Due out Q4, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X2 features a 3.2″ TFT touchscreen with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8.1 MP camera with autofocus and image stabilizer, and Windows Mobile 6.1
Essentially an affordable GH1, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF1 is a micro four thirds camera with a 12.1 MP Live MOS sensor, 720p video, and a choice of a regular or pancake lenses.
Alienware dives into gaming accessories with its own private label TactX Keyboard and Mouse; both sport customizable lighting, user profiles and buttons, albeit at a premium price.
Olympus’ E-600 DSLR targets budget-minded consumers but still packs a punch; it loses the E-620’s backlit buttons, but keeps a 12.3 MP sensor, 2.7″ vari-angle LCD and 14-42mm lens.
Tech 21’s d30 transforms from soft to shock absorbent, making it ideal for protecting gadgets; need proof? We dare you to watch the iPod violence above and not get squeamish.
It’s may not be exciting, but Casio’s EX-Z280 point and shoot slips in under the $200 price point while still offering 720p HD video recording, a 12.1 MP sensor and 4x optical zoom.
Mobilizy GmbH’s Wikitude Drive melds augmented reality with a navigation system and squeezes it onto the Android platform; think of it as a HUD that overlays data like Email ‘N Walk.
It ain’t full-frame, but Canon’s 18 MP EOS 7D is still a heavyweight: it packs 1080p video recording with manual exposure, 19-point AF system, magnesium body and dual DIGIC 4s.
Behind every great business is a great flowchart: this Computer Repair Flowchart may have been made in 2003, but is still a goldmine of information on common hardware issues.
If you’re sitting on a stash of vinyls, Ion’s Profile LP not only plays records sans preamp but will digitize them via USB; it includes both 33 1/3 & 45 RPM settings, plus PC/Mac software.
Short for “map projector,” Jinsun Park’s Maptor seems redundant with GPS-equipped phones; however, it’d be a godsend for group use such as search & rescue and tour guides.
Best known for their over-the-ear cans, Grado’s GR8 is their first foray into the in-ear headphone market; each features a balance moving armature driver and is made in Japan.
Despite their cost, Rockport’s Aquila Speakers are only middleweights in their lineup; each features triple laminated enclosures, 5″ baffles and a 13″ bass driver. Warning: full-screen.
Like a scary-fast robotic Allen Iverson, the University of Tokyo’s High-Speed Robot Hand makes dribbling, throwing, catching, and other human activities look like child’s play.
Brando’s Cassette MP3 player isn’t just a novelty mp3 player shaped like a cassette–it can be inserted into your car stereo to play music stored on an SD or MMC memory card.
It came from Earth: Le Petit Prince is a slightly creepy, four-legged robotic greenhouse designed to seek out nutrients on Mars; it’ll talk to other robots wirelessly for optimal locations.
Essentially a stripped-down A900, Sony’s A850 camera hits the $2k price barrier while being a full-frame DSLR with a high-resolution, low-noise 24.6 MP CMOS sensor.
The boombox goes modern with Altec Lansing’s MIX: powered by eight D batteries or AC adapter, it features an iPod/iPhone dock, 7-band equalizer, two 5.25″ subs and two 3.5 mm jacks.
Nokia’s N900 is a hardware/software two-fer: a 3.5″ touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY, 5 MP camera, 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8, 1 GB app memory and the multitasking friendly Maemo 5 OS.
The inebriated are easily amused, but this ElectraPour should impress even the most sober of bar-hoppers: a red LED light illuminates the entire stream of liquor as you pour.
Solving Sudoku is trivial for this LEGO robot by Hans Andersson; the hardest part is image recognition, accomplished with a light sensor and several algorithms. Thanks, Nurgak!
SendStation’s PocketDock is a godsend for those who carry proprietary adapters for their iPod; it provides a Mini USB that’ll work with standard chargers plus an extra 3.5 mm jack.
Mitemite’s laptop case disguises your MacBook Pro as one of five Euro newspapers, making it less of a target for would-be thieves; it also features a zip and metal chain as a handle.
Sirius XM’s SkyDock is the first satellite radio dock for the iPhone/iPod Touch; it also charges via cigarette adapter and includes a free Sirius/XM app with iTunes download tagging.
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