Written By : Wayne Brooker
December 2004

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Annoy Friends and Family!
Airzooka - From I Want One Of Those
£220.00 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
No, it's not a fluorescent bucket with a handgrip. This, we'll have you know is a high-tech soft-combat Airzooka. Capable of delivering high velocity air balls, it has a manual quick-release sprung firing mechanism and flip-up non-precision sighting system. Ok, its design does tend to err on the bucket side, but don't be fooled.

This monster is a highly effective close-quarter wind weapon that had the office in stitches for far longer than adults should laugh without sitting down for a little rest.

 

A Tree-mendous Gift for Geeks
USB Xmas Tree From firebox.com
£9.95 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
The USB Christmas Tree connects to the USB port of any computer and has a 4’ Candy Cane striped red and white cable connector. And because it is USB powered, no batteries are required. Clever, eh? And because it is made of plastic, you don't need to worry about sweeping pine needles off of your desk come January. We reckon this little gizmo is the Ultimate Seasonal Bauble. The USB Christmas Tree Light changes color every second, displaying vivid neon glow colors, including Red, Green, Blue and Cyan.

A Classy Pad for Your Mouse!
Black Icemat - From EuroTech
£19.99 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
The Black Icemat is a mousepad made from glass. The surface has been developed and tested by computer gamers, and a special developed treatment of the surface gives the user an experience of great accuracy and precision, due to the fact that the surface gives an excellent grip on the mouseball. The size of the ICEMAT is 250 x 210 x 6.2 mm. The product has gone through a strenuous stream of testing, and it is very difficult to break, but it is still important to remember that our product is made of glass, and therefore should be treated that way.

Feel Loved
Humpin' Humphrey From TheGadgetStore
£14.95 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
We'd like to apologise if you've got a sensitive nature, but when we saw this enthusiastic pooch, we just had to share him with you.

They say that a dog is a man's best friend. This one certainly is! Humphrey is a four-legged friend on heat. You may be thinking what purpose does Humphrey serve...without beating around the bush, he doesn't... he's just a lot of fun and incites both mortified giggles and hearty guffaws wherever he goes!

Humphrey has straps on his front legs so can be attached to someones leg, phone, computer or anything else you can think of and then squeeze his ear and watch him go.

He's feeling frisky and starts to..er..hump! He humps away (well he is a Humping Dog after all) and yaps excitedly. He'll get attached to his owner and we're sure it won't be long until the feeling's mutual.

 

Flex More Than Your Elbow
Power Ball - From PowerBall
€19.95 Plus (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)

The PowerBall has been devised in the United States by NASA to train astronauts in zero gravity. As weights are of no use in space they constructed a training aid that makes use of centrifugal force instead. Together with kinesiotherapists they eventually devised the PowerBall.

Because the PowerBall uses centrifugal force, the level of training automatically suits that of the user. Interesting fact: at 10,000 rotations per minute (RPM) the generated force exceeds 15 kilograms!

Training with the PowerBall will go a long way to prevent the following afflictions:

Carpal Tunnel syndrome
Repetetive Strain Injury (RSI)
Tennisarm
Golfer's elbow

 

Reclaim Your TV
Remote Jammer From Innovations
£4.99 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
Tired of fighting for control of the TV? Well, even if you lose the battle for physical possession of the remote handset, you'll still win the war! Armed with this little jammer, you stop ALL infrared remotes from working. Point it at the TV, hi-fi or video from no more than 2m away and you'll temporarily jam every IR signal in the vicinity. Do it discreetly and no-one has the foggiest what's happening. It will drive them mad! Battery included.

 

 

Free Time!
Water Clock - From Innovations
£13.00 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
Yes, that's right! For years electronic clocks have been powered by batteries or via a mains supply - but after a fruitful collaboration between scientists and engineers, we can offer this incredible state of the art clock, which runs on good old H20 - and not just that! Fruit juice, coffee, even beer will work just as well! Obviously all this is good news for the environment and good news for your electricity bill. Even better, the clock looks cool and stylish and its 'fuel tubes' can even double as a vase for fresh flowers. Featuring large, easy-to-read time, date and alarm functions, this really is the last word in fuel efficiency.

 

I'm Gonna Throw Something!
X-Zylo Ultra From I Want One Of Those
£7.99 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
Lovingly crafted from Tanzanian crystal, and hand painted in traditional tribal war colours by ostriches... oh, sorry, wrong product.
If you haven't seen one of these before, and we're guessing you haven't, it's simply the best "Flying / Chucking Thing We've Ever Played With" (and we've played with it a lot). It may look like a cola bottle that's lost an argument with a pastry cutter, but this thing is incredible.

You throw it a bit like an American Football, and it flies the most remarkable distances. The world record distance is 600 feet, though we've only managed 400 so far. Either they're lying or we throw like girls - there's a challenge for you.

In the park, on the beach or at the golf club, it's a great way to satisfy the "I want to chuck something" urge without unnecessarily upsetting your boyfriend or girlfriend.

 

Hot Wheels
Tireflies Pro - From TiggyPig
£15.99 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)

You saw 'em on The Fast n The Furious, now you can have wheels that light up in the dark.

Fit these to your tyres on your bike, car or scooter and you have instant "Back to the Future " wheels.

Each pack has 2 Tireflys that are motion activated, as your wheels go round you get the very effective effect of neon wheels glowing in the night.

(Please note: These ONLY fit the larger standard Car Tyre Valve)

 

Say Cheese
Amacrox Lens From MicroDirect
£17.61 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
Amacrox Mobile Phone Lens has been designed for those mobile phone users with a built-in camera or Web Cam users. The Lens is designed to enhance and improve the overall quality of their pictures.

The lens is made of the highest quality materials. The end-user does not need any tools or to make any modifications to their mobile phone or web cam:

Close up Provides “Macro” functionality – ideal for capturing small images in detail e.g. for a document

Tele 2.0x Provides “Zoom” function and is useful for capturing long distant images

Super Wide Provides “Wide-Angle” function, ideal for capturing long distant images.

Micro + Wide 0.5x Provides “Micro” & “Wide 0.5x” function, a useful function for capturing short distance images.

 

Hit The Target Every Time!
The LavNav - From M-Tech
£19.99 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
Bathroom lights can be painfully bright in the middle of the night. So why switch them on?

Guys, is the girl in your life always complaining that she has to go paddling after you're been to the loo in the middle of the night? Does she moan when she falls into the toilet because you left the seat up during the evening?

Incorporating a nightlight, visual targeting system, and "Put the damned seat down!" reminder technology, the LavNav is a practical solution to those familiar issues.

The LavNav turns on when you approach in the dark, and turns off after you leave, shining gentle yet sufficient light where you need it, when you need it.

Better yet, the LavNav uses RED or GREEN light to cleverly show the position of the seat.

 

Thin and Light!
Eon Ice From I Want One Of Those
£9.99 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
This slick little torch, the size of a credit card, emits a stunning bright blue light from two powerful LEDs. It's waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and idiotproof. No bulbs to blow, no batteries to change (life of 5-10 years), it weighs nothing (OK, not really, but you get the drift), and the blue light is absolutely beautiful.

 

Tunnel Vision
Ant Farm - From I Want One Of Those
£19.99 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
The Ant Works concept was developed by NASA back in the heyday of the US space programme. Their idea was to take a colony of ants into space so the astronauts could study the insects' behaviour in zero gravity. Why, we hear you ask? Well, we guess they had to study something as they hurtled around planet earth. Anyway, NASA's loss is our gain because the amazing jelly-like habitat they invented is now available to support ant life here on earth. Or more specifically, on your desk, bedside or kitchen table.

The Ant Works is filled with a highly nutritious non-toxic gel into which you prod four little holes to get the tunnel network started. Now get out into the garden or park and catch about 15 ants to populate the colony. Put them in the Ant Works, replace the lid... and watch. Within days the ants will burrow out an amazing pattern of channels, each clearly visible in cross-section through the walls of the container. Maintenance is minimal. Besides providing a safe ecologically-correct habitat, the gel also provides the ants' food. You simply need to open the lid for a moment once a month to aerate the interior

 

Fatal Attraction
Oidz From Gadget Storm
£9.99 inc VAT - (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
Oidz are a brand new toy experience. The torpedo-shaped magnets can be thrown, flipped and spun to create out-of-this-world sound effects.

These amazingly powerful space-age little magnets will have you utterly captivated. They are so powerful that they will pull towards each other even through your hand! That's not only what makes them so amazing though!

They chirp... They whirrr... pull them apart, toss them in the air, bring them next to each other - and they enthusiastically come to life!

They are made from a naturally occurring metal called hematite, although they look like they should have come from outer-space. These magnets are highly polished and highly magnetised giving a stunning aerial display, as well as a compelling audible attraction.
Once you get your hands on the Oidz, you won't be able to put them down. They will quickly become the most addictive thing you have ever played with as you put the Oidz through the amazing array of stunts that they are capable of. They literally need to be seen (and heard) to be believed.

Whether they're being used as a desk toy, stress reliever, science experiment, or magnetic oddity, you'll find that humans are as attracted to the Magnetic ellipsoids as they are to each other. Oidz are set to become the hottest new stress relieving gizmo.

 

A Waste of Time
Procrastinator - Mousepad Doodler
- From
Gadget Storm
£19.99 (Not Reviewed By 3DVelocity)
The Mousepad doodler is a godsend for anyone who has to wait for websites to load, files to download, computers to reboot... All that time wasted cries out for a Procrastinator and the mousepad form gives you perfect "I need it for my work" justification.

Everybody doodles, which in itself has no purpose other than to pass time and amuse the individual concerned. The Procrastinator concept elevates this process of thoughtless thought into a stimulating and entertaining pastime.

Basically, the Procrastinator is a complete waste of time - it offers hundreds of opportunities to create, decide, choose, design, scribble, comment, ignore, judge, dismiss, plan... and generally procrastinate.

It is not a puzzler, there are no questions to answer, no solutions to find or riddles to solve. However, The Procrastinator invites the mind to wander in a personal and unaccountable way and to use creative and innovative thought at times that may otherwise be very mundane.


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