Inspected Gadget: Motorola Droid 3

“Leaked” how-to videos show off the features of the Android-based Motorola Droid 3, notably 1080p HD video recording, an 8 megapixel still camera, and its slide-out physical keyboard. Two more vids after the jump.

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Inspected Gadget: MB&F HM4 Only Watch

Yes, look closely. That’s a small 18 karat white gold panda riding a couple of jet engines. It’s based on the MB&F HM4 timepiece, and is designed by Huang Hankang. It will be available in the Only Watch charity auction, which will raise funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Check out the auction list – looks to be a pretty intense variety of watches.

Via Crunchgear

Inspected Gadget: Netflix Streaming + Miramax Films

Netflix streaming is always a few steps behind the regular disc service – simply because of the various broadcast network, cable network, and cable on-demand deals that get carved out over a movie’s lifetime (ever notice how often a particular Lord of the Rings film is on TNT, over and over?). It keeps getting better, one studio or group of shows at a time – for example, Netflix recently renewed their Starz deal (meaning any movies you see on that cable network generally also show up via streaming on Netflix), and also added Mad Men, Glee and Sons of Anarchy. They also just announced the addition of the Miramax films library – which includes stuff like “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Bad Santa,” “Scream,” “Spy Kids,” “The Piano” and “Kill Bill.”

Inspected Gadget: Super Fast, Super Tiny PQI thumb drive

PQI’s USB 3 flash drive is so simply designed that you might not even notice it on a keychain… because if you try putting it anywhere else you’re bound to lose it entirely. USB 3.0 is supposed to offer a transfer speed of 5gb per second, and it’s backwards compatible to USB 2. Pricing still to be announced – check out some of their other drives.

Via Slashgear

Inspected Gadget: The Conduit

Sometimes a gadget solves a problem you didn’t know you had, sometimes it’s a life-saving device, sometimes it’s just a little something that makes your life easier. In some cases it’s a physical object, in some cases, it’s not. In this case, it’s technology based – and it’s something as old school simple as a newsletter. For a music lover, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with news about artists you love. If you love metal and hardcore, The Conduit is for you, brought to you by the former editor of Noisecreep. Their motto – “Can’t read 326 metal blogs a day? We read ‘em for you and email you the best stuff every Friday.”

Inspected Gadget: TwistTogether Light Shelf

TwistTogether’s Light shelf is a mix between their existing light ands something more functional – a simple shelf. Looks like an easy way to brighten a wall and display some fun stuff at the same time.

Check out the light after the jump.

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Inspected Gadget: The Flip is Dead, Long Live the Flip

Cisco bought cameramaker Flip a couple of years ago, and has now killed the product in the name of corporate austerity. Too bad it was a profitable division. Even though its features are now duplicated by smartphones, it was still nice to have an HD video recording device that I was more comfortable dropping or passing around. And I guess I should have bought that Kodak ZX3 instead.

Inspected Gadget: 3D + iPhone = Hasbro My3D

The Hasbro My3D looks like something that Fisher Price should have made out of the Viewmaster. Available in black or white, and works with a specific set of 3D games on the iTunes store.

Inspected Gadget: Fuuvi Pick USB Camera

The Fuuvi Pick is a basically a USB stick that also happens to be a camera. 1280 x 1024 images, 720×480 video (at 30 frames per second) gets stored on Micro SD cards, with a F2.8 lens that shoots at 100 ISO.

Via Technobob

Inspected Gadget: Star Wars gets the Blu Ray treatment

The original trilogy, now in full 1080p HD glory just got an official release date of September 16, 2011. Throw it on a THX-certified TV and you’re golden. Anyway, I hope it includes the original, deleted opening to “Return of the Jedi.”

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Inspected Gadget: Tomy’s Twimals for Twitter

So far as I can tell, hook it up via USB and it’ll read your tweets in Japanese… but will it read other languages? Find out March 31, when Tomy’s Twimal is released.

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Columboid: Route Notes

Columboid‘s video for “Route Notes” by Brooklyn-based Haus + Longhitano.

Inspected Gadget: Stereolizer for iPad

Stereolizer is an internet radio app wrapped in the look of an 80′s stereo cassette deck. Might seem like a bit of a gimmick at first, but it’s neato simply because it records internet radio streams on the iPad and then lets you easily reorder tracks as you see fit.

 

Inspected Gadget: TDK Life on Record Boombox


TDK’s Life On Record boombox – solid, heavy, with three 6″ speakers (center is a subwoofer) and 30-pin iPhone/iPod connector. Also plays external USB flash/hard drives, all controlled via the knob and display on the front.

Inspected Gadget: Bebot iOS Synth

Bebot – the robot synth. So simple looking, yet has all the adjustable features of real synthesizers. Thanks Marshall/Mike.

Inspected Gadget: Fabulous Hello Kitty Robo

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty robot. 5 G’s. If you’ve got the cash… I guess?

Inspected Gadget: Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Tablet

Motorola’s Xoom will be available starting March 27th in a WiFi-only configuration. If you’re interested in this Android-flavored tablet, it means that you’ll be able to get your hands on one without bucking up for the 3G version.

Inspected Gadget: Play with a Nintendo 3DS

You’ll have to wait until March 27th to get your hands on your own Nintendo 3DS – but starting today, you’ll be able to play with one at the following locations:

Chicago – Citigroup Center
Los Angeles – Third Street Promenade
New York – Grand Central Terminal
San Francisco – Pier 39

… and a bunch of other spots.

Inspected Gadget: Lego Minifigure USB Flash Drive

Stick this little guy in your computer and he’ll give you the best 2GB of USB Flash goodness he’s got.

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