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Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen have been through a phase of unusually shaped landline phones - the banana-esque BeoCom 2 is a good example - but they're returning to their slightly more sensible roots with the new BeoCom 5.  The dual-line DECT phone works both as a twin landline handset and as a VoIP device, and magnetically docks either onto its charging plinth or onto a portable speakerphone (that also charges the handset).

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Paradigm SUB 1 and SUB 2 subwoofers are hexagonal, expensive, loud

Paradigm SUB 1 and SUB 2 subwoofers are hexagonal, expensive, loud

Premium audio kit manufacturer Paradigm have obviously had enough of subwoofers being the breezeblock-shaped lump unloved in the corner, and have whipped out their SUB 1 and SUB 2 models.  Each high-end hexagon slots neatly into the company's Reference Signature line, and pack six high-excursion drivers - 8-inch in the SUB 1, 10-inch in the SUB 2 - together with more amplification than most people could realistically need.

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Sony Ericsson Pureness gets £530 UK launch in November

Sony Ericsson Pureness gets £530 UK launch in November

Sony Ericsson's Pureness cellphone has been confirmed for the UK, but the company is not going for the usual pile-'em-high strategy.  Instead, when the handset - which has a translucent-display - arrives in November, would-be buyers will need to trek to Selfridges and design museum shops; that's because, according to SE spokesperson Cathy Davies, the Pureness is an "iconic niche product, not mass market."

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Mercedes Benz unveil 2010 SLS AMG gullwing

Mercedes Benz unveil 2010 SLS AMG gullwing

When you're Mercedes Benz you have a pretty great history of iconic cars from which to pillage, and that's just what the German marque have done with their new 2010 SLS AMG.  Based on the original 300 SL Gullwing, the 2010 model keeps the top-hinged doors but fixes them to a carbon fiber body with an AMG-tuned V8 5.3 liter, 564 horsepower engine under the hood.

Full gallery of the 2010 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG after the cut

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Bugatti Vera kettle offers timer, temp control, huge price tag

Bugatti Vera kettle offers timer, temp control, huge price tag

It's time to unpack the wedding china and start cutting the crusts off your sandwiches; as soon as whatever nearby minor royalty hears you're boiling your water with a Bugatti kettle, they'll be round like a shot.  The handiwork of the same studio responsible for the indecently-fast Veyron supercar, the Vera Electric Kettle offers not only some eye-catching colors but a control-encrusted handle with LCD display.

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