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Funky stuff, man!

cool tech December 15, 2004 posted by

Spock here…

The Wrist Watch Communicator. Mmm, this looks like a serious bit of kit. Don’t you think so? Well, we do. I mean, check it out. 3km range? Woo! A$89.00 (US$67.00)  This Model Wrist Watch Communicator has 69 channels plus all the 38 CTCSS codes, capable of ranges 1-3k. Not to be confused with some rather toy-like products being sold on the market, this device is the Real Deal…No License Required Automatic scanning / manual Selection Channel, 38 CTCSS code (important…

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cool tech December 15, 2004 posted by

Auto Alarm.

The Turbo Auto Alarm. From Joel’s Gizmodo bit-bag comes a rather cool bit of tech. Basically a bolt-in accelerometer for mobile phones which turns your handset into a rather effective car alarm. Car moves, phone jiggles, phone sends message to you. Cheap and cheerful at $79.00, eh? Especially since you can use an old unwanted handset. Recycle is good!

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cool tech December 14, 2004 posted by

Wireless Pocket Router.

The D-Link Wireless Pocket Router looks like a pretty darn neat idea. Especially for hotels. Surely if you were clever with your choice of floors and location, you could set this puppy up in your room and surf and make Skype phone calls from the breakfast or dinner table in the hotel bistro? $9.99 $99.99. Oh and it looks pocket sized too! More here.  Bring a network with you when you travel! Telecommuters and road warriors now have a mobile and portable solution for…

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cool tech December 14, 2004 posted by


The X-Key. The truth is out there. From $300.00 for 256MB.  Xkey is a “mobility appliance”: a plug & play USB device that enables employees to work securely from any PC – complete with the critical applications, corporate data and security they need for productive work…Xkey securely mobilizes up to 2GB of corporate data – ensuring employees always have their documents, presentations and spreadsheets in their pockets. Corporations can further boost employee productivity by equipping them with applications (such as…

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cool tech December 13, 2004 posted by

Power Play.

Th Power Player. A plug-in TV game with…ahem…76,000 games on-board. Yep that’s right, the world’s first 76,000–in–1. Top that Nintony!  8 bit Tv Game, Build [sic] in 76000 games in1, Game Card Usable, Battery: 4 x AA, 2 Player [Update: …and oh how reader Allen destroys my illusions. It’s a misnomer. Only 100 games. The Ferret is desolate, shattered, bereft, unconsolable. And hoodwinked to boot!]

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cool tech December 13, 2004 posted by

DS Band.

Not to be outdone by current Sony PSP PR, Nintendo has been demonstrating some of the cool wireless tech in its new DS handheld console. Check out this fab video of a group of Japanese execs very self-consciously ‘getting down’ with some wireless co-op music playing using a new program called Band Brothers. Rather cool tech. Rather naff song. For those who are about to rock, we salute you!

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cool tech December 10, 2004 posted by

Wrist Cam PDA.

The Wrist Cam PDA watch. Hah! They call it a Wrist PDA Digital Camera II. But they’re Chinese. The Ferret is going to call it a Wrist Cam PDA. Because we can and we want to. Whatever, it looks like the Chinese have discovered super miniaturisation, so hold on to yer hats folks.  Camera – Home time – Daily Alarm – Calendar – Schedule Alarm – Telephone – To Do List – Password Protection – Game · Internal Memory: 4M-bit SRAM (equivalent…

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cool tech December 9, 2004 posted by


The Glideball golf trainer. Got golf? Need practice? Carry around your own practice kit, set up and belt away, safe in the knowledge that you’re not going to kill too many small dogs and old ladies. £199.00.  Glideball is a unique new portable driving range, which will encourage a better swing through regular practice…Hitting a real golf ball every time, the ball travels up two parallel wires and returns to the astro turf hitting area instantly, eliminating the hassle of having…

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cool tech December 8, 2004 posted by

Bad luck in hindsight.

Bad luck for Reevu, creators of the world’s first cycling (and motorbike) helmet with an inbuilt rear view mirror. They’ve had to temporarily halt production because their factory source has shut down. Shame, it’s a neat idea.

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cool tech December 7, 2004 posted by

Vitual pen.

The humane Virtual Fence. £299.99. Aw, lookit his happy little face. He’s saying, “whoa, dat’s one cute poodle, d’ya think she’ll notice this dumb necktie….?”  The Virtual Fence Outdoor Containment System has three components: an emitter, a spray receiver collar and an antenna in the form of buried wire around the perimeter of your property. The emitter is plugged into a regular household outlet. As your pet approaches the buried antenna, the spray receiver collar will pick up the low frequency signal. The collar…

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cool tech December 3, 2004 posted by


  The SeaLegs. Whoa, bolt-on wheels that let you drive a boat into and out of the water without getting wet? Bonza! Oh hold on, that’s Aussie, not Kiwi. What’s the New Zealand for cool? What? Oh…onya!  Sealegs are motorised, retractable and steerable boat wheels which are fitted to a customised 5.6m Rigid Inflatable boat.The Sealegs system works by having powerful motorised wheels which give a user variable speed of 0-10KPH (forward and reverse). Sealegs allows the boat to be…

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cool tech December 2, 2004 posted by

Jeep me.

The Jeep CD/Radio Mirror. $78.00. Yes, I possibly would. Because I really like to watch myself committing sing-a-long-a-dufus in the shower. • Splash-resistant mylar speakers.• Fog-resistant mirror.• Programmable CD player.• Analog clock.

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cool tech December 1, 2004 posted by

Home sizzle.

The Two Person Home Sauna. $2999.95. As any discerning Finn will tell you, a home without a sauna is like a reindeer without a red nose [Eh?…Ed].  Unlike most home saunas, this unit fits into small spaces, and can be set up in a few hours without the inconvenience of extensive home remodeling. Made from kiln-dried red cedar and stainless steel hardware, the sauna is large enough to seat two people, and can be set up in a bathroom, bedroom,…

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cool tech December 1, 2004 posted by

Bionic jacket.

Alex Soza’s Bionic Jacket is clever. Very clever. And it only needs a teeny tiny 6V battery. [Via Regine’s WMMNA]  The Smart Jacket reacts at low temperatures by raising the material up to two centimetres and thereby creating a thermo effect that increases the internal jacket temperature. In contrast at high temperatures, the material shrinks all the way down to two millimetres to allow body heat to escape.. The jacket contains a micro computer that monitors the temp. Inside the jacket…

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cool tech November 29, 2004 posted by

Telly tubby.

The Inveteratus Watch. There’s something superbly delicious about creating a concept timepiece that measures the passing of the hours by cycling through television listings. It’s so…well…perfectly 21st century, doncha think? [Via wristfashion]  Inveteratus is a watch that references a more culturally appropriate timescale than the movement of the sun: the television schedule. Today many of us structure our own time around the television, rather than the sun. Inveteratus scrolls through a television listing over the course of a day. In…

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