Marrying two of its youngest franchises, Microsoft will be releasing a special edition Zune 120 for Gears of War 2 fans, with a laser-etched “Crimson Omen” and 244 bits of media.
The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer version of the DS; it axes the GBA slot but gets a larger 3 1/4″ screen, a 3 MP camera, built-in browser and SD slot. It’ll launch 11/1 in black and white.
Toshiba’s E105 Satellite seems more like a MacBook Pro, with a squarish design and corner perforations. It’ll get a 14.1″ TFT LCD screen, max 4GB of RAM and integrated graphics.
Designed for military and surveillance ops, Steiner’s 10×42 R Tactical Binoculars feature a Mil Reticle for ranging, 10x magnification and high contrast, multi-coated optics.
Western Digital’s stylish ShareSpace targets small offices (or folks with too many media files); the NAS server handles up to 4TB with RAID 5 and is both quiet and energy efficient.
Emre Durmus’ Blackbook M concept is what T-Mobile’s G1 phone should have looked like: it gets a slide-out keyboard and runs on Android, but man, what a quantum leap in design!
JL Audio’s latest subwoofer, the Fathom f212, sports automatic room optimization tech similar to the Beolab 5, but ups the ante: we’re drooling over the 3000W amp and dual 12″ drivers.
Although it’s targeted towards the ladies, LG’s Momo X110 netbook has a two advantages: integrated 3G and a more useable keyboard thanks to thoughtfully placed arrow keys.
Our favorite PMP with the spinning doohickey, the iRiver Spinn, is finally available for sale in 4 GB and 8 GB varieties; you’ll get a 16:19 OLED touchscreen and FM tuner come 10/3.
While not the first 8 MP-equipped cellphone we’ve seen, Samsung’s Pixon is well-rounded, with a 3.2″ touchscreen, accelerometer, GPS and WXVGA video recording. Look for it 10/2.
Still drooling over those iPhone cupcakes? Check out these 3.3″ iPhone Coasters by Meninos Design; they’re made out of plywood and wrapped in vinyl with a rubber backing.
Despite 3000 mW of maximum input, Sony’s MDR-XB700 headphone is designed to pamper the ears: its thick urethane leather cushion is air tight and minimizes sound leakage.
Pinnacle’s Video Transfer gadget isn’t glamorous, but it is useful: it’ll easily pull video and audio off virtually any device in MPEG-4/H.264 and transfer it via USB to your PC or iPod.
Hot on the heels of their AirCurve speaker, Griffin’s Simplifi iPod Dock packs three functions in one: it triples as an iPod Dock, a media card reader, and two powered USB ports.
Well-known for their gamer-oriented mousepads, Nova Gaming’s Slider X 600 mouse gets 3200 DPI and a lateral cable; the latter is a bit funky, but supposedly gives greater freedom.
With all the talk about bricked iPhones, this Mac Pro made out of Lego bricks is the real deal: it was built in 14 hours for MacMod Challenge 2008, and actually houses a working Mac Mini.
Uber-lux Optimus keyboard-makers Art Lebedev’s latest concept is the Scartel cellphone, which gets WiMAX, Wi-Fi and triple band 3G, plus a ginormous 850×480 pixel screen.
The BoomCooler is one of the stranger mashups we’ve seen, with Sony’s Xplod audio system (600-W amp!) built into its cover. Oh yeah, it’ll store food too, but it’s gotta be dry.
Some AV cables can get a bit pricey, but nothing compares to Furutech’s Powerflux Power Cord. For only $1,800, you get carbon fiber and nano-sized ceramic particles.
Sling Media’s Slingbox PRO-HD is now shipping; as the name implies, it can stream high definition videos to your PC or cellphone. It’ll also get TiVo-like pausing and time shifting.
The geek factor runs high with this Solar Light Cap, but if you can bear the fashion faux pas it’s pretty handy with two solar-powered LED spotlights that get 2-18 hours per charge.
Panasonic’s line of go-anywhere Toughbooks have been improved with their 8-series of 14.1″ and 12.1″ notebooks. They all get Gobi’s hybrid EV-DO and HSPA 3G chipset, plus faster CPUs.
Korg’s DS-10 transforms your Nintendo DS into a virtual MS-10 synthesizer, with a six track / 16-step sequencer, as well as note entry via touch screen, keyboard or matrix screen.
For those who can never have enough megapixels, the Phase One 645 camera packs a hefty 60 MP; the professional-grade camera will work with glass from Leica, Mamiya and Hartblei.
Forget the iPhone–if you really wanna turn heads, this heavily modded Motorola ROKR E6 transforms into a robot, yet still works! Check out the Taiwanese ad above to see it in action.
Old school/80s fanatics will love Lasonic’s iPod boombox, usurping the cassette player with an iPod dock. It also has an SD/MMC card reader, AV output and runs on 10 D-sized batteries.
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