Thursday, December 29, 2005

A Pen made for the exquisite one in your life

Don't let this pen decieve you. Under the seeming plain old look, its construction our of two .308 bulllet casings placed end-to-end, displays the famous Colt brand. US$58.99. Check out the similarly constructed Wine Popper Stopper, Sport Key Fob, & Marksman Pen

[Hunter's Jewels]

Friday, December 23, 2005

Wonderbeings - wonderful world of digi stick people

These little digital stick people live in their respective digital boxes. With their own individual behavior patterns that impact their personality through their interaction with you via motions sensors or through buttons located on their box. Multiple of them can be connected by sticking them to each with magnetic portlets on each side of their cubes. Once connected, the magic, or the chaos really kicks on. US$29.99 for a set of two. Build your stick people revolution.

[Cube World digital stick people]

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Razzle Dazzle them with Fancy Napkin folds

Razzle dazzle your guests; family; friends; or that person whose hear you are trying to win over by making dinner, with these fancy napkin folding. This site shows you how.

[Learn Fancy Napkin Folds] - No more inked Palms

PicoPad comes to the rescue for those moments when you need to desperately write something down but don't have a pen and/or paper. This small pen and pad of tacky notes wrapped in a stylish case, fit right into your wallet. Now why didn't I think of this? Simply genious. Now don't waste paper on writing fake phone numbers in bars. For that use the annyoing dude's palm. US$3.89 for a nice package.


Custom bookmark in its glory

Once you look past the lack of grammer, the author of this page amazingly pulls off a good set of instructions and pdf template of creating your own custom bookmark. Print out the pdf fold and you are good to be bookmarking.

[Personalized Bookmark]

GiftBox: Santa's gift giving organizer

This FREE service simplifies management of your gift giving / recieving. You can keep track of gift ideas, gifts you have recieved, gift returns, wishlist of gifts, recieve reminders of gift giving, and even send out thank you eCards. Excellent for the holiday season, or weddings.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

FREE gift for Featured Reader in January

Be a featured reader in January and get a FREE gift. On January 1st, one reader will be featured on netintrigues. Based on popularity this giveaway might return in February of 2006. To be considered, you could do any one or more of the following:

  • leave legitimate, more than one line comment about postings on netintrigues (the more the better)
  • leave general comment (on this posting) about netintrigues - what you like most about it, how long have been reading, what would you like to see more of, etc.
  • start a Digg story about a posting on netintrigues
  • link to netintrigues from your blog or website (Talk Digger will be used to find such linking)

If you are chosen, we will email you (privacy of your email guaranteed). Your picture (or some clean visual representation of you) will be featured on the main page along with link to your blog or web site and even a little interesting tid-bit about you. Spread the word and start netintriguing.

January's featured reader will be getting a bonafied US$20 Best Buy gift card.

January's featured reader has been chosen. Thw winner is being contacted for permission before publishing any information about her. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 19, 2005

3D Papercrafting - new art form of folding

First Yamaha's papercrafts and now Canon's papercraft site offers some amazing (albeit time consuming) folding goodness in forms of animals, science, buildings, toys, origami, etc. You download a pdf, cut, glue, fold and put it together. If you have a few hours to kill give this a try. Thus, the folding war begins. I wonder if there a world folding championship out there. Any comments?

[Canon Papercraft]

SPEED LACES - lace freedom

This Speed Laces is a heaven sent for frequent shoe wearers who hate having to tie laces (c'est moi). Using frictionless fittings and a cord lock guarantees constant and euqal comfort with adjustable tension. The lacing even automatically adjusts to changing pressure.

[Speed Laces]

Talk Digger lets you lead or follow iNet chatter

Talk Digger lets you track ineternet chatter about a particular web site, blog, or page. It also lets you find discussions on any products or news. Its strenghts shine in showing you who is talking about your blog or site. Check it out. US$0.00 (the best price)

[Talk Digger]

Thursday, December 15, 2005

BiOrb - luxury living for your pet fish

BiOrbs are not your typical fish tank, these sutting pieces of furniture not only add style, but also a great conversation center-piece. With some hi-tech systems, the manufacturer touts this to be a maintenance free system. Like the many iPod accessories, these BiOrb come with a foray of add-ons (Heater Packs, Colour Match, Feng Shui Pebbles, Time of day mimicking LED lighting system, First Aid Filter, many more). Starter pack includes BiOrb with lighting and even 6 months of fish food starting at US$120


Shine on with DOT-it LED

A new era has dawned in the world of stick-on tap lights. Dark closets sing praise of DOT-it LEDs. Looking like colorful wheels, sylvania has released smaller lighter 3M reusable adhesive backed tap on LED lights. A array of 3 LEDs shine on at the tap of their center. Costing US$9.95 (at Amazon) each they come in six metallic shades.

[DOT-it LED]

Monday, December 12, 2005

Show your moods with pride

Why didn't I think of this? Moodblurbs are real life comic like blurbs that are held up high (more like clipped onto) with a holder. You can connect them to laptops, cubicles, bicycle, anywhere you want to clip it. Designed as conversation starters or social isolation tools, these express your mood, intentions, or humor of the moment. I'm throwing down all my junk for hundreds of these strewn all over me. I can never stick to one mood at a time. Guess I'm a complete loss. Starter packs come with 8 'moodblurbs' and a holder. They even sell expansion packs. US$14.95 to get started, US$9.95 for expansion packs.


Let your inner flowerchild play with Wonder Vase

Made of strong, thermal sensitive polymer, these vases can be hand formed by pouring hot water and then freezing the shape by refilling it with cold water. Rinse and smooth flat to store away. Measures 11" by 6". Available in blue, green, and white. They even make a card version. So now will you let your inner flowerchild plant flowers everywhere it pleases? US$5.95

[Wonder Vase]

Eureka! write your songs / thoughts in the shower

OK genius! Here is the perfect tool for your shower thought escapades. This Erasable Shower Note Tablet is reusable and combined with waterproof crayon can bring new definition to wet lists. Crayon caddy and suction cup included. US$15.99.

[Erasable Shower Note Tablet]

Make a statement with your photo this holiday

MacWorld has an excellent article about how your prescious photo can be cherised on things as diaper bags, photo canvas, caosters, mouse pads, keepsake box, and etc. The article gives you links and even approximate cost in US$. This article rocks for any photo creativist.

[Gifted photos - MacWorld]

Thursday, December 08, 2005

IVR Cheat Sheet(tm) by Paul English

Ever get tired of listening to those twiny tunes while holding? Ever wonder how much of your prescious time you will waste trying to work through the ever so complex autmated phone menus just to talk with a live person? IVR Cheat Sheet by Paul English has published an extensive guide to by passing all the 1 2 3 choices and go straight to the customer service department. Guide details for many retailers, corporations, and organizations

[IVR Cheat Sheet - Paul English]

Forget me Not- doorhanger

This doorhanger simply does what you cannot do - remember everything all the time. A simple yet effective tool to remind yourself to wear a hat as you step out the door, or maybe remind you to wear shoes as you step out. OK, comedy aside, this tool / hanger can be useful in reminding you of those important yet small things. US$5.95 for 50 Sheets.

[Do Not Forget doorhanger]

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Band your arm with a Nike nano case

Nike's latest sport armband for iPod nano. Made from lightweight Nike Pro compression fabric and Dri-FIT material and is also machine washable. In gray-orange or black-gray, with small-medium or medium-large cosing US$40.

[Nike iPod nano armband]

Wage missions with Air Darts via USB

Control and aim these air soft bad boys (3 of them to be specific) through your USB and PC/Mac. Needs a software, perfect office desk toy. Maybe someone can mod it to a motion sensor or some crazy accessory? Go ahead and comment on how this could be augmented. US$32

[USB powered Air Darts]

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Self Charging Smoke Alarm

The clever fellows at DuPont have created this self charging Smoke Alarm that fits into ceiling mounted light sockets. It charges when the light is on. To test is flip the light switch twice. Also backed with 10 year warranty. Now I have nothing to look forward on days we fall back / fall forward an hour. US$39.95

[No hassle self charging Smoke Alarm]

Spice it up with Lovers' Cushion

This cushion ergonomically constructed to increase muscle comfort during intimate moments to allow for protection of tailbone and hip. Easy to maintain and store. That was the PG13 version. For more spicy & fun description (R) check out the product page. US$39.95

[Lover's Cushion]

Electrify away those Stains

With a picture like that who can ignore this product. This supposed 'revolutionary' Electric Clothing Stain Remove removes stains from your clothing using ultrasonic (120 vibrations per second) and detergent mixed with water. 30 days full money back guarantee. US$29.95.

[Electric Stain Remover]

Monday, November 28, 2005

Press your java in a water bottle.

Press-Bot is a coffee junkies answer to fresh pressed coffee in the woods or anywhere. This tool fits into a Nalgene water bottle, to make a quality cup of joe no matter where you are. Check out the video and instructions on the site. US$19.95


Generate your own WARNINGS !

Warning Label Generator lets you generate your own warning labels. Choose a design, choose an icon, and enter upto 6 lines of text and symbols. Out comes a GIF image. Free fun tool. US$0.00

[Warning Label Generator]

Walk on water with Nuclear Globe

Nuclear Globe lets your spin on water. This giant 6-foot sphere has an inset that cups on the outer surface and lets you grip and paddle your way through the water as you spin the globe. US$274.95 a bit steep.

[Nuclear Globe]

WhatTheFont : Give face to that unknown font

WhatTheFont is an online service that identifies the font face of letters in any GIF, JPEG, TIFF, or BMP. Simply upload a picture with letters and the service tells you the face. Max image size needs to be 360 x 275 and ideal letter height for the best match is about 100 pixels.


Dream Arcades Tables - Give life to your retro gaming dream

Dream Arcades, LLC produced retro arcade gaming systems. Complete arcade systems with new or refurbished or sans computer systems. The systems can be side-by-side, head-to-head, three-sided tables or the more famous upright system. A far better and more stable alternate than the systems being sold at BJ's and Target these days. US$659 and above.

[Dream Arcades]

Live Simple: Ultimate radical tactics to simplicity

This may not apply to everyone, some of us are too far from having a simple life, but for those of us, for whom there is still some hope, check out this FREE online edition of Live Simple: Radical Tactics to Reduce the Complexity, Costs, and Clutter of your life guide. US$0.00.

[Live Simple]

Monday, November 21, 2005

Raise funds, Get your message on EZBands

EZBands offer 100% silicone customizable wristbands that are like the popular LiveStrong wristbands. Your own message or logo can embossed or debossed in any font free of charge. You get to choose Single colored, Multi colored, Pearl Flash, or Intertwined wristbands. They also have anklets. Pricing varies depeneded upon quantity ordered.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Key Caps - brings color to your key ring

If you are into organizing those keys on your keyring, then these key caps in assorted colors and patterns can help you get your groove on. The vendor is offering a holiday Gift Set containing one package of four key caps and one eyeglass cloth with case in your choice of color. US$2.99 for pckg of 4 or US$6.98 for the gift set.

[Key Caps]

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Baller Pen - who needs a PDA

These pens contain a 6.5 inch retractable erasable sheet which can be marked with pencils or washable felt tips. Uses include (according to manufacturer) secretly passing messages in class, quick notes, flash cards, study on the go, mini sticker picture album. I will not pass my personal judgement on these tools of the trade, if you catch my drift. US$7.50 for one, US$19.95 for 5, US$74.95 for 50.

[Baller Pen]

iCel - extend your iPod addiction

For the iPod junkies, this external portable power supply can juice up your favorite music addiction by an extra 50 to 200 hours. iCel is available in three models, 201 for US$99, 202 for US$149 and 205 for US$199.

[iCel your iPod]

One-Pot Cooking - Revived

This article gives new light to One-Pot Cooking. Explaining three different methods depending on Rice, Potato, or Pasta based meals, it desrcibes how to get the best darn One-Pot meal you've tasted. Check out the recipes too.

[One-Pot Cooking]

Maywa Denki swirls dings bops and rocks

Maywa Denki "Nonsense Machines" are small and nifty nonsense machines produced by Nobumichi Tosa. Its difficult to describe their "nonsensical" functionality. Take a look for yourself at the collection. US$25.00 each. Someone buy me a set of these, hurry.

[Maywa Denki - machines]

Hornets, Wasps be afraid, very afraid

Gotcha Sprayer is nothing magical but a very useful exterminator of pests / bugs you don't want to get near. It is an adaptor that attaches to any commercially available can of wasp and hornet spray on one end, and to an extension pole on the other, to safely spray at the bugs or their nests. US$16.99 + S/H.

[Gotcha Sprayer]

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Caddie your 70 lbs shopping bags

Never mind the looks of an elderly oxygen tank carrier, this caddie transports upto 8 shopping bags weighin a total of 70 lbs. Rolls smoothly made of sturdy tubular steel frame and a foam padded handlebar. Folds o compact unit to fit into car trunk. US$39.95 for this Buick for your grocerry bags.

[Hammacher Shopping-Bag Caddie]

Wrap your muffins in these silicone cups

A far better and more useful usage of silicone. These muffin cups are made of silicone. No greasing or flouring required. Pour in your batter and bake on a cookie sheet. Peel off the baked product. Wash and re-use. Comes in standard and mini sizes. Heat safe to 500 F. US$14.50 set of 6 standard size. US$12.50 set of 6 mini size.

[Silicone cups]

Monday, November 14, 2005

Scroll your message across this buckle

Despite what the picture shows, you get a new freedom of expression through this buckle equipped with 147 colored LEDs surrounded by a chromse frame with 6 different messages, with 256 characters each. Lets hope your waist is worth grabbing the attention with this buckle. US$24.99 to US$29.99. Check out the Scrolling LED Badge for a different flavor of expression.

[Scrolling LED Belt Buckle]

mysoldius brings on the sloar beams

mysoldius Universal Solar charger harnesses the power of our sun to juice up your electronic devices. Compatible with a huge array of cellphones, iPods and BlackBerry (provided you have the right adapter), costing you US$89.99 to US$109.99 depending on kit you buy.


Friday, November 11, 2005

Women - now you can go commando

To be fair with my women readers, this Anti Panti is answer to those women wanting to go commando, of course not "during that special time of the month". According to the maker, "wearing an anti-panti when you do not want to wear underwear eliminates the need to wash your pants after each wearing - it also provides a sense of comfort that going au natural does not". These 'devices' (for lack of better description in my male brain) are nothing like maxi pad, in fact its not padded at all. It has an adhesive side that sticks to the pants to avoid budging. They even come in various patterns that change constantly. US$10 + S/H for pack of 5.

[Anti Panti]

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Updgrade your Flashlight to SMART Indium

Indium SMART Flashlight is user-configurable. Yup you read that right. Another simple and useful tool has been upgraded to the 21st century, now you can hack into your flashlight. Connect it using USB to your PC and program new settings. Adjust settings such as variable gamma correction (for those super hero escapades) or program in sequence of strobes and fades, dot-dot-dot-dash-dash-dash, set the maximum LED drive current (for the geek in you). US$ TBA

[Angus Noble Indium SMART flashlight]

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

FlightAware - Get your Live Flight Tracking

FlightAware give new definition, set the bar for free online US nationwide flight tracking. With arrival, departure information by airpor, or by flight, or even by aircraft type, this site will feed all your online flight tracking needs.


Show your pride with RAZR vaja

These I-Volution cases from 'vaja' are latest wraps for your sexy thin RAZR V3. You get to choose their stock colors or even customize your own with a color stripe. US$55 per wrap.

[I-Volution from vaja]

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

SideStep - get your deals on!

SideStep searches multiple travel search sites to bring you the best deal. It even has a downloadable toolbar to get your deal daily. Take if for a spin on your next travel planning.


Permanently delete data from your hard drive

NY Times has an article on (many times unknown fact) how simply deleting data from your hard drive dosen't really delete it. This can be a problem, when you are getting rid of your old computer or are trying to erase any evidence :-) The article provides some good tips and free program links. Most notable is the FREE windows program Dariks Boot and Nuke.

[Deleted but Not Gone NYT]
[Darik's Boot and Nuke]

Keep your toes toasty (& fresh)

These molded electric shoe dryers provide steady strem of warm air to sterilize the smell and dry the inside of your shoes. So men / women literally won't have cold feet on their wedding day. Great gadget for foot lovers and most of all those who suffer from smelly feat can now breathe a sigh of relief. US$39.50.

[Electric Footwear Dryers]

Friday, November 04, 2005

LightCap - illuminates your outdoor fancies

LightCap a sloar powered water bottle with a white & red LED light in the lid. The lid has built-in waterproof solar panel, battery pack, and powerful long-lasting LED light. It weighs only 11 oz. with a 32 oz. capacity. With 4 hours of charge, the maker claims, it will stay bright for hours with at least 300 cycles of charge. This lid is totally sealed and is molded in from the top (outside) of the cap. US$24.95.


SimplytheBest Fonts archive

SimplytheBest Fonts archive is truly the best archive I have seen in a long time that nicely categorizes FREE fonts. You can browse by category, by alphabet, or search. Awesome! US$0.00

[Best Fonts Archive]