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V-MODA announces V-80 on-ear headphones

V-MODA has announced its latest pair of V-80 on-ear headphones, which is part of the V-MODA for True Blood range that was developed in partnership with HBO. The V-80 not only looks great, it functions great (on paper) as well. Being a lightweight, high-fashion headphone which is poised to redefine the headphone industry, it fuses life-like 3D sound, timeless materials, ultimate durability and the unique ability to shapeshift its style.

Customization fans would definitely fall in love with the V-MODA V-80 right from the get go, as it offers a great deal of customization options – especially for True Blood fans as they can choose from a range of designs which showcase their fanatical passion for the show. There will be a couple of iconic V-MODA metal ear shields, located on either side of the ear cushions, where these can easily be switched out so that you can show off other popular images and icons from the show – ranging from the night club, Fangtasia, to the Japanese symbols featured on the Tru Blood beverage.

Heck, you can even opt for your blood type after choosing to etch your name into temporary immortality (ironic, I know, but that’s what it actually is when you laser etch your blood type onto the metal ear shields, no?). Active fans will be able to enjoy using the V-80 without worrying about its ruggedness, as said headphones were specially built to pass the MIL-STD-810G military standard guidelines.

Crafted from steel, aircraft-grade aluminum, Kevlar, microfiber suede, 24k Gold, unique textiles and an exoskeleton hard case, all of these make up the DNA of the V-MODA V-80 on-ear headphones. Right smack in the middle of it all would be the patent-pending, biggest-in-class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Fidelity Drivers which are capable of delivering multi-driver sound with the efficiency of a single driver. The result? A combination of vibrant bass, a vivid organic mid-range and vivacious clarity.

Each purchase will come with an exoskeleton blood vial hard case, detachable Kevlar reinforced 1-button mic/audio cable, detachable Kevlar reinforced universal professional/home audio cable, carabineer clip, and a 2-year warranty.

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iball3 helps with your ball control

Wait a minute here – the title might sound a little bit naughty, but rest assured, the iball3 has nothing to do with bedroom antics. This £16.99 purchase is actually a handheld puzzle game that is surprisingly simple, but in its simplicity, it blows you away by being infuriatingly tricky, making it a lethal mental combination which makes it extremely hard to put down.

This tiny blue ball sports half a dozen light-up buttons, where each of them might be red, blue or green. Whenever you press them, they will change their color, although not in a predictable cycle. The whole idea of the game is to figure out just which sequence you should press them in, so that they all transform into the same color. This is one baffling, maddening and thoroughly addictive ball! Powered by a trio of LR44 batteries, you can even submit your high scores to an online leaderboard for that added competitive edge.


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Dr Who Ride On Dalek

Dr Who fans, here is something you might want to get your for kids – especially if they have yet to find the same love as you for the TV series. Supposing you fork out £199.99 for this Dr Who Ride On Dalek, which hopefully, will make them see what a cool parent you are, and turning their allegiance from Glee to a much more serious TV series.

This Dalek body is composed from a mixture of ballistic nylon/laminated rubberised polyvinyl which is soft and tactile to the touch. Basically, getting around in this Ride On Dalek shouldn’t leave any doubts in your mind – it is very durable, structurally safe, tear resistant and easy to inflate and assemble. Standing tall at 128cm with 360 degree movement, the Dr Who Ride On Dalek boasts of 10 sounds and phrases, lights within so that you need not ride in the dark, a 6v rechargeable battery, and a maximum speed of 3km per hour – this makes sure wayward kids who are thinking of using this as an escape ride won’t go very far.


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Pedal Powered School Bus ready to combat childhood obesity

I believe that I have said it before, but children have all this energy that adults actually need. I figure that you might as well tap into that energy in this pedal powered school bus!

This bus, powered by Flintstones Kids technology, is made in the Netherlands by De Cafe Racer. It has room for about ten kids, and they will be put to work.

Oh man, this would solve so many problems with unruly kids on the schools bus! Just try and make those spitballs now, junior! Yeah, those kids should have both hands on the handlebars.

Of course, I think we all know that a pedal powered school bus might tire out most school children. Fortunately, there is an auxiliary electric motor for some power if needed. However, if you are the school bus driver, only use it in the case of an emergency!

Yeah, I’m not certain how practical this technology is either, especially if there is no roof on the bus. Still, I like the idea of using the energy of unruly children to power transportation to their school. Or does this seem like a violation of child labor laws? I suppose if the bus driver cracked a whip and yelled “faster”!

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Jakks Pacific Plug-and-Play Video Games

We have reported on items from Jakks Pacific before, and I had a chance to try out three of their Plug and Play video games. All three of them plug into the television with white and yellow composite cables, and they are all pretty fun.

The first is the Pac-man Retro Arcade, which is a joystick that brings back the goodness of the arcade. Not only is Pac-man available, but all sorts of games like Xevious, Galaga, Dig Dug, and about ten more. I found that it was definitely bringing me back to the old Atari 2600 days, but with better graphics. Hit the jump to see the other two gaming systems.

The second is Golden Tee Golf, and it is strictly a golf game with a track ball controller. The player is able to draw back the club by rolling on the track ball, and then roll it forward quickly to strike it. This one I found difficult to control, but then again, I’ve never really liked golf games.

The third is Big Buck Hunter, and it is a TV adaptation of the arcade game where you shoot bucks, not does. If shooting defenseless animals isn’t your sport, the game also has shooting UFOs, cowpies, and moonshine jugs. Of the three that I reviewed, this game was the only one that required a sensor, and required 3 AAA batteries.

Speaking of batteries, each of them required 4 AA batteries, and they are all available at the Jakks Pacific website now at varying prices.


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Ion U-Record USB Music Archive System

For those of you who still have your vinyl records, and want to convert your tracks into digital files, your prayers have been answered.

The ION U-Record Music Archiver is designed to attach to a turntable, cassette player, or any other line source. It can then attach to a computer, and turn those only tracks into MP3 files (or WAV format).

No drivers are required for this operation, and it includes an EZ Vinyl/Tape Recorder software for the PC and EZ Audio Converter for the Mac, for “hassle-free recording”. It also has Audacity software that can record, edit and reduce noise for both platforms. Also included are line and phono input options, as well as an input volume control knob.

Now, there is only one thing that you have to be worried about: the copyright police. Actually, I’m not certain what the law is concerning the recording an MP3 from a record or cassette tape. I guess if you tried to share it, then you would probably get in trouble. Maybe. Does anyone know the legality behind this? If you do, feel free to leave a comment.

Anyway, if this is something that you are into, go ahead and head to the X-treme Geek site and lay down $59.95.


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iCADE iPad Arcade Cabinet

The iCADE iPad Arcade Cabinet which was first spotted on ThinkGeek as part of their April Fools’ prank, has finally been turned into flesh thanks to the demand from users who think that it isn’t such a zany idea after all. Being of sturdy built (it needs to be, otherwise who else is it supposed to be able to stand up to the rigors and abuse that arcade cabinets go through out of a player’s frustration at losing?), the iCADE gaming cabinet was specially designed in a retro manner so that it can hold an Apple iPad or its successor, the iPad 2, bringing users back to the good old days when quarters were being fed to the ever hungry machines at a dingy looking local arcade, as you attempted to best the locality’s high score.

According to Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek’s GeekLabs, “We partnered with ION Audio to make our vision of the iCADE a reality. After it was announced as an April Fool’s Day joke back in 2010, thousands of our customers wanted it and we’re excited to make it a reality through this partnership.”

The iCADE will come across as a desktop-sized arcade game cabinet, where it will boast a fully-functional gamepad that is complete with retro arcade joystick and buttons. Gameplay is a no brainer on this puppy – all you need to do is slide an iPad into the built-in cradle, hook it up to the iCADE via a Bluetooth connection and you’re good to go. The iCADE itself will be powered by a couple of AA batteries, so we would suggest you get rechargeables such as Sanyo Eneloops if you’re going to do a whole lot of gaming on it.

Not only that, the ThinkGeek iCADE will also sport the original April Fool’s Day retro style graphics that made folks all over the world fall in love with it. With this $99.99 release, expect more downloads and purchases of classic Atari games from the Apple App Store. Atari is also hyped up by this release, having rolled out 100 of its Classic games that are compatible with the iCADE. Atari managed to configure the games for compatibility with the iCADE, where among them include beloved titles such as Pong, Asteroids and Centipede amongst others.


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iDucky for some wet musical fun

It is always fun to take a nice, long bath after a particularly long and hard day at the office. Of course, what’s better than soaking in a warm bath with your favorite aromatherapy candles burning, while you have a glass of milk and some cookies at the side to munch on, reading your favorite book in another hand? Why, some of your favorite tunes would always come in handy! Enter the iDucky waterproof floating bath duck that not only functions as a speaker for MP3 players, it also doubles up as an FM radio to boot.

It is compatible with any device as long as it is connected via the 3.5mm headphone jack. Retailing for $29.99 a pop, the iDucky is powered by a couple of AAA batteries, and will feature an egg transmitter that has a 10 meter working range – that ought to be enough to work with most bathrooms unless you live in a mansion.


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Veebeam HD brings Internet to your TV

Smart TVs have been around for some years now, but it is safe to say that they haven’t really caught on just yet in the mass market. Well, for those who are sick and tired of watching videos as well as playing catchup on your TV programmes on a much smaller notebook display, here is the Veebeam HD to solve your woes. With this little puppy, you are able to effortlessly stream just about any content from your notebook to your home TV. You name it – live sports, streaming music, movie websites, home videos from your hard drive, the possibilities are more or less endless as long as you can view it on your computer.

Since the Veebeam HD works over the wireless spectrum, you have one less cable to worry about when it comes to keeping your home clutter-free and neat. All you need to do is plug in the USB receiver into the funky-looking £139.99 Veebeam HD unit, hook it up to your TV while plugging the separate USB antenna into your computer or notebook – it doesn’t matter whether it runs on the Mac OS X platform or Windows.


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SuperTooth HD Bluetooth speakerphone

The SuperTooth HD Bluetooth speakerphone is touted by the manufacturer themselves to be the most advanced model of its kind in the market – anyone out there willing to dispute that claim? It is said that the SuperTooth HD Bluetooth speakerphone has three times the power compared to other models, while letting you communicate across social networks using nothing but just voice commands – hopefully the algorithm is smart enough to serve the needs of non-native English speakers, too.

Among the features of the SuperTooth HD features would include twin speaker V Array technology that comprises of a couple of 2.5 watt speakers and a 5.4 watt amplifier, emitting high-fidelity audio in the process. The built-in dual microphones are capable of picking up voices even more clearly, while the anti echo and DSP control for noise cancellation makes sure you get to communicate the with person on the other end in a crystal clear manner.

With the inclusion of advanced voice commands, drivers are able to answer incoming calls, select pre-dialed phone numbers, check battery level and retrieve voicemail all without having to take their eyes off the road, nor hands off the steering wheel. The SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant feature that is powered by Dial2Do will pave the way for drivers to compose and send Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and SMS messages through voice, now how about that? All those texts will be posted as audio files so that recipients are able to listen to them. Bear in mind that Dial2Do will be free for the first 6 months, costing you at least $3.99 monthly after that.

Other abilities include reading incoming e-mail messages out loud, as well as reading incoming SMS messages out loud (for Android and BlackBerry only). A2DP audio streaming of music, podcasts and turn-by-turn navigation from smartphones and GPS navigators are also part of the treasure trove, while multi-point technology helps you connect up to 2 phones simultaneously. Want to bring home the SuperTooth HD Bluetooth speakerphone? It will cost you $129.

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