Okay, with the economy what it is, you may be looking to spruce up your desktop or notebook computer setup, rather than replacing the thing. For that, you’ll need some great accessories, and when it comes to a nice upgrade for a microphone and webcam, we’ve gotta go with Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0. It’s sleek and stylish, so you’re iChat and Skype called will feel just a bit more dignified. You get a high-fidelity microphone and 2-megapixel video camera all in one device. You can sit it on your desk, and anchor it to your monitor or notebook with ease. You can even turn the camera off if you need to hide your face for whatever reason. The Eyeball 2.0 retails for $119, but Amazon has it for $79, a full 33% off!
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Looks like our friends over at MacMall have got themselves a killer pre-Black Friday sale going on right now, where you can get pretty much every Mac at a discount, as well as a free copy of Parallels Desktop 5.0 (the best Windows virtualization tool for the Mac) and a free HP All-in-One printer. Not bad, right? Here are a few examples of what you can find:
- Unibody MacBook: $934.99 ($64 off)
- 13” MacBook Pro: $1,099 ($99 off)
- MacBook Air: $1,349 ($449 off)
- 21.5” iMac: $1,119 ($80 off)
- 2.66GHz Mac Pro Tower: $2,298 ($200 off)
That’s just a sampling, and remember, those all come with a free copy of Parallels 5.0 and that HP All-in-One printer - we aren’t sure you’ll find a better deal anywhere else this holiday season, even on the official Black Friday 2009. Seriously, a MacBook Air for 25% off?
Lady Gaga's music video have typically always featured some sort of high tech gadget, more often than not she has someone from the Beats by Dr. Dre line, among other things, prominently displayed. Earlier today, her Bad Romance music video was released, and we thought we'd take a moment to highlight ten sightings of tech and gadgetry that we spotted while watching.
Apple iPod classic
Hey, if you are gonna feature gadgets in a music video, you might as well bring in the iconic digital audio player that made everyone into a geek, right? The Apple iPod classic is the first gadget featured in Bad Romance. Deservedly so, we say. You can pick up the 160GB iPod classic from Apple for $249.
Newegg has got a great sale going on in their 24-Hour Newegg Sale. A few of the standout items that we see are the Western Digital My DVR Expander (our video tutorial of the My DVR Expander here,) the awesome Logitech MX Air rechargeable mouse, and the Sony DPF-D72N digital photo frame. Oh, and if you want some desktop RAM, they’ve got 6GB OCZ kits on sale as well. In all, they’ve got 10 items available that you can score at a nice discount. Even better? All sale items also get free shipping. Head on over and check out the Newegg 24-hour sale to check out the goods.
As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.
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Epson, producer of some quality printers, has just announced the PictureMate Charm personal photo printer. The Charm is made just so you can print 4 x 6 prints, and is made with a handle for ultra-portability. It also features many layout options and color effects and boasts the highest print resolution of its class at 5760 x 1440 dpi.
The Epson PictureMate Charm is available now for $150. It comes with ink and 100 sheets of either glossy or matte-finish 4 x 6 inch photo paper.
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Take a look at the Vioguard self-sanitizing keyboard, a fantastic device for those of you with Monk-like OCD.
It begins when the user waves his or her hands before the unit, and the keyboard appears. There is no button to push, because it assumes that your hands are pretty much contaminated. The user can then type on the keyboard, and once he or she leaves, the keyboard will retract automatically in order to bathe the contaminated keyboard in ultraviolet light.
Of course, good health costs money, and this one is about $899. I suppose hospitals would probably be willing to spend that much for it, but an ordinary business? Probably not.
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You may have never heard of the VR1 Bluetooth headset, but it’ll go down in history as the first headset to be able to record 8 minutes worth of conversations or voice memos. The VR1 also features noise and echo cancelling, 6 hours worth of talk time, support for BT V2.1 + EDR, as well as 150 hours of standby time. You can purchase the VR1 Recordable Bluetooth headset now for $109.
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I’ve had a chance to try out the Blue Microphones Eyeball, and it’s a pretty good webcam. Blue Microphones has just recently announced the Eyeball 2.0. It has the same basic design as its predecessor with a retractable camera lens and big microphone, but includes a higher-quality lens and 2-megapixel camera. It is available now for $79.99, but you can get it at $56 from Amazon.
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Dell‘s new Latitude Z has a few very features, with the highlight being a wireless charging station. You just place the notebook on there, and it charges without you actually connecting any plugs or wires.
In addition to this wireless charging, the user also has the option of wireless docking to an accompanying monitor.
Another nice touch is the “instant on” feature, a sliding touch control not visible in the photo. These controls can be customized by the user.
Of course, all this will cost you. The Latitude Z retails for $1,999. The wireless charging station and the docking station are $199 each.
Wacom has put out a lot of great Bamboo tablet interfaces in the past, and they have just recently unveiled a new series that support multitouch. This means that the user can use his or her fingers for multitouch gestures, along with the stylus.
This multitouch capacity has been put on five different products with varying prices. The Bamboo Touch and Bamboo Pen are only $69, while the Bamboo fun has all the features for $199.
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