Gadget Nation

Gadget Nation

If ThisNext were a book, it would be Gadget Nation. Many of the wacky fun products people put on ThisNext (Clocky, Octodog, cupcake cases, etc.) are featured in this book, along with some that probably haven't made it onto ThisNext yet. A great guide to some strange and wonderful inventions - makes a great gift or coffee table book.

  • Great screen, nice keyboard, fast processor, not plastic, great battery life, can run Windows if you need to do so, GREAT customer service. No Blu-Ray. Lets face it, you do not need it and it is buggy and a dying technology.

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  • Comes in various semi-translucent colours, Staple Free Stapler will not make you face any of the misery of using a normal stapler (i.e.: all the frustration of having to load the stapler in an emergency situation, the prickings of... Comes in various semi-translucent colours, Staple Free Stapler will not make you face any of the misery of using a normal stapler (i.e.: all the frustration of having to load the stapler in an emergency situation, the prickings of your fingers, etc.) because it is safe to be used for all ages (and level of klutziness). Using the Staple Free Stapler is easy, you just have to firmly press its wide top as it sits flat upon a tabletop. The only thing that is different is that the paper should be slid out of the stapler to the right. This is due to the mechanism of the stapler that punched the paper, folded back and then tucked into the hole, creating a staple-less bond between the pages. P/S: This stapler is only able to staple up to 5 pages of papers. Anymore than that you’d have to use… a stapler.

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  • Great for making calls to your stomach.

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  • A unique little accessory for the home. This mason jar stores sunlight, and casts a subtle glow later in the night.

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  • Very cool talking robot.

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  • Sure, we all eye the iPhone with envious eyes, but there's life yet in the BlackBerry brand. The new Tour (stupidest...choice...for a promotional...product name...tie-in...ever) boasts everything you've come to love and expect fro... Sure, we all eye the iPhone with envious eyes, but there's life yet in the BlackBerry brand. The new Tour (stupidest...choice...for a promotional...product name...tie-in...ever) boasts everything you've come to love and expect from your CrackBerry (ROCKS email, calenders, messaging) with extra features and a new, easier to use OS. Some highlights: -3.2 Megapixel Camera/Video Recorder WITH flash Real crisp images, nice flash, real fast. -Built in Quad-Band GSM for Global coverage Comes with a Verizon or Sprint SIM card, but you can use your own - New, polished, faster OS 4.7 (I think) is a big step up from my old Pearl. Smooth navigation, one button app switching for multi-tasking mojo, easier settings and memory management, simpler sound profiles, improved Messenger, faster browser with simple HTML view and one button Google/Wikipedia/Dictionary.com searching, built in BlackBerry App store.... -256 MB's Device Memory Yes, the iPhone has gigabytes, but apps take up 0.5-3 MB's, tops. PLENTY of space to have all my apps installed and to download and try out new ones. -Unlocked, stand-along GPS Freakin' finally! Google Maps finds me in no time at all, down to the meter. It also comes with a free 2 GB MicroSD card built in, and multiple outlet adaptors for your charger to fit your jet-set lifestyle. The screen is awesomely bright and clear, the keyboard is just the right mix of size, legibility and usefulness, and there's plenty of memory for downloading and trying out new apps. And now my friends, for the cons: -No WiFi. If you use it this is a glaring omission for a top of the line device, but otherwise, no big deal. -Screen Ripples. Pressing on the screen or hard on the buttons directly underneath it make a slight ripple effect on the display. It's minor and varies in sensitivity from handset to handset, but it is a bit of a defect. Everything is always legible and clear though. -Car Bluetooth Problems. Apparently the software has some bugs and people don't hear you so well if you try to use the phone with yrou car's bluetooth link. This is a pain but is expected to be fixed soon with a software update. -Stupid Micro USB charging port. Besides having to get a new car charger, it's placed awkwardly on the left bottom side. Just annoying to have to flip the phone around to plug it in sometimes... Other than some new release bugs, it's a great phone, and only $99 if you sign up for a new contract with Verizon (Who have the best coverage in NYC, IMHO and have pretty decent customer service). Great little multitasking, world conquering sidekick! P.S. FashionKitty, you're a traitor to the cause. P.P.S I actually like the name Tour, it was just stupid to try to associate it with Bono.

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  • Geek time! Well, useful geek time. As the proud owner of a 20" (pitiful by today's standards, I know) widescreen iMac, and with the advent of hulu.com, the time comes when a man wants to watch the entire second season of Arrested ... Geek time! Well, useful geek time. As the proud owner of a 20" (pitiful by today's standards, I know) widescreen iMac, and with the advent of hulu.com, the time comes when a man wants to watch the entire second season of Arrested Development without sitting in front of the computer. Said man is faced with 2 options: 1. Crank up the volume and blast it through attached stereo speakers or 2. Listen in comfort and privacy using a headset. Wires don't make the cut for couch potato viewing. Enter Sony's DR-BT22 (seriously, are there committees who make up these names?) Bluetooth headset. Simply turn on your Mac's built in Bluetooth, click a couple of buttons and your soundtrack will reach your ears in wireless stereophonic glory. The headset's pretty comfy, with cushy foam and adjustable heights. Use is pretty simple - hold down the power button and a bright blue LED blinks. A Red one ominously signals low power. Better yet, you get some buttons: A volume up-down button, as well as a cool fast-forward-reverse switch - which seems to actually work! Charging is pretty simple too. Lastly, they fold up, Ninja style, for less clutter as well as travel. There are better, louder, larger and more feature packed headsets out there, but none can match this one's mix of functionality and price - $50! Recommended for the occasional quite-needed moving media addict.

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  • Gigabytes! Chances are you're using lots of them, and you're gonna need more. External hard drives are great for this sort of thing, but what if your house has 5 computers and you want to share the megabyte love? Enter NAS Adaptor... Gigabytes! Chances are you're using lots of them, and you're gonna need more. External hard drives are great for this sort of thing, but what if your house has 5 computers and you want to share the megabyte love? Enter NAS Adaptors. Network Attached Storage is one of those geeky acronyms for hard drives you can access from any computer in your network (read: house or office). The problem is, NAS drives are pricey, and most are not upgradeable - so if you run out of room on one, you need a new drive. The SimpleNet NAS Adaptor has a simple job. On one end, you plug in up to 2 USB drives - flash drives, hard drives, whatever. On the other, you use the included ethernet plug to connect it to your router/network. Attach the power cord and presto! You now have your USB drives accessible by any computer on the house. Use them to store a shared iTunes Library, your movies, BitTorrent stuff, shared files and folders (great for offices), or for backup. If you ever run out of space, just buy a bigger drive and plug it in. For such a simple concept (getting hard drives on your network) you'd be surprised at how difficult it is to engineer. The SimpleNet is currently one of only 2 such adaptors on the market. So how good is it? Reviews on Amazon (a total of two) are mixed, but not knowing this I went ahead and bought one. I'll say it's pretty good, with some reservations. The hardest part is finding a CD tray that can hold the Mini-CD, which contains the manual (for shame people, kill some trees!). It's pretty straight forward after that. You simply go to the IP address of the device in your browser (finding that is explained in the manual) to configure things, which is dead simple. Here's the main con. This thing DOESN'T seem to work with EVERY drive. I tried it with a fancy LaCie with FireWire, eSata, and USB, and it NEVER recognized it. When I tried a simple, one-trick pony USB drive, and a USB keychain drive, they both worked flawlessly. So before you buy, make sure to use USB only drives (hopefully this will be fixed with a firmware update). Other than that it's perfect. Here are some of the included features: - Create Users so you have passworded access to the drive - FTP server - SSH server - Built in iTunes Folder setup Price is $75, but you can find it for a little less. P.S. Mac users, Hitachi shows us some love - it works out of the box with Mac formated drives. It also has built in Bonjour access. That means after plugging it in, just go to: simplnet.local in your browser to access the setup and configuration page. A Bonjour plugin is included for PC's to spread the love.

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  • You've got a TV, or a PC, or a Stereo, and you want to listen to Led Zeppelin at 3 AM. You've snagged some wireless headphones, but your Stereo doesn't transmit sound wirelessly. What to do, what to do? Sony's Two-Way Bluetooth... You've got a TV, or a PC, or a Stereo, and you want to listen to Led Zeppelin at 3 AM. You've snagged some wireless headphones, but your Stereo doesn't transmit sound wirelessly. What to do, what to do? Sony's Two-Way Bluetooth adapter is the gods answer to this dilemma. Being two way, it allow you to do 2 things: 1. Transmit ANY sound source (and I mean anything with a headphone jack or RCA cables) wirelessly or 2. Receive any bluetooth sound source through any speaker/headphone/stereo you plug into it. Let's give some practical examples. Hook it up to your PC, and now you can blast your iTunes library wirelessly to your bluetooth headphones, or even your cell phone. Flip the switch, and play any songs on your mobile through your PC (or Stereo). If you ever have a need to send or receive audio wirelessly, this little wonder from Sony does the trick. Some Pros: -2 mode operation, send + receive, easily changed with a switch on the back -Included stand, and easy to read LED indicators -Nice blue color as opposed to gadget black Some Cons: -It always need to be plugged in. So while using this to convert your regular earphones to bluetooth capable ones is feasible, it;s not fun. - The manual is, shall we say, classic Sony, but you'll figure it out within minutes. A handy tool to have around and one that may just solve your wireless audio needs. $50.

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  • W water powered desktop clock, no batteries necessary!

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  • OK, so at around $300, they aren't cheap. But the performance is great, and the build quality is high. I've had a pair of them for about three years and they have worked flawlessly. Tip: if you are going to be embarking on an ... OK, so at around $300, they aren't cheap. But the performance is great, and the build quality is high. I've had a pair of them for about three years and they have worked flawlessly. Tip: if you are going to be embarking on an international flight, consider investing in a pair of good noise canceling headphones. They can really make all the difference, especially on a really long flight.

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  • you actually plug this into the computer and she does her thing

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  • I purchased one of these once they came out with the larger disk sizes. It has a great wireless switch, a router, and a built in backup Time Capsule/TIme Machine for MACs. You can also use it as a shared Network Attached Storage... I purchased one of these once they came out with the larger disk sizes. It has a great wireless switch, a router, and a built in backup Time Capsule/TIme Machine for MACs. You can also use it as a shared Network Attached Storage device for both PCs and MACs. It was easy to setup and configure and works great for both MACs and PCs. The only down fall - is the built in firewall does not have any options, so if you need a more robust firewall skip this and just by a netgear. You can use this with another router.

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  • ) Also, the drive comes with an 8MB cache which helps give it such fine performance."" title="$88. Yep, just $88. It makes me feel so old school.... "I remember the day when I walked five miles to Best Buy to pay $200 for a 120GB drive...." Or something like that. In any case, I've learned a few lessons over the years about computers. The main one is one that we can all chant together: "Back Up. Back Up. Back Up." So when a request was issued in each of my daughters' letters to Santa for iPods, my first thought was what to buy to make backing up and updating their iTunes not only easy but independent of my own computer set-up. Ta da. And yes, it's available in SEVERAL colors. Also several hard drive sizes. An I want to add a quick note from one of the reviewer's that you may find helpful: "You've probably read that it's important with Windows XP to format your USB hard drive using the NTFS file system and then set it in device manager's "Policies" tab to "optimize for performance". That's quite true and worth mentioning. You'll get best speed this way and really don't lose anything except compatibility with Windows 95, 98 and ME. What are they, you ask? ;>) Also, the drive comes with an 8MB cache which helps give it such fine performance."">$88. Yep, just $88. It makes me feel so old school.... "I remember the day when I walked five miles to Best Buy to pay $200 for a 120GB drive...." Or something like that. In any case, I've learned a few lessons over the years a... $88. Yep, just $88. It makes me feel so old school.... "I remember the day when I walked five miles to Best Buy to pay $200 for a 120GB drive...." Or something like that. In any case, I've learned a few lessons over the years about computers. The main one is one that we can all chant together: "Back Up. Back Up. Back Up." So when a request was issued in each of my daughters' letters to Santa for iPods, my first thought was what to buy to make backing up and updating their iTunes not only easy but independent of my own computer set-up. Ta da. And yes, it's available in SEVERAL colors. Also several hard drive sizes. An I want to add a quick note from one of the reviewer's that you may find helpful: "You've probably read that it's important with Windows XP to format your USB hard drive using the NTFS file system and then set it in device manager's "Policies" tab to "optimize for performance". That's quite true and worth mentioning. You'll get best speed this way and really don't lose anything except compatibility with Windows 95, 98 and ME. What are they, you ask? ;>) Also, the drive comes with an 8MB cache which helps give it such fine performance."

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  • A great dock especially if you like to plug your iphone into a speaker system or your TV. Includes a remote to change tracks or increase volume!

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  • A must have gadget for any iPhone owner! I would purchase an extra one for when you are on vacation!

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  • Is this not the coolest thing ever?

  • The graphic goodness of an iPhone with the extreme productivity of a BlackBerry. Whether it is watching videos on the gorgeous screen or taming the hundreds of emails you get a day, this phone is great. The display is so clear... The graphic goodness of an iPhone with the extreme productivity of a BlackBerry. Whether it is watching videos on the gorgeous screen or taming the hundreds of emails you get a day, this phone is great. The display is so clear that I often find myself preferring to read my email on my Bold than on my PC. The web browser is significantly better than previous versions.

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  • I have found the Nokia internet tablet to be great when traveling. It's small and lightweight, and is able to pick up wifi signals well. If I need directions or am looking for something to eat in a foreign city, it's a few taps... I have found the Nokia internet tablet to be great when traveling. It's small and lightweight, and is able to pick up wifi signals well. If I need directions or am looking for something to eat in a foreign city, it's a few taps and google maps is up and running to show me the way.

  • WALKIE TALKIES WITH A TWIST! THESE EYE LINK COMMUNICATORS ARE TEXT MESSAGE DRIVEN! WITH AN EYE PIECE TRANSMITTING TEXTS YOU WRITE YOUR FRIENDLY DORK WEARING THE OTHER PIECE YOUR OBJECTIVES! EACH LINK HAS ITS OWN MINI KEYPAD WITH L... WALKIE TALKIES WITH A TWIST! THESE EYE LINK COMMUNICATORS ARE TEXT MESSAGE DRIVEN! WITH AN EYE PIECE TRANSMITTING TEXTS YOU WRITE YOUR FRIENDLY DORK WEARING THE OTHER PIECE YOUR OBJECTIVES! EACH LINK HAS ITS OWN MINI KEYPAD WITH LETTERS TO STRIKE.

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  • Cranium Cadoo is the outrageously fun game designed especialy for kids. Every turn gets players creating, thinking, giggling, and grinning. Cranium Cadoo keychain includes: Cadoo board, Secret decoder mask, Cranium Clay, Cranium... Cranium Cadoo is the outrageously fun game designed especialy for kids. Every turn gets players creating, thinking, giggling, and grinning. Cranium Cadoo keychain includes: Cadoo board, Secret decoder mask, Cranium Clay, Cranium Cadoo cards Colorful tokens, die, timer, Cranium pad, and pencil

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  • Real Mini Game Box, Board, and Pieces This must be ten times as frustrating for adult fingers.... I can picture myself throwing it out the window.

  • Box lid flips open & slides under to reveal mini game board & game pieces! Build mini Mouse Trap ... Set it in motion ... Trap the mouse!

  • Oh god, went through a brief period of addiction to the full-size version. I think it was the molding clay. Sigh. Includes: Cranium board, mini Cranium cards, tub of Cranium clay, timer, die, Cranium pad, Pencil

  • Product Features * Monopoly Mini Game Boy Keychain * Box lid flips open to reveal mini game board and game pieces! * Store pieces in secret drawer! * Easy to carry around and have a great fun while you are on... Product Features * Monopoly Mini Game Boy Keychain * Box lid flips open to reveal mini game board and game pieces! * Store pieces in secret drawer! * Easy to carry around and have a great fun while you are on the road. * For age 4 and up

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  • The box lid flips open to reveal a mini game board and pieces.

  • Aww.... if Barbie could move those little plastic hands, this would be perfect for her.

  • Perfect for tucking in a stocking this holiday season or keeping in the back seat of the car for homework and entertainment. Many of your favorites can be found here- Trouble, Connect Four, Boggle Yahtzee, Operation, Monopoly, ... Perfect for tucking in a stocking this holiday season or keeping in the back seat of the car for homework and entertainment. Many of your favorites can be found here- Trouble, Connect Four, Boggle Yahtzee, Operation, Monopoly, Etch a Sketch and More!

  • Strap it to your arm and jog

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