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Handmade Leather Gadget Cases

If you like your gadget accessories to be unique, check out the handmade leather cases in the Moxie and Oliver Etsy store.  In addition to a variety of wallets, watch bands, bags, and other accessories, Moxie and Oliver offer an iPhone case decorated with a sugar skull.  They also have a leather Kindle DX case that’s different from …

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Nostalgic joystick brings back gaming memories of your youth

Just looking at this joystick brings back memories of playing Pacman, Donkeykong and Pitfall Harry. The Clear Classic USB Joystick from Retro Thing is modeled after the iconic joystick that us 40 somethings remember from the 70’s and 80’s. It plugs into a USB port to play retro games on a modern PC or Mac. …

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End “charger clutter” and reduce power consumption

The One For All Universal Multi-Charger can charge up to three devices simultaneously, with no sloppy wires. There is an LED light for each charge slot. Once each device is fully charged, that slot shuts down automatically and the LED goes out – so, as well as saving energy, you can tell the charging process …

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Here Come the iPad Accessories

It’s only been a day since the big iPad announcement and even though the device isn’t yet available to the public, accessory makers are out in force, hawking their wares. iLuv is showing a wide assortment of goodies, from covers to screen protectors and skins. The entire line of new Apple iPad accessories will be …

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Planisphere Watch

We recently told you about the Astrodea astronomy watch.  ThinkGeek offers another astronomy watch at a lower price-point.  Enter the date and time on the planisphere dial to see a display of the night sky.  The celestial display is accurate for 35-50 North latitudes.  The watch has a brass face and a rubber and stainless steel band.  The face …

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Upgrade Your Blu-Ray Experience – Sony BDP-S770

While the rest of the world is busy drooling over the newest edition to the Cupertino family (see previous posts from Julie and Andy), there are, in fact, other interesting additions to our beloved world of gadgetry.  Case in point: the BDP-S770 Blu-Ray player from Sony. This isn’t your grandma’s Blu-Ray player, boasting a bevy …

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Improve on a Classic? Timbuk2 has done it.

Timbuk2, makers of the recognizable 3-panel messenger bags (which are great for holding our gadgetry) have recently redesigned their very popular Classic Messenger Bag.  The “Classic Messenger 2010” has added functional features which some thought were lacking in the previous version.  As in the past, it is available in two styles, pre-built and custom.  Both …

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Wireless Headphones for Kids

If you have a kid and a car with a built in DVD player, you should check out the IR68KG02 Wireless Headphones from Kidz Gear. They have been designed to be 100% compatible with U.S. vehicles equipped with built-in IR DVD/video systems and are lightweight, with child-sized headbands and comfortably padded ear-cups. An external IR …

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“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” Goes GSM and GPS

Remember the “Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” TV commercials from the 80’s? The advertised product was a personal emergency response system (PERS) for seniors that included a base station and a pendant that interfaced with an analog phone to dial out for help when the pendant’s button was pressed. MobileHelp is a …

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