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AKAI XR20 Beat Station

AKAI XR20 Beat Station
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AKAI’s XR20 is a portable “beat production center” loaded with 700 drums, bass and other sounds so you can make hip hop whenever inspiration hits you; it’s both battery and AC powered.

Incrudo Hard Drive

Incrudo Hard Drive
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Looking like an upscale whiskey flask, the Incrudo is an 8 GB hard drive for loaded Russian oil barons; it’s covered with titanium and composite ceramic for the ultimate in protection.

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Jabra BT8030 Headphones

Jabra BT8030 Headphones
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Mostly known for their cellphone headsets, Jabra’s BT8030 is a pretty sweet headphone — not only are they bluetooth and therefore cordless, but they also fold out to double as speakers.

Samsung Sway Phone

Samsung Sway Phone
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Samsung’s Sway cellphone is an ultra-thin slider, measuring only 0.47″ and weighing 3.6 oz. A budget phone, it still packs a night-shot friendly 2 MP camera and stereo bluetooth.

HDX Gaming Mouse

HDX Gaming Mouse
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Announced last month, HP has finally rolled out its HDX Gaming Mouse; this ambidextrous laser mouse sports DPI-switching (up to 2,400 DPI) and five buttons; not bad for $40.

Peachtree Audio Decco

Peachtree Audio Decco
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Pumping out 50 watts per channel, Peachtree Audio’s Decco is a versatile vacuum tube amp with digital to analog converter, along with USB, coax, optical and two analog inputs.

Acer 8930 Laptop

Acer 8930 Laptop
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You can never have too many 18.4″ laptops: Acer’s 8930 Gemstone will max out with a T9400 CPU, 4GB RAM, a GeForce 9700M GT, Blu-ray, HDMI out, 802.11 Draft-N and 2x320GB drives.

3RD Space Vest + WoW

3RD Space Vest + WoW
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TN Games’ 3RD Space Vest is finally adding support for World of Warcraft players; the vest offers 3D “tactile sensory stimuli,” no word yet on whether the vest will Stop Poking Me.

HandshoeMouse

HandshoeMouse
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Ergonomic mice aren’t anything new, but HandshoeMouse’s saddle shape seems to make sense: the entire hand rests on the mouse, allowing it to relax and minimize tension.

Dell M6400 Laptop

Dell M6400 Laptop
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Forget dainty netbooks: Dell’s 17″ M6400 laptop is top of the line all the way, with a 1 GB Quadro FX 3700M card, quad core CPU and a whopping 16 GB of RAM. Thanks, Craig!

BlackBerry Storm 9530

BlackBerry Storm 9530

Boy Genius Report has snagged some BlackBerry Storm 9530 docs with specs and more; it’ll sport a 3.25″ 480×360 screen, portrait and landscape views, and a 3.2 MP camera.

Sony PRS-700 Reader

Sony PRS-700 Reader
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A direct challenge to Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s PRS-700 is an ebook reader with a 6″ touchscreen that reads finger swipes; there’s still no wireless, but we dig the slate color scheme.

Vertu Signature S Phone

Vertu Signature S Phone

Released for Singapore’s recent Formula 1 night race, the ruby encrusted Vertu Signature S cellphone is for all you blingsters with your choice of white gold, yellow gold or stainless steel.

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HP HDX18t Laptop

HP HDX18t Laptop
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HP’s HDX18t mega-laptop is now available; although visually identical to its little bro (the HDX16t), a larger 18.4″ 16:9 Full HD screen and Blu-ray drive are standard.

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.

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.

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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!

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