Monthly Archives: November 2004

general November 5, 2004 posted by

Pontiki.

Pontiki. You want cute? We got cute? You want trivial? We got it. You want weird Japanese toy-thing….? ‘Pontiki pods are colorful geometric shapes that connect to other shapes. Mini parts are stored inside and can be used as eyes, hands, feet, mouth, or whatever you decide. With unlimited possibilities the combinations are endless! (Basically that means you can distract yourself from what you’re supposed to be doing for quite a while.)

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Gadget search.

Gadgets.com – a search engine for gadgets. Inevitable I suppose. And who knows, maybe even useful? ‘Results ranking is based on search relevancy and price…searching over 304,937 products…Please note: Current site is powered by the alpha version of MAVbot…’

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Astro TV.

The RCA Astro TV. $499.00. How delicious is it that only now, as we are deluged with an increasingly fabulous selection of top quality reality TV programming, do we see new and innovative retro styling for modern televisual receivers? Answers on an airline barf bag to… ‘The RCA Astro TV is modeled after its famous counterpart from the 1950s, with impressive attention to every detail including that classic swivel. Despite its nostalgic feel, it has all the modern functionality you’d…

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Sounds like crashing cymbals.

Sound Activated EL cable. $27.95. Hmm…I can’t think of anything guaranteed to improve our driving habits more than sound activated electroluminescent wire that ‘flashes to the rhythm of the music’. I mean we really really need another excuse not to look at the road, don’t we? ‘In the MUSIC mode, a built-in microphone picks up music from your car stereo and modulates the EL wire with the rhythm and beat of the music! There is even a slide control for…

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Top tip.

I’m astonished that one of the coolest things about the LG VX-4500 handset is barely mentioned in most of the blurb – the fact that it has a tip calculator. Put in your restaurant bill, the tip percentage you want to pay and how many people there are in your party and the phone comes up with the total to pay, and what each share should be. Every phone should have this as standard!

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general November 4, 2004 posted by

Wizard.

Handheld Vibrating Pinball console. $24.95.Tilt! ‘Vibrating Pinball plays like a genuine arcade pinball machine! Gives you four-flipper fun, realistic sound effects, flashing LED lights and an exciting vibrating response to bumper-play. Catch the action on the realistic LCD screen and get an extra ball for every 10,000 points scored.’

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TCS-CAM II.

The TCS-CAM II. Around €490.00. [Thanks Colin!] ‘TCS-CAM II is GSM and GPRS. using GPRS it can send images in UDP packets to any server in the internet. These images can be retrieved from any computer or hand-held device or telephone…The same pictures can be seen on any mobile phone or hand-held device of the new generation, with colour LCD…Images are sent by the camera in GPRS over the internet (for a cost of about 5 cents each picture compared…

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Pavio to go.

I’ve got to say that the Pavio Digital Theatre looks pretty cool, in a ‘we’ve tried to cover all the angles’ kind of way. 30GB hard drive, SD, CF card and USB 2.0 support and MP3 too! $699.95. PAVIO with the TV Tuner Cradle records up to 30 hours of TV programs and movies directly from a TV, VCR, DVD, cable/satellite tuner. NEVER MISS A SHOW AGAIN! The Tuner will always remain connected, while the light weight PAVIO is ready…

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Yo-Yo, ma!

The Duncan Cold Fusion Yo-Yo. Seriously funky. I mean it’s got brake pads for goodness sake! £56.82. Oh and the spin tops look pretty cool too. ‘The Cold Fusion Yo-Yo, made of aircraft-grade aluminum and featuring a ball-bearing axle, is one of the longest spinning yo-yos in the world. Holder of previous World Records for spin time, the Cold Fusion is capable of spin times over 10 minutes! The Cold Fusion uses a special, high-speed ball bearing, and features Brake…

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BlogFlix.

BlogFlix. Interesting idea, still needs a bit of work though (especially in saving and using). ‘Welcome to BlogFlix, a new online service for creating and deploying moving pictures in blogs and webpages. As a web-based tool, BlogFlix brings pages to life with videos and video-like photo effects. You don’t have to own a video camera to use BlogFlix.’

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Word.

Now that Mr B. has been voted in for another term, I would like to gently suggest that we all invest time in downloading Pablo Mendigochea’s free Bible Player for the iPod. It may…ahem…come in useful. ‘The ultimate audio Bible – Read and listen to the Bible on your iPod! Now you can take God’s Word with you anywhere you go. Using iPod’s ‘Notes’ feature, you can read and hear the Bible on your iPod. Each book is logically organized…

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Make sense?

BidCents. An auction service which donates cash to buyers out of the loving goodness of its heart? Really? ‘BUYERS: We PAY YOU CASH 2% Rebates to buy here! Get 2% of your Winning Bid back in cash for your next buy. For example, win a $100 item and we will put 200 BidCents ($2 cash) into your account. Use it to pay for future buys, any time within 12 months.’

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general November 3, 2004 posted by

Swiss cheese.

Swiss Army Pen. I guess an army that doesn’t have an awful lot to do most of the time needs a diversion. So why not invent lots of interesting ways to hide nail files safely and securely? $50.00. ‘From its powerful, integrated flashlight to its gravity-defying ink cartridge that allows you to write on wet surfaces and in sub-zero temperatures, the Swiss Army pen fuses traditional Swiss design elements with modern innovation. Water-resistant, surgical stainless steel casing is modeled after…

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Crish crash!

The R/C Regenerator. So how do you stop tears on Boxing Day? Get ’em a radio controlled car that re-builds itself after crashing into walls. Then find something nice for the kids. £40.00. ‘When you crash it into something it rebuilds itself – yes that’s right it sustains the damage and then, at the touch of a button, pieces itself back together. In one state of devastation the door even appears to fall off. And what’s even better is that…

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Amplitastic!

The Electronluv 75 TL Amplifier looks so good I almost wish it was made of strawberry cheesecake. No idea of price, or even if these lovelies are for sale, but who cares? [Thanks Tom]

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