Monthly Archives: February 2010

Gadgets February 19, 2010 posted by

eScale Luggage Scale – don’t get caught carrying heavy

The eScale Luggage Scale should protect you from those malicious airline over-weight charges. Especially if you deliberately forget to pack the wholesale pack of summer sun-screen on the trip to Helsinki. $30.00. Small price to pay for peace of mind.  The eScale Luggage Scale is the perfect light weight travel accessory that helps you save on airline’s overweight fees Tags: gadget, escale+luggage+scale

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Gadgets February 19, 2010 posted by

Faux Security Panning Camera – motion detecting fake makes it scary surveillance

This Faux Security Panning Camera comes with a nice red flashing LED and motion sensor, and will swivel menacingly when it detects anyone in the vicinity. What it really needs of course is a disembodied voice booming out from a speaker to really scare the bits out of your visitors. “Intruder detected…terminate…” $59.95.  The camera has a blinking LED to indicate “operation” and a motion detector that senses movement, causing the camera to pan back and forth and creating the impression…

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Awesome February 19, 2010 posted by

Top 7 Free Flash Game Sites on the Web – your browser made awesome

Here’s our list of the Top 7 Free Flash Game Sites on the Web. You won’t need more than this to last one lifetime. Armor Games. Eight categories, massive selection of games. Adverts! Kongregate. 25,000 games, no life! (try Upgrade…hilarious) Miniclip. Shockwave veteran, 450 top class (really!) games. (e.g. Fast Car Frenzy!) PopCap. Online selection of their fiendishly addictive downloadable games. (e.g. the life changing Peggle). Friv. 250 games including the horrible little time-waster Demolition City 2). Navigation system is tricky though. Newgrounds.  Slick,…

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announcement February 19, 2010 posted by

The Red Ferret Water Cooler – new free forum area

Yo! We’ve just introduced a new Red Ferret Forum area powered by Slinkset.com as an experiment. It’s like Reddit, with voting and everything, but designed for our own readers and users to submit stuff. We figure you may want to use it to post news, ask questions, chat about stuff and submit press releases on new products. If we see something cool on there, we’ll feature it on the main pages, so it could be useful. It’s an experiment because…

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Bizarre February 19, 2010 posted by

Magic 8 Ball Gaming Chair – Disguised furniture

In my experience the Magic 8 Ball was supposed to answer all sorts of silly, life-altering questions. The only magic this Magic 8 Ball Gaming Chair is capable of is keeping your feet or bum off the ground. It’s inflatable, has an 8 on the outside, and you can choose from number 9 or 11 inside. The top (or is it the bottom) zips off to become a seat or you can just leave it as it is, kick back…

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Magic 8 Ball Gaming Chair – Disguised furniture
Bookmark This! February 19, 2010 posted by

TuneGlue – Explore the roots of your music

TuneGlue is a very nifty, very fun music relationship explorer. Put in a band, or musician and TuneGlue will create a constellation of influences and relationships. You can drag them around, expand their influences and relationships, lock them in place and even view the artist’s collection on Amazon (this wouldn’t work for me). Bigger bands have links to news and their website. Lots of fun. Tags: tuneglue, music+relationship+explorer, music+mind+map

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TuneGlue – Explore the roots of your music
Bookmark This! February 19, 2010 posted by

Rainmeter – the free desktop customiser for Windows

Rainmeter is a freeware Windows desktop customisation tool, which also appears to exist as a resource meter tool. This strange dual life doesn’t seem to have hurt it though, and both versions seem to be thriving. There’s a huge library of skins available, and you can tweak the information it puts on your desktop to your heart’s content, y’know stuff like CPU, memory use, application launcher, weather etc etc. The good news is it installs quickly and cleanly, the less…

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Gadgets February 19, 2010 posted by

Alessi La Via Lattea – Very serious cheese knife set

Being married to a cheese geek, who also happens to be a biologist I couldn’t go past this set of Alessi cheese knives packaged in what looks to be an autopsy kit. The La Via Lattea set has a knife for hard cheese, a knife for medium/soft cheese and a knife/spreader. I guess the last pocket is for your tasting notes. Like everything Alessi though, it’s a little pricey. 192 from their online shop. Set of soft cheese knives composed…

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Alessi La Via Lattea – Very serious cheese knife set
Bookmark This! February 19, 2010 posted by

Voxengo Custom Drum Track Service – got a song, need a drummer?

So you’ve written that killer song, got it all down in the bedroom studio, but it’s missing one crucial thing. A killer drum track. Fear not intrepid producer, for the Voxengo Custom Drum Track Service will speed to your aid. For just $69.95 (with a money back guarantee) you can have a professionally recorded drum track for your song, returned within 7 days. Preview and approve the MP3 mix track result, then download the full unprocessed wav for your pleasure. Clever.  As…

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Awesome February 19, 2010 posted by

Aiptek PenCam HD Trio – Awesome highlighter-sized 720p video and still camera

This Aiptek PenCam HD Trio is a 720p (30fps @16:9) capable video camera the size of a highlighter pen. It can also shoot 5Mp stills and it’s an MP3 player. It has 4GB of internal memory and a 1.1″ OLED screen for framing your masterpieces. It connects via USB and HDMI and the video is encoded using H.264. So what’s the trio part of the name then? On top of being a video/still camera and an MP3 player, the HD…

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Aiptek PenCam HD Trio – Awesome highlighter-sized 720p video and still camera
Gadgets February 19, 2010 posted by

Power Strip Liberator – Free yourself from power strip tyranny

It’s silly that we need things like this Power Strip Liberator, a 1 metre power cord extension with pass-through that allows you to plug wide plugs into power boards. But we do need them, so let’s all get over it. US$3 each. Save space and increase your power potential. The innovative Power Strip Liberator Plus provides a pass-through plug with one foot cable and extra socket, which enables you to efficiently use your power strips and outlets. Tags: gadget, power+strip+liberator,…

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Power Strip Liberator – Free yourself from power strip tyranny
Awesome February 18, 2010 posted by

PrintStik – Tiny, portable thermal printer

The PrintStik is a tiny USB thermal printer, how tiny? As long as an A4 sheet of paper and weighing 60 grams (2 oz). It’s battery powered and connects to your PC via USB or Bluetooth and can print at 3 pages per minute so you won’t be printing your thesis on it. The paper is housed in a cartridge which holds 20 sheets and it prints at 100 – 400 dpi, although one model will do 600 dpi. Prices…

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PrintStik – Tiny, portable thermal printer
cool tech February 18, 2010 posted by

Sharp JD7C1CL – Home phone and digital photo frame

I have a theory, no actually call it a phobia, that very soon, every single electrical device sold will have a digital photoframe. Sharp is doing its bit with the Sharp JD7C1CL home phone. It has a 7″ 800 x 480 screen which can be used to drive voice mail, show photos and receive new pics via it’s IR port. It has a calendar, clock You can add extra handsets, take photos using the handset and even receive and display…

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Sharp JD7C1CL – Home phone and digital photo frame
Gadgets February 18, 2010 posted by

Autonomous Saucier – auto-stir bot makes for perfect sauces

This Autonomous Saucier automatically stirs your sauce. That’s it. No frills. It doesn’t play music, access internet recipes, double up as an LED flashlight mobile phone charger or webcam. It stirs. Sauces. Until the batteries run out or your sauce is cement. Your call. $39.95.  A spatula on one of the feet rests flush against the bottom of the pan and mixes bits of food that would otherwise stick and burn. The battery-powered stirrer can be used in sauces up to…

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Gadgets February 18, 2010 posted by

SD Photo Album – Mommy, I blew up the memory card…

Aww, cute, the SD Photo Album is…um…a photo album that looks just like a giant SD Memory Card. Geddit? Being pathetically analogue, it can only hold 60 x 4”x 6” prints instead of the 2.3 zillion its larger brother can, but let’s not make the poor thing feel too inadequate eh? Isn’t progress quaint? £9.99.   We have the solution, combine a bit of the old with a bit of the new and store the your photo’s in one of…

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