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Get Your Geek on With These Badass Lightsabers

Get Your Geek on With These Badass Lightsabers
ThinkGeek is now offering these totally over the top Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers. They’re far more substantial and effect-laden than the cheapo toy lightsabers out there. Each lightsaber features a variety of cool effects, including: glowing blades with sliding power-up/down effect sound effects digitally recorded from the movie motion sensor controlled sound effects, Power-up, idle hum, clash, and power-down a heavy-duty metal hilt to looks and feels like a “real” lightsaber The come in 5 varieties, including: Darth Maul – DUAL Red Blade – $199.99

Thingamagoop: Super Cool Portable Analog Synth

Thingamagoop: Super Cool Portable Analog Synth
While researching the topic of innovative musical devices, I came across the guys at Bleep Labs and their totally wacky Thingamagoop custom synthesizer series. These portable sythesizers generate electronica using a unique control interface: as you move a colorful LED over a photosensor, the sound’s waveform changes.
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Box Generates Dance Music With Press of a Button

Box Generates Dance Music With Press of a Button
Australia’s Mungo Enterprises has engineered the “Infinite Horizon“, a concept device capable of programatically generating modern dance/trance music with, literally, the push of a button. Just press the BIG RED BUTTON, and out comes a track. There are a handful of additional controls to influence the direction of tracks, such as when to kick in bass, leads, and chords.

New Sony “Mylo” Wifi Media Player – Should We Care?

New Sony “Mylo” Wifi Media Player – Should We Care?
The new Sony “Mylo” media player supports MPEG-4 video, audio and photos. It also has a built-in wireless connection that supports wireless music streaming to other mylo players and it works as a wireless Skype phone.

Super Cool Desktop Widget

Super Cool Desktop Widget
Russia’s Art Lebedev Studio has designed the Optimus Mini Three, a custom keyboard/display device that allows you to place “widgets” outside of your computer screen. The keyboard combines three soft-keys with three super cool, full color 96×96 pixel OLED screens and special software which lets you create your own display widgets and send them to the USB-connected device.

Super Cool Wireless Projection Clock

Super Cool Wireless Projection Clock
Oregon Scientific, know for their typically utilitarian designs for weather and time gadgets went totally off the charts by hiring world reknown designer Stefano Giovannoni, to design this ultra-hip alarm clock with a great LED backlit display in a retro sci-fi font, and a nifty removeable wireless time projection sphere. The projector can be moved around to display the time on whatever surface you want, and features dual alarms, indoor temperature monitoring and a self-setting atomic clock.

More Details Emerge on Msft Portable “Zune”

More Details Emerge on Msft Portable “Zune”
Rumor has it that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” / portable gaming device, known as “Zune” will integrate the social networking (aka “friends list” from Xbox Live) features of the previously announced Live Anywhere system. The Zune, developed by Xbox 360 guru J.

iPod FM Transmitter Broadcaststrack Info to Your Car Stereo

iPod FM Transmitter Broadcaststrack Info to Your Car Stereo
This week, Kensington Computer Products announced a very cool new FM transmitter for iPods. What’s unique about this model is that it’s the first to use the Radio Data System (RDS) to transmit and display song titles and artist information to car stereos that support this technology.

Nothing Good on Tv? Perhaps This Will Help.

Nothing Good on Tv? Perhaps This Will Help.
I recently stumbled upon this nifty optical filter, called the Tvbeeboo. This device suction-cups onto the front of TVs or monitors up to 23″, and difuses the images in such a way to turn your old TV or monitor into a really cool ambient lighting source.

Keep Your Conversations Private

Keep Your Conversations Private
Sonare Technologies is now offering Babble, a sound processing device that allows you to have conversations at your cubicle or other open office, while preventing others from hearing what you’re talking about. The system scrambles your voice and projects the scrambled version over speakers.

Ultra-Mini Projector (With Frickin’ Laser Beams)

Ultra-Mini Projector (With Frickin’ Laser Beams)
How would you like to project a movie from your cell-phone or carry a screen-free computer that can turn any wall into your monitor. Israel-based Explay (not with Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb) has plans to release a Matchbox-sized projector can create images from 7″ to 35″ in size using lasers.The

World’s Smallest Record Player (but…)

World’s Smallest Record Player (but…)
For those of you who still have a stack of 33 vinyl ablums sitting around, but no longer have a turntable, I bring you Vinyl Killer…. Japanese company Razy-Works is selling this pint-sized VW bus that contains a needle, amplifier and speaker.

Cool LED Clock Made of Wood

Cool LED Clock Made of Wood
ThinkGeek is offering this really awesome LED clock. When turned off, looks like a solid block of wood. When turned on, the display illuminates behind a very thin wood veneer. Dimensions are 7″(w) X 4″(h) X 3.5″(d)

Weather Forecasting Umbrella

Weather Forecasting Umbrella
Ambient Devices, known for their unique radio-data information tools, such as the Ambient Dashboard, have announced the upcoming release of their new Ambient Umbrella. The LED lighted handle of the umbrella pulses at different frequencies to indicate the forecast weather conditions in your area (based on real-time data from AccuWeather.com).

Official Sidekick 3 Details Released

Official Sidekick 3 Details Released
Today T-Mobile announced the Sidekick 3. Upgrades include a 1.3 megapixel camera, EDGE data, Bluetooth, a miniSD memory card slot, and a music player application. They guys at MobileBurn have posted a full review and highlights video and more pictures.

New Divx Compatible DVD Walkman

New Divx Compatible DVD Walkman
DivX and Sony have partnered up to release a new DVD Walkman player, capable of playing high-quality video content encoded in DivX format. (The player should also support DVD, DVD
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