Recently announced at the Leipzig Game Conference in Germany, Sony showed off its newest virtual buddy. The EyePet works with the camera attachment on the Playstation 3. When you see it on screen, you can play with it. Roll a ball and the EyePet will chase it. We guess that this would be okay for little ones, although unaware parents might wonder why their kids are touching their monitors so much. The virtual critter should become available late 2009.
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Hyundai has unveiled a new 3D LCD monitor that utilizes TriDef Technology. The 22-inch W220S appears normal to the naked eye, but add a pair of the nerdy glasses and you get interlaced stereoscopic 3 dimensions. The screen features a a WSXGA+ resolution (1680x1050,) a brightness of 300cd/m², a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a HDM/DVI-D interface, and 2 built-in 3W speakers. Available so far only in Japan, it carries a price of €590 (~$908.00.)
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Acme Portable has gotten creative with this Triple-Monitor PC GTS370. There are three 17-inch TFT LCD displays with anti-reflection and strengthened glass protection, each with a 1280 x 1024 resolution. The computer also has 650W PSU, an 87-key keyboard with touchpad, and a 1x graphic expansion module. Best of all, the PC folds up to 14.3 x 15.5 x 11.5-inches and can be dragged around by its handle. It’s outer shell is made of aluminum alloy with rubber corners in case it gets bumped about.
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Seiko’s SlimStick Exercise Monitor counts your calories and your steps walked, and records how long you were active. Its animated LCD features a running dog who sits and waits if you decide to take a 30 minute break. You can program the pedometer with time, day, and a happy birthday message that will remind you that if you burn enough calories, you can have a piece of cake. Available in gold, pink, or silver, carry it or clip on to keep track your daily activity for up to 12 weeks. The SlimStick, sold only in Japan at this point, has an MSRP of ¥5,775 (~$55.00) or ¥6,980 (~$69.00) with strap.
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Want to travel with your Wii? How about a Chinavision ultra-portable screen? All the Wii Monitor needs is an attachment of the base to the back of your Nintendo game system. With the ports on the back, you can keep all your USB accessories. There are also ports for a DVD player or another console. The 7-inch TFT LCD display has a resolution of 480 X 234 and built-In stereo speakers. It also has reverse/up/down picture control for mounting in your car or your weirdest gaming positions. The Wii Screen comes with a cigarette lighter adaptor at a price of $101.45.
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It isn’t enough that you are fighting with traffic, your cell phone, and GPS while driving, not to mention the dreaded back seat driver hammering in your ear. Hyundai will soon be releasing an in-dash dual monitor into the company’s Grandeur. So while you watch the road, the map, and listen to your missed messages, you can also be distracted by your passenger watching a DVD. We think we would rather sit that one out, thank you very much.
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What “Simpsons” fan doesn’t love the loathsome, evil—and hysterically funny—Mr. Burns? But it’s another thing to actually have him watch over you 24/7 in the form of a webcam, which is why we think this gadget is for the uber-fan only. The camera’s resolution is 640x480, capturing 30 frames per second. It also comes with two different sized clips, so you can use it on any monitor. The cam plays well with SKYPE, IM software from MSN, Yahoo and AIM and everything from Windows 98 through Vista. But the piece de resistance? Sitting on Mr. Burns’ desk is none other than…Bobo! He being Mr. Burns’ beloved childhood teddy bear, and the subject of one of the best Simpsons episodes ever. Available for $50 USD.
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