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ViewSonic takes on small-format computing with VOT132 PC mini

ViewSonic has expanded into the small-format PC market with the VOT132 PC mini. Weighing in at just over a pound, this tiny computer offers real performance in a miniature package with Win 7 OS, Intel(r) Atom(tm) 330 processor, latest NVIDIA(r) ION GPU, built-in Wi-Fi and 2GB internal memory and an optional attachable CD/DVD drive. The …

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First came books, then came eBooks and now Vooks?

We’re swiftly coming into the golden age of eBooks. For those of us that have been reading them on our PDAs and smartphones for years, it seems like it’s taken quite awhile to get to this point. All of a sudden, eReaders are popping up all over the place, with the Kindle 2, Sony’s eReader …

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$35 alternative to a speedlight camera flash?

Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop is a clever and inexpensive ($35) device that clips on to the hot shoe of your DSLR or SLR camera. It then transforms the light from the pop-up flash into pro-quality light by reflecting the flash’s light to the ceiling, to bounce it back down on your subject. It is compatible with …

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Tame the paper monster – NeatDesk Receipt Scanner

I have a drawer in my office that is dedicated to receipts. When I get a new receipt, I just open it and shove it in. I don’t organize them at all. Then when tax time rolls around, I kick myself for being so lazy. I think I found a cool solution to my problem …

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Bluetooth Laptop Speakers – Creative Inspire S2

Check out the new sleek and compact wireless Inspire S2 speaker system from Creative. This 2.1 system includes a 17-watt subwoofer and 2 palm sized satellite speakers. It makes a great companion for notebooks, PCs or mobile devices and provides wireless music playback via its built-in wireless receiver (using the apt-X Audio Codec) or any …

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Your iPhone app idea could earn you $1000

Appswell launched yesterday, releasing a free iPhone application (also called Appswell) that uses crowdsourcing to identify and build the next great iPhone app. Appswell allows users to submit creative, entertaining and useful application ideas and receive immediate community feedback and votes. Winners will have their iPhone app developed and sold, and in return they will …

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Faucet Light from Science Toy Store

Some gadgets are useful and some are just cool.  The Faucet Light from Science Toy Store can be both.  The blue Faucet Light is just cool.  It is switched on by the pressure of flowing water and turns your water stream a pretty blue.  The light turns off when the water flow stops.  This light …

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Keep your Kindle Cozy with the Kozette

Protect your Kindle 2 or original Kindle eBook reader with the Kozette from Monkey Lisa. Like a traditional book cover, this wrap and tote slips over an existing Kindle cover. Reflect your own style by choosing from several designs. Each Kozette is reversible, giving you two, interchangeable designs for one price ($19.00). It’s washable too.

Clip, Swivel, Illuminate – Blackfire CLAMPLIGHT

The Blackfire CLAMPLIGHT is a flashlight that uses a 1 watt Cree White XR-C LED that outputs 65 lumens and is powered by 3 AAA batteries that can provide light for 26 hours (max output for 7 hours). That all sounds pretty ordinary, but what makes this flashlight unique is the built in clip, swivel …

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Fact or Fiction: Smooth Away Review It Works No It Doesn’t Yes It Does No it…

The purpose of the Smooth Away Hair Removal System is to rid one’s self of furry follicles from the extremities by way of a “crystallized smoothing pad”.  The main advantages are: removal of said particles without the need for a razor; without water; without soap; without waxing; without pain; and (if you read some product …

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A fan with no blades? Dyson of course.

This has to be the niftiest home appliance that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s the Dyson AM01 Desk Fan. Who cares about desk fans you scoff? Well this one doesn’t have any blades! It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to generate smooth, uninterrupted airflow with no unpleasant buffeting. Ummm… whatever… it doesn’t have any …

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Cure for frostbit fingers – ValueRays Warm Mouse

Robin sent this to me this afternoon and I thought it was worthy enough to share with all of you. Do you suffer from cold hands? I sure do. Here’s a neat solution that can actually kill two birds with one stone. It’s the ValueRays Warm Mouse. It’s a regular USB mouse that heats up …

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A mouse for your couch – GlideTV Navigator

If you have an HTPC (Home Theater PC), it can be a pain to navigate your media from your couch. Sure, you can use a wireless keyboard, but they take up space and can just be awkward to use. The new GlideTV Navigator has been created to solve that problem. It’s a palm sized wireless …

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Lose your Sidekick data? Don’t let the same thing happen to your PC – Clickfree C2

Earlier this year, we reviewed the Clickfree Portable Backup drive. Now they have an even smaller solution with more features. The new Clickfree C2 is a Windows and Mac OS X compatible drive. It is available in 250 or 500GB capacities and has a built in USB cable that snaps into the body when not …

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