Gear up for Independence Day with your own mini fireworks display. The Einstein Sound Master Photon Ball iPod Dock combines both sight and sounds. The colors move to the beat and your iPode gets to recharge on the handy dock. Available for most iPods, the device also has an AM/FM tuner, an LCD alarm clock so you can wake to your play list, and can be synced to a PC. The price of the photon dock is $34.99 with free shipping.
(Have a good one, all.)
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For those who like to mix the old with the new, the Crosley Attic Radio Speaker will be a welcome gift. The working AM/FM tuner with analog display and large knobs promises clear tones through its AroundSound technology that eliminates “hot” spots no matter where it is placed. Even better, the 7.5 x 5.25 x 5.75-inch wooden radio doubles as a speaker for MP3 players or other audio components. You can get one for $98.00, but this is an online only price.
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The BOSS TU-88 works as a micro monitor and tuner. Available in black or white, it has three tuning modes, chromatic, guitar and bass and a flat tuning function with ACCU-PITCH verification by audible beep. It also has a built-in headphone amp with speakers simulator (including pedals) a metronome with patterns and volume control and MIX IN for jamming with PMPs. Contact BOSS for pricing.
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TiVo and Nero have teamed to make Liquid TV software. It includes the simple TiVo interface to watch and record TV shows and movies in HD and Standard formats on your TV or PC. Liquid TV has the ability to burn to DVD or hard drive, pause, export to PMP or iPod, and schedule recordings in the U.S. and Canada. The package includes TiVo’s Season Pass, WishList, and a 12 month subscription to the service, and comes with tuner for your PC and remote. All in all, this is a fine deal for $199.00 that will be out October 15. If you already have a tuner, Nero is offering the software separately for $99.00, TiVo subscription included.
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Based on a 1930 vintage design, the Nomad Portable Speaker is lightweight and very mod looking with its wood cabinet, leatherette handle, and tweed vinyl accents. The 11.25 x 7.5 x 5.25-inch device has a dedicated aux input for your MP3 player/iPod, a telescopic antenna, and on/off/volume and tuning knobs. With its electronic tuner, you can choose AM/FM/Aux input with a simple switch. An iPod/MP3 cord and AC adapter are included, but not the 4AA batteries it requires. The speaker can be pre-ordered for $72.00.
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Boston Acoustics has a deluxe dock for impressing almost anyone. With AM/FM stereo and 15 station presets, you can listen to your tunes while charging your iPod or seek out noise-free stations worldwide on the Horizon Duo-i. It has dual 3 1/2-inch full range speakers, BassTrac audio processing, and a high contrast display that automatically adjusts to the light level. Add to that an alarm clock with sleep timer and snooze control, a remote, 2 aux inputs, and line and stereo headphone outputs, and you have one sweet music machine at a price of $199.99.
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While we know that most people are into the MP3 experience, many of the
“earlier” generation still use cassettes for recording and duplication. Besides, if you head into any bargain aisle, you can get some decent prices on tapes. Sony has issued the CDF-W77, a dual dubbing tape recorder with AM/FM tuner. In case you have some of both or want to take the plunge in digital music, there is a CD player included. The CDF is available for €100 (~$146.00,) at this point only in Japan.
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Still cleaning up from all the Thanksgiving hoopla? Take a nice long bath with the Floating Mood Duck Radio. His right wing features an on/off switch for lighting. Turn his head clockwise for volume control for AM or FM. To change stations on the tuner, simply give his tail a tweak. The duck is available for £12.99 (~$27.00) and we suggest at least 2 hours of stress relief with some aromatherapy salts thrown in for extra pampering.
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The Japanese company KDDI, in cooperation with Sanyo, has unveiled its Infobar 2 cell phone, the newest generation of the original created in 2003. The device features a 2.6-inch OLED, supports 1-Seg for mobile and reserved TV on its tuner, a 2M cam and a micro SD expansion slot. At a size of 47 × 138 x 15.5 mm and a weight of 104g, the battery allows about 290 minutes of talk time or 350 standby. Check with Sanyo for price and availability on this side of the planet.
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At last someone has understood that we love our old VHS tapes and are reticent to give them up. Hitachi has three new 3-in-1 recorders that play both VHS tapes and HDD/DVDs. The DV-DH250VH has a digital and analog tuner, HDMI, and holds 250GB. There are also two models which hold 500GB, the DV-DH500VH and the DV-DH500H. Expect a late October or early November release. We think this is a fine idea if we can just figure out how to use the multi-button remotes.