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					 Gadgets, Gadgets, Gadgets!


Barbara Fullerton, Manager, Librarian Relations, 10-K Wizard

Sabrina I. Pacifici, Editor & Publisher, LLRX.com &
beSpacific.com

Aaron Schmidt, Thomas Ford Memorial Library & Editor of
                   walkingpaper.org

          Internet Librarian
           Oct. 23rd, 2006
Aerocool Infinite Drive
                                                   •25 in 1 card
                                                   reader
                                                   •USB
                                                   •Microphone
                                                   •Headphone
                                                   •2.5” HDD
                                                   •Price: $61
http://usb.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00185
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Speech-to-Speech Translation




“IBM MASTOR Speech-to-Speech Translation (S2S) research
  to enable real-time, interpersonal communication via
  natural spoken language for people who do not share a
  common language.” 35 Mastor-equipped ruggedized
  laptops have been shipped to Iraq as a trial run
  according to Engadget.com

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  Cell Phone Jammers
                                             • Jam phones surrounding
                                               you
                                             • Illegal in U.S.
                                             • Up to 50 feet
                                             • Works on worldwide
                                               networks
                                             • Expensive
                                             • Illegal in U.S.
      SH066P
                                             • Buy Indoor/Outdoor
                                               modules
                            CX-200
                                             • Price: SH066 $260; CX- 200
                                               $71
http://www.globalgadgetuk.com/Personal.htm
                                             • Available UK, Japan
http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?u=http://www.ra
kuten.co.jp/osamanoidea/100060/289222/
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  AimuletLAbamboo Audio Device

•Batteryless
•Light activated
•Handheld audio
•Uses bamboo
•Available Japan
•Price: N/A




  http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2006/10/aimuletla_bamboo_audio_device.html


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Glow in the Duck
  • Perfect for the bath,
    pond or pool
  • Duck with water
    activated color
    changing LED light
  • On contact with water
    this rubber duck
    lights up from within
    & slowly morphs
    through a spectrum of
    colors
  • Price: $12.95
         http://www.theglowcompany.co.uk/acatalog/G
         LOW_GLOW_IN_THE_DUCK.html
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   USB Data Link Transfer Cable


• Data is not dependent on OS
• Unlimited bytes
• Allows drag and drop files to two
  PCs
• Data transfer up to 25Mb/Sec
• USB 2.0 compliant
• Works with all versions of
  Windows except Mac
• Price: $19.99
                     http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/8199/

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PrintDreams Handheld Printer

                                   •Print full size
                                   •Print on
                                   anything
                                   •USB/BT
                                   •Price: $200
                                   •Late 2007


      http://www.printdreams.com
      /                                               8
9
Flowbee hair cutting machine
• For those busy
  librarians
• With no time for the
  saloon or barber shop,
  here is a do it yourself
  robo hair cutting
  machine
• really… ok, it may not
  be on your holiday list,
  but you never know
  when it could come in
  handy ;->
• Price: $59.95
                             http://www.flowbee.com
                             /
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   Palm Treo 700p , 700W, 680
   Smartphone
• 2‖ x 2‖ (320x320 pixel) 65K color screen
• 312 mhz processor
• Memory: 128mb non-volitile RAM, 64mb-
  User, SD/MMC memory expansion
• EV-DO high speed data, Bluetooth
• Cell, speakerphone, 1.3 megapixel camera
  + video camera, voice recorder
• 680: no antenna and color!
• Palm OS 5.4.9 – Apps: PDA, ptunes,
  documents to go (Sprint TV)
• 700W: Windows
• Price: $399.99-$499.99 / Sprint - Verizon
                                 http://www.palm.com
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     As James’
grandfather used to
  say: "it's not the
amount of weapons
you have but how to
    use them."
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LCD Scrolling Badge




•Japan only
•Price: 4580 Yen = $40
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An Omnidirectional Smart Wheelchair
• “The next breakthrough in
  technology for assisted living is an
  intelligent wheelchair equipped
  with a Stereo Omnidirectional
  Camera system
• 360-degree field of vision has no
  blind spot
• Relying on the camera images,
  the chair detects potential hazards
  that arise while in motion and
  decelerates or stops accordingly
• It was developed by the National
  Institute of Advanced Industrial
  Science and Technology (AIST)
  with assistance from the National
  Rehabilitation Center for Persons
  with Disabilities”
• Price: N/A
• Future: currently in Japan
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 Traveling LCD Projector
• 4 lbs or less weight - you will notice & feel every ounce
  as you carry this equipment. All others are almost 38%
  heavier
• Minimum of 2,000 lumens brightness, you will be able to
  present in almost all lighting situation without having to
  turn down any lights
• Native XGA resolution
  This resolution matches the native resolution of most
  laptops built in the last 5 years and matching resolution
  will give you the best picture when projecting
• For a projector with the above specifications, you
  should expect to pay in the area of $2,000
        http://www.communicateusingtechnology.com
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        Microsoft’s Zune

                                                          •Video
                                                          •Wireless
                                                          •DRM
                                                          •30GB
                                                          •FM
                                                          •Price: $250


http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/sep06/09-14ZuneUnveilingPR.mspx

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Super Fun Walk: Walk Stereo Speakers
•Audio peripheral equipment
•Lovely cartoon character
design, perfectly decorate
your PC and room
•Premium clear stereo
sound and supper bass
•3.5mm stereo audio plug
matches with all player
devices
•Decorate your desk top,
you can put it anywhere in
room for joy music
•Price: $26.99                http://tinyurl.com/y4e6ng


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iTTUSB Turntable with USB Record

• Convert LPs directly to CD or MP3
• Belt Drive Turntable
  Includes Audacity software for Mac/PC for recording
• Cartridge with Stylus
• 45 Adapter
• PC running Windows 98,
  2000, or XP
• Mac running OS9 or greater
• One available USB1.1 port
• Price: $119
                http://ion-audio.com/products/turntables/iTTUSB.htm
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TRIVIA
  What year did Apple introduce the first iPod?



   2001




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Future: 6th or 7th Gen ipods?




   http://www.ipodnews.biz/category/7th-gen
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The Kurzweil—National Federation of the
Blind Reader
  • ―Hold the Reader’s camera
    over print—a restaurant
    menu, directions, or a memo
    from your boss—and snap a
    picture
  • In seconds you can hear the
    contents of the printed
    document in clear synthetic
    speech
  • Scan, read, and discard
    pages; store them for later
    reading; or transfer to a
    computer or Braille-aware
    PDA‖
  • Price: $3,495               http://www.knfbreader.com/
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Museo Silver Rag Paper
                              • No glare!
                              • Deep black & rich
                                colors
                              • Semi-gloss look of a
                                traditional air dried fiber
                                print
                              • Allows inkjet printers to
                                produce these prints
                              • Acid free
                              • Exceptional print
                                performance for both
                                B&W and color images
                              • Price: $52/25 sheets
http://www.crane.com/museo/   • Available at photo
                                dealers
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Tandberg Video Conferencing

 •Need to cover the
 reference desk at a
 branch?




   http://www.tandberg.net/products/webconferencing.jsp
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HEADLINE: UK DOG SWALLOWS
OWNER’S GADGET

Story: Dog eats UK
  owner’s electronic
  key fob, so must sit
  in driver’s seat so
  car can be started.

Way to go…so to
 speak ;->

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Mop Slippers

    • When wearing
      these, floor spills
      disappear!
    • Machine safe to
      wash
    • One size fits all
    • Price: $9.95


                        http://wishingfish.com/mopslipp.html
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Uniross: Long lasting batteries

  •Last 4x longer
  •500 charges
  •Price: $28 for 4-pack and charger




         http://www.hybriousa.com
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 RED RAZR V3m

• Popular Motorola phone
• Sprint and Motorola
  have pledged to make
  donations
• Each handset sold to
  RED (founded by Bono
  and Bobby Shriver) and
  The Global Fund, an
  organization committed
  to fighting the spread of
  AIDS in Africa.
                              http://www.motorola.com
• Price depends on
  contract
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 CellStik

                                    • Transfer cell phone
                                      contacts
                                    • Entering & editing
                                      using your PC
                                    • Available for all
                                      manufacturers and
                                      models
                                    • Price: $39.99



http://www.sparktech.com/content/products.php?category=3
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10 Megapixel Camera Phone!



                         •Korea only
                         (for now!)




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TV phone (S. Korea)




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USB Aroma/Fragrance Oil Burner
• Achieve a relaxed,          •
  aromatic and pleasing
  atmosphere
• Brings a breath of
  fragrance to your work
  surroundings.
• You supply the oils,
  and away you go
• Price: $19



                           http://tinyurl.com/yht8ho
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TRIVIA


Kilobytes
Megabytes
Gigabytes
And now….?

Terabytes!


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MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
                         • March 2002 by a $50 million
                           contract from the U.S. Army
                         • Mission is to use
                           nanotechnology for:
                            – sleek, lightweight battlesuits
                            – leap tall buildings with
                              bionics
                            – find wounds and seal them
                              on the spot
                            – helmet will have radio &
                              night vision gear, GPS,
                              target illuminator, tactical
                              dropdown eyewear, and will
                              convey data, video and
http://web.mit.edu/ISN        audio feeds for ―a 3D picture
                              of the battlefield‖              33
USB HEATED GLOVES
• Cold in your office or
  cube? Do you work
  outside with your laptop
  in winter?
• Stay warm while you
  work in these nifty
  heated gloves.
• Includes a pair of USB
  G-Gloves and Two USB
  connecting cables
• Price: $22.95

    http://tinyurl.com/prrog   34
Trend: Flash Based Storage




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Sling Media Slingbox Pro
• Streams live TV &TiVo'd
  shows from your home
  to any Web-connected
  PC or Windows Mobile
  device
• Full control over your
  TV
• Watch live TV while you
  are away from home
• Need a Wi-Fi hot spot, a
  Slingbox, and a laptop
  or a Windows device
• Price: $200/no
  subscription fees          http://www.slingmedia.com/us/
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Sanrio Actroid




 •Price: $3500/5
 days




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Designer IPod Jacket
• Designed by
  Ermenegildo Zegna
• You can control
  – iPod volume
    play/pause
   Turn off the iPod
   Skip back and
    forward between
    tracks without having
    to open the jacket or
    the inside pocket
• Price: $750

  http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/13/ermenegildo-zegnas-ipod-ready-ijacket/   38
Brando 32-1 Card Reader/Writer
                                    • Built-in USB 2.0 3-port
                                      HUB
                                    • USB 2.0 transfer rate up to
                                      480 Mbps, backward USB
                                      1.1 transfer rate up to
                                      12Mbps
                                    • 5 LED indicators & shining
                                      light
                                    • Plug & Play and Hot
                                      Swapping support
                                    • Data copying between
                                      cards without storage
                                      inter-mediate
                                    • Pocket size & lightweight
                                    • Price: $28
http://shop.brando.com.hk/32in1cardreadercombo.php              39
Electrolux Screen Fridge
                                        • Find out what’s in your
                                          fridge by looking at the
                                          pictures!
                                        • Connect to broadband
                                          and TV via wireless
                                          connection
                                        • 15" touch screen and
                                          pop-up keyboard
                                        • Screen Fridge personal
                                          organizer, & print out
                                          your easily up-datable e-
                                          shopping list
                                        • The refrigerator is also
                                          accessible by remote
                                          access feature.
                                        • Price: $9, 000
http://www.appliancist.com/refrigerators/electrolux-screen-fridge.html   40
Nokia Open Cell Phone
• Sci-fi fans: Japanese
  folding fan
• Uses an as-yet-
  nonexistent flexible LCD
  color touchscreen
• Scrollable screen
• Designed by Hugo Danti
• Won first place in the
  Nokia 4G Design
  Competition
• Possiblity: Invention of
  E-Ink
http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/design-concept-nokia-open-cellphone-181989.php
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 TRIVIA


The Soundabout was the original name used to
  market this device that was first introduced in
  1979….


Sony Walkman portable
 personal stereo player

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 Helpful Websites

Useful Manuals and Guides:
   http://www.usersmanualguide.com/
Yahoo Tech: http://tech.yahoo.com/
CNET (Compare prices): http://shopper.cnet.com/
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/
Consumer Reports: http://www.customerreports.org
  (Subscription required)
Engadget Blog: http://www.engadget.com/
Gadgeteer Blog: http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/
LLRX: http://www.llrx.com/cgi-bin/llrx.cgi?function=browsecol2&id=19/
Wired: http://www.wired.com/technology.html
SciFi Tech: http://blog.scifi.com/tech/


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Helpful Websites

Woot: http://www.woot.com
A Girl’s Guide to Gadgets:
  http://www.shinyshiny.tv/
Gadget’s Weblog: http://www.gizmodo.com/
Ubergizmo: http://www.ubergizmo.com/
Coolest Gadgets: http://www.coolest-
  gadgets.com/
New Launches: http://www.newlaunches.com/
Oh Gizmo: http://www.ohgizmo.com/



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Presentation available at…

  • Infotoday.com
  • LLRX.com
  • walkingpaper.org




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