Have you ever walked by a restuarant or a cool store, only to forgot where it was, never to be found again? Recently in Taipei, I discovered the Dopod P800w, a GPS/ PDA, which has a feature that lets you take a picture with its 2 megapixel camera and then associates it to a location via GPS. That way, you can take a picture of something and then save its location. On the PDA side of things, it has a Quad Band GSM phone, built in Wifi and FM Radio, and Bluetooth.
I've seen this device for around $20,000NT or roughly $606US.
If you think that the three phones shown in the picture are bound to leave a hole in your pocket, think again. These sleek looking designer Skype phones cost only between $55 to $75, but have looks that can command much more. Designed by the Irish company Futiro, the three flavors are branded as Luna, Terra and Solo. The top of the line model, Luna, comes with a full keypad and hands-free feature while the cheapest of the three, the Terra, has a simple four-button keypad. Solo makes its presence felt in the middle of the range with its portability feature.
Alas, there is a reason why these phones are so inexpensive. They connect only via USB and so you've got to be corded to your PC while you're using them. As of now, there is no news of a WiFi version in the works, and I wouldn't expect the same to be available in this price range. If however, you care more about appearance than the fact that they're not wireless, you can buy these from the Futiro website.
Via Fosfor Gadgets.
Until there's a frig that can do the grocery shopping for you, the Smart Shopper may be the next best thing. It's a voice activated note taker...just press a button and say, for instance, "coffee," and that item will appear on the LCD. When you are ready to shop, simply press �print� and your list comes right out of the unit.
The SmartShopper comes pre-programmed with 2,500 items and then you just add your own unique items (for me, that would be Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream). Since it uses thermal paper which doesn�t require ink cartridges or replacement, and runs on batteries, it's easy to operate (one would assume). You can also add your errands to the list and it will print those out at the top.
Though not cheap at $149, it may still end up being the most used item in your kitchen.
For now it's available at their site, Neiman Marcus and JC Penney catalogs, and they are rolling it out to retail stores soon.
On any given day in Southern California, you'll find surfers with professional jobs who hit the waves at daybreak before heading off to their offices. Some of them even change into their work clothes in the parking lot. For these types, a Hot Jugz portable shower is a must. After all, what better way to clean up in the morning when a hot shower at home is not an option. A HotJugz portable shower uses no batteries or propane and does not require supports for hanging. With a two-gallon capacity, the HotJugz shower can run for up to sixteen minutes with only fifteen to twenty pumps. Insulation keeps hot or cold water on temperature, and the extendable shower wand allows for easy maneuvering. Even if you're not a surfer ,you'll find that the HotJugz can be a lifesaver when camping or engaging in other sports activities. For any of those times you might want a hot shower, but are not be able to take one in the usual way, this portable shower will make a great substitute.