VOIP – Voice and now Video

by Al

Voice over IP (VOIP) has been one of the technology biggies this year with millions of people saving a fair amount of cash off their regular phone bills. Voice calls are pretty cool but video has got to be the way of the future. This is probably why major leaguers Sony have teamed up with GlowPoint to offer free video and voice services. The major problem with this technology is …

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Football Remote Control

by Anita

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Is your husband, boyfriend, father, or son a giant football fan? Do they sit in front of the television and not move during a football game? Do they dream of the years they were on the high school or college football team? If so, they would probably enjoy this cool football remote control. The man in your life and all of his friends will get a kick out of not …

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Roll Up Piano

by Anita

rolluppiano

Would you love the opportunity to be able to play the piano anywhere you happen to go? Well, the roll up piano is perfect for carrying along with you. It rolls up perfectly to fit in your purse, backpack, or briefcase. You will be able to take your piano right along with you for any occasion. Take it will you on vacation, to family reunions, or just to a friends …

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Dynaudio car audio systems

by Marc

Yes I’m still writing up bits I saw at the Stuff/What Hifi show and this deserves a paragraph. You may be familiar with Dynaudio from their HiFi speaker background. They’ve recently teamed up with a number of car manufacturers to offer premium stereo upgrades on new models. They were at the show demonstrating what they’ve managed to do with the new VW Passat and it was very impressive indeed. If …

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Soundproof Microphone!

by Marc

Soundproof Microphone

I don’t know where you can find these – there has to be way of getting hold of the wackier Japanese gadgets in the west though. Come to think of it, if you’ve ever had to suffer a karaoke party this might not be so wacky! From the always entertaining Odd things from Japan we present the sound absorbing microphone! It looks like a regular mic with a large cover …

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iPod Cable Winder – The TETRAN

by Al

Tetran

I like these, the little colourful Tetran’s are cool, cute and useful. The primary use of the Tetran is as a cable winder for your iPod headphones. I often find leaving my headphones in my pocket results in them magically tying knots in themselves and getting tangled with any keys or other objects I have in my pocket. This is where the Tetran comes in.

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Digital whole house audio comes of age

by Marc

The concept of the “connected home” is not a new one to the geeks among us – the X10 system has been around in one form or another since 1978 believe it or not! It now seems that the idea of digitally serving audio and video content from a central source has started to catch on in the mainstream – the recent What HiFi / Stuff show had a few …

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Hey Mr D.J. Play a song for me…

by Marc

I listen to a lot of music but I don’t subscribe to the “that artist is great and this one is junk” mentality. Granted there are certain genres that I tend to filter out but on the whole my tastes vary wildly. The Pandora Project is a very cool music recommendation system that’s tailor made for people like me. They have managed to categorise a huge music library in terms …

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