Archive for the ‘Cool Gadgets’ Category


Do you still have a working Betamax, a 3.5″ floppy with Windows 3.0 and the original “Pet Rock”? Well then we would bet hard cash that you also have dozens of old records and tapes mouldering in a box in the basement. Liberate your old media into glorious digital technology with the InstantMusic Vinyl & Cassette Ripper. Simply hook up an old turntable or cassette deck to the InstantMusic and plug it in into an available USB port on your PC. The included software allows you to convert your music to MP3 files, or burn directly to CD. It even smartly detects the gaps between songs to divide that old Journey LP into individual MP3 files perfect for transfer to your newfangled iPod.

Please Note that in addition to the InstantMusic, you will need to provide your own turntable, cassette deck, or other audio device to record from!

The price of the InstantMusic Vinyl & Cassette Ripper is $49.99

To order yourself an InstantMusic Vinyl & Cassette Ripper…

Fisheye Camera Two

2, Sep 2006


The world’s greatest compact Fisheye camera is now more amazing than you ever thought possible! Not only does it have same 180-degree wide-angle view and stunning fisheye barrel distortion, but the Fisheye No. 2 adds a bulb setting for long exposures, a switch for multiple exposures on the same frame, the ability to fire both a hotshoe flash and the built-in flash, a true fisheye viewfinder, and a “full metal jacket” body …


– Size: 4.25″ (10.5cm) x 2.5″ (6cm) x 2.5″ (6cm)
– Weight: 0.5lb (0.23kg)
– Format: all 35mm (color negative, slide, b&w)
– Field of Vision: 170 degrees
– Approximate focal length: 10mm
– Fixed aperture: f/8
– Shutter speeds: 1/100
– Flashes: Standard hotshoe & built-in flash
– Multiple Exposure switch for unlimited shots on 1 frame
– Film can be processed at any 35mm lab, supermarket, drug store, swapmeet, etc.

The price of the Fisheye No 2 camera is $70

For more information about the Fisheye Camera Two…

Analog aesthetic meets digital information with the Ambient Executive Dashboard. The Dashboard operates wirelessly and displays real-time, at-a-glance information customized to your world. Simply select the details that you wish to track – stocks, weather, traffic, and more – and watch as the world streams in. It can simultaneously track three different pieces of data and display them in an analog format.

No WiFi, computer, or Internet required – just plug it in and start receiving information (due to that fact works only in United States). Swappable faceplates make accessing new information instantaneous – just insert a new faceplate and the information changes automatically.

– Faceplates on the Dashboard may be swapped to track many sources of information such as weather, pollen count, traffic congestion, a stock portfolio or your buddy’s AIM status
– Includes 30 content faceplates that can be inserted into each of the three Dashboard faces
– Easy to use, works right out of the box
– Great to display on a desk, dresser, bookshelf or even wall mount
– Uses the Ambient Information Network – does not require WiFi, Ethernet, or computer
– Uses AC adapter (included) or two AAA batteries (not included)
– Measures 11″ x 3.5″ x 2″
– 1-year manufacturer warranty

The price of the Executive Dashboard is $99.99

If you are interested in Ambient’s Executive Dashboard…