22 Jan 2009

Gizmos Galore

Here are some of the gizmos I would like to fiddle with. I have no idea how long they last or if they really work as claimed.

Waterproof cell phone. This photo shows Fujitsu F-01A, fingerprint-enabled & with touchscreen display, camera with autofocus, GPS with Mobile Google Maps & e-Wallet mobile payment capability
See http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2009/01/fujitsu_f01a_waterproof_phone_now_available.html

Candles with in-built, colour changing LED lights.

Solar charger for cellphones, iPod etc. A full charge from will deliver enough power to a mobile phone to give I hour of talk time. Wish they could improve upon it.
See http://solartechnology.co.uk/products/Solar_chargers/scotty_charger.asp
Wind & solar charger with a USB port and lots of little adapters for your gadgets
See http://www.redferret.net/?p=12462 or

Electronic book. These 2 items are now main contenders in the market. I would like the size & shape of the Sony (RHS) with all features of AmazonKindle (LHS), but with high memory, USB port, headphone port & ability to store all my electronic books, photos & music. Why maybe also with GPS & synchronizable clock
See http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/B000FI73MA for AmazonKindle or
http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/consumer/computer_peripheral/release/9402.html for Sony

Foldable electric bicycles

See http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/03/time_off_foldin.php or
http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-transportation-capella-lightweight-foldable-electric-bike/ or
http://www.thedesignblog.org/entry/grasshoper-foldable-electric-bike-for-city-commuters/ or

Drop your decimal
Some of the gizmos I would like to buy, if only the sellers would shift the decimal in their prices by a step or two to the left :

Noise cancelation headphones
See http://www.headphoneworld.com/c/Noise_Cancelling_Headphones.htm

TV / video in glasses
See http://www.i-glassesstore.com/ig-hrvpro.html or

Wanted in Gizmoland
Some of the gizmos that could sell like hot cakes.
- Electronic mosquito droppers : some time back, I read somewhere, that ultrasound generated at 185kHz makes thoracic muscles of mosquitoes resonate, thereby severely impairing their flying capability. Unable to fly, they would drop to the ground like stones. Sound at this frequency does not affect humans, even the elderly, the very young or pets. If this is true, why doesn’t someone make such ultrasound generators?
- Noise cancelling halo : If I do not want my ears plugged up, but don't want to hear the droning of my neighbour in the cellphone while in a long jurney, I wish there was a device worn around my neck, which will cancel the sound around my head

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