Monthly Archives: March 2010

Awesome March 23, 2010 posted by

SanDisk 32 GB microSD card – mobile phones get crazy size memory storage

The good people at SanDisk have just announced shipment of a 32GB microSD memory card. No listen… 32 chuffin’ GIGABYTES. On a bit of plastic smaller than my thumbnail. That’s enough storage to hold a collection of books packed on a shelf a quarter of a mile in length. Boggle. Priced at a very reasonable $199.99. Today. [Via]  A SanDisk mobile memory card is a must-have companion for Smartphones with memory card slots to provide more room for storing files, video, music tracks,…

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Gadgets March 22, 2010 posted by

iChime Programmable Doorbell – geek out your door knocker with some digital smarts

The iChime Programmable Doorbell lets you add custom sounds from MP3 files or CDs to tailor the door bell to your particularly weird tastes. We’re not even going to try and illustrate the strange options you’ll be able to use, because you’re probably way ahead of us. We like the idea of a large pack of snarling wolves. $89.99.  The iChime comes with several pre-programmed doorbell options, but you can upload up to 6 custom user recordings from your CDs,…

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Gadgets March 22, 2010 posted by

Mini Hearing Aid – stealth hearing aid looks like a Bluetooth headset

This Mini Hearing Aid is cleverly disguised as a standard mobile phone Bluetooth headset, so now you don’t need to feel embarrassed about being a bit hard of hearing. What’s that? I said YOU CAN LOOK JUST AS COOL AS ANYONE WEARING A HEADSET! Oh wait… £26.50.  If your hearing is deteriorating, this tiny little hearing aid will be a real help. What you missed out on in the past will be easy to understand again. At the opera or at…

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Bookmark This! March 22, 2010 posted by

Pale Moon – a better Firefox browser?

The Pale Moon project is a new free 3rd party version of the Firefox web browser that uses the Mozilla engine while removing a bunch of unnecessary code to make the whole thing run significantly faster. The biggest change is the optimisation of the Firefox engine for modern fast processors, which gives a speed boost of up to 3x over the standard Firefox. It certainly seems snappy in places, but of course there are trade-offs in terms of total compatibility…

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Awesome March 22, 2010 posted by

Fiverr – awesome service advertises what people will do for $5

I love the idea of Fiverr. What is it? An online community where people offer their services for $5.00. I’ll design a business card for you for $5 I’ll write and record a song for you for $5 I’ll review your website for $5 etc… …you get the picture. Is it open to abuse? You bet. Can it be wacky crazy? Oh yes. Is it a clever application of Craigslist social logic? – most definitely. I’m currently looking for someone…

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Gadgets March 22, 2010 posted by

Robot Android Smartphone – hands on review of a new smartphone for the masses

The days are long gone when smartphones were reserved for the rich and famous, nowadays they’re becoming positively commonplace. None more so than the new raft of Chinese Android handsets we’re starting to see appear from those busy busy Far East factories (or in my case, Far North). The coming of Android has changed everything. By providing thousands of easily accessible apps and a familiar cross device user-experience it has the potential to breathe new life into the multitude of…

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Robot Android Smartphone – hands on review of a new smartphone for the masses
Gadgets March 22, 2010 posted by

Orbita Voyager One – Winds your watch so you don’t have to

You know that self-winding, ultra-expensive, spring balance-oscillator regulated chronometer that you’ve got on your wrist? Well, it only winds itself if it’s strapped to you, leave it in a case for a few weeks and it will stop dead. So how do you show off your nifty watches and keeping them ticking along without having to wear a different watch every day? With a Watchwinder of course. Orbita make a whole range of watchwinders including the Orbita Voyager One above….

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Orbita Voyager One – Winds your watch so you don’t have to
but is it art? March 22, 2010 posted by

Ashworth Turtle – A very subtle knife

The Ashworth Turtle isn’t quite a Swiss-Army Knife but it still has a couple of tricks up it’s quirky looking sleeve. For starters there’s a 1″ stubby fold out blade made of high carbon stainless steel. At the other end is a flip-out pendant/keychain loop. The back unscrews and you can add a money clip to keep your stash together. US$39.99 or US$49.99 depending on the colour. Click through to see how it works. … this is a useful pen…

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Ashworth Turtle – A very subtle knife
Gadgets March 22, 2010 posted by

Oregon Scientific BAR1000A Diamond Weather Station – Cloudy with a chance of bling

The Oregon Scientific BAR1000A Diamond Weather Station is just begging to be looked at as the sun, cloud and rain icons are made of Swarovski crystals backlit with LEDs. There’s also a remote temperature sensor so there’s no need for you to go outside. Best of all the time is atomic powered with radio updates and you can wave your hand at it to switch between time and temperature. US$79.95 Oregon Scientific BAR1000A Diamond Weather Station integrates dazzling Swarovski crystal…

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Oregon Scientific BAR1000A Diamond Weather Station – Cloudy with a chance of bling
Gadgets March 22, 2010 posted by

Nomad Portable Pressure Cleaner – Instant car wash

Whether you’re hosing off the car or watering those hard to reach pot plants, this Nomad Portable Pressure Cleaner will come in quite handy. It has carries 16L (3.5 gal) of water, has a pocket for cleaning bits-and-pieces and a 6m hose. It needs 12V to power the pump. US$184. Nomad portable pressure washer is ideal for cleaning just about anything just about anywhere. Carries 3.5 gallons of water, which is enough for 10 minutes of continuous cleaning. Built-in pocket…

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Nomad Portable Pressure Cleaner – Instant car wash
reprise March 21, 2010 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. NetBalancer – cool freeware gives fine grain control over your Net connection – Most Internet connections tend to… Find Icons – awesome new free icon search engine – Find Icons is an awesome free icon… 3 Wheel Electric Police Car – Starsky’s original hutch? – In amongst all the… ECONned – economic meltdown explained… – ECONned – a very smart… Web Page Security…

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Gadgets March 20, 2010 posted by

Thanko VGA to HDMI Video Converter – Old school meets hi def

If you’re a hoarder of old PCs that you “just haven’t got around to recycling yet” then this VGA to HDMI Video Converter may help them become home-theatre ambitions. The converter has inputs for VGA and a 3.5mm stereo plug and which it turns into HDMI for your big screen telly. The converter comes with a VGA and 3.5mm cord, but no HDMI cable and it also needs an AC adapter. ~US$108 (9,800) Thanko VGA to HDMI Video Converter connects…

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Thanko VGA to HDMI Video Converter – Old school meets hi def
Gadgets March 19, 2010 posted by

Universal Gadget Wrist Charger – without question the geekiest geek thing ever

This Universal Gadget Wrist Charger is without a doubt the geekiest thing you’ll ever see. Charge it up via your nearest USB port, strap it onto your wrist and plug your gadget into it for some extra long-lasting enjoyment. Ah c’mon, just having this thing on your arm says more about your devotion to consumer electronics than a season ticket to Radio Shack ever could. $34.99.  The Wrist Charger, or as we like to call it, Bracer of Battery Life…

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Gadgets March 19, 2010 posted by

Suave Cell Phone Watch – Stylish and still contactable

Wearing this Suave Cell Phone Watch, you can have your geekness and still be chic as well. It’s a quadband GSM phone with a 1.5″ touchscreen and around 80 hours of standby. It’s got Bluetooth, plays jpgs, avi, wav and mp3 files, comes with a 2GB microSD card and a corded headset. Recharge it via the hidden mini USB port but just be careful, it’s not waterproof. Now you can head out on the town without your phone. How novel….

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Suave Cell Phone Watch – Stylish and still contactable