Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wireless device charging for your gizmos

WildCharge accompanied by device adapters for your specific device, provides you with a wireless charging solution. In simple terms it is a pad upon which you lay your device that has adapters attached. These adapters have certain contact points, that make contact when laid on the charging pad. Regardless how you lay your device on the pad, your device battery is charged through such contact method. Gone are the days of needing to plug in all the charging cables of your various gizmos. Currently on Motoroal RAZR, and iPod Nano 2G adapters are available. However the manufacturer promises release of Blackbery and other popular devices in early 2008. US$89.99 for charging pad with each adapter going for US$34.99.


Mophie iPhone juice extender - gotta have

Mophie Juice Pack for the iPhone is an external thin factor battery for the iPhone. It is a rechargable lithium ion battery pack that connects directly to the iPhone's dock port. Very nice features, "Rubber inserts and soft-touch finishes", "Integrated iPhone holder", Uses the same charging cable that comes with the iPhone to charge the battery and iPhone, "Intelligent Power Distribution", "4 Light LED Battery Status Indicator". All this for only US$99.00. I say this is a steal of a deal. It is touted to

[Mophie iPhone/iTouch juice pack]

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Finally a battery caddy worthy of its name

Finally instead of using a plastic index card box to store my stash of various batteries, I found these nifty caddies. These Personal Battery Caddy from tools aviation. They come in various configuration & color, allowing you to hold combination of battery types or one type of batteries. These come in 'Original Glow in the Dark', 'A9 Pack', 'DC Pack', '12 Pack', and 'Slim Line' versions. Prices vary depending on configuration but generally range between US$6 to US$19.

[Personal Battery Caddy]

Monday, October 22, 2007

Untangle your corded life - CorgHog

This rubbery CordHog, with its 2inches diameter body can beat 12 feet of wire in submission, by allowing you to wrap around its body. Here is a How-to. They come if numerous colors (transparent, blue, red, etc.). US$6.00 for a pack of 6.


Stocking stuffer for the DIY-er in your life: Space Nice robot kit

This eight legged Space Nine star explorer robot kit is a DIY kid's play heaven. Remote controlled by an infrared transmitter you can control its moves and turns. Space Nine can walk on rough surfaces, turn left and right, and even cross rocks. The kit comes in two DIY flavors - Non Solder and Solder versions. Requires basic hand tools to assemble the parts. Solder version requires soldering iron and solder. Costs US$34.95

[Space Nine Robot Kit]

55 Essential Articles Every Serious Blogger Should Read

Composed by Matt Huggins these entry lists 55 excellent articles for every newbie to expert blogger. These are must read in my opinion. The articles are divided into several categories, which are:
Blogging Basics: Getting Started
Building Meaningful Content
Increasing Traffic & Retaining Readers
Linkbaiting, SEO, & Social Networks
Building a Community
Blog Monetization
Miscellaneous Blogging Advice

[55 Essential Articles Every Serious Blogger Should Read]

Thursday, August 23, 2007

decTop $100 form factor small Computer

decTOP is a fanless personal computer that weighs in at 3 pounds and runs off of 8 watts of power. It comes without any operating systems but supports Windows CE and any flavor of Linux. Although it comes with low level specs (128 MB RAM, 10 GB hard drive, 366 MHz processor), its hard drive and RAM are both upgradeable. If you're looking for a cheap computer for the kiddies, a Linux server, or to create a remotely controlled torret server or internet communication center, then this is for you. Contains 128MB SDRAM / 10GB HDD, V.92 modem / Ethernet, 4 USB / VGA Video Out (up 1600x1200), Microphone In (audio in) / Headphone Out (audio out). Sells for US$100 and includes a mouse and keyboard.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tentacular Geek Dream USB Hub

Don't blame me if you get funny looks or people pointing at you and calling you a geek. Forget the plant or flower arrangement on your desk, instead get this tentacular USB Hub from Ora-Ito. It comes with LaCie Hub; USB fan; USB light; 2 x USB 2.0 cables; 1 x USB 2.0 cable; 2 x USB 2.0 cables; 2 x FireWire 6-to-6 pin; 1 x FireWire 4-to-6 pin; USB extension cable; FireWire extension cable; external power supply; Quick Install Guide. US$95 I am proud to be a Geek.

[Ora-Ito Tentacular USB Hub]

Oval Nightlighter Flashlight

If you don't mind carrying about a yellow bulky flashlight, then this Oval Flashlight called Nightlighter is just the thing. In the least it is certainly a conversation starter and shines area around your feet and the ahead. Now if someone could combine this with one of those dog leash handles. US$26.95. I'll save my money for something else.

[Nightlighter Flashlight]

MiniCards - Increase your name / brag factor

MiniCards are little cards photos or designs on one side, and textual details on the other. They are like little calling-cards; cards you hand out to keep in touch with friends, or new people you meet (did someone say pickup lines?). The image side of each card can be different, so if you are making a MiniCard 100 pack, you can choose up to 100 different photos (upload, or get from various photos sharing sites like Flickr) or text designs to put on your cards. US$16.99 for 100 cards.

[MiniCards - Moo]

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A sexy way to display your iPod, iPhone, or other digital devices

Got your shiny new iPhone or iPod, want to show it off or give it a prime spot on your desk? Why not do it in style with the PED2 from The elegant design of the PED is not only compatilble with iPod but many other devices too, including the iPhone. While the PED2 works with every generation full size iPod it also works with the iPod mini and Nano (optional Nkit required for the nano). Not only does it cradle all of these devices bare, it will also work all with a case or skin too. Cable management provided by the rubber grommet allows the PED2 to keep your sync and charge cables where they are needed and ready for easy use, not on the floor or behind your desk. Formed from steel, not plastic. The PED2 will is a stable fixture on your desk. I want one. Comes in black US$44.99 or white US$39.99


Handel-It your prescious MacBook

Handle-it by Case-mate is the ultimate fashion to carry your Apple notebook virtually anywhere. Designed exclusively for the MacBook & constructed of resilient aircraft aluminum (in either black or white). It is accented with Case-mate’s trademark embossed, Italian Pebblestone leather for added style and comfort while carrying. In use, it doubles converts to a passive heat sink which folds underneath the laptop allowing better airflow and promoting cooling. US$49.00 is fashionable worthy. Pair this is one of the colorful Sleeves you got an all around protection. Sleeves for go $99.99 each.


A revolution to your grocerry list

Everyone needs to do grocerry shopping and everyone needs to make a list for such shopping. Gone are the days of little scraps of paper for listing over the weeks or having to copy your list from a dry erase board sticking on your fridge, thanks to SmartShopper you can digitize your list. You speak your item into this gizmo, it recognizes your voice and adds the said item to a list in its memory. When you are ready to go shopping simply print out the list and go. The creator uses a catch phrase Say it, Print it, Go get it. Check out the site. The US$149.00 price tag is well worth the investment.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Share some love with online Screen-casting

Screencast-O-Matic provides an invaluable service for FREE. They allow you to create a screen cast (an animation of your computer screen that you would like to share, complete with audio). You can do this without needing to install any software and they even host your screencast for you. You can make it public or keep it private. They even allow you to export your screencast to quicktime. Where have this been all my life. No need to spend hours trying to explain screens to the other party anymore. Simply screencast it. Check out this Netintrigues screecast.


Be your own social billboard

Wear your cause on your sleeve literally. Reactee is a either a marvelous concept or a social suicide. This service allows you to pick a slogan, also allows people to text message a particular keyword to 41411, and then receive a custom response message that you set. In essence you become the social billboard for your own social, personal, or global cause. You pay for ordering the T-shirt (comes is about 6 pre-set colors with numerous sizes for men and women), the service itself doesn't have any charge (standard messaging applies)


Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Bond version of a life-vest

Be Bond, James Bond; wearing this almost futuristic US Coast Guard approved life vest has an integrated 14 channel 2 way radio, waterproof until 3' of water. A pocket in the chest of the life vest holds the radio in place and the zipper closure allows for rapid removal. The life vest's exterior is made from neoprene, the same material used in professional scuba diving wetsuits for its elasticity and durability, while the 100% PVC foam interior is segmented and beveled, allowing ease of maneuverability while swimming. US$129.99. I want one that's for sure.

[Two-Way Radio Life Vest]

Saturday, April 28, 2007

This post is really about the belt

What makes this product eye-catching is the who is showcasing it. One would be hard-pressed to come by such a hottie toting about such a product in real life. Back to the product, with this mobile Take-a-Belt Booze Belt, you'll be the most popular host(ess) in town. It includes two holsters for tequila, Jack, Jagermeister, etc; and six molded ammo slots for shotgun shell shot glasses (included). Thermally molded foam liquor carriers and nylon web belt. Adjustable sizing fits most. US$89.99. Model NOT included. Check out more details and pictures after the jump.

[Booze Belt]

Be a happy driver and spread some joy on the road

Help reduce road-rage with 'Sorry' and 'Thank You' or brighten up some other driver's day with this Rear Deck Digital Message System. It features single remote button-press changes of messages. You can program your messages using remote control. US$31.01. Driver's use this on your own discretion. Please don't be rude!

[Rear Deck Scrolling Digital Message System]

Monday, April 23, 2007

HydraCoach - brains for your drinking habits

The HydraCoach is the worlds first Interactive Water Bottle. It calculates your personal hydration needs, tracks your real-time fluid consumption, paces you throughout the day and motivates you to achieve and maintain optimal hydration. I am guilty of not consuming enough water, I wonder if this gizmo is going to make me drink more. Not likely, but certainly a conversation piece. US$30.00


Friday, March 02, 2007

Jack of all trade 3-in-1 RF Remote, Moust, and Laser Pointer

This PCPAL made 3-in-1 jack of all trade Slim PC/Laptop is an RF Remote Control, Mouse, Laser Presenter that fits into PCMCIA Slot. Plug and play, no need to install software. Plug in the RF transmitter to an available USB port and you are good to go. US$39.99 + US$5.00 for S/H

[PCPAL 3-in-1 RF Remote Control with Mouse and Laser Pointer]

Never again changing your smoke alarm batteries - priceless

This Du Pont made smoke alarm screws into your light socket and it uses your house electricity to power itself. It also allows you install a light bulb in it, so are not left in the dark. Perfect. Self Charging smoke detector from Du Pont - $39.99 on your mastercard, never having to change its batteries - priceless.

[Self Charging Du Pont Smoke alarm]

Mark My Time - Child friendly reading bookmarks

Mark my Time are kid friendly digital bookmarks. The manufacturer claims that these will interest kids to read more. Powered by changeable watch battery, these colorful bookmarks have a countdown timer. You set the minutes you would like the child to read, and once it counts down to zero it beeps. A well trusted teacher tells me these can be used for improving reading fluency thus helping build comprehension. You can also keep track of minutes read over multiple reading sessions until you delete it. US$8.95 each. Comes in green, blue, and purple.

[Mark My Time]

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Kill noise with Jawbone

Although not meant to be a discreet bluetooth headset, this Jawbone is one sexy and sophisticated piece of technology for your ear that kills noise. Check out the noise samples and video on their web-site. The strength of this headset is its ability to compensate for ambient noise and perform incoming audio enhancing while doing noise canceling on outgoing sound. The manufacturer claims this is the same technology used by military operators and forces. The US$119 is a bit hefty but if it does what is claimed I would happily shell out the bucks. Comes in Silver, Black, or Red


Rakku - Revolving shoe storage

Rejoice oh women & men of many shoes. No more are you in need of shelves and shelves of your many colored fancy shoes. Rakku is a revolutionary storage wheel made from tough polymer, for your shoes. This mobile shoe wheel has 20 expandable pockets that can accommodate 30 pairs of shoes depending on the type. The shoes are inserted into the pockets through elastic bands that secure them in place. The adjustable pockets can fit sneakers, high heels, and flats. The shoe wheel comes in Silver, White, or Black. US$65.00

[Shoe Wheel by Rakku]

Design your own business cards FREE with Businesscardland

Artists, Freelancers, Small-business owners, take note of this web2.0 web site, it allows you to design your own business card (from an ever increasing set of templates) customize it with your own information and generate a pdf. Print out the pdf on card stock and you are good to go. The numerous designs are categorized in Splashy, Ornate, Simple, and Geometric categories. US$FREE.

[Custom business cards at Businesscardland]

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Belkin shows some design love for laptops

Check out these newly released laptop CushTop, PocketTop and SleeveTop. These laptop accessories / cases come in silver, green, or orange. They have special compartments for the bulky power adapter and cord so you don't have to keep taking them out each time you want to use plug in your laptop. They are made up of durable hand-washable material. Comes with lifetime warranty. Prices start at US$34.99

[Belkin CushTop, PocketTop & SleeveTop]

The Amazing OpenX - save your sanity

Scene: My favorite new gadget just arrived in the mail all wrapped and sealed in plastic packaging. Can't wait to dig in and start handling it. I start to cut with the scissors, the stubborn packaging requires box cutter or chicken shear. After needing to totally destroy the packaging, scraping my hands a few times, I realize the gadget is broken. The seller requires original packaging to consider a valid return. If only I didn't have to destroy the packaging.

Next time I'm going to use the Amazing OpenX. A simple concept but ingenious tool. Oh next time for Christmas, I'm buying a half-dozen of these and giving out like candy. US$4.95

[The Amazing OpenX]

Fold Readymechs for some wow factor

The art of Papercraft is rapidly becoming a fashion trend these days. This art form originates from the ancient Chinese tradition of folding. You can now find printable templates of animals, toys, historic buildings to just about anything. Check this blog or past entries on papercrafting. We have another addition to this list. Readymechs are free, flatpack toys for you to print and build. They are designed to fit on an 8.5"x11" page and printed with any printer. You’ll need double-sided tape, thick matte paper, and 10-15 minutes for build time. I like the simplicity, nostalgic, yet wow impact of this series.


Sound with Sparkles - bling bling your headphones too

To my fashionable readers out there, check these hand beaded earphones aptly titled Sparkle Ear Drop Earphones. These dynamic full range earphones are ultra light with silicone ear bud design have high-fidelity 10mm drivers connected by a gold-plated stereo mini-plug. Basically, they are good enough quality inside but its the outside appearance these headphones are going for. They come in Blue Hearts, Blue Studs, Crystal Spheres, Pink Hearts, Pink Studs, and Sapphire Spheres. With that price tag buy a pair for the favorite friend or girl in your life. Get a pair if you'd like to be notices. US$24.95.

[Sparkle Ear Drop Earphones]

The generations outdoor survival kettle - Kelly Kettle

For the hard-core campers like me out there, the Kelly Kettle is the re-birth of the Volcano Kettle, has been an essential piece of kit for Irish fishermen for generations. This ingenious kettle allows for boiling water rapidly with virtually any fuel in some of nature's most harshest of conditions. This kettle has a buil-in combustion chamber that heats a larger surface of the liquid contained in the kettle. It is hard to describe the process in words to peep the website. The kettle comes in 2.5 pints or 1 pint sizes. The producer has added 'Cook Set' and 'Pot Support'. Starting at $66.50

[Kelly Kettler]

Friday, January 19, 2007

Light up your lawn by day and night

This Solar Night Sunflower is a night light for your lawn or patio. You heard it. The center of the flower has solar panels that charge by day and light up the light with fiber optics cable at night. Now you can show your geeky pride to the whole neighborhood. US$29.99

[Solar Night Sunflower]

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Clocky rolls and runs from you

They call it clocky, I don't know why. This clock with its standard fair, has two things going for it, when the alarm sounds and you hit snooze, it starts rolling on its wheels. Yes, it rolls away and keeps rolling until it can't roll anymore. The second thing going for it, you can decorate it with accessories. Supposedly it can safely drop from a max. height of 2 feet. Comes in aqua, white, or or mint. I can't decide if its retro or something innovative. Frankly I don't see a place in my bedroom. US$49.99


Monday, January 01, 2007

Show you care with a touch of Google & Geogreeting

Geogreeting is a neat little google map mash-up that has a hidden surprise. Type your message, up to a max of 40 characters, then a card is generated with buildings across the world depicting shapes of each character in your message. Simply awe striking for the reciever of your greeting. Well, at least the first time they receive it.


Sexy Flat Keyboard - Logitech Alto

If you are one who enjoys using your laptop as your desktop, then peep this sexy keyboard, laptop stand from Logitech titled Alto. This folds flat for storage, contains an adjustable laptop stand, integrated soft palm rest, programmable hot keys, integrated three USB 2.0 ports, integrated flat LED status lights, best of all - connects to any brand laptop via USB connection. US$99.99. All I can say, va-voom!

[Logitech Alto]