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First Published: Wed, Aug 06 2008. 12 05 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 06 2008. 12 05 AM IST
Using a standard headphone jack, connect any MP3 player or audio source into the Blaupunkt Velocity 2Go personal stereo system for room-filling sound and bass. Plug it to any four-speaker, car-stereo system, and it instantly converts into a sub-woofer to kick in those deep sounds. You may also connect your TV, home stereo, or other audio devices. It draws its power from an AC adapter, a standard car 12-volt system, or eight rechargeable AA batteries. The Velocity 2Go comes in two models, priced at $399.95 and $449.95, with an optional QuickOut car dock for $119.95. (Niyam Bhushan)
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Toyota has unveiled a two-wheeled, motorized, stand-up-and-ride scooter to help people dash around malls, airports and urban neighbourhoods. The Winglet goes up to 6km per hour, about the same speed as pedestrians, and runs on electricity. It is designed to respond almost intuitively—moving forward when you lean to the front, and turning when you sway to the right or left. The smallest version, weighing 9.9kg, can be folded up for carrying on commuter trains or packed into car trunks. Toyota envisions a future in which Winglet will be packed with wireless technology; or it may move on its own to recharge its batteries, or collect its owner when summoned, Toyota executive Takeshi Uchiyamada said. (AP)
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This stylish HDTV-quality pocket video camera from Kodak makes it fun and easy to shoot and share high-quality videos, with 720p HD video capture, a large 2.4-inch LCD screen, and easy-to-use software. It records several hours of video, its expandable SD/SDHC card slot holding up to 32GB. The Zi6 boasts several advanced features, yet has no dials or settings. It will be available on the company’s website from September, for $179.95. (Niyam Bhushan)
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First Published: Wed, Aug 06 2008. 12 05 AM IST