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Black Label Limited Ed.

Black Label Limited Ed.

Cooler Master’s limited edition Black Label includes one laser-etched Cosmos chassis, a Hyper Z600 cooler and your choice of 700W or 850W PSU; all colored black, of course.

BeoSound 9000 #1

BeoSound 9000 #1

Nobody ever said being good was easy, but Bang & Olufsen also makes it pricey: they’re auctioning the first BeoSound 9000 plus a pair of 8000s, with proceeds going to UNICEF.

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iGala Linux Photo Frame

iGala Linux Photo Frame

We’re a bit iffy about photo frames, but iGala’s Wi-Fi enabled, Linux powered photo frame has just enough to satisfy geek cravings: its 800×600 screen can hook up to Gmail and Flickr.

Edition 9 Headphones

Edition 9 Headphones

We’re not sure if the Ethiopian sheep leather ear pads are enough to justify the $1,799 price tag, but Ultrasone’s Edition 9 definitely appeal to audiophiles who also crave exclusivity.

Logitech G13 Gameboard

Logitech G13 Gameboard

Opening a new world of gaming possibilities, Logitech’s quirky G13 Gameboard features 25 backlit keys, an analog joystick, on-the-fly macros, and a “GamePanel” status LCD.

DIY Brain Machine

DIY Brain Machine

It’s definitely on the trippy side, but Mitch Altman’s DIY Brain Machine uses sound and LED light pulses to induce brain states that range from meditative to hallucinatory.

iRiver E50 PMP

iRiver E50 PMP

Brushed metal fetishists will love iRiver’s E50 PMP, due out in January; it’s pretty run of the mill otherwise, with up to 8 GB of space, an FM tuner, and a 1.8″ TFT LCD screen.

Concept: Digit MP3 Player

Concept: Digit MP3 Player

With a case that tightly wraps itself around its internals, this Digit MP3 player concept could easily be a next-gen Nano (sans clickwheel); we’re really digging those wireless earphones.

Novatel MiFi Hotspot

Novatel MiFi Hotspot

If you liked the functionality of Huawei’s ad-hoc 3G router, Novatel’s MiFi ups the ante style-wise; it’ll run 4 hours on a single charge with a choice between EV-DO and HSPA speeds.

Epoch Clock

Epoch Clock

Geeks who live and breathe hexadecimal will love ThinkGeek’s Epoch Clock; despite its monolithic appearance, it’ll display the time in hex, octal, binary and unix epoch/POSIX.

Mobiado Pro 105GMT

Mobiado Pro 105GMT

Not content with inlaid ebony hardwood and 24 karat gold, Mobiado’s Pro 105GMT also squeezes in two Swiss timepieces into its case; also included: sapphire crystal buttons.

Logitech Comfort Lapdesk

Logitech Comfort Lapdesk

Logitech’s Comfort Lapdesk reintroduces laptops to the lap; its curved design inclines your notebook at a more natural angle, improves airflow and diverts heat away from your legs.

Super Secret Spy Lens

Super Secret Spy Lens

The gaping hole makes the Super Secret Spy Lens not so secret, but for the unwitting public it may be enough; it’s basically a swiveling periscope that lets you take clandestine shots.

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Nixon Headphones

Nixon Headphones

Long known for their watches, Nixon’s first foray into headphones is satisfyingly trendy; choose from in-ear, open-air and closed versions, most of them sporting slick metal accents.

BluTiger 5.1 Speakers

BluTiger 5.1 Speakers

If you like a little visual with your audio, BluTiger’s 1000-watt 5.1 surround sound system includes two spectrum analyzers; in short, blue LEDs that’ll bump and grind with your jams.

PlusDeck USB Cassette Deck

PlusDeck USB Cassette Deck

Giving retro a glossy, feature-laden shine, the PlusDeck EX not only boasts a 7.1 surround sound audio card and FM radio, but will rip your legacy cassettes to your PC via USB.

Canon Powershot SD790

Canon Powershot SD790

Although by no means a powerhouse, Canon’s 10 MP Powershot SD790 boasts excellent image quality, a vibrant 3″ screen and solid build quality; it looks pretty slick, too.

VholdR Camcorder

VholdR Camcorder

With 2 hours of video via a microSD card, a durable aluminum case, mounting system and oversized button, the VholdR wearable camcorder is ideal for recording outdoor shenanigans.

Apple In-Ear Headphones

Apple In-Ear Headphones

Revealed earlier this fall, Apple’s In-Ear headphones are finally available; better than the stock phones that come with your iPod, they include a remote, mic and three silicone ear-tips.

Android Dev Phone 1

Android Dev Phone 1

Don’t let the name fool you — the Android Dev Phone 1 is simply a SIM- and hardware-unlocked version of T-Mobile’s G1, available to Android Market devs for a $25 setup fee + $399.

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Kogan Agora Cellphone

Kogan Agora Cellphone

The second phone to run Android, we actually prefer the conventional form factor of Kogan’s Agora; this Australia-only phone features a 2.5″ touchscreen, 3G and a low pricepoint.

Pano Zero Client

Pano Zero Client

The ultimate thin client, Pano is a “zero client” with no CPU, no memory, and no software; everything is streamed from a server, resulting in a tiny box that consumes only 5 watts.

Helghan Case Mod

Helghan Case Mod

Made by a 17 year-old Belgian case modder using Google Sketchup, this Helghan Case is inspired by architecture from Killzone 2; it’s basically MDF with a cheapy case underneath.

Huawei D100 Router

Huawei D100 Router

Huawei’s D100 router takes 3G to the next level: just plug in their 3G USB dongle and it becomes an ad hoc WiFi router, making it ideal for travelers who want to share internet access.

Dr. Dre Tour Headphones

Dr. Dre Tour Headphones

At $150, Monster Beats’ Dr. Dre Tour headphones are clearly premium priced; they feature no-tangle Duraflex cables, 24K gold contacts, no loss audio and in-ear noise isolation.

Sonim Land Rover S1 Phone

Sonim Land Rover S1 Phone

Made with rugged, scratch-proof Xenoy resin, Sonim’s Land Rover S1 will likely outlast their image-conscious owners; it’s submersible, droppable, and withstands salt, fog and humidity.

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