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January 8, 2008

Ars gets its hands on the Optimus Maximus, begins payment plan

I got to play with the Optimus keyboard at CES yesterday, and it is incredibly cool looking, but didn’t feel like a terribly usable keyboard. But pretty? Boy howdy!

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October 31, 2007

ThinkGeek :: Ambient Forecasting Umbrella

I’ve been fancying getting a “gust buster” umbrella for a while. Getting one with a “Hey! You should bring me along today!” alerting handle sounds even better.

September 8, 2007


Cool-looking external disk storage array. Smarter than RAID — you can mix disk sizes, and add/upgrade drives on the fly — so it could be just the thang for backups around these parts.

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January 26, 2006

Nintendo announces DS Lite

Nice. I’ve been tempted by the DS for a while, so I think I’ll pick one of these up when they’re released over here.

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January 22, 2006

Slanket: The Best Blanket Ever

Wow, this is genius. A big fleecy blanket with sleeves, so you can control the TV or type on your laptop without exposing your shoulders. Want!

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November 14, 2005

Weebls Stuff - News - Better pictures of the toys

Weebl’s made plushy toys out of Magical Trevor, BadgerBadgerBadger and Weebl & Bob. Anyone who’s not sure what to get me for my Christmas… HINT!

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November 9, 2005


Teensy palmtop Windows XP PCs. Got to poke at one a little today, and it is sweeeet.

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November 2, 2005

Cool Tool: Poly Business Card Book

Oooh, I fancy one of these, if only for the obsessive-compulsive collector part of me.

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October 26, 2005

Slim Devices : Squeezebox

The new Squeezebox is gorgeous. Throw in excellent format support (MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC and FLAC) and an open-source server, and it’s a geek’s dream.

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October 16, 2005

The QI Interactive DVD

Oooh. Looks like the QI cash-in Christmas DVD might be something rather special indeed.

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September 16, 2005

Nintendo Revolution Controller Finally Revealed

Holy crapoly. Nintendo’s next-gen controller is a spectacular leap away from the standard.

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September 7, 2005

Apple - iPod nano

The replacement for the iPod mini is just delectable. Tiny, shiny, and available in a sleek black.

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September 1, 2005

Microsoft Leaks New Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard

I love Microsoft’s ergonomic keyboards, and am delighted to see that the next model will have the proper Home/End/Delete block layout.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.