Asus’ Marine Cool is a concept motherboard with two key innovations: a micro-porous ceramic backplate designed to dissipate heat and SO-DIMM slots in place of DIMMs.
Purists may fret, but Samsung’s NX Hybrid replaces a DSLR’s mirror box with an EVF (electronic viewfinder) which reduces bulk and allows for live viewing; it’ll be available 2H 2009.
Asus’ full touchscreen P835 is noteworthy: it not only features a large 3.5″ WVGA screen, 5MP camera, and HSPA speeds, but can also serve as a Wi-Fi access point for up to 10 devices.
Part hovercraft and all beast, Eurocom’s 17″ D901c server notebook will be the first to run Core i7 in April, topping out with a 3.2GHz i7-965 CPU; it still packs 3 HDD and up to 8GB RAM.
More novelty than innovation, Ilshat Garipov’s Sound Egg speakers feature a rounded base that encourages spinning; a heavy weight at the bottom keeps them from tipping over.
Striker’s Magnetic Light Mine features a dozen rare earth magnets that allow you to easily position and aim its wide angle LED; it also doubles as a pick up tool for screws and nails.
Antrepo’s Tuner Time causes so much confusion that they’ve nicknamed it “I’m not a clock”; it looks like a clock, but is actually a stereo FM radio with a giant tuner and volume control.
Mac Funamizu’s necklace-like Sign Language Translator is actually a tiny camera with twist-open speaker that will recognize hand gestures and speak them back in the voice of your choice.
It won’t be teeing off with humans anytime soon, but Precise Path’s RG3 is an ultra efficient robotic golf green mower; it’ll do 100% coverage in a single pass with straight lines.
It looks like a wall plug, but the Linux-powered SheevaPlug is a $99 computer with a 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM and 512MB of flash storage, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet port. Thanks, Scott!
Dell’s Mini 10 netbook is available today; ideal for those who think 9″ is too small and 12″ too big, it comes with a 10.1″ 16:9 display, HDMI port, 1GB RAM and up to a 160GB HDD.
Make Magazine’s John Park not only talks about consumer ‘bots like the Roomba but shows us how to build our own, including a solar junkbot and a more complex beetlebot.
Short for Tetris and arm wrestling, “Tresling” slightly mans up the classic puzzler; movement is accomplished by overpowering your opponent while an extra button rotates pieces.
Sony recently showed off portable fuel cells which charge devices via a USB port; it’s a hybrid system that uses a methanol fuel cell with Li-ion battery for storage and backup power.
It’s not as slick as Mat Brady’s concept, but LG’s Versa is the first cellphone with a detachable keyboard; it’s coming to Verizon 3/1 and includes a 3″ touchscreen and 2MP camera.
Olympus’ 12.3MP E-620 is the smallest DSLR with image stabilization, weighing in at just 18.9 oz; it also features a 2.7″ tilt/swivel LCD, autofocus live view, and multiple aspect ratios.
It’s not quite R2D2’s holographic projector, but The Astonishing Tribe’s 3D Eyetracking UI uses active eyetracking and the cellphone’s orientation to simulate depth in real time.
Billed as their flagship multimedia desktop, the Dell XPS 435 comes with a Core i7 965 running at 3.2GHz, up to 24GB of RAM, 7.1 channel audio and a spiffy crimson trim.
These streamlined Focal XS 2.1 speakers don’t just look great, but produce studio quality sound for professionals via an active amplifier; they also include a convenient iPod dock.
Alesis’ ProTrack stereo audio recorder now works with the iPod Touch; you’ll get up to 13 hours per GB via condense and dynamic mics or mixer outputs; you’ll also need iProRecorder.
As if the giant 3″ OLED screen wasn’t enough, Samsung’s 12MP TL320 packs a pair of analog gauges for battery and storage capacity; it also features a wide-angle lens with 5x zoom.
Marked down over $100, this Targus Notebook Dock is a tough deal to beat; it includes the normal USB, ethernet and VGA ports, as well as mic, speaker and video output ports.
iRiver has released a slew of new pics for their horizontally-oriented P7; the all-aluminum PMP will sport a 4.3″ TFT display with a built-in speaker and storage via microSD card.
While RollOclock’s linearly creeping display of time isn’t the most efficient use of space, Aleksey Belyalov’s concept offers an artsy alternative to round analog and digital displays.
With a chin like the G1 and a spinner like the iriver Spinn, MyRacer’s lisse T10 may be a copycat but it’s still slick; it features a 2.8″ touchscreen, FM tuner, and 2 or 4GB of storage.
Not bad for a 14 year-old: this DS Lite is solar-powered thanks to four cells, two diodes and a chip to prevent overcharging; it trickles power to the battery so you’ll never wall charge again.
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