Archive for the ‘Cool Gadgets’ Category


And being on the UV monitor topic (it is summer outside if you haven’t noticed already), I can’t go on only with the girls-only UV monitoring Bikini… there has to be something suitable for boys, like a cool UV monitoring gadget… and here comes the Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor with Exposure Timer.

This cool device monitors the current UV index and temperature, and calculates your recommended exposure time based on UV, SPF and your personal skin type. So you won’t be getting any sunburns on the beach this summer and you don’t need to wear bikini in order to do that… 😛

Product Features
– Monitors current UV levels
– Exposure timer uses UV, SPF and skin type to calculate recommended exposure time
– Exposure time automatically updates with changes in UV intensity
– Monitors current temperature
– Countdown timer
– Digital clock
– Wrist strap for easy use
– Countdown timer
– Includes 1 CR2032 coin battery
– Dimensions: 3.125 x 1.75 x .75 in

The price of the OS Personal UV Monitor is $29.95.

If you can wait to get your hands on one of those UV monitors…


This is the world’s first consumer based portable universal cellular phonebook backup device that does not require a personal computer, software installation, or monthly subscription to a carrier’s data service. At the touch of a button, the battery-powered Backup-Pal instantly saves a backup copy of all the contact information you have stored on your cellular phone… quick and easy.

Universal Connectivity
Backup-Pal is easy to use and requires no technical expertise or software installation. Everything needed comes with Backup-Pal and its removable adapters, which are designed for each individual phone available on the market. Attach the unit to the adapter that corresponds to your phone, plug it into the handset, and you???‚?„?re ready to use Backup-Pal.

Transfering Data between Cellular Phones
Backup-Pal works with virtually any cellular phone and has been carefully designed to accommodate new phones as they come to market, so you don’t have to worry if you get a new model later on. When switching carriers or phones, Backup-Pal allows hassle-free transfer of contact data from one cell phone to another without the complexity of additional software, PC use, lengthy setup or internet connectivity. All you need is your cell phone and Backup-Pal.


Supported Phone Brands
– Nokia
– SonyEricsson
– Siemens
– Samsung
– Motorola
– Audiovox
– LG
– Kyocera
– Sanyo
and other popular brands

Product Specifications
– Power: three AAA batteries
– Size: diameter: 2.7″ (68.0mm), height: 1.0″ (25.5mm)
– Weight: 2.75 oz (78 g)
– Interface: IrDA, Serial, USB
– Memory: Stores over 1,000 Contacts (128KB Nonvolatile Flash)

The price of the Backup-Pal will be between $39.99 and $49.99, the device is expected to be available for order in september.

For more information about the Backup-Pal…


The MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System is a cutting-edge gaming platform designed to let you play your favorite PC-based game titles in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment. You “step inside” the game and move through the virtual landscape – just as you would do in the real world. You can: physically walk around; crouch and take cover behind virtual objects; shoot around corners; look up, down, and even behind you. No other gaming platform comes close to the realism and interaction provided by the MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System.


How does the MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System work?
The MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System uses a combination of cutting edge patented and patent-pending hardware and middleware (software) to allow you to play your favorite PC-based game software titles in our fully immersive virtual reality environment. We use high-fidelity 3D graphics and audio, driven by a powerful computer system, controlled by a precise motion tracking system and a custom-designed wireless weapon controller to provide the most convincing gaming experience available.

There is still no information about commercial availability and price of the product…

For more information about the MetaMersion Immersive Gaming System…