Another ebook has hit the market named the COOL-ER that uses E-InkR. This new technology produces a paperlike display that is meant to make you feel more like you are reading a book. Power is only used for “page turning,” so a single charge is good for up to 8,000 pages. The COOL-ER lets you change the text size, has PDF support and an SD card reader, all at a price of $249.00. Less expensive initially, downloads may cost you more than those for the Kindle.
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could not only recycle your old office papers, but turn them in to new paper as well? That’s exactly what you can do with the Meiko Seed System. Debuting at Japan’s Eco-Products convention, the machine has two parts. The RPN-1500P turns the waste into pulp then the RPM-1500S reconstructs, dries and cuts it into sheets. There is no need for chemicals as tap water is used and the entire process takes only 10 hours to produce 1,500 sheets. The Seed will be on sale this spring for $86,000. That’s a huge chunk of change, but undoubtedly worth it for large companies who want to go green.
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Talk about retro. Bob Books’ Flickbook can turn your video clips into a unique gift this holiday season. Simply convert your digital video of 6 to 8 seconds (30MB max) to .mov, .avi, .mp4 or .mpg format. Then upload using the generator which will help you choose the best section. You can also design front and back covers, and a spine with other images or video stills. Each Flickbook is 125 x 65mm, has 70 pages on 250 gsm matt coated paper (silver digital) and a price of £17.49 (~$27.00) Delivery takes about 2 weeks.
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What a great way to get rid of all those Post-its and scratch paper that we use when on the computer. The Mousepad Notebook has 50 sheets of notepaper. Available in two designs, the 9 x 7 3/4-inch pad from Bob’s Your Uncle will set you back $13.00. See Jane Work has others available, like the Galison Memo Pad for $8.50 and four designed by Thomas Paul for $9.00 each.
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Can a boomerang work in space? That’s precisely what astronaut Takao Doi will find out when Endeavor takes off March 11. Doi is bringing two paper ones created by Yasuhiro Togai, a champ at the sport and space fanatic who taught him how to throw them. Although he believes they will not return, he wondered how they would react without gravity in the ISS. One is 13cm and the other is 20cm. It will be interesting to see if they are tested at the same time as the paper airplane we told you about a couple of months ago.
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No more messing with paper. The Flexii Portable Digital Fax Machine may not look like much but features a hi-speed USB 2.0 interface that can attach to any Vista compatible laptop or desktop PC. vavolo claims it is not only green because of the saving of paper, it is more energy efficient and has better image quality. Other features include group sending, automatic sending and receiving, auto-redial, and a manage function that reads, edits, forward, saves and prints. Complete with software and included cord and adapter, the machine carries a MSRP of $135.99.
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Yesterday, Livescribe told Gear Live that their Smartpen, the system that captures handwriting notes as well as audio, will be launched January 28 and are now taking pre-orders. They have updated their Website with additional details and images and instigated a forum to keep up on questions. The best news is that they will be giving away two a day through their launch date.The system, which consists of pen, paper, and software, can store more than 100 hours of audio and will come at a cost of less than $200.00.
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We rarely write anything longhand anymore, at least since spellcheck was invented. But for those of you who still do, the Inkless Pen features a metal alloy nib that will show up on printer or photocopy paper. Think of it as an a no-sharpen pencil that can’t erase. No more refills, no more smudges for left-handers. The pen is guaranteed for at least 25 years, so we think that the MSRP of $29.98 is definitely fair. Find it at Grand Illusions in its very own metal case.
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So you’re on vacation in New Orleans and you encounter Brad and Angelina as they exit their new home…and they’re willing to sign an autograph! Instead of hurriedly looking for paper and pen as they grow restless, you whip out the Memo Pen, which comes with a built-in roll of paper. You tear a piece off, Brad and Ang not only sign it, they compliment you for having such a cool pen. Life is sweet. The Memo Pen comes with 2 feet of paper, in case you run into TomKat in your hotel lobby—or like to jot down your delusions of grandeur about being complimented by Brad Pitt. The Memo Pen is available for $30 USD.
Canon’s new PIXMA MP960 AIO (All-In-One) has a unique 7-color Chroma Life 100 ink system and the ability to print up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi on a variety of papers. It combines an easy-scroll wheel user interface with a 3.5-inch HD TFT screen.
“The Canon PIXMA MP960 model combines all of the best features from our PIXMA line of high quality printers and all-in-one devices, and is truly the ultimate home photo kiosk,” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager at Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The MP960’s 3,584-nozzle print head ejects drops as tiny as one picoliter and can print a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo lab-quality print in about 35 seconds. The AIO’s speed is 30 pages per minute for black and white documents and up to 22 pages per minute for color. There are two paper trays, one for plain paper and one for photo paper, so you won’t have to switch back and forth. The MP960 is available at an MSRP of $399.99.