Gadgets On Today Show Monday 10th August
Clip courtesy of the Nine Network Australia
Microsoft BlueTrack Mouse
This is a handy little device that goes on most surfaces, which makes it handy for around the house, or for those who work on the move with a laptop, but like to use a mouse. It can be used on granite bench tops, timber floors and even the carpet. It works on any PC and operating system including Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Macintosh operating systems and connects to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port.
So how does it work? Well it has a light beam that is more than four times as large as the average laser beam used in today's mice, which enables it to capture a larger image. It will be available at most CE retail outlets.
This little fella is designed to keep young kids amused. It uses motion technology, which makes it laugh when you walk past it and its tail allows it to roll around the floor. It can get a little addictive if you get a case of the giggles and comes as a dog or a monkey. It can also be used to surprise guests who sit down only to be laughed at by the little Chuckle Buddy. You can get Chuckle Buddy through this website.
Kiss Axe Guitar
Endorsed by Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, the axe guitar is the ultimate accessory for Guitar Hero aficionados. Compatible with the Wiwi, PS2 and PS3, the guitar will allow all those Kiss Army fanatics to copy their heros as they rock out to Rock and Roll All Night. It has a 30ft range, which allows you to run around the lounge doing your best Simmons' impression, while it is said to have a battery life of more than 40 hours. The guitar will be available at most gaming outlets (or can be ordered through them). The guitar is available through EB Games and Target stores.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
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