Archive for March, 2010

Picks up distant voices with amazing clarity – Hearing Aid

hearing aids

Amplifies sounds by up to 50dB. No annoying cables. Features a practical ear hook and only weighs 0.6 oz.

If your hearing is deteriorating, this tiny little hearing aid will be a real help. What you missed out on in the past will be easy to understand again. At the opera or at concerts, you can once again clearly hear onstage dialogue, even from the back rows. Never again will you struggle to hear what is spoken on television. Take full part in your family discussions once again. Nobody will snigger at your hearing aid, because this one looks just like the headset for a mobile phone.
The compact housing contains a microphone sensitive enough to pick up the slightest chirp from a cricket. The built-in amplifier produces the entire sound range in your environment.
Infinitely adjustable volume for amplification up to 50dB. Outstanding sound quality.
You’ll still be able to hear very quiet sounds 15 metres away. Measures (without ear hook) about 6 x 1.8 x 3cm (2 2?3″ x 3?4″ x 1 2?5″) (H x W x D); weighs just 17g (0.6 oz). After a 30 minute charge, the built-in Lithium rechargeable battery will operate up to 12 hours. Includes 230V power supply unit. 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. Pro-Idee extends the guarantee to 3 years.

Source:  Proidee

Popularity: 3% [?]

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Kamin Maxx wall-mounted fireplace

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The dream of a romantic fireplace comes true!

Enjoy the atmosphere of a real fireplace – smokeless, soot-free and without harmful emissions!
The Original Kamin Maxx! The romatic highlight – for a cosy home!

Clean burning and odourless! Just enjoy romantic evenings in your home! Spending romantic, relaxing and cosy evenings in front of a warming fireplace – with the new Kamin Maxx it comes true!

The Kamin Maxx is easy to install, can be placed almost anywhere and only needs low-priced and environmentally-friendly bio-ethanol! No vent or chimney is required!

The Kamin Maxx wall-mounted fireplace recreates the glow and shimmer of a real wood fire without the expense and work involved in maintaining it! With its distinctive and unique style, this is a very special enrichment for your home!

Details:

  • Without the need of any approval
  • No vent & chimney necessary
  • No harmful emissions
  • Soot-free
  • Unique style
  • Measures: 60 x 13,4 x 45,5 cm (23,6 x 5,3 x 17,9 inches)

What do your get?

  • 1 wall-mounted fireplace “Kamin-Maxx”
  • 1 fire extinguish plate
  • Material for an easy wall fastening

Source:  Teleshop 24

Popularity: 4% [?]

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Igendesign’s Flow light harvests wind power for sustainable lighting

Solar Powered Lights

Eco Factor: Lighting concept powered by the wind.

The Flow is a concept lighting solution for far-flung places, especially sea shores where sourcing grid electricity is not that easy. Designers over at Igendesign have come up with a sustainable solution in the form of a biodegradable light that harvests wind energy for illumination.

Source:  EcoFriend

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Incredible Monocycle – One Wheeled Motorcycle

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Clowns can finally cruise around town in style, thanks to Liam Ferguson’s winning design for a motorbike (yes despite the headline this has two wheels, not including the stabilising wheels on the rear which would basically make this a car) that we could very well see in the future. Personally, I’m thinking  The Hornet is the perfect machine to fill in the gap between our current motorbikes and the promise of hover cars.

Apparently this thing has a turning circle of zero metres, which means that if it does get made we’ll see some hilarious youtube videos of centrifugal injuries.

Source:  ElectricBlue

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Hidden RFID tags could mean end of bar-codes and lines at the checkout

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Newly developed radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology could usher in the era of checkout line-free shopping. The inexpensive, printable transmitter can be invisibly embedded in packaging offering the possibility of customers walking a cartload of groceries or other goods past a scanner that would read all the items at once, total them up and charge the customer’s account while adjusting the store’s inventory. More advanced versions could even collect all the information about the contents of a store in an instant, letting a retailer know where every package is at any time.

Source:  Gizmag

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GPS Tracking and Anti theft Dog Collar

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If you think your dog is special then so do we. Over three years of research and development we have designed a product that outperforms every other tracking product in this sector.

If you have ever wondered why:

  • most other dog trackers are only shower proof rather than waterproof (strange, but true)
  • or why they hang limply beneath your dog’s head and away from the necessary GPS signal
  • or only last a day before needing to be recharged (assuming you remember)
  • or may not send location data straight to your mobile phone
  • or it won’t create safe areas whenever you want without having to find a computer first
  • or be easily removed and discarded by anyone with a mind to do it

…then so were we. Then we realised that other people were just trying to sell technology and didn’t understand the real problems faced by dog owners.

So we decided to look at the problem from the perspective of the dog and its owner and the outcome was the Retrieva GPS tracking and anti-theft collar. It is carefully designed, practical, lockable, and waterproof and will find your dog for you as well as protect it from the risk of theft. It is not just an ugly tracking box with no energy and very few tricks.

The Retrieva™ collar can send your dog’s location straight to the palm of your hand and plot itself on digitally enhanced topographical mapping (available for most phones) or Google maps, report to computers armed with satellite mapping, talk to friends and family, or in fact communicate virtually anywhere you like.

It will not only tell you where your dog is but even let you know if your dog decides to leave home and take an unscheduled walk. And because having to recharge something every day is impractical and most likely to be forgotten when you need it the most, our collar is designed with a power management system that extends the intervals between recharging to a likely to 5-7 days in normal use.

Finally, the collar is very difficult to remove by someone not authorised to do so, and if an attempt is made it has enough sense to tell you about it. And because we know that your dog needs you as much as you need them we have designed a personal panic button on to the buckle. So should you ever feel lost, hurt or threatened whilst out walking your dog you know that friends and family can quickly find you both.

Source:  Retrieva Tracking

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Take a breather shot of chocolate or coffee

chocolate shot

coffeeshot  Take a breather shot of chocolate or coffee

coffee shot fun

Source:  Le Whif

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Nomix European Toilet

toilet nomix

toilet nomix

If you’ve ever considered the humble urinal, you might have noticed that it uses much less water than a toilet. It only makes sense – since they don’t receive any feces, urinals don’t need all the water necessary to carry such solid waste through to the sewer line. When you use a toilet and just urinate, however, you’re still flushing away just as much water as if you, uh, went “Number 2.” If you were using a NoMix toilet, however, the Number 1 and Number 2 would go separate places, with the flushes being needed for solid waste only. It’s a good enough idea that in a recent pilot project, users in seven European countries gave the device a thumbs – or should that be bottoms? – up.

The device

The NoMix has what is essentially a urinal in the front half of the bowl, near the top. The urine runs from there to a storage tank. The back half of the bowl is like a conventional toilet, where the solid waste lands and gets flushed away.

Source:  Gizmag

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Martin Jetpack Flying Machine

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Well, by both common usage and science it is a jet. We already have jet ski and jet boat. I do not believe that an aviation engineer will be able to convince all those owners to start calling their devices a ‘water pump propelled boats’.

In the end we found that 95% plus of people call it a jetpack when they see it, so why fight that ?

If you have a very narrow view of what a ‘true jetpack’ is (i.e. that it is a pure jet) then none have ever been built. The closest would have been the Bell jet belt, but again this was not a ‘true jet’, it was bypass ratio gas turbine powered. In fact I cannot think of any ‘true jets’ in the GA industry, most are Fanjets.

Perhaps now you see that the ‘correct answer’ is far more complicated and debatable, so much so that normally it is not worth even starting the discussion, because the ‘correct’ answer relates to opinion not fact.

Source:  Martin Jetpack

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Hydrofloors enable the client to exploit the surface area of a swimming pool

hydrofloor  Hydrofloors enable the client to exploit the surface area of a swimming pool

Hydrofloors® vertically movable floors enable the client to exploit the surface area of a swimming pool by converting the associated terrace or indoor pool room for other uses e.g. recreation, social events, for dining and dancing.

The system is near invisible, flexible, rapidly adaptable and safe, being in compliance with relevant national safety standards. The concept is that the floor height of the pool may be elevated to set at any pre-selected water depth such as wading depth for children or a depth suited to those with special needs. This makes the pool itself diverse and multifunctional

The highest elevated position of the floor is that of the pool surround, at which point the water is out of sight beneath the floor. When fully elevated, the entire area becomes totally safe and secure for children to use. Additionally, since the pool is fully closed, energy costs for heating are greatly reduced.

Source:  Hydrofloors

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