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Ringboxx: Personalized ringtones for your landline

Posted in Ringtones by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2008

Ringboxx: Personalized ringtones for your landlineIf you have a family member who still uses and relies on a landline, you might want to get them a Ringboxx from Home Phone Tunes so they can get in on the ringtones action. Ringboxx lets you program ringtones for individual callers on their landline, just like you can do on your fancy mobile phone. The user can purchase tunes from the Home Phone Tunes Ringtone Store and then they’ll know instantly who’s calling without having to use caller ID. Somehow I don’t think they are going to sell many units, but I look forward to more grannies out there using rap ringtones. Check out a video below.

Fake calls on your iPhone, drop names

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2008

Fake calls on your iPhoneHere’s one useful app that can be had for just $1. Fake Calls does just what it sounds like, it lets your iPhone simulate receiving a phone call shortly after launching the app. The best part is you can set the name of the caller as anyone you want. “Oh excuse me I have to take this call from Steve Jobs. He’s having trouble thinking up new ‘i’ names.” Hey, why not. We’re talking $1 here. Help prop up the economy.

Flashing & spinning possessed Stormtrooper head alerts you to calls

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on September 18th, 2008

Flashing & spinning possessed Stormtrooper head alerts you to callsWe’ve all seen the movie The Exorcist. Remember when Linda Blair’s head spun around? This is a lot like that, but with Vader and a Stormtrooper. And minus the messy green vomit. At first I passed on showing you these, but then I thought about it and realized that decapitated spinning Star Wars heads have got to be awesome. My God how I would love to torment Jar-Jar’s head, but alas, that’s not an option.

They’ll come in very handy if you are in a noisy environment or if you’re phone is on silent. If you get a call, heads won’t roll, they’ll spin. $9 a head. Might be nice to have the head of George Lucas himself, considering all he has done to the franchise. Yeah, I’d like to watch that one spin for a while.

Bird Song Identifier is no help at all

Posted in Outdoors by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2008

Bird Song Identifier is no help at all
At first glance you might think this is an awesome way to identify birds in the wild or in your backyard, by the song they sing. After all, it’s got a 54 page song book and a scanner that looks like a pen. This is just what you needed to identify birds by sound. Except it’s not quite what you think.

You scan the barcode for a bird, and then you can listen to a digital recording of the song from the speaker. That’s all well and good if you need to know what a bird sounds like, but it doesn’t help you identify a song you hear just now outside. The only thing to do is scan through all the damn birds in the book! In short, this device is for the birds!