Monthly Archives: March 2010

Gadgets March 3, 2010 posted by

INTEX IN 5030 – triple SIM phone redefines the word connected

This INTEX IN 5030 mobile phone comes with three – count ‘em – three SIM slots. Two for GSM and one for a CDMA card. The thing also sports two batteries, which makes sense if you realise that every additional SIM adds a lot to the power drain. Not only that but you can have two SIMs live at the same time, which is golly fantastic if you’re a popular person. Curiously enough the handset will also check for forged currency, which…

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Gadgets March 3, 2010 posted by

JakPak – A tent and sleeping bag built into a jacket

You lot weren’t too impressed by the TentPak last week, and I’m not real impressed with this leaving the letter c out of words, so we’ll call it a draw and move onto this slightly awesome JakPak. It’s an all-weather jacket that transforms into a claustrophobic very cozy one person tent complete with insect netting and a sleeping bag. Sure, you’ll look like the man-from-the-moon but assuming you’re not lying on rocks or ice you may actually get a bit…

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JakPak – A tent and sleeping bag built into a jacket
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Google buys Picnik – Is a web based Picasa in the works

Google has announced that it has bought Picnik, one of the first cloud-based photo editing websites. They haven’t announced any changes yet, just integration and the maintaining of current services but an online version of Picasa built into the web albums would be very cool. Provided you like Google storing and editing your photos for you. More than ever before, people are sharing and storing their photos online. But until recently, you had to edit your photos using client software…

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Google buys Picnik – Is a web based Picasa in the works
Gadgets March 3, 2010 posted by

Belkin Front Access In Desk USB Hub – Puts USB ports where you need em

This Belkin Front Access In Desk USB Hub fits into the ubiquitous 3″ cable pass-through grommets found in most office desks and puts 4 USB ports at an angle you can use. Best of all you can still pass cables down the sides. US$39.99 from Belkin. Nearly all your mobile gadgets plug in to your computer through USB. The Front-Access In-Desk USB Hub presents four angled ports for the quickest way to plug in cameras and flash drives, while saving…

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Belkin Front Access In Desk USB Hub – Puts USB ports where you need em
Mobile Tech March 3, 2010 posted by

Motorola A45 Eco – From recycled plastic bottles comes a cell phone

Motorola’s taken recycling to the next level with their new Motorola A45Eco . This eco-friendly cell phone is made from 25% recycled plastic bottles. This cool green mobile phone has everything you’re used to – Bluetooth, preloaded games, FM radio, a music player, 8.5 hours of talk and 250 hours of standby time. It also has a 2 megapixel camera, QWERTY keypad and on top of all that, 70 percent of this cell is recyclable. Also on the plus side…

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Motorola A45 Eco – From recycled plastic bottles comes a cell phone
Gadgets March 3, 2010 posted by

Leather USB Mouse – the original sniff and scroll rodent

So I’m looking at this Leather USB Mouse and thinking…mmm…faux-tastic. It’s a mouse with a leather stuff thingy coating. Delicious. Then I’m thinking…mmm…sweaty palms. And suddenly the day doesn’t seem so bright any more. $15.00.  Elegant USB mouse with leather and metallic plating, portable and is also a great decoration!…Optical mouse. Suitable for right-handers and left-handers. Slim and light Tags: leather+usb+mouse, gadget, pc+accessory

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Bizarre March 3, 2010 posted by

Royal Crown Ultra Case – or how to turn a design icon into a splash of total ugly

We’re wondering what type of person buys an iPhone and then thinks it’s cool to store it in something like this Luxury Royal Crown Ultra Case? Probably a person of rare taste and refinement, eh? Someone who appreciates the finest things in life, has an eye for exquisite beauty and who relishes the approval of their peers. Or…um…maybe not. $179.99.  Inspired by harmony and light, Ultra Case and designer Joey.C designed the Luxury Edition – Royal Crown for iPhone 3G/3GS. Adding royal…

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Takeout Menu Organizer – be a lunchtime hero and cholesterol whizz all in one…

Takeout Menu Organizer. Life boring? Need more friends at work? Then start a collection of the local eat-out menus (complete with order pads and frequently used phone numbers) and operate a kind of premium heart attack library for your colleagues and friends. You wanna order an ArbysMcFryKingPancake Special? You got it. But hold the lettuce, ‘K? $19.99.  The Takeout Menu Organizer is one of the greatest office tools since the paperclip. Not only do you get tabbed dividers with menu pockets and the…

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Awesome March 3, 2010 posted by

70 of the Best Free and Open Source Games for download – Part 2 (of 3)

Slapshot Air Hockey. Elder statesman 3D version of the classic arcade game, with multiple tables and split screen support. It’s OK, eh?   Myst Online just goes to show you can’t keep a great game down. Stunning artwork, maddening puzzles and now avatars. Online gaming just got a visit from posh Uncle Edward. Warsow is billed as a fast paced first person shooter (FPS), and is set in a delightfully realised cartoon future. It is of course all about the jumping,…

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but is it art? March 3, 2010 posted by

Pantone Clip Cufflinks – Choose your number

These Pantone Cufflinks could be the perfect gift for the graphic design geek in your life. Choice of five colours (mariposa, baby blue, jester red, olive green and royal orchid) on a stainless steel cufflink with their Pantone colour and number. Just make sure you know their favourite colour. 39. Pantone Clip Cufflinks These quirky cufflinks are made from stainless steel for everlasting wear and feature pantone coloured enamel blocks. Tags: pantone+cufflinks, pantone, pantone+clip+cufflinks

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Pantone Clip Cufflinks – Choose your number
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20 Cool Icon Sets for free download – get yer design on

Here’s a nice offering of 20 Cool Free Web Design Icon sets for download. That’s a lot of very nice icons for all sorts of purposes. Enjoy, oh design people.  We love finding and sharing freebies with our readers, especially icons. We do this so you can focus on doing what’s important, instead of spending all your time searching the internet. In this article, we’ve rounded up 20 sets of freshly created free icons. If you don’t have an immediate need…

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Flavors.me – sharp stylish simple personal websites for free

Flavors.me is a very stylish, very simple personal website maker. It comes with instant sign up and a small but super cool set of customizations you can use to personalize your page. Add your Flickr gallery, Facebook, Last.fm music playlists, and tailor the front page with fonts, colors and styles. Check the video. Very nice indeed.  Flavors.me allows anyone to create an elegant website using personal content from around the internet Ideal for personal homepages, lifestreaming, splash and microsites, celebrity fan…

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Gadgets March 2, 2010 posted by

Tamrac Adventure 10 Backpack – keeping it real, and close to your body

Clearly bags are evolving at a rate. This Tamrac Adventure 10 Backpack provides hospitality for your 17 inch laptop and what looks like a small photographic store in a conventional sized rucksack format. Priced at $189.95. Do realise that water resistant does not mean waterproof by the way!     Tamrac’s Adventure 10 is a lightweight, uniquely designed backpack with a completely foam-padded lower section for camera gear, a large upper section for personal items, and a separate compartment for a…

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Bizarre March 2, 2010 posted by

Mobile Remote Pacifier – ?

This Mobile Remote Pacifier is…well it’s…er… OK, so that’s about as far as we can go with this right now. You can buy it for a mouth watering $516.00, and use it thereafter to…ah…?  For the Couch Potato who’s always on the go, a remote that can really become remote. Shipping is free Tags: mobile+remote+pacifier, gadget, novelty

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Bizarre March 2, 2010 posted by

Age Prediction Device – check out your partner before they do it to you

This Japanese Age Prediction Device is designed to help people on a blind date discover the true age of their partner for the evening. The thing works on our auditory sense, based on the fact that as you get older your hearing starts to fail. Switch on the device and set it to a target age range (e.g. 20s), press the button and it will sound off a mosquito tone. If the person hears it, they’re good. If they say…

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