Leave it to Norway to come up with the first Blu-ray audio disc. The TrondheimSolistene Ensemble, which has been together since 1988, has produced a two-fer set titled Divertimenti. The first is a SACD while the second is BD and is compatible with the formats 2.0 LPCM, 5.1 LPCM, 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, 5.1 Dolby True HD, 5.1 Dolby Digital. The 69 minute album was produced on the 2L label and has a price of NOK 101,00 ($20.14.)
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The iBose Egg Chair has to be considered sound to the max. It features a Companion 3 subwoofer and a satellite speaker system with THD <.001. Four JBL OnTour speakers are each 17-inches and are accompanied by 4 fusion 6.5-inch midwoofers. In addition, 3 amps have Airport Express to let you stream Wireless-G or Ethernet from any PC with iTunes. Top it off with a Onkyo home theater receiver and you have one heck of an entertainment center.
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If you drooled at the thought of owning your own Private Ocean, then you might want more water-related accessories such as this USB Starfish Speaker to go with your MP3 player. At a mini-size of 85 x 85 x 50mm and a weight of only 70g, it features a Blue LED indicator, has a rechargeable Li-ion battery that needs charging for at least two hours, and an on/off switch. It also features non-slip arms in case it wants to escape off your desk. The speaker comes with USB charging and audio input cables and is available for a mere $12.00.
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We found another useless gadget for your iPod touch (8/16/32GB) that will at least be a nice accessory to place next to your iMac or, if you don’t have one, look almost as cool. The adjustable iCooly has a small slot on its side to attach your dock connector and headphones. At a size of 115 × 100 × 45mm and made of aluminum and resin, it weighs about 55g. You can get a mini-holder of your own for ¥4,980 (~$47.00.)
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ASUS’s new offering for home entertainment is the Mini PC Nova Lite PX24. The supposedly world’s smallest mini-PC has a built-in independent graphics card, hi-fi speakers with Dolby digital Life/DTS Connect, and is energy efficient. At a size of 242 x 184 x 51mm and a weight of 1.5kg, it supports HD1080i/1080p and is packed with Windows Vista Home Premium as well as Intel CPU. For more fun, utilize its Media Center for photographs, video, and broadcasting music. Contact ASUS for pricing.
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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.
Samsung has unveiled its La Fleur T10 Special Edition MP3 player. Bluetooth 2.0 capable, the player is available in 5 colors. The 2-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen has a 320 x 240 res and supports WMV9, MPEG4, MP3 and WMA formats. It also features an FM radio/recorder, image/ text viewer, voice recorder, Samsung Media Studio, and DNSe 2.0 technology for enhanced sound. Released in Korea, contact Samsung for price and availability.
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Look, it’s another world’s smallest! Klipsch has released its black with copper accented Image in-ear headphones with contour ear gels for noise isolation, better bass response, and of course, comfort. The earbuds are compatible with iPods, iPhones, and most other portable gadgets, and comes with its own carrying case, a set of 5 ear gels with cleaner, and1/4-inch and airline adapters. The lighter, the more expensive it seems. The Image will set you back KRW450,000 (~$349.00.)
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Sony has finally brought Rolly to the States. As you recall, the egg-shaped musical device grooves to the music, includes 2GB of flash memory, has Bluetooth and USB capability, and MP3 and ATRAC music support. Rolly comes preloaded with the theme from “2001 – A Space Odyssey”, Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland.” Available in black or white, that better be a some incredible choreography for the $399.99 price tag.
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If you are the type that wears a cap just to look cool, the iLogic Sound Hat will certainly add to your sophistication level. Plug in your iPod or MP3 player through its 3.5mm jack and listen to your tunes via the integral speakers located inside the cap. Made from polyester with a fleece lining, it is washable once you remove the speakers and is suggested for those over 8 years old. At the very least it is a lot more comfortable than earbuds and one less cord to tangle. The Sound Hat is available for £14.99 (~$30.00.)
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