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Sanyo portable projectors with auto-change air filters

Sanyo portable projectors with auto-change air filters

Sanyo has announced their latest portable projectors, the LP-XC55 and LP-XC50, both weighing just 4.2kg but still with 1,024 x 768 UXGA, WXGA or SXGA resolution. The company has also fitted its new Active Maintenance Filter (AMS) system, which uses a replaceable air filter cartridge rather than relying on users cleaning out the vents themselves. While the LP-XC50 has 2,600 lumens brightness, the XC55 manages 3,100 lumens.

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Gear4 DUO iPod speaker-dock with removable speaker section

Gear4 DUO iPod speaker-dock with removable speaker section

It's tough to think of a new concept in iPod speaker-docks; most of the more reasonable (and some of the ridiculous) shapes have been done, and you can opt for a tiny speaker that clips like a barnacle to the bottom of the PMP or a towering plinth of musical splendour.  However UK firm Gear4 have gone for flexibility with their latest DUO system.  While it may look straightforward, the front speaker section actually unclips from the main body of the DUO and, courtesy of a rechargeable battery, can be used as a portable speaker setup in the garden or anywhere away from the mains.

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FC Mobile Portable NES for classic gaming on the move

FC Mobile Portable NES for classic gaming on the move

Not quite as cool as fitting a full NES console into one of the actual cartridges, FC Mobile's portable NES console does actually let you play the games while on the move.  Running on a few AA batteries, the handheld has a 2.4-inch LCD screen and internal stereo speakers (together with a headphone socket if all that 8-bit music starts to frustrate your fellow passengers on the train).  Alternatively, you can hook it up to your TV via the included AV cable.

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Canon PIXMA iP100 super-flat portable printer

Canon PIXMA iP100 super-flat portable printer

Canon have announced an update to their PIXMA range of portable inkjet printers.  The PIXMA iP100 is a refreshed version of the now-venerable iP90v, increasing both print speed and resolution, while still offering the ability to run from a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack promising around 290 pages per full charge.  Measuring just 12.7 x 2.4 x 7.2-inches and weighing in at 4.4lbs, Canon are positioning the iP100 as ideal for road-warriors and those unwilling to wait to their end of their vacation to print off their holiday snaps.

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SlashGear Week in Review – April 7th through April 13th

SlashGear Week in Review – April 7th through April 13th

This was a long week with no major events occurring, but there were some pretty big announcements. For starters we have a new BitTorrent Set Top Box from Myka, no more will you have to waste power by leaving your entire computer running all night just to get the latest screener from FXG or aXXo, and this little set top box will do it for you and then play it right from its hard drive for added ease. Then there were rumors abound of Blockbuster potentially putting out a new Set Top Box to push their movies, TV Shows, and other content out to.

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Toshiba Sleep-and-Charge USB ports – a true stroke of innovative genius!

Toshiba Sleep-and-Charge USB ports – a true stroke of innovative genius!

So, more and more gadgets that people acquire are either USB powered, coming with USB chargers or have USB chargers available for them. So why is it that up until now another common portable device that could charge these items is constantly put to waste when it’s off? That’s right, Toshiba has had a true stroke of genius and because of it your Notebook will soon be able to act as a USB charging station regardless of whether it’s on, off, or in sleep/hibernation modes.

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