Monthly Archives: March 2009

Gadgets March 20, 2009 posted by

Roll and Store Rolling Pin – What else would you do with the inside of a rolling pin

So it’s not quite the usual Red Ferret gadget faire, but I couldn’t resist. The Roll and Store Rolling Pin is made of clear acrylic and stores 9 plastic cookie cutters. It’s a 46cm rolling pin with silicone handles and the whole thing is dishwasher safe (except the handles). $AU18. The Roll and Store Pin is a rolling pin like no other. Sure, it’s a fantastic rolling pin but what makes it even cooler is the set of nine fun…

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Roll and Store Rolling Pin – What else would you do with the inside of a rolling pin
Bookmark This! March 20, 2009 posted by

JPEGSnoop – has anyone messed about with that photo?

JPEGSnoop is a handy little freeware utility for examining image files to see if they’ve been tampered with or altered. It also provides a load of additional information including details on the type of editing program used and the quality level the edited JPEG image was saved as. The interface is crude, but all you need to do is scroll to the bottom of the page of results and check out the Assessment section. Nifty piece of software if you’ve ever wondered whether…

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but is it art? March 20, 2009 posted by

Wrap Around Corner Frame – a photo frame that sees around corners

You know all those corners in your house. Those unused corners? Well that’s just wasted photo display space my friend. Hop on over to Photojojo and pick up one of their Wrap Around Corner Frames and let the house-spruicing begin. The frame holds between 7 and 12 pics of various shapes and sizes. Fits any corner (any 90 corner that is) and is made of lacquered wood. $119, or if you blog about it, it’s only $99. Now that’s webby…

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Wrap Around Corner Frame – a photo frame that sees around corners
announcement March 20, 2009 posted by

Winner – we have a winner of the Elite Laser competition

Ta-da, and we have a winner of our fabulous competition to win a super groovy Wicked Lasers Elite Laser. I must say I did enjoy your entries…some of you are very weird, aren’t you? Excellent! Special mentions go to: Ray for the holographics, Jeff (knife throwing, what were you thinking?), Pyro Bob (hmm…time to seek help?), Jake the caffeine dood, Stephan (excellent rock climbing idea) and Tiki God (Pug bowling…hilarious). But in the end, and after exhaustive tests in the…

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hmm..interesting March 20, 2009 posted by

Midomi – search for your fave song by humming or singing to your computer

Midomi is a music search engine with a difference. Instead of just typing in your search term, you can hum it. Yes I know it’s been tried before, but surely this time it could actually work? Er nope. I sang a beautiful rendition of Good Vibrations at it and the first result was something called Ni Una Sola Palabra. Close. What’s worse is the list included Vincent, Starry Starry Night. I know I’ve got a dodgy voice but c’mon guys……

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Gadgets March 19, 2009 posted by

XP5 Portable DJ Controller – rockin’ all over the world…

The EKS XP5 Portable DJ Controller is white with a pretty slider and lots of shiny buttons. Oh and it comes with a touch sensitive control wheel. Plug it in to your laptop and a mixer (it’s USB powered), set up those crazy sounds (man) and rock out. Bundled with the Bison DJ software and compatible with Mac or PC.  €179.00.  XP5 is a lightweight plug-and-play controller – a portable solution for a serious digital age DJ looking for top notch sound and professional…

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diy March 19, 2009 posted by

Kelvin.23 – the ultimate pocket multi-tool for serious DIYers

For one glorious, crazy moment we thought this device was called Kevin, but alas our happiness was short lived. Kelvin.23 is not a bad name though, especially when it describes a device which offers 23 jolly roger useful functions in a pocket sized package. Screwdriver? Check. Spirit level? Check. Hammermagnettapemeasureflashlight? Check. Sweet DIY heaven. £22.95.  So you get 23 functions in one pocket-ready tool that’s as tough as an Icelandic docker, but as versatile as a circus dog. It even…

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Free Software March 19, 2009 posted by

Sweet Home 3D – free interior design software for those instant makeovers

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design program for the Mac, PC and Linux. It ships with a quantity of ready made models which you can drop and position to your heart’s content, and supports community generated plugins for added functionality. Oh, and it’s available in 11 languages. Bueno!  Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview. Tags: freeware, sweet+home+3D, interior+design, open+source

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Gadgets March 19, 2009 posted by

Cube 3 iPod Dock – all in one mini entertainment unit

The Cube 3 is an iPod dock with extras, or it’s a mini entertainment centre with an iPod dock. Whichever way you roll it, it’s got tonnes of features for not much space. It’s got a 7″ 16:9 built-in LCD tele that plays free-to-air digital television (European I think so DVB-T?), it plays DVDs, CDs, has a picture viewer, MP3 player, MP4 player, radio and the piece-de-resistance, the iPod dock which charges and plays. But wait there’s more. It pumps…

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Cube 3 iPod Dock – all in one mini entertainment unit
Gadgets March 19, 2009 posted by

Sonic Cleanse – scrub your face clean with ultrasonics

Sonic Cleanse is a ultrasonic face cleaning system that uses silicone pads and soft vibration to scratch the gunk right out of your pores. See that stuff on the brush near her face? That’s what came out of her pores. No, I can’t back that up, it’s probably just soap. $US19.98. Sonic Cleanse gives you clearer, smoother, softer skin while washing away makeup and everyday residue. Gentle vibration massages face while cleaning and it’s safe for every day use. Features…

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Sonic Cleanse – scrub your face clean with ultrasonics
software March 19, 2009 posted by

Totally Rad Action Mix – changes your photos from drab to fab

Photoshop Actions are like macros for Adobe Photoshop. They allow you to create scripts replicating tasks to take the drudge out of photo retouching. You can make your own of course or download/purchase other people’s actions. The Totally Rad Action Mix is a range of actions published by Boutwell Studios. The actions are geared more towards portrait and wedding photography but you can use them for whatever you wish. It’s far simpler to see what they do by using them…

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Totally Rad Action Mix – changes your photos from drab to fab
Gadgets March 18, 2009 posted by

T4 Red Pedispa – the super comfy foot jacuzzi

This T4 Red Pedispa is a super luxury foot bath with some techno smarts thrown in for good measure. We’re talking three available massage programs for the chair, an adjustable foot rest and a ’revolutionary SaniSmart jet’ for the foot soaking bucket. Just the thing for a relaxing end of day wind-down with hot chocolate and muffin in hand/s. Apart from the price…at $3,500.00.  T 4’s functional and comfortable Red pedicure spa is easy to install, clean and maintain and a…

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Gadgets March 18, 2009 posted by

Wi-Spy 2.4x Spectrum Analyzer – troubleshoot your WiFi network the clever way

The Wi-Spy 2.4x Spectrum Analyzer is an updated version of the old geek favourite network sniffing tool. It’s got improved this and increased that – you don’t really want to know, do you? – and offers recording and playback of of data traces as well as pretty graphs. Ooh pretty graphs. $399.99.  The hardware has been redesigned to increase the frequency and amplitude resolution with an added reverse-polarity SMA adapter. Wi-Spy 2.4x is packaged with a powerful little antenna, so…

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Gadgets March 18, 2009 posted by

Suima Auto Rocking Cradle – rockabye baby, on the power pot…

Suima Auto Rocking Cradle is a cot with an integrated rocking motor. It senses distress signals like crying and starts rocking in a synchronised motion designed to get bubba back to sleep. Click on the videos (baby faces) on the site and you’ll see that it actually seems to work. Hmm…I don’t think we need to say any more really, do we? Not cheap, peeps, at around $4,255.00. [Via]  The Suima does the rocking for you based on an embedded…

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Bizarre March 18, 2009 posted by

Portable Nuclear Power Stations – from the WT…? Dept

You’re kidding right? The Russians used to build portable nuclear power stations and drive them around the country? That is just too freaky for words. And they stopped using them after Chernobyl happened? No kidding? Flabbergasted!  Not many know, but Russian engineers have constructed the mobile nuclear power plants that were sucessfully used in distant parts of Russia. Those were small sized self moving fully functional atomic power plants with a small reactor inside. Just imagine, small nuclear power plants…

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