While looking at the street lifes in Ladies Market, Hong Kong 4 days ago, I found these solar powered LCD keychains. These cool keychains really catch my eyes among the other common objects you will find in any street markets. Priced from HKD25 to as low as HKD10, they range from flashing brands to cartoon characters.

Searching online, I found that they can last approximately 10years and are apparently customisable… I am still trying to figure out how on mine… Some sites even claim that they can do multiple custom changes and clocks… great new ways for companies’ advertising, doorgifts, fashion accessories and cheaper LCD portable photo albums too compare to the Nokia Medallion below.

Elmo TMX

September 22, 2006

“T.M.X.” stands for 2 things – “Tickle Me extreme” or “Tickle Me 10,” representing the toy’s 10-year milestone. Elmo’s dolls has evolved over the years and this is its latest incantation, a ROFL Elmo with a left arm paralyse by stroke probably from old age. (how old is Elmo anyway?) Elmo is supposed to stand up on his own, but he appears to be a little intoxicated in the above video. Selling worldwide.

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Giant Anglepoise Lamp

September 22, 2006

 

The Anglepoise has attracted thousands of fans since its creation and there’s even an animated one in Pixar Animation. To Celebrate the 70th Birthday of the Original 1227 Anglepoise Lamp, the company has created a three times life size version of the lamp which is handmade in England and priced at £1,660.00.

Pixar’s lamp looks cute jumping around but this giant one seems like it wants to say “excuse me, there is somethin’ that i always wanted to talked to you about, its got to do with wrangling my neck everyday…”

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Terranaut

September 22, 2006

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Remember The squirrel in SpongeBob SquarePants that lives under the sea wearing a fish tank?

A Blood Parrot fish gets his first taste of life on land, wheeling around in this luxurious fishbowl-on-wheels. A camera mounted above the tank captures a stream of images; this information is worked over by the onboard computer. Finally, the direction of motion is determined and the wheels move in the direction that the fish is swimming.

Evolution is too slow. Next, goldfishes will start walking the earth and humans to be slaves cleaning up their shit behind them.

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NanoNuno® Umbrella

September 22, 2006

Finally, the humble umbrella has evolved. This umbrella does not create a mess or accidents indoors after coming in from the rain… just give it a good shake and it will be clean and dry right away. It just like any umbrella, but the difference is nanotechnology.

Developed in Switzerland and modelled on a natural phenomenon of the lotus leaf. In nature, a fascinating effect is produced by the microscopic, rough nanostructure on the leaves of the lotus plant: Dirt and moisture simply roll off. This is because there is a much smaller surface area to which things can stick than on a smooth surface. Nanotechnology… great stuff.

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Self-Heating Remember Ring™!

September 22, 2006

 

Lord of the Ring… the one ring to control all married men… on their wedding anniversary.It will warm up every year before your anniversary, reminding him that yes, he started wearing jewelry for a very important reason. A product like this shouldn’t be necessary, and for many men it isn’t. But hey, it also make the ring more personal, like having a life, a feeling of its own, starting from that significant day.

It’s maintenance free. Using a micro thermopile, The Remember Ring™ converts the heat from your hand into electricity, keeping the battery charged and microchip clock running perpetually.

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Suunto T3

September 22, 2006

 

Why did I post this? Because this has to be one of the better-looking Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Trainer Watch on the market, the Suunto T3 that’s loaded with features and still looks like something you wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear on a normal outing.It’s also great for exercisers, showing heart rate, real-time calories burned and it has a pedometer on it, too. Those pedometer and heart rate features are optional, but the basic model is $150 for the standard LCD face.

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Puzzle Alarm Clock

September 22, 2006

 

In an attempt to wake the sleeping log, pig, sloth, whatever, humans have been creating and trying different ways and rituals… the not so latest, but still worth a mention, the puzzle alarm clock… It wakes you up by firing four puzzle pieces up in the air, and then it is your task to get the pieces and put them back in the alarm clock – it won’t turn off until then.

if that doesn’t wake you up, your neighbour will…

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High Tech or Experience?

September 22, 2006

I keep seeing this online in the past 2 weeks… and today it finally made me review this. Why?

This is a £24.95, battery-operated, laser-guided, toy gun where you aim to shoot down as many plastic moving ducks as you can… and below is what I found in Temple street, Hong Kong 2 days ago… i didn’t hesitate to buy it, only HKD25 each (about £1.70), made of wood with nice grainy surface, with a simple multi rubber band loading barrel, accuracy of killing the bird is 95%…, fun and experience priceless…

 

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