Monthly Archives: August 2006

Gadgets August 16, 2006 posted by

Sonic Boom for PSP.

The Gear4 SonicBoom Speaker System for Playstation Portable. Try saying that with a mouthful of marbles. The PSP gets some sound boosting, sub-woofer, high definition love. Well OK, a bit of 2.4W per channel and ActiveBass love. £49.99.  Bring your music, games and movies to life with the SonicBoom – a compact 2.1 stereo speaker system that delivers a truly awesome audio experience for your PSP or other MP3 players. With two speakers and a powerful sub-woofer, break the gaming sound…

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Gadgets August 16, 2006 posted by

WiFi Digital Photo Frame.

The PhotoVu WiFi Digital Photo Frame. You know you’re getting old when the digital photo frames start getting bigger and cheaper. This one’s 19” for $1199.00, which ain’t bad. 1280×1024, 24 bit colour TFT, WiFi and Ethernet enabled, Windows, Mac, Linux support and can take a USB removable hard drive. Not too shabby. We’ve just been testing a plain vanilla 8 inch photo viewer (£149.95) and have decided that this will be the year of the digital frame Xmas gift.  PhotoVu leads the industry in WiFi…

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Free Software August 16, 2006 posted by

CLEO – simple way to install Firefox extensions.

The rather gorgeous CompactLibraryExtensionOrganiser or CLEO, lets you bundle up all your Firefox extensions into a single xpi file which can be installed in one go. It’s a great way to backup and restore your whole extension list when you move machines, and also a cool way to distribute extensions to Firefox newbies or anyone else for that matter. As proof, here’s the download link to my Top 10 Firefox Extensions file. Download it, unzip and install my faves all…

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Gadgets August 16, 2006 posted by

Gadget liquidation sale.

The good folk at Siegler & Co have asked me to let you all know that they’re moving on out of the business and having a liquidation sale of their groovy gadgets and memorabilia. Apparently it’s an everything must go up to 80% off type of deal, so it could be worthwhile moseying on over to sniff out any bargains like these Big Eye Ship Binoculars. It’s a shame, they sold some really cool retro gadget stuff in their time. Ah well…all…

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Gadgets August 15, 2006 posted by

USB Bluetooth Hub.

The USB Bluetooth Hub. Neat little USB 2.0 three port hub which also doubles up as a Bluetooth dongle to add Bluetooth capabilities to your PC. Useful if you need to communicate between your computer and mobile phone for instance. $19.00.  USB Bluetooth Hub is not only an ordinary hub, but also a Bluetooth dongle at the same time. You can connect any other USB devices with the 3-port hub and interact with Bluetooth devices by its Bluetooth function. You…

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Gadgets August 15, 2006 posted by

Remote Control Cat Toy.

Ooh look, a Remote Control Cat Toy that actually looks like a mouse. A fake plastic, strange coloured one to be sure, but nothing a bit of smeared catnip won’t cure. And joy of joys, the remote controller looks like a Big Mac. Supersize me, kitty. OK enough with the banter, hand over the $19.99 and the cat gets it. [er…shouldn’t that be or the cat gets it…? – Ed]. [Via The Raw Feed]  Use the included remote to put…

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Gadgets August 15, 2006 posted by

Aromatherapy Travel Pillow.

The Aromatherapy Travel Pillow. Just stick some essential oil of lavender or whatever into the slots and this ‘aroma snoozer’ will gently waft you to sleep like a little lamb. Lamb, lamb. Not lamp. Pah, ignorant dolts! $9.95.  An aromatherapy shoulder pillow like this one, is ideal for relaxing wherever you are, so even if you’re not travelling, you can use the Aroma Snoozer at home in conjunction with your favourite aromatherapy products as a pillow to help alleviate neck pain and discomfort….

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Gadgets August 15, 2006 posted by

Media playing fun.

The QCOX PMP. A media player. Korean. Aw man, all the other sites are soooo much better at this gadget stuff than we are. We just like the pretty pictures. Anyway it’s got a 4.3” LCD screen, speakers and stuff. And maybe even a camera and FM radio function. But justlookatthat slick dial. Sweet.

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Free Software August 15, 2006 posted by

Bubbles.

Bubbles. No, not Michael Jackson’s chimp friend, but a free application which gives you a system tray on steroids. Minimise web sites to it, drag photos there to upload to Flickr and view notification bubbles from online applications like Google Calendar and Yahoo! Mail. My system tray would explode if I stuffed anything more onto it, but still, sounds like a useful app.   * Keep your favorite web-sites a click away, on the system-tray. * Enjoy new features in existing web-sites with Smart-Bubbles. * Enhance…

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Fun & Games August 15, 2006 posted by

Hellooo Kitty…

Convert yourself into an instant icon with the Hello Kitty Disguise Kit. Someone will love ya for it. And think of the money you’ll save by not having to buy any more pink gadgets for a while. $18.00.

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huh..? August 15, 2006 posted by

Paris Hilton s-s-s-sings?

WHAT? Paris Hilton has made an album? Oh my good gravy, what is going on? You can listen to the whole sorry mess here. “I’m the kind of girl who likes to tell you what I want in life, I get right up in your face….” Well I suppose it’s marginally better than staying in one of their hotels.  On the album Paris has worked with a bunch of successful people like Scott Storch, who has worked with 50 Cent, Beyonc√©…

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Gadgets August 14, 2006 posted by

Key Card Door Alarm.

Key Card Door Alarm. Er..it’s a toy, but it’s a useful toy. So say ThinkGeek, and who are we to argue? It differs from ordinary boring door alarms because it keeps a time stamp of when the lock was breached. Up to four time stamps actually. Which means that you can find out exactly when your pesky brother entered your bedroom to steal time on your World of Warcraft again, and nail him better than…than…a really good fictional cop on…

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Gadgets August 14, 2006 posted by

16 device LCD remote control.

The 16 Device Universal LCD Remote Control. Uh-huh, you can program this puppy to control up to 16 of your devices. Of course if you have 16 said devices, you might want to start asking yourself serious questions about the extent of your gadget addiction, but anyhoo, here it is in all its glory. Just for you. And your devices. All of them. A$79.95. [Thanks Allen]  Not only does this remote control up to 16 devices, it uses LCD touch…

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diy August 14, 2006 posted by

DIY Mobile Phone Mouse.

The NokiaMouse. Some mods are just too weird to comment on, know what we mean? This one takes a common or garden mobile handset and turns it into a computer mouse. Huh? Now where did I put that ‘too much time on his hands’ tag? [Via Slashdot]  If I had a mouse with me at all times that would be amazing. So, the NokiaMouse was born. Most phones now have a camera and can run Java, there is no reason…

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opinion piece August 14, 2006 posted by

Top 5 differences between the Sony mylo and Nokia 770…

…and why they matter. The Sony marketing machine swept into action last week with the announcement of the new mylo personal communicator. The big deal is its WiFi and Skype capabilities, which many are claiming will make it a ground breaking product. Not everyone has bought into it, though, as Alice shows on her blog. And to be honest I have to agree. It’s a typical Sony lifestyle play without a lot of strategic marketing thought. In contrast I’ve been playing with…

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