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Two modified 3.5′ flopp[y disk drives perform the Imperial March.

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It’s not the most slimmest, lightest or prettiest of iPhone 4 cases but if you the kind of person who drops, steps on, drives over, kicks or throws your iPhone you’ll probably want the Case Mate TANK case covering it up. Boasting the tag ‘Military Garde’ the TANK case is made from a polycarbonate hard shell with silicone cushioned interior, a shutter like retractable cover shields the LCD screen from impacts, cracking and condensation and the exterior has a soft touch which slides easily in and out of pockets and bags. Check the videos out.

Available from Amazon £43>>

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Supporting the biggest drivers ever used in a AKG headphone, the K550 manages to balance the properties of noise isolation and closed cup headphone technology to produce a high quality sound which is akin to those used in professional recording studios. Furthermore thanks to a lightweight construction and comfortable design the K550 can be used at home or whilst on the move.

• High -performance headphones for use at home and on the go
• Closed-back design with open sound
• 50mm driver for outstanding sound from any source
• Real Image Engineering for accurate sensation of width, distance and depth
• Lightweight, comfortable fit for hours of continuous listening
• Outstanding passive noise reduction
• Very low sound leakage levels
• 2D-Axis fold -flat mechanism for easy storage and transportation
• 3.5 to 6.3MM adapter (screw-on)

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The Throwable Ball camera has 36 2MB mobile phone cameras mounted inside it and to take a full 360 degree spherical panoramic image you simply throw the ball up in the air and when the ball reaches it’s highest point all 36 cameras are fired. After catching the ball all the images can be downloaded from the ball via a USB plug and can be viewed in a panoramic viewer which lets you interactively explore a full representation of the captured environment. Check out the video

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This is Citroen’s vision of how we are going to travel in the future, and in their words “Make travel meaningful”. These quirky and highly stylized renderings have been released ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show and feels like a boxy Volkswagen Transporter but with a sexy outer skin, bold front fascia, a massive grille and miniscule headlights. There is seating for 9 people but the second three rows can be folded down to make a bed.  There’s no word on specifications, but Citroën says the van is “intelligent” and “eco-friendly” so expect a hybrid or electric powertrain.

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The problem with the thumb-sticks on a PS3 or XBox 360 controller are that they are way too short. KontrolFreeks offer a couple of simple ‘clip-on’ solutions that make gaming better. The ‘FPS Freek’ set doubles the height thumb-stick which offers greater range of motion whilst making the controller a bit more responsive. Whilst the ‘Speed Freek’ set will make sure that your thumb will not slip off the stick even if you have sweaty hands.

Both sets are available from Amazon
KontrolFreek FPS £17>>
KontrolFreek Speed Freek £20>>

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The new line of back packs and messenger bags from Powerbag are designed for the most arduous or lengthy journeys as they each have a built in re-charging station in them so that you can keep your iPhone, iPods or tablets and laptops batteries topped up.

Each bag has removable rechargeable battery which has a Apple 30 pin connector, Mini and Mico-USB cords and a standard USB port and it has enough juice to charge up to four devices in one go. Furthermore with it’s ‘Smart Charge System’ it diverts the power to the devices that most need it.
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Panasonic have just announced their new 3D stills/video camera the Lumix DMC-3D1. Featuring a set of dual ultra wide-angle lenses it can take high resolution 3D images or simultaneously record stills and video footage via it’s 12MP sensor (3D images are recorded at 8MP) which can all be controlled through a 3.5′ touch screen.

The 3D1 comes with all the usual features you would associated with a high end point and shoot camera including noise reduction, burst shooting up to 8fps and a real trick hand held night shooting mode which layers multiple exposures of a scene.

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The Xtrememac InCharge Duo features a 2.1 amp rear dock and a regular front dock so that you can charge your iPad and iPhone both at the same time. The compact design allows it to be used on any desktop and features a LED light to easily display the charge status of each device. Available now from Expansys priced at £39.00

• Rear dock provides 2.1 amps for iPad charging
• Charge iPad and/or any combination of iPod/iPhone models
• Removable adapter easily converts rear dock to support iPad
• Compact design fits neatly on any desk or countertop
• LED status indicators show when each device is fully charged

Buy XtremeMac InCharge Duo Charging Dock from Expansys>>

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Launched in 2010 Urbanista was set up by Johan Wahlbäck with the goal of creating products with great design, mobility, color and above all, products which simplify life in the big city.

The Copenhagen headphone is a mid sized headphone which features a in-line mic for mobile phones and a space saving folding system and with all Urbanista products, the materials and colors are treated like fashion and jewellery design. It comes in 6 finishes which include: Red Snapper, Crispy Apple (above), Gun Metal, Fluffy Cloud, Dark Clown and Pink Panther.

Technical specification Copenhagen
• Speaker size: φ40 mm
• Sensitivity: 118 dB±3 dB SPL @ 1 KHz
• Impedance: 16 ohms±15% @ 1 KHz
• Frequency: 20-20000 Hz
• Handsfree with microphone
• Cable: Main cable diametre: 5.0mm Length: 75cm (Cable from fork to plug). Secondary cord Length : 28 cm (cable from fork to plug)
• Weight: 117 g (without cable)
• Works with iPad and iPhone

Available for £79 directly from Urbanista.Com>>

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