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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Hemo-Roll, Toilet Paper For Your ‘Rrhoids

hemo rollBy David Ponce

There’s nothing quite as effective at impressing your visiting ladyfriend than a nice fresh roll of Hemo-Roll hanging in your bathroom. It’s toilet paper made by a Slovakian called Tento, and is specially formulated for those of you suffering from occasional bouts of hemorrhoids. The three-ply paper is covered on one side with “a herb micro-layer of an extract from oak bark, marigold and common yarrow, with easeful effects on rectum”. Simply smear on affected area while wiping, and hopefully you won’t be needing that Preparation H any longer.

Not sure how much this is, so if we have any Slovakian readers, let us know. Apparently, this is already on the market there.

[Tento Website] VIA [SNP]

SpaceMouse Plus Is For CAD Junkies With Deep Pockets

spacemouse plusBy David Ponce

With a name like SpaceMouse Plus, you’d think 3D Connexion (the folks behind this product) is still partying like it’s 1999. Doesn’t matter though, because their product could actually be sort of useful to the right people. Even though it’s called SpaceMouse, it’s not really a mouse at all. It’s more of an assistant to your regular mouse. It’s designed to let you simultaneously pan, zoom or rotate 3D models, scenes or cameras in CAD applications, while selecting, inspecting or editing with the mouse. It’s studded with 11 customizable buttons (via the included software) so you can launch macros, functions and modifiers easily.

And, if the unit’s design seems to be taking cues from Logitech, that’s no coincidence, as 3D Connexion is in fact a Logitech company.

This “space age” peripheral doesn’t come cheap. At all. We’re talking $500 worth of not cheap.

[SpaceMouse Plus Product Page] VIA [Xataka]

Nintendo Wii Interface Tour Video

nintendo wii gui tour

By David Ponce

We know a bunch of you are just dying to get your hands on the Wii. Wii understand (yeah, we know it’s an old pun). Until the 19th (you do know it’s coming out Nov. 19, right?), you can keep yourself happy by looking at as much Wii pr0n as you can fit on an 8 hour day. So, today we present to you Matt C. from IGN showing us how the Wii interface looks and what all options you can mess with. It’s a ten minute video, so get your popcorn. But if you just can’t get enough of this stuff, it should be fun.

Video after the jump.

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MS’ Natural Ergonomic Mouse 6000 Reviewed. Verdict: It Loves Your Wrist

By Ian Chiu

This mouse is truly extraordinary… not because of its shape, but the unique posture required to actually control the mouse properly. If you don’t follow what’s in the manual, you are in for pain. As with other ergonomic mice and keyboards, the Natural Ergonomic Mouse 6000 takes a while to get used to. In Scott’s case, it’s less than half an hour, after which your wrist will have a hella good time with the mouse. His review has an in-depth discussion of the usability of the Microsoft mouse. Other features include Magnifier and Instant Viewer; essentially rip-off from Apple’s Exposé.

Overall, I think the Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is a great addition to any office user’s desktop. The comfort provided is extraordinary so long as posture is maintained, and the Instant Viewer and Magnifier provided within IntelliPoint help improve productivity. The laser engine and smooth (but close-range) wireless performance make for a smooth mousing experience. Your wrists will love you for it. But be warned, slouchers and gamers will feel the pain from using this mouse, both ergonomically and through the non-ratcheting scroll wheel.

[Full Review @ Everything USB]

Geniol Fireplace Edition, For Your Indoor Moodsetting Needs

geniol portable fireplace

By David Ponce

What many of you don’t realize is that OhGizmo headquarters consist of a one bedroom apartment the size of half a shoe. While definately cozy, it leaves little room for the finer things in life, like a fireplace. And everyone knows that it’s impossible to impress a lady without a fireplace and a fur rug (preferably zebra or tiger). So we’re thinking that maybe, if we buy what looks like the next best thing, we could be on our way. It’s the Geniol Fireplace Edition, and can be used indoor or out. It doesn’t require a chimney and burns standard fuel paste, which is bought separately. The centerpiece is made from stainless steel and attached to the sides of the glass cylinder with screws but gives the impression of floating in the air.

Of course, if we can’t afford to live in a place that has a fireplace, chances are we won’t be able to afford the $1,800 or so that this thing costs. That’s a lot of change for a big glass tube and a bit of metal.

[Geniol Fireplace Edition] VIA [BornRich]

Rimax Mystic, An MP3 Player With Skype Skills

rimax mysticBy David Ponce

It’s not often we get our panties up in a bunch over an MP3 player these days. Let’s face it, aside from memory upgrades and different designs, we’ve just about seen every (useful) feature crammed into them already. Not that we’re hating on the music players, but here at OhGizmo we’re always after something special. And we think we might have found a little nugget in the Rimax Mystic. It’s got all the features a good MP3 player should have, including video on a 65k color, 1.5 inch screen. But it also happens to double as a Skype phone. Simply connect the device to any PC via USB, and the pre-installed Skype software will let you use the Mystic as a VoIP phone. There’s a microphone on the player, and the headphones will act as, well, as the headphones, so you can easily stay in touch on the go.

It comes in sizes of 512MB up to 2GB, and starts at ?56, or about $106 after conversion.

[Rimax Mystic] VIA [Xataka]

Pubic Hair Dye, By Betty Beauty

betty beauty

By David Ponce

Allright, children, turn away. Let’s talk about pubes for a minute. Yeah, you heard me, and we’re talking pubes of the female persuasion (I hope). Now, I know hardly any woman nowadays sports a muff, and that’s fine by us. But for the fashion conscious of you, ladies, that don’t dare give in to the wax woman… then perhaps you’d like to give your love shrub a little makeover? If you’ve just gotten your (head hair) dyed, then you should know that a company called Betty Beauty is selling “color specially formulated for the hair down there”, perhaps so you can match? Or, well, maybe you’re graying, and you’d like to give yourself a brand new look. Whatever your motivation, we think there’s no such thing as a lame excuse for paying attention to your nether regions.

Each bottle is $20 and you get 5 different color choices.

[Betty Beauty] VIA [Strange New Products]

PQI Releases World’s First Flash Drive With Retractable USB Connector

pqi u350

By David Ponce

We’re big fans of PQI, even though we’ve never even fondled one of their products. The U510, a 16GB credit card-sized flash drive comes to mind and reminds us of just how deprived we are of everything small and electronic, here in the west. Add the U350 to our LustList. It’s allegedly the world’s first flash drive with a ballpoint pen-like retractable USB connector. Simply press at one end, and the connector comes out. Press again, and it retracts inside, just like a pen. Forget about losing your cap, or damaging your connector. It’s a simple, elegant solution to a minor but fairly annoying problem, and frankly we’re surprised its taken this long for anyone to think of it.

The drive comes in sizes from 512MB to 4GB. Availability and price are unknown.

pqi u350

[PQI Website] VIA [Fareastgizmos]

Update: We’re guessing their World’s First business refers to the clicking action, as opposed to SanDisk’s sliding mechanism. Yeah, they’re splitting hairs, but isn’t that what maerketing is all about?

Sony Ericsson MBW-100, A Bluetooth Watch That Doesn’t Suck Too Much

bluetooth watch sony ericsson

By David Ponce

It seems the merging of Bluetooth technology and watches is an artform that takes time maturing. Just look at a couple of the past candidates. Aside from having been hit one too many times with the Ugly Stick, these past models were either hard to get, or well, again just plain ugly. That’s why we’re glad to see the slightly-less-of-an-eyesore, more-of-a-butch Sony Ericsson MBW-100. Once paired with your Sony Ericsson device (with coming support for Symbian Series 60 phones, allegedly), the watch will vibrate on incoming calls and display caller info on its face. You can also receive sms notification, though without caller ID. Finally, you also get relatively primitive audio control interfacing when using the Walkman feature on a Sony phone.

PC Mag has a full review, and they come to the conclusion that $400 is a whole lotta cheddar for a watch with somewhat limited functionality. We agree and suggest you spend that money on beer.

[PC Mag Review] VIA [TechEBlog]