March 26, 2011 | Latest Gadgets
To me it is a bit of an overkill, but if you have $825 USD to spare, you can get this biometric wallet from dunhill. Supposedly virtually indestructible, it opens only with touch of your fingerprint. You can also link the wallet via Bluetooth to your mobile phone which will trigger an alarm if the two are separated by more than 5 metres. Can be quite annoying if you often misplace either.
August 10, 2006 | Bikes
The RevoPower Wheel is a really cool new invention that makes your regular foot powered bicycle into a Gas Powered Bicycle while letting you travel cheaply, efficiently, and easily. The RevoPower Wheel is simply a 25cc two-stroke gas-powered engine and gears within the front wheel of a bicycle. Revo says it can be installed on any bicycle by any person with very basic mechanical skills.
All you have to do is select your bike (most bicycles with 26" wheels will work), remove your old wheel, open your new wheel, and install your new wheel. Sounds pretty simple to me. Your just replacing it! Your new Gas Powered Bicycle can now travel for 200 miles per gallon at a top speed of 20 mph. To start the engine simply start peddling while the wheel can be used manually or motorized at any time. The RevoPower Wheel is expected to come out in the first quarter of 2007 retailing around $400, but you can reserve your wheel today at Revo.
February 10, 2006 | Latest Gadgets
Think your girlfriend is lying about cheating on you? Don't believe how much money your friend makes? The DeFIBulator hand-held voice tension detector, $49.95, measures varying degrees of vibration in the voice and gives you 65% accurate feedback. Plug it into the phone and put it to the test. Just don't make any important decisions based on the results of this latest gadget, it is only 65% accurate after all.
January 17, 2006 | Latest Gadgets
Imagine a device the size of a credit card that unites everything that you carry along: a mobile phone, a player, your credit and discount cards, your apartment and your car keys. Included in Future Phone will be a video phone where before making a call you can choose an operator of a mobile communication, a remote control for any device, a GPS-system that can automatically upload aerial photos from the Internet, Library, video- and music shop, gaming device with support of network gaming and use authorization from the fingerprints of the owner. Wow! I can't wait for this to become a reality.
December 12, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
The Bigha starseeker chair, $1,950.00, is your personal stargazing sanctuary. It can Turn 360° via a computer-controlled DC motor, and tilt back with simple body pressure. This comfortable chair provides support for your entire body, is counter weighted by mounting bars which hold your choice of binoculars, gives instant control of speed and direction with a convenient joystick, lets you quickly select and view any object with a built-in green laser and can be taken anywhere with it's portable design. Pick from a variety of colors for the base and counterweight. Perfect for the star gazers and alien lovers.
December 5, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
This Atmospheric Data Center ADC Pro measures all kinds of atmospheric data such as wind, temperature, altitude, barometric pressure and humidity. The ADC series (ADC Wind, ADC Summit and ADC Pro) are all specially constructed to meet the high demands of measuring the elements. Features include Altitude (current, min and max), Current barometric pressure, Weather forecast in 5 levels (Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rain, Storm Warning), Dew point and more. The ADC Pro, top model in the ADC line, has all the features the has ADC Summit has plus a humidity sensor. Bring these travel gadgets along whenever weather is off importance.
October 4, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
Honda presents a motorcycle simulator for the driving test in Japan. This latest invention seems made more for scooters than for regular bikes. Are you going to feel like you’re really in the driver’s seat? Depends on how old you are! A fun travel gadget concoction, literally.
Motorcycle Simulator (Nihon Car & Bike)
The Motorcycle Simulator by Honda (Akihibaranews)
September 23, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
This rubber radio designed by Marc Berthier and made by Tykho Lexon is built entirely from splash-proof green rubber! Simple but different, this radio is currently on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art. It picks up FM and AM and enables you to tune in to your favourite stations by turning the green dial.
Kinky rubber radio (t3)
August 10, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
Yeah so the other day I was digging up last years profits from pimping and completely forgot where I hid my loot. I went over to my hoes house and borrowed the Webley WASP Metal Detector. The Webley Wasp is one the industries most established detectors, sensitive enough to find what you’re looking for (beyond reason), and easy to use... Other features include a 20.5cm waterproof search head which increases ground coverage and depth penetration, a built in loudspeaker, and 2 single sensitivity controls. The arm rest will provide comfort for countless hours of exciting treasure hunting. Pick up a PP3 9 volt battery and you're good for 20 hours. $210.
August 4, 2005 | Golf Gear
Like many of us I'm really bad at golf, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the game. Often times the weather is gloomy, dark or rainy, reducing visibility. This is where the Twilight Tracer shines, literally. It's basically a pro-standard golf ball that fits USGA and R&A Rules but also lights up when you hit it. So when you do make that half-ass drive into wherever, you can actually find your ball. The Twilight Tracer stays lit for 5 minutes after you hit it, giving you ample time to find its exact position. You can pick this one up for $22.66.
August 3, 2005 | Skateboards
When I was 13 I used to treat my body like a test dummy skateboarding at the local skate park. Take a skateboard, subtract two wheels, and what do you get? Much more pain and lots of it. Whatever no pain no game right? With the S-board you can bring the sensation of snowboarding in Vail to the streets of New York. The new two rollerblade wheel design gives you that smooth slalom feeling and allows for sharp turns. Cool for the "I’ll try anything once daredevils" this is it! The S-board launches later this month in the UK... Prices to sell at £70 ($122.5), you will have the option of customizing your board and wheels with different custom designs.
July 30, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
I took this picture in June when I visited Cannes, France. I found it interesting that porta potties there charged money. These street toilets take 1 Euro per use. The green light button means it's unoccupied and changes to red when occupied. When coins are inserted, the round door on the corner opens electronically and slides back in a quick motion... much more techy then any I've ever seen.
July 26, 2005 | Latest Gadgets
Faber Maunsell and Hugh Broughton, both architects, won the competition for designing the new British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Halley Research Station. The modulate station will be elevated on ski-based jackable legs to avoid burial by snow and to be easily towed across the ice. The central module is packed with stimulating areas for recreation and relaxation. It also features state of the art fuel, waste and material handling, and renewable energy sources for implementing pro-environmental strategies. This station is said to be compared to a four star hotel in some areas.