While flying the friendly skies the other day, once our laptop battery went kaput, we went old school and started flipping through our Sky Mall catalog. We discovered that amongst the crazy items, animatronic Elvis anyone, there were a few cool items we would actually buy. After the jump a roundup of the most useful items in the holiday Sky Mall catalog...
Zip music, video, and pictures from one iPod to another without a computer. Can transfer a three-minute song in five seconds and a 30-minute video in three minutes.
Place photos in the tray that slides into the converter box. Press a button and the converter automatically scans each photo with 1,800 dpi resolution. Only PC friendly.
For all you eBay sellers out there. Rather than trying to hawk your goods with sub par photos, model your second hand stuff in a mini photo studio. Includes two backdrops, a compact light box with an integrated diffuser screen, and two high output lights with adjustable, retractable legs.
This one seems like a cool idea for a house warming party. The weatherproof light projector box, which comes with a set of 16 interchangeable slides like snow flurries, reindeer, stars, bats, and ghosts, creates gently falling silhouettes by directing a bright white beam onto a rotating mirror ball. You can adjust the direction of the light up, down, side-to-side, or diagonally by turning the mirror ball housing, and a simple switch adjusts the rate your snowflakes drop.
Place this in the soil of your yard where you're thinking of planting and it'll take scientific sun/soil information. When you plug the probe into your computer's USB drive, the company's website will recommend plants ideal for that spot. After you plant, it helps monitor light, water, and more. Also helps with indoor plants.
Best thing ever! The beam inside this toy bounces its light off the lid's mirror onto a nearby wall in quick circles, then pauses for a second or two only to start right up again and pause somewhere else. Forget cable, this has got our nightly entertainment covered!