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iPod Building Block Speaker

Here’s a cute add-on speaker for your iPod from Vat19.   This little “building block” speaker is the size of a standard Lego block (2.3 X .5 X .5 inches), and it works with any iPod with the dock connector that doesn’t already have a speaker built-in.  No battery is required; it draws power from your …

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CD Jewelry Brings Music to Your Ears

Don’t freak out, we’re not going to start reviewing earrings on The Gadgeteer. 😉 These earrings from CD Jewelry Art.Com are just so unique that I had to share them with all our  girly geek readers. They are made from re-purposed / recycled audio CDs. More than 9 billion CDs are produced annually and the …

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Environmentally Friendly with a Sense of Humor

These tabletop items from Vat19 can help you do your part to reduce waste and appeal to your sense of humor.  They offer a line of reusable melamine plates and cups that look like their wasteful cousins.  There are melamine “paper” plates that look like the thin, pleated edge paper products – set of four …

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Questia – The Online Library Now Available as an iPhone App

Questia is an online research library with current non-fiction and reference books and periodicals.  For $9.95 a month, you get access to all their books on any one topic, or you can access their entire catalog of more than 70,000 titles for $19.95 a month.  You’ll have an online workspace to store your notes in folders;  you can …

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Win a Plantronics Headset Twitter Contest

With Oregon and Hawaii banning hand-held cell phones while driving on January 1, Plantronics is helping to spread the word by hosting a nationwide Twitter contest to give away the award-winning Discovery 975 ($129) and Voyager Pro ($99 – available online for about $80) Bluetooth Headsets throughout December – and one winner will also win …

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The Eigenharp Alpha will guarantee you a spot in the Star Wars Cantina Band

The Eigenlabs Eigenharp Alpha is a radical looking USB electronic instrument that requires a Mac to play. The Alpha is a professional level instrument which allows the musician to play and improvise, change scale and key, transpose, alter tempo, program beats, create arrangements, switch and layer multiple sounds all while performing live on stage. Check …

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The Peregrine glove lets your fingers do the fragging

The Peregrine glove is a hand-worn controller that captures gestures, allowing users to play Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux games by simply touching their fingers together. It has 18 Touch Points and 3 Activator Pads that allow for over 30 user-programmable actions. The glove is currently only available in three sizes for the left …

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The LaCie Rikiki confirms that good things come in tiny packages

USB external hard drives come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. The new Rikiki drives from LaCie have to be one of the smallest and sleekest drives on the market. They house a 2.5in drives available in capacities of 250GB to 640GB. Encased in brushed aluminum, the LaCie Rikiki, which means “tiny” in …

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Think out of the box with a T.O.O.B

TOOBs are 3 x 6 foot half dome movie screens that claim to provide an immersive movie and game playing experience. You can buy just the screen for $1590 or go with the $2560 package that includes a Mitsubishi HC1600 1280p DLP Home Theater Projector, and Logitech G51 Surround Sound 5.1 speaker system. Hmmmm, I …

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Cinemin Swivel Multi-Media Projector by WowWee

The Cinemin Swivel by WowWee is a small, multimedia projector.  It uses TI’s DLP technology to project a clear 60″ image from eight feet away, or it can fill the wall, floor-to-ceiling, in a typical room.  The Cinemin connects to a variety of “personal media players”, including the iPod, iPhone, Flip Video, PSP, digital cameras, portable DVD players, …

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iMac Stand With Built-in USB Hub

I’m really loving my new Apple iMac’s brushed aluminum case and keyboard. I found a matching aluminum stand from Macessity that looks like it would make a great companion to it. It raises the iMac high enough to store the wireless keyboard beneath it. It also has built-in four port USB hub that would be …

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Scanning Digital Picture Frame from Hammacher Schlemmer

The Scanning Digital Picture Frame from Hammacher Schlemmer offers a wealth of options for $199.95  It has an 8″ TFT LCD screen with 800 X 600 resolution, and it has 1 GB of internal storage to store up to 3000 images.  It has a 300 dpi scanner built-in to make adding pictures easy.  You can display pictures, play …

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