Fictionwise, in an effort to compete with Amazon, has lowered its pricing in its company eReader. While Kindle customers pay $9.95 for newly released books, Fictionwise, now owned by Barnes & Noble, promises no e-book priced over $12.95, all new and New York Times best sellers will be $9.95 or less and buyers will get a 15% reward on all purchases. Now if they could find a way to incorporate “book smell” we might consider the expense.
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Sega will have a new projector out this August, with a decided twist. The 190×205×200mm portable device has the ability to show electronic fireworks on your wall or ceiling. With a library of 55 different virtual displays, it is powered by 3 AAA batteries. Not many details were given out besides its ¥15,540 price (~$160.00,) but here’s what we are thinking: If you have ever seen an electronic fireworks greeting card, it gets rather annoying after the first thirty seconds. Ooh, ahh.
Sanyo, parent of the Eneloop brand batteries, has come up with a lamp powered by 2 AA eneloop batteries (naturally.) The ENL-Y1S(W) can be used as a bedside table lamp with either white or blue light. It also doubles as a flashlight. The lamp will run for up to 35 hours shining white light, or 16 hours with blue light, depending upon brightness. Included in the ¥15,000 (~$156.00) price is a non-metallic contactless charging stand.
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We are constantly losing our keys to the point that we have to put them on a hook so we always know that they are not in the refrigerator, between cushions or lurking somewhere under the bed. Now there is a solution with the Security Guard Keyfinder. The retro device attaches to your keychain and the next time your keys disappear, just put your lips together and blow. He will let you know where they are hiding after your whistle. Own your own guard for £7.99 (~$13.00.)
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At times we tend to ignore BlackBerry users so it was nice to find this accessory. The WildCharge Bundle was designed for the Curve 8300 smartphone. The urethane Skin fits over the BlackBerry and is embedded with a contact module that connects with the surface of the Pad. Available in matte black, who says wireless charging has to look tacky? The bundle is available for $79.99 (and the company also makes them for iPhones.)
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Michael Jackson died today, and since I grew up with the man who many would argue is one of the greatest entertainers of all time, I thought we’d do a tribute to one of the cooler pieces of tech that played into his dance moves. If you remember the Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson video, he did an amazing lean. We know the video used special effects to make that look as good as it did, but he also incorporated that lean into his live show.
In the video above, you see that Michael and his dancers have special shoes that seem to hook into the stage, allowing them to lean. Notice how one of his backup dancers gets his foot stuck and has to shake it loose afterwards.
We’ll miss you, Michael.
For those who like to mix the old with the new, the Crosley Attic Radio Speaker will be a welcome gift. The working AM/FM tuner with analog display and large knobs promises clear tones through its AroundSound technology that eliminates “hot” spots no matter where it is placed. Even better, the 7.5 x 5.25 x 5.75-inch wooden radio doubles as a speaker for MP3 players or other audio components. You can get one for $98.00, but this is an online only price.
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CPAs and others who are constantly fighting with numbers will appreciate this Mouse Pad that also works as a 10-digit calculator that includes M+, M-, MRC calculation and has an on/off switch when only the pad is needed. It will light up in the wee small hours of the morning and can be used as a USB 1.1 port hub. The device will work by LR44 battery (included) or 5V adapter (not included) and has a price of $17.99.
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The BOSS TU-88 works as a micro monitor and tuner. Available in black or white, it has three tuning modes, chromatic, guitar and bass and a flat tuning function with ACCU-PITCH verification by audible beep. It also has a built-in headphone amp with speakers simulator (including pedals) a metronome with patterns and volume control and MIX IN for jamming with PMPs. Contact BOSS for pricing.
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Check out your friends, neighbors, work buds and anyone else who seems suspicious with the ATOS Video Camera Sunglasses. The 1.3MP camera records in VGA for about 80 minutes before needing a charge. Holding up to 8 GB memory, it can be extended 12GB with a microSD card. The VCS-8G will be available for ~$200.00 and is unisex for both budding James Bonds and Mata Haris.
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