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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.

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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.

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.

Solar Light Cap

Solar Light Cap
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The geek factor runs high with this Solar Light Cap, but if you can bear the fashion faux pas it’s pretty handy with two solar-powered LED spotlights that get 2-18 hours per charge.

Panasonic Toughbooks

Panasonic Toughbooks
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Panasonic’s line of go-anywhere Toughbooks have been improved with their 8-series of 14.1″ and 12.1″ notebooks. They all get Gobi’s hybrid EV-DO and HSPA 3G chipset, plus faster CPUs.

Korg DS-10

Korg DS-10
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Korg’s DS-10 transforms your Nintendo DS into a virtual MS-10 synthesizer, with a six track / 16-step sequencer, as well as note entry via touch screen, keyboard or matrix screen.

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Phase One Camera

Phase One Camera
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For those who can never have enough megapixels, the Phase One 645 camera packs a hefty 60 MP; the professional-grade camera will work with glass from Leica, Mamiya and Hartblei.

Transforming Motorola

Transforming Motorola

Forget the iPhone–if you really wanna turn heads, this heavily modded Motorola ROKR E6 transforms into a robot, yet still works! Check out the Taiwanese ad above to see it in action.

iPod Boombox

iPod Boombox
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Old school/80s fanatics will love Lasonic’s iPod boombox, usurping the cassette player with an iPod dock. It also has an SD/MMC card reader, AV output and runs on 10 D-sized batteries.

Dell Studio Desktops

Dell Studio Desktops
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Joining Dell’s Hybrid today are the Studio Desktop (MT) and Slim (ST). Despite cool, black styling, the modest 350W and 250W PSUs make clear their mid-range intentions.

Samsung X460 Laptop

Samsung X460 Laptop

Although we like the Samsung X360’s slim lines, its 13.3″ screen was just a bit too small; thankfully, the X460 saves the day with a 14.1″ LED screen and weighs just over 4 lbs.

Grand Utopia EM Speakers

Grand Utopia EM Speakers
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What do beryllium tweeters and electromagnetic woofers mean? A sky high price tag–but Grande Utopia EM speakers feature an adjustable design to get that elusive sweet spot.

Sigma DP2 Camera

Sigma DP2 Camera

The latest 14 megapixel point and shoot to join the fray, Sigma’s DP2 camera actually manages to squeeze in a DSLR sensor and lens that is equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm SLR.

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Sony Vaio TT

Sony Vaio TT
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Sony’s Vaio TT is the world’s lightest Blu-ray laptop. Less than 1″ thick and only 2.87 lbs, this svelte 11″ notebook gets a carbon fiber chassis, 16:9 HD 1080p and dual channel SSD drives + RAID.

T-Mobile G1

T-Mobile G1
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T-Mobile’s G1 phone is the first with Google’s Android OS. It has single sign-on for Gmail, YouTube and more, Amazon’s DRM-free MP3s, and HSDPA + EDGE; the U.S. gets it on 10/22.

Dalvey Bureau Mouse

Dalvey Bureau Mouse
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Apple’s iMac “puck” mouse never did it for us, but Grands of Dalvey’s opulent Bureau Mouse might do the trick with a chrome finish, 800 dpi resolution and fine leather mousepad.

EyeClops Night Goggles

EyeClops Night Goggles
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These EyeClops Night Vision Goggles are a relatively low-cost pair that look like something out of The Matrix; caveats: you’re viewing through one eye with a narrow field of vision.

Griffin AirCurve

Griffin AirCurve
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Griffin’s AirCurve is essentially a transparent display stand with a coiled waveguide within that acts as an amplifier: in short, this polycarbonate speaker doesn’t need power to operate.

Leica S2 DSLR

Leica S2 DSLR
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At 37 megapixels, the Leica S2 is the M8.2’s, bigger, more powerful brother. It’s targeted towards medium format photographers, and offers the versatility and speed of a DSLR camera.

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