Monthly Archives: September 2010

Gadgets September 15, 2010 posted by

Wine Bottle USB Speaker FM Radio – juicy tunes

This Wine Bottle USB Speaker FM Radio combines everything you will ever need as an entertainment source. An FM radio, SD Card slot and audio Line-In port, and a rechargeable USB speaker and remote control. All wrapped up in a faux bottle of intoxicating liquid that you’ll never be able to drink. Perfect. $27.00.   USB speaker # Wine bottle design # Supports audio files from USB devices or SD/MMC cards # Mode button to shift FM and speaker #…

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WiseStamp – freeware lets you add an uber signature to your email messages

WiseStamp is a freeware program which lets you customize your email messages with snazzy signatures, social networking content, RSS feeds and even simple apps. It works with online email services such as Hotmail, Gmail etc and is one of those programs which could either make you very popular or a pariah in your community.  Email Apps enable you to easily customize your email signatures with your personal social profiles and allows you to add to each outgoing email dynamic content…

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Gadgets September 15, 2010 posted by

Nokia World 2010 – still playing catch up, but at least they’re now running in the right direction!

I’ve been covering Nokia since the early days…the launch of the original 9000 Communicator, the seminal Nokia 7650 in 2001 (yep the first ever camera phone) and the original 6210, probably the most memorable mobile handset ever made in terms of functionality, robustness and popularity. We’ve watched the company go from bemused surprise at their insanely rapid rise to dominance, to arrogance as they stagnated at the top of their market, through to defensiveness, first evidenced six years ago as the company ran afoul…

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Gadgets September 14, 2010 posted by

Karate Copycat Challenge – perfect your Karate Kid skillz without hitting bricks

The Karate Copycat Challenge game is a kind of Simon Says meets Theremin combo, which makes you repeat impossibly long strings of movements in faultless sequence or perish. It’s all very motion sensing and Jedi training, but we can’t help feeling there’s more to life than waving your hands around like a demented traffic cop at a New Delhi intersection. $39.95.  Four semi-circular rings each have a curved light bar that illuminates according to one of seven possible games. Players…

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Gadgets September 14, 2010 posted by

LaneSafe – heads up display reminds you which side of the road you need

The rather clever LaneSafe is a windscreen mounted heads up display which constantly reminds you which side of the road you should be driving on when abroad. It’s solar charged and is reversible so it can cope with all country types (apart from perhaps those nations where there are no rules at all). Priced at £21.23.  The unique patented Lanesafe head up display comes in an attractive design which projects an image onto the windscreen to constantly remind drivers which…

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Awesome September 14, 2010 posted by

Resource Italian Space Saving Furniture – mind blowing design and engineering

This range of Italian space saving furniture is absolutely amazing. We’re not told the name of the European manufacturer, but the US distributors are clearly proud suppliers. The only worrying thing is the price tag on this stuff, which seems to start at $2500 and move on up. Watch the video for some awesome furniture tech. [Thanks Ron]    The Poppi Desk Space Saving System consists of a twin wall bed with a fold-out desk mounted on the front of…

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Gadgets September 14, 2010 posted by

Edge Ultra200 Underwater Lamp System – let there be LIGHT!

This is an Edge Ultra200 Underwater Lamp System which is designed to turn underwater night into day, instantly. This is not your pathetic head torch with a dayglo strap, no sirree. We’re talking a stonking 18,000 lumens from twin 100 Watt LED lamps, depth rated to 500 ft and with a 1 hour burn time from the rechargeable battery pack. Yeah, almost like some stadium lighting in the deep. Is it cheap? Ahh….$11,800.00 says you’re James Cameron hunting a b.i.g. wreck.  The output…

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Neo’s SafeKeys – freeware offers ultimate protection against keylogger attacks

The free Neo’s SafeKeys program is the ultimate way to avoid being hacked by keylogging software. Just stop using the hardware keyboard altogether. This on-screen keyboard provides a full qwerty layout which you use with the mouse. Voila, no key presses to furtively capture. It’s also available in a portable no-install USB thumb drive version, if you feel particularly paranoid about entering your passwords and stuff on strange computers. Nice.  # 100% Keylogger protection – the keyboard not used in the creation or transfer of…

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YouTube Time Machine – addictive video history box should be banned

Oh my, this new YouTube Time Machine site (YTTM to its friends) is more than addictive. Just drag the pointer along the timeline at the top of the page and click play on a video from some long past era. Absolutely wonderful.  As I was lost, in the mists of time, Del broke me out of my ponderous silence and said “DUDE! THAT SHOULD BE A WEBSITE!!” I said “YES!” he said “YES!” – and then we probably high 5’ed….

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cool tech September 13, 2010 posted by

IKEA Gyllen Wall Lamp – subversive light fitting snarls at optometrists

You’ve just gotta love this IKEA Gyllen Wall Lamp, eh? All we need now is a set of IKEA glasses which double as those little eye checking optic trial lens frame gizmoids and we’re all set to disintermediate a whole darn over-paid industry. £39.99.  Can be hung horizontally or vertically. Available in other patterns and colours; easy to change the look of your home by changing panels. Tags: ikea+gyllen+wall+lamp, home+furnishings, wall+lamp

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Awesome September 13, 2010 posted by

54 Piece Bit Driver Kit – the ultimate DIY gadget fixing toolbox

This immaculate 54 Piece Bit Driver Kit comes from the iFixit folks and is designed specifically to let you disassemble, fix, tweak and otherwise mess with just about any consumer electronic gadget on the market at the moment. Got a broken screen on your OkeyCokey 2000? Grab your driver, slot in the right bit and repair at leisure. You might find one of the free iFixit repair manuals useful too. $19.95. Check out this fascinating interview with the CEO.  This…

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Bizarre September 13, 2010 posted by

Rolls Royce Golf Cart – 15 inch rims, leather seats, lots of stupid…

This Rolls Royce Golf Cart is crazy. Fancy wheels, Alpine stereo system, chrome steering column and seats for six. Yours for a mere $28,500.00. Go for it.  Rolls Royce 6 Passenger Electric 15” Custom Billet Rims Hard Top (matching paint) Chrome Tilt Steering Column Stereo Package (with IPOD adapter) Upgraded Motor and Controller Leather Seats (RR logo in backrest area, new seat design) Exterior Paint: 2-tone Black/Silver Interior Color of Leather: Navajo White / Black Tags: rolls+royce+golf+cart, electric+vehicle

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Gadgets September 13, 2010 posted by

Solar Pet Rock – the more light it gets, the more it rocks

This Solar Pet Rock is…um…a pet rock. Which is to say it’s a solar powered thing which jiggles around according to how much light it receives. The perfect way to intimidate subordinates in meetings – just stick one on your desk and watch them fidget. And the rock.    SOLAR PET ROCK, by Desk Pets is the rocking robot that is controller by light. The more light it gets, the more it rocks. Four different colors allow for being rocked in four different…

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Awesome September 13, 2010 posted by

Billy – awesome tiny music player

Billy is an awesome little Windows music player which plays every track in the folder/s you specify. It’s like 500kb in size tiny, supports MP3, OGG and WAV and can load 1000 files in 1 second. No frills, just lovely. A definite keeper.  Billy is a lightweighted no nonsense audio player that allows you to quickly play an entire directory of MP3 files. Tags: billy, freeware, music+player, windows, mp3

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