December 21, 2011

NAV Holiday Gift Pick - iView LCD/DVD Player

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Hammacher Schlemmer always has the most elite of gifts, especially during this time of year. We found the iView Combination LCD/DVD player for those who have their movies and want to watch them now. It is LED backlit, has a 16:9 aspect ratio, hi-def resolution, 3W stereo speakers and a digital ATSC TV tuner. At a size of 13 x 15 ¾ x 5 ¼", it plugs into its AC adapter or can be portable with 2 AAA batteries (not included.) The entire package will set you back $299.95.

Via Hammacher Schlemmer

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December 16, 2011

NAV Holiday Gift Pick - AmazonBasics Portable Stereo

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AmazonBasics has gone beyond their inexpensive line of accessories like HDMI cords and disks with such items as the Portable Stereo System for MP3 players. The MS-132 portable speaker is compatible with iPods, PMPs, CD players, game consoles and Mac and PC. At a size of 9.7 x 2.1 x 2.5" and a weight of a mere 1.4 lbs., it operates by 4 AA batteries (not included) or USB connection.

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November 16, 2011

Work Out With Jawbone UP Monitor

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Jawbone wants to help you to clean up your act and finally get in shape so in addition to their usual Bluetooth headsets, they released the UP wrist worn monitor. It will keep track of amount of steps, distance covered, calories used and sleep phases and quality. With personalized tips and tricks, it can be customized to an individual's preference. A vibration motor acts both as alarm and get moving alert. Finally, it can sync to an iPhone app and has a rechargeable battery for up to 10 days of usage.

Via UP Wrist Monitor

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November 15, 2011

PlayBase Tablet Just For Kids

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Sooner or later every kidlet will want to covet your tablet, so you can beat them to the punch with Karuma's PlayBase. Features include a 1.2 ghZ processor, 3D GPU, 1GB RAM, stereo speakers, front camera and WiFi. The tablet is water, dent and scratch-proof and has an easy clean silicone cover with an integrated stand for viewing. You choose what app you want for your brood, set them in front of it and your tablet is safe for now. Pre-order for £170 ($270) for a December 1st delivery.

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November 7, 2011

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Debuts

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Hoping to capture some of that holiday tablet share of the pie spirit, Samsung released its Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with a pre-loaded Media Hub. That provides access to films and TV episodes, while Social Hub connects to and updates social sites and flash games. In addition, the Peel Smart Remote TV app turns your device into a controller without additional hardware. A screen tap lets you find and watch your fave TV shows, then looks for new ones based on your preferences.

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October 28, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Get Fit With MOTOACTV

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If you have finally decided it's time to get healthier, Motorola has one-upped the nano with their MOTOACTV. Wearable on the wrist or clipped on your belt or backpack, it will track your health statistics like heart rate and calorie intake, including long term stats online. With a 1.6 weather-resistant touchscreen, it not only can play tunes, it has GPS tracking, 5 - 10 hours of battery life, ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 support. We almost forgot to mention that it also can be synced to your Android phone, has FM radio access and a performance generated play list for your workout. Preorder now for a November 6 delivery.

Via Motorola

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October 26, 2011

Ford SYNC Safer Driving Text By Voice

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Kudos to Ford for using Bluetooth Message Access Profile in their SYNC systems. The latest version G1 V3.2.2 allows drivers to receive text messages by voice. The system recently added live operator assistance to its on-screen navigation, hands free calling, driving statistics and mobile entertainment. Chevy may get all the props for its commercial blitzes for OnStar, but some should go to Ford too since RIM has embraced MAP and companies like Samsung, HTC and LG will soon be utilizing it as well.

Via Ford

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October 10, 2011

JBL On Stage Speaker/Dock

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JBL's On Stage IIIP Portable Speaker Dock is compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, iPod classic and iPod nano 3G. Features include their unique Odyssey driver, COE, auto-shutoff, evercharge (even when it is turned off) and AA battery usage for up to 12 hours of play. A 3.5mm mini-jack connects with MP3 and CD players, computers, game systems. An IR remote is included with full navigation control.

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October 4, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Media Players

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In addition to its new Tab 8.9 release, Samsung also has a couple of new media players coming out this month. The Galaxy 4.0 and 5.0 are both handhelds. This is the company's version of the iPod touch and can be used to watch videos, play games and hit the internet via WiFi. At 4 and 5", they are due out next month, both have a 1 GHz processor, 800x480 resolution screens, GPS, and can expand up to 8GB with microSD slot. Look for respective prices of $229 and $269.

Via Samsung

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September 29, 2011

Slingbox App to Come to Honeycomb

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Sling's Mobile app is already available for Android and now those who have Honeycomb will soon be able to take advantage as well. At a price of $29.99, the app is compatible with the Slingbox PRO-HD and SOLO. The application will work with those who have already gotten it for their Android smartphones and tablet owners should see some excellent video quality. Click the link to sign up to be notified when it becomes available.

Via SlingPlayer Mobile

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