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Indoor skydiving

By admin on December 4th, 2006

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Yep, you heard that right. And no, it’s not something you can only do inside the tall chimney bit of the Tate Modern museum (and besides, that’s full of slides at the moment). Instead, indoor skydiving is apparently a bit like this:

"Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics
of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, jump onto the airflow and you are
skydiving."

Sounds fun to me! The Doghouse is selling packages to try it for £49, which includes training, and two flights of about one minute each. If you can get to Milton Keynes, and fancy having flapping lips like a dog hanging out of a car window, it’s well worth a look. BUY IT



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The Xmas List, No.15: Sennheiser MX75 sport earphones

By ShinyMedia on December 1st, 2006

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These new Sennheiser Sport MX75s are zesty. I mean, look at ‘em – they’re darn zesty, aren’t they? Like a chilled can of Sprite. They boast Sennheiser’s nifty ‘Twist-To-Fit’ system (does exactly what is says on the tin) and are sweat- and water-resistant. Most importantly, they sound really good, with lots of bass. And they cost less than £30. Perfect for joggers and other gym freaks. BUY THEM

For more digital music gear, take a peek at Brandish’s MP3 archive.



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The spray-on condom: safe sex in a can

By ShinyMedia on December 1st, 2006

Aerosol What’s more likely to make you blush? Nipping into the toilets or your local chemist or for a "packet of three" or buying a can of condom spray?

Well, I’d say the latter, but scientists working at the Institute for Condom Consultancy (yes, it’s really called that) are developing such a thing. It’s not a traditional aerosol, this one sprays your organ from all sides with latex, creating a perfectly-fitting condom ready for use in just five seconds that’s unlikely to slip off.

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Suck UK magnetic bottle opener

By mofgimmers on November 30th, 2006

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Sick of scrambling around looking in stupid places to find your bottle opener? Your girlfriend has left the wine opener in the bathroom after her scented candles/trashy novel/glass of wine in the bath evening, and you just can’t wait to crack open your fine ale that you got in for the footy.

Well, instead of chipping your teeth trying to look cool when your mates are ’round, don’t take the soft option and buy twist off caps… why not get one of these elegant pieces of work from the clever sods over at Suck UK? It’s a fridge magnet cum bottle opener.

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Radio-controlled Porsche Cayenne

By ShinyMedia on November 29th, 2006

Picture_5_12 This nice little runner differs from most radio-controlled cars in that it’s equipped with a little digital camera, which transmits images to your remote handset.

The car has a 250K pixel camera on the windscreen (you can just about make it out in this picture), which transmits
all it sees to a 2.2-inch colour LCD monitor with adjustable brightness
on the remote control. Handy for going round blind corners and avoiding people’s ankles.
[Via Tech Digest]

Available now, for £139. BUY IT



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Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 roadster

By ShinyMedia on November 29th, 2006

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Lamborghini has given its gorgeous Murcielago roadster an upgrade – now it’ll do more than 200mph, which is scary-fast. Launched
at the LA motor show this week, the LP640 roadster gets the
same mechanical and cosmetic tweaks as the LP640 hard-top:
new rear lights, a chunkier body kit and a tweaked version of the V12
engine with 633bhp and 486lb ft. Top speed is increased to 205mph (from
198mph), and 60mph comes up in an astonishing 3.4sec, almost half a second quicker than before.

There’s
no word on price yet from Lambo, but with the LP640 hard-top
costing £15,000 more than the standard car, expect the uprated roadster
to weigh in at about £200,000. Start saving. [Via Autocar]



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Vespa scooter for kids

By mofgimmers on November 28th, 2006

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When you were a kiddie, you probably wanted a motorised thing to drive around on. I recall hearing the unmistakable wrrrr of an electronic motorbike struggling up a shallow hill. Well, I imagine that they’ve got much better since then, and what better way to spoil a young wannabe mod child than with an a motorised Vespa for your kids!

It’s more or less a faithful reproduction of a modern Vespa and features a super two-speed gearbox (2.5 and 5 mph) powered by a rechargeable battery, along with automatic brakes, working headlight, horn and hazard-warning lights.

Aimed at children aged from three to seven, it sells for £195. BUY IT

[via RetroToGo]



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Ipod Nano gelaskins

By ShinyMedia on November 28th, 2006

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These lovely GelaSkins, which come decorated in a range of quirky artwork (this is a Super Mario/Luigi tribute) are designed to fit the new iPod Nanos. They’re thin, protective covers made with high grade vinyl and
patented adhesive technology. An ultra-clear, scratch resistant, glossy
coating is then applied to the GelaSkin for added durability and a
photo quality finish. And they cost less than a tenner. Click below to see more artwork… BUY IT

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Undoboy Super Bastard box toys

By ShinyMedia on November 28th, 2006

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We like the fact that there is a toy out there with the name ‘Super-Bastard’. That’s somehow reassuring and it sounds good to say aloud: ‘Super-Bastard’. What a superhero he would be.

Anyway, we digress. Super-Bastard is a ‘box-art toy’, designed by Undoboy. Each S-B is made of cardboard, with four different character designs on each side. They have removable heads and legs, so you can mix-and-match different Bastards to create new characters. Hours Several minutes of fun.

There are 16 different toys to collect. Only 1,000 sets have been made, so they’ll no doubt become something of a collectors’ item. Available from Urban Retro: BUY IT



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Parrot bluetooth picture frame

By mofgimmers on November 27th, 2006

PictureframeYou may be looking at this and yawning to yourself thinking ‘why on Earth would I want to buy a picture frame?’. Well gents, it’s because this little wiz’ is not just your average picture frame. Why? Well, this rascal is rigged up with bluetooth (or "bloody blue teeth or summat" as my Dad calls it) and you can send your favourite snaps to it, meaning that you don’t have to keep the same old photos lying around.

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Hannsdribbling LCD football TV

By ShinyMedia on November 27th, 2006

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This, the cryptically named ‘HANNSdribbling’, is a hand-stitched leather football with a 10-inch LCD telly built into it – so now you can watch the footy on the footy. We don’t recommend that you actually play football with it though. LCD screens don’t like being kicked around – and the football, although it’s leather and has panels, isn’t round at all.

The HANNSdribbling is the brainchild of quirky German company Hannspree. They also do basketball and golf versions, but we like the footy model the best. BUY IT



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Talking Transformer action figure

By mofgimmers on November 27th, 2006

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Don’t lie. Everybody loves Transformers. They were so very very very cool indeed. They pissed all over that Citroen advert with the ice skating robot car in it. In fact, you’d never see Optimus Prime ice skating!

Shooting guns and being authorititive maybe… anyway… time to roll back the years with this ace Transformers 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime, which is going for $70 and is the ultimate in toys for enthusiasts and toy collectors alike. This Optimus really looks the part and has all the little details that you need and barks out phrases from the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie (which starred Eric Idle and Orson Wells no less). A foot tall and out just in time to get you in the mood for the new live action flick starring the Autobots battles against the Decepticons. BUY IT



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Jack Daniel’s chess set

By admin on November 27th, 2006

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My chess skills are hazy at the best of times, so heaven knows how I’d cope with the game if I was drinking a shot for every piece I took. Happily, this Jack Daniel’s chess set isn’t what you’d think – a whisky version of those vodka-shot chess sets that were popular a couple of years ago.

Instead, it’s a regular chess set, with 32 hand-made resin pieces based on ingredients from JD. So a Belle Of Lincoln – the drink’s original name – decanter is the Queen, corn cobs are the bishops, hard sugar maple wood is the castles, and little Jack Daniel’s bottles are the pawns.

It’s pricey – £159.99 – and won’t be back in stock at the Drinkstuff website until 8th December, but if you’re a whisky buff, it looks great. BUY IT



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Boffins working on male birth-control pill

By admin on November 27th, 2006

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Got a hot date tonight? Forget popping Viagra before heading out (well, except you Grandad…). British boffins have come up with a male contraceptive pill which contains chemicals that prevent ejaculation for a few hours.

It sounds frankly worrying to me – do you end up going for six hours? – but offers an alternative to the idea of taking a pill every day like women do currently.

The pill’s the work of scientists at King’s College in London, and could apparently be on sale within five years. It apparently doesn’t affect your "sexual satisfaction", and within a few hours your fertility returns to normal, so you can go forth and impregnate with impunity once more.

In a worrying break from its usual policy, the Daily Mail’s story on the pill fails to mention its potential impact on house prices, or draw the obvious conclusions about this foiling at a stroke all those Evil potential single mothers who try to get pregnant to steal benefits etc etc etc

(via Daily Mail)



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Make sweet music with an iBuzz Two MP3 vibrator

By admin on November 27th, 2006

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You can’t trust your iPod’s shuffle mode to supply a suitable bedroom soundtrack. One minute you’re gettin’ it on to Marvin Gaye or R Kelly, the next you’re being blasted with the Dead Kennedys’ ‘Too Drunk to F***’. It’s a bit of a passion-killer (unless you’re a big Dead Kennedys fan and/or find irony a big turn-on, of course).

The iBuzz Two may be the answer. It’s the world’s first "music-activated sex toy" – although sex-activated music toy also describes it – which means a vibrator that buzzes and pulses in time to your tunes, along with an extra rabbit stimulator and cock ring. It connects to your iPod, or indeed any audio source. It costs £34.99 from LoveHoney.

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