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 buildatone.com. 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]