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Signeo SOUL by Ludacris headphones: rappers really love audio tech

Signeo SOUL by Ludacris headphones: rappers really love audio tech

If 50 Cent reckons he can have the whole CES 2011 celebrity rapper headphone endorsement market to himself, he needs to think again. The Sleek Audio "Sleek by 50 Cent" cans have some competition from Ludacris, who has lent his name to Signeo USA for them to slap on the SOUL by Ludacris headphones.

SOUL won't just consist of a single pair, either, but five different models: the High Definition Professional SL300 Powered Noise Cancelling headphone, High Definition On-Ear models SL150 and SL100, and the SE99 and SE49 High Definition In-Ear headphones. Each gets noise cancellation technology and "ultra precise audio mix balancing."

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Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio custom coupe offers Germanic excess

Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio custom coupe offers Germanic excess

Perhaps we don't have the mindset of a suitably rich plutocrat, but we always thought the main point of Daimler's exceedingly ostentatious Maybach line-up was to sit in the back and let the chauffeur worry about the twisty stuff ahead. That message doesn't seem to have made it to German coachbuilder Xenatec, which has kicked off production of its Cruiserio project, turning the Maybach 57 S into a two-door coupe.

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Strand Design 166 superyacht has sportscar garage, optional bullet-proof Samurai leather

Strand Design 166 superyacht has sportscar garage, optional bullet-proof Samurai leather

You might remember Gray Design's Strand Craft 122, a sleek, curvaceous yacht which integrated a garage for a sports car to take you from the marina to your choice of restaurant. For some, though, a mere 122 feet is far too unimpressive; what they'll be wanting is the Strand Craft 166, a new superyacht that has the same handy garage but a whole lot more space on-board.

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BRABUS iBusiness gives Apple makeover to Mercedes S600

BRABUS iBusiness gives Apple makeover to Mercedes S600

Someone at BRABUS has obviously been spending a whole lot of time at the Apple store, as the German Mercedes tuners' new iBusiness package for the S600 is chock-full of the Cupertino company's kit.  As the name suggests, the BRABUS upgrade turns the S600 into a mobile office: while the chauffeur concentrates on the autobahn, the rear-seat passengers get two iPads, an iPod touch, three displays - including a 15.2-inch flip-down LCD - and a Mac mini to entertain them.

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HTC 1 concept takes Android minimal

HTC 1 concept takes Android minimal

We're suckers for a good concept design here at SlashGear, and so we're hoping HTC are paying attention to Andrew Kim.  His concept for the so-called HTC 1 is a premium Android phone that would be clearly differentiated from the company's mainstream models and better harmonize physical and software design.  To that end, he's come up with a slick slab of minimalist machined brass with a rather striking interpretation of HTC Sense.

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MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt watch makes ostentatious debut

MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt watch makes ostentatious debut

Remember the bizarre HM4 Thunderbolt teaser that high-end watch manufacturer MB&F showed us last month?  The company has come clean with the final, official product, and as wrist-watches go this is certainly unusual.  Three years in the making, the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt is based around the indecently complex HM4 engine and has dual dials - one for the time, one a power indicator - which the company reckon adds up to relative simplicity.  Of course, when your casing resembles a crash between a jet engine and an Italian espresso machine (with a little H.R. Geiger in there for good measure) "simplicity" probably isn't the first description most people would reach for.

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Dyson Air Multiplier AM02 and AM03 bladeless fans debut

Dyson Air Multiplier AM02 and AM03 bladeless fans debut

Dyson has launched two new fans, using the same unusual blade-hidden design of the original Dyson Air Multiplier debuted back in October 2009.  The  AM01 desktop model is joined by the Dyson AM02 Tower Fan, a floor-standing unit with full-length air pushing abilities, and the Dyson AM03 Pedestal Fan, which basically takes the head unit from the AM01 and puts it on a free-standing mount.

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