Nokia has released the Carbon Arte, an ultra-premium version of their popular 3G 8800 slider phone. The bulk of the cost: carbon fiber, polished glass, titanium and stainless steel.
Victorinox’s SwissFlash is a gadgety take on its popular Swiss Army Knives, but drops the cutlery and replaces them with a 16 GB flash drive, LED flashlight and ball point pen.
Although it’s for Asia only, we can’t help but admire the IdeaPad U8’s stylish design; similar to the Gigabyte M528, this MID also has a 4.8″ touch screen. The dongle is for digital television.
Compose is an interesting gadget concept by several Chinese designers. A digital paper tablet uses a built-in mic to automatically transcribe your singing (or squawking) into notes.
Retaining much of the HP 8730w’s visual language, the HP 2530p is an ultraportable with a 12″ LED screen, 80GB hard drive and up to 8 GB of RAM. It weighs just over 3 lbs.
The Sooloos Media System is a music hub: use the 17″ touchscreen to to choose tailored music “recipes”. At $13k, you can also sync up with your numerous beach houses and penthouses.
Designed by Martijn Koch, Retro Space is as much a functional arcade cabinet as it is an homage to years past, drawing cues from Pong, Pacman and other famous arcade machines.
Cerulean’s F1+TX takes your iPod wireless. The F1 is a pair of stereo bluetooth headphones with 10m range, while the TX can wirelessly connect either the headphones or a dock to your iPod.
Indamixx takes Samsung’s Q1 Ultra touchscreen UMPC and turns it into a mobile mixing studio, with multi track recording and editing, Wi-Fi, Skype, and internet browsing. It’s Eminem!
The Asterisco Hub isn’t the most practical of concepts (it’s quite the space hog), but it works on two very important levels: 1) it looks cool; 2) it can be used as a ninja star on short notice.
The video (above) of the Laser Beam Music Generator is dorky, but the premise is interesting: six laser beams, 64 music sequences and 19 genres for some crazy solo jam sessions.
Great for mixing songs quickly, portably and with minimal equipment, the IDJ2 iPod Mixing Station allows you to play and mix two songs from a single iPod simultaneously.
if you’re fine with a cheapy $5 mouse pad, Vaja’s custom-colored pad is not for you. Starting at $60, this sleek, two-toned pad is wrapped in leather which develops a patina over time.
The Samsung E200 Eco’s lime green case is made out of bioplastic, earning it big green-points. Bioplastic is derived from renewable sources, as opposed to petroleum.
We have a bad good feeling about this. GeekStuff4U has a bunch of Darth Vader and R2D2 4-port USB hubs in stock; check out the video above of the R2 hub beeping. Watch to the end!
Gateway’s P-7811FX gaming notebook packs in a lot (Geforce 9800M, 4 GB RAM, good battery life) for very little — it’s only a third the cost of a comparable Alienware laptop.
Sennheiser is a top audio manufacturer so we recommend their MX-W1 headphones; they’re wireless and run 13 hours after plugging into the charger, which doubles as a carring case.
No, it’s not a military project gone awry–this Automower is a robotic, solar-powered lawnmower that does all the cutting for you. It even includes an anti-theft alarm.
Think of Gigabyte’s MID M528 as a mini-laptop: it has a 4GB SSD hard drive, 4.8″ touch panel LCD, webcam, full 3G and Wi-Fi. We like that it’s now available at almost half its preorder price.
Malcolm Fontier’s bags and wallets have a globe trotting style we totally dig. The Entertainer holds up to a 14″ laptop; it also sports two zipper pockets and one magazine pocket.
The PICO Hybrid Radio combines both DAB, FM and internet radio into a splash proof package. It’s powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery, making this ideal for outdoor and bathroom use.
The Latitude E4200 is Dell’s smallest laptop ever, weighing in at 2.2 pounds. The 12.1″ notebook will be available in the coming weeks, along with a slightly larger 13.3″ E4300.
No need to check your laptop–this Wi-Fi Detecting T-Shirt picks up 802.11b/g signals and indicates the strength. It’s removable for easy washing, and requires three AAA batteries.
Made by gamers, for gamers: Astro Gaming’s A40 Audio System includes a MixAmp (combines voice and game sounds; 5.1 Dolby Digital) and Headset with swappable tags.
Andrew Mager’s broken iPhone 3G photos can be painful to see, but there is an innate beauty to the shattered screens and crumpled cases. May you rest in pieces.
This Quadraflex speaker has a timeless style; it was designed over 50 years ago by Ray and Charles Eames. They’re for serious collectors only: you’ll need to hunt for them.
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