Monthly Archives: March 2010

but is it art? March 24, 2010 posted by

Mizuken – Flashy Tokyo-style LED watch

If you like your Tokyo-style LED watches with a side of back story, then let me introduce the Mizuken. The story goes that it’s crafted from dragon-entrapping sapphire, reborn as blue LEDs and secured to your wrist via dragon scale. Or it’s an LED watch displaying hours, minutes and the date via blue LEDs, with a stainless steel band to keep it where you put it. Runs on a pair of CR2032 batteries and comes in a lovely tin. Best…

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Mizuken – Flashy Tokyo-style LED watch
Gadgets March 24, 2010 posted by

Magellan eXplorist GC – The Geocacher’s GPS

Geocachers are a funny mob, trying to surreptitiously ferret out hidden things that have been buried in often very conspicuous places. Magellan can help you out with their new Magellan eXplorist GC handheld GPS unit. It has a colour screen, compass overlay and uses the SiRFstarIII GPS chipset. It runs on a pair of AA batteries which will keep you searching continuously for 18 hours. Designed specifically for geocachers, you can hook it up to a PC and download lists…

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Magellan eXplorist GC – The Geocacher’s GPS
Bookmark This! March 24, 2010 posted by

The Awesome Highlighter – a free and very cool website annotator

The Awesome Highlighter is a quick and easy website annotator which lets you add coloured highlights and notes to any site on the Net. Just enter in the URL, and add your annotations via the simple menu. It’s actually much more than just a highlighter. You can also set up an account to store your notes and highlights, and also search via tags, date and domains and you can even highlight things like videos and images. The latter takes it into a…

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Awesome March 24, 2010 posted by

Logitech Marathon M705 – super mouse gets better and better

I’ve been using one of these ‘ere Logitech Marathon M705 mouses for a while now, and I’m just reporting in to say…very nice! Regular readers will know of our love affair with the high grade mouse range from Logitech -they’re sturdy, well engineered and come with a fabulous free-moving (hyperscroll) scroll wheel which is the crack cocaine of web surfing action. Once you’ve scrolled around a page using the free-wheel you will NOT want to go back to any other type of mouse…

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general March 24, 2010 posted by

Undercover Laptop Sleeve – Pushing the envelope

The Undercover Laptop Sleeve is another sneaky neat idea, in the same vein as previously posted, to hide your technology from those pesky thieves. On the outside – a tired looking generic padded envelope. On the inside - a padded, quilted, red satin lining and a velcro closure which adjusts to fit most laptops 8″-17″ wide. Oh, and like most envelopes, you can write on it, but it’s also handily splashproof and tearproof (unlike most envelopes). 14.99. Turn your laptop…

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Undercover Laptop Sleeve – Pushing the envelope
Fun & Games March 24, 2010 posted by

TV Poltergeist – They’re heeeere

ThinkGeek has dialled the prank-o-meter all the way to 11 with their TV Poltergeist widget. Nothing tricky, just a box and an LED on a wire that you can poke out of hiding places. The widget will turn the television on or off every 5 – 20 minutes, 24 hours a day until the batteries (three AAs) run out. Sounds like hours of freak out fun. US$12.99 Perfect for interrupting lame sporting events, obnoxious video games, moronic sitcoms, and poorly…

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TV Poltergeist – They’re heeeere
Awesome March 23, 2010 posted by

Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter – Connect to any landline via Bluetooth

Those professional telephone headsets that you see being worn by high-powered office types are well and good but pretty darn pricey, especially if they’re wireless. Chinavasion can help out with its Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter. Just hook it up to the back of your telephone, pair it up with a Bluetooth headset (you can store 8 pairings) and roam. It works up to 100 metres away, and you can answer and hang up via your headset. You can even hook…

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Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter – Connect to any landline via Bluetooth
Bizarre March 23, 2010 posted by

Accudot Laser Boresight – from the totally What The…R Us? Dept

Um…so this Accudot Laser Boresight is a ho-hum little laser beam gizmo you place into the chamber of a rifle to sight it up accurately. Slot it in and the laser will indicate where you’re pointing the business end. But what makes this totally post worthy is the fact that the product is on the Toys R Us kiddy site. HUH? And the comments underneath are beyond priceless comedy gold. $39.99. [Update: HaHa, they’ve pulled the page and replaced it with a new one to get rid of the…

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Gadgets March 23, 2010 posted by

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard – cell phone sized keyboard for portable presentations

This Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard gets our vote for the neatest package of the week. Not only does it include a dinky trackpad, but also the wireless dongle which slots into the rear of the unit. Small enough to be a pocket gadget, and useful enough to power your media center from the couch, yeah we can get it. $92.00.  This is a handheld keyboard with back lit With 26 pcs dazzling bright LED lights to help when using in poor lighting environments. # Wireless 2.4GHz radio…

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Bookmark This! March 23, 2010 posted by

devcheatsheet – Because even developers get the blues

If you’re a software developer, nerd, 1337 h4x0r, or just a run-of-the-mill Office junkie, you will like devcheatsheet – a collection of cheat sheets made just for you. The 1100+ entries in the collection include several language types (COBOL, anyone?), libraries, operating systems, databases, blog and text editors (finally, some help with that WordPress malarkey), a long list of applications, and more. You can search or browse by name, category, or tag. Most cheat sheets are PDF files so you…

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devcheatsheet – Because even developers get the blues
Gadgets March 23, 2010 posted by

Pink Plastic USB Vacuum Cleaner – your product has arrived Mrs Kitsch

Take a moment to relax, kick back and wallow in the beauty of this Pink Plastic USB Vacuum Cleaner. Follow the curves of the timeless deco shape, enjoy the contrast between pink snout and translucent dirt catcher. And marvel at the power of our imagination to deliver products like this to your eyes and hands for just $13.69. There now, feel better?   Pink Vacuum Cleaner with gun shaped design, can be a hold in hand firmly and easily to…

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Gadgets March 23, 2010 posted by

Magic Wheel – Part skateboard, part scooter, part I’ve-got-no-idea

The Magic Wheel has been around for a little while it seems, but I must have missed the memo. It’s a single large pneumatic tyre with a castor at the back for stability, that you ride just like a skateboard or scooter. It weighs 6kg so it’s easy to transport up stairs or onto the bus and it can travel over slightly rough ground like cobbles and grass.   Maximum rider weight is 120kg. I reckon the only thing missing…

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Magic Wheel – Part skateboard, part scooter, part I’ve-got-no-idea
Bookmark This! March 23, 2010 posted by

Clarity Free Edition CRM – small business freeware for managing your company

Clarity Free Edition is a freeware customer relationship management (CRM) program which offers a full range of small business type functionality in a decent enough interface. It’s not beautiful by any stretch of the imagination, but it looks like it’ll do the job. As well as a contact manager, you get a To-Do activities function tied to a calendar as well as quoting and invoicing modules, which should be enough for most small firms to manage their business. The free…

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cool tech March 23, 2010 posted by

Lightroom 3 Beta – free beta test version of cool digital darkroom tool available

We love Lightroom we do, and so it’s nice to announce that you can play around with the new beta version of Lightroom 3 for free until the end of June. If you do a lot of digital photography and you’re looking for an excellent way to enhance and manage your images, then you should definitely check this out. Unfortunately the full version is far from freeware, but it is top quality-ware if you’re serious about your craft. Download link (free registration required)….

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Bookmark This! March 23, 2010 posted by

Website Malware arriving via advertising – Yahoo!, Fox and Google affected

Anti-virus company Avast is reporting that drive-by malware is now popping up via Website advertising from mainstream companies like Yahoo!, Fox and Google, which is a very worrying sign of the times. This form of malware typically automatically infects a visitor to a website if they don’t have proper anti-virus protection installed, and the fact that it can be injected from the site via advertising is a dangerous new precedent. The only thing we can stress is for readers to…

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