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Kota the Triceratops

Kota the Triceratops

If you're a busy mom, or a single parent who just doesn't have the time (nor the energy) to keep up with your kid, then go ahead and purchase Kota the Triceratops. This cute dinosaur will surely let your child's imagination run wild. Get them their very own interactive baby dinosaur to pet, feed and, most important of all, make tons of noise with.

Yes, this amazing toy can talk, eat, and play around with your kid provided that it receives the proper amount of stimuli. It can also be used as a musical instrument and a cute high chair for your kid.

Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill

gastar migrill

Tired of your old, boring gas grill? Want a grill that makes you boogie woogie or one that relaxes your mood with soothing music? Then consider getting your family the Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill with built-in speakers. This innovative product functions as a gas grill and an iPod dock, so you can keep the festivity going after you do the grilling.

The retro-looking Gaster miGrill features 160 sq inches of revolutionary cooking surface that has 8,500 BTUs of sizzle, perfect for your grilling needs. What is more, the drip pan is dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup a lot easier for you. It also sports a powerful built-in speaker module with two speakers that you can use with your iPod or other MP3 players. You can use 4 AA batteries to power the speakers or just plug the included adapter in to get them going.

The Gaster miGrill has the funky feel to it and is available in black, red, and silver. This gas grill, doubling as an iPod dock, would be perfect in keeping you and al of your guests entertained in many ways. You can get the Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill with built-in speaker from Meijer for only $129.99.

Gscreen Spacebook Dual Screen Laptop

Gscreen Spacebook Dual Screen Laptop

If you ever think that you may have seen everything there is to see about laptops, then think again. There are other laptop makers that are now trying to challenge how typical laptops are being designed nowadays. One such example is the Gscreen Spacebook laptop.

The Gscreen Spacebook laptop may not be the typical laptop that you might see out in the market today. This unique laptop sports, among other things, a dual screen display. The Gscreen Spacebook sports two 15.4 inch screens that slide one behind the other. It is designed so that users may be able to do two things at a time. With the Gscreen Spacebook dual screen laptop, people may be able to watch a movie in one screen while surfing the Net on the other.

It has an Intel Core Duo processor and a 4GB RAM onboard so multi-tasking may not be a problem. The problem though is that the Gscreen Spacebook can become quite a heavy gadget at 12 pounds to have sitting in your lap. And with a price expected to go around US$ 3000, that is something worth considering too. But then, where else can you find any other dual screen laptops nowadays?

Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 review

It's here, folks. The BlackBerry Tour has been unboxed, and now that we've had a few days to mess around with it, we're able to tell you how we truly and deeply feel. There have been countless leaks and unofficial reviews circulating for the past few months, but now that it's finally legit we can give this sexy piece of tech a proper shakedown. It's been roughly described as a CDMA Bold, but does it surpass its GSM counterpart? Be sure to head over to Engadget Mobile for the full review!

The 3D Balance Control Ball

3D Balance Control Ball

If you're the type of person who's heavy on brain training and intellectual fun, then this new toy ball is definitely for you.

The 3D Balance Control Ball is a tactical 3D maze that would undoubtedly keep you occupied and entertained for a while, but probably not as occupied as you would be with a Rubik's Cube. Nevertheless, this 7.5 inches ball is very educational and is guaranteed to improve your rusting problem-solving skills.

Buy it now and get stuck in understanding 3D visual space and movement. For $15, I'd say the 3D Balance Control Intellect Ball is worth a shot.

Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P

Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P ultra low voltage notebook with pivoting multitouch screen

If you have raving about the Aspire Timeline 1810T ultra-low voltage notebook from Acer, then you would definitely feel more excited once you hear that they have come up with that same model... in tablet form.

The Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P has the same specs as the 1810T, while adding a pivoting, multitouch screen and a slot to place your stylus. Although there is nothing much to discuss as of now, what we do know is that the 1820P is 300 grams heavier than its predecessor and it will only be available in Windows 7, not that we are complaining.

Lil Guppie Multi-tool

Lil Guppie Multi-tool

When coming up with the most powerful or resourceful fish, you wouldn't think about the guppy. But the people at Columbia River Knife & Tool changed all that.

Just like a Swiss Army Knife, the Lil Guppie Multi-Tool it's got actual tools that you can use to make small repairs.

It's got an adjustable wrench that opens up to 10mm. It has a carabiner that you can attach to a D-ring, belt loop or backpack, making this little tool handy and easy to bring with you wherever you go. The Lill Guppie has a high-carbon, stainless steel blade that has a razor-sharp edge and which can be opened with one hand. The Lil Guppie's "tail" is a flat blade screwdriver that you can use on smaller size screws, the base of "jaw" is a Phillips screwdriver, and the curved fin is a bottle opener.

Apple MacBook Goes Unibody

Apple Macbook in Unibody

The 13-inch MacBook Pro gets a makeover and now Apple offers the familiar 13-inch laptop in unibody. What is unibody, you say? It is a type of construction wherein the insides of new MacBook is integrated, making it a single unit.

The new unibody MacBook comes with a LED-backlit display, a new glass multitouch trackpad, and a claimed battery life of up to seven hours. Inside the laptop is a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM (which can be upgradeable to 4GB), a NVIDIA 9400M GPU, and a 250GB hard drive with standby SuperDrive.

The latest MacBook is now available on the Apple Store for US$999.

Ceramic Kitchen Radio

ceramic kitchen radio

If you have adopted the routine of turning on the radio while eating breakfast, you may as well get the Ceramic Kitchen Radio. It's not only portable but utterly chic as well. No lights, no control jutting out of its surface, but just pure and simple, minimalistic design.

If you have limited options when it comes to a kitchen radio, you can opt for a clock radio. However, a spill can be quite a problem when it comes to this part. With the Ceramic Kitchen Radio, however, it will be as easy as handling it. It has a tuning dial that acts both as the lid and speaker. It is also battery-operated. In addition, it is mess-free as it can be cleaned easily in case of a spill.

The Ceramic Kitchen Radio only comes in white. Agata Norkroos, the designer of such this simple gizmo, is an artist from Estonia. The creation of this radio is part of her study in design.

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

Unique gadgets usually get attention not just by how they look but also in terms of their function. One such kind of unique gadget is the Ice Cream Ball. A look at this gadget and what it does will make you think that you should have one at home.

The Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball, just by the name itself, may already give you an idea on what this unique device is all about. It will enable you make your own ice cream in a quite unique way. For one, it doesn't require any electric power to make the ice cream. All it requires is the principle of thermodynamics put into work along with some physical effort.

You would need milk and cream mix, some ice and rock salt. You put them inside their respective compartments in the Ice Cream Ball, close it and then roll it around for about 20 minutes. No kicks necessary. After around that time, you will have your own homemade ice cream to enjoy. You can check it out for yourself if you want to. It's available at Amazon for US$20.

Sony VAIO Nebula FW

Sony VAIO Nebula FW

Sony has been releasing limited-edition VAIO laptops called "Signature Collection," featuring different premium specs. Adding to that collection is the new Sony VAIO Nebula FW, which is distinct primarily because of its stellar-designed cover.

Mixing performance flair with premium multimedia technology, the Sony VAIO Nebula FW brings gaming and media experience to unknown frontier with its 16.4-inch LCD monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal for watching movies in their original cinematic format without the annoying black bars. This laptop also comes with Blu-ray drive for the ultimate HD viewing everywhere you go and 5.1-channel Dolby Sound Room technology for cinema-quality audio.

Gamers, meanwhile, would be delighted to this device's ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650 graphics card, promising fluid graphics processing and faster gaming without placing huge demands on the CPU. The VAIO Nebula FW also comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 8GB of RAM, a standard hard drive with up to 500GB of memory, and Windows 7.

Futuristic Rolltop Multi-touch Laptop

Futuristic Rolltop Multi-touch Laptop

Laptops, netbooks, and notebooks are getting thinner and thinner. But Orkin Design's futuristic laptop concept trumps that.

The Rolltop, as the name suggests can be rolled up like mat. Talk about portable. This laptop is flexible OLED display which also handles multitouch just like your iPhone.

When completely rolled out, it turns into a 17-inch flat screen display; but it can also be folded into a 13" tablet. No word yet, whether it will carry wireless power, but its detachable stand reportedly stores a power adapter, the table's stylus, and 2 USB ports. Oh, and it can also double as a digital photo frame.

New cool gadget from Philips. LivingColors

Philips LivingColors is a highly distinctive lamp that can produce over 16 million different colors.

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The lamp uses 4 LEDs, two red, one blue, and one green. By increasing, reducing, brightening or dimming each LED you get different colors!

The lamp uses a remote control so you can change LivingColors settings from anywhere in the room. What is smart on this remote is the fact that it remembers your last settings so you don’t need to reselect them.

The price for Philips LivingColors is £120.00.

Dell Zino HD Mini PC

Dell Inspiron Zino HD mini PC

Dell recently introduced the Inspiron Zino HD mini PC, a compact desktop computer that is versatile enough to handle basic computing tasks and running a big-screen, high-def media files. It features a wide range of cover colors and spec options with up to 8GB dual channel DDR2 RAM, up to 1TB hard disk, DVD-CD RW drive with optional Blu-ray combo, your choice of AMD or Dual Core Athlon Neo X2 processors, built-in high-definition audio, four-in-one media card reader, four USB ports, and your choice of Windows OS from Vista Home Basic through 7 Professional.

Measuring at 7.75 inches square and 3.5 inches tall, it includes standard HD-capable integrated graphics card, HDMI output, and built-in networking, making an ideal home computer for word processing, e-mail, photo organization, music listening, and Internet browsing. The Dell Inspiron is available at starting at US$229.

Nokia N900 Now Shipping

Nokia N900 Maemo phone

Only a few days to go and we will see for ourselves Nokia's first Maemo-based smartphone as the N900 is being shipped to Europe, Middle East, Russia, and North America. Set to compete against Apple's iPhone and BlackBerry by RIM, the Nokia N900 is both a mobile phone and a mobile Internet device. It runs on Maemo 5 Linux OS and the first Nokia phone powered by TI OMAP3 microprocessor with ARM Cortex-A8 Core. Apart from its touch screen display, the Nokia N900 also featues a 5-megapixel camera, portable media player, as well as e-mail and web browsing capabilities. Compared to other contemporary handsets, the N900 has a more "touch-friendly" interface and a customizable home screen that mixes application icons with shortcuts and widgets.

However, users in United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, and Austria are warned that the Nokia N900 will not be compatible with Hutchinson 3G SIM cards until a software update becomes available later in the year.

Nokia Booklet 3G Hands-On

Nokia Booklet 3G

People may have had their excitement over Nokia's Booklet 3G doused after learning about its hefty price tag (US$599 without contract or $299 with a 2-year $60 monthly subsidy), but they cannot deny the fact that this netbook could be the tech world's next best thing. They just could not resist the premium features this baby has: Lightweight, aluminum casing, two-finger-scroll touchpad, high-definition display, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD card reader, and support for hot-swappable SIM cards.

Engadget recently got its hands on a demo version of the Nokia Booklet 3G and tried out if it could deliver A-class performance. Unfortunately, it had some issues. For one, the review claims that the netbook (or mini-laptop as they would like to call it) has really slow web browsing speed, which Nokia clarified as something to do with the demo's use of British WiFi hence the slow speed. Meanwhile, its display has a weak viewing angle, especially from above, and appears dim overall.

Let's see how Nokia would resolve these hiccups in the coming months.

Eigenharp Alpha

Eigenharp Alpha

The Eigenharp Alpha is a pretty unique musical instrument unlike any you might have previously seen. It is actually an instrument designed for professionals that has many added features to it. This unique instrument has quite a lot of technology behind it, making it quite capable of doing a variety of things that other musical instruments can't.

The Eigenharp Alpha allows users to play as well as improvise using a variety of sounds and musical ranges. The keys in the instrument are designed to provide the most expressive features for musicians as they play and create music.

Not only that, it can also record loops, alter tempo program beats as well as create arrangements as just some of its attractive features. The Eigenharp Alpha is designed with the serious musician in mind. Its cost of 3,950 UK pounds is really something that music professionals would only be investing in. It is available at Eigenlabs.

Buzzword Speech Recognition Wristband

Buzzword Speech Recognition Wristband

Even the most experienced public speakers have their own unique verbal tics, no matter how minor. It may be a habitual mispronunciation of a word or a phrase being repeated too often for comfort. Those who speak in public frequently work hard to correct these verbal and mental errors. For some, they just want to plainly get rid of it.

So for those who are serious about correcting their verbal tics, how about using some bit of technology to do so? Here is a unique gadget that might just do the trick. Presenting the Buzzword Speech Recognition Wristband, a gadget that aims to shock the verbal tics out of you (pun intended, but also with all seriousness).

Up close, the Buzzword Speech Recognition Wristband may look pretty ordinary but with a high tech look. It sports a small display up front and can be likened to a small wrist watch. But it does more than that. The Buzzword Speech Recognition Wristband can recognize certain audible sounds like words or phrases that can easily be programmed into it. It is equipped with its own microphone that handles the audio input. Whenever the user mentions a certain programmed word or phrase considered for correction. It alerts the wearer by sending an electric shock. The shock treatment is considered pretty safe, but one that is not easily forgotten also.

Tag Heuer Prosthetic Leg

Prosthetic legs have helped a lot of people who are burdened of having just one leg for the rest of their lives. These have been designed according to our understanding on the human anatomy and leg movement. However, many amputees feel that prosthesis does not fit their lifestyle, that it looks "more pathetic" wearing an artificial leg that makes them walk like Robo-cop.

Designer Koo Ho Shin has come up with a prototype of a prosthetic leg that aims to convert a utilitarian gear into a highly fashionable accessory that reflects the amputee's fashion sense, something that he or she would be glad to show off. And since the prosthesis is co-branded with Tag Heuer, expect a sporty and high-end feel to the artificial leg.

The project began by studying the body form, biomorphic shapes, then incorporating it with Tag Heuer's accentuated, bold, and glamorous details. After taking everything into consideration, from observing the current products in the market to the opinions of amputees who were asked during the development of this project, Koo Ho Shin came up with a revolutionary customized prosthetic leg that features a hubless knee made up of carbon fiber, one of the strongest materials today.

Samsung P2770 Widescreen HDTV Monitor

Samsung P2770 widescreen hd monitor

Samsung has recently introduced a 27-inch 1080p widescreen HDTV monitor called the P2770. It includes a built-in digital TV tuner, digital device support, a 5ms response time, and 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. You can connect this monitor to your cable or satellite box, Blu-ray player, gaming system, or desktop computer.

This HD monitor also features rich audio specs like Dolby Digital Plus, SRS TruSurround HD, and 5.1 optical SPDIF, coming out of its integrated speakers, reducing the need for added speakers that can take up space.

GoSpeak Pro Ultraportable Folding Speakers

GoSpeak Pro portable speakers

Now you can present in front of a large audience with ease and confidence even without a lectern and sound system. That is because there is a portable, foldable, speaker system that will do just that at a moment's notice.

SMK-Link Electronics introduces the GoSpeak! Pro "ultra-portable amplification system," a slim five-pound wonder that has the audio power to address an audience of up to around 200 people, making it ideal for business presentation, sales meetings, seminars, trade shows, and other small-to-mid-sized gatherings. The GoSpeak! Pro is so portable, you can stuff it right at your laptop tote bag.

This portable folding speakers is available through different consumer electronics retail outlets, online reseller sites, and on GoSpeak Pro's website. Suggested retail price is US$399.00, add $100 to purchase an optional wireless microphone.

Lomak: Light Operated Mouse and Keyboard


I love gadgets and gizmos not because they are cool piece of hardware but because this hardware technology is eternal and can never end. Though its a fact that new gadgets soon become obsolete but with every new generation we get to see a new technology and with every new technology we get to see a new gadget and thats how it works. Recently I encountered a gadget that was not only worth reviewing but is indeed one of the most unique gadgets I have ever seen in my life.

Lomak: Light Operated Mouse and Keyboard

Lomak (Light Operated Mouse and Keyboard) is a new computer support hardware device designed specially for people who are unable to use or have difficulty in using the standard mouse and keyboard. The specialty of this device is that it uses beam of light as a means of communication between the user and the computer. A hand or head pointer controls a beam of light that highlights then confirms the key or mouse functions on the keyboard. By confirming each key, only the correct selection is entered, which reduces errors and increases input speed.


Lomak Features

This new concept device is no doubt very unique and so are all of its features but here are some of the detailed feaures of Lomak

  • Ergonomic layout with keys arranged in circles
  • Each key, or mouse function, must be confirmed before that "Key-stroke" is sent to the computer
  • Reduces errors and accidental inputs and improves the input speed
  • USB Plug and play with lightweight body and does not require software to run
  • Uses less power and can be used in a number of different ways

The Great new Concept

Lomak can be called as the new generation keyboard that will make user-computer interaction more healthy and will prevent users from developing the pain and stress like from those standard user keyboards. This will also allow people with physical disabilities to use computer in a much painless manner and ensure a healthy living. The Lomak concept idea is so good that it just won the gold medal at the 2007 IDEA design awards.

If you want to see this great concept device in action just watch the video below and tell me your views about it (Please reload page to play video because its auto-play).

SmartFaucet from iHouse – New Gadget in Your Bathroom

Internet and high-tech gadgets have already penetrated in our life to an unbelievable level: cameras in belts, Bluetooth watches, electronic car keys finders and high technology is coming to our kitchens and bathrooms. iHouse presents a new gadget along its cell phone controlled bathtub that prepares an excellent bath with an only one phone call – SmartFaucet - which is one of those devices that are necessary, but the word “smart” makes it different from the ordinary faucets.

The SmartFaucet by iHouse is highly convenient due to its characteristics: it has a face recognition technology. The essence of this technology is the following: the camera recognizes you and the faucet remembers different temperature settings for each member of your family and automatically adjusts the temperature of the water to the preferred level. The water is heated with a built-in internal heating coil, and, moreover, there are LEDs which change the color of the water from blue to red to show its temperature.

Additionally, a completely new feature, the users will have the access to their e-mail. There is a touchscreen display on the faucet which enables you to check your calendar, e-mail and the outside temperature.

There is no information concerning the SmartFaucet availability and price, but we may suppose it would be rather expensive.

Portable Speakers for iPhone

For all the iLovers here is a new gadget for your fabulous piece of gadget. It is intended to make your life easier..I mean to ease your way to your favourite tracks stored on your “fabulous device” again, the iPhone. At least, now all the pinky gadgets for the iPods will disappear …and the pinky gadgets for the iPhone will be born.

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters has introduced its Portable Speakers for iPhone. The compact speaker system is shielded from TDMA interference, and connects to the iPhone via the handset’s headphone jack, making it compatible with a wide range of alternate audio sources, including every model of iPod. Other features include two compact speakers which snap into the base for greater portability, a rotating, removable stand, and the ability to act as a speaker phone when a connected iPhone receives a call.

The speakers are powered by either AAA batteries or by the included AC adapter, and the speaker base features a recessed area for cord storage and management. The DLO Portable Speakers for iPhone are available now and sell for $50.

WowWee Spyball Spy Camera

WowWee has just released details of a fun new gadget, the WowWee Spyball Spy Camera.
The WowWee Spyball is a tiny remote controlled robot spy camera, that streams video or pictures over WiFi to your PC.

It can move and take pictures in 360 degrees, and features built in wheels, which move it around, it also has a pop up camera that can also be hidden or popped up with the included remote.

This certainly would be great fun in the office, the WowWee Spyball is expected to retail for around $169 and will go on sale in Q4 of 2009.

Engadget's recession antidote: win a LG enV3 for Verizon Wireless

This whole global economic crisis, and its resulting massive loss of jobs got us thinking. We here at Engadget didn't want to stand helplessly by, announcing every new round of misery without giving anything back -- so we decided to take the opportunity to spread a little positivity. We'll be handing out a new gadget every day to lucky readers until we run out of stuff / companies stop sending things. Today we've got eight (8) LG enV3's (in blue and maroon) for Verizon Wireless up for grabs. Read the rules below (no skimming -- we're omniscient and can tell when you've skimmed) and get commenting! Hooray for free stuff!

Special thanks to LG for providing the gear!

The rules:
  • Leave a comment below. Any comment will do, but if you want to share your proposal for "fixing" the world economy, that'd be sweet too.
  • You may only enter this specific giveaway once. If you enter this giveaway more than once you'll be automatically disqualified, etc. (Yes, we have robots that thoroughly check to ensure fairness.)
  • If you enter more than once, only activate one comment. This is pretty self explanatory. Just be careful and you'll be fine.
  • Contest is open to anyone in the 50 States, 18 or older! Sorry, we don't make this rule (we hate excluding anyone), so be mad at our lawyers and contest laws if you have to be mad.
  • Winner will be chosen randomly. Eight (8) winner will receive one (1) maroon or blue LG enV3 for Verizon Wireless. Approximate retail value is $299.99. (Color will be chosen randomly.)
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Saturday, July 11th, at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!

Zero Blaster Makes Vapor Smoke Rings Fun

The Zero Blaster fulfills my longtime desire to somehow blow smoke rings without a cigarette, and here she is! The Zero Blaster makes glowing vapor rings that can be as large as 12 feet.

Can we say holiday fun. Yes, holiday fun! The blaster comes with whatever special, water-based non-toxic fuel that is used to make the vapor rings and you can reorder, which I would have to do immediately, on their website. Along with all the vapor fun, you get ray-gun type sound effects and it’s not even a Smith & Wesson! I love it, Zero Blasters all around this holiday season! Cost, $20.

Advertize Your Single with the Singlering

Now you can know who’s single & who’s not with the Singlering. This handy dandy ring comes with your own special code so you can go online & register your singledom.

While you’re at the club you can flash the Singlering to let those other folks know you’re free & ready to party, or something. I feel like this is a little more like tagging livestock than a dating enhancer, but that’s just me. Cost, a whopping $50!

Gadget Blog Week in Review

Apparently this toilet -washer is a “greener gadget” because it saves energy and obviously space by utilizing the same water source. Which is all well and good BUT I don’t like it.

Here is why - LOOK at how close the toilet is to the washer. Do you know how much feces and urine inadvertenly splatters about whenever you flush! Call me a germaphobe (which I sort of am) but I don’t like the thought of my clean clothes being that close to the exit source of my twozies! I’m just saying….

Bluetooth Car Speaker: Speaker Hooks to Steering

With all the hands-free cell phone laws popping up around the country, more and more people are installing Bluetooth systems in their cars. And if that’s too spendy for you and you’re not a big fan of sticking those funny looking things into your ears, then maybe this will interest you.

This Steering Wheel Bluetooth Adapter allows you to speak directly into your steering wheel. It features a microphone and speakers, an LCD display, SD port, USB and FM-Out and just clips onto your steering wheel. And it’s affordable, costing only $63.

Of course, this thing needs a power source. Which means, you guessed it, you have to plug it into your lighter. Which would making a U-turn very tricky when you’re talking to Aunt Mary on Main Street.

Apparently engineers thought mounting this thing on the dashboard was too dangerous for drivers.

Well, there is a wireless feature I guess, but it has to be charged every now and then.

New Gadgets Blog Round Up

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Expiring HP Deal: Save 30% Off Select HP Pavilions

Today marks your last day to take advantage of this expiring HP Deal.

This web-only offer allows you to save 30% off selection HP Pavilion notebooks.

Here’s a list of which HP Pavilion models that are on sale: HP Pavilion dv7t, HP Pavilion tx2z and HP Pavilion HDX 18.

The only downside of this coupon, besides it expiring today, is that it is only redeemable for the first 1,000 coupons and there is only 1 redemption per person or address. So if you want two, then you’re going to have to hop over next door and ask your neighbor Wilson to vouch for you.