Sony Ericsson has a nifty new prototype named the Aino, named after a Finnish mythology creature. The smartphone features an 8 megapixel camera, syncs to your PC via 3G or WiFi and (here’s where the nifty part comes in) connects to your PS3, no matter where you are. This version will only show you what content is on it but hey, it’s a start. The Aino comes with a Bluetooth headset, headphones that light up and a wireless dock.
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If you really want to know what’s going on with your body during that jog or other rigorous activity, eSoles will let your phone know cadence, power output, balance, speed and distance. The custom foot beds transmit the data from 11 pressure sensors via Bluetooth and are based on the company’s Imaging Kiosk System. A prototype has already been tested and Windows Mobile phones will be the first to try it out. Apps for iPhone and BlackBerry will be available later. Prices run from $49.00 for a basic version up to a deluxe model for $499.00.
If you are an avid Trekker, then you know those original doors in the first series were human controlled. Too bad they didn’t have a BlueGuard from EMX. The device opens gates, overhead doors and parking barriers with only a Bluetooth enabled cellie. The BlueGuard recognizes the phone so no RFID or access card is needed. Easy to set up, it has a detection range of up to 33 feet, can handle 10 different phones, is PIN protected and watertight. Contact BlueGuard for details and price.
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The Griffin SmartTalk Bluetooth headset claims to eliminate background noise, and sometimes more importantly, wind noise. We are in the midst of bringing you a full video review of the SmartTalk, which you’ll find over on Bleeding Edge TV, but in the meantime, you can get a look at the device in this episode of Unboxing Live!
This hands-free device works as a caller ID, MP3 player and FM transmitter. The Steering Wheel Mount has a 1.6-inch display, supports Bluetooth and accepts SD/MMC cards containing MP3 files (up to 4GB) and USB flash/jump drives containing MP3 files. With a built-in rechargeable lithium battery, it comes with a car charger and price of $46.99. While this is a definite improvement over something that is located on your dash, we suggest you don’t decide to change channels while running on the highway.
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For those who like to surf the Internet in bed or a reclining chair, Filco has unveiled their a 2-in-1 mouse. The BTLS90 is a 800 dpi mouse with a gyro sensor that will work on your desk, lap or nothing, similar to a Wiimote. Its 550mAh internal battery can be recharged via USB port. Of course it has Bluetooth accessibility and is ergonomically correct. No price or date out has been released.
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The unlocked iOrgaine F8 HiPhone combines TV and FM receivers, MP4 and MP3 playback, quadband GSM and Bluetooth connectivity. It also takes 2 SIMs at once and has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, preloaded software and a TF card slot with 1GB card included. The rechargeable 1800mAh Li-ion battery is good for 2.5 hrs. of talk time and 150 hours of standby. Pack that into a Meizu-like casing with an accelerometer and you have yourself quite a handy tool for $189.99.
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We all know that two of the new features being introduced in iPhone 3.0 are MMS and Internet tethering. Well, it looks like someone was able to get those hidden features up and running in the latest iPhone 3.0 beta 4 software, as evidenced by the video above. Give it a look to see how Internet tethering with the iPhone will work over Bluetooth, as well as USB, as well as a look at sending and receiving MMS messages. Consider us psyched.
Since you are already buying Blu-ray discs for your home, maybe it is time to upgrade to Panasonic’s car entertainment system. Install the CN-HX900D dash-mountable device with its CD/DVD player, 40GB Windows hard drive, GPS, and Bluetooth and iPod/iPhone compatibility. Add to that a 7-inch 1280x720 display. Then you need a CYBB1000D for the kidlets in the back. Look for it to come out in the fall. No price has been released as yet, but we figure this one is going to cost a bit.
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Of course the Microsoft Surface is a gimme, but the X-Desk may be some competition. It is 52-inches, as opposed to MS’s 30-inch surface, and also reacts to multi-touch input and zoom. Interact with maps and images and play media files. It can also be used with PMPs and cell phones via Bluetooth. The X-Desk, which was developed by Impressx and Engage and runs with Epson 3 LCD projectors, will cost you $20,000, about the same as the Surface.
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