Kodak Sports

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Featuring a 360º camera capable of full panoramic HD 1080P video, the Kodak Pixpro Sp360 Action Camcorder is splashproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof.

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Power Moves

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Poler’s Le Tente rooftop tent

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Relaxing on Minimalism

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Unfolding to a spacious 55″ X 44″, the Matador pocket blanket is the perfect ground covering option for the person who likes to chill outdoors comfortably without all the usual baggage. Puncture-proof, water resistant, and featuring weighted corners, the blanket can handle a couple hanging out or four people sitting side-by-side. When exhausted from too much relaxing, the Matador pocket blanket shows off its true beauty in the stitched line guide that helps even the most clumsy person fold and place the blanket back into its attached pouch.

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When The Look Becomes More Important Than The Image

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The Filson + Magnum collection

Back Country Glamping

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Aesent has created the first tent to include an integrated inflatable mattress, or as they call it “the world’s most comfortable tent.”

Flimsy + Weak

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There’s been some criticism of the Black + Decker rebranding

Next Level Home Fitness

Nike+ Kinect Training for XBOX360

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: Droid Incredible

This lucky gentleman received his Droid Incredible preordered phone a tad bit early (9 days to be exact – the release date is April 29). It’s the latest Google Android phone,  available on Verizon, and is looking like a pretty strong contender in the smartphone arms race: it’s got all the usual touchscreen, powerful processor tidbits, wifi, bluetooth, gps – but it’s also got an 8 megapixel camera sensor.

P.S. You get a gold star if you can make it past the 1-minute mark without muting the guy.

Via Engadget

Inspected Gadget: Anti-Radiation iPhone Case by Pong

Do you live in fear of radiation melting your grey matter? Do you use your wired headphones to make calls all the time? Check out that gold strip on the inside of that case – it’s supposed to help reflect radiation away from your noggin… The Pong Anti-radiation iPhone case is here to save your brain from the cell phone radiation waves that are potentially hurting you.

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Inspected Gadget: Apple iPad Tablet

It’s here. The Apple iPad, a cross between an iPhone a giant iPod Touch and a very media-capable fun media browsing computer, all in a tablet form factor. It’s does everything a bunch of stuff you’d expect: solid web browsing, email via on screen keyboard, photo browsing, iTunes music playback and purchasing (movies, tv shows, podcasts, all apps, games etc), and scales up existing iPhone apps or runs them in small windows. 9.7 inch diagonal touchscreen, speaker, microphone, dock connector, wireless 802.11n wifi, bluetooth, fancy multi-finger gestures, pop-up onscreen keyboard – the whole enchilada.

Updated: pricing starts at $499 for 16gb of memory, then $599 for 32gb, and $699 for 64gb. Those three versions have wifi only (no 3g wireless service) and will be available around March 27, 2010.

If you want roaming with 3g service, add on $130 to each price level for theintegrated 3g hardware and wait until the end of April. Then add on another $30 per month (prepaid, no contract – turn it on and off as you please) for 3g service via AT&T. You also gain free access to their wifi hotspots (i.e. Starbucks etc.). Also  available is a lower data plan for $15 per month that limits you to 250 mb of transfer – but browsing, music and video streaming would kill that in a few days.

We know what you’ll really do with it.

Hands-on review below.

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Inspected Gadget: Nexus One, AKA The Google Phone

So it’s here for real, after all. Google aping the iPhone a bit hard in this case, but these days all smart phones are moving towards the same form factor in both hardware and software. The built in apps look solid and it obviously plays very nicely in their ecosystem. So now, Google is right there with you, in your pocket, with GPS, Search, Voice, Email, smarter and smarter AI. The future is unwritten, lets see how long it takes Skynet to become self-aware.

http://www.google.com/phone

Inspected Gadget: Yamaha YHT-S400BL Amp+Subwoofer Mashup with Soundbar

Aside from the Yamaha YHT-S400BL’s surround-sound-simulating speaker bar, the interesting feature is the combination of the subwoofer port into the amplifier body. Because in smaller homes, where are you supposed to plop down that big black box?

Three HDMI inputs are included, and handles HD audio signals from Blu-ray Discs.

Via Engadget. MSRP is $599.95 – Check it out at Amazon

Inspected Gadget: Altec Lansing iMT620 iPhone Boombox

The Altec Lansing inMotion  iMT620 iPhone Boombox is a pretty sleek, space-age retro looking piece of audio equipment. It has the usual features you’d expect nowadays: iPod/iPhone dock, decent sound loud enough for an apartment party, and a remote.

Why it matters: It has a five hour battery, a telescoping antenna for built in AM/FM radio, and a full size handle. One step better: it comes with travel adapters for US, UK, Europe, China, and Australia.

Get it at Amazon

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Inspected Gadget: Rugged Casio Exilim EX-G1

Tired of camera round ups and the like? Just skip them all and try this tough guy, then take it with you on the slopes without worrying one bit. At first glance I thought it was just kinda ugly and hyping up the ‘rugged’ thing. Giving it a harder look, I think I like it – obviously a tie-in to the Casio’s  G-Shock watch “endurance-minded features” without exactly aping the name.

-Shock resistant elements inside and outside. Stainless steel outer casing, resin protective ring on the lens.
-Water resistant to 10 feet for 60 continuous minutes, even under direct spray.
-Weather resistant down to 14°F
-12.1 Megapixels, with interval shooting of photos or movies (fun)
-Available in black or red, $299 MSRP but cheaper in real life

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2 wheel obsession

I have been riding my bike a lot these days and am feeling that an upgrade is due. I know there is a trend toward the fixed gear but, this bicycle from Kronan is my new must have. Classic in every aspect of the word, it’s like a sherman tank.

Inspected Gadget: Atwood Knives and Multitools

Atwood Knives creates small batches of micro-manufactured multitools and knives. Orders are lottery based for small runs, and first-come-first-serve for larger runs.

Use the Force

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Star Wars + Adidas. A midpriced way to look like a total nerd.

I give this my complete approval for 1-17 year olds. Though, over 13, I’d start to worry. Most girls could probably rock the Game Mid “Princess Leia” edition on the right.

Check out the entire collection at at Adidas

Inspected Gadget: Sleek Audio SA1 Earbuds

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Earbud headphones with audiophile quality in a Siam rosewood body, a wide variety of ear tip choices – all for a relatively modest price. There’s also a wireless attachment that lets you throw your phone or music player in your bag or pocket, and go semi-cordless. Some specs:

  • Custom Tuned Dynamic Driver
  • VQ System variable equalization system allows for independent tuning of high and low frequencies using different treble porting options
  • Removable cable swivels for limitless wearing positions Easy replacement if cable is damaged
  • Wireless Compatible the cable is easily removed and the W1 Wireless can be installed to free you from cables
  • Real Wood Body and ESC Environmentmental Sound Control for blocking ambient noise

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Check out the review at Engadget- they loved these.

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