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Motherboard Coasters

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

Everyone needs to use coasters for their drink. It’s just the right thing to do. And these motherboard coasters are the perfect geek way to protect furniture from your Mountain Dew or Red Bull. Made from recycled electronic motherboards(obviously).

Get on board. A set of six will cost you just 12.99. No one likes messy furniture and every geek loves to look at motherboards.

Kenwood AS-iP70 Digital Photo Frame with iPhone dock

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

The Kenwood AS-iP70 digital photo frame looks like a typical photo frame, but it has something extra. An iPod/iPhone dock. Even better, the dock can be put away when not in use. The device supports memory cards and USB flash drives too, and of course displays the pictures on it’s 7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) TFT display.

You also get an AM/FM radio with an alarm function, so it doubles as an alarm clock. The only bad part is that there’s no video playback. Look for the Kenwood AS-iP70 to be released in April, when it will cost you about 25,000 Yen (or $274).

Origin Core i7 powered EON15 Notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

Now the Origin EON18 has a sibling. The company has added the 15.6-inch EON15 to the lineup. This looks like a good one for the serious gamer who wants a good machine that they can lug around and play games with.

The EON15 starts at $1,899, and some of the specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M or GTX 280M, 4GB-8GB RAM, 160GB-500GB hard drive or 80GB-250GB SSD, DVD Burner or Blu-ray burner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI output and Gigabit Ethernet.

Tokyoflash Binary Flow concept watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

Here’s a watch that Neo from The Matrix would love. As usual, it’s from those crazy kids at Tokyoflash, so good luck deciphering the time on this one. The watch can be recharged via USB, and the display is e-paper, which makes it look cool.

With all of the cool watches that Tokyoflash offers I don’t know why anyone still wears a conventional watch. Oh yeah, they want to know the time easily. I would wear this one though. Pretty neat.

Swarovski iPad, an affordable alternative to the diamond model

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

You want the diamond encrusted iPad right? You want some bling in your life. But you just can’t afford $20,000. Not in this economy. Well, maybe you have $2,250 for a Swarovski iPad?

Bargain bling if you will. CrystalRoc has outfitted the $500 iPad in Swarovski crystals to con you and your rich friends. There are 6000 crystals and you can purchase a 32 GB version directly from CrystalRoc by the end of April.

Harman Kardon HKTS 20 and HKTS 30 5.1 speaker systems drop

Posted in Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on March 24th, 2010

I have used lots of products from Harman Kardon over the years as well as the firms sister company JBL. Harman Kardon makes all sorts of speakers ranging for computer speakers to home theater gear. Most of the stuff tends to be high-end, which means expensive.

Harman Kardon has unveiled a couple new surround sound home theater speaker systems. The new systems include the HKTS 20 and the HKTS 30. The speaker systems are almost identical with lots of the same features including a 200W powered 8-inch subwoofer.

Asus outs new LED backlit green LCDs

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 24th, 2010

We talked a bit about the cool Asus LED backlit MS238H LCD back in February when it was pegged to launch in Europe “soon.” The LCD has now turned up in Australia along with its MS228 brother. Both of the monitors have lots of green features and are LED backlit.

The MS238H is a 23-inch screen with a price in Australia of $599. The MS228H is a 21.5-inch screen with a price of $499 down under. Both screens share the same basic features like a 1920 x 1080 resolution. They can display 16.7million colors and have 10M:1 dynamic contrast ratios.

DJ Hero stand-alone controllers hit US store shelves

Posted in Activision by Shane McGlaun on March 24th, 2010

I like me some music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Rap and dance music isn’t my genre of choice so I have not had the need to play DJ Hero yet. If you like DJ Hero Activision has announced that stand-alone DJ controllers are finally available in the US.

The controllers are on Amazon now for about $60. When you add a second controller, you can have head-to-head DJ battles against friends. Activision is also talking up a couple more multiplayer modes that are pretty cool.

Gluvi – a condom for your remote

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on March 24th, 2010

Any parent will tell you that with kids around you are going to end up cleaning goo off the strangest places. I have had to clean peanut butter off the back of the refrigerator (don’t ask) and have spent more time than I care to talk about with a tooth pick and a paper towel trying to get chocolate out of the crevices of my Harmony One remote control.

A company called Gluvi has a new sanitary solution for remote controls that looks to me like a condom for your remote. The thing has an open end and slips over the remote to protect the keys from germs. I bet it works pretty well for keeping chocolate fingers away too.

Nintendo 3DS Additional Details

Posted in Nintendo DS by Darrin Olson on March 24th, 2010

Nintendo DSi 3DS announcementNintendo Japan announced that they will be unveiling a new 3D version of the Nintendo DS at E3 2010 in June, called the Nintendo 3DS. We’ve found some more details in addition to it being a glasses-free 3D device and backwards-compatible with your DS DSi games.

These are rumors mind you and we probably won’t know for sure until the unveiling in June. There’s talk that the 3DS could have a number of additional features giving new dimensions to the gaming possibilities on the device. These include an accelerometer allowing it to sense tilting and motion, a higher-resolution LCD screen from Sharp, and possibly both the top and bottom displays working together as a single display.

Sony ICF-C717PJ Alarm Clock with built in projector

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

We’ve seen our share of projection alarm clocks, but now Sony has launched a stylish new projection alarm clock of their own, the Sony ICF-C717PJ. It’s designed to project the time on your bedroom wall or ceiling and can be set to different angles.

Some other features include a clock radio with dual alarms and an FM and AM tuner and you can wake up to the sound of a buzzer, or music from your iPhone or iPod.

Steampunk Stormtrooper helmet

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

Had Luke worn this helmet when rescuing Princess Leia she would have said, “Aren’t you a little Steampunk to be a Stormtrooper?” It would have been a whole different movie had the Stormtroopers looked like this.

This Steampunk Stormtrooper Helmet is just plain awesome and menacing in a whole different way from the usual sterile white. That top area makes it look as if the Empire has been swapping some brains between troopers too.

Ulysse Nardin Chairman luxury phone runs Android, costs $49,500

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

If you’re looking for an Android powered luxury phone, check this one out. Hopefully you have a spare $49,500 to buy this updated Ulysse Nardin Chairman phone. It has to be the most expensive Android phone ever. At least until they do it up in gold and diamonds and jack up that price.

Originally the phone was to be powered by Windows Mobile, but now it has the Android OS. Some features include a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, fingerprint recognition, 3G, a Facebook app preloaded, 8-megapixel camera, HD video playback, 32GB internal memory, and an ARM-based Freescale i.MX processor.

Dairy Cows watching large LCD TVs

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

There is something very wrong with a world where cows are watching TVs larger than yours. So what gives? The deal is that some dairy cows owned by a Russian dairy farmer are living the life that most of us dream of. Eating, pooping and watching TV all day.

The farmer installed 40-inch LCD TVs in the barn, which constantly show a video of a nice peaceful nature scene. The question is, do TV-watching cows produce more milk? Do they dream of starring on those big screens?

Bluetooth Landline Phone adapter

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

Do you still have a landline? Want to talk on it wirelessly? Now you can. If you have a Bluetooth headset, then the Bluetooth Landline Phone Adapter will let you connect it with your Bluetooth headset, and talk on your landline phone. Only $40.

Just hook it up in back of your telephone. It lets you connect up to 8 devices at one time and can be hooked up to your PC using a 3.5mm cable, allowing you to switch your headset between your PC and the phone.