Monthly Archives: August 2004

general August 22, 2004 posted by

Sanity Claws II…

Samsung. The company was showing off a few of its new products at the multi vendor press show I attended a few days back, including the SP-50L7 50″ DLP projection television. The brochure picture above doesn’t do it justice (dufus here forgot to take a snap), as it’s really quite a nice looking product. Not as crystal sharp as a big LCD, and with a slightly narrower viewing angle and still pricey at £3500.00, but for that size screen probably…

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Hey, Mr DJ…

If I was a DJ I’d want a Numark CDX Premium Direct Drive CD Turntable. Oh yes I would. Around $800.00. ‘Do anything with CDs that you can do with records, all while feeling genuine turntable. Why does CDX feel so real? Because it is built with the same ultra-high torque direct drive motor as our flagship TTX, complete with 12-inch vinyl and slipmat. Vinyl feel just doesn’t get more real than this.’

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Santa claws!

Oh yes, Christmas is definitely coming, and that sound you hear is the stampede of manufacturers lining up their holiday product portfolios for our pleasure and delectation. I went along to a multi vendor pre-launch press do yesterday and came back with some interesting stuff which I will share with you herewith if you like. First up the Gizmondo. First impressions of this new Brit handheld games console? Surprisingly good. The 2.8 inch TFT screen is excellent (better than the…

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Ice Spot.

Cool down with an ice cube that won’t drip or melt? What, are you out of your tiny cotton pickin’…..? Ahem….The Ice Spot. $29.50. ‘When you apply the cold spot on this wand to your pulse points, you’ll instantly go from overheated to comfortable. Press the button and the 1-3/8″ diameter aluminum disk quickly feels ice cold—up to 40° cooler than air temperature. The secret is the space-age technology behind the solid-state cooling chip.’

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

UV Sanitizer.

The UV Sanitizer. Tchaw, like everyone should have their own portable battery powered UV Sanitizer. For, like, killing all those nasty bugs an’ stuff, eh..? Waddya mean paranoid? $77.00. ‘Easy and convenient to use and take with. The best genie to kill bacteria on:Telephone receiver, razor, comb, nail clipper, kitchen knofe, [sic] chopping board … cooking utensils…only 30 seconds can kill Escherichia coli ATCC 43895 99%, Staphylococcus aureaus IFO 12731 99%, Salmonella enteritidis IFO 3313 99%…’

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Lights out.

The Lights Off Remote Control Switch. The thing about being terminally lazy is that there are now oh so many ways of indulging my passion. $17.95. ‘Turn your lights on and off from anywhere in the room using the latest in remote control technology…Just press the remote control button from up to 30 feet away from the light source. Works with multiple styles of light switches and attaches easily to the current switch plate with double-stick tape (included).’

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Down Low, ho!

The Down Low Glow system for bikes. Oh yes, at last a chance to give my old boneshaker some real ‘come and steal me’ class. From $99.00. ‘The Down Low Glow is based on a tubular light source (not point sources of light like LED blinkies and headlights). It offers superior side, front, and rear visibility to other safety lights. The DLG will keep you safe from all angles, not just the front and the rear. The Down Low Glow…

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Mini stick.

The Mini Stick Self Defense Keychain. Wow, I so wish that I could grab a bit of wood, drill a hole in it, stick it on a keyfob and charge $29.95. ‘This mini stick keychain will protect you against assault, robbery, rape, and other random acts of violence. Don’t be a victim. In addition to this unique and amazing weapon, you’ll receive a training video. In just 32 minutes, this video will teach you how to defend yourself in any…

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Classic British Cafes.

Classic British Cafes. Also known as ‘greasy spoons’ for obvious reasons (and akin to the famous American Diner I suppose). Fabulous stuff for nostalgia and culture buffs. What this site doesn’t tell you is just how much money many of these cafe owners make. Rather like London taxi drivers, cafe owners do all right for themselves, believe me. Even if they only have a hole in the wall type. ‘Often dismissed as ‘greasy spoons’, classic cafes are actually little gems…

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general August 20, 2004 posted by

Flat pack.

The Flat-D Flatulence Deodorizer. Portable privacy at a presumptuously pleasant price? £12.95. ‘The Flatulence Deodorizer is durable and can be reused many times after hand washing. The material is resistant to wear, rubbing, tearing and staining. When easily positioned properly in the undergarment with the supplied tape, it stays in place and does not shift, ensuring comfort and effectiveness.

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general August 19, 2004 posted by

Spirit of the times.

The funky Spirit of St Louis Field Phone. $99.95. ‘Inspired by the aircraft in which Lindbergh completed his historic transatlantic flight in 1927, this remarkable design looks almost exactly like a vintage field phone from the early days of aviation…A speaker phone is integrated in the stylish wooden cabinet…Lindbergh’s route map is printed on the inside of the lid, and the ringer indicator highlights his route across the Atlantic.’

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general August 19, 2004 posted by

Let the sun shine in.

Not only is this a Solar Powered Toothbrush (gawk!), but it is soapless too. Colgate executives, start packing your bags. $45.00. ‘Solar power sends charges to Titanium Oxide to send minus ion to your mouth. Cleans and sanitize without any tooth paste forever.’

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general August 19, 2004 posted by

Credit or cash?

I do so think that we should all invest in a home ATM Bank. If only to practice forgetting your PIN number when there’s a large and belligerent queue gathering behind you. $39.95. ‘This realistic device accepts real bills and coins and dispenses them – just like a real ATM. Create your own secret code for access and keep your allowance safe.’

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general August 19, 2004 posted by

Siemens CX70.

The good folk at Siemens are claiming that their new CX70 phone is the world’s first push to talk handset which uses the open IMS standard. And who are we to argue? ‘With the introduction of the CX 70, Siemens mobile is the world’s first manufacturer to offer an end-to-end solution for “Push and Talk” (PaT) based on open specifications…As the first Voice-over-IP application, Push and Talk is based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the technology platform for many…

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