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Bluedot To Release Smaller Portable

Bluedot BDP-1725Bluedot plans to release its BDP-1725 DVD Player next month in Japan. At a size of 190×142×29mm and a weight of 740g, the portable device features a 480 x 234p, 7-inch display with LED backlight, supports DVD±R/RW, CD-R/RW, and MP3 and JPEG files. The player will run for five hours of play and can take on an SD memory card. Its functions include zoom, bookmark playback, AB repeat, and search, and you can hook it up to your TV once you get home. Look for a price of ~JPY 23,000 (~$206.00.)

Read More | Bludeot (translated) via Aving


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Shower Cabin is For the Elite

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Music

.Shower Cabin

Our “If I was Rich” product of the week has to be this WMK Shower Cabin. Note that we said Cabin. The enclosure doesn’t just rinse you off. It has AM/FM with digital control and integrated stereo speakers, an input for portable or tabletop CD player, a hands-free speaker phone, temperature with alarm, one-button steam control, a clock, and an exhaust fan. If that isn’t enough there is also mood lighting by the adjustable ceiling lamp, a back jet for hydrotherapy, a downpour shower option, an ozonator for bacteria elimination, a foot massage, and a jetted whirlpool tub. With a price of $7,099.00, if we just add a wine cooler, we can forsee never leaving the bathroom again

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HP Printer Burns

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Cameras, Household

HP C81800 Photosmart

We dig this HP Photosmart C81800 All-in-One. No more messing with extra internal or external burners. Not only does it print, copy and scan with a 96 bit depth, it features a built-in CD/DVD Burner with LightScribe that will remove dust and scratches from your photos. It prints up to 34 ppm in b/w and 33 in color with 1200 rendered DPI black when used with a computer. It supports CF, xD, SD/MMC, SDHC, HDMMC, MMCPlus, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, and MS Pro Duo, as well as borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11-inches. With a $40.00 instant rebate, the Photosmart is available for $359.99 and will give any family member an excuse to dredge up all those old photos of you as a baby to show them to you one more time.

 

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Panda Chair Recycles CDs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Panda Chair

Next time you receive those useless CDs from AOL, do what Spanish Designer Belen Hermosa did with his Panda Chair. It was recently unveiled at the International Furniture Fair in Valencia.  We’re not sure about the comfort factor, but the idea is a viable one. If you score enough of the useless discs, you could probably build an entire living room suite, including end tables and ottomans. Then you could recover your patio deck, build furniture for the kids’ treehouse, and start selling items at swap meets. Just you wait, IKEA, you have tentative competition.

 

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The Spider-Man Boombox: ‘Nuff Said

Spider-Man Boombox

There are two types of people in this world: those who are drooling over the accompanying photo, and those who just aren’t. And the photo says it all….a CD boom box with AM/FM radio in the shape of ‘s head. Just remember that if you want to show Spidey off outdoors (and you know you do), he requires a whopping eight C batteries. Don’t worry, an AC adapter is included. Available for $50 USD.

Read More | Etoys via Gizmodiva


Hitachi Releases 3-in-1 Recorders

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies

Hitachi DV-DH Recorder

At last someone has understood that we love our old VHS tapes and are reticent to give them up. Hitachi has three new 3-in-1 recorders that play both VHS tapes and HDD/DVDs. The DV-DH250VH has a digital and analog tuner, HDMI, and holds 250GB. There are also two models which hold 500GB, the DV-DH500VH and the DV-DH500H. Expect a late October or early November release. We think this is a fine idea if we can just figure out how to use the multi-button remotes.

 

Read More | Hitachi (translated) via Akihabara News


Cooltone Fridge Comes With Music

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Music

Cooltone Mini-FridgeThis is more than just your ordinary kitchen appliance. The Cooltone mini-fridge can hold 20 cans of your favorite brew, 4 two liter bottles, or six wine bottles and comes with more accessories than you probably ever though you would need on ice. It has a digital, top loading CD player, integrated speakers, a digital AM/FM tuner with up to 32 preset buttons and LCD, a link for your PMP, and an integrated alarm clock with snooze. There are also inputs for headphones and external speakers. The refrigerator comes with remote in case you drank all the Cooltone’s contents and can’t seem to get up to shut off the music. All this, and perhaps a hangover as well, can be yours for $260.00.

Read More | Gadget-Box

Bob Dylan’s Incredible Promotion

Bob Dylan

What a great Humpday treat! Bob Dylan, at the height of his youth, and he digs Gear Live. We admit that it is only a promo for his new album coming out October 1. Send e-grams to all your buds in “Subterranean Homesick Blues” style. The deluxe version of his “Greatest Songs Album” will feature almost 60 tunes from the musical poet with 10 limited edition postcards, mini vinyl replica artwork, and a booklet with images and liner notes. Until his album becomes available, remember to “get dressed, get blessed, try to be a success.”

 

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Destroy Sensitive Discs With Aplomb

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies, Music, USB

CD Destroyer

There are paper shredders, but what do you do when you want to get rid of a disc with sensitive data? Sure, you can key them or melt them in the microwave, or you can be an adult about it and use the USB powered CD Destroyer. The gadget can be used on CD/DVD/CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, and DVD-ROM, can take care of the evil discs in only 5 seconds, and claims a lifetime of 100,000 CDs/DVDs. At a size of 60 x 120 x 50 mm, it weighs only 130 g, and comes with a 50 cm long power cable at a price of $29.99 at Brando.

(Thanks, Fanny)

 

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TEAC Goes Nostalgic

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Home Entertainment, Music

TEAC GF-650TEAC’s GF-650 Retro Stereo System allows you to turn your old LPs into a CD collection. The player/recorder can deal with up 32 tracks of music that can shuffle or repeat. The auto-return turntable can handle 33 1/3 and 45 records and is compatible with T4P mount (P-mount,) and let us not forget the AM/FM tuner with horizontal scale rotary volume control. Just in case you have audio from cassettes that you want to transfer, there is also an auxiliary input. Stereo speakers and remote completes the 18 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 15-inch system contained in a 30’s style black wood grain cabinet which will set you back $449.98. You might have to eBay off one of your old LPs just to pay for it.

Read More | CordlessWorkz

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