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TIX LED Clock

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Smart Home,

TIX LED ClockIt took me about 5 minutes to figure out how cool this clock is. For the uber-technocentric geeks out there it’s a must have - sadly, that might be us. The TIX LED Clock has lights that display the time in a very unique way. Unless told it was a clock, you would never even be the wiser. The blinking lights represent a number for each section, meaning that if there is 1 light in the first section and 2 in the following 3 sections (7 lights total), the time would be 12:22. Confused? So are we - and it’s going to cost us £39.95. Yeah, you know you want it, too.


Read More | Firebox via GadgetryBlog

Gallery: TIX LED Clock


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I.C. Cans

Have you ever had the urge to drink a nice cold beer or soda immediately, only to find that your roommate didn’t take the time to throw the six-pack in the fridge?  Soon enough, this problem may be a thing of the past.  Through a partnership of Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings, the world’s first self chilling can, the I.C. Can, is here! 

Proprietary engineering creates a temperature drop proven to reduce the I.C. Can’s™ contents by a minimum of 30° Fahrenheit (16.7° C) in just three minutes. When activated, the all natural desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container. It is this patented vacuum-power which lowers the temperature so dramatically and quickly, leaving the beverage inside cool and refreshing.

The can is non-toxic and 100% safe, using no compressed gases, and is also environmentaly friendly.  The development of a system to mass produce I.C. Cans is in its final stage, so you can expect to see this new technology on store shelves soon.


Read More | TempraTech

Gallery: Self Chilling Cans To Begin Mass Production


Kindband MultiLightThis product doesn’t have the fanciest name but it is straight to the point.  It functions as an emergency light - no surprise there.  Alas, there are three other things you can do with this gadget.  First, you can deter insects and mosquitoes with one light which is cool for camping tents and summer BBQs I suppose,  you can deter mice with a different setting, and - most uniquely - you can charge the internal battery and use it to power things, like a laptop.  That’s pretty neat.

Read More | Kingland Multi Purpose Light Product Page via TRFJ

Gallery: Kingband Multi Purpose Light


Power SquidThe PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier can be viewed as both geeky and creepy.  Its design looks like some perverted alien hand, yet the functionality is brilliant. We are all for making life easier in any way possible, and while this may not be the most beautiful design, it definitely gets the job done.  For $14.99 you get 5 grounded extensions that combine into one plug.  Why? Don’t you have power adapters bigger than life that reside in the same room?


Read More | ThinkGeek

Gallery: PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier


Corn Cob Cutter

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Smart Home,

Corn Cob CutterTaking all the fun out of those summer barbeque’s (but hey, summer’s over any, right?), the Corn Cob Cutter is available from Miles Kimball. Simply put, it’s an easy way to get the corn kernels off of the cob. The vinyl unit features a circular blade that should perfectly shave the corn away. Heck, you can even adjust the diameter of the thing. Baby corn anyone? Grab it for $2.49.


Read More | Miles Kimball

Gallery: Corn Cob Cutter


Infra Red Home DefenderFor those of you too cheap to invest in ADT or Brinks, we have a solution for you.  The Infra Red Home Defender is used to secure any area of you your house. The best place is right near the entrance to your home or apartment, where it uses a motion sensor to detect intruders, ex-boyfriends, and cats alike. Once it does, it sets off an alarm loud enough to annoy the neighborhood every time you accidentally trip it.

Doberman is proud to offer the PIR Sensor Alarm. This unit can be placed anywhere or mounted on the wall or ceiling. Using Passive Infrared (PIR) technology, this alarm unit can designate a protected zone up to 15 feet in a 90 degree sweep from the device. If an intruder trespasses into the invisible protected zone, PIR motion detection triggers the loud alarm.

Read More | Infra Red Home Defender

Gallery: Infra Red Home Defender Secures Your Abode


Gillette Fusion

The battle between Gillette and Schick is starting to look more and more like the one between Microsoft and Apple. Gillette is scheduled to one-up the Schick Quattro, which features four blades, with the Gillette Fusion. The Fusion features a ridiculous five blades, plus a sixth “trimming” blade on the back of the razor head. The new Gillette Fusion will be available during the first quarter of 2006 in both non-powered ($9.99) and powered ($11.99) versions. Meanwhile, Schick is preparing to launch a powered Quattro.


Read More | Fusion Product Page via Shaving Stuff

Gallery: Gillette Fusion: Five Bladed Razor. Ouch.


James the DoormanWhy use a triangluar, clunky block of wood to keep the door open when you can do it with much more style? James the Doorman is made of 100% rubber, and holds doors open by sticking his foot underneath it, then holding on for dear life. This little guy will cost you $20 USD, and is available in red or black - despite the green and purple ones shown in the image.


Read More | James the Doorman

Gallery: James the Doorman = Sweet Doorstop


Hard Drive Wall ClockThis is a cool mod to try out if you have an old hard drive laying around that doesn’t work anymore.  Turn it into a fancy piece of wall art!  Here are all the directions you need to recycle your dead drive into something slightly more useful - more useful, that is, than a dead hard drive, not more useful than having a drive that functions. Give it a try, this one looks awesome.


Read More |  Alan Parekh

Gallery: How to Turn an Old Hard Drive into a Wall Clock


Logitech Harmony 520 RemoteI love Logitech Harmony remote controls. I have yet to use a remote that is more intuitive, easy to set up, and recognized as many devices at the Harmony line. That being the case, I am looking forward to getting my hands on the 520 to see what kind of product they are putting out there at the $99 USD price range. It is a great option for those with just a few devices that they need to control, although the oddly-shaped housing does leave a bit to be desired. Hey, for $99 you still get the signature Harmony internet setup wizard via USB, which makes this thing cake. Look for it to hit stores by the end of the month. Jump down for the full press release.


Read More | Logitech Harmony 520 Product Page

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Gallery: Logitech Harmony 520 Universal Remote, For the Cheapies


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