60 Gadgets in 60 Minutes

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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/outlet/re 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-Des 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! Price: $129.99 http://www.jawbone.com/newtalk.aspx 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 Generation Remote control 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/07poguePrice: $160-$280 http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-p 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-pat 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 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 MicPort Pro 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-Na 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 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 Electronic Remote Finder 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 Projects a keyboard onto any flat surface Works over USB Not Compatible with Mac OS :( Price: $180 USB Projection Keyboard 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 HD Communications Corp Price: $318 http://www.wirelessnetworkproducts.com/ 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 Need to hang up on Changer 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-phon 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?PageAction=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&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=6170 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 Price: ? SLA June 2008 http://gizmodo.com/5015723/no+key-glass-touch+k 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 Altec Lansing Wireless Home Theater Sound System 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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