14 May, 2012

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Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock

Posted: 14 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Ever wondered whether you will be able to have a chance to meddle with a nixie tube, considering this has been quantified by some as the “LED of yesteryears”? Well, here is your chance courtesy of ThinkGeek with the $149.99 DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock. The name itself says it all – this is basically a timepiece that you ought to put together yourself, and it is meant for those who have a penchant for DIY projects. Soldering experience would definitely come in handy, otherwise you might find yourself rendering the DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock useless right from the get go.

The kit comprises of real nixie tubes, where the clock will be microprocessor controlled and offers accurate timekeeping. It would be great if the DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock could come with a built-in alarm – now that would certainly be something. Still, I believe that having this clock would make you refer to the time more often than usual simply because it is very different from what most folks are used to.

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The Best Micro Cut Shredder

Posted: 14 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Hammacher has come up with what they call the “The Best Micro Cut Shredder“, and until I try it out for myself, I would have my reservations at placing a superlative adjective right in front of the product name. Anyone given this $239.95 shredder a go yet? Fire away in the comments as to what you think of it. What I garnered from Hammacher is this – this micro cut shredder managed to produce the smallest shreds and cut the most sheets at once, hence is deemed as deserving of its moniker.

Basically, The Best Micro Cut Shredder will be able to slice paper into 0.39″ x 0.08″ indecipherable shreds, which is far smaller than the 1.77″ x .20″ pieces that are churned out by lesser models. Surely this would make piecing together shredded information a whole lot harder, even if you are a puzzle expert. The durable steel blades are also said to be able to easily cut through paper clips and completely destroy CDs and credit cards. Not only that, it is a silent worker, generating 57.03 dB of noise which is quieter than a normal conversation if you were wondering.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8 iPhone/iPod/iPad docking station

Posted: 14 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

When it comes to the world of high end audio devices and consumer electronics devices, you can be sure that the name Bang & Olufsen is definitely going to rank right up there with the very best. After all, it is the epitome of quality as well as brilliant design, and this time around, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8 iPhone/iPod/iPad docking station will be on the receiving end of a wireless update.

Yes sir, the new BeoPlay A8 sound system will extend the functionality of the best-selling BeoSound 8, and this is made possible thanks to the inclusion of Apple AirPlay in order to hook up your iPhone or iPad to a flexible world of premium sound – and this can be achieved in an instant as well as sans wires.

No longer do you need to be tethered in any way, as you can switch from listening to your favorite songs on the iPhone or iPad to a true Bang & Olufsen sound experience, without ever leaving the comfort of your La-Z-Boy chair. The new BeoPlay A8 will be able to intuitively stream music with Apple AirPlay, where it is smart enough to recognize your iPhone or iPad, followed by asking you whether you want to listen to your music through its balanced set of dynamic two-way speakers and formidable Class D amplifiers or not. I do not think that this is one offer that anyone should refuse – at least for the sake of your ears.

The BeoPlay A8 will continue from where the BeoSound 8 left off, with both models sharing the same design, specs and outstanding sound. The BeoPlay A8 has an edge over its “predecessor” thanks to the aforementioned integrated AirPlay wireless connection, not to mention a removable Apple docking connector. Some of the hard-working components under its stylish hood include a five-inch midrange/bass speakers output 70 watts of fully integrated Class D amplifiers, and the 3/4 inch tweeters are powered by 35 watts each.

Expect the BeoPlay A8 to retail for $1,149 when it arrives in either black or white shades.

Press Release

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V-MODA wants to protect your ears with the Faders VIP

Posted: 14 May 2012 01:32 AM PDT

If there is one risk that listening to your favorite tunes while wearing a pair of headphones, it would be this – there is a tendency to raise the volume to ever increasing levels, that you might not notice it, but you are slowly but surely getting deaf. Well, V-MODA has decided to introduce the latest addition to the Ear Armor hearing protection line, calling their latest set of headphones the Faders VIP.

Similar to the original Faders, the VIP edition will protect your hearing by evenly reducing harmful noise levels by 12dB across the frequency spectrum, without sacrificing on the clarity of music and speech which passes through. This noise reduction will be able to be the difference between an enjoyable listening experience and lifelong hearing loss. In fact, it has been tuned by professional DJs, producers, doctors, sporting a quartet of sizes of medical grade fittings that ought to be able to cater to just about any ear size.

Not only that, the Faders VIP will also feature a new detachable cord as well as a high quality carrying case that offers club, concert and event-goers advanced hearing protection.

Concerned parents should heed what Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of V-MODA, has to say, "Last year's launch of Ear Armor, Inc. created a windfall of amazing feedback from musicians to race and concert-goers. Loud events coupled with the popularity of smartphones, MP3 players and headphones have created a pandemic of hearing loss in everybody from kids to adults and too little is being done to stop it and educate customers. Faders are a universal solution to fully enjoy music and conversations without the damaging effects of higher decibels that cause irreversible noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Both the cheapest foam and the most expensive custom ear plugs can muddle sound quality and push debris too far into your ear canal causing even more damage to your ears."

Even better news is this – the V-MODA Faders VIP will retail for just $20, coming in 3 color variations Gunmetal Black, Rouge Red and Electro Pink. Now, how affordable is that?

Press Release

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