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He Said, She Said: Fashionable Netbook or second-hand Laptop?

Last week’s “He Said, She Said” editorial pitted Brenda and I against each other discussing what sort of touchscreen device Apple might have on their cards.  This week, it’s something equally as topical here on the frontpage of SlashGear: netbooks, or budget ultraportables.  They’re the niche of the moment, certainly, but are consumers really getting the best value for their hard-earned dollar?

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Signed Balance Board hits eBay

There were stories floating around that one guy had managed to spot the Wii Fit Girl in a store then also got an autograph. Well he posted it on eBay to try to get some extra dough out of it.

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Original T.I.E. Fighter filming model goes on sale for $170k

Rich?  Love Star Wars?  Obsessed with collecting models used in the making of the original films?  Did I mention rich already?  You’ll need to be almost obscenely wealthy to win this eBay auction: one of four original T.I.E. Fighter models used in the filming of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  In fact, this is the Fighter that helpfully collided with Darth Vader and allowed Luke to blow up the Death Star, constructed from resin and cannibalized parts from other model kits.  The auction doesn’t officially kick off until August 1st, but if you fancy you could drop an absentee bid at the starting price of $170,000.

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Haunted iPhone posted on eBay

After the iPhone launch I expected all kinds of stories to pop up about it, yet never in a million years did I imagine this one coming up. Although the item has been removed from eBay, at one point there was a seller attempting sell a haunted iPhone.

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Xentex dual-screen folding laptop on eBay

If you’re looking for a laptop that nobody else will have – and that will interest everybody – ignore the MacBook Air, any Tablet PC or even Alienware’s super-strength gaming notebooks.  Instead, stick a bid in for this Xentex prototype currently up on eBay: at first glance it looks like it should be a mockup, but this is actually a real, working laptop, it just so happens to be one with a folding chassis and twin swivelling screens.  The screens are in fact two 13.3-inch panels, and they can be independently rotated so that people can view them from each side.

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Paul Frank HP Dragon Laptop sold for charity

Attractive technology going towards a good cause always ranks high on the list. This one-of-a-kind Paul Frank HP Dragon Laptop is being sold on eBay.

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$17k NASCAR-themed BBQ grill trailer

Perhaps the only thing better than a freshly grilled steak is one going at 150mph round an oval track.  That’s why this NASCAR-themed BBQ trailer is so impressive: a 4-flame propane burner, twin coolers, slide-out prep tables and a JVC CD/DVD stereo with six speakers (two of which are 12-inch subs, and not the bread sort).  There are even custom rims and racing tires.

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Trakonya Mutator – dumbest gaming peripheral ever

This gadget attaches to you and your computer and when you are playing the Unreal series if you get hit it will shock you. No, no I will not review it, look at it, think about it, I hate being shocked more than any other sensation I’ve ever had.

Currently it only works with the Unreal series, but they are apparently working on an engine to work with the Half Life series. So, if you are feeling especially dumb, or if you feel you need a more realistic incentive not to die in game, this is for you.

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Android PC Case Mod – I think this whole thing may have gone a wee bit too far

So some guy (Read: Eric Burke) decided to build a case/computer in dedication to the Open Handset Alliances’ new development platform known as Android. The logo for the platform is some Clip Art quality green robot and this PC essentially looks like the head of said robot.

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Tube Amp stereo kit – if you build it, your music will sound better

This is a kit from a Korean company known as Gakken. You get all the parts to put together your very own tube amp receiver as well as a pair of speaker to connect to it.

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Sealed copy of Chrono Trigger fetches over a grand

Chrono Trigger was definitely one of the best RPGs for the SNES. I’ll still have to rank A Link to the Past up at number one in my book though. I will admit that I never had the pleasure of playing this game back when it was first released. I picked it up after it was ported to the PlayStation. Even after I’d played such games as Final Fantasy VII, it was still fun to play this older SNES-era game. For those die-hard collectors out there, how much would you pay for an original unopened copy of the game?

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First Optimus Maximus hits eBay

As expected, the first Optimus Maximus hit eBay, and with an official sticker price of around $1,500 if you’re looking to buy one from Art Lebedev, one can only imagine how much the seller here is expecting.  The keyboard is presumably from the first batch which quickly sold out, and is being offered with free shipping “so that you can impress your friends before you start to suffer from buyers remorse”

 

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