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JBL Eon 510 Speakers

JBL Eon 510 Speakers
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JBL’s Eon 510 is their next gen portable speaker, perfect for impromptu parties and performers; with 280 W of power and a sturdy composite copolymer case, they’ll blast and last.

Feldar Walkie-Talkie

Feldar Walkie-Talkie

Jian Guan’s “Feldar” Walkie-Talkie concept is part compass, part tracking device; using built-in GPS, it locates nearby Feldar units so that you can find/hunt down nearby buddies.

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Dell Optiplex 960

Dell Optiplex 960
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Despite its humble workhorse purposes, we’re actually liking the industrial design of Dell’s new OptiPlex 960 series; they’ll come in three sizes which are designed to be power efficient.

Mac-O-Lanterns

Mac-O-Lanterns

We kinda wish we had some Mac Classics lying around, because these custom Mac-O-Lanterns are pretty easy to make: just some epoxy, spray paint and a JPEG jackolantern face.

Mitsu 65″ LaserVue

Mitsu 65″ LaserVue
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Get me a frickin’ laser beam: Mitsubishi’s 65″ LaserVue HDTV is hitting retailers now; it sports 120Hz tech and a 1080p DLP display at roughly half the power of an LCD or plasma.

Open Source Game Boy

Open Source Game Boy
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GamePack is an Arduino-powered Game Boy that is as open source as it gets: there’s nary a case to be seen, with all the internals laid bare. It’s sold as a DIY assembly kit.

Concept: FieldCREW

Concept: FieldCREW

Its official name is FieldCREW User Research Workstation concept, but “tricorder” works for us: it’s made for researchers, with subvocalization and wireless tagging.

HP Mini 1000

HP Mini 1000
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HP’s Mini 1000 is a 10.2″ netbook that stands apart from other offerings, with a sleeker “clutch” style form-factor and your choice of XP or a custom HP MIE OS that uses Ubuntu Linux.

Casio Exilim W63CA

Casio Exilim W63CA

Although it’s Japan only, we’d welcome Casio’s W63CA Exilim cameraphone in the States; it features an 8.1 MP camera, anti-shake and a 3.1″ organic EL display which swivels.

Review: Powershot G10

Review: Powershot G10
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PhotographyBLOG has a review up of our favorite not-quite a DSLR, the Canon Powershot G10. The verdict: it’s a winner, with a high quality 28-140mm lens, though ISO noise is a bit high.

Color E-Paper

Color E-Paper

This upcoming waterproof mp3 player by Freestyle Audio isn’t much of a looker, but it’s the tech we’re digging: it has a color e-paper display. Translation: it can be easily read in direct sunlight.

Dell Inspiron Mini 12

Dell Inspiron Mini 12
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Love the Mini 9’s portability but want a larger screen? Dell’s Inspiron Mini 12 will arrive stateside in late November; less than 1″ thick, it’ll get an Atom CPU, 12.1″ display and weigh only 2.72 lbs.

Headphonies

Headphonies
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Similar to Marka’s Mini-Gods, Headphonies are portable speakers with an urban vinyl twist; they’re actually made with ABS plastic and will be released in limited editions of 500-1000 in November.

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Video: Monome

Video: Monome

A mix of open-source goodness and flashing lights, Monome is like a mixer that interacts with you; its buttons are largely trivial, but that hasn’t stopped it from developing an active community.

Dell M109s Projector

Dell M109s Projector
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While its 858×600 resolution and 800:1 contrast ratio aren’t anything special, Dell’s M109s Projector is targeted towards road warriors: it measures only 4″x4″ and weighs less than a pound.

Interactive Mirror

Interactive Mirror

Alpay Kasal, a god amongst men: his interactive mirror is a study in human computer interaction, but frankly we just want to draw funny mustaches and play space invaders on it.

Asus G71 Laptop

Asus G71 Laptop

LIke Toshiba’s X306, the 17″ Asus G71 gaming laptop is one of the first to sport a quad core CPU; it also has a 512MB GeForce 9700M GT card and supports up to two 500 GB drives.

Asus CG6155

Asus CG6155

Asus’ liquid-cooled CG6155 desktop has a pretty tight case, but it’s the nForce 790i mobo that takes the cake, with 3-Way SLI and up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM. It even packs a fingerprint scanner.

DSLR Cinematizing Kit

DSLR Cinematizing Kit

Wanna kick your Canon 5D MKII or Nikon D90’s HD video recording up a notch? Redrock Micro is releasing a “Cinematizing Kit” that will add pro-level zoom + focus controls and a lens hood.

James Bond Vaio TT

James Bond Vaio TT
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Now available: Sony’s James Bond 007 edition Vaio TT is a tiny, stealthy affair, with an 11″ screen, 64GB SSD and HDMI out; it’s wrapped in carbon fiber with an engraved 007 Gun Logo.

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Concept: Miu HDPC

Concept: Miu HDPC

Miu’s Hybrid Dual Portable Computer is both a cellphone and a netbook with an Intel Atom CPU. It features a two-sided screen with a 4.1″ TFT on one side and a 2.4″ AMOLED on the other.

MSI Gaming Laptops

MSI Gaming Laptops
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MSI’s latest gaming laptops, the 17″ GT735 and the 15″ GX630, both run on AMD Turion dual-core CPUs; the GT735 gets a Radeon HD 3850 while the GX630 gets a GeForce 9600M GT.

AeroSystem iPod Dock

AeroSystem iPod Dock
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Available in black or with a mirror polish, the AeroSystem iPod Dock is a freestanding speaker with an integrated amp, 45 W subwoofer and a pair of 20 W tweeters; it’s available in Europe only.

Custom MGS PS3 Case

Custom MGS PS3 Case
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This ain’t your normal case mod: not only is this Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 fitted with carbon fiber, digital camo and a laser-cut logo, but it’s actually signed by Hideo Kojima himself.

Toshiba X306-Q708

Toshiba X306-Q708
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Garish pink case aside, Toshiba’s 17″ X306-Q708 gaming laptop packs a quad-core CPU; it also gets NVIDIA’s new GeForce 9400M chipset + dual 512 MB GeForce 9800M GTS cards.

Samsung Epix

Samsung Epix
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AT&T’s Samsung Epix is actually a third-gen Blackjack; the WinMo 6.1 smartphone gets a touchscreen and an optical mouse pad. Also included are Wi-Fi, aGPS, a 2MP camera and 3G.

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