60 Gadgets in 60 Minutes…. _or “ by fjwuxn

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									        60 Gadgets in
        60 Minutes….
(or “you are going too fast…are you sure
                  there are 60??”)
                      Barbara Fullerton
           Manager Librarian Relations, 10-K Wizard


                          Ed Vawter
      Owner & Researcher, QD Information Services, LLC


                       Dina Dreifuerst
   Budget & Acquisitions Librarian, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP

                          SLA June 2008
8” Digital Frame with Printer
Like that picture? Print it!
Cartridges have both
 paper and ink
SmartParts SP8PRT
Price: $280




                              http://smartpartsproducts.com/




                    SLA June 2008
            Amazon’s Kindle

Wireless Reading Device
Large LCD screen
Weighs only 10.3 oz
120,000 books available
Other news sources; newspapers, blogs
Holds ~200 titles
Utilizes EVDO for wireless transfer
No wireless bills!
Price: $359                        http://www.amazon.com/kindle




                         SLA June 2008
Reef Sandal w/Soda Opener
Get ready for the summer!
Amaze your friends!
4 different colors
Opener in the sole
Leather
Price: $50




                                 http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/outl
                                 et/reef-leather-fanning-sandals.html


                 SLA June 2008
    Millennia Air Conditioner
Solar-powered HVAC system
12- to 24-hour rechargeable
battery
Can also run off electricity
Extra: Aquacell water cooler
Scaleable: 2-10 ton capacity
SolCool
Price: “slightly higher than a
regular HVAC unit”
Price: ?



                   http://www.ecofy.com/



                             SLA June 2008
             Cadillac CTS
An expensive “gadget” $42,155
40 GB hard drive for navigation system
instead of DVD
Tivo-like audio recording
Best iPod integration




                                    http://www.cadillac.com/cts


                    SLA June 2008
                Finger Drums
Little drum set for your fingers!
Lights, sounds, record, &
playback
Each drum lights up &
generates a beat when your
finger touches it
Record your rhythm & bring
the party to your desk or
meeting
Batteries included
No rhythm…no problem
Comes with pre-recorded beats
Price: $24.99
                                    http://www.gadgetgoodies.com/Finger-Drums-
                                    Desktop-Miniature-Drum-Set_p_14-94.html


                          SLA June 2008
      zBoost Signal Booster
Stop hanging out the window
for cellular reception
Improves indoor cell coverage
External antenna + wireless
internal unit
Works with most carriers
Con: where to install antenna?
Wireless Extenders
Price: $300



                                        http://www.zboost.com/



                        SLA June 2008
     APC USB Battery Pack
Small battery pack for USB charged gadgets
Extremely small; about the size of a deck of
cards
Can charge any device that charges via USB
Can give multiple charges for cell phone, iPod,
GPS, etc. (claim 55 h for iPod nano or 10 h
talk time on a typical cell phone
10 Watt hour
LED status bars
Price: $55


                 http://www.amazon.com/APC-UPB10-mobile-charging-device

                      SLA June 2008
      NetFlix: TV Box/Player
Tired of waiting for
snailmail
Movies delivered to your TV
5” x 5” size
Box is hooked via Wi-Fi or
Internet Connection
Instant movies & TV shows
Con: No current movies
Plug into TV or Computer
Claims to connect to any TV
Launch date: June 3rd
Price: $99.99

                                   http://www.roku.com/netflixplayer/



                        SLA June 2008
SLA June 2008
         Utili-Key 6-in-1 Tool
Tired of losing your
pocket knives to TSA?
Clips onto your keychain
Includes screwdrivers &
bottle opener
Really sharp blade
½ ounce; lifetime
warranty
Price: $10

   http://www.swisstechtools.com/



                                    SLA June 2008
                   Apple TV
Internet enabled entertainment device
Can rent or purchase movies (including
some HD and surround sound, TV shows,
and music from iTunes)
Can watch YouTube videos and
video podcasts on your TV
Requires TV with HDMI, DVI or
component video input
No built-in DVD player
Rated 8.0 out of 10 on CNET
Price:
40 GB $229
160 GB $329

                                         http://www.apple.com/appletv


                       SLA June 2008
      New Jawbone: Update
50% smaller than its
“father”
Award-winning
Military-grade
NoiseAssassin technology
Blocks out noise
Weighs 10 grams
4 hours of talk time
Recharges in less than 30
minutes via USB or charger
Range: 33 feet
Available only via AT&T
Just released!                     http://www.jawbone.com/newtalk.aspx
Price: $129.99


                        SLA June 2008
   Remington PowerMotor
Cordless lawnmower
60 volt (vs. 36 volt)
Can plug into outlet
for added boost
Price: $400+




                                 http://www.remingtonpowertools.com



                        SLA June 2008
          Action Camcorder
Full-function, hands-free, digital recording
Mounts easily on helmets, handlebars, and
other sports equipment
640 x 480 VGA resolution
at 30 frames per second
Compatible with operation
system WIN2000/XP/Vista and
Mac X 10.3/10.4
Operates with 2 AA batteries
Price: $150



          http://www2.oregonscientific.com/shop/product.asp?cid=6&scid=14&pid=895

                             SLA June 2008
       Mandylion Password
            Manager
Three years to develop
securely manage up to 50
logins, safe combinations,
security codes, etc
Passwords: 14 characters
5 buttons for navigation and
data entry
Data is stored in permanent
memory, unaffected by
battery life
Designed to meet U.S.
Military standards
                             http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/91a2/
Price: $49.99


                            SLA June 2008
       Turbocell Charger
Emergency cellphone
charger
Runs on 1 AA battery
Reusable
Works with most phones
Up 2 hours talk-time
Price: <$20




                                  http://turbocellcharge.com/


                  SLA June 2008
       2nd Gen Apple iPhone
Now 3G
Faster processor
Only available with 2 year contract
No longer can be activated online
Must purchase form Apple Retail Store or AT&T Retail
Store
Will connect to MS Exchange servers
Assisted GPS
Available in July 11, 2008
Lower price
8 GB $199 (only black)
16 GB $299 (black or
white)


                                         http://www.apple.com/iphone/

                         SLA June 2008
        Digital Frames: New
Remote control
               Generation
USB
Play videos/Slide Shows with music
Wall mount
Emotion—send photos from cell to the
frame
Sign up for photo feeds from Flickr,
etc.
Printing from the frames
Kodak EX1011, Estarling, PanDigital,
Momento 100
Comparison Chart
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/
technology/personaltech/07pogue-
chart.html?ref=personaltech
Price: $160-$280                 http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq
                                    -path=9/10521/12478/10522&pq-locale=en_US


                               SLA June 2008
   Solio Universal Charger
Solar-powered emergency
charger
Charges phones, mp3
players, cameras, etc.
8 hours for full charge
Holds charge for 1 year
Closed: 5” x 2.5” x 1.5”
Price: $200



                                   http://www.solio.com



                   SLA June 2008
     Weed-Whacker Broom Skate
              Thing
Harry Potter-like “broom” transportation
I’m not sure what to make of this
Price: ???




    http://gizmodo.com/5013586/one-kids-journey-on-a-weed+whacker-broom-skate-thing


                                SLA June 2008
Lexar JumpDrive Lightning
Memory sticks…how far
we have come for storage
8GB
Security enabled
Picked by PC Mag as Best
Key Storage
Ability to run apps!!
Price: $60



                           http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-
                           path=9/10521/12478/10522&pq-locale=en_US


                       SLA June 2008
             GadgetTrak
Loads software on gadgets via USB port
Wirelessly transmits IP address, city, ISP, username
Cell phones will send SMS with new phone #
Price: $13/year per device $40/year for laptops




                              http://www.gadgettrak.com

                     SLA June 2008
                MicPort Pro
XLR Mic pre-amp to USB
adapter
Allows for the use of
Standard XLR mics with any
computer with USB ports
Single channel, 24-bit /
96KHz audio interface
Control for both input level
and volume level for
headphones
48V Phantom power. No
additional power required
for condenser mics
Price: $149.95                         http://centrance.com/products/mp/




                       SLA June 2008
Concept: Book About
     Gadgets
                              240 pages of
                              creative and
                              wacky
                              inventions
                              Problems
                              Did the gadget
                              make money
                              Author Steve
                              Greenburg
                              Price: $19.95

                       http://www.amazon.com/Gadget-
                       Nation-Journey-Eccentric-
                       Invention/dp/140273686X?ie=UTF
                       8&s=books&qid=1210083060&sr=
                       8-1


       SLA June 2008
   Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card
Wirelessly transmits images
to home PC
Auto-detects Wi-Fi spots
Optional Webshare service
Can help with theft recovery
Price: $80 - $130




                                    http://www.eye.fi



                    SLA June 2008
  Electronic Remote Finder
Helps you find that missing
remote
Works with an included whistle
Includes three units
Unit flashes and loudly beeps
allowing it to be found easily
I wouldn’t ruin a remote with
this
Price: $16.99


                 http://www.1ofakindstuff.com/Remote-Control-Finder.html


                      SLA June 2008
TakeTV Killed




           http://www.sandisk.com/fanfare/intro/


    SLA June 2008
           Catapult Watch
Watch and Weapon
Perfect for Father’s Day!
Includes 5 BBs
Price: $49




                                     http://www.backyardarticllery.com


                     SLA June 2008
  USB Projection Keyboard
Projects a keyboard
onto any flat surface
Works over USB
Not Compatible with
Mac OS :(
Price: $180




         http://www.amazon.com/Laser-Projection-Keyboard-Enabled-Laserkey/


                           SLA June 2008
      Wi-Fi Network Bridge
Outdoor wireless network
bridge
802.11b/g unlicensed
2.4GHz band
Wireless Internet between
two locales up to 5 miles
apart without requiring a
single RF cable
Both networks are powered
over Ethernet
Catch: the bridge requires a
direct line of sight between
the two locations                 http://www.wirelessnetworkproducts.com/
HD Communications Corp
Price: $318

                         SLA June 2008
     Marshmallow Blaster
Shoots regular marshmallows
up to 40 feet
Shotgun capability with minis
Dishwasher safe
Price: $30




                            http://www.marshmallowville.com

                    SLA June 2008
          USB Power Ports
Boring but essential for travel
One for converting electrical outlet
into a USB powered port
Another for turning the car
cigarette lighter into a powered
USB port
Price: my came with my iPod ($25
new)
The cigarette lighter USB adapter
was $10

        http://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-Power-Adapter-MB051LL%252fA


                          SLA June 2008
              BlackJack II

VideoShare
Enhanced RSS reader
Built-in GPS
International Quad-Band
2 megapixel camera
Runs Mobile OS 6
Price: $199




                          http://www.samsungmobileusa.com/blackjackII/



                     SLA June 2008
                   Wii Fit
“Active play”
Strength training, aerobics,
yoga and balance
Measures & tracks BMI
Price: $130 - $200




                                     http://www.nintendo.com


                     SLA June 2008
           Slingbox Mobile
Watch TV on your cellphone!
Control your cable or DVR from
anywhere you have cell reception
Requires Slingbox
Phones supported: Motorola Q,
Q9h, Q9m & Q9c; Samsung
Blackjack & Blackjack II, T Mobile
Shadow, HTC Excalibur, T Mobile
Dash, I-Mate SP5m, T Mobile SDA
Price: $30
                                 http://www.slingmedia.com/go/smartphone



                     SLA June 2008
The Pretender: Telephone
     Voice Changer
Need to hang up on
someone?
Sound like a different
person!
Multi-settings & sound
effects (dog barking, baby
crying)
Too busy to talk? Press the
Call Waiting sound
Compatible with most
phones
Price: $139

                                    http://www.ggsmark.com/store/pretender-
                                    phone-voice-changer,product.asp


                        SLA June 2008
Cute Diseases
   Plush toys
   Fun and educational
   Price: $8 - $13 each




http://www.giantmicrobes.com




                SLA June 2008
               Radioshift


Tivo for Radio!
Allows you to record radio station worldwide
Database of over 50,000 stations
Listen to Real Audio, Windows Media,
Quicktime or mp3 streams all in one player
Mac OS Only
Price: $32
                                    http://www.rogueamoeba.com/radioshift/




                    SLA June 2008
       Screaming Cough Ashtray
                                                      For those trying to quit
                                                      smoking or just for
                                                      parties!
                                                      Looks like a lung
                                                      Put a cigarette in it and it
                                                      starts to cough and
                                                      scream
                                                      2 AA batteries
                                                      Price: $10.99


http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?Page
Action=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1630/



                                      SLA June 2008
       Flying Alarm Clock
Really loud alarm
Propeller launches & flies
around the room
Must return propeller to base
to turn off alarm
Princess International
Price: $15



                                     http://www.giftsatprincess.com



                     SLA June 2008
    Airnet ASP100 Fold-Up
    Amplified iPod Portable
            Speaker
Folds for easy travel
Runs on 4 AAA batteries or
USB powered!
Reasonable sound
Cheap enough to replace if it
gets damaged during travel
Price $5.74!!
                        http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FAIT3A



                     SLA June 2008
             LaCie Blu-Ray Burner
                                                      Supports all optical media
                                                      types except HD DVD
                                                      Works with PC and Mac
                                                      Burn up to 4 hours of
                                                      video
                                                      Back up 10 DVDs
                                                      Easy to use software
                                                      Save 50 GB on one disc
                                                      Can burn 8cm or 12cm
                                                      discs
                                                      Offers good performance
                                                      speeds
                                                      Price: $689.89
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=11054



                                      SLA June 2008
   Pinnacle Video Transfer
Transfer those old video tapes
to your iPod or a flash drive
No computer needed
Price: $130




     http://www.pinnaclesys.com



                              SLA June 2008
 Slimblade Trackball/Mouse
From Kensington
Slim and small for travel
Dual mode; either trackball
or mouse
Trackball becomes scroll wheel
in mouse mode
Bluetooth wireless
Goes to sleep when your computers does to save
batteries. Estimates 6 months between battery
changes!
Fuel gage to let you know when to change batteries (2
AA batteries)
Price: $77 (Amazon)
                                    http://us.kensington.com/html/13880.html



                        SLA June 2008
    BenQ Slimmest Digital
          Camera
3” LCD Screen
8 megapixels
Optical zoom lens
1600 ISO
Simple finger movements like
tap, circle, and swiping which
lets you swipe the screen
Auto Face Tracking
Quick bar functions
Photo art
Available in Europe
Price: ?
                                       http://www.benq.us/


                       SLA June 2008
     Sweat-Analyzing Shirt
Is “it” in you?
Biosensors imbedded in fabric
monitor electrolyte levels
Wireless data transmission for
real-time analysis
Still in development




                                     http://www.biotex.com



                     SLA June 2008
      El Gato Turbo.264 Video
              Encoder
USB hardware video encoder
PC version called Instant
Video To-Go
Allows for encoding video at
H.264 (MP4)
Dramatically speeds up encoding; ~10-15
times faster for older Macs and 4 times faster
for Intel core duo 2 GHz processor
Frees the computers cpu for other activities
Price: $60-$99

http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/Accessories/Turbo264/product1.en.html


                                   SLA June 2008
    Iomega Hi-Speed 250GB HD

                                                      E-Go
                                                      For the executive in your
                                                      life!
                                                      Backup your hard drive
                                                      Genuine brown leather
                                                      External
                                                      Price: $142.45



http://www.iomega.com/direct/products/detail.jsp?current_tab=0&P
RODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=61705123&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id
=53223315&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=26890319&bmUID=1
211466280670#prod-info-nav


                                      SLA June 2008
      Canon InkJet Printer
Eliminate the
damp, wrinkled
paper effect
Uses 2 layers of
ink: full coat of
clear, then color
layer
Price: $400



                             http://usa.canon.com



                    SLA June 2008
     Multipattern USB Mic:
        Samson C03U
Plugs directly into USB;
no interface needed
Built-in preamp
Has three patterns; cardioid, omni,
and figure 8 pick-up patterns
Switchable High-Pass Filter
and 10 dB Pad
Great for podcasters!
Price: $99

           http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1878


                         SLA June 2008
                  Ping.fm

                                   Easy updating your social
                                   networking tools
                                   Plug-ins to update to all
                                   your tools using AIM,
                                   iPhone, email, etc.
                                   Wonderful for multiple
                                   accounts such as Linkedin,
                                   Facebook, Blogger, Twitter
                                   Price: No Charge
http://ping.fm/




                   SLA June 2008
            Tooth Phone
Dental implant sends &
receives calls
Sounds vibrate through
skull to inner ear
Time: 2002 Best Invention
Prototype




                   SLA June 2008
 Griffin Evolve Wireless iPod
           Speakers

Freq response 120Hz - 20 KHz
20 watts RMS
Wireless speakers
Powered with Li polymer batteries
10 hours of use between charges
Automatic sleep mode
Price $349.99

                        http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/evolve



                     SLA June 2008
                SecureZip

ShareWare
Zip email messages
Works in MSFT Office
Secure attachments in
Outlook
Password or encryption
available
For Desktop and/or network
PC Mag Choice May 2008
Price: No Charge
                        http://www.pkware.com/software-data-security/free



                     SLA June 2008
    PoGo Pocket Printer
Prints 2” x 3” prints with sticker backing
Works via USB or Bluetooth
Inkless printing embeds color into paper
Size: 4.7” x 2.8” x 0.9”
Polaroid
Price: $150
 + $10/30 sheets of paper



                                   http://www.Polaroid.com/pogo



                   SLA June 2008
    iPod Recycling Speakers
Converts iPod clear plastic
packaging into a speaker
No power required
iPod Nano (1st & 2nd Gen.) and
iPod Shuffle (2nd & 3rd Gen.).
Price: $40




http://www.audiocubes.com/product/Bird-Electron_EZ17-B_iPod_Recycling_Speaker.html



                                SLA June 2008
              Redi Player
                                        Slogan: Redi2Play
                                        1 GB MP3 Player
                                        Uses Windows Media
                                        Player and iTunes
                                        Preloaded with 250 tracks
                                        (6 hours of music)
                                        9 Editions: Workout, Rock,
                                        Classic, R&B, Yoga, etc.
                                        FM & LCD Screen
                                        USB Mini so you can still
                                        upload
                                        Price: $39.99
http://redi2play.com/


                        SLA June 2008
                 iRiver ifp
Extremely small portable high
resolution mp3 recorder/player
Discountinued :(
Can find them on eBay
Comes in 500 MB and1 GB models
Portable podcasters ideal
inexpensive recorder
Fit 6 h 56 m at highest resolution on
1GB model (320 kps, 44;1 KHz)
Price: depends but less than $100



                     SLA June 2008
       Samsung Instinct
                                          Gives iPhone competition
                                          Hi-speed wi-fi
                                          Touch screen
                                          Downloadable icons
                                          Personalized screens
                                          3G
                                          Removable battery
                                          Expandable memory
                                          Visual voicemail
                                          GPS
                                          Price: $199 w/2 yr Sprint
                                          contract
                                          Goes on sale this Friday!
http://www.samsunginstinct.com/


                          SLA June 2008
     Apple’s Time Capsule
Wireless Backup via 802.11n
Available with 500 GB and 1 TB drives
Works great with Time Machine in Mac OS
10.5
Price:    500 GB $299
          1 TB $499




                                   http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/


                   SLA June 2008
                  MacBook Air
Extremely thin; 0.16 to 0.76 thick
1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo processor
Multi-touch trackpad
Smart LED screen for longer
battery life;
now mercury and arsenic free
Includes 802.11n wireless
No DVD or CD player
Only 80 GB hard drive
Supports up to 64 GB
solid state drive (very expensive) http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

                           SLA June 2008
                EyeTV250 Plus
Watch, record, edit and enjoy TV on
your Mac
Convert analog source video to
digital files
Includes a hardware video encoder
Receive free OTA HDTV and analog
TV
With a Mac mini allows you to create
a Mac based Tivo-like device
Able to convert to ipod video format
Consider the EyeTV hybrid if
you already own a Turbo.264
Price: $199.95

        http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/250plus/product1.en.html


                                SLA June 2008
          Glass Keyboard

Future of keyboard
Laser touch
Waterproof
No-Key concept
Light source, a camera and
an etched sheet of glass,
showing the key positions
Type, the cam sees your
contact with the glass and
sends appropriate commands
to your PC                          http://gizmodo.com/5015723/no+key-glass-
                                    touch+keyboard-is-antithesis-of-steampunk
Price: ?

                    SLA June 2008
Altec Lansing Wireless Home
    Theater Sound System
Delivers wireless digital 5.1 surround
sound
Enhanced connectivity for TV, DVD, VCR,
DVR
or satellite TV
3 digital inputs (2 optical, 1 coaxial)
3 analog inputs
Comes with a Universal Remote
Does not include sub-woofer
Price: $999.95
Special $399.88 Amazon

 http://www.alteclansing.com/index.php?file=north_product_detail&iproduct_id=pt8051


                                  SLA June 2008
                    Zoom H4
Excellent portable recording device
Works great right out of the box
Records to Secure Digital cards
Two XY mounted condenser mics
4 track recorder in WAV or mp3
XLR mic inputs
16 bit 44.1 KHz recording resolution
On board effects; limiting, compression,
mic modeling
Price: $300



             http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1901


                          SLA June 2008
             Overwhelmed?
Find the gadgets that fit your environment
Research the product
Fits into your budget
Consider new products
Know your learning curve
If it is broken should you fix it or replace it
Beware of First Generation technology




                       SLA June 2008
         Looking for Gadgets
Wired http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/
Treonauts http://blog.treonauts.com/
PC World http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131935-
page,13/article.html
Consumer Reports http://www.consumerreports.org
Gizmodo http://www.gizmodo.com
Engadget http://www.engadget.com
Frontgate http://www.frontgate.com
Thinkgeek http://www.thinkgeek.com
YouTube http://www.youtube.com
Popsci http://ww.popsci.com/gear-gadgets
CNET Shopper to compare prices & shopping
http://shopper.cnet.com

                           SLA June 2008

								
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