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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.

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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.

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.

Space Invaders Keyboard

Space Invaders Keyboard
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This Space Invaders-themed keyboard has uber geek written all over it; actually called ElectroJoe’s Bendiboard, they’re flexible, water resistant and come in black or white.

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Climbatron

Climbatron
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We have to admit the Climbatron is utterly pointless (and likely annoying), but it is pretty cool. Using suction cups, it climbs on vertical surfaces–great for driving friends up the wall.

Concept: Zune Bug

Concept: Zune Bug

Ashley Payne’s Zune Bug is a modern take on the nightlight. The concept is actually a speaker that streams music from your Zune; it adjusts its volume based on ambient lighting.

Illuminated Keyboard

Illuminated Keyboard
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Logitech’s Illuminated Keyboard has backlit laser-etched keys for working at night. Only 9.3 mm thin, it also has laptop style scissor-switch keys for crisp, low-travel typing.

Olympus SP-565 UZ

Olympus SP-565 UZ
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It’s not a DSLR, but the Olympus SP-565 UZ’s anti-blur tech and impressive 20x wide-angle optical zoom make this perfect for “close-up” shots–the non-peeping kind, of course.

Google Chrome Browser

Google Chrome Browser

Just launched: Google’s brand-new browser, Google Chrome. It aims to minimize memory bloat (you can selectively shut down tasks) and is lightweight, with a 500KB install file.

Talking Dalek Alarm Clock

Talking Dalek Alarm Clock
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First there was the Voice Changer Helmet, and now there’s the Talking Dalek Alarm Clock. Nothing like flashing LED lights and “Exterminate” to get your butt out of bed.

Sony Ericsson C905

Sony Ericsson C905
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Sony Ericsson’s C905 Cyber-Shot is packed to the gills: it features an 8.1 MP camera, geo-tagging, accelerometer, GPS and Wi-Fi. All this, plus quad-band support and an FM radio.

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Desktop Stirling Engine

Desktop Stirling Engine
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A marvel of efficiency, the Desktop Stirling Engine uses an alcohol burner to expand the air in a glass tube; this spins the attached flywheel at speeds of up to 5,000 RPM.

Zeppelin iPod Dock

Zeppelin iPod Dock
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Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin iPod Dock isn’t just an eye-catcher–its shape disperses sound efficiently, easily filling rooms. Bonus: shielded wiring makes this iPhone friendly.

Review: Acer Aspire One

Review: Acer Aspire One
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Notebook Reviews has a positive review up of the Acer Aspire One. The netbook scores high in terms of build quality and overall value, although the battery life could be longer.

Lomo Fisheye Camera

Lomo Fisheye Camera
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The Lomo Fisheye is a 35mm camera with a built-in fisheye lens and viewfinder. The “B” shutter takes night photos; the multiple shutter switch crams several shots into one frame.

Nokia N79

Nokia N79
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The 2.4″ QVGA screen is lackluster, but the Nokia N79’s swappable Xpress-On covers will appeal to style hounds; the 5 MP Carl Zeiss lens and FM transmitter are icing on the cake.

Mockup: MacBook Pro

Mockup: MacBook Pro

This latest MacBook Pro mockup by Miguel Suarez (his Nano is here) looks like an enlarged MacBook Air. With these leaked case pictures , there may be some truth to his design.

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