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Sneak Peek: Dell Adamo

Sneak Peek: Dell Adamo

Brian Solis has scored the first pro-quality pictures of Dell’s Adamo notebook in both black and silver; it’s reputed to be thinner than the MacBook Air, with most ports moved to the back.

X-mini II Speakers

X-mini II Speakers

The sequel to the successful X-Minis, the X-Mini II portable speaker not only gets a larger 40mm driver but can be tethered with up to 7 other X-Mini IIs; CNET reports it can get “deafening.”

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JB-200 BT Headphones

JB-200 BT Headphones

Designed for those with active lifestyles, JayBird’s JB-200 wireless headphones include a tighter fitting earpiece and use Bluetooth to play music as well as handle phone calls.

Socket Sense

Socket Sense

Not to belabor the name, but Ideative’s Socket Sense just makes sense: angled plugs combined with the ability to expand negate the need to play musical chairs with your adapters.

HTC Touch Cruise

HTC Touch Cruise

HTC’s Touch Cruise is mid-range phone targeted towards globetrekkers; it includes a cradle for in-car GPS navi, a Footprints app for geotagging, a 2.8″ QVGA screen and quad-band GSM.

Leica Pradovit D-1200

Leica Pradovit D-1200

Not content to rest on their photographic laurels, Leica’s Pradovit D-1200 is their first digital projector; it sports a retro design, 16:10 format, 2500:1 contrast range and up to 2000 Lumen.

Razer Carcharias Headphones

Razer Carcharias Headphones

Though virtually the same as Razer’s premium Megalodon in terms of headphone and mic specs, the Carcharias halves the price by leaving out the virtual 7.1 channel surround sound.

SlimBlade TrackBall Mouse

SlimBlade TrackBall Mouse

Trackball mice are out of vogue, but Kensington’s SlimBlade pays more than lip service to their remaining users with a low-profile design, four buttons and multi-mode software.

Flexicord Cables

Flexicord Cables

If you hate tangled cords as much as we do, these Flexicord Cables are a godsend: they remember their original coiled shape, allowing them to reduce clutter yet stretch when needed.

Review: Phantom Lapboard

Review: Phantom Lapboard

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 F-01A Cellphone

Fujitsu F-01A Cellphone

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.

Super Mario Etched Laptop

Super Mario Etched Laptop

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.

Concept: SoundBulb

Concept: SoundBulb

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.

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iLuv i1166 PMP

iLuv i1166 PMP

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.

Nike+ iPod Watch Remote

Nike+ iPod Watch Remote

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.

Wooden MacBook Case

Wooden MacBook Case

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.

TechCrunch Tablet B

TechCrunch Tablet B

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.

Creative HS-1100 Headset

Creative HS-1100 Headset

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 X70 Atom MID

Viliv X70 Atom MID

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.

Motorola Tundra

Motorola Tundra

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.

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NVIDIA GTX 285

NVIDIA GTX 285

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.

Zirconia Headphones

Zirconia Headphones

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.

Sanyo PLC-XF71 Projector

Sanyo PLC-XF71 Projector

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 M8 Safari

Leica M8 Safari

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.

Lumix FS15/FS7 Cameras

Lumix FS15/FS7 Cameras

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.

Sony MDR-EX36SC Earbuds

Sony MDR-EX36SC Earbuds

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.

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