Monthly Archives: October 2006

Gadgets October 6, 2006 posted by

Mood Light Chiller

The Mood Light Chiller gives you that essential LED aroma without which life, liberty and romance just wouldn’t be the same. In my day you’d just chuck another log on the fire…ah well…€199.00.  Use the Mood-Light Chiller to add light to your lifestyle and to special occasions. Using advanced LED technology, the Mood-Light Chiller can illuminate a space in the color you choose and set the mood for the room. In the FUSION mode, there is a display of slowly…

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Gadgets October 6, 2006 posted by

MP3 player keyboard

The Blue Man Group Electronic Keyboard. Something of a quixotic name for a device that looks like a Vogon torture tool, but what the hey. Plug your iPod or other audio player into the slot, and you can mix your own tracks and sounds with the inbuilt synth and the ‘wave hands, make things happen’ tech pods. Could be fun to play and to watch. $79.95.  Play along with the Blue Man Group and turn your MP3 player into a unique musical…

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Gadgets October 6, 2006 posted by

TV Messenger Caller ID

TV Messenger Caller ID. Get one of these, hook it up to your telly and you’ll never have to miss the climax of America’s Top Geek Model again. Even when the better half rings from the garage to say she’s leaving you and taking the XBox. $109.99.  Don’t miss your favorite TV show for an unwanted phone call. When the phone rings the TV Messenger automatically pops up the Caller ID info on the top of the TV screen without…

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Gadgets October 6, 2006 posted by

Deal of the week – Sharp Remote Control Watch – $12.99

Here’s a steal – The Sharp Universal Remote Control Watch for just $12.99 while stocks last.  Control the TV, DVD player, VCR, Cable and satellite equipment without getting off the couch. The digital watch also excels in the ordinary: its functions include an alarm, stopwatch, backlight and day/date display. Water-resistant. Black-matte case. 9 1/4″ man-made strap.

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Bookmark This! October 6, 2006 posted by

Flixn – video everywhere

Flixn. It’s missing a vowel, got a fancy logo type with an orangey dot. Yep it’s another Web 2.0 jobbie. This time it’s a quick and dirty video recording application. Record your stuff with one click, get the code and then post it where you want – myspace, Friendster, Blogger, eBay etc. Gotta say though, it’s just about the best user interface I’ve seen to date with new apps. Clear, clean, uncluttered and very easy to grasp. Well done!  Flixn puts…

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Gadgets October 5, 2006 posted by

USBGear Combo Bluetooth Printer Adapter

The USBGear Combo Bluetooth Printer Adapter can convert both USB and older Centronics parallel port printers to glorious wireless loveliness. So dig out that ancient Epson dot-matrix, dust down the non-existent drivers and start transferring your mobile phone contact lists to paper. You can file the paper in the space the printer was taking up, can’t you? $67.98.  The dual-port USBG-0260 can be plugged into virtually any PC compatible printer to wirelessly network the office. In the home, the Bluetooth…

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Gadgets October 5, 2006 posted by

Cool Feet Laptop Stand

The Cool Feet Laptop Stand. Fried thighs? Gain instant relief with these pocket friendly stick on spacers. Comes with two short and two long feet to ensure perfect laptop ventilation no matter what the weather or location. Next up, oven ready laptop mitts with Teflon coating. Get those keys a-smokin’. £9.99.  The perfect (and portable) companion for your overheated (or overworked) laptop. Simply attach the wonderfully named Cool Feet to the bottom of your laptop and get a perfectly raised laptop that allows…

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Gadgets October 5, 2006 posted by

Ballfinder Scout

The BallFinder Scout finds golf balls. Assuming you’ve lost them, of course. Because if you haven’t lost them, you’re OK aren’t you? You won’t need this at all. Nope. No sirreee. £129.00. [Via Gizmag]  Introducing the worlds FIRST EVER technology driven golf ball finder the BallFinder SCOUT, Its unique technology allows golfers to track and locate lost golf balls out on the course , no more hunting blind in the rough for your ball. Use the Ballfinder SCOUT to find…

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Gadgets October 5, 2006 posted by

SUMiT – had a good day, dear?

SUMiT is a GPS receiver which you hire at ski resorts to let you track your day’s fun. You know, like where you fell over, nearly got whacked by that tree branch, stopped for a crafty drink. That sort of thing. Oh and stuff like your top speed, vertical drop and so on. Expect to pay around £16.50 a day for the privilege of reliving where you nose-surfed into that drift.  SUMiT gives you a fascinating and unique personal insight…

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Free Software October 5, 2006 posted by

Panic Button

Panic Button. A Windows freeware program which makes it super easy for a user to grab an error message screenshot, add a note (i.e. what they were doing at the time it happened) and automatically email it to a pre-configured email address. Designed for those of us who act as unofficial tech support to friends and family. We know who we are, don’t we guys and gals? Of course there are some who’d say ‘you must be crazy if you think…

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Mobile Tech October 5, 2006 posted by

Pinger – voice SMS

Pinger. Very cool mobile application that lets you send voice messages instantly to someone’s cell phone or email without having to make a call. Kind of a cross between push to talk and SMS. The service acts as a central server and notifies the recipient (or group) that there’s a message they need to pick up, which they hear by dialling a special number. The key thing is that it’s super easy to reply, which is very clever. Unfortunately US only at…

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Gadgets October 4, 2006 posted by

SD Card Home Security

Flash Memory Home Security DVR. Uses SD card to record stills or video of your house being robbed. Or your cat yawning. Or whatever. It’s got built in motion detection and comes with a SCART cable to connect up to your Teevee. Oh and did we mention that it’s v cheap at just £39.99? Ah….so now you’re paying attention?  A low cost solution for monitoring your CCTV pictures. This digital video recorder (DVR) uses SD cards to record colour images…

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Gadgets October 4, 2006 posted by

USB DAB radio and recorder

The Trinloc USB Digital Radio & MP3 Recorder. Plug this puppy into your PC’s USB port and you get digital radio reception plus the ability to TiVo your radio with scheduled recordings and all kinds of loverly stuff. Install the DAB Bar software and you’ll also be able to stream the audio via a Slim Devices Squeezebox. Funky monkey! £99.98.  The user interface provides full programme information on the screen, displays text associated with programmes, and gives users the ability to…

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