Combine a mouse pad with a USB 1.1, 4 port hub and you have a very useful tool. With its dual speakers, you can connect it to your iPod, MP3 or MP4 player. Roll the pad up to save space (or if your current mouse is infrared.) At a size of 280 x 220 x 40mm and a weight of 190g, the device has an on/off button and volume control, and comes with USB and 3.5mm audio cable for $22.00.
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Walmart has released their Black Friday specials. We took a look at it and found all of these electronic gadgets for under $100.00.
- Flat Panel TV Console with Swivel Mount - $94.00
- Philips 7-inch Digital Photo Frame Alarm Clock - $89.00
- Pure Digital F230 30-Minute Digital Camcorder - $79.00
- Garmin nuvi 200 3.5-inch GPS Navigation System - $97.00
- Guitar Hero 2-Pack (Wii or Xbox 360) - $50.00
- Seagate FreeAgent 500GB External USB Hard Drive - $69.00
- RCA 8GB Opal MP3 Video Player - $49.00
- HP Photosmart A526 Photo Printer with 2.4-inch Color LCD - $49.00
Want more? Check out Wally World’s Pre-Holiday online specials that include the Creative Zen 4GB EF MP3 Video Player w/ Bonus Clear Keychain Case for $78.00.
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Wow. The best deal in music just got a whole lot better, as Microsoft has announced that the $14.99 per month Zune Pass will now allow subscribers to download and keep 10 tracks per month, which is a $10 value. Those tracks are yours, permanently, even if your Zune Pass subscription comes to an end. Participating labels include EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music, Warner Music, and independents like INgrooves, Independent Online Distribution Alliance, and The Orchard. Tracks downloaded from Sony BMG and UMG will be DRM-free MP3s, which tracks from EMI and Warner also include MP3 files, there are also some WMAs still hanging around. The Zune guys say that soon, 90 percent of the music in the Zune Marketplace will be in the MP3 format.
So when you break this down, if you subscribe to the Zune Pass, and download 10 tracks a month, you are really just paying $5 for unlimited access to the huge catalog of music available in the Zune Marketplace. We can’t think of a better, legal deal in music than what Microsoft is offering with Zune right now. Can you? At this point, we see no reason to fire up iTunes to do our music purchasing.
What a kewl holiday gift for your fave music lover (or treat yourself.) Datz Music Lounge is offering a year’s subscription to its service for £99 (~$154.00.) Select an unlimited amount of DRM free tunes in MP3 format from their catalog. Choose from classics, current music, or new artists. Best of all, you can sync them to your PMP, cell phone or iPod and keep them forever. Check with their “Who’s Playing” page to check out their latest musical additions.
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LG has revealed its home theater system, the 2.1 channel HT33S. The glossy black exterior houses iPod docking, an optical port for sound, and the ability to convert standard def DVDs to HD1080p through HDMI upscaling. DivX, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA and JPEG are all compatible via USB. Finally, CD files can be converted to MP3 and saved as well. Presented at the IFA 2008 and tuned by audio expert Mark Levinson, look for an October release of the system.
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Bedrooms can’t get any better than this. The Hi-Can (High Fidelity Canopy) system starts with a high tech canopy bed. Italian designer Edoardo Carlino added a hi-fi sound system that supports MP3 audio and an integrated video projection that can be used as a computer monitor or TV for watching or video game play. Although it is still at the prototype stage, Deta will be releasing the system. See the Hi-can site for more “gimme” images.
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Next time your boss thinks you are taking a call on your cellie during an important meeting, whip out your touchscreen Projector Phone and show him/her you are doing nothing of the sort. The phone handles tri-band unlocked multimedia and includes MP3 and MP4 players, a 1.3mp digital camera, image viewer, and video recorder. It also has GSM/GPRS and an internal MicroSD card. Compatible with GSM 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz networks, you can pre-order the phone before the holiday rush begins.
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For those who have an aging car with only a cassette player, Flexii’s MP3 Player can be put into it and play your tunes. It can also be used as a standalone player and a PC card reader. The device runs on built-in rechargeables, has a repeat playback mode, and is compatible with SD/MMC cards (max. 2GB.) The player supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista, comes with an earphone, car and AC chargers, and USB cable with a $34.99 price.
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Intempo Digital has released the Rebel, a nifty little device that samples FM music from stations and saves up to forty of the most often repeated tracks as MP3 files. Even better, it cuts out annoying advertising and over-talky DJs. With its line-in jack you simply plug into DAB or Internet radio, then download to your cell phone or MP3 player. At a size of 195 x 80 x 70mm and a weight of 1kg, you can connect the Rebel by USB. The self-censoring digital music gadget is available for £69.99 (~$109.00.)
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JVC-Victor has unveiled their HP-S150 Headphones with a frequency response of 12Hz to 23000Hz, a sensitivity level of 105dB, and an impedance of 32 ohms. Made of metal with molded stereo earpads to cut back on distortion and external sounds, the phones have 1.2m cords with gold-plated stereo mini-plugs and are available in red, blue, white, and black. Weighing only 68g, look for them to arrive sometime this July.
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