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Akash on Citytv’s BT Vancouver Friday, June 6, 2008

For the coolest Father’s Day gift ideas, watch Akash on BT Vancouver (Citytv CH13) tomorrow, June 6, 2008 as he showcases the latest summer tech and Apple/Apple related tech.

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Father’s Day/Summer Tech (Part 1)

Brookstone iConvert Film and Slide Scanner: Get impressive results from a slide to digital converter that’s easy to use. 5-megapixel sensor and 3600dpi enhancement deliver high-resolution scans. 35mm film scanner and 35mm slide scanner in a single desktop device. Included software helps you get perfect results fast. USB interface makes installation easy. Works with Windows XP and Vista.

SRP: $129 www.brookstone.com

Brookstone The Truth (with Jokes), Self-Playing Audiobook: Take this Playaway audiobook with you anywhere, even without your iPod, or MP3 player. These popular titles are smaller than a deck of cards and feature integrated playing controls, so…

SRP: $40 www.brookstone.com

Toshiba SDP91SK 9″ Portable DVD Player: Widescreen swivel LCD display makes for great viewing experiences, even on the go. Up to 5 hour battery life is convenient for watching multiple movies without requiring recharging. Dual headphone jacks to conveniently share your move experience. Official DivX Certified product. Plays all versions of DivX video (including DivX 6) with standard playback of DivX media files.

SRP: $199 www.toshiba.ca

Herman Miller Leaf Leaf Personal Light: Simple and intuitive. Just touch to turn on/off; slide a finger along a groove in the base to adjust intensity and achieve the desired blend of warm and cool light. Energy-efficient LED technology. Leaf has 20 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for illumination; uses 8-9 watts of power, or 40% less than a compact fluorescent bulb; sheds full light for a minimum of 60,000 hours, eight times longer than conventional light sources. Elegant look. Blades are thin and sculptural for a light, organic form; five colors – black, white, red, nickel, polished aluminum – coordinate with a variety of settings. Very adjustable. The lower blade rotates 180 degrees and pivots 27.5 degrees forward and 23 degrees backward; upper blade pivots 210 degrees to extend for direct lighting or to fold for subtle, ambient lighting.

SRP: $499 www.hermanmiller.com

Summerinfant LCD Baby Monitor with Soother and Remote: The Day and Night Color Flat Screen Video Monitor from Summer Infant gives you superior picture quality and reception with 900 MHz technology. Allows parents to monitor baby anywhere from in the home and has a range of 400ft. Give mom and dad peace of mind knowing they can not only hear baby, but can see baby for reassuring visual checks without disturbing him. Different from any other monitor in the market, this monitor has a unique look, tilt feature and a unique swivel design to accommodate multiple angles.

SRP: $179 www.summerinfant.com

Asus M51Sr Laptop: 15.4? WXGA Glossy Widescreen Display (1280 x 800). Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit). Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5550 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB). 3GB DDR2 System Memory (supports up to 4GB). Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS dedicated graphics (512MB). 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive. Dual Layer CD/DVD Recordable. 1.3 mp camera. Two Altec Lansing speakers. Modem. 10/100/1000 Ethernet. 802.11a/b/g. Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. 6-cell battery. Weight: 6.89 lb. including battery. Dimensions: 14.2? x 10.5? x 1.1-1.6?.

SRP: $1,000 www.asus.com

Valentine One Radar Locator: The only detector with two radar antennas — one front and one rear — to scan all around your car and precisely locate each radar threat.

SRP: $399 www.valentine1.com

Remington Cordless PowerMower: The only cordless mower with a corded option! Eliminates all the hassles of a gas mower. The first and only 60 Volt battery. Provides up to 60 minutes of consistent run time with every charge. Purchase spare batteries and extend the run time for longer jobs.  Instantly starts every time. Just insert the key and pull the bale – no more gas, oil or tune-ups. You save time and money. Lightweight and easy to maneuver.

SRP: $399 (+$50 s/h) www.remingtonmower.com

Sony-Ericsson K850i: UMTS 850/1900/2100 / GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz. FM radio with RDS, MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player. Motion sensor (with UI auto-rotate). TrackID music recognition. Image viewer. Picture editor/blogging. 5 Megapixels camera with xenon flash. 3 LED video light. HSDPA. 3.6 Mbps. 40 MB internal memory.

SRP: $189 with Rogers plan www.sonyericsson.com

Flip Ultra USB Camcorder: Sleek, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording. Built-in flash memory holds up to 60 minutes of high-quality video. Start recording within 3 seconds of power-up. Fast lens for great results in low and bright light. 2x digital zoom. 1.5? color anti-glare playback screen for instant viewing and deleting. Flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy sharing and archiving. TV connector cable included to watch videos on television. Tripod mount fits any standard tripod. Built-in software for instant viewing, editing, and one-click emailing. Integrated video uploading to AOL, MySpace, YouTube, and other video sharing sites. Easily capture still pictures from video. Simple editing tools let you make custom-edited movie mixes with music. Create and organize your personal video library.

SRP: $149 www.theflip.com

The Source CC Dane-Elec 4GB USB Drive: It’s the drive for everything you need to do! With a capacity to hold 4GB of your favourite music, photos, files, and web links. The Dane-elec 4GB USB is perfect for people on the go, because it is conveniently made to fit on your keychain so you can take it anywhere you need to be. Its rugged, lightweight body makes it durable and secure so you don’t have to worry about breaking it. It’s compatible with Macs and PCs with USB 1.1 or 2.0 ports and comes with a five-year warranty.

SRP: $20 ww.thesourcecc.com

U.B. Funkeys: Kids begin their adventures by logging onto www.ubfunkeys.com. There kids will learn how to activate their U.B. Funkeys starter kit, which includes a U.B. Hub and two Funkeys characters (ages 4-8). The U.B. Hub has a USB port that connects to your PC computer. Once connected, each Funkey transports kids into an exclusive virtual world to play games and collect coins to decorate their cribs. U.B. Funkeys (42 total) transports kids to a whole new virtual world full of games, quests, and hidden surprises. Each Funkey has its own personality and quirks.

SRP: $25 starter kit, $7 each character www.ubfunkeys.com

Zune Media Player: The Microsoft media player that stresses the social side of the such devices. Share videos, music and photo’s with other Zune users in your area. New versions have limited edition graphics by Canadian artists on the back.

SRP: $349 www.zune.ca

Apple/Apple Related Tech (Part 2)

Apple 16GB iPod Touch with Component AV Cable: Revolutionary Multi-Touch interface. 3.5-inch widescreen color display. Wi-Fi (802.11b/g). 8 mm thin. Safari. YouTube. Mail. Stocks. Weather. Notes. iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store. Maps.

SRP: 8GB $319.00, 16GB $419.00 , 32GB, $519.00 www.apple.ca

Apple TV: Mac + PC Mac + PC. 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless1. 40GB hard drive for up to 50 hours of video, 160GB hard drive for up to 50 hours of video. Apple Remote.

SRP: 40GB $249.00, 160GB $349.00 www.apple.ca

30-Inch Apple Cinema HD Display: 30-inch (viewable) active-matrix liquid crystal display provides breathtaking image quality and vivid, richly saturated color. Support for 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution for display of high definition still and video imagery. Wide-format design for simultaneous display of two full pages of text and graphics. Industry standard DVI connector for direct attachment to Mac- and Windows-based desktops and notebooks. Incredibly wide (170 degree) horizontal and vertical viewing angle for maximum visibility and color performance. Lightning-fast pixel response for full-motion digital video playback. Support for 16.7 million saturated colors, for use in all graphics-intensive applications. Simple setup and operation. Single cable with elegant breakout for connection to DVI, USB and FireWire ports. Built-in two-port USB 2.0 hub for easy connection of desktop peripheral devices. Two FireWire 400 ports to support iSight and other desktop peripherals. Support for VESA mounting solutions (Apple Cinema Display VESA Mount Adapter sold separately).

SRP: $2,100 ww.apple.ca

Apple 24-inch iMac: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 1GB memory. 250GB hard drive. 8x double-layer SuperDrive. ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory, $1,299.00 (bas). 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory, 500GB hard drive, 8x double-layer SuperDrive NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory, $2,299.00 (top of the line). With Wireless keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

www.apple.ca

Apple MacBook Air: Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB memory, 80GB 4200-rpm PATA hard drive, Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, $1,899.00, (base). Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB memory, 64GB solid-state drive, Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.

SRP: $3,248.00 (top of the line) www.apple.ca

Verbatim Universal Card Reader: Supports memory card formats including CompactFlash Type 1 & 2, Microdrive, Memory Stick MS, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate, MagicGate Duo, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, SDHC, MiniSD, MicroSD with Adapter, MultiMediaCard, RS-MMC and xD-Picture Card. USB 2.0 High Speed Card Reader is also USB 1.1 compatible. Reader includes exclusive One-Touch Copy button feature. Supported by Windows operating systems only. Adapter not included

SRP: $30 www.verbatim.com

Dymo DiscPainter: Prints in full color, directly on discs, from edge-to-hub* up to 1200 dpi. Only about 60 seconds to print 600 dpi quality. Easy-to-use software works with Mac or PC (Mac OS and Vista).

SRP: $280 www.dymo.com

Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M for Mac: The world’s smallest portable duplex colour scanner, designed for Mac OS X. Scan speeds up to 8 double sided pages per minute and advanced automatic functions such as colour detection, blank page detection, page size detection, converting your documents to digital format (PDF or JPEG) is as simple as pushing a button. The ScanSnap S300M includes Quick Menu, which provides a simple method for selecting scan profiles, such as save to folder, save to iPhoto, attach to email, or send to printer. 3lb. The ScanSnap S300M can be used in USB mode, not requiring a power supply. One USB cable is used for power and a second USB cable for data. The ScanSnap S300M works with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher (Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard supported).

SRP: $300 www.fujitsu.ca

Sony ECMHW1 Bluetooth Wireless Microphone: Capture the sounds from a distance or in the middle of a crowd. Records in true 5.1 channel centre sound with compatible Handycam camcorder models. Line of sight working range of approximately 30 metres (100 feet) with Bluetooth wireless connectivity

SRP: $250 www.sony.ca

Sony SPKHCD Underwater Camcorder Sports Pack: Records audio via built-in stereo microphone. Up to 17ft (5m). Button Functions: Power On/Off. Record Start/Stop. Zoom Tele/Wide. Mode Video/Photo. Photo Capture. Compatible with nearly all 2006-2008 Handycam camcorders.

SRP: $250 www.sony.ca

Griffin iPhone ClearBoost: Boosts the built-in antenna of your iPhone. Physical protection against bumps and scratches.

SRP: $30 www.griffintechnology.com

Griffin WindowSeat: High-grip silicone suction pad attaches to your windshield, mounting bracket securely holds iPhone with easy access to dock connector and headphone jack. Includes an AUX cable for convenient connection to AUX-In-equipped car stereos. Included adapter accommodates steeply angled windshields.

SRP: $30 www.griffintechnology.com

Griffin iTrip AutoPilot for iPhone: AutoPilot controls iPod/iPhone playback from your dash or console’s cigarette lighter with the touch of a finger. RDS technology shows song information on your RDS-enabled car radio display.

SRP: $100 www.griffintechnology.com

LeapFrog Didj Gamer: Introducing Didj, the first-ever gaming hand-held that connects to your computer to customize both gaming and learning. Now you can play action-packed games and sharpen your skills as you study what you need for school. Trade the points you earn for cool downloads to make each game your own. Learning for 1st Through 4th Grade. Included and additional games teach skills in a range of subjects, such as language arts, spelling, math and math facts.

SRP: $90 system, $30 games www.leapfrog.com

Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac Premium Edition: Takes 100% advantage of Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors and Intel VT-x hardware accelerated virtualization for near-native speed and rock-solid performance. First to enable Windows, Linux and more to run side-by-side with Mac OS X. The first to add innovative features such as Coherence SmartSelect and Snapshots.

SRP: $99 www.parallels.com

3 Responses to " Akash on Citytv’s BT Vancouver Friday, June 6, 2008 "

  1. Akash says:

    John, the Speed Jacket is made by Salomon.

    Here is the link: http://www.salomonoutdoor.com/caus/products/Speed-Jacket-M-1-2-1-481926.html

    I believe the jacket is about CAD$150.

    Cheers

  2. john fairley says:

    I’m looking for info on the “speed Jacket” you mentioned on City TV today. Please let me know.

  3. john fairley says:

    Hi, I saw your episode on City TV today (Sunday June 22). You showed a running jacket, waterproof with built in watch. Where can I see one and what is it made from?
    Thx.
    John

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