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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
2
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_id0
0185
3
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

4
Cell Phone Jammers
  • Jam phones surrounding you
  • Illegal in U.S.
  • Up to 50 feet
  • Works on worldwide networks
  • Expensive
  • Illegal in U.S.
  • Buy Indoor/Outdoor modules
  • Price SH066 260 CX- 200 71
  • Available UK, Japan

SH066P
CX-200
http//www.globalgadgetuk.com/Personal.htm
http//64.233.179.104/translate_c?uhttp//www.rak
uten.co.jp/osamanoidea/100060/289222/
5
AimuletLAbamboo Audio Device
  • Batteryless
  • Light activated
  • Handheld audio
  • Uses bamboo
  • Available Japan
  • Price N/A

http//www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2006/10/aimul
etla_bamboo_audio_device.html
6
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/GLOW_GLOW
_IN_THE_DUCK.html
7
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/
8
PrintDreams Handheld Printer
  • Print full size
  • Print on anything
  • USB/BT
  • Price 200
  • Late 2007

http//www.printdreams.com /
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10
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
    -gt
  • Price 59.95

http//www.flowbee.com /
11
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
12
As James grandfather used to say "it's not the
amount of weapons you have but how to use them."
13
LCD Scrolling Badge
  • Japan only
  • Price 4580 Yen 40

14
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

15
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
16
Microsofts Zune
  • Video
  • Wireless
  • DRM
  • 30GB
  • FM
  • Price 250

http//www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/sep0
6/09-14ZuneUnveilingPR.mspx
17
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
18
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.ht
m l
19
TRIVIA
  • What year did Apple introduce the first iPod?

2001
20
Future 6th or 7th Gen ipods?
http//www.ipodnews.biz/category/7th-gen
21
The KurzweilNational Federation of the Blind
Reader
  • Hold the Readers camera over printa restaurant
    menu, directions, or a memo from your bossand
    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/
22
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 BW and
    color images
  • Price 52/25 sheets
  • Available at photo dealers

http//www.crane.com/museo/
23
Tandberg Video Conferencing
  • Need to cover the reference desk at a branch?

http//www.tandberg.net/products/webconferencing.j
sp
24
HEADLINE UK DOG SWALLOWS OWNERS GADGET
  • Story Dog eats UK owners electronic key fob, so
    must sit in drivers seat so car can be started.
  • Way to goso to speak -gt

25
Mop Slippers
  • When wearing these, floor spills disappear!
  • Machine safe to wash
  • One size fits all
  • Price 9.95

http//wishingfish.com/mopslipp.html
26
Uniross Long lasting batteries
  • Last 4x longer
  • 500 charges
  • Price 28 for 4-pack and charger

http//www.hybriousa.com
27
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.
  • Price depends on contract

http//www.motorola.com
28
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?cate
gory3
29
10 Megapixel Camera Phone!
  • Korea only (for now!)

30
TV phone (S. Korea)
31
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!
33
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 audio feeds for
    a 3D picture of the battlefield

http//web.mit.edu/ISN
34
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
35
Trend Flash Based Storage
36
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/
37
Sanrio Actroid
  • Price 3500/5 days

38
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-zeg
nas-ipod-ready-ijacket/
39
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

40
Electrolux Screen Fridge
  • Find out whats 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/electrolu
x-screen-fridge.html
41
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-conc
ept-nokia-open-cellphone-181989.php
42
TRIVIA
  • The Soundabout was the original name used to
    market this device that was first introduced in
    1979.

Sony Walkman portable personal stereo player
43
Helpful Websites
  • Useful Manuals and Guides http//www.usersmanualg
    uide.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?functio
    nbrowsecol2id19/
  • 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 Girls Guide to Gadgets http//www.shinyshiny.t
    v/
  • Gadgets 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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