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Urban Outfitters shot tender

By ShinyMedia on December 18th, 2006

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This eminently affordable shot tender, available from Urban Outfitters, is a fine way to spend £10 at this time of year. You can easily mount it on a wall and its leak-proof dispenser pours exactly 1.5oz of whatever it is you fancy. Absinthe, Baileys, meths… the decision is yours.

Of course, you’ll have to supply your own booze – what did you expect for a tenner? – but we’re sure that you can manage that… BUY IT

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Good Book hip flask

By mofgimmers on December 18th, 2006

Goodbook_1Got a religious family but you’re not too fussed about God and all that? Feel obliged to go to midnight mass this year but can’t stand the thought of sitting through a sermon? Well, today is your lucky day!

Presenting to you, The Good Book. Now, it’s not that kind of ‘good book’ which will offer you redemption and the like, but a book that will offer to a sneaky way of getting blind drunk under everyone’s noses. This good book comes with a hip-flask concealed within. Perfect!

For a paltry £15, you can become the most suave alcoholic in town, carrying your classy little booze book. Obviously, the tipple isn’t provided, but you do get 4-Oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask concealed in a beautifully made hardback book. This is from those clever swines at SuckUK who brought us the brilliant Bottle Opener Fridge Magnet. BUY IT



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Unmask Skype liars with a KishKish lie-detector

By admin on December 18th, 2006

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Millions of people are using the Skype application to make calls for free over the internetweb, but how many of them are honest, hmm? The KishKish Lie Detector plug-in aims to let you know when you’re getting Porkies Over IP, by analysing the stress levels in their voice.

Once downloaded, every time you make a Skype call, it shows four indicators of the person you’re talking to’s stress level. There’s a needle that moves up and down, in traditional lie-detector stylee. There’s a meter that measures their stress level from 1 to 100, a green light that goes red if their level jumps, and a message telling you if their stress level is High or Normal.

They’ve even tested it on Ex President Clinton, who FOR SOME REASON appeared to have higher than usual stress levels when denying that he’d had "sexual relations with that woman". GET IT or check out the rest of our Accessories category.



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Firebox drumming hippies

By admin on December 18th, 2006

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Last year, I went to San Francisco full of romantic expectations of seeing the place where Flower Power first dawned. One trip to Haight-Ashbury later, I found… lots of beardy people hitting drums with a random rhythm. It was like one of those stalls at Glastonbury that you instinctively avoid after the first day.

Anyway, all this is a preamble to recommending Firebox’s Drumming Hippies, which are colourful little characters that drum along to their own tunes, but if placed near each other, they’ll switch to jamming together.

They come in pairs: expect to pay £14.95 for the Afro & Ginger pack, or the Blondie & Baldy pack. BUY IT or see what else is lurking in our Toys category.



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Xmas singing toy dog

By admin on December 18th, 2006

And it only cost a fiver, according to my Nan (who bought it from a passing charity salesman last week). Which doesn’t make it easy to recommend where you should get one. But nevertheless, it’s ace. Bigmouth Billy Bass has nothing on this Chrimbo pup… Oh, also, in uploading it to YouTube, the audio got un-synched from the video – he’s much more in time in real life. Honest.



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Vertu Ascent Motorsport box-set

By ShinyMedia on December 15th, 2006

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Owning a Vertu mobile (Nokia’s luxury mini-brand) is a sign that you have more money than sense – so it’s perfect for Premiership footballers, soap stars and other C-listers.

Anyway, Vertu has
decided to package all six of its Ascent Racetrack Legend phones into a
specially crafted box-set. The collection includes the four current Motorsport phones, as well as the two new
Monaco and Nurburgring handsets, which will be released next year. Also included in the box of is a book and six certificates of
authenticity, signed by the president of
Vertu and the presidents of the respective racetracks. Classy? Hmm, not really. And why would anyone want six mobile phones?

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Dolmette chainsaw motorbike

By ShinyMedia on December 15th, 2006

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The amazing Dolmette (pictured) is a concept motorbike powered by 24 chainsaw engines. It’s made by German company Dolmar (they make chainsaws, strimmers and other destructive things) and it’s quite a beast – the combined power of those two-dozen chainsaw engines is fed into to a
5-speed Harley-Davidson transmission by a series of twelve toothed
belts. The engine in question is the one used in Dolmar’s PS-7900 professional
chainsaw, which currently boasts the best power-to-weight ratio of any
professional petrol chainsaw in the world. [Via High-T3ch]

To see a video of the Dolmette out on the road, click below…

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Speakerdog paper toy

By mofgimmers on December 15th, 2006

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Ben The Illustrator has just released another marvelous Speakerdog paper toy
for you to download, cut out and put together.

Ben’s Speakerdog
character is available in 3 different formats. First is the ‘Original’ which is a nice amber tone, the second is Santadog which is pretty self explainatory and lastly, the Blank one that you can colour your Speakerdog in anyway you please! so
that you can dress up Speakerdog anyway you like.

Make sure you
download Ben’s first paper toy and support a great emerging artist and keep your fingers crossed that someone with brains turns this into a vinyl toy in the near future. Speakerdog badges and prints
available here.

[via UrbanRetroLifestyle]



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Powerizers, for wannabe superheroes

By admin on December 14th, 2006

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Powerizers is a slightly rubbish name for a product, admittedly, but it probably sounds good being bellowed by an American TV ad voiceover artist. Powerizers strap onto your shoes, giving you big boosty muscle-substitutes that allegedly let you jump six feet in the air. I’ve always found a big house spider has that effect on me.

The devices have curved springs on their bases, which use The Power Of Gravitational Energy to make you move like a superhero. A slightly gangly superhero with a frightened expression on his face, of course. But that’s cool.

Apparently if you get really expert, you can do backflips and basketball slam dunks (although I’m fairly sure the NBA frowns on this sort of athletic aid in competitive matches). Boysstuff will sell you a pair for £210. BUY IT



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Vitamin cool garden gnome

By mofgimmers on December 14th, 2006

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The clever people at Vitamin have come up with a unique twist on the humble garden gnome. Instead of being some bawdy little chap with his arse out, they’ve gone for a beautiful bone china which looks like it’s dropped out of the mind of Pete Fowler (he’s the chap who does the Super Furry Animals sleeves).

Obviously, you don’t have to have these outdoors, as they’d look great inside too. The gnome come in a range of cool graphical designs, including my favourite, the zipped gnome. The gnome stands 21cm high and is a little on the pricey side at £48.50. BUY IT



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Ceramic crinkle cups

By mofgimmers on December 14th, 2006

Crinkle_cupPeople often want to appear quirky and interesting. There’s nothing wrong with that unless you go down the novelty tie route, which as we all know, will make you more unpopular than the plague (even if you are trying to be ironic).

Well, a nifty little way of doing it is to buy some of these crinkle cups. They look like something you’ve found in a hedge… but wait! These are made from porcelain. So instead of merely getting a dull thing that only serves to hold a drink, buy something that looks great and off-the-wall.

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The Xmas List, No.18: Cube-Works CAM-08 walking robot

By ShinyMedia on December 14th, 2006

Picture_6_12Japanese company Cube-Works brings you the all new Cube Robot Project CAM-08 walking
robot. CAM-08 takes advantage of cutting-edge joint & rotary
technology resulting in its eerily natural walking motion.

Cam-08 is a
simple, affordable (around $160 from Audiocubes) design robot. It comes
with a wireless infrared four-button remote (forward, backward, stop,
sounds), so you can easily control him. Hands can be manually opened to
carry small objects. Get your own Santa’s little helper now.
BUY IT

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Nintendo Wii can damage your living room

By ShinyMedia on December 14th, 2006

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Nintendo, you have spawned a monster… the nunchuck (emphasis on ‘chuck’) controller for the lovely Wii is innovative but it’s also proving to be rather destructive. Some gamers lucky enough to own a Wii have found that the remote can fly off in all directions, putting any objects and people in the vicinity at risk.

There’s even a website dedicated to Wii-related damage. It’s called Wii Damage (funny that) and it’s compulsive reading for all Nintendo fanboys and fangirls. We have special respect for the Wii owner who somehow managed to skewer his TV with a remote whilst bowling in Wii Sports (pictured). Tremendous Wii-related carnage.

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Day-Lab Kung Fu coasters

By mofgimmers on December 13th, 2006

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As the folks at Day-Lab say, nothing irritates a Kung Fu master more than rings on his wooden tables. That or being stabbed in the face with a Ninja Star… but I digress.

This cool set of four cork-backed Kung Fu Coasters will keep your precious tables nice and ring free… and match the decor of your imaginary dojo. So when brewing up, don’t forget to go all Karate Kid and shout "PAIN DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS DOJO!" and "Brew up… Brew off" Or something. Each of the 4" x 4" coasters illustrates a Kung Fu move that will be used on the guest not thoughtful enough to use ‘em. Wise man say these only cost $6 too! BUY IT



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Perstel Bluenote DAB radio

By mofgimmers on December 13th, 2006

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Digital Radio… DAB thingies… um… whatever you think of them, you’re going to need one soon. Obviously, some digital radios are just not worth their price-tag… I mean, who really listens to the radio now? Well, should you want to dip your toe into the world of DAB then Perstel have the brilliant BlueNote on the market which sells for under £40.

For your money, you don’t get the trimmings, but if you just want a portable DAB (maybe for sticking on your ear at the footy) then that won’t be much of an issue. It’s timy small at 60 x 84 x 24mm and weighing in at 80g and has a full graphic panel LCD with backlight for station information and a battery life of 6 hours.

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