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Revealed: iPod Nano

Revealed: iPod Nano
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Apple’s new Ipod Nano returns to its candybar roots and is the thinnest iPod ever. Made with curved aluminum, you can shake it to shuffle; it will come in a rainbow of nine colors.

Plastic Logic Digital Reader

Plastic Logic Digital Reader

Move over, Kindle: Plastic Logic’s Digital Reader is coming in 2009 with an ultra-slim, minimalist form factor. The display will measure 8.5×11 and use a gesture interface.

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Touchscreen Remote

Touchscreen Remote
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Like their other remote, the Universal MX-6000 is only available to installers; too bad, because this bad boy has a 4.3″ touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and runs on a 533 MHz ARM CPU.

HP EliteBook 6930P

HP EliteBook 6930P
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HP’s 14.1″ EliteBook 6930P runs an astounding 24 hours on an optional high capacity battery. Similarly styled to their flagship 8730W, you’ll want an SSD hard drive to maximize time.

Mitsubishi 65″ LaserVue TV

Mitsubishi 65″ LaserVue TV
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Although we’d prefer an LCD, Mitsubishi’s massive 65″ LaserVue TV still has us drooling. The rear projection unit does 1080p but only uses half the power of a plasma or LCD TV.

Boombox Gelaskin

Boombox Gelaskin
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We featured Owerko’s retro-nostalgic Boombox Project previously; he’s teamed up with Gelaskins to produce a custom Boombox skin, available for most iPods and MacBooks.

TAG Heuer Meridiist

TAG Heuer Meridiist
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A 1.9″ QVGA display and 2 MP camera aren’t anything special for a cellphone, but the Meridiist’s $5k pricetag comes from its crocodile leather back and hand-brushed stainless steel keypad.

Zune 120GB + 8GB

Zune 120GB + 8GB
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Microsoft’s Zune mp3 player now has a glossy, 120GB version out on Amazon — also, check out the new blue 8GB version, which comes with wireless buying and games.

GP2X Wiz Game Console

GP2X Wiz Game Console
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Coming this November: Gamepark’s GP2X Wiz is a Linux-based handheld game console (read: emulator); we’re digging the OLED touchscreen and 533 MHz 3D accelerator.

Video: Red One Camera

Video: Red One Camera
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Above is a fantastic skateboarding video shot with a Red One Camera; it’s cheaper than professional cameras but will still set you back $17.5k for the body alone.

Logitech MX 1100 Mouse

Logitech MX 1100 Mouse
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Logitech’s MX 1100 mouse may not have the cachet of its Revolution series, but its features are top notch: fast scrolling, DPI switching and great ergonomics make this a must-buy.

Steampunk Keyboards

Steampunk Keyboards
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Jake von Slatt is one of the better-known steampunk artists; above, Wired interviews him. Datamancer has actually taken von Slatt’s idea and sells Mac and PC steampunk keyboards.

OSIM uSpace

OSIM uSpace
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OSIM’s uSpace is a high-tech massage chair with mood-lighting and music synchronized to your sleep states. It’s for relaxing, but we’d like to see one just for gamers.

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LG KC910 Renoir

LG KC910 Renoir

LG has unveiled the KC910 Renoir, a sleek successor to its Viewty cellphone. It sports a spacious 3″ touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera and 3G HSDPA; it’ll be available 10/08.

New Sharp Boomboxes

New Sharp Boomboxes
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The venerable boombox sticks around another year, this time with Sharp’s 250-watt CD-DK890N and CD-DK891N systems. They come with a 5-disc changer and iPod Dock.

Sony JS All-In-One

Sony JS All-In-One
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Recently announced at CEDIA, the Sony JS is a value-priced all-in-one PC; it’s got a 20.1″ XBRITE screen and 3.0 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU; optional: BD-ROM and up to 4 GB RAM.

Epson Powerlite 6100

Epson Powerlite 6100
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Epson’s Powerlite Home Cinema 6100 is a budget home theater solution; it’s the first 1080p projector to drop below $2,000. Stats: 18,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio; 200 watt E-TORL lamp.

Concept: Stimuli 3.0

Concept: Stimuli 3.0

Overly complex but totally awesome looking, Stimuli 3.0 is a concept lamp by Chris Natt. It adjusts its brightness based on ambient lightning, using “petals” and a three-axis gearbox.

Sony Vaio RT

Sony Vaio RT
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The Sony RT is a behemoth all-in-one PC, with a 25.5″ screen, quad-core Q9400 CPU, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB RAID storage. Hell, it even has a built-in subwoofer.

Becker Crocodile GPS

Becker Crocodile GPS
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It’s no coincidence that Becker’s 4.3″ Crocodile GPS unit (avail. 10/08) has a skin that resembles tire treads; it’s targeted towards motorcycle riders with a water resistant rubber coat.

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Porsche Eton Clock Radio

Porsche Eton Clock Radio
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Porsche Design’s stylish Eton P’9210 Clock Radio has three speakers, a subwoofer, iPod dock and satellite radio hookup. Other than the odd remote, the minimalist design works.

Eubiq Power Strips

Eubiq Power Strips

Eubiq’s Power Strips allow you to plug into any point along the strip using a special adapter, giving you freedom where you put your electronics. They’re low-profile and sleek, too.

SE102MPA Headphones

SE102MPA Headphones
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Shure is well known for the quality of its sound isolating earbuds; we’re glad that they’re releasing a value-priced model, the SE102MPA; $20 more gets you a phone adapter.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell Inspiron Mini 9
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Just released: Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 laptop throws its hat into the netbook market. $349 gets you an Intel Atom N270, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB SSD, 802.11g card and Ubuntu. $449 for XP.

Nokia E66 NAM

Nokia E66 NAM
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Nokia’s E66 NAM is now available at Nokia flagship stores (and for preorder online). The cellphone is wrapped in stainless steel and gets quad band GSM + dual band WCDMA.

LG DP889 Portable DVD

LG DP889 Portable DVD
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Portable DVD players aren’t new, but we’re digging the efficient form factor of the LG DP889. It not only plays DVDs but can be propped up on its side as a digital photo frame.

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