Nearly half a decade in the making, Phantom’s Lapboard is finally shipping February 20th; Gizmodo already has a review up: pricey and awkward, but it fits comfortable in your lap.
Fujitsu’s F-01A seems destined for some primo beach time; it’ll survive up to 30 minutes underwater and features a 3.2″ touchscreen, 5.2MP camera, GPS and TV tuner.
If you thought your custom-etched iPod was cool, Chris Maguire’s laser-etched Eee PC will knock your plumber’s overalls off: it details the complete level maps of Super Mario Land.
Let their be light … and sound: this SoundBulb concept seems a mite futuristic, as it not illuminates with LED lamps but streams music via Wi-Fi or bluetooth through 8ohm speakers.
Available starting March 2009, iLuv’s i1166 portable media player is jam-packed with goodies; it not only plays DVDs at 16:9 on its 9″ TFT LCD, but unfolds to serve as an iPod dock.
In addition to controlling your iPod, the Nike+ iPod Watch Remote takes their Sport Kit one step further: it’ll give you voice feedback on your time, distance, calories burned and pace.
They look a bit clunky, but Rainer Spehl’s oak wood laptop cases for the MacBook and MacBook Pro are more about style; they’re lined with leather and close with a magnetic latch.
Michael Arrington/TechCrunch’s low-end tablet, Prototype B is in working order: it features a 12″ touchscreen, Via Nano, 1GB RAM, 4GB flash drive, Wi-Fi and camera for about $299.
The Creative HS-1100 is their latest gamer-friendly USB headset; it uses Silencer tech to wipe out ambient noise while improving speech clarity, dual mics and 3D positional surround sound.
Viliv’s X70 Atom MID is a lighter, non-swiveling version of the S7 with the same 7″ touch screen, but swaps one option for another: no 1.86GHz, but buyers can choose Linux or XP.
It may not be pretty, but Motorola’s Tundra meets US Military specs for abuse while managing to pack a decent feature set with 3G, SMS, email, 2MP camera, aGPS and microSD slot.
Most likely the fastest single-GPU available, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 285 is about 10% faster than its GTX 280 brethren; it sports 240 stream processors and 1GB of GDDR3 memory.
Panasonic’s RP-HJE900 in-ear headphones are the first to be made with Zirconia (ZrO2); the material boasts less resonance than plastic or aluminum for distortion-free sound reproduction.
At 10,000 lumens, Sanyo’s PLC-XF71 screams ultimate bachelor pad; however, with a 3000:1 contrast ratio and 1024×768 resolution, it’s really a pro-level projector for presentations.
Leica may seem overpriced and obsolete to some, but die-hard fans are no doubt salivating over this M8 Safari, which sports brushed silver accents and a Summicron 28mm F2.0 bundle.
Although largely unremarkable, Panasonic’s Lumix FS15 and FS7 cameras have an ace up their sleeves: a 29mm wide-angle Leica lens with stabilization and 4x-5x optical zoom.
While we question their quality, Sony’s Japan-only MDR-EX36SC earbuds use convergence on a small scale: the protective case actually doubles as a passive speaker.
Impracticalities of a wood case aside, this S-series handset by student Simon Enever is an interesting blend of bamboo, black acrylic and stainless steel; any chance that’s a touchscreen, Simon?
eFizz doesn’t instill much confidence name-wise, but this all-in-one iPod dock and 2.1 stereo system cranks out 70 watts RMS through Cabasse speakers; it includes a HandMusic remote.
While the tiny numbers may not be ideal for the mainstream users this Freedom 2010 concept phone targets, its “keep it simple, stupid” philosophy features strike a chord with us.
Electro Harmonix’s Voice Box is a vocal synth processor: in short, sound like a synth-robot, add backup singers or even do a little gender bending (hey, it’s your music).
Physical media will eventually go the way of the dino, but until then we’ll settle for Baba Akcja’s Floppy Disk CDRs, which are a double dose of nostalgia; they’re shaped like 3.5″ floppies.
Though similar in size to Sony’s Vaio P, Viliv’s Atom-powered S7 MID has our attention with 9 hours of movie playback on a 7″ 1024×600 swiveling touchscreen, 3G/4G and GPS.
Part media player, part projector, Samsung’s Pico weighs only 5.6 oz and projects up to a 50″ image at 480×320; it also includes a 2.2″ QVGA LCD screen, headphone jack and speaker.
Developed with Intel, Olidata’s Conte laptop is inspired by the MacBook Air; the high-end model will get a 13.3″ 16:10 screen, 3GB of RAM, SSD, backlit keyboard and MiMAX or 3G.
Straight from the shipyards of Q’onos, this Klingon Keyboard is a standard 105 key with a PS/2 connection (USB is for Federation wussies); just don’t spill any gagh on it, you p’tahk!
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