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Smooth sound from Saitek’s pebble-like iPod speakers

Smooth sound from Saitek’s pebble-like iPod speakers

After a while all the iPod accessories start to blend into one great black and white mass, and it takes something special to stand out.  Well, I'm making no claims on just how special this speaker-set is (having not heard it in action) but if the sound is a sweet as the design then Saitek are on to a good thing.  Looking like a gently smoothed pebble, the iPhonic pocket speakers are battery powered and can in fact be used with any portable audio device thanks to the standard headphone jack.  Owners of iPod's Nano, however, are specially catered for, with a cool little stand (shown in the picture after the cut).

4 AAA batteries power the twin neodymium speakers that Saitek promises have "extended bass", and the unit is clever enough to turn itself on off automatically with the music playing and stopping to reach a maximum battery life of 12 hours.  It's thankfully scratch-resistant, though that doesn't necessarily mean you can keep it rattling round your rucksack with your keys and expect it to come out unscathed!  Available now for $69.95 and £39.99.

Aston Martin eyes 800hp all-electric Rapide

Aston Martin eyes 800hp all-electric Rapide

Aston Martin is looking at bringing a new model to the market in the next two years. The new car will be an all-electric version of the Rapide and word is that the car will offer 800hp. Aston is more known for its DB series of coupes, the Rapide is the companies four door car designed with an eye towards performance and good looks.

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Mercedes teases super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes teases super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Pebble Beach might have been jam-packed with luxury convertibles, but Mercedes-Benz thinks there's space for its own take on high end drop-top glamour. The S-Class Cabriolet has been cropping up in spy shots for some time now, and Mercedes has finally relented and shared a render of what the open-top should look like. Think along the lines of four seats and ridiculous levels of luxury.

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2016 Lexus GS series gains 200t RWD model

2016 Lexus GS series gains 200t RWD model

The 2016 Lexus GS series has been unveiled at Pebble Beach and the line has a new model for 2016. That new model is the GS 200t with rear-wheel drive and a 2.0L turbo engine under the hood. That GS 200t turbo four makes 241hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the 200t is estimated to be 33mpg on the highway.

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Lexus LX 570 features All-speed Dynamic Radar

Lexus LX 570 features All-speed Dynamic Radar

Lexus has rolled out the latest version of its luxury LX 570 SUV at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. This car show was traditionally known as the place where people owning meticulously restored and wildly expensive classic cars came to show them off. In recent years, it has become a place where automotive manufacturers come to roll out new luxury and sports models.

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BMW Concept M4 GTS is ready for the track

BMW Concept M4 GTS is ready for the track

BMW has produced some very special models of the M3 sports car in the past going all the way back to the 1988 BMW M3 Sport Evolution and ending with the BMW M3 CRT in 2011. With the M4 having been on the market for a year now, BMW has pulled the covers off a new concept car that is the first special M4 model. The car is called the BMW Concept M4 GTS.

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Hyundai “Vision G” Concept gives a glimpse of future luxury

Hyundai “Vision G” Concept gives a glimpse of future luxury

Most of the time, when you hear the word "luxury", you naturally think of extravagance and no holds barred embellishments. Hyundai, however, believes otherwise and is putting its future luxury models on the line to prove it. The car maker has just revealed the existence of its new "Vision G" Concept Coupe, the car that will be the company's blueprint for its future premium models. What sets it apart, Hyundai says, is that the Vision G's luxury design exudes luxury without going over the top.

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Ecoxgear unveils power banks and speaker for the outdoors

Ecoxgear unveils power banks and speaker for the outdoors

People who are outside a lot often struggle to keep their devices charged and working. A company called Ecoxgear has unveiled some new devices aimed specifically at the outdoors types who want devices that can survive the outdoors and help their gadgets keep working. The new products are the Sol Jam, EcoCarbon, EcoPebble Powerbank, and the EcoCharge external battery.

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3 years later, where are the smartwatches?

3 years later, where are the smartwatches?

A few days ago, the New York Times ran piece that raised doubts about the success of the Apple Watch, pointing out how some popular apps, like Facebook, are nowhere to be found on Apple's smartwatch. Setting aside some assumptions that the piece makes, which others have already debunked, the piece does raise the ghost of doubt about smartwatches. Not just Apple's but all smartwatches in general. We've heard the pitch. We've seen the wares. But the nagging question has always been, "where are the smartwatches now?"

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Is there a market or even a need for Android PCs?

Is there a market or even a need for Android PCs?

As of this writing, the Remix Mini Kickstarter stands at almost $600,000. That's more than 10 times their $50,000 goal. And that's barely a week since it launched, with 38 days left before the campaign ends. With a little over 9,000 backers, the Kickstarter success seems to be sending a message. Forget Android TV or Android Auto or maybe even Android Wear. An Android PC is the next best thing. Or is it? How has personal computing changed over the past years since Android came on the scene and is an Android PC really a logical evolution of the platform?

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Jide tries again, Remix Mini does Android PC

Jide tries again, Remix Mini does Android PC

After enjoying a moderate amount of success with its Surface-alike Remix Tablet, Jide has been emboldened to make a new, even bolder claim. Calling it the world's first true Android PC, Jide kicked off its new Remix Mini Kickstarter, which has already zoomed past its funding goal. Looking less like a conventional mini PC box and more like a large pebble (the stone, not the smartwatch), the Remix Mini promises to do what others have so far failed to accomplish: an Android that feels pretty much like a desktop OS.

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Casio to release smartwatch in early 2016

Casio to release smartwatch in early 2016

Casio, the Japanese watchmaker and undisputed originator of "old school smartwatches" like those seen above, has announced that it's jumping back into the high-tech wearables market currently dominated by Apple and Google. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Casio CEO Kazuhiro Kashio revealed that they are targeting a release in March 2016, and it will be a device that is comfortable and looks good. While "looking good" is certainly a subjective statement, Casio will have their work cut out for the next nine months.

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