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Personal Pocket GPS locator – Back track to your car

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Never get lost again! This worldwide GPS will always show you the way back to where you started, and is perfect for hikers, skiers, snowboarders, outdoors types, when travelling and can even help you find your car!

This small and easy to use GPS system uses the latest GPS technology. Its great for finding your way back in any situation, and is simple to use – all you have to do is lock in your base location, go where you need to go, and it’ll show you the way back.

The GPS system uses satellites to find your location within a few meters and then calculates the direction and distance to the start point. It can track up to 32 satellites within 60 seconds for accurate information. The system can be used globally, and has no additional service fees, does not require additional software, and comes with a re-chargeable battery.

The GPS unit shows you the direction (with a digital arrow) and will also tell you the compass direction and distance to your base point. You can store up to 3 given base locations at any time (these can be changed as you chose, but could include home, your car, your hotel etc.)

It’s great for peace of mind if you go to unknown areas as you’ll always be able to get home again, and is perfect for outdoor activities, when travelling, for children, seniors and anyone who has a tendency to get lost.

Examples of use:

  • Find your car in a parking lot, at the mall, airport, game or theme park
  • Like to travel? Use it anywhere in the world to find your way back to your hotel
  • Great for recreational uses: use it for hiking, biking, camping, or fishing. Lock it and return to those secret fishing and camping spots.
  • Love the water boating and jet skis? The GPS will guide you back, day or night.


  • GPS locator system
  • Use it worldwide
  • Stores up to 3 locations at any time
  • Tracking distance of 9,999 miles
  • Tracks up to 32 satellites within 60 seconds.
  • Easy to use
  • Compact Key Fob size
  • Global range
  • No service fees
  • No software required
  • Rechargeable battery ( charges via a USB port)
  • Size: 7cm x 4cm x 1.2cm

Source:  Boys Stuff

Popularity: 4% [?]

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Universal Portable Battery Charger – 20000mAh

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Introducing our most powerful portable battery charger yet!

The S18 slim-sized portable battery charger comes with an amazing 20,000mAh of power. This is enough power to fully charge every electronic device you own… and then some!

Fully Compatible
This specific model comes with 13 (8 laptop and 5 cellphone) interchangeable adapter tips for use with over 6000 laptop models and thousands more of cellphone models. For a partial list go here: The CVPP-S18 also comes with a voltage selection button to ensure full compatibility with a wide variety of electronic products, such as; MP3/MP4 players, portable DVD players, mobile phones, or any other USB powered device using the built-in 5V USB port.

Portable and Easy to Use
Since the S18 comes in a slim form factor you can easily bring it with you anywhere you go. Put one in your car for those long road trips to recharge all your electronic devices while you drive. Or place one in your notebook bag and use your computer for up to an additional 4 hours when you need it the most. The best part about it is that you can charge all of your electronic devices without having to bring along messy cables and adapters. Just select the correct adapter tip, plug it in, and your ready to go! Charging your electronics while on-the-go has never been so easy.

Source: China Vasion

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Shadow eBike – Transports you and charges your gadgets at the same time

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The average ebike has 40 feet of wire exposed on the outside. The Shadow Ebike has no wires out in the open. Through its proprietary rim design, it has integrated the battery and controller all in one.

Wireless Throttle
Works like any other throttle. You press the lever, a signal is sent to the controller which turns on the motor. Why have wires that tangle up and can be cut causing mulfunctions.

Wireless Brake
Works like any other brake lever. You press the brake lever, a signal is sent to the controller to stop the motor. In fact, the signal is sent in reverse which regenerates the battery.

Wireless Pedal Assist
The pedal assist option does not require any difficult assembly. It can be removed or installed in 1 minute flat. It talks directly to the Daymak Drive controller

More features: USB/110V Plug – The integrated rim can be charged directly through the rim and can be used as a power generator. Plug in your phone, your notebook, a light, a small tv or anything you like!

Source:  Shadow Bike

Popularity: 10% [?]

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Treasure Seeker Metal Detecting Sandals

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Look for treasure anywhere with these discreet metal detecting Sandles! Great for metal detecting, but also for comfortable summer and beach wear.

We all would like to find a Saxon hoard or three, but who wants to spend hours carrying round on of those slightly silly looking, heavy and awkward metal detectors?

Here’s the solution! These Sandles have a metal detecting system built into the sole of the sandal, and the alarm unit straps to your leg. You’ll get a buzz or vibration, or can use the LED indicator lights when the shoes detect metal below them, and then all you have to do is do a little digging.

So, not only do you get some practical comfortable beach/summer wear, but you could potentially find treasure as well! The shoes can be used with or without the metal detecting function as the power / metal detecting unit can be detached when ever you want.

So, why not slip on a par of these, and go for a walk – you never know what you might find on your daily stroll…

Made of chunky, durable, soft and comfortable moulded plastic these shoes are great for treasure seeking and walking alike.


  • Treasure seeking sandals
  • Black colour
  • Soft and comfortable moulded plastic
  • Metal detecting unit straps to your leg
  • Soes can be used with or without metal detecting unit
  • Vibration, buzz or LED metal indicator alert
  • Requires 1 x 9 volt battery (not included)
  • Available in small, medium or large. Small (Men’s size up to 7/ Women’s size 8), Medium (Men’s size 7.5 to 9/ Women’s 8.5 to 10), Large (Men’s size 9.5 – 12/ Women’s size 10.5 to 13)

Source:  Boys Stuff

Popularity: 8% [?]

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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

Popularity: 3% [?]

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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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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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Very Powerful Solar Charger

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The solar charger you’ve been waiting for…
it really works

A full Orange can charge 4 empty iPhones, 6 regular cell phones, or 3 portable game players.

The Orange works under water, on mountains, in deserts and the arctic — anywhere with sun! Tough, durable, intelligent; hook it up to your PC to see the power you’re making.

The Orange fits your lifestyle. It is fun, easy and cool — be green with the Orange — the solar charger you have been waiting for.

Source:  Solarjoos

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Augmented Identity App Helps You Identify Strangers on the Street

By this point, we’re all familiar with augmented reality, but Swedish mobile software firm The Astonishing Tribe is taking information overload to the next logical step: augmented identity. Mashing up face recognition technology, computer vision, cloud computing, and augmented reality with the complex digital lives many of us lead on the Internet, TAT has created an app that allows you to gather information on a person and their social networking life simply by pointing your camera phone at their face.

Dubbed Recognizr, the app essentially works like this: the user points the camera at a person across the room. Face recognition software creates a 3-D model of the person’s mug and sends it across a server where it’s matched with an identity in the database. A cloud server conducts the facial recognition since and sends back the subject’s name as well as links to any social networking sites the person has provided access to.

Source:  Popsci

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Aperion Home Audio Link System

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audio link wireless

The Aperion Home Audio Link (HAL) transmits high quality uncompressed audio up to 100 feet – this means you can stream music from your computer, your home theater, your MP3 player or any other audio source to almost any speaker system in your home! If you use one or two additional HAL Receivers (optional), you can stream a single audio source to up to three listening zones, giving you true whole-house audio without running wires across your room.

Key Features:

  • Send music from your computer, MP3 player, or other audio source to any audio-video receiver or audio system
  • Wireless Subwoofer – Connect your powered subwoofer or powered speakers wirelessly
  • Audio input via USB or Audio-In Jack
  • Send music throughout your house, or even outside
  • No software needed, just plug and play
  • Find new ways to use HAL, its applications are almost limitless
  • FREE lifetime technical support
  • One year warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use HAL for wireless surround sound?
In order to use HAL to send surround sound information to your rear speakers, you will still need to use either an additional amplifier or a powered speaker. HAL can easily send a stereo signal wirelessly, but it is not an amplifier.

How can I increase the HAL wireless range?
HAL has a tested line-of-sight range of over 140 feet with no obstacles between the HAL Send and Receive units. Every wall, door, or other obstruction between the HAL Send and Receive units can affect the wireless range. For optimal performance it is recommended that the HAL Send or Receive units are clear of close obstructions such as stacks of CDs or books.

Source: Aperion Audio

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