HP’s Kevin Wentzel gives us a look at the HP and MTV Take Action Make Art winning notebook design, as well as a first-look at the TX-2000 tablet, during CES. Kevin goes into the HP Imprint process, which is how they get their notebook finishes looking completely fantastic. He also goes into the different specifications that you can get on the new HP notebook computers, which can really be powerhouses if you need them to be. We can expect to see the Artist Edition available this Spring, which will be a limited run. Definitely a collector’s item. Check the video for the full scoop on the latest on HP notebooks.
In honor of Steve McQueen and the 40th anniversary of the movie “Bullitt,” Ford recreated its 1968 Mustang GT in a Limited Edition. Its creators took the 4.6L V8 to 315 horsepower and included a live rear axle from the Shelby GT500. Another tweak or two with its shocks and struts and you get the 2008 Bullitt. There will only be 7,700 of the vehicles available in dark highland green or gloss black and, unfortunately no mustang in the front grill.
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A couple of months ago we told you about the HP MTV Take Action Make Art laptop design contest, and we got to speak with the winning designer, Joao Oliveira. We talk to him about his inspiration for the design, how he feels about his artwork appearing on a Limited Edition HP laptop, and we give you a look at the winning design.
Kef America won Best of High Performance Innovation for their MUON Loudspeakers. They come in a Limited Edition of only 100 pairs. Created from super-formed aluminum, the speakers were designed by Russ Lovegroove. The company claims its Uni-Q drive unit array makes for superior treble and midrange. Kef utilizes its Acoustic Compliant Enhancement tech which allows them to double the volume through absorption of air molecules via activated carbon. Contact Kef for price and availability.
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Motorola has teamed with Ferrari to go “vroom.” Even if you cannot afford the car, the company is offering a MOTO ZE Ferrari Limited Edition cell phone. In snazzy colors of red and black, the handset includes 2 video clips, wallpaper and ringtones, a pre-loaded (and outdated) “Bourne Identity,” and a pre-registration to the Ferrari website. In addition, it still has other ZE features such as an UIQ interface, a 2 megapixel cam, and a microSD card slot. Look for it in the next couple of months with a definite price.
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Fans of Razer’s Boomslang run, don’t walk to get yourself a CE (Collector’s Edition) 2007. It features an 1800 dpi 3G infrared sensor, a 32KB Razer Synapse onboard memory, 5 programmable hyperesponse non-slip buttons, 1000Hz ultrapolling /1 ms response, a speed of 5.8 megapixels per second, 15g of acceleration, and a16 bit ultra-wide data path. The mouse is also ambidextrous, features a 7 foot, non-tangle cord, and has the unique look of the Boomslang. There will only be a total of 10,000 available, each with a unique serial code, certificate of ownership, and comes enclosed in a matte black metal box for $99.99.
By the way, we just learned that the initial collection has sold out, but they have decided to offer more towards the end of the month. We suppose that means you can make it an easy lope over to the Razer Zone.
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While we don’t keep up on all the latest animation characters, Domo (Domo-kun in Japan) is too special to pass up. The creative people of mimoco have decided to release him to the States before his debut on the Nicktoons Network in the form of three Limited Edition mimobots. Included with the USB 2.0 flash drives Domo X, Rasta, and Ninja are 23 original shorts and desktop personalization that includes wallpaper, screensavers, icons, avatars and the soundByte that plays random Domo sounds when the mimbot is used. As per usual, the Series 1 is available in 1GB ($49.95,) 2GB ($69.95,) and 4GB ($109.95) capacities.
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Show off your designer attitude and, at the same time, your admiration of creative ingenuity. The company boosted mobile, which caters mostly to consumers ages 14 to 34, is offering its Limited Edition Tin Can Speaker Set (Volume One.) Only 400 were made, but each pair is compatible with most MP3 players (including iPods,) computers, TVs, and video game systems. Battery operated, they were created by street artists MINT (Mikhail Sokovikov,) SERF (Jason Wall), and Mainframe (Dean Bradley) as a showcase for their talents and are available for $99.99 a pair. We can hardly wait to see what Volume 2 will look like.
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This timepiece is for those that believe that the cup is half empty or maybe for those who know that time keeps on ticking, ticking away. Crispin Jones designed his Accurate watch in what he refers to as Critical Design, “using the language and tools of design to articulate a critical perspective.”
Created with a mirrored dial like the original analog with rotating discs, his watch is available in a Limited Edition of 100 for ~$163.00. To see more of Jones’ concepts with messages, check out his website.
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BioShock has, in the days since it’s release, received a seemingly equal amount of praise and criticism. While reviewers are raving about the game’s polish and atmosphere, some gamers have been griping about the way the game handles widescreen displays and some of the DRM issues on the PC version. And as was perhaps inevitable, someone in the mainstream media started some stink about the game’s moral dilemma involving harvesting versus saving the Little Sisters.
Irrational/2K Boston’s Ken Levine spoke with Joystiq about these and other post-launch issues, essentially coming clean that there were some mistakes made on their end, but confirming that they were committed to making things right. He also confirms that there isn’t any PlayStation 3 version in the works despite the reference to the platform found in a configuration file. Regarding the Little Sister concern, Levine says:
This is a game about making your own choices and consequences. It doesn’t take things lightly. Somebody should just sit down and observe the sequence of harvesting a Little Sister. It is about the most thoughtful presentation and most carefully executed presentation of the subject. It is strictly about getting the emotional content across without unnecessary violent content. There are people on the flip side who want to chase down a Little Sister with the gun, if they want that, they’re playing the wrong game.
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