Sony’s stereo Bluetooth in-ear buds should be just the thing for joggers, travelers, or anyone else who gets tired of cords. The DR-BT160AS has over-the-ear hooks and the band encircles the back of your head. With a lithium-ion battery, you get 7 hours of play or 100 standby time before needing a recharge. Plug the transmitter into your iPod and get an effective range of 30 ft. with a frequency range of 2.4000 to 2.4835GHz. You can get the earbuds and TMR-BT8iP transmitter/receiver for $179.99.
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Microfly is a clever propeller-driven flyer, controlled by a transmitter that also acts as a charger. It will hover or move up, down, forward and backwards to irritate your coworkers or family members. At a size of only 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2-inches, it needs six 1.5V AA LR6 batteries (not included.) You can get your own Microfly for $24.95, shoot some fuzzy images, and try to convince others on YouTube you saw a UFO.
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Onkyo has released a new set of MHP-UW2 wireless headphones. The acoustic earbuds operate on a 2.4GHz frequency. Plug the 46 x 90 x 17mm transmitter into your iPod and you are good to go. With lithium-ion batteries, expect about 8 hours of use before needing a recharge. The headphones come with a USB cable and AC adapter. Look for a November release for ¥20,000 (~$20.00.)
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Jogging to music is tough if your iPod won’t stay put, so perhaps the Sports MP3 Watch is a viable alternative. Made of rubber, the sweat-resistant timepiece holds 2GB memory, has a bit rate of 32 to 320 Kbps, supports MP3s, WMAs, and WMVs. It also is a RF/FM transmitter, an 2.5mm earphone, is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and can download by USB. The watch comes with a built-in Li-ion battery and a price of $40.81.
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Monster has created a Wireless Digital Express HD Kit that hooks up to your HDTV with a DVD player or digital signal box. It makes a claim of 1080p up to 30 feet away with its ultra-wideband or up to 330 ft. with existing coaxial cable. The device utilizes Sigma’s Wireless HDAV for HD A/V cable replacement as well as UWB-over-Coax technology. The system’s receiver goes into your TV’s HDMI port while the transmitter connects to the signal source. Look for the Monster products to make their debut in October with a MSRP of ~$300.00.
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We thought you would like to see more of the Best of Innovations at the CES 2008. First up is the Audio Accessories category and the winner is the Kensington LiquidFM Deluxe iPod to FM Transmitter. Dubbed the QuickSeek, the device finds you the clearest station it can using ClearFM technology and displays the title and name on its RDS. It comes with 3 station presets. It also serves double duty by charging your iPod at the same time. The QuickSeek is compatible with 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen nanos, 4th and 5th gen regulars, the classic, and the touch iPod, and comes at a price of $89.99.
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NTT DoCoMo has launched the FOMA F801, a kid-friendly 3G handset. Ergonomically designed small hands, it is ruggedly made and waterproof at a one meter depth for up to 30 minutes. It also features a 100-decibel kidnap warning with 2 different tones, LED lighting, and an accompanying wrist transmitter that sends out an alarm if the phone is too far away.
With a subscription to the i-mode location service, messages can be sent to 3 pre-selected numbers by computer generated calls. The child can also push a preset number on the side. Best of all, if the the device is turned off for 5 minutes, it will automatically preset and the location noted and sent to a registered DoCoMo phone.
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WAAV’s AirBox CM3 can turn your car into a mobile WiFi unit. The broadband cellular router plugs into your car lighter by Ethernet or wirelessly and will keep the connection up to speeds of 100 mph or up to 300 feet when you are parked. Its 3G digital cell phone network seeks out EV-DO, which is comparable to cable Internet or DSL connection. If that fails, it will find an available 2G network. Available for $499.99, you still have to pay for a data plan but at least you won’t have to seek out the nearest Starbucks when a communicative mood strikes you.
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NU has unveiled its 15.4-inch portable wireless LCD TV. Debuting at Taitronics Bangkok 2007, the WTW154 is both shock and waterproof, with the additional feature of being able to play with CCD cameras, DVDs and cable TV via its MPEG2 transmitter. NU claims that its Lithium Polymer battery can run for approximately 2.5 hours before a recharge is needed. At a size of 48.0 x 26.5 x 6.5 cm and a weight of 4.5 Kg, contact NU Global to find out when the TV will be available for poolside entertainment.
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