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Aluratek announces a new eBook reader – The Libre

If none of the Sony eBook readers nor the Kindles meet your expectations or your budget requirements, give Libre, the new eBook reader from Aluratek, Inc. a look.   Instead of the e-Ink display used by most readers currently on the market, the Libre uses an exclusive 5″ reflective-light LCD screen that looks like paper and offers faster page …

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My Child ID – Child information storage device

The My Child ID is a small USB flash memory keychain device that securely stores, organizes and manages your child’s vital information, medical information (medications, allergies, physicians, etc.) and emergency contact information. It also stores images that can be shown in a slide show on its 1.4in LCD. It is a proactive tool for parents, …

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Micro Sport Japanese MP3 Player

If electronic devices can’t be small enough for you, check out the Micro Sport Japanese MP3 player from ThinkGeek.  The mp3 player is about the size of two sugar cubes,  and it looks like a Bluetooth earbud.  It connects to your computer (running any operating system – requires no drivers) via a USB cable, and you just …

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Ecotronic Toys Mr. Robot Head game – Planet-friendly toys

The Mr. Robot Head game from Ecotronic Toys is fun and ecologically sound.  The game requires no batteries; you provide the power by turning the hand crank.  The object of the game is to move the metal wand from one side of his antenna to the other without touching.  If you touch the wand to …

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Pingo mydeskfriend is your robotic penguin Facebook buddy

Pingo mydeskfriend is a little wireless robot that responds to voice commands, sing songs, and read aloud email messages, headlines, stock quotes, and weather reports. If this seems a bit familiar, that’s because you might be thinking of Nabaztag WiFi Smart Rabbit and the Violet Mir:ror. Pingo looks like a little more fun because he …

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BottleMate – a new twist on bottle openers

Here’s another stocking stuffer idea for your favorite wino… I mean alcoholic beverage connoisseur. It’s the BottleMate bottle opener. It’s unlike any bottle opener I’ve seen before. You just push down on the cap and it removes it swiftly and easy. There’s a short video demonstration on their website that makes me want to try …

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Levitron Revolution World Stage

Here’s another idea to help you with your holiday shopping.  You’ve probably seen those floating globe desk toys, haven’t you?  The Levitron Revolution World Stage takes it a step farther.  The globe is floating above a 7.25 inch square platform with eight blue LEDs to illuminate your world.  If this isn’t cool enough for you, …

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High tech wallets for extreme conditions- TMT Wallet

The TMT Wallets are CNC machined anodized Aluminum or Delrin plastic wallets with a host of features. They have a built in compass, ink pen, tweezers, tooth pick, carbide glass breaker, self defense striking edge and has o-ring seals to prevent water, sand, dirt or dust from entering the interior of the wallet. Each wallet …

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Appstand iPhone Hands-Free Stand

If the other iPhone hands-free stands The Gadgeteer has featured are just not right for you, check out the Appstand.  It’s a matte black frame that holds any generation of iPhone so you can watch movies, surf, or use any application.  All iPhone controls and the touch screen are accessible, you can still make and receive …

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Orbitwheel skates

Orbitwheels are an interesting cross between inline skates and a skateboard. Just flip out the foot platform, step in and away you go. They look a bit awkward to use since you can only roll sideways, but what do I know, I can’t even skate using regular roller blades 😉 Orbitwheels are available for $99.95.

Monteverde Invincia USB Pen

If you’d like a beautiful USB flash drive, but the sparkly Samsung lock necklace isn’t for you, check out the Monteverde Invincia USB pens.  The Invincia USB is available in two designs, the chrome cap with carbon fiber body as shown in the picture, and with a black cap and a black-and-white tile patterned body.  …

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Modern version of the skeleton key from TAD Gear

You’ve no doubt heard of skeleton keys. They were keys from many years ago that were made to open any lock regardless of the make or model. The TAD Gear Skeleton Key won’t open any lock, but it does have a skeleton engraved on it. 😉 It’s a titanium keychain tool that has a built …

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Beamer – The iPhone Case that Shines

The Beamer iPhone case is the latest offering from Quirky, an online product development and production company that allows anyone to submit and profit from their product ideas if they are selected for production.  The Beamer case is a 2-piece, hard plastic shell for your iPhone.  It has a built-in LED on the back that …

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