You could spend money on the new Sony Partyshot to take lots of pictures at any given time, but you will need to get one of Sony’s new cameras. However, if you just want the camera in one place, and would like to have more fun with the traditional tripod, then we highly recommend the DigiDudes. As you can see, these guys have a removeable head that allows your camera to be placed securely on its body with the pull-out legs. They retail for $19.99, and have individual personalities like Pinky Scorsese, iChomp, Snot Buster (why not?) G-bling-Money-Son, and BoltBot.
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If you couldn’t tell, we are just a little excited about the impending launch of the Zune HD, especially now that we’ve learned of its attractive price point. It’s never too early to start thinking about the accessories you might want to purchase alongside a device, so we wanted to fill you in on a few Zune HD accessories that are available for pre-order. The Zune HD AV Power Pack at $50, and the Zune HD AV Dock for $90. Here is a little information about each of them:
Zune HD AV Dock (Left in photo)
This all-in-one package enables your Zune HD player to charge sync and play supported 720p HD videos on your HDTV. Send music and HD Radio reception to your home audio system and control it all via a wireless remote.
Includes dock, three inserts (one for each Zune model), wireless remote, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and AV output cable. Zune HD player sold separately.
Compatible with: Zune HD (32 & 16), Zune 120, Zune 80, Zune 16, Zune 8, and Zune 4.
Zune HD Power Pack (Right in photo)
Connect your AV cable to your docked Zune HD to play music, HD Radio, and audio podcasts through your home audio system. The HDMI cable connects your docked Zune HD to HDTVs to view movies and videos. (Zune HD player required for HD video and HD Radio reception; sold separately. Zune HD AV Dock sold separately.)
Includes AC adapter, HDMI cable, and AV output cable.
Compatible with: Zune HD (32 & 16), Zune 120, Zune 80, Zune 16, Zune 8, Zune 4.
There’s also the Zune HD Premium Car Pack, for those of you who want to listen while on the go. Hey, the HD Radio alone might be reason enough to go that route.
Night owls can work without bothering the rest of the family with this USB 2.0 Hub with flashlight. Push the button on the bottom and out pop 3 ports and 2 built-in bright white LEDs. At a size of 158 x 35 x 22mm, the hub is adjustable to multiple angles and can double as a flashlight or reading light when traveling with an on/off switch. The device is available for a mere $14.00.
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Nintendo is releasing its new Wii MotionPlus on June 8. The accessory should give gamers finer detail and better accuracy with less movement. Easily attachable to the Remote, it will be available for $19.99.
The company also announced that Wii Sports Resort will launch July 26, a beach themed version of Wii Sports. Throw a Frisbee, cruise on a water scooter and more for $49.99. Each purchase of the new game will include one Wii MotionPlus.
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Awwwww…why couldn’t we have come across this item before Valentine’s Day? Nonetheless, the USB Heart Mouse is still a great gift to show affection towards your loved one, any time of year. The valentine-shaped peripheral is plug-and-play, has 3 buttons (including scroll wheel) and is optical, so no mouse pad is required. All for only $12 USD.
Wow, who knew the mild-mannered circuit board would become so trendy? We just told you about the Circuit Board Photo Album, now we’ve stumbled upon this, the Circuit Board Cigar Case. Holds 2 cigars, and according to the website, can also store Nintendo DS cartridges (yeah!) and for ultimate geekiness, USB thumb drives. Available in green (natch), red and blue. Available for $25 USD. Not into cigars? Check out the Cigarette Case or the Money Clip instead.
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If you’re no longer infatuated with your cell phone, here’s something to rekindle the love: MoPods! They’re small characters and animals that live in a dome…and alert you to incoming calls by spinning and flashing! The cool thing is that the MoPod doesn’t need to be attached to your phone to work. The charm can be worn on clothes, keychains, bags, or of course the phone. Perfect for when your phone must be in “silent” mode, or just to express your inner child. Choose from a devil, puppy, kitten, monster, monkey, and the cutest one….the penguin. Note that MoPods only work on the GSM network, not 3G, which means Verizon customers are out of luck. Available for $10 USD.
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The search for the perfect iPhone case is an arduous task. Screen protection, side button access, clips, card slots, maybe even a stand—the list of secondary duties that a case can perform is growing almost daily. Marware’s Sidewinder for iPhone offers another entry in the list of case functions—earphone organization.
If you’re using the stock iPhone earbuds (or any other earbud-style headphones), the Sidewinder will keep them tangle free and wrapped around a slide out arm. The arm also sports a cutout that holds Apple’s Bluetooth earpiece. The iPhone can be mounted in the holster with the screen facing out or in. The Multidapt clip on the back rotates 360 degrees, can be used as a stand for vertical or horizontal viewing, and can be switched out for any of the other Multidapt accessories.
Sidewinder for iPhone retails for $24.99 and Multidapt accessories range in price from $4.99 to $19.99 USD.
Read More | Marware Sidewinder product page
Remember back in the 2004, when it was all about Lance Armstrong’s yellow rubber Livestrong bracelets to benefit cancer research? Even though the trend is passe, that didn’t stop the folks at ThinkGeek from creating a decidedly nerdy version of its own. According to the website, the silicone accessory allows the wearer to promote “geek awareness in every aspect of life.” The yellow bracelet states: “Tux is my homeboy”, the black one: “ThinkGeek”, and the olive one: “I see fragged people.” Wear at your own risk, amigos. Available for $2 USD.
Surrounding the release of Apple‘s iPhone there was a flurry excitement surrounding various cases to protect and showcase a consumer’s shiny new obsession. A number of cases including simple cloth slipcovers, protective rubber enclosures, and elaborate leather constructions flooded onto the market, each with different plusses and minuses.
Gear Live has previously reviewed several of the high-end leather cases by Argentinean case manufacturer Vaja, and given our extremely positive experiences in the past, we jumped at the opportunity to check out their new iVolution line of iPhone cases. The iVolution line has a number of different styles of cases and holsters, and we selected the fully-enclosed protection offered by the iVolution Top SP Holster. Click through the jump for the full in-depth review.
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