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Oregon Scientific’s Diamond Weather Station

Maybe it’s because we had 8″ of snow last Friday and we’re expecting 3″ more this Friday (NOT common in my part of North Carolina), but I suddenly find myself very interested in weather stations.  Oregon Scientific has many to choose from, but the Diamond Weather Station seems to combine art with weather forecasting.  The Diamond …

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Wearable Mouse?

No not that kind! This is the Air Mouse, (DMDeanmark), another item in helping to prevent repetitive strain injury caused by over-mousing. It’s wireless and the web site indicates that you can “interchangeably touch type or use the AirMouse without having to remove the mousing device from your hand.”  Didn’t see any demos of it …

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Will There Be a Google Tablet?

According to a story on CNNMoney, Google announced – two days before Apple announced the iPad – they are also entering the tablet arena.  Google has announced they are working on a proprietary, open-source operating system.  The Chrome OS will focus on netbooks, but will probably also work for a variety of other devices, including tablets.  …

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Cardnetics Take Business Cards from Boring to Fun

Wow, this is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week. It’s a business card that turns into a catapult. There’s another version that can shoot pennies. The company name is Cardnetics and was created by a Mechanical Engineer from Oklahoma.  If you want to buy some, they are currently sold out. Bummer. But, you can …

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Jitterbug supports the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement

Jitterbug has announced the new Jitterbug J by Samsung in Red. People who buy this phone will receive official American Heart Association Heart Healthy Tips text messages on the Jitterbug that they can implement in their own lives and share with loved ones. This phone also has a LiveNurse feature, which offers unlimited, 24-hour access …

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EZ Read Electronic Reading Aid

The EZ Read Electronic Reading Aid may help people with impared vision to more easily see small print or fine details.  Connect the EZ Read to a TV with the included video cable, place the mouse-like scanner on the printed material, and view the full-color enlargement on your television.  Amount of magnification depends on the size of …

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Manta Ray helps reduce neck pain during squats

This may only be of interest to a small subset of you gadgetites out there, but I found it interesting nonetheless.  The Manta Ray from Advanced Fitness, Inc. is a patented device that can help alleviate neck pain when performing a squat exercise.  Made of molded polyurethane, it features a notch that grips the squat …

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Need rechargeable batteries in more sizes than AA and AAA?

You don’t use alkaline batteries anymore do you? Rechargeable batteries are definitely the way to go. Sanyo Eneloop batteries are very popular, but are only offered in AA and AAA sizes. If you need C, D, and 9V sizes as well, another brand worth considering is Vapex. Unlike the Eneloops, Vapex batteries can be charged …

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Jelly Lens Special Effects Lenses for Camera Phones

Jelly Lens sells a variety of little stick-on lenses that you use with your phone’s camera.  (It’s a sticky plastic that leaves no residue.)  You can get a wide-angle lens, a close-up lens, starburst effect, color filters, kaleidoscope effect, and others.  Each lens has a strap so you can keep it attached to your phone.  At about …

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Camp with confidence with the AltusLumen LightGear Gre

AltusLumen has just launched their latest LED product: the LightGear Gre. It’s an 18-in-1 LED light with built-in survival tools that make it handy for campers, hikers, travelers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The flashlight has 4 LEDs that output 80 lux. The tools include an aluminum whistle, a storage compartment for storing items like needles …

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The Glory Days of Gaming – On Your iPhone/iTouch

You know what’s missing from your iPhone?  According to the team at Sega, that would be a hedgehog, dolphin, and dragon-riding dwarf.  And their remedy happens to be a new iPhone application (aptly titled the “Ultimate Genesis Collection”) that turns your iPhone/iPod touch into a virtual Sega console.  Fans of old Sega titles such as …

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