Monthly Archives: August 2004

general August 19, 2004 posted by

Car Chip.

The Car Chip ‘black box’ data logger for cars. When trust is a word that only suckers use. $109.00. ‘The Car Chip can help you by continually logging performance under the hood and behind the wheel. If you are a parent of a teen driver, Car Chip can save your teen’s life by monitoring speed, distance, acceleration and deceleration for each trip. This critical information will help you make the right decision regarding your teens driving privileges.’

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Ceiva station.

The Ceiva 2 Digital Photo Receiver is rather clever. Give one to the remote grandparents (or sell it to them, what the heck!), plug it in to the phone line, and every night you can send them up to 30 photos of the loved ones to view at their leisure. No computer, no hassle, just images of happy little Jonathon and Sally frollicking around on the cat. $149.95 plus $9.95 a month subscription to the telephone download service. ‘Automatically receives…

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Immerse yourself.

The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro is a USB dongle that adds home theatre style surround sound goodness to any USB computer. Well OK, actually it’s ‘virtual’ surround sound, but who’s counting? $29.95. ‘The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro is a portable USB Audio Adapter with both digital and analog outputs that incorporates a surround-sound simulator for creating an immersive listening experience on standard headphones or stereo speakers.’

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Fishy.

The world’s first Fisheye Lens for mobile phones? $19.00. ‘This special effect lens attaches magnetically to your mobile phone’s camera lens and includes a fashionable strap which you can connect to your phones strapholder. The wide lens will give you a fisheye’s view of the world and your fishy surroundings.’

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Goo goo, ga ga geek.

Baby Keyboard. Listen dude, you’re never too young to start picking up those l33t h4x0r skillz. $59.95. ‘Your little whiz kid will enjoy creating fireworks, making faces, and inflating balloons while learning PC basics. The keyboard straps right over yours and features giant, finger-friendly buttons.’

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Loud n’Clear.

The Walker Clarity portable telephone amplifier. $23.75. ‘Helps high-frequency hearing loss by making words clearer, not just louder.Amplifies incoming calls more than 3 times, features a built-in sound equalizer, compatible with standard and electronic phones, and multi or single line.’

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Sock it to me.

The Enfil Chausse sock and stocking fitter. 62.00. Boggled! [Via Chausse.org] ‘This simple device is very easy to use. It is flexible and can adapt to any size. It is also convenient as you can dismantle it and pack it away in no time….In standing position and supporting yourself with the table edge or the back of a chair, put one foot after the other in the corresponding sock or stocking. It should now slide easily on your leg.’

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Maxi mini.

Maxi Mini. So let me get this straight. A Mini is still a Mini, even when it’s got a whirlpool spa in the back eh? Strange. [Via Mookie] And while we’re at it, you can now bid on eBay to jump the queue and get a new car model before anyone else? It’s too much.

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general August 18, 2004 posted by

Get a life?

Uh-oh. This GamesIndustry report claims that Half Life 2 is only weeks away from release. Very Bad News for the world of work. ‘The first assets for the Half-Life 2 launch are expected to be pre-loaded onto the Steam network in the next 24 hours, with the release date of the game – as yet unconfirmed – thought to be only a few weeks away.’

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general August 17, 2004 posted by

Breakfast is ready!

The 3-in-1 Breakfast Maker. Geek’s delight (I mean, it is designed to make Java after all!). $59.95. ‘The 3 in 1 Breakfast Machine is like having a coffee maker, toaster oven and hard boiled egg maker. Except you’ll save a lot of space and money because it’s all-in-one. The coffee maker is designed to brew 3 perfect cups of java. A top loading steamer cradles 4 eggs. The dual shelf toaster oven is big enough to toast 2 big gooey…

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general August 17, 2004 posted by

Voice me.

Aw, aren’t these the cutest thing? The fact that they’re really cool auto sensing Voice Memo gidgets that automatically play back your 20 second message when someone approaches, only makes them more cute. Awww…! Hey, and they even convert into motion sensing night lights. $75.00. What a shame the two don’t work together though, eh? There’s you sneaking back home very late at night into a pitch black kitchen through the back door. Suddenly fluffy pink thing lights up and…

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