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Belkin Introduces Tunedeck for iPod Nano

Belkin Introduces Tunedeck for iPod Nano
Belkin has just announced their new Tunedeck accessory for the iPod Nano. The Tunedeck combines a cassette adapter with a a swiveling iPod Nano mount, so you can just plug it into your cassette deck, and the Nano will sit nicely at eye-level with your stereo.

Weatherproof Your Satellite Dish?

Weatherproof Your Satellite Dish?
The folks at Cytonix Corporation claim they’ve got a solution to rainy/snowy-day satellite dish outages with their new WX2100 spray-on coating. According to the company, “WX2100 is a long-lasting, super hydrophobic coating that repels rain, snow and ice, keeping satellite dishes and radomes dry even in heavy precipitation and preventing the buildup of snow and ice.” Apparently this stuff has been used to reduce rain issues has been successfully used to reduce “rain fade” in commercial and military satellite operations for some time.
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Conceal Your Speakers in Artwork

Conceal Your Speakers in Artwork
Artcoustic offers custom made in-wall speaker systems which can incorporate specially manufactured acoustically-transparent grills. These allow you to hide your speakers behind a work of art without affecting sound quality. Artcoustic offers a variety of beautiful designs or you can even submit your own design for incorporation into your speakers.

Directv Titanium: Watch Every Channel (Just $7500/Year)

Directv Titanium: Watch Every Channel (Just $7500/Year)
For those who absolutely need have to have EVERY channel, DirecTV has introduced its Titanium package The package includes every premium channel, every movie channel, every pay-per-view movie, every sport channel, every adult channel every HDTV channel and up to 10 HD DVRs.

Play Your PSP Tunes in Your Car

Play Your PSP Tunes in Your Car
Griffin Technologies, has just introduced their new iTrip for the PSP. For those of you not familiar the original iTrip series, these devices enabled your iPod to wirelessly (using FM) transmit to your car stereo, blending in seamlessly with the design of Apple’s ubiquitous music players.

Microsoft Working on iPod Rival (Day Late, Dollar Short?)

Microsoft Working on iPod Rival (Day Late, Dollar Short?)
Apparently, it’s official. Robbie Bach, who oversaw development of the original Xbox, is now working on a device and music store combination to try and grab up market share from Apple’s iPod and iTunes services. Supposedly they’ll be doing more to inject a sense of community into the music/video store experience than Apple has, so that MIGHT be interesting, but it wouldn’t take long for Apple to do the same.

Sneak Peek: Xbox Live Anywhere on Mobile Phones

Sneak Peek: Xbox Live Anywhere on Mobile Phones
Microsoft’s announcement from E3 that they would be making portions of the XBox Live system available through other mobile devices was cryptic at best. Now, we see exactly what Microsoft was talking about. At the 2006 Qualcomm BREW conference, it was revealed that the Live Anywhere service will be running on non-Microsoft platforms, and a variety of intriguing screenshots have now been posted at QJ.NET.

Worst USB Device Yet: Decapitated Teddy Bear

Worst USB Device Yet: Decapitated Teddy Bear
Here’s a strange one for all you USB device freaks… The head comes off, and you plug the neck into your USB port. Everyone should have one of these. Read More [via The Raw Feed]

Forget 1080p, How About 5000 X 2000?

Forget 1080p, How About 5000 X 2000?
Three companies in Germany demoed their prototype Cinevision 2006 digital movie theater system yesterday with a 10 megapixel resolution.

Ds Lite: Time’s Gadget of the Week

Ds Lite: Time’s Gadget of the Week
Time magazine has selected the recently-released Nintendo DS Lite as their favorite gadget this week. By pushing hard on brain teasers like Soduku, Brain Age and Big Brain Academy, it looks like they’re trying to broaden their demographic appeal to an older audience, and potentially more women.

“Ultra-Portable” Coming from Apple?

“Ultra-Portable” Coming from Apple?
Word on the street is that Apple is working on a series of “ultra-portable PCs,” potentially for release at the upcoming MacWorld event in January 2007. Speculation is that these devices could operate either entirely from flash memory or from a flash memory/hard drive combination.

PS3 – Proud Supporter of Engrish

PS3 – Proud Supporter of Engrish
When Sony prepared their PS3 mockup at their Ginza showroom in Japan, it appears that the translators had the day off. The picture speaks for itself. [via kotaku]

New LCD Technology Claims to Outperform Crt

New LCD Technology Claims to Outperform Crt
LCD panels have traditionally been lagging behind CRT monitors in terms of color response, saturation, accuracy and overall black-level response.- However, a company named eCinema Systems has announced a new LCD technology that it claims surpasses CRT in virtually every respect.

Some Wii Rumors

Some Wii Rumors
Two bundles, one for USD 299 and one for USD 199, MGS 4, next-generation graphics and the secret of what is hidden under the front flap of the Wii are just some of the Nintendo secrets revealed by a controversial forum post last week.

Pre-n Coming to Notebooks in Q3 2006

Pre-n Coming to Notebooks in Q3 2006
Even though the full 802.11n spec hasn’t been ratified, it’s not stopping manufacturers from shipping products using the draft standard. Despite concerns Dell is going ahead with plans to release notebooks in Q3 that utilize 802.11n draft standard wireless modules.

Projectors Getting Smaller and Smaller

Projectors Getting Smaller and Smaller
With all the news about larger and larger LCDs, plasmas and RPTVs, it’s nice to see that front projection is alive and well. The story here is miniaturization thanks to super-bright LED projection technology. Mitsubishi has had a similar projector for about a year now, and Sony is now releasing what they claim to be the “world’s smallest projector.” It’s still only a 800×600 image, but pretty amazing that the whole thing is just about 25 cubic inches in volume, fits in the palm of your hand, has zero warm up time, and no bulb to ever replace.
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