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Nixon Headphones

Nixon Headphones
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Long known for their watches, Nixon’s first foray into headphones is satisfyingly trendy; choose from in-ear, open-air and closed versions, most of them sporting slick metal accents.

BluTiger 5.1 Speakers

BluTiger 5.1 Speakers
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If you like a little visual with your audio, BluTiger’s 1000-watt 5.1 surround sound system includes two spectrum analyzers; in short, blue LEDs that’ll bump and grind with your jams.

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PlusDeck USB Cassette Deck

PlusDeck USB Cassette Deck
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Giving retro a glossy, feature-laden shine, the PlusDeck EX not only boasts a 7.1 surround sound audio card and FM radio, but will rip your legacy cassettes to your PC via USB.

Canon Powershot SD790

Canon Powershot SD790
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Although by no means a powerhouse, Canon’s 10 MP Powershot SD790 boasts excellent image quality, a vibrant 3″ screen and solid build quality; it looks pretty slick, too.

VholdR Camcorder

VholdR Camcorder
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With 2 hours of video via a microSD card, a durable aluminum case, mounting system and oversized button, the VholdR wearable camcorder is ideal for recording outdoor shenanigans.

Apple In-Ear Headphones

Apple In-Ear Headphones
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Revealed earlier this fall, Apple’s In-Ear headphones are finally available; better than the stock phones that come with your iPod, they include a remote, mic and three silicone ear-tips.

Android Dev Phone 1

Android Dev Phone 1
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Don’t let the name fool you — the Android Dev Phone 1 is simply a SIM- and hardware-unlocked version of T-Mobile’s G1, available to Android Market devs for a $25 setup fee + $399.

Kogan Agora Cellphone

Kogan Agora Cellphone
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The second phone to run Android, we actually prefer the conventional form factor of Kogan’s Agora; this Australia-only phone features a 2.5″ touchscreen, 3G and a low pricepoint.

Pano Zero Client

Pano Zero Client

The ultimate thin client, Pano is a “zero client” with no CPU, no memory, and no software; everything is streamed from a server, resulting in a tiny box that consumes only 5 watts.

Helghan Case Mod

Helghan Case Mod

Made by a 17 year-old Belgian case modder using Google Sketchup, this Helghan Case is inspired by architecture from Killzone 2; it’s basically MDF with a cheapy case underneath.

Huawei D100 Router

Huawei D100 Router
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Huawei’s D100 router takes 3G to the next level: just plug in their 3G USB dongle and it becomes an ad hoc WiFi router, making it ideal for travelers who want to share internet access.

Dr. Dre Tour Headphones

Dr. Dre Tour Headphones
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At $150, Monster Beats’ Dr. Dre Tour headphones are clearly premium priced; they feature no-tangle Duraflex cables, 24K gold contacts, no loss audio and in-ear noise isolation.

Sonim Land Rover S1 Phone

Sonim Land Rover S1 Phone

Made with rugged, scratch-proof Xenoy resin, Sonim’s Land Rover S1 will likely outlast their image-conscious owners; it’s submersible, droppable, and withstands salt, fog and humidity.

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Inflatable Projection Screen

Inflatable Projection Screen
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You’ll need to tether it, but Open Air Cinema’s inflatable projection screen delivers a glorious 220″ of widescreen nirvana; add some helium and the whole neighborhood can watch.

NZXT Zero 2 Case

NZXT Zero 2 Case
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NZXT’s popular Zero cases are getting upgraded to Zero 2; these tool-less steel full towers sport 13 bays, top mounted ports and are virtually silent, despite packing up to 10 fans.

Samsung Ego Luxury Phone

Samsung Ego Luxury Phone
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Not to be outdone by Vertu’s ultra-lux phones, Samsung throws their hat into the ring with the Ego; this baby is mostly about the looks, with a Caltech developed “liquidmetal” case.

Motorola ROKR EM35

Motorola ROKR EM35

True to the ROKR line, Motorola’s new EM35 is designed to rock out tunes with a built-in FM radio and dual speakers for stereo sound; it also uses CrystalTalk tech to improve call clarity.

Mac|Life Apple Protoypes

Mac|Life Apple Protoypes

Tired of waiting for Apple to release game-changing hardware, Mac|Life has dropped four crisply rendered (if fanciful) prototypes, including the triBook, GameDock, iCom and LMac.

Onkyo HDC-1L

Onkyo HDC-1L
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Onkyo’s HDC-1L is a barebones version of their HDC-1A PC; this mini-desktop is powered like a netbook, with an Atom 230 CPU, 1GB RAM, 6 USB ports and a 160GB HDD.

Eee PC 1002HA

Eee PC 1002HA
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Asus’ Eee PC 1002HA is their mid-range “style” netbook, with a brushed aluminum case, Atom N270 CPU, 1 GB RAM and 160 GB HDD. The two-cell battery seems weak, but lasts 5 hours.

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Nokia N97 Cellphone

Nokia N97 Cellphone

The N97 is Nokia’s new flagship phone: it features a 3.5″ 640×360 touchscreen with tactile feedback, QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 32GB of memory and 5 MP Carl Zeiss camera.

Tactile Silicon Case

Tactile Silicon Case

Bruno Fosi’s Tactile Silicon Case concept addresses the iPhone’s accessibility shortcomings with bas relief buttons, tactile feedback and text to speech without affecting multi-touch.

Nokia 2608 Cellphone

Nokia 2608 Cellphone

Despite being targeted towards budget buyers, Nokia’s 2608 is moderately stylish, with angular lines and a striped cover; it also includes an FM radio, voice recorder and flashlight.

Nikon D3X DSLR

Nikon D3X DSLR
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After a leak last week, Nikon’s D3X DSLR is official: this 24.5 MP monster features a 3″ screen and ISO from 50 to 6,400. It’s also able to shoot pictures just 0.12 seconds from a cold start.

Avanti Flow Radio

Avanti Flow Radio
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Despite its retro, avant-garde stylings, PURE’s Avanti Flow Radio is all modern: features include an OLED screen, Class D amplifiers and internet radio streaming via Wi-Fi.

Concept: Volcoff Headphones

Concept: Volcoff Headphones

We like William Volcoff’s MP3 headphone concept; it’s a tasteful blend of minimalist and utilitarian design, with 10GB of flash storage and just the bare minimum of features.

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