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Boosted Tin Can Speakers

Boosted Tin Can Speakers
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Available September 1, these Boosted Tin Can Speakers add a bit of style to your desktop; the cans feature art from artists Mint, Serf and Mainframe; they’re battery powered.

Nikon D90 DSLR

Nikon D90 DSLR
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The Nikon D90 is the first DSLR with video recording; yes, you can use any lens attached to the camera body (fisheye anyone?). Other specs: max ISO 6400, 12.3 megapixels.

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Sonance Kayak Speakers

Sonance Kayak Speakers
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Most speakers have to hide behind a black mesh, but Sonance’s Kayak speakers bare it all with two cone shaped coaxial drivers; the acoustic reflector in the middle is for accurate stereo.

Nokia N85

Nokia N85

Nokia’s N85 is N96’s media-oriented sibling; while smaller, the 2.6″ screen is a bright AMOLED display. Also includes an FM radio, 8GB microSD card, 5 MP camera and 10 N-Gage games.

Linux Space Cube

Linux Space Cube

Only available in Japan, the Linux Space Cube by Shimafuji is the ultimate small form factor PC, measuring 2″x2″x1.7″. It has an NEC 333 Mhz CPU, 64MB of RAM, and a 1GB CF card.

Draganflyer X6 UAV

Draganflyer X6 UAV
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The Draganflyer X6 UAV’s three rotors seem excessive, but it’s made for surveillance: stable at 18 MPH winds with a built-in GPS, it hauls cameras and camcorders for covert shooting.

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
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Canon’s EOS 50D prosumer DSLR camera is now official, with 15.1 megapixels, Digic 4 processor and max ISO of 12,800. The latter hopefully bodes well for noise reduction.

HTC S740

HTC S740

If there’s one thing the HTC S740 isn’t lacking, it’s buttons. The cellphone borrows heavily from the HTC Touch Diamond, albeit with a slide-out keyboard; it will run Windows Mobile 6.1.

Nokia N96

Nokia N96
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The Nokia N96 slider cellphone will arrive in the US 4Q 2008; it will be able to handle US 3G networks. Unfortunately, no carrier will pick it up, meaning you’ll have to foot the bill.

GOCE Satellite

GOCE Satellite

Real space vehicles generally pale next to their sci-fi counterparts. The ESA’s Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (or GOCE) bucks the trend; hell, this baby comes with wings!

Navigon 7200T

Navigon 7200T
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Navigon’s latest 7200T is a portable GPS navigation unit, available this October. The major upgrade is to the software, which includes 3D views and free real-time traffic for life.

Olympus 1050 SW

Olympus 1050 SW
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The Olympus 1050 SW ain’t built for looks, but this camera will serve you well: its rugged body can be dropped from 5 feet, dunked in 10 feet of water and will still function at -14 degrees F.

CVT i3101 iPod Dock

CVT i3101 iPod Dock
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There are plenty of other iPod/iPhone docks, but the CVT i3101’s wall-mounted form factor scores major style points. Also cool: FM radio; alarm clock; reads USB drives and SD flash cards.

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Cowon S9

Cowon S9

Cowon’s super-sexy S9 media player has a 3.3″ active matrix OLED touch screen, bluetooth and a dual-core CPU. It can play up to 40 hours of music between charges.

ASUS N10

ASUS N10

The Asus N10 netbook drops the “Eee” brand in an attempt to focus on its higher-end features. It features a 10.2″ screen, glossy case, fingerprint reader and HDMI out are included.

Concept: Vintage Wii Mod

Concept: Vintage Wii Mod

Our biggest complaint with the Wii’s white plastic controllers is how dirty they get over time; Joe D’s Vintage Wii Mod concept addresses this with a swank woodgrain on black color scheme.

The iPod Mirror

The iPod Mirror

Funky Flickr group The iPod Mirror collects photos of the world, as reflected on the backs of iPods. We know how smudgy they get, so props for all the buffing that went into these shots.

LG KC910

LG KC910

LG’s KC910 is more camera than phone; it’s giant 8 MP camera has Schneider Kreuznach lens and max ISO 1600. Also: quad-band GSM, 3.2″ touch screen and TV-out.

Giant Earbud Speakers

Giant Earbud Speakers
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No, it’s not a Photoshop hack–these are actual USB-powered speakers. They’re mega sized (500x larger than real iPod earbuds) and mega geeky: just the way we like things.

EXI 450ZL Mini Heli

EXI 450ZL Mini Heli
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The EXI 450ZL Pro Version is an electric mini heli with an Alpha 400 brushless motor and 1300 mAh Li-Po battery. It comes 95% assembled, meaning nearly instant 3D acrobatics.

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Sony S-Airplay

Sony S-Airplay
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Sony’s sexy S-Airplay is a wi-fi iPod dock that streams music to up to ten speakers. The dock also doubles as an AM/FM radio; it can simultaneously stream your iPod and radio to separate rooms.

Forest Fire Robot

Forest Fire Robot

Only you and your 15 ton buzz saw-wielding robot can prevent forest fires: this awesome concept by designer Jordan Guelde plays directly into countless mecha fanboy dreams.

Eraser USB Stick

Eraser USB Stick
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Outofstock’s Eraser USB Stick is pure poetry: the 1 or 2 gig flash drive writes data, while the ABS plastic lid symbolizes the deletion of data. The stick itself is made of teak wood.

Sidewinder X5 Mouse

Sidewinder X5 Mouse
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Microsoft’s Sidewinder X5 mouse is a cheaper, yet slightly improved version of the first Sidewinder. Changes: a smaller, more ergonomic shape and removal of the adjustable weights.

3 Skypephone 2

3 Skypephone 2
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Thought not available in the US, the 3 Skypephone 2 is a worthy successor to last year’s model, with a 3.2 megapixel camera and HSDPA connection. The brushed aluminum ups the style ante, too.

Sony Ericsson TM506

Sony Ericsson TM506

Although the Sony Ericsson TM506 isn’t bad looking, it ‘s an otherwise unremarkable phone except for one major feature: it’s the first to offer 3G speeds for T-Mobile customers.

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