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When You’re Too Tired to Look Down at Your Wrist

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As part of my “How Friggin’ Lazy Are You??” quest, check out this Talking Heart Rate Monitor and MP3 player from Hammacher Schlemmer.  It reports your heart rate to you aurally while providing a 1GB MP3 player.  Neat idea, but 1GB may be too limiting for some.  Comes with a chest strap and USB cable.  […]

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Wearable hydration with CamelBack Racebak

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From CamelBak comes the breakthrough concept of wearable hydration with the RaceBak, designed for cyclists, endurance athletes and triathletes. RaceBak fits comfortably under a jersey and has an aerodynamic and stable compartment for a 72 oz/2.1 L reservoir (1-2 hrs of hydration).  Available in white/graphite color scheme, in both men’s and women’s styles.  Not sold

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Eco-artsy Grove iPhone cases made from bamboo

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Just last week was “Earth Day,” so have a gander at these iPhone 3G/3GS cases from Grove.  Made in Oregon with 100% bamboo to ease your eco-conscience and available in 3  bamboo colors and 7 aluminum bezel colors.  Choose from plain ($89.99), artist series designs or add your own custom art ($99.99 for either).  Price

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Tokyoflash Releases the Kisai Broke USB Rechargeable Watch

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Tokyoflash Japan has just released a new watch design, Kisai Broke. The Kisai Broke is their first watch is USB rechargeable. Touch the button and a shattering animation will light up the display. The outer ring of blocks represent hours in the same position as hours on a clock face. The inner ring of blocks

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Griffin iFM adds radio to your iPhone or iPod

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So your iPod or iPhone’s got your personal music collection.  And it’s got streaming music through Pandora.  But what if you want good ol’, low-tech local FM radio on your iPhone or iPod?  Till now, there’s been no good solution, but Griffin‘s iFM may have solved that.  Plug iFM into your iPod and it wakes

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Photo Collages Made Easy with Microsoft Research AutoCollage

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You can make special photo keepsakes using AutoCollage from Microsoft Research.  You simply specify pictures from one or more folders, and you’ll see your collage in just a few minutes.  AutoCollage uses face detection, advanced object selection, and blending technologies in the creation of the photo collages.  You can choose 4″ X 6″, 5″ X 7″, or

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Biometric Wall Safe from Secure Logic

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The Secure Logic 20700 Biometric wall safe keeps your important papers and valuables secure.  The stainless steel vault installs between two 16″ on-center wall studs with the included installation kit.  The vault recognizes and opens for up to three different fingerprints, and there is a key entry backup.  The Secure Logic wall safe runs on

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