Sony’s new RHT-G500 is ideal for tight living spaces: it incorporates a 3.1 channel surround system right into the TV stand. It includes three HDMI inputs and is designed for 32″-40″ flat panel TVs.
No, it’s not another creature from Spore: the DC800 MAXX is a digital camera system for divers; included is an 8 megapixel camera and two flashes with a maximum depth of 200 feet.
Looking like an oversized cellphone charm, the 1 gb Sato USB thumb drive is styled after the most common surname in Japan. One character serves as the drive while the other as the cap.
Kai Chen’s bath safeguard is a waterproof silicon gadget that measures the temp of your water. It’s a safety device, but we think it’s also perfect for guys who like their water just shy of scalding.
The Axon Razorback Anti-Gravity Racer is an RC hovercraft that can hit up to 45 mph; this bad boy drifts and jumps like none other. Available sometime in September: daddy wants.
New to Motorola’s ROKR line: the EM25 (slider), EM28 (clamshell) and EM30 (candybar) are all cheaper alternatives to the E8. They should be available globally in a few weeks.
We’ve seen quite a few iPod armbands, but we like the iSkin’s DuoBand which is both moisture resistant and perforated to keep you cool. Worth noting: dual-layer Si/Al construction.
Lenovo is throwing its hat into the ultraportable ring with the IdeaPad S10, to be released in October. Weighing in at 2.4 lbs, it will have a 10.2″ screen, Intel Atom CPU and come with Windows XP.
Like walkie talkies but much less conspicuous, the Callpod Dragon is a normal Bluetooth headset but can also communicate with other Dragons up to 100m away. Agent 007, are you there?
It may not be an iPod or Zune, but Philips’ GoGear packs in decent features for the cost: a cool, Zune-reminiscent interface, 2.8″ screen, Rhapsody integration, FM radio and Bluetooth.
iThink is one of those products that we prefer not to “think” about, so frightening are its implications. A concept by graphic designer Paul Micarelli, it’s a cyborg implant with hints of The Matrix.
The Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947 is crafted from high-grade aluminum and wrapped in red and black leather on the sides. It includes bluetooth and GSM, and costs and arm and a leg.
The Samsung INNOV8 is a camera masquerading as a slider phone. We love the 16M color 2.8″ display, quad-band GSM and FM radio, but it’s all about the camera: 8 megapixels.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a DIY for making your own Fraction Adding Machine out of a Rice Krispies Box, glue and tape. It’s based on an actual 1952 calculator.
Toyota is testing personal transport robots a-la Segway at local airports and resorts. They’ll come in three versions with increasing levels of freedom, from “practical” to “hands-free sporty.”
FujiFilm’s FinePix Z200fd camera finally comes to the US this September. While 10 megapixels is impressive, its “Couple Timer” can detect faces and their proximity to each other. Eww, cooties.
Robo-Garage’s Murasaki prototype robot is no slouch at storytelling; “she” actually uses an MP3 player. The ‘bot rolls on two wheels and articulates her head and arms with an eight-axis system.
Phone Arena has reviewed iPhone competitor Samsung Omnia, which features vibrating feedback, 5 MP camera, and bluetooth stereo. It falls flat, however, with a wimpy 240×400 screen.
Sanyo’s Xacti line of compact HD cameras gets an upgrade with the HD800. Though seemingly a small step up from the HD700 on paper (from 7 MP to 8 MP), Akihabara News reports big noise reductions.