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Watch Akash on Breakfast Television Monday April 16th

all the gadgets Watch Akash on Citytv Vancouver’s Breakfast Television with Simi Sara and Dave Gerry Monday April 16th.  He will be covering the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology.

Archos 704 WiFiARCHOS 704 WiFiThe ARCHOS 704 WiFi features a wide, 7-inch colour touch screen, 40GB hard drive allows you to store up to 50 movies.  Playback on TV in high resolution up to 720 x 576 (DVD quality)
– Record TV or external video sources
– Turn your ARCHOS into a camcorder, by connecting most digital cameras
– Photo wallet. Store and view up to 800,000 photos
– Music Player, store up to 40,000 songs

Suggested retail price US$549
www.archos.com

Griffin Radio Shark 2GRIFFIN RADIO SHARK2

This is not Jaws’ fin from the movie, it’s a radio for your computer.  Radio SHARK 2 adds AM/FM radio to your computer, both Mac and PC and it can record AM and FM radio broadcasts in real time.  You can record while you listen, or you can set up recordings to occur later, or according to a repeating schedule.  Recordings are saved to your hard disk, and can be added (automatically!) to your iTunes library for listening on your iPod.  The radio SHARK 2 adds Internet Radio to your old stand-by AM & FM.

Suggested retail price US$49.99
www.griffintechnology.com

ION ITTUSBION ITTUSB TURNTABLE WITH USB RECORD

The first USB turntable that lets you convert your old vinyl collection directly to CD or MP3.  Requiring no special drivers, the turntable comes with Audacity, a recording application that works with both PCs and Macs, as well a trial version of Bias Soundsoap 2 to clean and restore vinyl recordings.
The iTTUSB also offers a few hardware extras, such as an adjustable antiskating control for increased stereo balancing, an adjustable pitch control (+/- 8 percent), and support for high-speed vinyl recording.  And thanks to the line-level outputs, you can connect to any home stereo with CD or auxiliary (AUX) inputs–no phono inputs required.  The turntable comes with a cartridge and stylus, 45 adapter, and USB cable and is compatible with PCs running Windows 98, 2000, or XP and Macs running OS 9 or greater.

Suggested retail price $199.99
www.thesourcecc.com

Targus KeyboardTARGUS FLEXIBLE MOBILE KEYBOARD

Flexible, ultra-slim keyboard can be rolled up for easy transport.  Water-resistant, washable and hygienic.  Silicone material provides comfort, durability and flexibility.  Silent, comfortable typing: Flat keyboard design offers easy typing, without stress to wrists. Keys allow quick feedback typing action that is silent.

Suggested retail price $29.99
www.targus.com/ca

Planon Docupen RC800PLANON DOCUPEN RC800 SCANNING PEN

This is it, this is the entire scanner!  The PLANon DocuPen RC800 colour handheld scanner achieves full colour 24 bit scanning in a compact and light form.  The RC800 is capable of storing 100’s of pages into memory and it takes just seconds to scan a page.  The DocuPen is different from other pen sized scanners in that it scans a FULL PAGE width and therefore scans the entire page including text and graphics in as little as 4 seconds.

Suggested retail price US$349.99
www.planon.com

Excalibur FroggerEXCALIBUR FROGGER TABLETOP ARCADE

Play one of the most popular arcade games back from the 80’s! Help the frog get home to the river.  This tabletop version is battery powered. It has all the sights and sounds of the original, but without having to make change for quarters.  George Constanza’s favourite game!

Suggested retail price CAD$34.99
www.thesourcecc.com

Targus Internet Phone KeypadTARGUS USB INTERNET PHONE WITH KEYPAD

USB Internet phone:  Easy access to Internet calls using VoIP technology such as Skype and Vonage.  Full-featured flip phone:  Features include microphone, volume control and built-in sound chip for superior sound.  Built-in keypad: Includes compact keypad for dialing or convenient data input.

Suggested retail price $59.99
www.targus.com/ca

Targus Internet Phone MouseTARGUS USB NOTEBOOK MOUSE INTERNET PHONE

Integrated USB phone with built-in microphone, speakerphone and headphone jack.   Allows easy access to free Internet calls using either the earphone or speakerphone setting.  Built-in independent sound chip with volume control offers full duplex sound technology with volume control for superior sound quality similar to conventional phones.  Compact optical mouse – great for life on the road 800 DPI resolution mouse for accuracy and precision.  Use with or without headphones.

Suggested retail price $49.99
www.targus.com/ca

APC UPB10APC UPB10 PORTABLE POWER PACK

APC Universal Mobile Device Batteries provide your mobile devices with extra power when you need it most.  They can be used as emergency batteries, or simply as a way to get extra runtime so you can leave your heavy charging adapters home.  These external battery packs supply power via a USB port to any mobile device that can be powered using a USB charging cable, like mobile phones, iPods, PDAs and more.  They are also small and light enough to carry in your pocket.  SB charging ports Allows you to simultaneously charge and power your mobile phone and handheld computer using APC USB charging cables.

Suggested retail price $81.99
www.apc.com

Sony UX380CNSONY UX380CN PORTABLE COMPUTER

A full-featured computer, in the palm of your hand.  Allows for flexible work and play – any time, anywhere.  A wireless computer, the UX380CN weighs 1.2 lbs and is only 6” wide and 3.75” high.  Comes with Windows VISTA, Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, a 4.5” SVGA display screen and a fully integrated keyboard.  Entry can also be done from the touch screen enabled display.  The VAIO VGN-UX380CN comes with a supplied Docking Station for home use. It gives LAN, USB, iLink, A/V and monitor outputs, allowing to operate the unit as your home computer.

Suggested retail price $2,499.99
www.sonystyle.ca

Joby GorillaPod-SLRJOBY GORILLAPOD SLR

GorillaPod is a light weight and unbelieveably flexible camera tripod that lets you put your small camera or camcorder on the ground as well as attach it to alomst anything by wrapping the three adjustable legs around it.  GorillaPod is the most versatile small scale tripod available and is extremely sturdy as long as you keep within the weight limit.
There are three versions of GorillaPod available:

GorillaPod supports cameras up to 275 grams (very small)
GorillaPod SLR supports up to 800 grams
GorillaPod SLR-ZOOM supports up to 3 kilos or 6.6 pounds! (not available in Canada)

AndNowYouKnow recommends buying the SLR version as the original GorillaPod is too weak and only supports very small cameras.

Suggested retail price (SLR version) $39.95
www.joby.com

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