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10.31.2007

HomePub: Asko your fridge for a beer

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10.31.2007

Ecoist creates trend from trash

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Who could have imagined that even garbage could look chic? Apparently Ecoist did, which is why their purses and other accessories made from recycled newspaper, original candy wrappers look so stunning. The assortment includes very usable items such as the Jumbo Coin Pouch ($22), the Jumbo Anything/Everything bag ($28), and the Shoulder Bag ($58). Their Confetti collection (my favorite) also has bracelets and lovely placemats ($68). Many of the accessories (such as the Luna Bar collection) are limited, so you need to order pretty well in advance if you want to grab them for the gifting season.

Via Chip Chick.

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10.31.2007

Device charger holder

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Every room of my house looks like an AC adapter battleground- some chargers have no cords, some don't have plugs, and others are simply waiting for a spare outlet so they can finally get some juice. This Driinn mobile device charger holder won't really solve my problem of simply having way too many gadgets, but it will help calm the chaos a little bit. The Driinn serves two purposes: it works as a cord manager to keep your cables untangled, and there's a built-in shelf for your phone or mp3 player to rest on. Nothing will make a charger into a work of art but the Driinn definitely can help it look like less of an eyesore. And it protects your precious devices from being stepped on or dropped.

The Driinn mobile device charger holder is $10 and comes in black, lime green, and red orange. Available from Spoon Sisters.

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10.31.2007

Donut USB drives

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If your sweet tooth felt jilted by Vavolo's Freshly Baked USB drives, then you'll love the company's adorable new Frosted Donut series.

Each chocolate, strawberry, and green tea (yum?) donut measures 2.6" x 1.4" 1.4" and looks to be available for $3.63 . . . but only in bulk orders of 500. This isn't much of a problem when you think about it, though. Since everyone would probably want one of each flavor, you'd really only need to round up 165.6666 of your closest pals to get a box.

Via technabob.

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10.30.2007

DiskGO colossal capacity 32GB flash drive

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I was giddy when I picked up my 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager flash drive all those many months ago, though I immediately anticipated the release of an affordable 32GB version (that endless cycle of always wanting more). No such news from Corsair just yet, but EDGE Tech Corp recently released a 32GB version of its DiskGO flash drive, a rather unassuming-looking little thing priced at $400. Though I'm not wildly compelled to buy this particular flash drive right this very minute, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the 16GB drive I have will seem "just too small."

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10.30.2007

Easier mobile web browsing with Rocketshotz

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Web browsing on a mobile device can be an exercise in pure frustration. Even on my iPhone, I still find myself wishing for a quicker way to browse through sites (my fingers are still a bit clumsy on the on-screen keyboard), and still sometimes opt for mobile versions when they're available (and I know about them).

Rocketshotz provides a fairly simple shortcut to mobile browsing, which is both useful and more aesthetically pleasing than regular bookmarks. The process is simple, with no software to download. You just go to the Rocketshotz website, sign up, then choose your mobile websites and place them within 5 different category icons. Your selections are sent ("blasted") directly to your mobile browser (basically, you just navigate to the Rocketshotz mobile site with your preferences set). As you update and reorganize your icons, they're instantly updated on your mobile.

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10.30.2007

Dough-nu-matic makes mini doughnuts

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If you provide the dough, the Dough-nu-matic will do the rest. In just 50 seconds, the 23" x 14" x 7" wonder will form, fry, and drain mini doughnuts of unknown diameter in its adjustable-temperature enclosure.

Available now for $130.

Via Daily Gadget.

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10.30.2007

Dynomighty Magnetic Desk Dots: They sell fast!

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They're finally back! Last month, these guys sold out in 24 hours (nearly as crazy as the run on the early-adopter's version of Talking Elmo). Get your Dynomighty Magnetic Desk Dots while you can!

Of the many things I've learned about being more productive at work, having a comfortable desk is among the most important. And, I'm not talking about ergonomics here. I'm referring to what it takes to personalize your workspace and have it as a kind-of home-away-from-home. While I'm not a fan of knick-knacks, I do love super useful, but also clever deskware. It's no surprise that I really love these Desk Dots.

Desk Dots can be used as an organizer, picture holder, desk sculpture, business card holder, and even stress reliever. The Dots themselves are actually ceramic magnets with a lot of staying power, so they can hold their connection to one another even with lots of stuff in between them. Both functional and fun, the dots can be arranged as you like, so you'll never have to keep things too predictable. With 6 Dots to a pack, I recommend that you buy up to 2 or 3 for the most useful and fun arrangements.

Price: $19.95 at Delight.com. Also available at Amazon.

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10.30.2007

Living Dead Dolls pencil sharpener

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Fantastic! My list of fears just got longer. Decapitated doll heads secured their top spot a long time ago, but now I get to add pencils and pencil sharpeners to the list too.

Thanks, Living Dead Dolls Sadie Pencil Sharpener! I've always wanted to shove a dull pencil into an eye socket and not only have it come out sharpened, but also watch a scary head "vomit" the shavings.

The sharpener is sold out (awww!) now but usually sells for about $7.

Via GEARFUSE.

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10.29.2007

Is the world ready to give up Qwerty keyboards?

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Have you ever stopped to wonder if Qwerty keyboards really make any sense? I hadn't until just now, and yet, whenever I was confronted with a non-Qwerty keyboard, I become personally offended, as if the very core of my being as a person with excellent typing skills was under challenge and being ridiculed. And my initial response to an alternative keybaord was: So what if Qwerty makes no sense? The English language itself makes no sense (for instance, why is "read" the past tense of "read", only pronounced differently, and is anyone trying to change that?).

Yet, despite my right index finger's long-ingrained wiring that connects it to the letters h, j, y and u, now that the idea has hit a nerve in me, I feel that I must try this new keyboard, the New Standard Ergonomic Keyboard. What's the innovation? The keyboard follows the order of the alphabet rather than the non-sensical, but now deeply entrenched, placement of the letters starting with ones that spell out the word "typewriter" at the top row (thanks to ZDNet UK for pointing out this fact hidden in plain view). Unlike learning on a Qwerty keyboard, those coming to the New Standard Keyboard for the first time can easily remember the placement of the letters by simply singing the alphabet song.

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