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Neato XV-15 Robot Vacuum Review

Neato XV-15 Robot Vacuum Review

Lay down your Dyson, unplug your Hoover and send Henry to the knackers' yard. Fresh from showing how much it sucks in the US, Neato's XV-15 robotic vacuum cleaner is on its way to Europe to assassinate dust bunnies there, too. Meaner looking than a Roomba, according to Neato the XV-15 is cleverer than its rivals too, fighting dirt not only with suction but with lasers. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Blacklight Trick Print Presented by Kobundo

Blacklight Trick Print Presented by Kobundo

Printing - what in the world is SlashGear talking about printing for, that's just for graphic design and artwork, right? I say thee nay! This is totally sweet and everyone's going to love it, I'm telling you! This project involves Kobundo, a group that call the following method Trick Print, it being a method of printing which combines luminous RGB ink with regular CMYK ink in a single pass. What's this mean to the lay person? It means that instead of having to lay down CMYK colors from their cartridges first, then RGB second (something noone would do anyway,) they've figured out a method for lying down two color sets at once.

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Grace Digital Audio ECO Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case Review

Grace Digital Audio ECO Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case Review

What we've got here today is an oddity indeed, a product we don't often see around these parts, one made for the crossbreed citizen of our beloved modern world, the hardcore outdoors tech nerd. Better yet, it's a piece of equipment that's made for a mountain climber, but will make your everyday sunfish catching a whole lot louder. This is the Grade Digital Audio ECO Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case - it's waterproof, it's bright blue, and it's made to make sure your handset doesn't get trashed while you're listening to Lady Gaga while you're jumping out of an airplane. Actually you probably still wouldn't be able to hear the music over the air even if you had it - but your device would be fine!

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LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

EmazingLights introduces its new Rave gloves. Apparently there is a new art form called “Gloving” that is evolving around these devices. They look like ordinary cotton gloves with LEDs attached to them. Dancers can perform new moves and colorful effects with them like tutting, digits, rolls, liquid and many others. The LED implanted gloves in the picture below are named “Skittles.”

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Pivot Power Strip by Quirky Makes Charging Easier

Pivot Power Strip by Quirky Makes Charging Easier

We have all been there, 30 outlets, but only able to use 6. Nothing is more frustrating than buying a monster power strip with 30 or more outlets only to find most of them are un-useable. Not because there is something wrong with the outlets, but the shape of the power adapter you are plugging in ends up covering 2 or 3 additional outlets. Then there are those fat power adapters that can only be plugged in from one angle and naturally that angle makes almost half the power strip useless. Pivot Power, from Quirky has a solution. Pivot Power is a flexible power strip that can help reduce some of that frustration.

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Magellan Reveals WiFi enabled RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS

Magellan Reveals WiFi enabled RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS

With the adoption of smartphones, many consumers are relying on their phone to direct them to their destination rather than a GPS. Why clutter your life with two devices when you can easily make do with one? This is no doubt one of the reasons Magellan is rolling out the RoadMate 5175T-LM; it has built in WiFi, a web browser, and a new more robust trip planner called TourDirector. A portable web browser with no data plan does sound appealing, but can these new features keep the GPS competitive in the evolving smartphone world?

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Martin Hopes to Release Jetpack by the end of This Year

Martin Hopes to Release Jetpack by the end of This Year

An inventor named Glenn Martin has been developing a jetpack since the 1980’s, and it looks like his work is about to pay off. Ever since the Wright brothers first flight, science fiction has been in love with the jet pack. Who wouldn’t want to arrive at work wearing a shiny contraption strapped on their back? Martin’s invention looks like it is about to bring the jetpack from science fiction into reality.

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Fujitsu Ten Ltd GPS System uses iPhone to Help Find Your Car

Fujitsu Ten Ltd GPS System uses iPhone to Help Find Your Car

Ever lose your car? Of course not. Ever forget where you parked? Well……. Fujitsu Ten Ltd has an app for that. Their new AVN-F01i can not only help you find your destination, it can also help locate your car. The AVN-F01i has an iPhone app named “Docco Car” (Where Car) that can actually lead you back to your car in the event you may have misplaced it. It may also help locate the vehicle in the event it was stolen.

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Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Chris Malloy of Australia has developed a hoverbike that looks strikingly familiar. This is the first generation prototype that has some definite similarities to the science fiction floating cycles seen in the Lucas film. It is not currently in production, but Chris hopes to bring them to market in about a year. The bike is classified as an ultralite, so there is currently no need of a pilot’s license to operate one.

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