Since the summer heat is upon us, and in some cases more than usual, maybe it is time to hook up a fan to your PC. This USB Airplane’s blades are soft to protect the young and it comes with an off/on switch. It also doubles as a 4-port hub. Plug it in and you get takeoff sound effects for 5 seconds. Available in white or silver, the plane carries a MSRP of $14.00.
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We found a very kewl Star Trek gadget in honor of the movie’s opening day. Plug the Communicator Internet Phone with built-in speaker, earphone and mic into your USB port and speak through Skype, MSN, AIM, Ichat and other IMs. Its LCD MoirÃ spins when the cover is open and of course it has 12 different side effects. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, it also has a 6 ft. cord, mute button and volume switch. The Communicator carries a MSRP of $44.00.
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Become a samurai and slice through your opponents, even if you do not own a Wii. The Katana application lets you pull out the sword, then swing your iPhone/touch at the evil-doers until they are defeated. Sound effects though your headphones or speaker include weapon noises and your enemies’ defeat when you put your sword back in its scabbard. Katana is on sale 30% through February 28. You can get a copy at the App Store for $1.99.
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It is finally your chance to play Captain Kirk with the Diamond Select Command Chair. It features all the details from the original Star Trek and includes lighting, sound effects and phrases. There are only 1,701 of the swivel chairs available and you must place a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to pre-order. The chair should arrive in April with a $2,199.99 price and shipping charges that will not be inexpensive considering the chair weighs 140 lbs.
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The jocks at Slacker have created a new Halloween Radio Station with classics, film scores and effects that they feel will put you in the holiday mood. There are over 120 artists including, Black Sabbath, MIA, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and, of course, Ozzie Osbourne. Download their free Slacker G2 Player or send to your PMP and enjoy their various genres with CD quality. Slacker is offering a free
7-day trial of their Premium Package which allows you to request tunes, save them, and get unlimited skips with no ads. If you like what you hear, subscription is only $7.50 a month. If you happen to pick up a Slacker G2 portable unit, you get 30 days to decide if you like it. If not, you can send it back to them for a full refund.
As a side note, we’ve played with Slacker, and we think it’s fantastic.
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No more dull “ding-dong” with the iChime. Microsystems Development has come up with a doorbell that comes with 50 pre-recorded songs, spooky sounds, animal noises, tv and movie themes, and traditional chimes. In addition, the “play anything” device has a built-in mic so that you can record your own tunes or sound effects. The unit sells for about $90.00 and the company claims that the iChime is simple to install. Auxiliary speakers are also an option.
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Why wait for the next Mario game to come out when you can have a piece of the little guy now? The Super Mario Bros. Sound FX Keychain is preloaded with six sounds that include Big, Coin, 1Up, Jump, Start and “Ouch.” Drive your workmates and/or buds nutsy as they try to figure out just what that familiar Nintendo noise is in your pocket. At a size of 2¾ x 2 x ½-inches, the key chain uses 3 AG-13 button cell batteries (included) and comes at the minimal price of $5.95.
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There is no better way to spend a weekend than by playing with electronic toys. The MSN Missile Launcher/Webcam is no exception. Firebox was kind enough to allow us to get our hands on one. It comes with software that makes it really simple to load and takes only a few seconds. With a toy like this, it is easy to get addicted. We only wish we had two for all out virtual/real warfare. Read our full review and see a short video demo after the jump.
(Thanks, Jen and Kent)
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We knew someone who was such a Star Trek fan that he bought an original Communicator, at an exorbitant price we might add. While it looked kewl, it didn’t really do anything. This one does. The full size classic gadget features realistic sound and lighting effects with phrases such as “Spock here, Captain.”
It also has the “Hailing” function. Press a button, close the Communicator, and the Enterprise will call you back 5 seconds later. You can find them for $29.99 at ThinkGeek and then ask Scotty to beam you up.
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One of your buds got a StompIO, but you are Mr./Ms. Keyboard. You might want to look into the Kaossilator Touchpad Music Synthesizer. With its innovative touchpad, you merely have to wiggle a finger to change pitch or move it up and down for a different sound. If you need a drummer, it has dozens of beats included or you can do it yourself. There are also sound effects to toss into the mix. All told it holds over 100 programs. The synthesizer runs on 4AA batteries (not included) for up to 5 hours and comes with a price of $199.99.
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