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Gadgets December 9, 2005 posted by

The Poison Ring.

The Poison Ring. Er…not sure about this puppy, but we’re assuming that it’s aimed at innocent users. So all you wannabe Lucretia Borgias, Machiavellians and Rasputinites back off, y’hear? £119.00.  The details of the 17th-century Venetian original have been faithfully reproduced in this ring, made in 925 sterling silver with three blood-red rose-cut garnets. Pills, sweeteners or small personal mementoes are always discreetly to hand. No-one will suspect that the large garnet conceals a cavity, accessed by means of a small…

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Gadgets September 28, 2005 posted by

Flapper phone.

Vintage 1920’s Candlestick Phone. Nope, not some trashy plastic retro knock-off, the real McCoy, lovingly restored by some small elves deep in the Dingle Dell Forest. Look Ma, a real rotary dial. $699.00 and don’t you dare quibble…  We rescued a few from a forgotten warehouse in Buenos Aires; each has been professionally restored, by hand, inside and out so they’re just like the day they left the factory. Nickel plated solid brass frame. Rugged rotary dial and heavy bakelite…

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Gadgets September 16, 2005 posted by

The Skype Hulger Handset.

The Skype Hulger P*Phone Handset. £50.00 gets you a funky Skype compatible VoIP handset with Y cable for mic and audibles, in any colour you like as long as it’s red, black, pink or white. Also usable with cell phones, of course. Back chat retro.  When one combines the HULGER Y*CABLE with the HULGER P*PHONE, it becomes a voice over IP-Phone. Just plug it into the ‘mic’ & ‘headphone’ ports & you are ready to take calls the good, old-fashioned way….

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retro August 30, 2005 posted by

Voice Corder.

The Mini Organ Museum.  Fab, thanks Eric.  Hello to all friends and lovers of rare and vintage musical electronic toys. This is the first museum of lost organs, damned keyboards, childish synthesizers, dusty voice transformers and singing calculators. Most of them are from the 70ies and 80ies. Maybe you remember some from your own childhood, but I’m sure you haven’t seen most of them in your life. Enjoy watching my constantly growing collection of these little beeping creatures and write…

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