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International Dance Machine

International Dance Machine

International Dance Machine is a portable DJ that with doppler radar, ultrasonic proximity sensors and a freakin’ disco ball; while the trailer’s music is meh, the concept is “sound.”

007 Sony Vaio TT

007 Sony Vaio TT

Even more 007 gear: this Quantum of Solace-branded 13.3″ Sony Vaio TT is limited to 100 units; it’s loaded with 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD; no word on hidden lasers or missiles.

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Samson StudioDock 3i

Samson StudioDock 3i
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While Samson’s StudioDock 3i isn’t particularly stylish, it is versatile: it’ll accept inputs from your iPod, PC, mini-jack or RCA inputs, and acts as a dock for your iPod.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
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Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic cellphone wants to be a media player, with an 8GB microSD card, 3.2″ 16:9 touchscreen, and a year’s unlimited access to Nokia’s music catalog.

Acer Predator

Acer Predator
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Acer’s Predator gaming rig has finally arrived; unmistakable for its orange transforming case, it comes loaded with Core 2 Quad CPUs, up to three 640GB hard drives and 8 GB RAM.

HP dv3500t

HP dv3500t
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HP’s dv3500t is their first 13.3″ notebook; it maxes out at 8GB of RAM and a 512MB GeForce 9300M GS card; add $100 to get an LED screen which will reduce its weight to 4.1 lbs.

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition
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Marrying two of its youngest franchises, Microsoft will be releasing a special edition Zune 120 for Gears of War 2 fans, with a laser-etched “Crimson Omen” and 244 bits of media.

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer version of the DS; it axes the GBA slot but gets a larger 3 1/4″ screen, a 3 MP camera, built-in browser and SD slot. It’ll launch 11/1 in black and white.

Toshiba E105 Laptop

Toshiba E105 Laptop
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Toshiba’s E105 Satellite seems more like a MacBook Pro, with a squarish design and corner perforations. It’ll get a 14.1″ TFT LCD screen, max 4GB of RAM and integrated graphics.

Steiner Tactical Binoculars

Steiner Tactical Binoculars
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Designed for military and surveillance ops, Steiner’s 10×42 R Tactical Binoculars feature a Mil Reticle for ranging, 10x magnification and high contrast, multi-coated optics.

WD ShareSpace NAS

WD ShareSpace NAS
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Western Digital’s stylish ShareSpace targets small offices (or folks with too many media files); the NAS server handles up to 4TB with RAID 5 and is both quiet and energy efficient.

Concept: Blackbook M

Concept: Blackbook M

Emre Durmus’ Blackbook M concept is what T-Mobile’s G1 phone should have looked like: it gets a slide-out keyboard and runs on Android, but man, what a quantum leap in design!

JL Audio Fathom f212

JL Audio Fathom f212
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JL Audio’s latest subwoofer, the Fathom f212, sports automatic room optimization tech similar to the Beolab 5, but ups the ante: we’re drooling over the 3000W amp and dual 12″ drivers.

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LG Momo X110

LG Momo X110
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Although it’s targeted towards the ladies, LG’s Momo X110 netbook has a two advantages: integrated 3G and a more useable keyboard thanks to thoughtfully placed arrow keys.

iRiver Spinn PMP

iRiver Spinn PMP
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Our favorite PMP with the spinning doohickey, the iRiver Spinn, is finally available for sale in 4 GB and 8 GB varieties; you’ll get a 16:19 OLED touchscreen and FM tuner come 10/3.

Samsung Pixon

Samsung Pixon

While not the first 8 MP-equipped cellphone we’ve seen, Samsung’s Pixon is well-rounded, with a 3.2″ touchscreen, accelerometer, GPS and WXVGA video recording. Look for it 10/2.

iPhone Coasters

iPhone Coasters
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Still drooling over those iPhone cupcakes? Check out these 3.3″ iPhone Coasters by Meninos Design; they’re made out of plywood and wrapped in vinyl with a rubber backing.

MDR-XB700 Headphones

MDR-XB700 Headphones

Despite 3000 mW of maximum input, Sony’s MDR-XB700 headphone is designed to pamper the ears: its thick urethane leather cushion is air tight and minimizes sound leakage.

Pinnacle Video Transfer

Pinnacle Video Transfer
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Pinnacle’s Video Transfer gadget isn’t glamorous, but it is useful: it’ll easily pull video and audio off virtually any device in MPEG-4/H.264 and transfer it via USB to your PC or iPod.

Simplifi iPod Dock

Simplifi iPod Dock
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Hot on the heels of their AirCurve speaker, Griffin’s Simplifi iPod Dock packs three functions in one: it triples as an iPod Dock, a media card reader, and two powered USB ports.

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Nova Slider X 600

Nova Slider X 600

Well-known for their gamer-oriented mousepads, Nova Gaming’s Slider X 600 mouse gets 3200 DPI and a lateral cable; the latter is a bit funky, but supposedly gives greater freedom.

Video: The Bricked Mac

Video: The Bricked Mac

With all the talk about bricked iPhones, this Mac Pro made out of Lego bricks is the real deal: it was built in 14 hours for MacMod Challenge 2008, and actually houses a working Mac Mini.

Concept: Scartel WiMax

Concept: Scartel WiMax

Uber-lux Optimus keyboard-makers Art Lebedev’s latest concept is the Scartel cellphone, which gets WiMAX, Wi-Fi and triple band 3G, plus a ginormous 850×480 pixel screen.

BoomCooler

BoomCooler
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The BoomCooler is one of the stranger mashups we’ve seen, with Sony’s Xplod audio system (600-W amp!) built into its cover. Oh yeah, it’ll store food too, but it’s gotta be dry.

Powerflux Power Cord

Powerflux Power Cord
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Some AV cables can get a bit pricey, but nothing compares to Furutech’s Powerflux Power Cord. For only $1,800, you get carbon fiber and nano-sized ceramic particles.

Slingbox PRO-HD

Slingbox PRO-HD
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Sling Media’s Slingbox PRO-HD is now shipping; as the name implies, it can stream high definition videos to your PC or cellphone. It’ll also get TiVo-like pausing and time shifting.

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