Monthly Archives: November 2004

general November 11, 2004 posted by

Freaky folds.

Crease Pattern. Fabulous free Origami designs on offer, like this stunning duck. Warning, this stuff looks advanced. As in ‘how the…’?

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general November 11, 2004 posted by

Telecom towers.

Interesting, albeit long, keynote speech from British Telecom chief Ben Vervaayen. Worth reading if you want to get an idea of how Big Telco Corp views the 21st century business arena. What’s not that impressive is how he almost totally ignores the social impact of 21st century globalisation. Corporate Social Responsibility anyone?

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

The wind whispers….Mary!

One breath, two views. In the blue corner, the Envirascape Tranquil Chimes with alarm clock. $18.99. ‘An alarm clock and wind chime in one. A gentle fan breeze activates the soothing chimes. Set the alarm clock to wake to either soothing chimes or alerting beep. Personalize the chiming frequency with adjustable controls. Creates a peaceful and harmonious environment with everchanging tones’ In the red corner, the geeks. ‘The basic idea is that we have accelerometers being blown in the wind…

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

The King lives.

The Coleman King Cobra Lantern Radio TV. $89.95. The King would like you all to know that what he can’t handle, ain’t worth handling. Now or in the future. So deal with it! ‘Incandescent bulb – Double fluorescent tubes – 5″ Black / White TV screen – AM / FM Radio – Weather band – 3 position light switch – Flexible neck – Emergency siren’

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Fore! Warned!

The Voice Recording Golf Ball Display Case. $75.00. Now tell me sir – for the love of all that’s precious – why would you want to stick a talking golf ball display case up on any wall of your dwelling in this life or the next? No, don’t avert your eyes in that evasive manner, answer me truthfully. Hah! Thought so! Better still, tell me honestly who came up with this shudderingly exciting idea in the first place? And have…

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

Spongclock.

OK, I’ve got to admit that I don’t *get* SpongeBob at all. Nope sirree. But there are peeps, I believe, who do. So for all you…ahem…folks here’s his very own splash proof Shower Radio with hanging PVC curtain. Hey, leave the square blob a shred of dignity OK? $23.99.

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

Wind in the Pillows.

The Street Sleeper. For a mere £250 why not rent a chauffeur driven four poster bed for a tour of London, or better yet to collect the bride and groom from that posh wedding church? Based on a Volkswagen Variant with a top speed of 69mph. The original snooze cruise, eh? ‘Hidden under the duvet are conventional controls, however, a fixed seat position required an adjustable pedal assembly. The fuel tank is replenished via a hot water bottle at the…

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

Bbrrrrriiiiinnnngggg!

The Iron Door Bell. €25.90. Go on, admit it. You’ve always secretly wanted to own a twisty little door bell thingy like in those old 40’s movies. The ones that the cops had to ttrring several times before the beautiful blonde suspect would saunter to the door in her flimsy white negligee. No? Well sucks to you. ‘This is really what used to be a corridor bell, as it was originally used for flats in apartment blocks. But the neat…

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

Swing the LED.

The RAM LED Belt Watch has a black face. You’d think it’d be a red face from doing all those jobs at once – like telling time and lighting the way – but no, it’s black. Pitch. As in $19.99.

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general November 10, 2004 posted by

Countdown to Xmas?

I’m a little konfused. The Nec E616V 3G handset for £30.00 ($16.22) with no contract, no line rental and free next working day delivery? Wassdacatch, Jack, ’cause surely we’re down to Cornflake packet pricing hereabouts? ‘The feature-rich NEC: In addition to person-to-person video, this compact model offers audio and video streaming, video recording and playback and a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) for location-enabled services. Internet browsing via the 3 portal is available through a dedicated “3” key and front…

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general November 9, 2004 posted by

Digital Godzilla.

I agree completely with Tom on this. I don’t care what it does, but this ‘ere Aaton Cantar-X sure looks the part. Exactly what part I’m not sure, but it’s definitely a part. A great big, Alien vs Predator, Feeling Lucky Punk?, I’ll Be Back kind of part. Oh, it’s a portable digital audio recorder you say? With built in 120GB hard disk and DVD burner? For £10,000? Ahh… ‘Every detail of Cantar has been honed to perfection to make…

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general November 9, 2004 posted by

Table player.

The Audiopad. ‘Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table.’

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Sound n’Vision.

The Singing Machine SMVG-600 Karaoke Vision. $99.99. With built-in video camera. Because the world desperately needs more narcissistic wannabes. Honest! ‘So, you’re looking to be the next Britney or Justin? Look know further, Singing Machine has the original MTV KaraokeVision with built-in video camera. This portable home karaoke machine with tray load CDG and 5.5 inch monitor will allow you to sing-along with on-screen lyrics to your favorite songs. Savor your performance by hooking up your karaoke machine to your…

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general November 9, 2004 posted by

The Ize have it!

The Nite Ize Lite Ride. Around $5.00. Great for catching up on that cool comic in rush hour traffic. OK, just kidding. Don’t you dare go out and endanger the lives of gentle, fun loving Hummer drivers by doing this children. Or you’ll be hearing from my Aunty Flo! ‘The Lite Ride turns a mini-flashlight into a versatile bike light! It stretches to fit most mini-flashlights and any size bicycle handlebar…Friction wrap design creates a secure, non-slip support. Light can…

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general November 9, 2004 posted by

Flay it alive!

SkinIT. Got device? Bored with brushed chrome? Then get skinned. Not just PDAs and phones, but even TiVo and satellite radios. Versatile is we. Around $5.99 or so. ‘The new www.SkinIt.com superstore targets a broad audience of portable electronic consumers interested in changing the physical appearance of their devices through the use of adhesive vinyl “skins”. SkinIt “skins” are manufactured utilizing professional grade vinyl, which is printed through a professional 6-color process with vibrant and sharp designs. The skin is…

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