Find out what your date is really thinking. The Truth Wristband kit measures the galvanic skin response which is used in larger lie detector tests, and turns from blue to red when the wearer gets nervous. All the parts you need are included: an etched PCB, finger strap, Velcro wristband, TRUTH face plate, batteries and instructions. You need to do some soldering but for $44.95, we figure it should pay for itself after the first transgression.
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Nokia cell phone owners, take a look at the KIT Eco Charger. The device is so clever that it turns itself off automatically when your phone is fully charged. A spokesperson from the Carphone Warehouse claims that if everyone used one there would be a savings of about 300,000,000 kWh of electricity per year in the UK. Imagine what it would be worldwide. We think that’s a good start for £23 (~$33.00) and that KIT should expand their line with chargers for other phones.
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Got an empty box, soda can or piece of glass? The Yorozu Universal Speaker Kit will turn them or any other thing you have lying around into a speaker. The process is a vibrating sonic transducer which transfers sound from your MP3 player or sound system and sends it to the object. At a weight of only 26g, it is made of ABS resin and will run about 10 hours on batteries. The kit includes a connection coil and seal, and carries a price of ¥4,980 ($56.30.)
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If you believe in the plant that has its own blog, then you might also like to know that you can get your plant to Twitter. A CERN scientist supposedly created this Plant Twitter Kit. Assemble it (some soldering required,) then connect it to your leafy friend and subscribe to its feed, and it will tell you when it needs water or complain if you give too much. We’re still not sure that the gadget will work, and it seems an overpriced $99.99, but hey, if it works on your philodendron, it may work on your puppy.
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ProxMat is a handy tool for those who just don’t trust their fellow workers/roommates. Made by ComputerProx, the device is pressure sensitive and sends the Windows Key + L shortcut when you leave your computer and locks it down. The gadget works with KIT (Keyboard Interface Technology) and connects through your USB port, so it needs no special driver. It is compatible with any other security devices you may already have. It also doubles as an energy saver and can put your PC into standby. Available in four different sizes, contact ComputerProx for specific pricing.
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Now you can launch your paper airplanes electrically. Designed by Middlesex University by specialized teachers of teachers, the Kit can launch your plane at a speed of up to 31 mph. Included are the base plate, plastic discs with pulley, motors, battery box, 4 connecting sleeves, suction cups, screw driver, and hardware. Available for $14.95, we hope that the kit and its guidebook will finally teach us how to actually construct something aerodynamically launchable out of paper.
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