Spy Net Night Vision Infrared Stealth Binoculars

While I was covering the Plug and Play video games from Jakks Pacific, I also had a chance to try out this SpyNet Night Vision Infrared Stealth Binoculars.
This particular device is essentially night vision for kids. It definitely uses real night vision technology to see up to fifty feet in complete darkness.
I tried it out for myself, and I asked my daughter to try it out with me. I must admit that looking through the Spynet Night Vision caused her eyes to glow in a freaky way. It reminded me of the freaky ending to the movie Quarantine.

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Sanyo introduces XX rechargeable batteries

When it comes to rechargeable batteries, you won’t go wrong with the name Sanyo. After all, they are the ones who rolled out the eneloop series in the past, which are still going strong today. Heck, I have a few eneloops that I use around the home for my remote controls and old school digital camera, and they don’t show off any signs of wearing down despite so many charges over the years.
Well, it isn’t Sanyo’s character to just sit there without doing anything, which is why they have just announced the XX rechargeable batteries. These will naturally take a page out of eneloop’s book by relying on eneloop technology, making the XX powered by eneloop ready to use right out of the box as it can retain up to 75% of its charge after one year of storage. The XX powered by eneloop package of four AA batteries will arrive from next month onwards, retailing for $24.99 a pop. If you can’t wait, then look towards Amazon as they will be featuring the item for pre-sale starting from today onwards.

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V-MODA announces V-80 on-ear headphones

V-MODA has announced its latest pair of V-80 on-ear headphones, which is part of the V-MODA for True Blood range that was developed in partnership with HBO. The V-80 not only looks great, it functions great (on paper) as well. Being a lightweight, high-fashion headphone which is poised to redefine the headphone industry, it fuses life-like 3D sound, timeless materials, ultimate durability and the unique ability to shapeshift its style.
Customization fans would definitely fall in love with the V-MODA V-80 right from the get go, as it offers a great deal of customization options – especially for True Blood fans as they can choose from a range of designs which showcase their fanatical passion for the show. There will be a couple of iconic V-MODA metal ear shields, located on either side of the ear cushions, where these can easily be switched out so that you can show off other popular images and icons from the show – ranging from the night club, Fangtasia, to the Japanese symbols featured on the Tru Blood beverage.
Heck, you can even opt for your blood type after choosing to etch your name into temporary immortality (ironic, I know, but that’s what it actually is when you laser etch your blood type onto the metal ear shields, no?). Active fans will be able to enjoy using the V-80 without worrying about its ruggedness, as said headphones were specially built to pass the MIL-STD-810G military standard guidelines.

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Haptic belt can guide soldiers

I think we all know that soldiers have to make split-second decisions in order to survive. I suppose this is why scientists are working on a haptic belt that can transmits GPS directions to soldiers out on the field.
Instead of a soldier looking at a GPS handheld to figure out where he or she is going, the soldier wears a belt with haptic feedback. This belt has over eight “tactors” that are spaced out in 45 degree intervals, and when one of them vibrates, this indicates where the soldier should be going.
There is even the possibility of wirelessly linking the belt to a gesture recognizing glove, so that the leader can issue commands to multiple haptic belts. This can be done from a secured location, from miles away.

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Pedal Powered School Bus ready to combat childhood obesity

I believe that I have said it before, but children have all this energy that adults actually need. I figure that you might as well tap into that energy in this pedal powered school bus!
This bus, powered by Flintstones Kids technology, is made in the Netherlands by De Cafe Racer. It has room for about ten kids, and they will be put to work.
Oh man, this would solve so many problems with unruly kids on the schools bus! Just try and make those spitballs now, junior! Yeah, those kids should have both hands on the handlebars.

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T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide finally announced

T-Mobile has at long last, announced their latest myTouch 4G Slide smartphone which will be part of T-Mobile’s exclusive line of myTouch devices. The myTouch 4G Slide is said to deliver the most advanced camera of any smartphone with zero shutter lag Рnow this is something that is surprising since Android-powered smartphones tend to fall behind the iPhone when it comes to camera technology.
Having said that, you can’t just waltz into any T-Mobile store at the moment to bring home a myTouch 4G Slide since it is expected to be available only in July – now, now, that isn’t too far away, is it? It is already the end of June, and you can sniff July out around the corner. The naming convention of the myTouch 4G Slide also gives the game away when it comes to 4G connectivity support, so you know what you’re getting with this smartphone right from the get go.

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Jakks Pacific Plug-and-Play Video Games

We have reported on items from Jakks Pacific before, and I had a chance to try out three of their Plug and Play video games. All three of them plug into the television with white and yellow composite cables, and they are all pretty fun.
The first is the Pac-man Retro Arcade, which is a joystick that brings back the goodness of the arcade. Not only is Pac-man available, but all sorts of games like Xevious, Galaga, Dig Dug, and about ten more. I found that it was definitely bringing me back to the old Atari 2600 days, but with better graphics. Hit the jump to see the other two gaming systems.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 50s to capture impromptu moments



Yes, we know that summer is the time when you spend your time outdoors instead of being cooped up at home, zapping aliens and saving the earth yet again from another extra-terrestrial threat. For those who know that summer days can be extremely fleeting, it makes perfect sense to capture all those wonderful moments using a camera. Granted, most of us already have a digital camera in some way or another (phones count too, you know), but how about turning back the clock and going old school for once?
We are talking about the Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S, where it will be able to deliver beautiful, high quality instant photo prints. Being the latest addition to the popular Instax family, the Instax Mini 50S will rely on Instax Mini Instant Film that results in credit card sized photo prints, where these can then be shot anywhere and developed on the spot – letting you experience a retro take when it comes to sharing memories on-the-spot with friends and family.

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