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Poolga iPhone and touch Free Wallpaper

Tetsuya Toshima WallpaperPoolga offers free wallpapers for iPhone and iPod touch. There are over 100 artists to choose from worldwide. Designs run from modern to cutesy to merely weird, but all are definitely artistic, such as this one from Tetsuya Toshima. They upload new ones every couple of days so that you can change the look of your iPhone/iPod often. If you are an artist, they may consider adding you to their group.

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Retro USB Lounge Lamp

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, USB

Lounge LampIf you need extra lighting on your desk or when traveling, this retro Lounge Lamp is perfect. Plug into your USB port and the 2 mini-bulbs will shine on your workspace. At a size of 25.5 x 10 x 10cm, the stand is made from black plastic with a velveteen black finish lampshade. Included in the package is a strip of fake wallpaper and a USB cable. Get the lamp for only £5.99 ($8.31.)

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iPhone Tattoo Protector Set

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Misc. Tech

iPhone ProtectorMost of them are rather girly, but if you have a 4, 8, or 16 GB iPhone, you might want to grab a Tattoo Protector Set. The transparent screen guard protects against dirt and scratches, and comes with graphic wallpaper. Brando claims that the Tattoos reduce eye strain by filtering UV light from the display with a minimal effect on the brightness level. Reusable, the covers go for a mere $12.00 per set.

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Time for New Wallpaper?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Internet, PC / Laptop

Rabbit WallpaperSummer Wallpaper

If you don’t have enough money for a decent gift, do something nice for the spouse/partner in your life. Send an electronic greeting card, clean her/his monitor and keyboard, toss a few rose petals on the desk, and grab some new wallpaper. There are many links to sites for you to explore and download to your desktop. We particularly admired this simple rabbit and Chinese Summer. Select from calendar art, Apple, Microsoft, and Firefox themes, cartoons, minimalist art, and illustrations.

 

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Freebie Ringtones and Wallpaper from MS Mobile

MS Holiday WallpaperMicrosoft Mobile is offering free holiday-themed ringtones and wallpaper for smartphones and pocket PCs if you are a part of their Owner’s Circle. There are 9 wallpapers to select from, and in addition to their recently added Halo ringtones, you can choose between Bells, Frosty’s Groove, More Merry, Sleigh Bells, Snowflakes (we had to preview that one,) Below Freezing, Charity ( which sounds like the Salvation Army bell,) Cookies and Milk, and more. If you are not a member, you can sign up for their newsletter to receive the “gifts,” even though it seems that MS is getting the better deal.

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Don’t Eat the Wallpaper

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household

Flavor Paper

We haven’t been this excited since our last viewing of “Willie Wonka.” Flavorleague, a wall covering company in New Orleans, has developed scratch and sniff wallpaper. Still recovering from Katrina, the company is hard at work and recently introduced their Fruit Cocktail Collection. The Flavor Paper includes B-A-N-A-N-A-S, Cherry Forever, and Tutti Fruitti. We dig the fact that they contribute a portion of all sales to the Human Rights Campaign. We’re hoping that they will create Snozzberries to go with the rest of the collection.

 

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Verizon Releases Gleam

GleamVerizon yesterday introduced its new Wireless Gleam, created by Samsung. The cell phone will play/capture both MP3 and WMA music and video, has a 2.1-inch TFT screen, a 2.0 megapixel cam, and can handle MMS/EMS/SMS, e-mail, and has a microSD memory slot. Offering 8 hours of standby and 3.5 hours of talk time, our fave detail is its “living wallpaper” that alters according to time of day or phone status. At a size of 3.9 x 1.9 x .55-inches and a weight of 3.35 oz., the Gleam can be yours for $149.99 with a 2 year commitment and mini-rebate online.

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