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07. 28. 2006



I'm still in shock over this item. This is so good. The Availabot is a unique method of displaying the online status of your IM buddies. This is so so good. What happens is that a little customizable figurine represents one of your contacts. When that contact is offline, the figure lays crumpled in a heap, but as soon as they sign in, it springs to attention! So so so good. As each Availabot represents one of your contacts, you can have a little gang, each with their own individuality. You've drawn Frank's stupid moustache on his, and for Jane's you've made a mini version of the polka-dot sweater she always wears. What's even better is that the IM contact details are stored within the Availabot itself, so you can do as the site suggests - buy a few, load them with your details, then give them out to contacts as hi-tech business cards. So so so so good!

The Availabots are only in the protoype stage at the moment; so for more info, or to show your support, go to the Availabot home page.

Posted by Stuart    Category: devices
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I'm in love with the idea..It's so so great. I want a few of these. ;)

it would be cool to organize a short "synchronized IM" where you coordinate with your contacts to go online and offline to make these figures dance. that would be really cool!


reinvention, anyone?!

(looks like something i'll get if i have spare cash.)

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