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Nintendo DSi XL coming soon!

Since the release of the first DS back in 2005, Nintendo have sold more than 100 million handheld games consoles worldwide.  And now they’re back with a bigger and better version, the Nintendo DSi XL. With a choice of three colours, Dark Brown, Wine Red and Natural White, the XL will still incorporate all the …

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Find Your Lost Pet with PAW and the Spotlight GPS Pet Locator App for iPhone

A company named Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW), partnered with The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery program, already has a method of tracking the location of your cat or dog.  You purchase a small GPS location unit that attaches to your animal’s collar, and a paid monthly service lets you see where your dog (or …

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Universal Network Cable

This Universal Network Cable from ThinkGeek.com would be great for all the IT people out there that are constantly in need of different network cables.  The Universal Network Cable has a selector to convert it to 5 different cable types.  Cable options include rolled, crossover, straight-through, loopback, and T1.  Priced at $24.99, it seems reasonable …

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The Voice Interactive Personal Assistant

It’s not uncommon to keep yourself up at night as you race through the mounting “to-do” lists in your mind…but why lose sleep over it?  The Voice Interactive Personal Assistant from Hammacher Schlemmer lets you rest easy by recording and replaying up to six commands at the time of your choosing.  This voice-activated alarm clock …

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Geochron World Clock

I saw one of these gorgeous clocks years ago in a strange, little map store in Greensboro.  Trust me when I tell you the picture doesn’t do it justice.  The Geochron was invented by Jim Kilburg, a mechanical engineer, in the early 1960’s.  Since 1965, Geochron clocks have been handmade in America – the gears are even hand-cut.  The …

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Photograph your feathered friends with the Brinno BirdWatchCam

My sister and I used to be birdwatchers when we were kids. We even kept notebooks where we would write down the birds we saw and the times we saw them. We didn’t take pictures of birds back then, but the Brinno BirdWatchCam has me thinking about getting back into the hobby. It’s a motion …

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A Floating, Waterproof Case for all 6″ Kindles

M-Edge has announced the Guardian, a waterproof, floating case for all Kindles with 6″ displays.  The case is made of molded, transparent polycarbonate.  The navigation buttons and keyboard are available through flexible, sealed cutouts, and there is an anti-reflective film over the screen to allow reading in bright sunlight.  Gaskets and a dual-hinge, 4-closure system …

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Plug and Play Wireless Vehicle Monitors

Lemur Vehicle Monitors offers 3 different wireless modules for your car that look pretty useful. EconoDriver will display cost per trip, current gas mileage and the Green rating of your driving performance (hmmm, not sure exactly what that means…). The SafeDriver module displays the maximum speed, miles traveled and number of sudden stops since the …

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Does Your Mobile Device Accept Credit/Debit? It Does Now.

Sure, your iPhone can transform into a flute, locate your favorite Gadgeteer posts, and even file your taxes… But can it really accept payments via debit/credit card?  Thanks to the creative cats behind the concept of Square, mobile transactions are now a reality.  Square is exactly what the title implies, a small, square dongle that …

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Joby Announces Gorillapod Magnetic and Ballhead X Camera Mounts

Today at PMA 2010 (Photo Marketing Association), Joby announced two new products. The Gorillapod Magnetic and the Ballhead X camera mounts. These products continue the tradition of their popular flexible camera tripod, but add a few new features. The Gorillapod Magnetic contains powerful magnets in its feet, allowing it to be anchored to any magnetic …

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Pong Radiation-Reducing Case for iPhone

Pong Research is offering a silicone case for iPhone 3G/3GS that they say has  “been verified by industry leading laboratory Cetecom to reduce SAR for the iPhone 3GS in the WCDMA 1900 by over 60%.”  The case includes a gold PCB module that is placed near the iPhone’s antenna to attract energy radiating from the …

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