Usually, this LG U300 comes in black, but as a special treat, because we've all been good..
The Super Talent 2GB MEGA Screen MP3/FM/Recorder Player won't unseat the iPod anytime soon as the top MP3 player anytime soon, but its strength lies in its price. You definitely can't argue with a MP3 player that costs just $89.61 and offers extreme portability, 2GB of storage, a built-in FM tuner, MP3 and WMA format support. It is a wee bit thicker than the iPod nano but remains smaller and shorter which further enhances its portability. Head on to Live Digitally for their take on this offering from Super Talent.
Jazz up your MacBook Pro's backlit keyboard to dance according to the current tune being played by using an iTunes visualizer plug-in. Do that in 4 simple steps by downloading the iSpazz plug-in first and then uncompressing the .ZIP file into the Home directory's iTunes plug-ins folder. Boot up iTunes and press the "I" key to toggle the flicker on or off. Check out a video of the demonstration here.
HTPC chassis specialist OrigenAE has introduced the OrigenAE X10 into the "X" series as a compact and mid-range model. The X10 comes with a stylish contemporary design and measures only 13.5cm in height, making it a desirable device in any self-respecting living room. You can fit in full-sized motherboards and power supply units into the X10 without a hitch, and the entire package comes with accessories like a 2-line VFD display, an infrared receiver, and a Media Center remote control. The casing is made from special density extruded aluminum side panels that offers quietness and a high level thermal conductivity. It is available worldwide for $259. More specs after the jump. • Dimensions: 435 mm x 135 mm x 452 mm
• Mainboard support: ATX, micro ATX
• Support alimentation : ATX
• PCI/PCIX card support
• 1 x 3.5" internal drive bay
• 1 x 3.5" external drive bay
• 1 x 5.25" external drive bay
• Cooling system: 2 x 60mm rear exhaust fans
• Expansion slots: 7
• 2 USB ports
• 1 FireWire (1394) port
• 1 audio in
• 1 audio out
• 1 microphone
Philips' Streamium line of audio/visual streamers is very cool, but up until now they've always been on the expensive side. Philips has remedied this by introducing the SLA5520 wireless music adapter.It's the same principle as the other Streamium products...
Understand your canine friend better with the Bowlingual dog bark translator. Developed in Japan from the voiceprints of 5000 samples of dog barks, the Bowlingual cross-references 6 common patterns with the sad, frustrated, alert to danger, needy, happy, and self-assertive emotions. Pre-programmed with 200 different dog breeds, it also works pretty well with cross breeds. Unfortunately, it falls short when puppies come into the picture. Just enter your dog's details and attach the microphone transmitter to his collar and you're good to go. Overall a pretty entertaining gadget at $50, so why not indulge in yourself and Lassie once in a while?
Summertime is here and every kid who has discovered the joy of living in a treehouse will fall in love with this Ewok-inspired treehouse. Dubbed the "Free Spirit Spheres", these pod-houses hang from trees and has a variety of uses other than holing up your kids for some peace and quiet at home. If you doubt the strength of a tree's branch in your backyard, worry not. These spheres can also hang from solid objects such as buildings or rock faces via a web of rope. The largest Free Spirit Sphere has a diameter of 10' 6" and should be able to keep 4 people inside comfortably. Prices start from a ridiculous $150,000 though.
emWave has developed a Personal Stress Reliever that offers an electronic solution to cope with stress. It monitors your bodies and provides instructions for you to get back on track both physically, mentally, and emotionally. This handheld stress reliever is scientifically validated and was developed by Dr. Childre and an echelon of top scientists and engineers who draw upon knowledge of a 15-year research on the connection between the heart, stress, and emotions. Although this sounds like a plausible solution, it is doubtful the majority will move away from drinks and cigarettes as stress-relievers.
Astound your guests and customers at home or at the office with the IFO 3000 Magnetic Display unit. This device looks like a table lamp but it actually contains a strong magnetic field at the head that supports a metallic object within while rotating it. The IFO 3000 is able to auto detect objects in the magnetic field that stop spinning, giving a slight nudge to move the object along. Measuring 30cm high, it can rotate any ornament made from a ferrous metal including alarm clock and photo frames. Purchase one today from the Gadget Shop for £69.95.
The next time you drop by the windy city of Chicago, check out Nokia's new flagship store that is proudly seated along Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Those who read too much into things will point out that Nokia has opened this store with cheeky intentions of placing it blocks away from the Motorola's design studio and across the street from Motorola's Destination Q store. This new 3500 sq ft. flagship store also hosts the first Vertu Lounge in the U.S. along with a range of other handsets from the Finnish cellphone manufacturer.