You don’t have to be a greying rocker to appreciate these limited edition Metallica headphones, made in collaboration with Skull Candy. Choose from two designs: Hesh or Lowrider.
HP’s TouchSmart IQ816 series tops off their line of all-in-one touch screen PCs; this 25.5″ beauty gets a TV tuner, webcam, bluetooth, and can be wall mounted. It’ll be available 10/12.
HTC’s Touch 3G is the successor to their original Touch, and uses their next-gen TouchFLO interface for improved feedback. It sports a 2.8″ screen, 3G JSDPA and 3.2MP camera.
Lomo’s Action Sampler is a novelty 35mm camera that takes four pictures in one second, and then combines them into a single print. It’s a cheaper version of their Fisheye.
Microsoft’s Aero interface is translated into reality with their Wireless Laser Keyboard 6000; both the border and media buttons are translucent, dressing up an otherwise utilitarian design.
What Motorola’s i576 cellphone lacks in looks, it makes up for with ruggedness. Military certified for dust, shock, vibration and extreme temps, it also includes Bluetooth and GPS.
Sony Ericsson’s sexy G705 slider phone is coming Q1 2009 to the States, and will get tri-band 3G and YouTube compatibility. Also: auto-rotating screen orientation and a built-in GPS.
Sony’s new Vaio NS has a singular, but powerful claim to fame: this 15.4″ laptop gets a Blu-ray drive. Not bad for a sub-$1000 notebook, although you’ll be stuck with integrated graphics.
The Antec Skeleton PC case takes care of ventilation by stripping out most of the walls and slapping a 250mm fan on top; in total, there’s room for 7 expansion slots and 4 drive bays.
Not quite a DSLR yet not quite a point and shoot, Panasonic’s 12.1MP Lumix DMC-G1 uses a micro four thirds system that loses the mirror and prism but allows for swappable lens.
Using a motion sensor a-la-Wii, the Fitbit tracker can monitor your exercise levels and the quality of your sleep. The portable clip-on form factor and Wi-Fi syncing are tres cool, too.
LG’s Lotus is like a cellphone-ized version of the last gen Nano, with a squat clamshell design, full keyboard, 2MP camera and stereo bluetooth. It’ll be available with Sprint in October.
Asus’ Eee PC 901 has dropped by $100, from $600 to $500; we suspect it’s due to competition from other netbooks, including Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 and the Acer Inspire One.
Boynq’s Wake-Up iPod Dock is uber-stylish, with three backlit LCDs for time, radio station and input channels. It also sports 3″ speakers and an equally stylish remote control.
We’re used to car concepts being over the top, but this laser-projected globe for the Mini Crossover takes the cake: it’s basically a 3D navi system with a touchscreen interface.
Although we’re not sold on its ergonomics, Microsoft’s Arc Mouse definitely turns heads with its folding clamshell design. Along with a tiny USB transceiver, it’s ideal for laptop users.
In addition to their Explorer line, Microsoft has added BlueTrack tech to their SideWinder X8 gaming mouse, giving it an impressive 4,000 DPI and 30 hours on a single charge.
Altec Lansing’s iPod-friendly inMotion Speakers both look and sound great: the moondance GLOW is a dual-alarm clock radio, while inMotion MAX delivers crisp, full-spectrum sound.
Ion Audio’s iCue Mixer is a compact, entry level system for those wanting to mix MP3s from their computer. We do recommend a 3.5mm Y-splitter for your headphones, however.
The Sony Vaio AW laptop is ideal for photographers, with an 18.4″ Bravia-based LCD screen. It’ll also get a GeForce 9600M GT, dual 250GB or 64GB SSD drives and a Blu-ray burner.
Available 10/19 at Sprint, the HTC Touch Pro is an S740 and Diamond all-in-one, with quadband 3G, a 2.4″ touchscreen, slide-out keyboard, Wi-Fi and a 3.2MP camera.
Pinnacle’s PCTV HD mini Stick is the smallest HDTV tuner on the market and connects via USB. It comes with a TV antenna, remote and PVR software, with versions for the PC and Mac.
BlackBerry fans rejoice: RIM’s Pearl Flip 8220 (formerly Kickstart) will be available to T-Mobile customers this fall. It’s a quad-band 3G phone with a 320×240 display and Wi-Fi.
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A900’s chief bragging point is a 24.6MP 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor. However, CNET reports that noise seems to be above average at high ISOs.
Microsoft’s Explorer Mouse features BlueTrack, a blue laser that works on previously unmousable surfaces such as carpet and marble. It’s also available in a smaller Mini version.
It’s just a bit cheesy and reminds us of a flashing banner ad, but the E-Ink cover on Esquire’s 25th anniversary issue is a technological milestone. Click here to see it taken apart.
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