Tidy up your your desktop with CableDrop. Each one will keep cables not in use from falling into that scary black hole behind your desk. Use them for computers, appliances, lamps, cell phone chargers or anything else with a cord. Stick them on a desk, wall or furniture to keep the clutter to a minimum. The 1 1/8-inch CableDrops come in a pack of 6 with three different colors at a price of $9.95
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The iTalk from Neutrino should please anyone who wants his or her morning simplified. Using TimeSet Voice technology, the alarm clock is activated by saying, “Hello iTalk.” It responds to eight different phrases such as “snooze,” “set alarm,” or “help.” The 8 x 4.25 x 2 3/4-inch timepiece features manual or verbal update, an 8 to 9 minute snooze, LED numbers and dimmer. Neutrino says that it can understand any English-speaking voice. Contact them for more details and price.
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For every woman who has nagged her spouse to put down the seat cover or every man who didn’t think it was his job (because she didn’t lift it after she was done,) there is a solution. Pressalit’s AutoClose features infrared sensors that keeps the cover open when someone is in the room and quietly closes it when he/she leaves. There are several different models that have the additional bonus of reducing airborne germs. Contact Pressalit for more information and price.
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We are feeling the need to BBQ and dig the style of this one made by Barbeques Galore and Porsche Design Studio that was 2 years in the making. The X-Series has four infrared burners with 52,000 BTUs and claims 80% less flare-ups and 50% less fuel usage. The grill also has an LCD temperature display with remote probe, motorized rotisserie and an insulated double wall hood. With a price of $5,999.00, you know you are going to get a lifetime warranty. For $84,99.00 you also get concealed cupboards and a stainless steel finish.
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Still rocking the vinyls? Is your iPod lacking in content because of it? Denon has the hookup for you. The DP-200USB turntable doesn’t just spin your records, but also rips them to the integrated USB drive. The accompanying software (this one is XP/Vista only for now, unfortunately) features Auto Track Divide, which recognizes silence between songs and will insert a new track tab for each track, and Audio Waveform Recognition, which will analyze a track’s first 15 seconds and search Gracenote for you. Stylistically, this unit looks like something straight out of my own rec room at my parents’ house. It’s available for $250.
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It’s a scary Internet world for kids, but Symantec has generously offered Norton OnlineFamily to keep tabs on them. The software streamlines data from all your computers and can flag trouble sites. It shows where your kids are going and lets you search through their IMs, Facebook and MySpace profiles, including checking what information they are putting out there. They will call it Big Brother, but isn’t it better to be safe than sorry? A $60.00 value, the software is Free until Jan.10, 2010.
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After watching Niels Diffrient, creator of the Freedom Chair, talk about how he approached chair design from a whole new perspective, we had to share it. The talk was given in 2002 at TED, so it isn’t new by any means, but it’s very cool to hear the details of how Niels came to completely rethink the office chair, using the human body as his fundamental data set.
Don’t you hate it when you have to use an entire socket just for a single plug? Those with bulky, oversized or oddly shaped plugs can now relax with the Socket Sense Surge Protector. With 2160 joules of protection, the device goes from 13 to 16-inches with a six ft. cord. Not only will you not have to worry about plugs being blocked, it has keyholes for mounting on a wall. Get yours for $29.95.
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This is no ordinary Bic. You can show everyone of your desire to either go into space or that you are horrifically bored at work with the Astronaut Rocket Pen. Push the ignition control button and it takes off up to a height of a whopping 36 inches. Space Shuttle and Titan Rocket pens are also available, each with a price of $8.94. We hope that helmet keeps the landing from becoming an inky mess.
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Combine an amplifier, lamp and speakers and you get the Amplamp. You can adjust the volume, bass and spatial awareness on controls that are located around the two light bulbs. Plug in an iPod, MP3 player, CD player or any audio other devices with the 3.5mm and phono audio sockets. The lamp itself is independently controlled and prices start at £1200 (~$1264.00,) depending on the base and shade you select.
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