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Another eBook Reader comes to market – Cybook Opus

French company Bookeen introduces their fourth-generation electronic book reader, the Cybook Opus. It has a foot print of 4.2″ x 6″ x 0.4″ inches and weighs 5.3 oz (150g), which puts it 0.5 oz more than an iPhone 3GS. It features E Ink electronic ink with 12 font sizes, 4-level greyscale and a 200 dpi …

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Bluetooth headset with new features – Sound ID 400

The new Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset offers some features that no other headset current offers: PersonalSound – offers users 3 listening modes, tuned to the most common hearing preferences, to choose from in order to further enhance speech clarity without raising the volume. Environmental Mode – enables users to hear equally out of both …

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Green speakerphone – Scosche solCHAT

If you don’t like using Bluetooth headsets, but want a handsfree alternative for your mobile phone while driving, you might want to check out the new solCHAT speakerphone from Scosche. All the typical speakerphone features are accessed by an easy 3 button interface, but the main difference with this Bluetooth device is the integrated solar …

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Mobile streaming – AURA BluNote Bluetooth Speaker

Spracht has recently introduced their newest product, the Aura BluNote. The BluNote is a portable wireless speaker that allows you to listen to the music saved on your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, PDA, iPod, MP3/MP4 player, portable game console, PC or Mac. It can also be used to make and receive phone calls using the mobile …

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Jabra Halo stereo Bluetooth headset now available

Though announced and shown to the public back in April, Jabra‘s HALO headphones finally began making their way to stores on Monday.  These low-profile, foldable headphones support the A2DP Bluetooth profile so that they can be used as wireless stereo headphones, and they also utilize Jabra’s Noise Blackout™ technology to minimize background noise when you …

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Tiny Video Screen in Your Magazine

The September 18th issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine will include the first ever video in print advertisement. The video, made possible by technology from the Los Angeles based company Americhip, will include promotions for the upcoming CBS fall season.  The video in print ad will only be included in magazines to subscribers in the New …

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Sexy and skinny – Plantronics Discovery 975

The Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset has been updated to be even skinnier and sexier. The new Plantronics Discovery 975 comes with a convenient rechargeable carrying case that can triple talk time from 5 hours to up to 15 hours while protecting and storing the headset. The new case includes an LCD screen that displays …

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Now THIS is flatware…

If you’ve ever packed for a hike, camping trip, or other activity in which saving precious space is paramount, you know how difficult it can be.  Behold Fozzils ThinkFLAT!  Part origami, part tableware, each item–be it bowl, cup, spoon or otherwise–can hold hot liquid without leaking, but can be collapsed completely flat.  Made from durable …

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Hardshell cases for your Amazon Kindle 2 – Kindle Chaos

I think these might be the first hard shell cases that I’ve seen for the Kindle 2. They are from Kindle Chaos (interesting company name…) and are available in a couple different styles and colors. They also sell leather and silicone cases. The plastic version shown above looks pretty nifty to me and is priced …

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Make sure your booze is for reals – Rotgutonix

This a gadget is still in the prototype stages, but I thought all partying gadgeteers might like to get a heads up about it. The Rotgutonix is a small handheld device that can detect adulterated alcohol, which is commonly known as rotgut. It has a built-in chemical sensor that can detect the quality of several …

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