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Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Xstreamhd to Beam 1080p Movies, Music, HDTV & Games via Satellite

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Xstreamhd to Beam 1080p Movies, Music, HDTV & Games via Satellite
I can imagine how a streaming service can send movies, HDTV, and high-quality music to homes, but games as well? Hmmm. That’s what XStreamHD claim they will provide, apparently via Care Bear satellite beams. Seriously though, XStreamHD’s got a lot on their hands, and I’m not just talking about their patent-pending technologies.

Sell Your Whole Studio (and Then Some) for This $189,600 Goldmund Amplifier

Sell Your Whole Studio (and Then Some) for This $189,600 Goldmund Amplifier
If like me you’ve never heard of audio & video equipment manufacturer Goldmund before then you probably don’t know their tagline, which they took from Alice in Wonderland: “Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.”
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Dingoo A320 Handheld Gaming System Plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Gba, Neo-Geo and Capcom Arcade Games

Dingoo A320 Handheld Gaming System Plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Gba, Neo-Geo and Capcom Arcade Games
I’ve seen plenty of portable retro video game systems in my travels, but never one that attempts to cover as many bases as this one. This Chinese import plays 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit titles from 7 different game platforms in one compact system.

Sony Releases X1000 Series of Media Players; Apple Doesn’T Notice Because of Their Thick Walls of Money

Sony Releases X1000 Series of Media Players; Apple Doesn’T Notice Because of Their Thick Walls of Money
Sony has seen better times: the PSP was almost abandoned by game developers due to rampant piracy, the PS3 isn’t selling like its previous incarnations, and the iPod is the new Walkman. But the Japanese giant soldiers on, and are still releasing new products left and right, such as the X1000 series of media players, previously known as “Walkman X.”

Sneaky Stick: Portable Hidden Camera With Built-in Dvr and Audio

Sneaky Stick: Portable Hidden Camera With Built-in Dvr and Audio
Want to know who keeps on stealing your drink from the office fridge? The drink that you so clearly labeled with your full name along with a fingerprint of your right thumb to eliminate all ambiguity as to the ownership of said drink?

Bust Out Some Legit Block Rockin’ Beats With the LEGO Boombox

Bust Out Some Legit Block Rockin’ Beats With the LEGO Boombox
Unlike the other Lego-inspired audio gear we’ve featured here, this LEGO boombox actually bears the Danish toy company’s stamp. It’s quite cheap too, at $40. Who says authentic stuff has to be expensive? The LEGO boombox has an analog radio and CD player, but you can connect other audio players via its 3.5-mm input jack.

Mini Mp3 Amps Don’t Go to 11, but Will Rock the (Doll) House

Mini Mp3 Amps Don’t Go to 11, but Will Rock the (Doll) House
These nifty little speaker systems look just like classic electric guitar amps, only a whole lot smaller. Modeled after classic amps by musical greats Marshall and US Blues, these teensy little amps are perfect for the rocker in your house.

Retrolicious: Areaware 2b Radio

Retrolicious: Areaware 2b Radio
Areaware’s 2B Radio lets you enjoy the “big, warm, radiant sound” that can only be produced by vacuum tubes, along with a Braun-inspired minimalist design. Aside from an AM & FM internal antenna, the 2B Radio also has an aux input and a recording output, so you can pair it with modern audio devices.

Amazon has Monopoly on Ipig iPod Dock

Amazon has Monopoly on Ipig iPod Dock
This is why the people at Amazon are rich while the rest of us are earning debts: Amazon exclusives. Sheer Genius. So what should you pay them for next? Punch those credit card numbers in you sucker you, because Speakal’s iPig iPod Dock is here.

Wacom Nextbeat Wireless Controller for Djs: From Tablets to Turntables to the Dance Floor

Wacom Nextbeat Wireless Controller for Djs: From Tablets to Turntables to the Dance Floor
Wacom, known almost solely for their pen-based graphic tablets and touchscreens has made the jump into an entirely new market – DJs. Maybe dance clubs are more recession-proof than graphic designers? Who knows? The new Wacom nextbeat is a music controller which lets both professional and casual digital dee-jays finesse their tunes in about any way imaginable – even from the middle of the dance floor.

Sony Releases Three DVD Home Theater Systems: Can You Spot the Differences?

Sony Releases Three DVD Home Theater Systems: Can You Spot the Differences?
Sony unveiled three new “DVD-integrated home theater solutions” this week, the DAV-HDX587WC, the DAV-HDX589W and the DAV-HDX285. No, I did not make those names up. Now I’m sitting here, going back and forth between the 587WC’s and the 589W’s product spec sheets, truly, deeply, sincerely wishing that I made this mess up, because for the life of me I cannot tell the difference between the two.

Octopus Trap Speakers May Only Look Versatile

Octopus Trap Speakers May Only Look Versatile
In what has to be one of the oddest trends I’ve seen, Japanese company Bird Electron has produced a set of speakers built to resemble octopus traps. As you might have guessed, octopus traps are used to catch octopi.

R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!

R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!
Remember the AT-AT Walker ghetto blaster? Well apparently not only the Empire gets its own boom box. This R2-D2 sound system is part of the Hype Hustle Rip-Off exhibition by artist Bill McMullen over at LA’s The Constant Gallery.

Pulsewidth’S Felt Mini Synthesizers Make Soft, Squishy Music

Pulsewidth’S Felt Mini Synthesizers Make Soft, Squishy Music
When I think of old school analog synthesizers, I think of hard plastic, wood and metal cases, and plenty of knobs, switches and wires. Not so says this crafter, who’s made up this batch of awesomely soft synthesizers.

Korg Nano USB Midi Controllers Let You Make Beautiful Music

Korg Nano USB Midi Controllers Let You Make Beautiful Music
These little USB controllers let you build out a full-fledged recording studio anywhere you go. The Korg nanoSeries of controllers are small enough to throw in a backpack or briefcase, but when connected to your computer let you set up a robust studio on the road.

Bacharufurontosaraundo: Kenwood 2 Channel CD Player With Surround Sound

Bacharufurontosaraundo: Kenwood 2 Channel CD Player With Surround Sound
Japanese electronics company Kenwood recently unveiled a currently unnamed and unpriced CD player that incorporates DTS Surround Sensation. Surround Sensation is a technology that allows listeners to hear surround sound even from conventional two-speaker systems (e.g.
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