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Samsung LN46B750 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV with Charcoal Grey Touch of Color

August 10th, 2009 No comments
Samsung LN46B750 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV with Charcoal Grey Touch of Color
Product Samsung LN46B750 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV with Charcoal Grey Touch of Color
Manufacturer Samsung
ASIN B001UVEZFE
List Price $2,399.99
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Used Price $1,553.99
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Make the move to the smoothest LCD action ever, with Samsung¿s LN46B750 LCD HDTV. Start with the incredible color and rich clarity of Full HD 1080p resolution, all on a 46-inch screen. Add the power of Samsung¿s newest Auto Motion Plus240Hz technology, for a new level of the most lifelike LCD action on the market. Samsung¿s Medi@2.0 feature puts customizable widgets ¿ with content from partners like Flickr and Yahoo! ¿under your control, via your remote. A pre-loaded Content Library offers hours of built-in digital entertainment and information, from games to yoga routines. Four HDMI inputs make DVD, cable or satellite HD box, or Blu-ray Disc connectivity a snap. And with the attractive Touch of Color design, the subtle charcoal grey accent at the bezel¿s edge underscores this LCD HDTV¿s elegance.

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Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV with Charcoal Grey Touch of Color

July 23rd, 2009 No comments
Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV with Charcoal Grey Touch of Color
Product Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV with Charcoal Grey Touch of Color
Manufacturer Samsung
ASIN B001VKY7WU
List Price $2,899.99
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Used Price $1,985.99
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Make the move to the smoothest LCD action ever, with Samsung¿s LN52B750 LCD HDTV. Start with the incredible color and rich clarity of Full HD 1080p resolution, all on a 52-inch screen. Add the power of Samsung¿s newest Auto Motion Plus240Hz technology, for a new level of the most lifelike LCD action on the market. Samsung¿s Medi@2.0 feature puts customizable widgets ¿ with content from partners like Flickr and Yahoo! ¿ under your control, via your remote. A pre-loaded Content Library offers hours of built-in digital entertainment and information, from games to yoga routines. Four HDMI inputs make DVD, cable or satellite HD box, or Blu-ray Disc connectivity a snap. And with the attractive Touch of Color design, the subtle charcoal grey accent at the bezel¿s edge underscores this LCD HDTV¿s elegance.

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Plantronics MX150 Flexible Boom Headset with 2.5 mm Plug

July 15th, 2009 No comments
Plantronics MX150 Flexible Boom Headset with 2.5 mm Plug
Product Plantronics MX150 Flexible Boom Headset with 2.5 mm Plug
Manufacturer Plantronics
ASIN B0000ALPBP
List Price $44.95
Price $0.01
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The Plantronics MX150 noise-canceling mobile headset combines the company’s proprietary Flex Grip design with advanced microphone technology to deliver a discreet, stable, and high-quality headset. The MX150 is compatible with most headset-ready mobile devices, including models made by Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Kyocera.

The headset’s bendable noise-canceling boom mic is designed to provide an optimal fit and high clarity just about anywhere, and the headset’s Flex Grip design permits one-handed placement in your ear.

One-touch call answer/end and voice-activated dialing are available for most popular Nokia and Motorola phones, though be aware that voice-activated dialing must be supported by your phone or service for this feature.

The headset uses a standard 2.5 mm input in an L-shaped configuration that limits wear and tear.

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Playstation 3 Monster Component Audio Video Cable

July 1st, 2009 No comments
Playstation 3 Monster Component Audio Video Cable
Product Playstation 3 Monster Component Audio Video Cable
Manufacturer Monster Cable
ASIN B000JLD1H4
List Price $49.99
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Used Price $12.99
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Monster Component Audio Video Cable for PlayStation3. If youre like most gamers, you invested in your Playstation 3 so you could both play games and watch movies in high definition. So, why settle for an A/V connection that doesnt maximize the capabilities of your PS3. Monster GameLink features heavy duty double shielding and a nitrogen gas injected dielectric for maximum signal transfer, so you never miss a detail or nuance in todays 3D games and Blu ray Disc movies. Plus, SingleHelix construction and specially wound high purity copper stranding for enhanced clarity and sonic impact. Your PS3 was an investment. Get more from it with Monster GameLink.

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Griffin 8245 Clarifi with EasyDock for iPhone 3G (Black)

May 24th, 2009 No comments
Griffin 8245 Clarifi with EasyDock for iPhone 3G (Black)
Product Griffin 8245 Clarifi with EasyDock for iPhone 3G (Black)
Manufacturer Griffin Technology
ASIN B001GK3S7A
List Price $34.99
Price $14.35
Used Price $17.99
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Clarifi’s no ordinary polycarbonate case. That’s because when the details matter, Clarifi’s built-in lens gives your iPhone’s camera lens a little more optical muscle. The lens slides into place for macro and close-up photography, then slides aside for normal photography. Without Clarifi, iPhone will focus clearly on an object about 18 inches from the lens. Add Clarifi and move in to 4.1 inches for crisp detail and great pictures. Case constructed of polycarbonate with access to power switch, headphone jack, volume controls and and features Griffin’s EasyDock; remove the case bottom to charge and sync, put it back on when you’re ready to go.

Aliph Jawbone Noise Shield Bluetooth Headset (Black)[Retail Packaged]

April 24th, 2009 No comments
Aliph Jawbone Noise Shield Bluetooth Headset  (Black)[Retail Packaged]
Product Aliph Jawbone Noise Shield Bluetooth Headset (Black)[Retail Packaged]
Manufacturer Jawbone
ASIN B000RUPEOA
List Price $149.99
Price $95.80
Used Price $79.99
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These days, it seems that wireless Bluetooth headsets are a dime a dozen, but Aliph’s Jawbone stands apart from the pack due to its unique look and some seriously amazing noise canceling technology. Originally developed for DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to create a communication headset that would pick up voice in hostile environments, the Jawbone offers some of the best clarity from a Bluetooth headset we’ve experienced. This version comes in black, but it’s also available in red and gray.

Sophisticated modern industrial style meets the next step in audio technology with the Jawbone Bluetooth headset.

It can be worn on either ear, and you can customize your fit by choosing from one of the included earloops and earbuds.

The first thing you notice about this headset is its rather chunky size and cheese grater-like texturing on the exterior. Designed by Yves Behar, an award-winning industrial designer who also contributed to the design of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child, aka the $100 Laptop), the Jawbone certainly has that iconic modern look that will be copied for years to come. It’s also a bit large on the face (due to the embedded technology and speech sensor), which reminded us of Lando Calrissian’s assistant, Lobot. But then there’s no easy way to disguise a Bluetooth headset, and it’s probably an advantage as passersby won’t think you’re just muttering crazily to yourself.

The Jawbone can be worn on either ear, and it comes with four earloops of varying sizes to fit your lobe. Made of solid metal with a rubber cover, they’re fairly comfortable around the ear. The trick, however, is getting it on over the ear, and this is the Jawbone’s biggest disappointment. Because it’s so stiff, you literally have to use both hands to try to slip it on over your ear. And since we don’t wear our headset constantly, we missed a few calls while performing this dance. Also, the metal frame does bend (as we found after carrying it in our pocket), which can be viewed as an annoyance or as a feature–enabling you to form-fit the frame to your ear. It also comes with five ear pads of varying shapes and sizes, and we tried one of the teardrop shaped pads to secure the Jawbone inside our ear sans metal frame–it was comfortable and worked for awhile, but isn’t a solution if you’re moving around a lot.

As with Steve Jobs, Behar is not a fan of protruding buttons. Thus, the Jawbone’s two controls are hidden within the headset, requiring you to press either the front or back of the unit to answer calls, adjust volume, or turn on/off the noise cancellation function. While we’ve read some reviews that complained about these hidden controls, we had no problem in accessing them and appreciated their tactile response. The Jawbone also comes with a custom-fit recharging cable that can either plug into a PC’s USB port or into the included wall jack. We enjoyed the flexibility of the USB charging, but wished the cable could have been a more standard USB mini-jack (for those times when you forget to bring the cable along).

But the true test of the Jawbone is how its “noise shield” performed. First, a little about this technology. The Jawbone has a small piece of rubbery plastic that protrudes from the bulbous microphone and sits flush against your face, and this sensor tells the Jawbone whether or not you’re speaking and can remove background noise from your ongoing speech signal. It can also dynamically adjust the volume of the incoming audio from your call.

We tried the Jawbone in a number of different situations, and for the most part it worked flawlessly. Sitting at our desk with the stereo volume cranked up while playing The Chemical Brothers, our call partner was none the wiser. She didn’t hear any of the music coming through, and our voice came through strong on her end. While standing on a street corner, the undulations of traffic noise never made it through to our caller, while we noticed an uptick in volume with an increase in traffic noise.

However, the Jawbone wasn’t perfect, as it doesn’t do a great job in windy situations. Still, for the good majority of situations you’ll find yourself in–from busy airports to talk-heavy coffeehouses to traffic-laden city streets–the Jawbone should perform very well, masking the surroundings to improve fidelity for you call partner as well adapting your ear volume to the surrounding environment. We just wish the ear frame was a bit more flexible.

Pros:

  • Amazing background noise masking capabilities–even when faced with loud, thumping music
  • Outstanding adaptive volume as the environment around you changes
  • Options for customizing the fit

Cons:

  • Metal earloop frames are hard to quickly put on
  • Non-standard USB connection is a bummer if you forget the cable at home

Plantronics CS55/HL10 Wireless Headset Bundle

February 21st, 2009 No comments
Plantronics CS55/HL10 Wireless Headset Bundle
Product Plantronics CS55/HL10 Wireless Headset Bundle
Manufacturer Plantronics
ASIN B000DZXIRY
List Price $259.99
Price $209.00
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The Plantronics CS55 wireless headset system combines the clarity of traditional corded technology with the mobility of wireless, so employees can move around the office to wherever business takes them—without interrupting or missing a call. Continuing our tradition as a technology leader, Plantronics presents CS55 as the first headset in the United States to implement 1.9GHz UPCS voice-dedicated wireless technology. With the included Plantronics HL10 handset lifter, remotely taking or ending a call is as simple as pressing a button. Includes the Plantronics HL10 handset lifter for remote call answer/end capability.

Voicestation 300 Analog Conference Phone

January 30th, 2009 No comments
Voicestation 300 Analog Conference Phone
Product Voicestation 300 Analog Conference Phone
Manufacturer Polycom Inc.
ASIN B000GEDMD2
List Price $282.99
Price $225.00
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The Polycom VoiceStation 300 is a small conference phone ideally suited for desktops, offices, and other small rooms. With a microphone range of up to seven feet, the VoiceStation 300 is ideal for small conferences with three to four participants. Plus its compact industrial design fits well on a desk or small table, making it a great solution for offices. The VoiceStation 300 provides Polycom’s legendary voice quality at an affordable price.Featuring Polycom’s award-winning Acoustic Clarity Technology, the VoiceStation 300 delivers significantly improved voice quality over the previous-generation VoiceStation 100. The VoiceStation 300 features three sensitive microphones that offer 360-degree room coverage. Smart technology, such as Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR), provides maximum microphone sensitivity, while reducing distracting room and background noise. Plus, Polycom’s legendary full-duplex technology ensures that everyone on the call can be heard.

Communicator Grey C100S USB Speakerphone for Skype

January 24th, 2009 No comments
Communicator Grey C100S USB Speakerphone for Skype
Product Communicator Grey C100S USB Speakerphone for Skype
Manufacturer Polycom Inc.
ASIN B000GG0EFY
List Price $121.99
Price $99.50
Used Price $276.61
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Polycom Communicator C100S gives you the ultimate hands-free Skype experience. It enables crystal-clear, natural conversations when using Skype. Enjoy the freedom of not wearing your headset for hands-free Skype calls, or plug into the built-in stereo headphone port for private conversations.The Polycom Communicator delivers high-fidelity wideband voice quality that sounds like you are in the same room with the people you’re calling. Two high-quality microphones provide excellent range for group conversations with up to four participants. Polycom’s Acoustic Clarity Technology eliminates echoes and feedback, maximizing your Skype experience.Polycom Communicator connects and powers through an integrated USB cable for easy installation and use – no extra cables to carry or batteries to charge. Its small size and carrying case make it easy to take with you. Plus, the high-quality speaker doubles as a great portable solution for CD-quality music and presentation audio. Unrivaled ease of use and Skype integration allow you to launch the Skype application and pick up or hang up calls without using your mouse. Convenient buttons and indicators for volume control and mute are also built-in.