Monthly Archives: April 2005

Gadgets April 12, 2005 posted by

Travel light.

The Time Traveller Jet Lag Recovery System. $299.00 complete with a ‘body clock calculator’, LED lamp and ‘light blocking glasses’ for the light avoidance phase.  The Time Traveler employs revolutionary white light emitting diode (LED) technology, resulting in an astonishingly bright light delivery system that is extremely compact, lightweight, and durable. Another breakthrough feature is the built-in “Body-Clock Calculator,” which uses simple inputs to determine customized light therapy times for Jet Lag.

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hardware April 12, 2005 posted by

Q-Bike.

The Q-Bike. Around $249.95. Penny for your thoughts…?  Q-Bike is designed to provide a cruise-comfort riding experience with a statement on the elegant of the 1870’s Italian classical “Hi Bike” look. When it comes down to performance, Q-Bike delivers the power and speed of any modern bicycle you ride today. This is done through the Q-Bike’s front wheel-drive chainless technology built for power riding. Chainless also means no more greasy chain to oil and mess with.

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Recommended April 12, 2005 posted by

Sharks at play.

“G’day Bruce, wassat then?” “It’s a Shark Shield, mate.” “Great. Uh…reckon it’ll look bonzer once you manage to find some water.”  Shark Shield creates a unique protective electrical field around the user, which is detected through receptors located on the snouts of sharks. The field causes intense discomfort to the shark, resulting in them leaving the area. This technology does not affect any other marine life. It has no known harmful effects on the wearer or the shark.

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Gadgets April 12, 2005 posted by

Alarming decisions.

The Alarm Clock Decision Maker. £24.95. It’s a desktop clock. With a decision maker attached, just in case you get confused. Is that the time or isn’t it? Should I throw the dart or not? Am I a dork for having paid good money for this strangely useless device?  Sling your arrows straight and true into the target and it’ll provide you with all the answers to life’s little quandaries… Not only will this alarm clock wake you with a earth-shaking wail each morning,…

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Bookmark This! April 12, 2005 posted by

Online breathalyzer.

The Online Breathalyzer. First, locate your computer…   Enter in a type of drink and the number of those drinks consumed, then press “Add”. If your drink isn’t listed, you can manually enter the alcohol level and size of glass (metric converter) instead of choosing a drink from the list. Continue with each type of drink you consumed throughout the night. If you make a mistake, press “Clear all drinks” and start over.

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Gadgets April 11, 2005 posted by

Harry the horologist.

The Harry Winston Opus 5. It’s a watch in the same way that Big Ben is a clock, know what I mean? Check out the visuals if you don’t believe. Limited edition (100 pieces in platinum or pink gold, with or without diamonds), water resistant to 30 meters, power reserve and service indicators, and a unique ‘satellite hour’ display. Oh and of course, if Sir has to ask… [via]

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Awesome April 11, 2005 posted by

Retro phone clone.

The 1884 Ericsson Trade Mark Telephone. $59.95. This is one cool looking repro phone, complete with last number redial too. But why oh why do they keep installing push button dials, eh? Tsk. Still…”Hello, hello? Operator? Get me Sam Linklater at the Daily Bugle.”  Not only did Lars Magnus Ericsson invent this incredible telephone in 1884, he constructed each and every one of them with his very own hands…The “Trade Mark” phone broke ground by being one of the first truly…

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Gadgets April 11, 2005 posted by

Rack ’em up, hippy!

The Motion Lava Lamp CD Rack. $29.95. You’ve gotta love your CDs man, and store them with respect. But don’t mention heat warping from the hot oil, right?  The Motion Lava Lamp CD Rack is a hypnotic lava lamp and CD rack in one. It takes between two and three hours for it to fully warm-up, but then sit back, relax and enjoy the movement and flow of the “blob” inside the lamp. The lava lamp contains yellow wax within…

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cool tech April 11, 2005 posted by

Super Fast Pizza.

Super Fast Pizza. Geek heaven. The ovens are in the trucks, see? Is that clever or what? From the ‘why didn’t they think of this before’, dept?  Our high-tech Mobile Kitchens are licensed restaurants. We outfit them with Custom Ovens that can cook your pizza at a speedy 600 degrees. Our Mobile Pizza Kitchens utilize the latest in wireless internet technology, and produce enough electricity to power your home. (And they look pretty sporty too!) Remember, we cook your pizza…

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diy April 11, 2005 posted by

Skin it, baby!

Make Your Own Gadget Skin. Download the free PDF template for your gadget, create yer design and upload the results to the Custom Skin section of the site to order. $14.99.    Download the template you want and then get ready to begin creating. After template is downloaded simply open the attached text file and follow the step by step instructions. Its fun and easy…

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but is it art? April 11, 2005 posted by

Ambient TV.

The Color Light DVD. Use this DVD to turn your television into something infinitely more useful than a reality show barf-box – a table lamp. $22.00.  But to use your TV for background lighting we have just the thing. The Color Light DVD is a disc that will transition your TV through the entire color spectrum over about a 20-minute time span. You can pause on a specific color to provide a certain kind of background light or set a…

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software April 11, 2005 posted by

Pocket Mac for PSP

PocketMac for PSP. Psst…wanna sync your Sony PSP to yer Apple Mac? You know, to shuffle your contacts, music and photos back and forth? Well now you can. For $9.95 excluding cable.  PocketMac For PSP, the original Mac-To-PSP Sync Solution… Now you can sync your Playstation Portable with your Mac. PocketMac For PSP is the first program to allow Mac users to sync their contacts, music & photos from their Mac to their PSP. And it’s fully integrated with iSync…

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cool tech April 11, 2005 posted by

Roll yer own maps.

Using Google Maps tech, the folk at mygmaps.com have come up with a simple, free tool to create your own annotated maps (a la Engadget), using addresses or lat/long co-ordinates if you want. Terribly funky tech at its finest. Test only at the moment and there’s a limit of 10 maps.  

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opinion piece April 10, 2005 posted by

Welcome!

Welcome to the Red Ferret Journal – tantalisingly tasteful, tacky and taut tech trivia. So, what’s all the fuss about Flickr? I mean it works as advertised and provides a bunch of neat tools, but is it really worth $60.00 a year for a bit of a one dimensional photo organiser tool? I don’t really get it.

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