Category: Gadgets

Rechargeable batteries without your usual recharger

Rechargeable batteries without your usual recharger

There’s a lot of USB gadgets out there but this has to be one of the most useful I’ve noticed for a while.   The USBCELL batteries are rechargable AA NiMH 1.2v 1300mah batteries that can be recharged via the USB port on your computer.  Unfortunately they take 5 hours to reach a 90% charge
World's most expensive MP3 player

World's most expensive MP3 player

The 1GB TrekStor i.Beat organix Gold MP3 Player is the world’s most expensive MP3 player, cast in 750 gold (18 karat) with 63 diamonds (one-karat). The player is also embellished with a small chain that includes aquamarine gems. Jewelers Wenthe in Mannheim/Germany put over 100 hours of painstaking handiwork into the exquisite gadget. Available from
Never lose keys in the water again!

Never lose keys in the water again!

Ever made the awful mistake of dropping your keys overboard?   If the answer’s “yes”, then maybe the Key Buoy will be of interest to you. This simple device from Davis Marine Europe carries your keys to the surface in the event of them falling in water, and they are easily identifiable courtesy of a
The Connect from Nixon

The Connect from Nixon

A new watch from Nixon is ideal for the frequent traveller. The Connect, which retails for $170, can display the time for 37 cities and allows you to choose your five favourites for easy access.  Whether you’re on business in London, sightseeing in Paris, or trying your hand at a Vegas casino, you’ll never be
Portable GPS for hotel guests

Portable GPS for hotel guests

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the latest luxury hotel to follow the growing trend of providing their guests with portable GPSs.   It’s already done in the US by the Rosewood Hotel Group (that’s New York’s The Carlyle, Dallas’ The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court) who provide  Garmin’s iQue M3 device. Times are
MAGPIX Pocket Photo Album

MAGPIX Pocket Photo Album

This ultra-portable TFT digital image display allows you to take treasured moments with you wherever you go. The compact MAGPIX Pocket Photo Album weighs just 2.2 ounces and fits easily into the palm of your hand or in a pocket. Built-in Flash memory allows you to store multiple pictures and there’s a memory card slot
The Beerbelly

The Beerbelly

Not only will The Beerbelly help you look the part at baseball games and the like, it’ll also help you to keep hydrated. This removable spare tyre sits underneath your clothing, and is made with a neoprene holster and a polyurethane bladder that holds up to 80 fluid ounces, along with a tube for dispensing.
Altec Lansing inMotion IM3C Portable Audio System for iPod and iPod Photo

Altec Lansing inMotion IM3C Portable Audio System for iPod and iPod Photo

The Altec Lansing inMotion IM3C Portable Audio System for iPod and iPod Photo allows you to play your iPod through a portable speaker system. Just put your iPod in the dock, then press play. It’s that easy. The revolutionary MaxxBass technology creates quality bass without a subwoofer, and the built-in docking station provides the same
StashCard

StashCard

If you have a laptop, the chances are that you don’t use the PC card slot. Well, now you can use that empty space for something practical  yet unrelated to the performance of your machine. With the StashCard from Wireless Garden, you can use it to store small items such as memory cards, stamps, keys
Freestyle Audio Fusion Amp

Freestyle Audio Fusion Amp

Personally, I’m not a big fan of listening to music when I’m enjoying a particular activity, but I’m at least aware that the same is  not true  for everyone. For those that like to listen to music when they swim, surf, snowboard or whatever, then Freestyle Audio‘s Fusion Amp could be just the ticket. This
Keep fit on your travels with Handytrim

Keep fit on your travels with Handytrim

Exercising whilst on the move isn’t always easy but this small device Handytrim is a handy contraption to help you keep in shape. You simply twirl the metallic wheel in the middle for five minutes a day and your upper body will be toned and ready for the beach… apparently! Handytrim packs into a small
Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom have come up with the world’s first UV Smart Bikini featuring a smart fabric UV meter with Bright LED display. Designed to protect you from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays, the device is quick and easy to use and  powered by standard long lasting CR2025 batteries.
The future of parking?

The future of parking?

Parking your car in a tight spot has been made much easier in recent times with the aid of sensors that detect how close you are to an obstacle.   But it sounds like there’s plans to make it easier still, and this time you won’t even have to be in the car. The new
Air-conditioned shirt

Air-conditioned shirt

An ex-Sony technician, Kouzi Ichigaya, has launched the world’s first ‘air-conditioned’ shirt. The shirt can be powered by USB, an in-car cigarette lighter or, perhaps most practically of all, by four AA batteries. Shirts for both men and women are currently available in Japan. Two small fans are located on both sides of the shirt,
Solar-powered handbag

Solar-powered handbag

Doctoral student Joe Hynek (aka ‘solarjo.com‘) has designed  a fashion friendly handbag covered in solar panels, allowing you to always re-charge your mobile phone or MP3 when on the move. The final product looks to have been tastefully finished and I’m sure at $300 a piece he should be able to find a few buyers.
Diamond Crypto Smartphone

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

I can’t really think why someone would spend over $1 million on a cellphone but the accessories maker Peter Aloisson wouldn’t be launching another (that’s right folks, this is  their second  cellphone  with a $1m+ price tag) if they didn’t think there was some merit in it. This latest creation – the Diamond Crypto Smartphone