Friday, December 29, 2006

MacBook See Through Love

Speck Products SeeThru Hard Cases for 13" & 15" MacBooks come in red and transparent colors. Made of translucent hard plastic, they give off a shiny look with finger-print protection. US$49.95. I wish I knew about these before Christmas. There is also Canvas Sport sneaker inspired soft cases going for US$39.95 in black or pink. Cuteness!

[SeeThru Hard Shell for MacBook]

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Artistic Shuffle Love

Shufflesome are high quality vinyl foil stickers for your Gen1 and Gen2 iPod Shuffle. The site features amazing artwork from many artists around the world. Be sure the check out their gallery of designs. You can also upload your own pictures or graphics and have them stickerify it for you. US$6.40. With that price get yourself a dozen and send me a couple.


Super Sling for the book-lover / book-worm

This falls under the category of Now why did I not think of that?. This elastic sling has a pen holder and an added book mark. Attach it to your book, clipboard, and any writable surface around which you can put this sling around. US$5.99. Comes in Mango, Grape, or Cranberry colors. Now why did they have to choose fruit colors? I wonder if they smell like the fruits too. Simple yet very handy gadget for book readers unlike me.


Printable Templates for an Organized Home brings us some printable template love. Here you can find cute, colorful templates of many categories. To-Do, Checklists, Calendar, Miscelaneous organizing fun. Download the pdf and simply print with your own printer. US$FREE. I say why not try them out. I have the Dec. 2007 calendar template hanging on my fridge.

[Organized Home Printable templates]

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Fire & Ice together again - Thaw Ice Candle

I absolutely love this candle concept. Something about it screams style and intrigue, just like romance. The Mathmos Thaw Ice Candle has blended fire & ice in a way I have not seen before. The tea light holder lets you to create an ice diffuser/surround. The diffusion effect changes as the tea light burns down and the heat from the fire melts the ice. The melted ice is conveniently collected in the base of the product as to not create a mess. Use is again and again. It does require a little bit of preparation work but it is well worth it. US$48.00

[Mathmos Thaw Ice Candle]

LaCie Huby an artisitc desktop USB hub

Designed exclusively for LaCie by Ora-Ïto, the LaCie Huby is an artistic is an USB & FireWire Combination hub. Compatible with PC or Mac, the Huby, with its glossy white polycarbonate finish, and flexible cables, gives you 4 USB 2.0 ports & 2 FireWire 400 ports. The packaging comes with 5 USB 2.0 & 3 FireWire 400 cables, a USB fan, a USB light, a USB extension cable and a FireWire 400 extension cable. You can customize what you implement. I can see how it might look like it has grown tentacles, but I like that look. US$79.99

[LaCie Huby]

Chart your next seatings with

To every Event Planner, Bride, Groom, Party Planner out there, take not of Drop any of those shareware, cumbersome, complicated seating chart software. If you are still on paper, then I invite you to the wonderful world of electronic seating charts. This website offers you a free drag and drop printable seating chart solution. No programming required. No software to install, simply use your computer, internet connection, and already installed web browsing software on your machine. US$ FREE. Now go forth, spread the word, and seat chart away my faithful followers.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Go the extra mile this time - give the gift of Personalized iPod

If you want to give the gift of iPod music this Christmas, then why not set your gifting apart from the many others who will be doing the same this year. Go one step above and gift a pre-loaded iPod. The idea is to load the iPod with sentimental / favorite / Bahumbug music into a new iPod, repackaging it and presenting it. Of course you need to be very careful not to destroy the original packaging. But for the little trouble imagine the brownie points you will earn. Here is a link to a article that makes this process dummy proof. Yes, yes, you could also take the easy route of personalization and get it engraved.

[Gift of pre-loaded iPod]

Find the right gift for the right Personality has profiled men and women of different tastes to come up with categorized gift guide by personalities. The categories don't just end at 'For Him' or 'For Her', nor does it stop at simple breakdowns. With sub-categories like 'Spiritual & Religious' & 'Well-dressed Child' you are sure to find suggestions for the most picky person in your life. Go ahead give it a whirl.


Friday, December 08, 2006

Klever Kutter saves the day & your fingers too

Just in time for the holidays, The Klever Kutter from Safecutters Inc. is an American-made, high-quality cutting blade, that is safe to the touch and the razor quickly cuts through cardboard, plastic, shipping straps, shrink wrap, and much more. Other than the low price, the most interesting fact about this box cutter is that recently it has been recognized and approved by US Homeland Security as the only cutting tool safe for air transport. Now that is an achievement on its own. Buy some for yourself, your friends, and some for me. US$1.96 each. Volume discount available.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

OhGizmo Holiday Giveaway - $1,200 Worth Of Stuff And Counting

OhGizmo is giving away a mother load of free stuff. If you win you will get the whole package consiting of Gift Certificate, From Vaja Cases, Nexus Laser, The Biohazard Watch, Neuros Recorder 2 Plus, Neuros Recorder 2 Plus, The Ice Jacket, and ID Messenger Bag And Accessories Package, From Tom Bihn. Check it out. Enter and win! Oh Lord, please let me win something for once.

[OhGizmo Holiday Giveaway]

Mind your power consumption - save $ and the planet

This Mini Power Minder is a great power consumption monitor. When the PC (plugged into the primary outlet) is turned on or off, power is either activated or deactivated in the secondary outlet. The monitor communicates with the PC using USB. Plug in your peripherals on an electric strip and plug that into the secondary outlet, voila!. For US$14.95 this is a great steal. I want one.

[Mini Power Minder]

Take your laptop where no laptop has gone before

With 6 adjustable joints capable of rotating 360 degrees and aluminum surface to absorb heat, this laptop desk/table/tray can go anywhere and morph into any supporting form. Lay with in Bed Style, sit with it Desk Style. The legs fold completely flat for easy storage. Dimensions: Top board 48 x 24cm, Leg 30cm x 3. For US$58.17. All I know is that I wouldn't want to get caught dead with it.

[Easy Desk Aluminum]

Monday, November 06, 2006

Run away with this keeper of Nike Sport Kit

RunAway is a universal shoe adapter and an organizer for Nike Sport Kit. It works with any running shoes with shoelaces along with a nifty storage for the receiver. Made of an ultra strong polycarbonate base and an ABS cap which safely protects the iPod Sports transmitter. Available in orange, black, blue, white, red, and pink. US$7.99


Bendy beautiful booklight

This bendy, bookmark is perfect for nighttime reading of your favorite novel or romance literature. Its named markLight made by MyLight. It uses super bright 3 LEDs for upto 40 hours of claimed lighting, has replacable batteries with 1 or 3 lamp settings. Its available in leather, nylon, or plush print. What's your flava? US$19.95


T-Qualizer rocks your disco world

The T-Qualizer used a thin layer of electroluminescence that picks up sound beats and react like a graphic equalizer of a stereo. In other words, unless you are in some european underground club, this T-shirt is either your ticket for getting kicked out for bringing on the geek factor, or if you are darn lucky a magnet for attention from unpredictable numbers of unpredictable sexes. Meant to be perfect for clubs, parties, or just to impressing your friends who might run away or drop theirs jaws at your talents. Comes in classic, red-hot, cool-blue, purple, or green. These sure are nostalgic. US$34.99


Vanity in the folds of of your Phone

This vanity gadget is I'd say more for women or for very vain men. ScreenMirrors are transparent films that produce a high quality mirror effect when a screen's backlight is off, but allow for clear display visibility when the backlight is on. ScreenMirrors are easy to apply, and a special adhesive allows the film to be removed without leaving behind an adhesive residue. Available for your favorite flavor of iPod and a RAZR. Starting at US$14.99


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Wireless Weather Forecaster for your edification

This Home weather station from Brookstone, calibrates and gets its data from AccuWeather's radio signal. It is intelligent enough to know your geographic location and then provide you weather report on not only your own city but 4 others nearby. Display includes, time, temperature, mini-icon symbolic of forecast condition. No recurring or even one-time subscription. Provide the 3 AAA batteries or simply plug it in. US$85. Definitely one of the better home weather stations I have seen in the market these days.

[Brookstone - 5 Day Wireless Weather Forecaster]

Roll your own ringtone for free

If you are like me, who hates to pay for getting ringtones of songs that I have already paid apple US$.99 for, then you will jump with joy to hear about This site allows you to upload an mp3, mp4, m4a, wma, acc, midi, mid, wav file (upto 15mb max) of your music and get a ringtone in 3 easy steps for free. Just upload, edit, and send to your web enabled phone. No registration is required.

[Turn your MP3’s into ringtones in 3 easy steps, and for FREE!]

Work, Invoice, Get Paid and enjoy with Side Job Track

This web based solution Side Job Track is a free service for rapidly producing small side projects for independant contractors for profit based services. Its features include: web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management software for the part-time independent contractor.

[Side Job Track]

Monday, October 23, 2006

Hackable Time

Yet another attempt to make time chaotic. These independent blocks show LED numbers, when put in order you get the current time but when put in disorder that's exactly what you get - a disordered set of numbers. Artsy decoration? Yes. Practical use as a clock - eh maybe not so much. However the concept is very intriguing. US$89.00.

[Open Edition LED Clock]

No-mess No-fuss Toothpaste with style

Check out this stainless steel beauty for your toothpaste dispensing. This device attaches to your bathroom wall tiles with suction cup and can acomodate all sizes of toothpaste tubes. With no battery required (using some kind of X-Pump mechanism) you insert your toothbrush in the bottom opening and depending on how hard you push equal amounts of toothpaste is dispensed. A bit of a steep price for US$59.95 but hey this is being sold at Sharper Image so the high price is not surprising to me. Check it out.

[Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser]

Friday, September 22, 2006

Toilet Paper 2.0

When you couldn't think toilet paper could be re-invented, Renova went and did it, well sort of. These soft, elegant 3-ply, fragrance bath tissue paper come in colors. Yes you heard that right, in color. The maker claims that these have been tested under dermatological and gynecological control and are biodegradable soothing tissues that do not bleed any color. The new york times calls it "This season's must-have". Price $150 for 45 rolls. That's the minimum amount you can order. Currently available in black but other colors are on the way. If you just cannot get enough fashion in your bathroom then go for these. Frankly I myself will save that $150 towards the rumored iPod phone.

[Renova - Buy Black]

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Wear your digital ego around that waist

Egokast is belt buckle size 3.5TFT personal media player that's meant to be shared with the world. Load up an SD memory card with all sorts of video and audio content, stick it into this player, stick the player in the belt buckle casing, put it around your waist, go out and proudly claim to the world how much of a geek you are. Or if you are a bonafied clubber, load it up with a psychadelic clip and be the center of all stares. Needless to say you sure will get a lot of stares to your waist and below, if you are comfortable with that. Highly priced at US$289

[Egokast - digital waist band]

Get your time and digital pictures too

This desktop clock comes with your standard time features - time, date, alarm, calendar, & meteorological measure. The WOW factor is its ability to display upto 22 pictures in a slideshow format. Running on 2XAAA batteries, you transfer pictures using USB cable and software from you PC onto it and simply let it go. I wonder if you can turn off the slideshow to conserve battery power, if not I can see the need to change batteries every couple weeks. Even though it is not an LCD digital frame, for an office desk where daydreaming is not allowed, this comes closest to an approved method of distraction. US$69.26

[Digital Photo Frame & Clock]

Simple online Digital Alarm

You need a alarm set quickly so you can catch some sleep under your desk while the boss is away. comes to your rescue. Open a web browser to this site, set the alarm and start your snooze. At the designated time the alarm goes off, turn it off and repeat the process. Of course you can use this for other tasks, but what would be the fun in that? US$FREE.


Friday, August 25, 2006

Laugh out of your pants Anti-Script

"This script creates an imbalance in the conversation between the marketer and the consumer. It is this imbalance, most of all, that makes telemarketing successful. The EGBG Counterscript attempts to redress that balance." I couldn't have said about this anti-script any better. Try it out for the next time you are so rudely interrupted. Besides even just reading through this is laugh out of your pants funny. US$FREE

[Anti-telemarketing EGBG counterscript]

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Everything Drawing is an excellent free online tutorial about anything drawing. Learn from beginners to advanced with well thought out and easy to follow lessons on drawing techniques. Simply put, awesome. Now if only I could get bit by the drawing / painting bug again, I would crank out some masterpieces.


My Dream Mover

I'm no skate-boarder, but if someone would buy me this, I could surely top Tony Hawks. Well maybe not top him, but I could surely roll in style. This quiet and so called environment friendly Usurfer U70 is an electric
power board with a hand controller for throttle and brake. For US$700 its a hefty price but I feel its well worth it.
[Usurfer U70]

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Frosty Artsy Mailbox

This styling mailbox adorns the front of your home with a welcoming feel that says, " put mail in me and let others see what's inside, break my glass and you've got someone else's mail". Funny stuff aside, this mailbox is more an art decor than a safety mail box. What's the point in havin a lock on it if the glass is breakable, I also don't know if I would like anyone to see (despite the frosty glass) what's inside. This envelope mailbox from Chia'sso can be your's for US$68.

[Envelope Mailbox]

Monday, August 14, 2006

Supertooth II - An expensive gizmo

This sun-visor mounted bluetooth speakerphone is not a new technology. This bluetooth gizmo dubbed Supertooth II is meanth to 'pair' with your bluetooth enabled phone to give you complete handsfree duplex speaking plesure while you drive. It comes with a rechargable lithium ion battery that is claimed to give you 20hrs talk time and 800hrs of standby time. US$129.99. There are competing models that could be found cheaper and I feel for that much money they could have designed some sexy curves on this thing. Although a very useful tool for many who spend a lot of hours in their car, I would recommend buying this if or when the price drop to under $100.

[Supertooth II]

Thursday, August 03, 2006

iSoundCap cover your head with music

With claims such as "...a revolutionary new way to wear and listen to your iPod®" this little baseball hat that can carry your ipod with some wire management, has some big heads to fill. I personally don't see the revolution in this, however I do admit saying, "..why didn't I think about that?". The iSoundCap™ is designed to hold the iPod® Nano and the iPod® Shuffle™ in a tight compartment stitched right into the cap. It even has a tight sleeve for the wires and a spool to keep these neatly wrapped up. US$29.95 and comes in black or white. I would buy one.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Let the Sun power your Garden - Sun Bricks

Solar powered Sun Bricks soak up the sun during the day and provide beautiful accent lights in your patio or garden. These self-contained solar bricks are also standard sized as bricks to allow you to switch out your bricks. Flush-to-the-ground, integral solar panels generate up to 8 hours of light each night. Amber LED’s provide a warm, welcoming glow, consume little power, and can’t burn out.US$59.95 for a pair.

[Solar Powered Sun Bricks]

Save your car's battery with Battery Brain

Battery Brain uses supposed unique electronic technology to ensure that your car's battery always has enough power to start your engine. This gizmo clips onto your car's battery and constantly monitors the battery power, if it detects that the battery is losing sufficient charge to start the engine, the electric system is disconnected from the battery. Fair love for those drivers constantly forgeting to turn their lights off. Starting at US$39.95.

[Battery Brain]

Thursday, July 27, 2006

I spy a beautiful mermaid - Digital Hero brings her home

I cannot be anymore excited after seeing this Digital Hero from GoPro. This waterproof (down to 30 feet) digital camera straps onto your wrist (flat or standing up) and is capable of taking still shots and movie clips. The product site has sample digital snaps and action videos above and under water (hello pretty mermaid). The camera is encased in a shockproof polycarbonate casing, operates on a single AAA battery and weighs under 3oz. It has only 32mb on-board memory allowing 260 to 360 photos or 32 10 second movie clips. The max resolution seems to be 640x480 for stills and 320x240 for video clips. You wouldn't want to shoot professional photos with this little gizmo under-water but for the casual user its perfect for those coral reef shots. Content is transfered over USB and is PC & Mac compatible. Only US$79.95. Now if this cam could accept external memory cards. Aswesome none-the-less.

[Digital Hero Camera]

Friday, July 21, 2006

Burn Weeds Burn !

OK I admit, I hate weeds! I am their worst enemy. I just cannot stand the sight of their ugly heads propping up amongst the cracks of my driveway or lawn. This Weed Burner is not for faint of hearts and not for the lawn unless you want the set the whole place on fire. For those pesky weeds in the cracks of your driveway, this is the most effective and instant terminator. Screw on a propane tank, use the regulator to control the flow of gas and light the fire at the tip, then burn away. It can also be used in winter time to quickly burn away dangerous patches of ice. US$34.95.

[Weed Burner]

Emurse - Job hunters' heaven

Job hunters, listen up! Emurse takes the online resume creation and maintenance many steps further. Including being able to use their AJAX type template to create, reorder, and add custom sections to your resume; you can download your created resume from anywhere over the interweb in different document formats (doc, pdf, rtf). Emurse also lets you generate a personalized sub domain web site for your resume. So all you have to potential employers is a web-site link and voila your resume hits them up through any falvor of web browsers they are using. You can even track your job hunts, whether they're by email, fax, or post. US$ FREE! FREE! Awesome service in my opinion.

[Emurse - Online resume taken further]

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Spy on your neighbor with this Telescoping web cam

Word of disclaimer: This site or I do not in any way encourage or promote spying on your neighbors. With that said, peep this USB web cam that features a telescope with a 7 x 18 magnification. USB 2.0 compliant with VGA 800 x 600 resolution. US$26.00. Other than the telescoping feature this cam seems to be in the medium range quality.

[Telescoping USB Web Cam]

iDrops - Liquid Health for your Apple treasure

iDrops claims to restore the original factory polish of your iPods (or iBooks, eMacs, and iMac G5s) plastic, polycarbonate, or acrylic surface by removing scratches and blemishes. The site even has before and after photos. U$14.95 (FREE shipping). I haven't tried it. Can anyone comment on its effectiveness?

[iDrops Liquid Health]

Monday, July 17, 2006

Ready to go Tents in 2 seconds

The 2-seconds tent from Quechua is a marvel for outdoor enthusiasts. It takes 2 seconds to set it up. Unzip throw in air and it lands pitched. Steak it to the ground and you are all set. They are available in 2 or 3 person sizes. They boast polyester coated flysheets, heatsealed waterproof seams, polyethylyne ground sheets, portable and come in different models. Starting at about $65. Someone please buy me one of those 3 second AIR models.

[Quechua - 2 second tents]

Friday, July 14, 2006

New kind of Digital Widescreen Frame from Westinghouse

This 7" widescreen digital picture frame from Westinghouse features the patent pending MosaicView technology. What this means is simply being able to display multiple images at the same time. Other than this nifty feature the frame comes with 16MB of internal memory, an ebony frame and accepts most memory card formats for additional pictures. US$149.99. Sounds awesome wish I could add to my shopping cart.

[7" Westinghouse Widescreen digital framw with MosaicView.]

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Girl Tech Fashion - Mix & Match Headset, Headphones, Headbank, Dangles

Steffi Thomas designs these customized accessories. Mix and match the headbands, with headsets (2.5mm jack), dangles, headphones. Full package (purse, headband, headset, headphones, dangles, etc) for US$95.55. You can get them individually of course for a cheaper price US$8 and up.

[Steffi Thomas]

[Purchase at Swapset]

Monday, July 10, 2006

This gorillapod takes your camera anywhere

Joby has released their latest Gorillapod SLR. This awesomely practical and useful (to photographers that is) camera stand can go attach anywhere with its nimble legs mechanism to its non-skid rubber feet. Check out the pictures and you'll see it is so impressive. It can support upto 2.5lbs and comes with a universal 1/4-20 screw. US$49.95

[Gorillapod SLR by Joby]

Va Va voom - one sexy Cell Phone cover in Skins

The ad campaign is more attractive than the product itself. These cell phone wraps from Skins Mobile boast of being able to protect your phone from dirt, water, mud, paint, sweat, blood, snow, and much more. This transparent 75 micron thick cover can streach upto 7 times its own length. Price yet to be announced.

[Skins Mobile]

Saturday, July 08, 2006

This vacuum KONE is a showpiece

Designed by Karim Rashid, this Dirt Devil bagless cordless hand-held vacuum dubbed KONE is a show-piece too. It comes in 6 different colors - White Illuminated (Available Now), Champagne, Charcoal, Blue Steel, Light Pink, and Plum (All Other Colors Available for Pre-Order Approximately 08/15). The illuminated model emits a soft-glow light when on a charging cradle. Comes with a 7.2vold motor costs $49.95

[DirtDevil KONE a show-piece vacuum]

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Control this ball - Incred-a-Ball

Either to win or to simply have some fun on the golf course, don't leave home without this RC golf-ball. RC Golf Incred-a-Ball is equipped with a hidden gyro, activate it and the ball spins in random directions. It comes with a charging cardle for juicing up. US$24.13. Now if they could only devise a precision control.

[RC Golf Incred-a-Ball]

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Keeping Time an Art form - Timesphere Clock

Keeping / tracking time is starting to become an art form more than a measure of moments. Take this Timesphere Clock clock for example with its seemingly gravity defying red ball traveling around the dial. Designed by Gideon Dagan, this clock is made of ABS plastic with high torque, precision quartz movement. US$48.00. Also check out the Random Time clock here for US$10.99

[Timesphere Clock]

Gliffy - Social web 2.0 diagraming

Gliffy is an online diagraming social web application that lets you create flow charts, UI Wireframes, Floor plans, Network diagrams, or any other mind mapping you would like to do. Lately I have wondered of a barebones system using just web 2.0 applications. This will certainly be on my usage list. Check it out.


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Geek Novelty - Peep the rear (of your cube)

Perpetual Kid has these Monitor Rear View Mirrors for the cheap. Comes in 4 different colors, you mount them on the top corner of your monitor to keep a guard on who might be looking over your shoulders as you play Second Life while you should actually be working. I say play on playa... US$7.99.

[Designer Monitor Rear View Mirror]

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Strap on in public - TranStrap

Made of plush heavy duty nylon webbing, and aircraft grade aluminum for the hook, this TranStrap is the public commuters best friend. Instead of having to reach high for those germ infested grab bars, use these to secure yourself on. Has a no-slip grip on the bar and is even washable. Have a sleeve and even a pass holder as accessories. US$12.95. Now why didn't I think of this. They are coming out with a mini version and even has one that allows you be reading a book using it.

[TranStrap - Personal Strap for Public Transit]