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Homemade Mecha

Alaska is a state where men are men and thermal underwear is required.

In Alaska there are a lot more men than women and as it takes more than muscles and a plaid shirt to attract the ladies, I can see where the inspiration for 26 year old Carlos Owens little project might have came from.

Carlos is building an 18 foor tall Mecha; an exoskeleton that he can climb into and take 8 foot long strides, crushing cars with it's massive pincer hands.

All it needs now is the flamethrower.

More at Cnet

Posted December 25, 2004 in Guy Gadgets | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Fossil Wrist Net Watch Review

Fossil Wrist Net Watch Review

Christian over at WatchReport reviewed the new Fossil Wrist Net MSN Direct Watch (the FX-3005) which is supposed to be more stylish than the bulky old Fossil Wrist Net watches.

"The updated Fossil Wrist Net is definitely a step in the right direction, though it's important to note that the focus was on aesthetics and comfort.

I'm not going to make a final determination as to which watch -- The Fossil Wrist Net or the Swatch Paparazzi -- is the better of the two since I think that's a completely subjective question and depends entirely on preferences and priorities."

More at WatchReport

Swiss Army Knife USB Drive

Swiss Army Knife USB Drive

Hardextreme.org reviewed the Swiss Army Knife with a built in USB drive.

The fact that products like this are so easily available just adds to my dismay over the hype PalmOne were trying to give the USB drive function of the $400 Tungsten T5.

If you can buy a 512mb USB drive for $50 or a 1gb USB drive for $100, or you can buy a high quality swiss army knife with 128mb drive for $99, why would you buy a $400 Tungsten T5 with 140mb of storage?

Getting back on subject, hardexteme liked the knife. I think it would be good guy for anyone who usually carries a swiss army knife and needs some USB storage (i.e. your typical sysadmin guy).

hardexteme review

Posted October 5, 2004 in Guy Gadgets | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

The Man Bag

the man bag axible gadget storage bag

jkOnTheRun took a look at the Axible gadget storage bag, also known as "The Man Bag".

The Man Bag tries to fill a tricky product niche: a small bag for the guy who has too many things to fit in his pockets (phone, pda, book, keys, etc etc).

Why is that a tricky niche to fill? simple: it must absolutely definately positively be impossible for the bag to be mistaken for a purse.

Did jk's Man Bag pass the "man purse" test?, check out his review and see.

Man Bag review at jkOnTheRun

Posted September 30, 2004 in Guy Gadgets | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Buy Gas with your Watch

casio g-shock gws-900 exxon speed pass watch

Casio have announced a new watch in Japan that lets you pay for gas at Exxon gas stations that support Speed Pass.

The watch will be available in Japan from October 22nd and will cost 26,000 yen (about $230).

In related news, a gallon of gas will soon cost more than this watch.

Personally I like the idea of technology being built into watches as a watch is the one thing I am guaranteed to be carrying all the time, however I would much prefer it to be in a watch that looks nice, not a big lump of plastic that looks like a refugee from the 1980's.

(via wristdreams)

Suunto n3i Slim SPOT watch

suunto n3i wrist net SPOT watch smartwatch

Suunto have announced a new MSN Mobile connected SPOT watch: the n3i.

I reviewed another SPOT watch (the Fossil Wrist Net) a while back and didn't like how bulky it was, so this seems like a good improvement.

The Suunto n3i costs around $300 (plus MSN Direct subscription), supports standard straps, is water resistant to 330ft, is just 13mm (0.5") thick, and can be charged via AC or via a USB port.

The Suunto n3i will be available October 15th.

(via spotstop)

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Buck 760 Summit Knife

buck 760 summit great outdoor knife

Every guy (or gal) who spends time outdoors needs a great knife, and the buck 760 summit is a great knife.

If you're into backpacking, hiking, camping, river rafting, diving, kayaking, climbing, or boating you should check out this knife:

3.5oz, aluminium overlay handle, lanyard loop, 4.12" closed, 2.5" blade, plus a couple of other little gadgets including a corkscrew (I never go anywhere outdoors without a corkscrew.... and a bottle of wine).

The Buck 760 Summit costs around $70 and can be bought online direct from Buck.

Fossil Wrist Net SPOT Watch Review

fossil wrist net SPOT smart watch MSN direct

The Fossil Wrist Net is a Smart Watch that uses the MSN Direct service to receives information such as news, weather, sports results, stock prices, MSN messenger messages and more via FM radio signals.

At a high level, how it works is: you buy a watch and sign up for a subscription with MSN Direct ($59/yr linked to a .net Passport) where you specifiy your home and commute areas. As long as you are in range of FM towers in those locations you get data sent to your watch automatically.

We got hold of a Fossil Wrist Net Smart Watch to review. Keep reading to see what we thought.

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Tissot High-T Smartwatch

Tissot High-T Smartwatch

Swiss watch company Tissot and Microsoft have announced the launch of a new Smartwatch: the Tissot High-T.

The High-T joins the existing Smartwatches by Fossil, Suunto, and Abacus and is, in my opinion, the most stylish of the Smartwatches: more solid metal and less plastic than the others.

Smartwatches use the FM radio band and a Microsoft technology called SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) to wirelessly transmit sports, weather, news, stocks, lottery results, etc to the watch (requires a subscription to MSN Direct, 6 months subscription included with the watch).

Microsoft Press Release

High-T Review at SpotStop.com

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

brookstone father's day gifts

Searching for a last minute father's day gift idea?, Brookstone has loads of great gifts for dads such as a grill fork with built-in thermometer for $30, an LED multi-tool for $20, talking remote thermometer for $75, or a golf scope (rangefinder/club selector) for $75.

Big spenders can use coupon code AF061804 for $15 off an $150 order (exp 6/18).

Order by 1pm today for 2nd day shipping or 1pm EST on Friday for next day shipping.

Posted June 16, 2004 in Guy Gadgets | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Weber Gas Grill

weber 3290001 genesis gold c gas grill

Its getting to the time of year when men's thoughts turn to standing outside grilling big lumps of meat.
If you old grill is getting past it and you want the best new grill for your money check this out:
The Weber 3290001 Genesis Gold C Stainless Steel Propane Gas Grill 29% off ($499.00) with free shipping at Amazon.com.
By far the best price around on a great grill, positive reviews all around, great lifetime warrenty, cooks evenly 36000 BTUs.

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Posted March 20, 2004 in Guy Gadgets | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

James Bond's Shaver of Choice

No, it doesn't contain a secret camera, knife or gun but it is a damn close shave. $169.99 (47% off) at Amazon. But wait, there's more: free shipping, a hand vacumn for $1 extra, and a mail-in rebate for a free personal trimmer.

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Posted March 13, 2004 in Guy Gadgets | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)
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