkadelical Ministry of Sound has just announced the launch of a pretty pink MP3 player with a difference. The £79.99 XS Rainbow Stix 128MB player comes pre-loaded with the ‘exclusive’ DanceNation 2004 album ‘to get you grooving straight-off.’. How long before we start seeing music players on sale with full music collections on-board, eh? I reckon a Beatles Gold Edition iPod could be kinda groovy.

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general July 19, 2004 posted by

Master pieces.

Master Replicas. This is probably the only place worth visiting for those absolutely essential movie and television replicas. Like this $349.00 Limited Edition Star Trek Tricorder. Geek heaven. ‘The top portion of the Tricorder prop flips up to reveal the display screen and the control panel with three buttons that activate three different effects. One button lights up the display. Another button activates the familiar warbling sound effect. The third button controls the rotating circular moiré display concealed behind the…

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general July 19, 2004 posted by

Timeless.

The Timeless Treasures Clock. $29.95. It’s not just that you can insert photos of all your loved ones at strategic numerals (should the wife go at number 1 or number 7?). Or the fact that you can record twelve 5-second messages which will play every time the clock strikes an hour. Or even the fact that the blessed thing has a light sensor which deactivates the hourly message when the room is dark. Nope, it’s the fact that you can…

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