Archive for September, 2011

Sony DEV-5 3-D Video Recording Binoculars

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The design engineers at Sony have devised a gadget mashup that really makes sense. The Sony DEV-5 binoculars feature a built-in video camera that captures 3-D video in 1920×1080 pixel resolution. Using a 32-gigabyte memory card, the glasses can record about 2.5 hours of 3-D video or more than 13 hours of 2-D video. A Blu-ray player will play back the video in full HD.

The DEV-5 will be available in November for about $2000. Find out more and see sample video on Engadget.

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GoDoGo Doggy Gadget

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Internet is teaming with videos of dogs and cats having fun with iPads and other gadgets. Now your pooch can have a gadget of its own. The GoDogGo Automatic Ball Launcher will toss tennis balls for your dog to fetch, giving you a break. This automated fetch machine launches a tennis ball 45+ feet at 7 or 15 second intervals. It allows your dog to play independently or you can use the remote control to operate it.

This fun gadget isn’t cheap – it sells for $124.99 plus shipping and handling. But maybe it’s worth it if it means you can retire from throwing balls for your dog to fetch. Find out more on the official GoDogGo website.

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Do You Need Gadget Insurance?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you’re in the habit of taking your iPad or laptop with your wherever you go, then it might be time to consider purchasing gadget insurance. Many consumers are unaware that their gadget warranties (even extended warranties) don’t cover theft, water damage and cracked screens.

One of the top players in the gadget insurance game is Worth Ave Group, which has been in business since 1971 and is familiar to any college students who’s worried about dorm room theft. Wave Ave insures laptops, iPads, smartphones, TVs, e-readers and gaming systems.

Gadget insurance is less expensive than you may think. For an $800 laptop, coverage is about $140 with a $50 deductible. (Note that prices vary according to your geographic location.)

Read more about the ins and outs of gadget insurance on the Reuters Money Blog.

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Marty McFly’s NIKE MAG Sneakers

Wednesday, September 07th, 2011

The NIKE MAG has been a mythical shoe ever since it captured the imagination of Marty McFly and Back to the Future II audiences. Nike has created a real version of the shoe and between Sept. 8 and Sept. 18 will be auctioning 1500 pairs on eBay. All proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease.

In Back to the Future II, Fox’s character Marty McFly wore the MAG in the year 2015. The 2011 version is designed to be an exact replica, right down to the shoe’s contours, glowing LED panels and luminescent NIKE logo on the strap.

You can read more about the shoe in this Wired article and see it for yourself in this YouTube video.

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