November 30, 2009

Wake Up! It's Cyber Monday


Many of the stores that featured Black Friday bargains carried over through today and some of them have additional deals. Sony is giving up a PS3 or Blu-ray player with purchase of a Bravia HDTV. Also check with Dell, the Apple Store and Amazon, where they seem to be having cyber week. And if all else fails, search what you are looking for by including the word "cyber" when you do so. Even simpler, hit our Holiday Gift Guide. Happy shopping!

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November 27, 2009

Freakin' Friday! It's Black Friday!


Lots of Black Friday going on today. Here are some of the notables before you head out in the crowds.

Best Buy

Apple 8GB iPod nano (5th Generation) - $149.99
Bose In-Ear Headphones - $89.99
Dynex 7" Digital Photo Frame - $29.99
Insignia Blu-ray Disc Player - $99.99
Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote - $39.99


Altec Lansing 2.1 Channel PC Speakers - $19.99
HP Wireless Mouse, Black - $9.99
Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router - $89.99
Logitech Illuminated USB Keyboard - $29.99
Netgear N1000 Broadband Router -$34.99


Bluetooth Wireless Automotive Headset - $14.99
iHome iHM2 Portable iPod / MP3 Player Speaker System - $9.99
Samsung HT-Z320 5.1 DVD Home Theater System - $197.99
RCA Sport 1GB MP3 Player - $13.99
Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc Player - $149.99


Lexar 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - $10.00
Memorex Compact Progressive Scan DVD Player - $19.99
WD My Passport 500GB Portable Hard Drive - $59.98
RCA 7" Dual Screen Portable DVD Player With Car Adapter - $88.00
Digital Decor 7" Digital Photo Frame - $29.00


Element 2GB Stick MP3 Player - $9.99
GPX 2.1 Channel DVD Home Theater System - $39.99
Memorex 1080p HDMI Upconverting DVD Player - $29.99
Sony Earbud Headphones (Assorted Colors) - $4.99
Sandisk 4GB SDHC Memory Card -$8.99


50" Sanyo plasma HDTV for $598.00,
Samsung BD-P1590 Blu Ray Player (Saturday) - $148.00
Sony BDP-S369 Blu Ray Player - $148. 00
Magnavox Blu-Ray disc player - $78.00
Xbox 360 Arcade - $199, with free $100 Walmart e-gift certificate

Some of these items may be early bird specials so if you snooze, you may lose.

Via Black Friday

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November 26, 2009

Think DVDs for the Holidays

this is it.jpghellraiserbox.jpg

The holidays are the best time to find inexpensive gifts for your couch potato friends. While searching, we found MJ's "This is It" is already available for pre-order. The Hellraiser Boxed Set looks totally kewl for fans of the pinhead and comes with 3 discs, 3 hours of bonus material and a custom made Puzzle Box that slides open. Kids of any age will love the first five years of Harry Potter. The link below will take you to the newest films out, many of them with savings up to 43% off.

Via New/Future Releases

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November 25, 2009

PFU Unveils New ScanSnaps


PFU, part of Fujitsu, is releasing a new ScanSnap. The 294x99x77mm S1300 portable scanner features a 1200dpi color resolution and can be powered and used via USB. Compatible with both PC and Mac, it is being offered by the end of the month in Japan for ¥27800 (~$311.00.)

Via Akihabara News

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November 25, 2009

SanDisk Sansa Clip Plus MP3 Player


We love advanced technology. Most known for their SD cards, SanDisk also ventures out into the music world with their Sansa Clip Plus MP3 Player. Storage of the 2.2 x 1.4 x .06" is immense considering its size. It will hold up to 1000 songs, 2400 photos or 12 hours of video on its 4 GB memory, expandable with memory cards, of course. lt also features a digital FM tuner with 40 presets, a rechargeable battery that will last up to 15 hours, a built-in clip and a price that won't break the bank.

Via SanDisk Sansa

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November 24, 2009

Imation Pro WX Shares Wirelessly


The Imation Pro WX connects to your PC via USB. The 1.5TV hard drive links via WiFi so that your can back up or share wirelessly at a distance of up to 30 ft. At a transfer rate of up to 15MBs/second, the device can back up a CD in less than 50 seconds and store 300,000 photos or 750 hours of video. Save your pennies for this one as it will set you back $449.99.

Via Imation

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Tengu Gets His Own Shop

Tengu is a clever companion created by our bud, Mr. Jones. It seems that it must be selling well as he is now opening his own shop in at the Oxo Tower, London. If you live across the pond and can make it to his opening by December 6, you will receive a 20% discount with the coupon shown below. You can download a PDF version here.


By the way, Crispin also makes a killer line of watches and the discount applies to them as well.


Via Tengu

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November 23, 2009

Panasonic MW-10 iPod Dock


Panasonic has a new go-along for iPods. The MW-10 dock has a built-in CD player, an AM/FM tuner with 45 station presets, built-in amp with low-density bamboo speaker cones and of course the ability to playback video on its 9" display with 800 x 480p resolution. It also acts as a digital frame and has 4GB memory, a SD card slot and USB port for downloading, and a price of $299.95.

Via I4U

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Amazon Black Friday All Week


While searching around for our Holiday Guide, we wondered if Amazon would have any Black Friday deals. It seems that they are having an entire week of deals in conjunction with American Xpress. Mark the link below to get in on the action through Friday and get some of your shopping out of the way. Note that some are a first come, first grab kind of thing. There are also Gold Box Deals, like this Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 System, that has been marked down from $1,199.00 to $399.00.

Via Amazon Black Friday All Week

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TVs With Internet Access For The Holidays


Major manufacturers plan to launch TVs for the holidays that can integrate the Net with traditional broadcasting without the need for a set-top box. Having learned their lesson from the last convergence that came with browsers and were too much for the average consumer, these Web sets only will need a remote to access. For example, this W Series Sony Bravia has an ethernet connection in the back and Bravia Internet Video capability built-in.

While this may not be good news for set top box makers, it certainly is for Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Vizio and other companies. Look for prices between $1,000.00 and $2,000.00 for a 40" screen.

Via USA Today

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November 21, 2009

NAV 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time again. Drag out that dusty wallet/purse and feed our economy. And while others freak out after losing their car at the mall or wait for Black Friday deals, we are shopping online which, in our opinion, can be just as inexpensive as the real world, especially when you consider gas, tax, obnoxious salespeople on commission and the fear factor when someone beats you to that last copy of Band Hero at Wally World. We have found audio and video goodies, gifts for kids, as well as gifts to fit every budget, even if yours is small. So without further ado...

Over $100.00 Ultimate Wish List

yoostar.jpgYoostar literally lets you perform with their Entertainment System. Act in a movie, TV episode or NBA game by replacing an actor or adding yourself to a screen. It comes with webcam, greenscreen, stand, remote and software. Yoostar will only work with PC although a Mac version is on the way.

hpdream.jpgHP's DreamScreen 100 puts every other digital frame to shame. Simplified remote, buttons and screens makes for easy access to music, photos and videos. Built-in WiFi connects you to your existing network for content on your PC or through the Interweb to access radio, weather, news and more.

zunevid.jpgThe Zune 120 GB Video MP3 Player with 3.2" color LCD is as ultimate as it gets. Not only does it hold 30,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 375 hours of video, it has the unique distinction of being able to tag songs you hear on FM radio that you might want to purchase. Play games, share with other Zunes and thumb your nose at those Apple folks.

160ipod.jpgTo be fair, Apple fanatics would love a new iPod classic 160 GB that has up to 36 hours of music or 6 hrs. of video playback and a 2.5" color LCD with LED backlight.

coolpixaccess.jpgHow kewl is the Nikon Coolpix S60 10MP Digital Camera with touchscreen? Even more so when it comes with an accessory kit with a 4GB memory card, carrying case, cleaning kit, screen protectors, tripod, spare battery and free prints with a promo code # on your invoice.

Under $50.00

pogo.jpgThe Next Generation Remote Control Extender not only looks unique, it turns any IR remote into RF by simply installing its battery transmitter and works up to 100 ft. away. No company knows film like Polaroid and their PoGo Instant Digital Mobile
lives up to their reputation. You get 2 x 3" borderless images from your camera or cell phone that are dry to the touch, water and smudge resistant.

memorexkaraoke.jpgWe know someone who signed up for a checking account so that he could get a free portable DVD player. Technology is so advanced now that almost anyone can afford one, like the Philips Portable DVD Player with 7" LCD display and 2 hour playback. AC and car adapters, and AV cables are included as is the built-in rechargeable battery. Nothing says you are the life of the party like this Memorex's portable Karaoke Home Entertainment System. It includes a CD player, echo control for those off key and a 2 digit LED display. Practice enough and you may be Oprah's next $250,000 winner.

Under $20.00

sonyremote.jpgSpeck's ToughSkin Rubberized Case is compatible with 80/120/160 GB iPod classic 6G and is built for those that are on the clumsy side. It also comes with a belt clip. Sony's RM-VL 600 Universal Learning Remote can handle up to 8 different inputs, is pre-programmed for most brands and has an easy one-touch control.

If you know somebody with a Flip Camcorder, we can't say enough about how grateful they would be if you got them a Tripod. Adjustable, it comes with interchangeable rubber feet.

motorolah350.jpgThe Motorola H350 Headset works with any Bluetooth-equipped phone up to 30 ft. away. Considering cell phone usage while driving is a no-no these days, this would be a simple hint in the guise of a gift. No gift list is complete without at least one I-Dog and our pick is the inexpensive Dance. Plug him into your iPod or MP3 player and he plays your music through his speakers and does a doggy dance. He obeys certain verbal commands and his lights move to the beat.

Under $10.00

The Iluv i203PUR Lightweight Earphones for iPod come in various colors but we kind of lean towards the purple ones. Lightweight earclips are included for those on the go and inline volume control makes them easy to adjust.

usbipodcharger.jpgiFrogz Luxe Case in blue and black fits iPhone 3G and 3GS, is soft to the touch and allows full access to all controls and functions. The Universal iPod USB Charger Kit works with most iPods and includes a car charger and a retractable 31.5" coil cable.

foldingspeaker.jpgINSTEN's Folding Stereo Speaker supports all iPods and other musical devices with a 3.5mm plug. The aluminum speaker folds up when not in use and are great for traveling. Nothing says portable as well as this Kinamax USB 3D Optical Scroll Wheel Mouse. With an ergonomic design, it has a retractable cable and comes with its own mouse pad.

A/V players

fuze.jpgIt's difficult to compete with the top of the line SanDisk Sansa Fuze. The player holds 4GB of media (expandable with SD slot,) which translates into up to 1,000 tunes. It also has FM radio with 40 presets and built in microphone.

Sony fans will appreciate their latest Walkman Video that holds over 1,800 songs or 30 hrs. of video on its 8GB. Its 2" TFT color display is LED backlit and the player supports most audio formats. Coby's MP305-4G combines an MP3 player, FM radio, and USB flash drive with the company's usual affordable price.

playaz.jpgOne of the most creative MP3 players we have found is the Jada Interactive Playaz . The little guy has built-in speakers, and audio output for additional speakers and gets down to whatever tune is playing.

For Kids

twilight.jpgThis is not to say that you can't share, for we have found that any time we buy something for our own kids, we dig them as much as they do. Nintendo's DS Lite Limited Edition Bundle comes with Super Mario. With advanced touchscreen, mic port and WiFi connection, watch them clean their rooms for the next month at least. The Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition will probably sell out quickly now that the movie is out.

We had to include something from Sesame Street as they recently celebrated their 40th birthday. The Silly Sounds Remote resembles Cookie Monster but press any of the number buttons and Elmo speaks or it makes a silly sound. The light flashes as well and when your kidlet wants to quit, he issues a time out phrase to keep her/him playing.

vsmile.jpgVtech's V.Smile TV Learning System is one of the hottest toys this season. Connect to your TV, pop in a Smartridge and your child can play games as well as learn. The included joystick works for left and right-handed users and games can be found for various age groups.

We personally recommend anything by Leapfrog, one of the best series of learning tools we purchased for our own kids. The Tag Reading System is almost a juvenile version of the Smartpen. With over 20 books available, touching with it makes the words speak and the pictures sing. Parents can connect to keep tabs on their kids.

minddflex.jpgAnd if you want a toy for yourself, give the Mindflex Game to your kids and, when they tire of it, take custody. The device features a cushion of air that a ball rests on and brain waves literally can be trained to move it up and down or through hurdles, hoops and other obstacles.

Ucreate Music allows kids of any age to become a DJ. An online library holds tracks special effects and filters and finished compositions can be shared online. Ucreate also comes in a Games & Artimation version for those who lean in another direction.

It's easy to get carried away when money isn't a major factor, but for most of us, that's the way it is. We hope we have made it a bit simpler. NAV hopes you have a great holiday this year no matter how you celebrate it!

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November 20, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray Player


Blu-ray is quickly being adopted by most electronics companies and becoming more affordable. For less than $200.00, Pioneer's BDP-320 Player supports up to a 1920 x 1080p picture resolution on your HDTV and has a 24fps rate. Included is their Picture Control Suite that lets you do some tweaking while watching. Connect to your speaker system for 7.1 surround sound while the player internally decodes almost all audio formats.

Via Pioneer Blu-ray

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eneloopy Tests Your Juice


Sanyo is releasing a battery checker for their eneloop batteries for the holidays. Dubbed eneloopy, of course, his nose will change colors depending on the charge. Green means full, orange is partial charged, red mean charge now and the absence of light means dead, dead, dead. The company will also be offering multi-color batteries named "tones" in December. We don't care about the gimmicks, just keep those eneloops affordable.

Via Sanyo eneloopy (Japanese)

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November 19, 2009

ZyXEL Portable Wireless Router


Sherpa ZyXEL's MWR Series are clever little devices that can connect to a DSL or cable line and send out 802.11g/b/n wireless signals. They have 3G/4G support for almost guaranteed connections and integrated batteries for about 2 hours of usage. The ruggedly made gadgets will come out next year in Q1 at prices beginning at $99.99.

Via Business Wire

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AT&T Denied Injunction

We reported that AT&T was trying to get an injunction against Verizon for their "There's A Map for That" ad campaign. Judge Timothy Batten ruled yesterday that although they were "sneaky", they were not misleading. Another hearing has been scheduled in December and until then AT&T is fighting back with their "Truth About 3G" ad. While Verizon's ads are clever and amusing, AT&T is fighting back with Luke Wilson. Hmmm. Seriously? Are we the only ones that would rather they spend their bucks on better advertising?


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Sennheiser Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Cradle


Sennheiser's RS120 926 MHz Wireless Headphones come with a charging cradle. With a range of up to 120 ft., the phones are RF and can receive signals through walls, doors, or if you happen to wander outside. NiMH batteries are included and the base can be wall-mounted. The system weighs a mere 8.1 oz. and comes with a 2 year warranty.

Via Sennheiser

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November 18, 2009

Samsung Monitor Equipped with TV Tuner


Get the popcorn ready. Samsung's 27" P2770HD Monitor comes with a bonus. The full HD display with a 5ms response time and 50,000:1 contrast ratio features a TV tuner and HDMI input for connecting to other devices. Also included are 3W stereo speakers and PIP mode. The monitor will be sold in Korea first for KW 549,000 (~$473.00) before making it elsewhere.

Via Samsung

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Charge Your iPod/iPhone with PocketDock


SendStation's PocketDock is an inexpensive alternative for your iPhone/iPod. Attach by USB to your home or car stereo, PC, PDA or any other audio equipment and sync and charge with HiFi stereo quality. It comes with both a 3.5mm to 3.5mm connection and a 3.5mm to mini RCA plug. Add to that portability, charging and less power usage and we think the low price makes it a winner.

Via Sendstation

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November 17, 2009

Blockbuster to Peddle Movies on SD cards


In an almost never ending effort to keep up with those other guys, Blockbuster, teamed with NCR, has decided to rent movies on SD cards that can then be played back on mobile phones and TVs equipped with readers. Each will cost $1.99 and the user keeps the card, although it will expire after a certain date. Of course, you still have to travel to the kiosk to get the card. We think BB should try a new approach, say better advertising or cheaper rentals.

Via Fast Company

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Memorex iMove Boombox


Boomboxes appear to be making a comeback as evidenced by the Memorex iMove. Hook up your iPod and listen to tunes through its SRS WOW sound system. The device includes an AM/FM digital tuner with presets, a wireless remote and runs on AC or 8 D batteries (not included.) The iMove also acts as a charger and is compatible with any dock-connecting iPod.

Via Memorex iMove Boombox

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November 16, 2009

Laptops on Wheels - Mavizen Electric


The first electric motorcycle that incorporates WiFi will soon be released. A limited edition of the Mavizen TTX02 incorporates wireless connectivity and an on-board web interface. The USB based system allows almost unlimited plug and play peripherals. The 50 "laptops on wheels" can reach speeds of 130 mph and will be available at starting prices of £25,000 (~$42,000.00) early next year.

Via Mavizen

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Creative ZEN X-Fi2 Makes Better Music


Creative's ZEN X-Fi2 has arrived. The MP3 player has a 3" LCD touchscreen display, integrated FM tuner and built-in speakers. The player supports multiple audio formats including FLAC and iTunes Plus. At a size of 4 x 2.2 x 0.4", it has 8GB of memory and a Micro-SD card slot for expansion.

Via Creative ZEN X-Fi2

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November 13, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Droid Finally Arrives

We have all been inundated with commercials from Verizon Wireless, bragging about all the things that their Droid does, things that their major competitor, the iPhone, can't. Its 3.7" 854x480 display puts the iPhone 3.5" 480x320 display to a minor shame. Built on Android 2.0, the Magnavox smartphone has adopted Google services, including Apps, Voice and Maps, the latter being a freebie. A $199.99 investment with 2 year contract and email can make you a new proud owner, while existing customers can get one for $149.99.

Via Verizon Wireless

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JVC Lower Priced Blu-ray Player


JVC is offering a more affordable Blu-ray player in the US. In addition to being compatible with most DVDs and CDs, the JVC XV-BP11 will also play back AVCHD format, used in many HD camcorders, such as the JVC Everio line. At a price of only $199.99, the player is quick loading, and has cinema zoom and parental lock.

Via Akihabara News

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November 12, 2009

BlueBeat - Download for a Quarter


There's a new download service in town. BlueBeat offers MP3s for only 25¢ apiece. That's right, a mere quarter will get you a tune from Michael Jackson, The Beatles (although EMI is "looking into it,") Taylor Swift, or almost any other artist you can think of. Full albums are accessible for $4.25 each. The beta site requires free sign up and we hope that it manages to stay afloat.

Via BlueBeat

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Klipsch Promedia Speaker System Goes Wireless


Klipsch now has a 2.4 GHz wireless speaker system for your PC. The ProMedia 2.1 Speakers issue the same sound as the original with plug and play by USB. You can even control your iTunes if you have Apple's Remote Application. The best part is that The bad news is that the subwoofer still needs plugging in and the speakers connect to it by wires, but the good news is that sounds stream up to 30 ft. away.

Via Klipsch

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November 11, 2009

Revo Heritage Table Radio


The Heritage is Revo's contemporary digital version of a 60s European table radio. In addition to offering coverage of DAB, DAB+, FM and Wi-Fi Internet radio, it wirelessly streams audio and acts as a dock for your iPod. Made of walnut veneer and aluminum, the Heritage has a 7W amp, an OLED display and joystick control. Preorder yours for £229.95 (~$375.00.)

Via Revo

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TwitterPeek Tweets, Period


Peek, the successful gadget that only does email, now has a new brother. The TwitterPeek performs as its name denotes, it tweets. It is available to electronic avian freaks at a price of $99.95 with a six month contract. For that you get unlimited usage and direct messages. Splurge with a one time fee of $199.95 and you get lifetime usage.

Via Peek

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November 10, 2009

AT&T Sues Verizon Over Map Ad

We dig the Verizon's recent commercial, "There's a Map for That." But it turns out that AT&T is so teed off at them that they are suing them. They say that the claim that Verizon offers 5 times as much 3G coverage as theirs is false advertising.


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Sonos S5 ZonePlayer Debuts


Sonos just keeps pumping out those kewl music makers. The latest is the Sonos S5 ZonePlayer wireless music system. With 5 integrated speakers and 5 digital amps, play unlimited tunes from the Interweb and your iTunes (and control it with a free iPhone/iPod app.) Their Software v3.1 software has incorporated Twitter into the controller interface so you can tweet the name and artist to all your buds. Additional S5s can be added in other rooms for more music.

Via Sonos
(Thanks, Thomas)

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November 9, 2009

Itoos Releases M8 PMP


Itoos is a major and relatively inexpensive player in the PMP world and their latest is the M8. It has 1080p video and with a HDMI output it can also project on your HDTV. The player is compatible with H.263/H.264, MKV, RM, RMVB, RV8/9, MPEG4/ASP, VOB, DAT, ASF, WMV and MPEG1/2 formats. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

Via Tech Fresh

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Beatles USB Drive Holds 14 Albums


Run, do not walk, to get your USB Drive full of Beatles. All 14 remastered albums are included in both FLAC and MP3s as well as album art, photos, mini-documentaries and liner notes. Why the rush? Because Apple Corps and EMI are only releasing 30,000 as of December 7 (the day after in North America,) so preorder if you want to get the Beat(les.)

Via The Beatles

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November 6, 2009

Freakin' Friday! AKG Pro Earbuds for All


AKG has been around since 1947, so they probably know what they are doing by now. One of the latest additions to their line are these K 330 in ear headphones. Weighing only 3g, they provide professional high output and frequency response. The buds block out ambient noise when placed in your ear canals, even though your mother told you not to put anything in there smaller than an elbow. Compatible with any portable device, including iPhone, they come with a carrying case and cable winder.

Via AKG Headphones

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Philips HDTV Link Arrives in US


Philips has finally brought its Wireless HDTV Link to the US. Get rid of all those wires from your set top box, game console, HD satellite connection and Blu-ray/DVD player. The SWW1800/27 is good for up to 75 ft. and can connect 4 devices with a 1080p transmission.

Via Philips Wireless HDTV Link

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November 5, 2009

Ion Tape Express Converts Tape to Disc


Still have old cassette tapes strewn around the house? The Ion Tape Express will turn them into digital discs. The device is compatible with all kinds and lengths of tape. At a price of £49.95 (~$83.00,) it is also portable so that you can do the same for friends and family. The ITE is available for pre-order now.

Via Firebox

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Sharp iPod/MP3 Player i-Elegance


Sharp, in its increasing effort to make more products than other companies, has recently released the i-Elegance Docking Station. Available in Black/Red or Black/White, the DKAP7 features HDSS technology, a 2.1 channel portable speaker system and an extra input for charging non-Apple MP3 players. It also comes packed with its own an AC adapter and carry bag for travel. We have to admit we certainly like its looks.

Via Sharp Docking Station

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November 4, 2009

Ambient Flurry Updates Without PC


The Ambient Flurry is for aspiring meteorologists or those who want to know as much as possible about the weather before they venture out of the house. Instead of needing to be connected to the Interweb, it uses the company's free WiFi network. Not only will it update constantly, you get a 2 day forecast with highs and lows, and current temperature and conditions. The clock/radio has a dual-alarm system, an automatic adjustment for daylight savings time and a battery backup in case of a power outage. Get yours at Best Buy for $99.99.

Via Best Buy

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Roku Unveils SD and HD-XR


Roku has released its SD and HD-XR. Both stream movies and TV in HD. The SD plays your Netflix Instant Watch library at no additional cost, streams Amazon OD, sets up in 5 minutes and can be used either wired or wireless.


The top of the line HD-XR loves Amazon OD content in addition to Netflix, has an extended Wi-Fi N dual-band built in and plays both DVD and HD on any TV.


And if you really want to impress the neighbors, the HD-XR comes in a Premium Cable Pack.

Via Roku

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November 3, 2009

Free TV Hub Boasts 1,400 Channels


Want to watch but not pay a premium? Free TV Hub serves up over 1,400 channels of streamed content. Don't expect HD and don't ask too many questions. Instead, enjoy the fuzziness of news, sports, movies, religion and TV from your PC.

Via Free TV Hub

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Powermat Charges Wirelessly


The Powermat is a handy wireless device that can charge your iPod, iPhone, etc. With 4 different charging positions (3 wireless and one USB,) it comes with a Powercube that has 8 interchangeable tips for connecting other portable electronics, cell phones and game systems. The charger makes an optional audible noise when a connection is made or broken and has auto-turn off to save energy.

Via Powermat

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November 2, 2009

Coby Issues Voluntary Battery Recall


If you are one of the 19,000 who recently purchased a Coby TF-DVD-8501 player, the company has issued a voluntary recall on the batteries that came with them. They have overheated in 10 of them and caused fires in eight. Check your batteries and contact the company if the serial numbers start with "HY." Coby will replace them and in the meantime, use your AC adapter.

Via PR Newswire

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Netflix to Comes to PS3


Netflix will soon be accessible to PlayStation 3 owners. Xbox 360 users, Roku owners and some Internet connected TVs already have the capability. The streaming service will be free to PS3 users who have a subscription starting at $8.99, as opposed to Xbox 360 owners, who must pay $50.00 a year and join the Xbox Live "Gold" club.

Recent word hits us that Wii will also have the capability. Users need a Netflix Instant Streaming Disc at a price of $9.99. In both cases, a broadband connection is needed.

Via USA Today

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