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Philips DC350 Dock

Philips DC350 Dock

Philips’ DC350 is a vertically oriented iPhone/iPod clock radio which also sports a Bluetooth link for hands-free calls; it’s rated at 6W RMS, includes a remote and will be out January.

Motorola i9

Motorola i9

If you’re stuck with an entry level phone, you could do a lot worse than Motorola’s i9; this sleek iDEN handset features a RAZR-esque clamshell design, 3 MP camera, GPS, and Bluetooth.

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Intel/MID Design Contest

Intel/MID Design Contest

With 18 entries, Intel’s recent Mobile Internet Device (MID) Design Contest is a treasure trove of concept gadgets; we like Peter Kubik’s unfolding, three-paneled smartphone.

SimCraft APEX SC830

SimCraft APEX SC830

SimCraft’s APEX SC830 is about as close as gamers can get to racing without actually driving; its tubular aluminum frame lets you roll, pitch and yaw while seated in Recaro chairs.

Deal: Acer Inspire One

Deal: Acer Inspire One

If you can stomach the two-year, $60/month AT&T DataConnect contract, Radio Shack is offering Acer’s Inspire One netbook for the rock bottom price of $99; the price is good until 12/24.

Porsche P’9522

Porsche P’9522

Similar to the MacBook, Porsche Design’s P’9522 is carved from a block of aluminum; this minimalist phone features a 2.8″ OLED touchscreen, fingerprint reader and quad-band GSM.

Custom Star Wars Wii

Custom Star Wars Wii

This Star Wars Wii is a one-of-a-kind bundle that comes with a yellow backlit logo, 85 fiber optic stars, and The Force Unleashed; even the Wiimote and Nunchuck sport custom red LEDs.

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.

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.

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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.

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