Sony SmartWatch

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Seems like it’s the season to start putting the phone aware watches onto peoples’ wrists.  Sony is betting that for $150 you will want one.  But will you?

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TiVo AG0100 Wireless G USB Network Adapter

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Remember the “old” days when you hooked your TiVo or satellite up to telephone wire?  Ahh, forget that with the TiVo AG0100 Wireless G USB Network Adapter for TiVo Series 2 and Series 3 DVRs.  Now you can kick the wires out altogether.  Allows pretty flawless wireless service for your TiVo.

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Creative Webcam Instant Fun

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The Creative Live! Optia AF really is a bundle of Creative webcam instant fun.  It looks cool and offer some pretty nice features.  Sure beats my first webcam.  The thing looked horrid and performed even worse.  Needless to say, this webcam looks and performs much better.

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JamVox Guitar Karaoke

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When I play Guitar Hero, I don’t like how unrealistic it is.  Yeah, that’s being picky.  But it is a lot of fun.  In fact, when I play Rock Band, I usually gravitate towards the drums.  I don’t play drums and it’s just fun to bang around.  JamVox has a really cool guitar karaoke product, however, that will delight genuine guitarists.

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Wireless Washable Keyboard

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Coming across this little gizmo came at a fortuitous time.  I just happened to look at my notebook keyboard the other day.  Man, is it nasty.  It only takes a few years of wear to see keys caked with dirt.  And I hate all that junk underneath.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a keyboard that you could wash?  Germophobes unite, the Unotron wireless, washable keyboard aims to put that phobia to rest.

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Neuros OSD Media Center

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If you are comfortable getting your hands dirty in linux and computers, then this media device might be right up your ally. The Neuros OSD Media Center allows you to record, play stream, and share all your audio and video content. The Neuros OSD can record from virtually any video source. And you can hook up digital media cards, USB flashdrives, or external storage devices to store media. But, probably best of all, the Neuros OSD is open source. That means that you will have a wide breadth of open source developers making apps for your media center. It’s pretty interesting too because they are putting bounties out on some functionality. That means that if you can code, you can make some cash producing some wanted features.

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Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick

By | Gizmos and Gadget, Peripherals, TVs | 5 Comments


As chips, boards, and other components get smaller, so do the products that they make up. The Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick is a good example of this. It’s a USB stick that allows you to view HD OTA (over the air) programming from any USB capable device. So now you can turn your laptop (with capable HD screen) into an HDTV device. I’m thinking that road warriors and vacationers would especially like this kind of device.

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Everything Art. Lebedev

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An ode to Art. Lebedev:

Oh, OLED keyboards, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Thy keys are oh-so-shiny, my heart lusts f
or their luster,
Thy Upravalator makes me feel like the helmsman on the USS Enterprise,
And thy price tags make me feel empty, in both wallet and heart,
For I know I will never get to take thee home.

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