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Zune HD

Zune HD

Right ok, this media player may not be called an iPod, but stay with me as it certainly has some great features that you won’t find on Apple’s equivalent, the iPod Touch – The Zune HD features a 16:9 widescreen OLED screen which gives great images and makes it a joy to use its interface, a HD radio receiver and the option to output 720p high definition video to your HDTV – they’ve really raised the bar in terms of media players with this device!

The full post can be found on Zath Hi-Tech Gadgets.

The World's Smallest USB Microwave

The World’s Smallest USB Microwave

Beanzawave is the world’s smallest portable microwave and on top of that, it supports USB. It’s small size, combined with USB connectivity allows this gadget to sit comfortably on any desk. Perfect for students and office workers who are looking for a warm snack or a hot drink without having to step away from their work at hand.

The full post can be found on Coated.

DX Skullcandy/ Ionized Snow Goggles with matching headphones

DX Skullcandy/ Ionized Snow Goggles with matching headphones

You can’t get cooler than the snow- protect your eyes on the piste this summer with a pair of Dragon Alliance Snow Goggles with Skullcandy collaboration. This one allows you to be safe as well as integrating a pair of headphones into the mix so you can zoom off (or fall off) to your favourite tunes. They’re helmet compatible, with 100% UV protection and fog free lenses in a Polyurethane frame. The colour scheme isn’t exactly the greatest but who can resist a 2-for-1 gadget these days?

The full post can be found on Gaj-it.



This small and well priced product called the Energenie is perfect if your looking to reduce your carbon footprint. I think this is a great gadget to have in the house for those of you who forget to turn off electrical appliances which are always left on standby. With the Energenie it will turn off all standby appliances automatically, which will in turn save energy and your money.

The full post can be found on Tech Styling.

BarbeSkew II

BarbeSkew II

WEY HAY! Summer is hear, and that means it is time for all red blooded men to run down the shops, stock up on burgers and bangers, and fill every available space in the fridge with larger. We do this because we know, its BBQ season. But before you go digging out last years rusty old grill, take a look at the brilliant BarbeSkew II and see how BBQing should be done…

The full post can be found on

BlueAnt Voice Command Speaker

BlueAnt Voice Command Speaker

Don’t get stuck with a ticket when you can utilize the BlueAnt S1 Speaker hands free. Attach to your visor and it responds to voice commands. The S1 can also dial 2 synced phones that have voice dial. Either phone user can make calls through the wireless device and if an incoming call is found, it automatically transfers to speakerphone. The S1 can stream A2DP music, has a design that cuts back on exterior and engine noise, works up to 10 meters away from your phone and gives 15 hours talk time before needing a charge.

The full post can be found on Networking Audio Video .

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30 reviews or comments

StonzTwo Says: June 12, 2009 at 11:35 am

Definitely the USB microwave. I mean, it wouldn’t be all that practical since it’s so small, but it would still be super-cool! Too many times i’ve been sitting at my desk and my coffee is cold, but taking a trip to the kitchen just to reheat 1/3 cup of coffee isn’t quite worth it.

Distahs Says: June 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

USB microwave FTW!

Jabberwock Says: June 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I voted Zune? Oh my, this must be a slow week…

Jenna Says: June 12, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I’m a fan of that USB microwave. Pot noodle while surfing the internet is geek fare, right?

Selene M. Says: June 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

This week’s vote goes to the Zune HD.

cara Says: June 12, 2009 at 1:31 pm

yes, make me greener! i’m awful when it comes to accidentally leaving things on for no reason.

Belle Says: June 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I went with the zune. I don’t think we actually needed a new Media Player since I for one could say that apple already has topped that. I was going to go with the microwave but considering its size. As for the others, I found myself thinking of the more practical way of doing the things the products were programmed to do.

tru Says: June 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I can’t believe I actually agree with the front runner.

Deanna Says: June 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I’m OBSESSED with the iPod touch (even though I do not have one yet) so I voted for its distant cousin the Zune HD. 😉

Jason Says: June 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

The USB microwave needs a bit of design re-hash, but that is a sweet, and practical, idea.

will Says: June 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I voted for the Zune. Kind of a slow week for gadgets, but it’s nice to see someone making steps toward an iPod alternative.

J.Carey Says: June 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

For once, I don’t feel I need any of these products.

tomaz Says: June 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

i like the googles 🙂

andy Says: June 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

the microwave is the coolest thing ever! i need one.

Thyago Says: June 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

The usb microwave needs a redesign. A new version would fit in my desk.

Deen Says: June 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm

We’ll have to see what they do for the Touch come September, though…

Richard Says: June 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Little cubicles, little cubicles all inside the tall towers, little cubicles with their little microwaves..

Jennifer Says: June 13, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I’m voting for the Blue Ant Voice Command Speaker because this is the gadget I would be most likely to purchase. Many of us don’t have cars that allow for hands-free dialing, etc. yet, so I think this is a great gadget to move out to the general public!

Jeanette Kent Says: June 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I think that this gadget has the potential to reach many people as it will appeal to all those geeks who can’t tear themselves away from their computers. Well done

Jerry D. Says: June 14, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Zune HD =)

Essam H. Says: June 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Energenie is better and more practical than many other “smart” power strips, so I’ve voted for it.

bj Says: June 15, 2009 at 5:30 am

The usb microwave looks like a handy, nice device. Something i would like to have.

Tim Says: June 15, 2009 at 9:08 am

Zune HD ftw.

Thomas Says: June 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Definitely Zune HD. HD Radio, baby!

Seth Says: June 16, 2009 at 8:17 am

who wouldn’t want microwaves blasting all over from their desk?!

Henry Says: June 16, 2009 at 8:43 pm

vote the skullcandys 🙂

ak Says: June 17, 2009 at 7:13 am

zune hd is what i voted for.

Scott Says: June 17, 2009 at 9:21 am

I like the little USB microwave. Mainly because none of the other items really “popped”. Now, if we can just come up with a USB powered portable toilet, gamers of the world could NEVER leave their chairs!

Jeanette Kent Says: June 18, 2009 at 7:54 am

I would definitely vote for Zune HD. I think it is a forerunner of things to come.

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