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Stamp.y stamps off your photos

Polaroid cameras still get a bit of love even now, despite the age of the technology.  You can’t help but love instant pictures no matter where you’re at.  Well this concept design taps into that just a little.  It gives you instant pictures, but in a very different way.  Instead of printing out pictures, it just gives you a stamp to use on random bits of paper.

With this instead of getting black and white you’ll get red and white.  Now I doubt that this would ever get to the point where it has near as much of a cult following as Polaroids, but it is an interesting new idea at the very least.  Stamp.y is a concept by Jinhee Kim, so it’s obviously still not up for sale.

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JayBird SB2 Bluetooth Headphones

It looks like JayBird is tapping into the sudden love for the 80’s by releasing headphones with colors that could easily be described as neon.  These Bluetooth headphones also come in less neon colors, so if you’re not really loving that trend, you’re still in luck.  Plus, with these headphones, you don’t have to deal with any of those unattractive cords.

The wide band might not appeal to absolutely everyone, but it does still stick with that 80’s feel.  These headphones will work with Bluetooth A2DP or even apt-X Bluetooth audio codec.  On the side of most of their headphones they include buttons to control your music.  Plus, to finish off the deal there is an integrated mic for making phone calls.  You can purchase a pair of these for $99.

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Dog Lamp Desk Organizer

If you’re feeling a little crafty, this could make a weekend project for those of you not scared off by wiring jobs.  This isn’t a kit that’s up for purchase, but the idea might be enough to give you some ideas on how to make your own version of this sort of thing.  This dog design makes it perfect for kids who want to have their own desk space to work on school projects.

On the inside of the mouth is a light that makes the eyes glow once the rest of the lights are out.  Then on the back of the dog is a spot to hold all sorts of small office supplies like pens, markers and scissors.  If you are using it for a kids room you might make sure that the wires are extra secure, so they don’t go accidentally tugging too hard on it.  This particular dog is a design by David Zhang, who hopefully will get some kits out for those of us that aren’t the best at woodworking.

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Hitachi 2010 line of LCD HDTVs announced

We’re well halfway into 2010, but Hitachi has just announced their 2010 line of LCD HDTVs for those of us living Stateside. Hmmm, guess that there really isn’t much urgency to roll out a new model for the year, but hey, you can always look at it on the bright side that they are half a year early before the clock tolls and 2011 rolls around. With the world’s economy still hanging precariously, it makes perfect sense for Hitachi to make sure their 2010 line up offers technology and advanced features alongside value-driven pricing to cater to today’s tech-savvy consumer. Let us take a look at the UltraVision UltraThin LED Series in greater detail in the extended post.

The UltraVision UltraThin LED Series are extremely slim, which means you can place them on your wall without much hassle, and they won’t look like an eyesore at all. Measuring under 2″ thin while taking full advantage of the latest high-efficiency LED technology, this new range is more than capable of delivering stunning Full HD 1080p 120Hz picture quality. Hitachi also has a heart for the environment, as they are all environmentally-friendly models by virtue of being mercury-free and ENERGY STAR 4.1 compliant, sipping definitely less juice when compared to conventional LCD models without compromising on image brightness or color vibrancy. The inclusion of CONEQ Surround and CONEQ 3D sound will further enhance Hitachi’s LED line, helping deliver an immersive audio experience to match the brilliance of the high definition video. The higher-end models will feature Instaport technology for ultra fast HDMI input switching, and you can choose from 42″ and 46″ screen sizes for the UltraThin LED series.

As for the UltraVision CCFL Series, it will come in 32″, 42″, 46″ and 55″ models, where all of them boast 1080p resolution, 120Hz panel speed and Hitachi’s Reel120 movie motion technology. They also sport a quartet of HDMI pure digital inputs for the best possible picture. You will find CONEQ 3D Sound thrown into the mix as well for a musically accurate three-dimensional audio image that will do justice to any on-screen programming. Heck, why not turn this into a USB photo viewer at the same time, after all it is large enough to double up as a digital photo frame in your living room.

Last but not least would be the Alpha CCFL Series that offers versatile connectivity with 7 high definition inputs, including 4 HDMI pure digital inputs for a brilliant picture. All Alpha Series model are also ENERGY STAR 4.1 compliant. If you’re on the lookout for a new LCD HDTV, which one would you go for?

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Acer AG7750 Predator gaming rig announced

Acer knows just how serious gamers take their gaming sessions, which is why they have come up with an updated version of their Predator gaming rig in the form of the AG7750, harnessing the pinnacle of processor, graphics and memory technologies for conquering the fiercest opponents. Getting a machine like this is a double-edged sword, since it leaves you no room to make an excuse for yourself should you lose a game to a less illustrious opponent the next time round as your hardware is faultless. Well, great champions who lose don’t make excuses for their poor performance but rather, take full responsibility for it, so the same can be applied in the world of computer gaming.

The Acer Aspire Predator was specially designed for avid gamers with a whole lot of ammunition on hand to handle whatever graphics-crunching title comes your way, with an Intel Core i7 quad-core processors running at the heart of things comlpete with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 graphics card with 3-way SLI support and a whopping 12GB DDR3 memory which ought to ensure your frame rates remain mighty high and then some. Of course, to purchase another two graphics cards to run it in 3-way SLI would mean a much higher power bill at the end of the month, but what price are you willing to pay when it comes to winning? Doing so will definitely add a considerable amount to the final $1,999 base system price tag, so if budget is your concern, you might want to look elsewhere or settle for a less powerful configuration.

Since the NVIDIA SLI graphics card is ready for 3D gaming, you can always throw in an Acer GD245HQ/GD235HZ 3D monitor for a fully immersive experience with NVIDIA 3D Vision, a merging of of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software that lets you enjoy hundreds of PC games in full stereoscopic 3D glory. Storage-wise, the AG7750 will not disappoint since it comes with a 1.5TB hot-swap SATA hard drive alongside a trio of other easy-swap hard disk drive cages, giving you a maximum of four Serial ATA 3 G/bs high-capacity hard disks which can be added. Audio-wise, you will be able to enjoy high-definition 7.1-channel audio with EAX (Environmental Audio Extensions) 5.0 for clear heart pounding sound. This is a true beast of a gaming machine, get this if you don’t want to build a system from ground up.

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Sanyo Pedal Juice introduced

Sanyo is well known for their line of Eneloop products that comprise mainly of rechargeable batteries that work right out of the box, alongside a bicycle that has a built-in battery to help you tackle those mean uphill slopes if you happen to live in areas like San Francisco. Well, here is yet another effort from the Japanese electronics giant to keep the earth green in the form of the Sanyo Pedal Juice, which in essence is a a 9V DC Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery device that will target musicians who want to find a new (and cleaner, greener) way for musicians to power their effects pedals, multi-effect devices, and mobile recorders. Expect to see it hit leading national music retailers and distributors throughout the U.S. before the month is over for $199.99 a pop

Sanyo’s Pedal Juice is said to be developed to meet the needs of both professional and entry-level musicians, where a solitary Pedal Juice battery is able to offer up to 50 hours of non-stop, stable power for a single analog pedal or up to 20 hours of continuous power to three digital pedals. This is made possible thanks to the eneloop 9V rechargeable lithium-ion battery within that does away with the need for AC power. Apart from that, it will ensure that the output voltage remains much more stable for longer periods of time without running the risk of AC ground looping noise. You will be able to recharge the battery hundreds of times, hence doing your bit to eliminate the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries.

The Sanyo Pedal Juice will feature a couple of DC outputs, which means it can power multiple devices such as pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders. You will be able to use the Pedal Juice to offer portable battery power to a single pedal or can be used to power several pedals simultaneously. Sanyo also threw in a 3-stage visible LED power indicator to show the remaining power level with green, orange, and red LED lights, making it a whole lot easier for musicians to see at a glance. It is also water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 compliance level, which means you can spray water all over the stage during rehearsal as a celebratory move without worrying about short circuiting this little battery that could.

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Forever21 augmented reality billboard at Times Square

Some of you might remember when we reported on this billboard in the Netherlands that used augmented reality to make it look like the bystanders were in the scene being displayed.

This is another billboard that uses augmented reality, and it is located in New York City’s famous Times Square. This one takes the augmented reality one step further as it can interact with the crowd.

Apparently, Forever 21 wanted to make a very memorable impression on the viewer by having this giant model take pictures of the crowd, and then have it develop into a realtime picture. She can also pluck people from the crowd, put them under her hat, put them in her purse, or she might just flick them away. I have a video after the jump.

You will notice all the tourists around this billboard taking pictures with their cell phone cameras. I am assuming that this the idea. After all, you can see in this video here that Times Square is flooded with video screens, billboards, and other assorted neon. That Forever 21 billboard/video screen sure stands out. I must admit that I never heard of Forever 21 now, but that billboard has certainly made a good impression.

That leaves the score of advertisers: one, and consumer, stunned.

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TARDIS MAME Console

Are you a huge fan of the Dr. Who series? Then you will probably find the TARDIS MAME Console to be worth looking into, where it was custom built from scratch to fit a MAME console within. It can be closed when not in use, and will naturally need to be opened up if you want to get some arcade action going on. Over here at Coolest Gadgets, we won’t support the illegal use of ROMs, but this could very well tempt many of you out there to start on an illegal ROM downloading spree just to make full use of such a geeky looking console.


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Monster Vision Max 3D wireless 3D eyewear

Monster is a name associated with advanced audio/video accessories, and they aim to take a long ride on the 3D bandwagon with a new exciting category of lifestyle-enhancing consumer electronics products including the Monster Vision “Max 3D”. This will be the first and only universal wireless 3D eyewear “shutter system” in the world according to Monster, where it will play nice with ALL brands of 3D HDTVs (now that is a delicious thought), letting users experience a new level of power and 3-dimensional visual immersion regardless of whether they are munching on some popcorn while watching their favorite Blu-ray movies or having a whale of a time playing advanced video games in the living room.

The Monster Vision Max 3D glasses will feature a stylish and lightweight high-gloss black design which enables users to wear them for hours without experiencing any fatigue, a common problem that plagues a fair number of people who have seen 3D movies in theaters to date. These new offerings are specially manufactured to fit all head sizes, and best of all is, you can even wear it over a pair of prescription glasses. The Monster Vision “Max 3D” eyeglasses and transmitter kit are scheduled for availability this coming September with a recommended retail price of $249.95 per set. If you happen to have a large family, you can always pick up additional Monster Vision Max 3D Eyeglasses for $169.95 per pair.

What makes the Monster Vision Max 3D different from the rest? Well, it makes full use of leading-edge RF technology that is based on Bit Cauldron’s HeartBeat technology. This results in an advancement which ensures reliable communication with the RF transmitter, letting you benefit from the best and purest transmission of 3D content between the source and the eyeglasses while doing away with the common sync issues found in most IR based shutter glasses. Since it is able to play nice with any 3D-ready television set regardless of manufacturer, you can be sure that peripherals like this will further drive the sales of 3D HDTVs up by at least a notch as home theater enthusiasts look forward to new experiences in their living rooms.

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eMachines Mini-e Home Entertainment Center

eMachines has rolled out one of the zanier small form factor desktops to date, known as the Mini-e Home Entertainment Center. Don’t be surprised by its size – it might be as small and thick as a small book, but it packs quite a punch where home theater PCs are concerned. Featuring a unique glossy black diamond shaped chassis that seemingly “floats” in a matte silver pedestal, it is capable of emitting a soft ambient green glow along the lower edge for that added touch of class whenever it is powered and ready to go. The eMachines Mini-e measures 7.1″ in diameter, tipping the scales at a mere 9 pounds which would make it rather dangerous for you to have a cat or lumbering dog around the home since either one could easily knock over the Mini-e while it is running. More on it in the extended post.

The slim and compact Mini-e ER1402 will certainly be more than able to offer full HD multimedia entertainment as well as every day computing capabilities, making it suitable not only in the living area but in the study as well, especially if you’re starved for space. After all, with its capability of being able to be snapped onto the back of most monitors or TVs, is portability at home personified. It doesn’t require a genius to get the entire setup up and running, while built-in 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity makes it a snap to get on the Internet straightaway. With its HDMI interface, you can hook it up to a large screen TV while an S/PDIF port allows the system to digitally connect to a home audio system. Other hardware that comes with it include a wireless keyboard and mouse, letting you play popular Flash-based social media games, surf the web, view and edit photos, stream video content from Netflix or Hulu, or watch HD movies comfortably from the sofa.

It will run on the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system, with an AMD Athlon II NEO processor making sure the proceedings go on smoothly. Graphics-wise, an NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics card ought to do the job just fine, while 2GB RAM is available for the Mini-e ER1402 to handle basic, everyday computing tasks, which include (but are not limited to) word processing, VOIP calls, email, spreadsheets or managing family finances. Other features include a quartet of USB 2.0 ports, a multi-in-one digital media card reader and a 160GB hard drive. At $299.99 a pop, this is definitely worth considering if you’re looking for a casual computer in your home.

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