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Gadget Freaks Gadget Regurge !

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Isn’t it really annoying when you sit down for your favourite sitcom and it’s as if they’ve run out of ideas and you get a  regurgative ‘ walk down memory lane’ type show. You know like on Seinfeld when they sit around and Jerry says,” Hey remember the time Elaine and Peterman……….” And 30 minutes of cliche ridden segways follows to hightlights from past episodes!  I think you get the idea. Almost as bad as the retro nostalgic trend to remake movies of the classic 60’s TV shows like Get Smart and The Thunderbirds!

Anyway despair not! Today here at Gadget Freaks we thought we’d take a look at some of the more interesting gadgets we’ve reviewed to celebrate our 3 month anniversary here on WordPress.

Retro and nosltalgic in itself, this USB powered mini-fridge is just the ticket now that summer is well on its way. Styled on a 1950’s refrigerator, it has hot and cold controls and is just perfect for cooling a can on a hot day whilst watching Moto GP or something just as cool.

 

Staying on a retro theme, we really loved this MP 3 cassette player. Shaped like and old tape it is in fact an MP 3 gadget you can actually use in and old cassette player. Roll out all those 70’s hits and impress your younger friends who may have never seen such a thing!

 

Ah and who could forget our post and review on the 2008 Ducati Desmosedici GP 8 Moto GP bike. With its V4 Fourstroke 799cc motor pumping out 200+ horsepower weighing 148(dry) kg and hitting a top speed in excess of 310 kmh it surely is the ultimate gadget.

 

 

Anyway that’s it for our walk down memory lane. If you missed any of our past posts take your own retro read of our gizmo & gadgets reviews and race previews. Stay tuned for new any interesting gadgets and news right here on WordPress!

Everything Old Is New Again!Wrist Watch Cell Phones.

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Remember all those gadgets in cartoons and sci-fi movies way back when? Seems ironic that we are now seeing those devices becoming reality. We here at Gadget Freaks are somewhat excited by the rush of Dick Tracy style wrist watch cell phones coming on the market. Scouring the internet, we’ve uncovered quite a few of these cool gadgets that have us positively salivating. The features, the sleek style, the gadgetorial splendor of these extraordinary time pieces has us almost as excited as the start of a Moto GP race. Well almost!

At the top end of the market, Hyundai have introduced this rather sleek looking watch phone. Dubbed the W-100, it has a 1.3 mega pixel camera and bluetooth connectivity. Compared to a few of these watches this model looks quite light and streamlined.

 

Although it’s a relatively new concept and the mass popularity of the wrist watch phone is yet to be realized many makers are releasing models with an ever increasing range of features. As one of the best known of all watch makers Tag Heuer have developed what appears to be the ‘State of the Art’ when it comes to combining the timepiece with mobile communications. One of the draw backs with watch phones is their tendancy to be rather more bulky and conspicuous than conventional wrist watches, however, Tag Heuer states that it has achieved the combination of devices whilst maintaining  traditional dimensions expected with wrist timepieces.

 If a Tag Heuer is a tad out of your price range you may want to look at some of the huge range of cell phone watches coming out of China these days. This one features a still and video camera,MP4 &MP3 function and a whole other range of features including touch screen and bluetooth operation. We here at Gadget Freaks are so hoping to get our hands on some of these for a bit of testing. Just wondering how long till these things get GPS and can be worn underwater! See more…….

 

The Wonderful World Of Cameras!

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Cameras come in all shapes and sizes, makes and models, prices and practicalities. We here at Gadget Freaks are always on the lookout for new cameras and photography gadgets. These days cameras are everywhere, even on cell phones but not all cameras are as obvious as that.

Considered the ‘Rolls Royce’ of the camera world, Hasselblad has recently released its H3D SLR Camera System. They claim it to be ‘the World’s first 48 mm full-frame DSLR camera system’. This is not a camera for the enthusiast but purely for professionals only, and the top pros at that. With a price tag of US$ 40,000+ this will be one that we’ll be using in the studio only here at Gadget Freaks. See more…..

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Although many companies have shut down their photographic film and camera production or even gone into bankruptcy, there may in fact be few niche areas of the market where film may live on for a time yet. Enter the 120 Tri-Lens Stereo Camera! This is the latest in crazy camera technology from China. Only available in film format as yet but I guess it won’t be long until a digital version is on the market! See more….

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Now going from the sublime to the ridiculous, or was that the other way around? Take this digital camera that looks like a zippo-style lighter we saw on Youtube. According to the website it can shoot up to 14 fps(frame per second) and stores up to 100 images. Hmmm….We wonder if the new Get Smart movie will create a new spy gadget craze like the TV show did in the 60’s?

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