Monthly Archives: March 2010

Gadgets March 12, 2010 posted by

Inspector Gadget Listening Device – A wall stethoscope

They’re a suspicious bunch over a Chinavasion. People must spend all day checking their desks for bugs and GPS units stuck under their cars. Now you can listen through walls too with the Inspector Gadget Listening Device. It’s helpfully shaped like a tin can, complete with in-ear phones and will amplify sounds through doors and walls. Adjustable volume control and recharges via USB. US$55.95 This spy audio gadget works by amplifying the vibrations of audio. When people are talking in…

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Inspector Gadget Listening Device – A wall stethoscope
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Silikids Siliskin Glass – Silicone skin makes glasses easier to hold for little kids

The Silikids Siliskin Glass is a great alternative for little hands and worried parents. This small BPA free silicone covered glass prevents slipping and protects the glass inside. Glass is the safest material and great for recycling and now the Siliskin makes it hypoallergenic, prevents bacteria growth and is dishwasher safe. It holds 9.6 ounces and is recyclable too! For only $7.95 , it’ll make your young ones feel like their big kids! Toddlers want to drink from a ‘big…

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Silikids Siliskin Glass – Silicone skin makes glasses easier to hold for little kids
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360 Degree Swivel Cushion Seat – Twist again, like we did last summer

This 360 Degree Swivel Cushion Seat will help you get out of the car more easily by stopping all those nasty twisting motions. Just lift your feet, push off to the right or left, and stand up I guess. It’s made of memory foam and is completely washable. Hopefully it’s comfortable to sit on. US$19.98 360 Swivel Cushion Seat moves back and forth with ease to help you effortlessly glide from front to side in seconds, making it easy to…

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360 Degree Swivel Cushion Seat – Twist again, like we did last summer
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Binverse – has Usenet becomes the new (old) file sharing paradise?

Way back in 1980 BF (Before Facebook) and a decade before the World Wide Web was created, Usenet came into being. It was set up as a communication channel, a cross between a bulletin board and email, and it flourished. Cut forward 30 years and despite the massive popularity of various entities like AOL, CompuServe, ICQ, IRC, Friendster and yes, even the mighty Facebook, it’s still going strong. It also remains the place where serious geeks announce important things to…

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Gadgets March 11, 2010 posted by

Moie Fog Free Shower Mirror Weather Station –

The Moie Fog Free Shower Mirror Weather Station manages the somewhat surreal task of keeping your ablutions fog free in the shower, while warning you of potentially misty showers outside. Sometimes you couldn’t make this stuff up, could you? Weather and stubble in complete harmony. $49.99.  Shaving in the shower is not only convenient, it also saves you time. What better way to monitor the time you’re saving than with the built in digital display of the precise date and…

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Retrieva – the world’s most advanced tracking collar

One of the most annoying things about taking the dog for a walk in the countryside is when they run off and get lost in the woods. How do you find them with minimal pain? Well the Retrieva GPS Tracking System claims to be the most advanced in the world for this task, using a tamper-proof and waterproof satellite and GSM tracker collar and cellphone friendly mapping software to trace the critter through the densest off-road countryside. You can also…

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Kensington LiquidAux Bluetooth Car Kit – handsfree done simple and small

This Kensington LiquidAux Bluetooth Car Kit pairs with your mobile phone and beams music and calls through your car stereo’s 3.5mm aux in socket. It also comes with a dinky little steering wheel control, so you can play and pause music and answer incoming calls. It’s not the prettiest thing we’ve ever seen, but sure is versatile, eh? £14.99.   Pairs with your Bluetooth music phone to provide hands free calls and music through your car stereo”s 3.5mm aux-in socket *…

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InBox2 – cool hybrid freeware and online service gives you back control of your email

There’s no doubt that people are feeling overwhelmed by the deluge of digital communication hitting their eyes and inboxes, but I do wonder whether the solution is not so much in products like this Inbox2 software and online service hybrid, which simply act as super efficient collection agencies, or more with semi-intelligent products like the Raindrop product from Mozilla, which will learn how to make choices for you in terms of prioritizing important communications from lesser ones.  Once you sign up to…

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Induction Cooktop – Movable, safe cooking

Thinkgeek has the right idea. Instead of a whole big range with four induction cooktops. What about just one? This 1800W induction cooktop will work with any ferrous-based pots and is completely safe for a small room as it only gets hot when there’s a pan on top. It has 10 power levels, LED display, overheat sensor and you can move it wherever you like. Only works with 110 Volts though. US$99.99 from the Geeks. … it’s portable, so take…

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Induction Cooktop – Movable, safe cooking
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Chocolate Powered Racing Car – vroom, yum…

This £200,000 Chocolate Powered Racing Car really takes the biscuit. No seriously, you know we’ve hit crunch time when this kind of tech makes the front pages. And if they can unwrap something like this, why can’t they produce my flying bar? OK, so it’s a fabulous idea, and not as nuts as it sounds, but apparently the designers are saying the technology won’t see light of day in the mass market for a few years yet. In case it…

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The Scale of the Universe – or how to blow your mind at both ends of the spectrum

This Scale of the Universe animation puts a lot of things into perspective. Literally. More importantly it gives you the power to answer tricky questions like, ‘what’s the largest planet known to man’, and other impress-the-boyfriend stuff. Warning, spacey music!  Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way! Tags: scale+of+the+universe, science, animation

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PostCarden – The garden you can post

PostCarden is a cute idea that allows you to send a far-from-boring greeting card. It’s a packet of cress seeds and a pop-up scene to hold them while they grow. Choose from one of three scenes including a Cityscape, Botanical Conservatory or an Alotment. Plant the cress, water it and bung it in the sun. In a week you’ll have a little garden growing. Don’t forget to write a message on the back. 7.50 each. For our first product we…

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PostCarden – The garden you can post
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3.5 Inch HDD Stand – Keeps stuff where you put it

I’ve never understood toast racks, those things you use to prop up toast that’s just come out of the toaster. All they seem to do is make the toast cold. I do understand this 3.5 Inch HDD Stand. It’s a rack to hold all those disembodied 3.5″ hard drives you’ve got lying around the place. Holds six. You could put them in alphabetical order. Or not. Sadly at US$20 (1,850) it doesn’t come with any drives. Keep up to six…

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3.5 Inch HDD Stand – Keeps stuff where you put it
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Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower – More grunt for less push

This Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower adds some smarts to the good ol’ dependable push-powered reel mower. For starters they’ve added a large diameter, heavy-bladed cutting reel which acts as a flywheel, storing rotational momentum (aka power) and providing extra cutting force to chop through long grass or small twigs. They’ve also tweaked the drive system making it easier to push, made the cut height-adjustable and improved the cutting up against edges. Sounds great if you like exercise with your lawn…

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Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower – More grunt for less push
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Sanyo Air Washer Plus – Scrubs and filters for the cleanest air around

Sanyo has taken home air way beyond clean. Its new Air Washer Plus uses electrolyzed water and a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter to remove 99.97% of airborne particles, allergens and odors from the air. It uses electrolyzed water which produces two types of active oxygen that clean the air. Combine that with the air filtration industry-standard HEPA filters, and you’ve got one heck of an air filter. With no need for chemicals, the Air Washer Plus uses a…

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Sanyo Air Washer Plus – Scrubs and filters for the cleanest air around