What do you get when you cross a Roomba with Pac-man? In Ron Tajima’s case, you get a Pacmba (don’t ask us how to pronounce it.) He took his droid vacuum, tacked on a board with 448 LEDs, and added a Bluetooth remote with circuit driver. Of course, he had to have something for the little guy to chomp on. This is Ron’s second foray into hacking his Roomba. We cannot wait to see what he will come up with next.
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Sony has finally brought Rolly to the States. As you recall, the egg-shaped musical device grooves to the music, includes 2GB of flash memory, has Bluetooth and USB capability, and MP3 and ATRAC music support. Rolly comes preloaded with the theme from “2001 – A Space Odyssey”, Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland.” Available in black or white, that better be a some incredible choreography for the $399.99 price tag.
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Verizon’s newest mobile offering is the Motorola W755 cellie. The black slate or purple flip phone has a 1.3 megapixel cam, a memory card slot, Bluetooth capability, VZ Navigator GPS, text and multimedia ability, and a music player with external controls. It supports Verizon’s 3G EV-Do network and, as per usual, there is an online deal attached. The $119.99 price with a 2-year contract and a $50.00 instant discount knocks that sucker down to a feasible $69.99.
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The Multifunction GPS Bluetooth Rearview Mirror System can do almost everything except play the violin. With a reverse sensor system, the 3.35-inch TFT touchscreen is also an MP3 and MP4 player with built-in speaker, an E-book for when you are stuck in traffic, support for PDFs, and GPS with voice prompts and auto-reroute. With an SD/MMC card slot, it has 5 included games, a stylus pen, and runs on DC 9V-13V. Did we mention it also has hands-free Bluetooth capability and Caller ID? At a reported price of £145.00 (~$282.00,) you will never have to leave your garage to have fun.
Due to be released this summer is the Blackberry Bold. The smartphone features a 624MHz Intel PXA270 processor, a fully redesigned QWERTY keyboard, 3G HSDPA connectivity, and a HVGA 480 x 320 pixels TFT LCD with 65,000 colors. As with previous Blackberrys, the Bold has cam and video recording, social networking, GPS with maps and turn-by-turn directions, Wifi and Bluetooth capability, IM, e-mail, and BlackBerry Media Sync to transfer desktop iTunes music files.
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Wear your cell phone on your sleeve with this EP 2502. The watch is shock and waterproof and features a 1.3-inch OLED screen with a 128 x 160px resolution touch panel, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 2.0 mp camera. It has 64 polyphonic ringtones and plays MP3s and MP4s on its tiny screen. The phone/watch comes with a 512 MB SDcard but will support up to 2GB of memory and should be available this week with a MSRP of $299.99.
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Mobiado has released the Camo, a top of the line cellie for the outdoorsy type. The cami design is hand-painted, so you know that its Limited Edition of 200 isn’t made for the masses. The phone is made of an anodized aluminum shell with stainless steel buttons and a 65k display with a 208 x 208 pixel res. It also features tri-band GSM, Bluetooth support, video streaming, music player and FM, and a 1.3 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. Contact Mobiado for price and availability details. We just want to know, if a Camo gets lost in the woods and rings, does it still make a sound?
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We keep waiting for the price of GPS receivers to get down to a decent price so that we can stop getting lost. The Refurbished TomTom GO 510 might be the answer. It has a 4-inch screen, a built-in light sensor, hands free usage with Bluetooth, iPod control, and a home dock. It speaks in 36 languages even if you only need one and you can get a one month free trial for traffic reports and road conditions. The Go 510 can be yours for the incredibly low price of $149.00. Not a bad deal for a device that retails new around $400.00. By the way, it comes with a year warranty if you have misgivings about investing in a device that isn’t new.
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Obviously, this is an oversight on someone’s part, but hey, you’d be disappointed in us if we didn’t point these things out, right?
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Where else but on the Internet can you discover other countries’ electronics? Germany’s Cizmo’s new notebook is for work or play. The CX15 features a 15.4-inch HD display, an Intel 45nm Penryn processor,an 8 x dual layer DVD burner, a 2 megapixel webcam, a fingerprint reader, and holds from 2 to 4GB memory. Optional are Wi-Fi, OS, and Bluetooth capabilities. The Cizmo CX15 starts at €1,259.66 (~$2,400.00) and will be available this June.
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