Monthly Archives: October 2007

Gadgets October 11, 2007 posted by

Eco-Powered Turntable – silent, twirly and just a bit twee

The Eco-Powered Turntable operates on ambient room light. No batteries or other power source needed. So at last, near perpetual motion for your pretty little collectibles and knicknacks etc. Heck, if you’ve got time why not use it to stir your coffee too? (yeah well good luck with that). $15.90.  It’s powered by the Natural Room Light, No Battery is required, Environmental Protection. It can operate under normal room light environment. With THREE Directions Selections and Silent Motor design. Just display…

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Gadgets October 11, 2007 posted by

Pet Finder – find your pet and deafen the poor thing while you’re at it…

The Pet Finder is a simple but effective gizmo for locating your pet animal, be it hiding in the attic or prowling in the bushes. Just attach tag to moggy, press corresponding colour button on the remote and the 85db beep will instantly tell you where it is, wake up the whole neighbourhood and frighten the poor thing half to death. There, now that’s a fun occupation isn’t it? Range is about 20 metres (probably less if you’re a bit…

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Digital Private Eye – motion sensing camera and recorder pretends to be IR gadget

The Digital Private Eye is a motion sensing video camera and time-lapse recorder housed in a neat white box that looks almost, but not quite, like a standard IR sensor for switching on your lights automatically. It uses a rechargeable 9V battery, comes with a handy SD card slot and can store up to 30,000 images on a single 1 GB card. That should be more than enough to record your neighbour’s cat wrecking your Petunias at midnight. $149.64.   Being…

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IC-TG900 Car Audio GPS Game System – Jack of all trades and master…?

The IC-TG9000 Car Audio system incorporates an MP3/DVD/Divx player, in-built GPS navigation with SD card slot for maps, a games function, 4 inch screen, Bluetooth hands-free calling, AM/FM radio, 4x50W output and a credit card sized remote control. Phew! £449.99 says you’re going to need to start sleeping in your car at nights to get the most out of this puppy. P.S. The white model on the site is a new prototype design concept.  It’s finally here… A car audio unit that…

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cool tech October 11, 2007 posted by

Nimbuzz – super slick do-it-all chat and VoIP program for mobile and PC

Nimbuzz. I’ve been playing around with this new Dutch chat and VoIP freeware for a few days now and it’s pretty cool. What’s extra special goody gumdrops neat is a) the fact that it’s a Java app, so runs on just about every handset out there and b) the wide range of services it copes with. You can chat with your Skype, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM and Google Talk buddies on your mobile phone and make voice calls to MSN and Google…

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Bookmark This! October 11, 2007 posted by

Picspay – get paid for uploading your photos

Picspay is a new Malaysian based service that actually pays you (via Paypal) for uploading and storing your photos on their servers. Yep, weird huh? Clearly they’re hoping for enough Adsense moolah to cover the bandwidth and disk space costs. It’s a bold – some would perhaps say even foolish – move and we can just wait and see how it goes. Oh..and no adult material!  How much can I earn? It greatly depends on how many unique page views you receive, if…

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but is it art? October 10, 2007 posted by

Duevel Planets Speakers – omni directional music of the spheres

Duevel Planets Hi-Fi Speakers. The little silver orbs – planets, geddit? – apparently spread the sound around the whole room, hence the 360 degree omni-directional marketing blurb. Does this mean surround sound is dead? Probably not. Do we suggest you upgrade your $50.00 BlowHard speakers tomorrow morning? Probably not. Unless you have £1295.00 hanging around in a cookie jar somewhere.  The Planets feature a specialty short horn tweeter, high efficiency woofer and advanced crossover that surpasses anything from traditional audio…

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Bob Screentime Controller – restrict your family’s fun and laugh at their angry response

Bob Screentime Controller. Plug entertainment device into dear Robert via the lockable box, set up viewing periods for up to 6 users (bad luck if you’ve got a larger family) and hand each victim their personal PIN code to access said device. Device shuts off automatically once allotted time has expired. Meanwhile you can retreat to private parent’s den to enjoy illicit XBox, web surfing and Desperate Housewives as needed. Oh such is the joy of parenthood. $99.00.  BOB puts parents back in control…

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general October 10, 2007 posted by

USB Chocolate MP3 Player – a very small music machine indeed

The USB Chocolate MP3 Player is small. Very small indeed. So tiny in fact that you may lose it in amongst your favourite Mahjong set. So beware playful platypus, or your eyes may become wet with the tears of your inconsolable disappointment. $39.00.  This USB Chocolate MP3 Player (2GB) is a fashionable and stylish MP3 Player. It only has 12g. You are convenience to bring it anywhere and listen your favourite music anywhere!

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Gadgets October 10, 2007 posted by

Cam Buddy Dinosaur Plush Webcam – cute, sickly, sweetums tech

Cam Buddy Dinosaur Plush Webcam. Outright winner of our nauseatingly cute USB product of the week, this little critter is guaranteed to keep everyone in the family away from the computer for extended periods at a time. In fact you might call it the perfect security device. Anyway, all together now – awwwwww….. $9.99.  Cam Buddy allows you to enable video chat with your friends via MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger. With built in microphone that lets you chat all…

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Gadgets October 10, 2007 posted by

Sound Asleep Pillow – shhh….

The Sound Asleep Pillow has a hollow fibre filling into which has been stuffed a pillow. No, sorry. Um…a speaker. Yep. A speaker. Just plug your music player into the socket and lie back and think of Robin Gibb. Or something. £20.00.  This unique product requires no headphones as there is a speaker built inside pillow. More comfortable than headphones with the soft hollowfibre filling, you cannot feel the speaker inside. It’s ideal, as only you can hear your personal…

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Computer SnoopTek Stick – the ultimate snooping device

The Computer SnoopTek Stick is the ultimate clandestine snooping device. Insert the thing into a USB port on the machine you want to monitor or control, run the install and 60 seconds later unplug and walk away. From then on you’ve got access to that machine from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. And good luck to you, sir or madam. $79.95.   Monitor both sides of IM conversations in real time or tell Snoop-It Stick to display…

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Fun & Games October 10, 2007 posted by

Nothing – the gift that shows you care

Nothing. For the person who has everything. A$12.95. Priceless.  That little clear ball is packed with A-grade, first-quality, five-star Nothing. Like the packaging says, the Gift of Nothing is for “the person who has everything”. Now, when you ask, “what would you like for your birthday/Christmas/[insert occasion here]?” and they say “Nothing” – you can finally give it to them! Tags: nothing, gift

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Bookmark This! October 10, 2007 posted by

Mojopac Freedom – carry anywhere computing goes freeware

Hey, so Mojopac Freedom is the new free version of Mojopac, the USB virtual desktop computing software. Once installed, it transforms any USB enabled device – iPod, hard disk, USB flash key, whatever – into a desktop computer environment. Just plug the device into any Windows XP (soon Vista) PC and you’ll have your desktop available just as if you were at home on your own computer. We’ve talked about it before, and even gave it our Product of the Year award, and now it’s…

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cool tech October 9, 2007 posted by

RM Asus miniBook PC – 169.00, 1kg, 3G student computer to go

The RM Asus miniBook is smaller than an A5 pad, weighs less than 1kg, has a 7 inch screen and integrated webcam…wait…it’s an eee PC, isn’t it? With another badge and a student focus? Anyhoo, it costs a paltry £169.00 for the base 2 GB solid drive model and is available from next month. We’re strangely attracted to it’s charms (especially with the optional 3G module, although 2.5 hours battery life is pretty poor).  The RM Asus miniBook is the perfect choice…

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