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Win Free Passes to Web 2.0 Expo [Caption Contest]

Win Free Passes to Web 2.0 Expo [Caption Contest]
Thanks to our friends over at Technorati, I’ve got my hands on a couple of full passes to next week’s Web 2.0 Expo to give away to two lucky Technabob readers. The show runs from April 22-25 in San Francisco, CA and is a great opportunity to learn about the latest Internet trends and technologies, and to interact with thousands of members of the community that is shaping the future of the Web. Valued at up to $1,895 a piece, each pass will get you into the entire show, including: All sessions (Wed – Fri) Workshops on Tues, April 22 All keynote and plenary presentations The Expo and all events held in the Expo All conference networking events Web2Open Continental Breakfast & Lunch (Tues – Fri) Here’s How to Enter: Simply write a really clever or witty caption for the photo above (taken at a previous Web 2.0

Spequalizer Audio Meter Frames: Rave Up

Spequalizer Audio Meter Frames: Rave Up
For those of you who’d like to make your living room look just a little more like a rave, have I got something for you. Just grab a few of these sound-sensing picture frames, and transform your pad into a serious party palace. Designed by FlashWear, the same guys who brought you the popular T-Qualizer, a VU-meter on a t-shirt, the tabletop Speaqualizer is their latest in their line of light-up creations.
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Griffin Powerdock Charges Multiple Ipods

Griffin Powerdock Charges Multiple Ipods
In a multi-iPod/iPhone household like mine, this device looks like it could be a godsend for tidying up the rats’ nest of cables on our kitchen countertop. Here’s a single charging dock that can recharge up to four iPods or iPhones simultaneously. The new Griffin PowerDock will come in both a two-dock ($50) and a four-dock ($70) model, and they should support all iPods with a 30-pin dock connector.

After-Christmas Deals From Amazon

After-Christmas Deals From Amazon
Now that Christmas is here, it’s time to turn our thoughts to the after holiday deals that will make really thankful if you got a gift card under the tree. So without further ado, here are some amazing deals I hand-picked for you over on Amazon. The Yamaha YSP-800 lets you add a complete surround sound system to any room, with just one box.

Tiny Cube Speaker Offers Big Sound (for Ants)

Tiny Cube Speaker Offers Big Sound (for Ants)
Being a fan of big, multi-speaker room-filling sound systems, I find it strange that I’m captivated by this miniature speaker. This tiny 1-inch cube speaker is so small that you can easily keep it in your pocket. The minuscule speaker has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery which will give you about 4 hours of play time on a single charge from your computer’s USB port.

Toshiba HD DVD Players at Wal-Mart for Under $99

Toshiba HD DVD Players at Wal-Mart for Under $99
According to this ad circular that’s floating around the web, your friendly neighborhood Wal-Mart will be flooding the market with super discounted Toshiba high definition DVD players. After dropping the price on Toshiba’s HD-A2 HD DVD player to $199, there’s now an ad that shows an unbelievable price of $98.87.

Haier Ibiza Music Player Gets Wi-Fi Rhapsody Store

Haier Ibiza Music Player Gets Wi-Fi Rhapsody Store
The new Ibiza media player from Haier starts off with many of the same features you’d find in a iPod or Zune. But the big difference with the Ibiza is that it comes with a built in live download integration with Rhapsody’s subscription service. With a full subscription to the Rhapsody-To-Go service, you’ll be able to download over 4 million tracks wirelessly to your player whenever you’ve got a Wi-Fi connection.

Clone Wars: iPod Nano Knock-Offs Under $50

Clone Wars: iPod Nano Knock-Offs Under $50
I’ll start out by saying this. Steve Jobs and company will no longer like you if you buy one of these. But for those of you who are too stingy to drop $149 to $199 on a real iPod Nano, here’s a cheap Chinese knock-off that’s a dead ringer for Apple’s chunky little 3rd-generation media player. The DigitalRise Nano III even goes so far as to steal part of its name from Apple’s popular player.

Zune 2 Price, Release Date, Photos and Specs

Zune 2 Price, Release Date, Photos and Specs
Earlier today, we broke the news that new Microsoft Zune media players had shown up on the FCC website for approval. In the last few hours, many more details about the new models have surfaced around the web. For starters, there will be an 80GB hard drive model, similar to the original Zune models, but packing a larger 3.2-inch

New Zune 2 Flash-Based Players Confirmed

New Zune 2 Flash-Based Players Confirmed
By now those in the know are aware that Microsoft is just about set to release several new Zune media players. Thanks to some drawings over at the FCC website, I can confirm that there are definitely new models in the works. The diagram I was able to dig up shows the label placement on both 4GB and 8GB flash-based player models aimed squarely at the iPod Nano.

Digitallife New York: 50% Off for Technabob Readers

Digitallife New York: 50% Off for Technabob Readers
The folks over at the upcoming DigitalLife show in New York have been kind enough to extend a substantial 50% discount off admission for the loyal readers of Technabob. Read on to see how to grab your tickets at this special price. DigitalLife showcases the latest in consumer electronics, video games and home entertainment, and is one of a rare breed of shows that’s actually open to the public.

Apple 9/5 Event to have Madonna Connection?

Apple 9/5 Event to have Madonna Connection?
There’s been all sorts of buzz and speculation going on about what iPods and iTunes news will emerge at Apple’s big dog and pony show tomorrow, but one odd tidbit popped up onto my radar screen today that I was a bit surprised by. You see, Apple’s invitations for the event is titled “The Beat Goes On”.

Rumor: is This New New iPod Nano?

Rumor: is This New New iPod Nano?
For a couple of weeks there have been a variety 0f images circulating around the web of what was supposedly the design new 3G iPod Nano. Now the folks over a GearLive have gotten their hands on a couple of images which look much more detailed than the grainy ones that have been floating around (and were subsequently removed due to requests from Apple’s legal folks.) While the latest image could be a bullshot, it certainly seems plausible given the earlier images.

Wear Your iPod Shuffle Like a Watch

Wear Your iPod Shuffle Like a Watch
This smartly-designed carrying case for the iPod Shuffle (2nd generation model) lets you wear the player on your wrist, just like a watch. The soft case snugly fits your minuscule media player to protect it from dust and scratches.

46-Inch 1080p Sceptre HDTV on Sale for $1299

46-Inch 1080p Sceptre HDTV on Sale for $1299
While Sceptre isn’t necessarily as well known as brands like Sony and Samsung, they do actually make pretty decent HDTVs. That said, if you’re looking for an bargain-priced way to break into the high-def big screen world, check out this limited time deal from Costco. The Sceptre 46-inch 1080p widescreen LCD set is now on sale for just $1299.99

Meizu Mini Media Player Debuts, Packed With Features

Meizu Mini Media Player Debuts, Packed With Features
Meizu, best known for their ridiculously copycat media players has released a new player that actually looks pretty decent. Surprisingly, it doesn’t derive too many of its looks from other manufacturer’s players either. Available now from Brando, the $189 Meizu Mini Player looks like a pretty capable little media player.
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