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V-Moda Bass Freq Earphones Pack A Punch

V-Moda Bass Freq Earphones Pack A Punch

Music lovers, iPod fans, and those alike will enjoy the high-quality V-Moda Bass Freq earphones. They are exactly what millions of music fans are looking for and they come at a decent price. Previously, you were forced to buy huge earphones that covered your entire head. There are many earbuds similar to the V-Moda Bass Freq, but many lack deep bass and they're expensive so ultimately they're not worth it once you lose them or they break. The Bass Freq Modaphones uses V-Moda's modern Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicon (BLISS) technology to deliver crisp highs, warm midtones, deep lows, and it blocks outside noises.

The stylish colors vary so your earphones can be aesthetically pleasing and they excellent in the comfort department. The modawrap cable manager is included to help control excess slack and entanglement when dealing with earphones. The best thing about the V-Moda Bass Freq earphones is the price.

Price: $50.00

V-Moda Bass Freq Earphones [Via: CNet.com]

LaCie’s Polycarbonate USB & FireWire Huby

LaCie’s Polycarbonate USB & FireWire Huby

For some reason I love the numerous cords and junk around my computer.  My 250gig harddrive, router, iPod, LCD, tv tuner, and more make a complete mess and it makes me feel important like I'm computing a massive number.  Well, if you hate the messiness and disorganization, that I love so much, you need LaCie's USB and FireWire Huby.  Something tells me this will appeal more to Apple users because it doesn't match my gray monitor and multi-colored computer case.  LaCie's Huby is a stylish, round shape, polycarbonate device that has 5 USB 2.0 and 3 FireWire 400 connections.

The Hub also features a USB fan, a USB light, and it comes with USB and FireWire extension cables.  From the start I was a fan of USB and I will continue to bring the latest.  As more devices become a necessity for your computer and you run out of ports you will naturally crave more connections.

Price: $79.99

LaCie Huby USB & FireWire Hub [Via: LaCie.com]

German SkySail Saves Daily Fuel Cost By Thousands

German SkySail Saves Daily Fuel Cost By Thousands

It's huge, pricey, but it's saving daily fuel costs by up to $1,000. After years of testing the SkySail, a 160-square-meter kite, will be installed on German vessels to cute the cost of fuel. The SkySail should come as no surprise. Kites were often utilized in maritime travel to harness wind power and propel ships forward. What makes the SkySail significant is its usage on huge, cargo vessels that carry oil, cars, and other goods. Estimates say the SkySail will cut fuel used by up to 20 percent and it's a welcome piece of technology, because it cuts emissions and it's environmentally friendly. The MV Beluga SkySail is currently in product and it will include a paraglider sail and a "smart" central steerage unit. First sail is set for 2007. The SkySail isn't a laptop, plasma, or USB accessories but it's a definite piece of technology that uses the Earth's resources to create a better planet.

If you own a huge vessel and you're concern about fuel I suggest you guy one. It cost $660,000 to $3.3 million, so it's no biggie. With ships carrying 90 percent of all world goods this may cut the cost of electronics over time so the SkySail is a step in the right direction. By the year 2015, 1,500 vessels are expected to have the high-tech kite system fully integrated.

Price: $600,000 - $3.3 mil

German high-tech sky sail [Via: News.com]

Elegant Toshiba TS32 Mobile Phone Announced

Elegant Toshiba TS32 Mobile Phone Announced

If you're in Hong Kong, you're in cellphone heaven and you know what I mean.  Toshiba Corporation recently announced the Toshiba TS32 and it's currently available through SmarTone-Vodafone in Hong Kong.  With the success of modest and not over-the-top cell phones, manufacturers are going with an attractive, candy-shaped model and the paying customers overwhelmingly approve.  The GSM TS32 phone will include the standard features, but the press release states its compatibility with advanced services; also called EDGE along with various other names.

As featured above, it comes in Lunar Graphite, Desert Gold, and Midnight Purple and it doesn't weigh much.  The 1.3 mega pixel camera is far below impressive with the standard digital zoom. The TS32 features SMS, MMS, email, Bluetooth, WAP 2.0, a microSD slot, and an FM radio.  Honestly, a standard phone with minimal features given the data available but it looks nice and the Desert Gold model is worth having if you wear beige pants to a dinner party.

Price: $500-$600

New Toshiba TS32 Mobile Phone [Via: Toshiba.co.jp]

Nokia 6639 DSLR, Zippo Lighter, Swiss Army Knife Phone

Nokia 6639 DSLR, Zippo Lighter, Swiss Army Knife Phone

This fake hit the scene about a month ago but I feel our viewers need more insight if it were real.  Lets suppose it's real and proceed. If I can get my hands on one, it will be my next phone; the Nokia 6639. I love Nokia and I can't say enough about their phones. The phone is not viewable on Nokia's website so the information is limited but there's one thing I'm not concerned about when it comes to Nokia; features. The Nokia 6639 is a Swiss army knife, a Zippo lighter, a double mega pixel digital SLR camera and it has Photoshop. When I learned of this I almost did a backflip. The phone has a 1024 X 768 pixel screen and it also features a Pentium M-Dothan binuclear 2.0GHMz with dual channel 512MDDR2 memory with expandable features. Need I say more? The phone will support every video and audio format available to mankind and will display 16 million colors on the TFT screen. Obviously, this phone is made for the paparazzi because you can attach a huge SLR lens to the back-end and use the built-in email client to mail it to sources; thus a profit and you can buy another one.

The camera's exposure can be set to a variety of modes and you can change the aperture priority, shutter priority, and more. It also features a Swiss yataghan Plug procedures remote control (with the public wireless transmission protocol), thermometer, needle guide, LED beam, and additional features for those who enjoy the outdoors. The phone will also feature wifi for connectivity to access points. This feature is a huge priority to people willing to spend hundreds of dollars. For such a phone I'm sure it will be powered by the dominant Symbian Operating System and the navigation will be the same. Who wouldn't buy this stellar piece of God-send technology if they had the money?

Note : This is a wishlist (vapoware - not real product)
Price: Official Not Set (Guess $1000+)

Nokia 6639 DSLF Zippo Phone [Via: Trendhunter.com]

1000100101 Time Watch By Tokyoflash

1000100101 Time Watch By Tokyoflash

If you like weird, eccentric, and cryptic time displays then you'll salivate over the 1000100101 by none other than Tokyoflash. This 1960 classic accessory is absolute Bond and it knows what to do best; confuse your friends. It's straight out of a Star Trek episode with lights flashing and countless patterns that display the time. As far as durability, it's top of the line featuring a metal panel and carbon fiber style strap to weather the elements.

It passes the cool factor test but it lacks additional features which would, of course, require a screen. The standard features include AM & PM, month, date, and day of the week. In addition, buyers might like the automatic light-up feature which is set at 15 minutes. You can also select pre-programmed light patterns to impress your friends or contact outer space if you have that capability.

Price: $85.22 (approx. ¥9800)

1000100101 Watch [Via: Tokyoflash]

Single-Left Handed Wireless XBox 360 Controller

Single-Left Handed Wireless XBox 360 Controller

Another modification, gotta love it. It's the single-handed wireless XBox 360 Controller mod built for a serviceman injured in the Iraq War. The controller is built for left-handed individuals so it should please the lefties out there. When you tilt the controller against your leg it functions as the right analog stick so it's optimal for nearly every game out there. While this controller is built specifically for lefties, it can be used for those who prefer the right hand. Every single function can be executed and the remote is ergonomically designed so it should fit perfectly.

Due to the confinements and design the buttons were either moved or created but functionality remains the same. This fine piece of technology was created by Ben Heckendorn. He is also responsible for the watercooler XBox 360 laptop. The top photo is the front and the second is the back of the controller. I don't need it, but kudos to the creator.

Single-Handed Wireless XBox 360 Controller [Via: Benheck.com]

Mvix Wireless Hi-Definition Media Player

Mvix Wireless Hi-Definition Media Player

I've known about this cool gadget for quite some time and I'm honored to do a review about it. What is it? The Mvix Wireless Hi-Definition Media Player! The top of the line model MX-760HD sports some fancy features that I'll quickly cover. The MX-760HD is basically a Hi-Def Multimedia Playback device that supports nearly every file format imaginable. The only limit to this device is yourself because it serves whatever digital content you have available and its built around linux-based architecture so you can guarantee it's going to work. So what does it do? It links all your media from your network or computer to your audio system or television and it will output true high-definition to your plasma or LCD monitor. Use the Ethernet port to connect it to your network or try another fancy method; 802.11g. The built-in wifi transfer rates stream up to 54 Mbps so streaming media is no stranger. It will automatically decode and bookmark your playlist so you don't have to. It also supports 1920 X 1080 Progressive Scan output so you can get that clarity you crave from your plasma or LCD monitor.

Pause, fast-forward, rewind, stop are just a few of the numerous features that you would expect from this piece of technology. The Mvix Hi-Def Player is your storage for important videos, media files, and other viewable content so lets start the transfer or you can let this media player do it for you. Here are a number of formats that it supports, DivX® (3/4/5), Xvid, MPEG 1/2/4, WMV-9, ASF(WMV9), DAT, DVD(IFO, VOB), ISO, HD-level TP, TS, TRP, MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, PCM, AC3, and DTS with a lot more. The wireless output, DVI, composite, and other hookups make this a great buy for people who have a huge library of music and video files. It's nice looking and it can sit behind your television unnoticed while your computer stays in its ordinary place. With Digital Optical ports you can be a dj or host a presentation with the fabulous MX-760HD.

Price: $329.00

Mvix Wireless Hi-Definition Media Player [Via: Mvixusa.com]

Thanko MP4 Multimedia Watch Plays It All

Thanko MP4 Multimedia Watch Plays It All

Introducing my favorite gadget; the MP4 watch. Made by Thanko, the MP4 watch sits comfortably on your wrist, and like the title suggest, it plays all your mp4 video files and more. An mp4 watch should come as no surprise since they've been around or mostly in concept, but this watch caught my eye because of its design. The Thanko MP4 watch has a 4 X 4 cm screen with excellent resolution and the most impressive spec is the 2gb of internal storage capacity. The 2gb storage should come in handy for those graduation videos that you value and the excursion videos we love to brag about.

For all you music lovers it also stores and plays mp3s. Additional features include voice memos, which are saved in mp3 format, so it's excellent for listing to your music files and important audio. If someone ever doubts you just say you have it on video or on audio and they will deny it. Then, flip your wrist and play your music or video file as proof. The MP4 watch is also compatible with pictures files so you can store and view your photos and did I mention the most important function; it displays the time. There are two version of Thanko's MP4 watch, the 1gb for $189.00 and the 2gb for $249.00 Does an alarm clock function matter when you have a multimedia viewer on your wrist? I don't think so.

Price: 1gb $189 and 2gb $249

Thanko's MP4 Multimedia Watch [Via: Dynamism.com]

Scrolling LED Name Badge II

Scrolling LED Name Badge II

This practical gadget will come in handy at CES or MacWorld so everyone will know your name. It's the Scrolling LED Name Badge II and it's packed with name badge features. This badge is fully customizable with changing messages and it works similar to the marquee html tag, with scroll speed options and you can adjust the brightness. This 1 ounce product can store up to 6 messages and they are easy to read because LED technology will never let you down.

So how does it connect to your shirt? If you're a geek you guessed magnets and you are correct. It's smaller than your typical Visa or Mastercard and the battery life is impressive scrolling up to 18 hours. The badge can be used at multiple events indoors and outdoors, because the highly visible screen attracts the eye regardless of the light setting. Sorry, it doesn't play mp3s or dvd but that will come in the future.

  • Holds 6 messages at one time, each message 256 characters long
  • Onboard speed and brightness adjustment (9 speed and 9 brightness settings)
  • All functions can be programmed without a computer (using the onboard programming buttons)
  • Message text can be easily programmed using the onboard programming buttons
  • Badge dimensions: 3-1/4” by 1-3/4”
  • Comes with battery, badge and magnetic holder (no manual included)
  • The Blue name badge takes 2 batteries and the Red 1 battery

Price: $29.99

Scrolling LED Name Badge II [via Thinkgeek.com]

USB Keyboard Vacuum Does Wonders

USB Keyboard Vacuum Does Wonders

If you have a laptop or you're just clumsy with your food you need the USB keyboard vacuum. Gone are the days when you can turn your laptop upside down and shake those small bread crumbs from keys "G" and "H". Nowadays, laptops and computers are becoming more intricate and trace amounts of food can spell disaster plus it's just an unwanted sight to see food inside your expensive Christmas present. Of course, USB accessories are nothing new but this won't leave you broke because it retails for $4.99. Yes, a cheap gadget. I didn't know they existed but they do.

This product is also ideal for cleaning up around your laptop and it can do wonders as a lent remover I've been told. Cleanliness is next to Godliness and your electronics should stay in perfect condition. Simple, practical, affordable gadgets are what attract the masses and I hope you are sucked in.

USB Keyboard Vacuum [via Popgadget.net]

New Nokia 6300 Ships Soon In 2007

New Nokia 6300 Ships Soon In 2007

It's cool, sleek, sexy, and ergonomically design thus another product from Nokia. The Nokia 6300 is seen as another stellar product from Nokia's mid-series line of cellphones. The Nokia 6300 includes a 2 megapixel camera, 8x digital zoom, 2 inch QVGA screen, mp3 player, FM radio, speaker phone, and 135 MB of internal memory with and option to expand up to 2GB with a microSD card. It also includes an e-mail client, Edge support, Bluetooth, the Opera Mini Browser, video clip, and voice-dailing. For such a phone with standard to okay features, customers would expect a longer talk-time and this model pulls through with 3.5 hours.

On the flip-side this is a decent product from a respectable company. Nokia is no stranger to excellent design and this definitely does the job because the phone is less than 13.1mm and it has the popular stainless steel body for durability. This phone was created based on a design concept that mobile devices shouldn't rival the size of tv remote controls, so the Nokia 6300 will fit in your pocket and it won't break. According to sources it will ship during the first quarter of 2007 and preorders can be found for $400. It will come unlocked and is compatible with any GSM carrier within the U.S. or Internationally. If you are a Nokia, Symbian lover this phone will come in handy and the excellent GUI interface and multitasking options will set you apart from the others.

Nokia 6300 Model [via Nokia.com]

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