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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets December 22, 2004 posted by

Golf ball shades.

Golf-Ball finding sunglasses.$39.95. Because you never know when you’re going to need to find those lost balls in a hurry!  These golf-ball finding lenses, which block out 90% of long wavelength light (dark colors such as greens and browns) let shorter wavelength light (such as whites and yellows) pass through unimpeded, so that golf balls are easy to locate—saving you not only time, but penalty strokes as well.

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Gadgets December 21, 2004 posted by

Boom Tube.

The Boom Tube. Hook it up to yer iPod, why doncha? That’s what they want you to do. $99.99.  Compact tubular design with twist-on speakers make for a perfect fit in any backpack, briefcase or overnight bag. Now you don’t have to be the life of the party, you can just bring it.

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Gadgets December 21, 2004 posted by


The Way2Call HomeSeer system. $397.99. Control your home from your phone.  This single small device turns your PC and phone into a powerful communication and management tool. Use your telephone’s keypad or issue voice commands to control your lights, appliances, HVAC or audio/video equipment—anything connected to your HomeSeer Automation Software…The Way2Call HomeSeer Phone connects all the phones in your home to your modem. This allows you to interact with your computer using either voice commands or touch tones from the…

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Gadgets December 20, 2004 posted by

Pronto Pro.

The Philips ProntoPro NG universal remote control. Oooh, lookit all dem fancy button icons. And me just a simple country boy. $999.99 or less.  PC software to design your own remote, Create macros that perform multiple commands with one button, 64K TFT color LCD screen for extensive graphical capabilities, 16 MB* of memory to enable creation of large custom configuration files

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Gadgets December 20, 2004 posted by

Did I? Did I not?

Memory Key. Can’t remember whether you locked the front door or not? You need this, oh person of distracted attention. $17.99.  Can’t remember if you locked your front door this morning? Let the Memory Key remind you! Just clamp the Memory Key housing over your existing house key and place the small marker on your door lock. Now every time you lock or unlock the door, the Memory Key will recognize it and store that information in its memory. So the next…

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Gadgets December 17, 2004 posted by

Warning, Will Robinson!

The All Hazards Alert Monitor. $59.95 with cradle. And dummy? And security blanket? Sheesh! And it comes with an 8 minute snooze alarm? Like who’s got time to sleep with all this scary stuff going on?  Monitors U.S. Emergency All Hazards and Emergency Alert System (EAS) weather bulletins, warnings, and forecasts, Receives all Public Alert warnings, and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reports, Emergency alert standby mode with 3 levels of alert: advisory, watch, warning, 100-decibel alarm with visual alert..

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Gadgets December 17, 2004 posted by

Park n’smile.

The Parking Sensor/Camera System. £199.00. You really know you’ve got a bit of a problem when you need 4 ultrasonic sensors and a low light camera system to help you park up the Nissan of a night, eh? Shame!    The parking distance detection system will switch on automatically when the car is operating or the 4 sensor system can be wired through reversing lights and thus only operates when reverse is selected…When the car is parking the ultra-low light compensation camera can automatically turn…

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Gadgets December 15, 2004 posted by

Wireless dial up.

Absolutely no clue what make this is, but it’s a wireless Bluetooth modem for dial up Internet access. Spiffy! And a veritable bargain at just £59.90, eh?  Enjoy absolute mobility when surfing the net with this Wireless Modem Set. All you have to do is connect it to the phone socket and the wireless technology looks after the rest! You can also connect up to six additional Bluetooth devices, e.g. for data transfer to mobile phones and PDAs the Wireless Modem transfers data…

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Gadgets December 14, 2004 posted by

Wrist n’ Run.

The Casio CMD30B-1T Wrist Remote Controller. $69.99. Hey why have a remote control watch that can just control the telly, when you can have one which will learn all your other infrared control codes too? Turn on your washing machine with a flick of the wrist, eh? Waddya mean washing machines don’t have…..   The Wristwatch that memorizes infrared signals! This watch memorizes infrared signal patterns to control your TV, video, stereo and other infrared remote controlled appliances around the…

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Gadgets December 14, 2004 posted by

Cell lighter.

The Cell-Phone Lighter. $5.99.  Looks just like a real cellphone. When you push the button on top, the lighter will lite up and says the words “I Love You”.

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Gadgets December 13, 2004 posted by


The Carb Counter. $49.95. Hey, with this you can still eat badly, but at least you can count ‘em in and total ‘em up. T’riffic!  It’s so simple to save and track your carbohydrate, caloric and fiber intake… Entering the first few letters of a food item will take you to a food (or to a particular restaurant such as Taco Bell, McDonalds, etc.) You can then easily scroll through the menu items to a particular food or meal. Remember…

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Gadgets December 13, 2004 posted by

Cool for cats!

The Coleman Coolbox. $209.95. Essential equipment this winter. Oh yes…  AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Integrated CD Storage Compartment Stores 8 CD’s, Two 4″ Speakers, Cooler Compartment keeps 9 Cans or 6 Bottles of Soda Cool…

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Gadgets December 10, 2004 posted by

Smart Mug.

The Smart Mug. $24.95. Now here’s a product clearly calling out for the USB treatment.  But what do we get? Yet another tedious miniature Xmas tree ionizer. Sheesh!  Plug Smart Mug into your car’s cigarette lighter to keep beverages exactly the temperature you specify! Perfect for coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Choose any temperature between 85 and 160 degrees F; an audible alert confirms that the beverage is ready to drink. The dishwasher-safe liner is removable for washing. 16 oz. mug fits standard…

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Gadgets December 9, 2004 posted by

The..ahar there…watch.

The Casio Sea Pathfinder is a watch for pirates, laddy. Not for lily livered land-lubbers with wrists the size of a string bean. Ahar there…! [Thank you, I think we’ve all identified the oceanographic reference by now – Ed] And just in case you’re thinking of wandering anywhere near the Bermuda Triangle, it comes with its own ‘abnormal magnetic field detect function’. $174.95.   It displays weather information and vital data required for seafarers, boating and yachting enthusiasts. Packed with features,…

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