it’s official: pre-order Gran Turismo 5 and receive one exclusive downloadable car.

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(photo credit: playstation.com) Gran Turismo 5 | from US$59.99 | www.playstation.com

i received an email from Sony Playstation network regarding the release of the much anticipated Gran Turismo 5. “much anticipated” is very much an understatement. year after year, fans like me has been waiting for this sequel ever since Playstation 3 made its debut to the world. looks like the date is confirmed, at least for North America. Continue reading “it’s official: pre-order Gran Turismo 5 and receive one exclusive downloadable car.”

21st century skateboard: MXB Shocker Motocrossboard

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(photo credit: motocrossboard.com) MXB Shocker Motocrossboard | from US$2,999 | www.motocrossboard.com

welcome the 21st century skateboard. while hover board has yet to be realized, we have to make do with the electric powered skateboard, and one that can go off road. Performance Concepts has a 2011 MXB Motocrossboard that is electric powered and can go off road. sounds cool? read on. Continue reading “21st century skateboard: MXB Shocker Motocrossboard”

more than time: round up of dual-function (wrist)watches

if you’re a geek, you probably want a watch that says who you are (i.e. geek). we are not talking about some fancy LED face watch or designer’s item but a watch that does more than just telling time. here’s a hit list of our favorite geek watches.

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needless to say, this watch tells time and it is also a MicroSD card reader. the watch features a stainless steel bezel, back cover and buckle and reads MicroSD card without the need for an adapter. all it need is an USB cord, and of course the MicroSD (not included) that you want to read. Continue reading “more than time: round up of dual-function (wrist)watches”

now showing on your TV: Boxee Box by DLink

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(photo credit: dlink.com) Boxee Box by DLink | from US$200 | www.dlink.com

DLink has joined the flock of media players in the market with Boxee Box. yes, it is a box that looks as though a quarter of the box has sunken onto a flat surface. last month we reported on the Western Digital TV Live Hub and we go ‘wow’… however the Boxee Box definitely had us go ‘Wow… wow…”

not only did this Linux-based Boxee Box look gorgeous but it is packed with features. first off, the box offers full 1080p playback via the HDMI, optical out, two USB ports, Ethernet port and standard audio out. the biggest boost for Boxee Box perhaps is the content it promise to deliver.

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something that caught our eye is the remote which doubles up as a QWERTY keyboard. we completely understand the pain of trying to scroll through the (on screen) alphabets just to make some searches, thus we welcome the implementation of QWERTY keyboard with open arms. the QWERTY definitely will be make users feel more at home when using this set top box. those who gone through the onscreen input ritual (Playstation 3, WD HD TV Live etc) will know what we mean.

we certainly love the Boxee Box and hope it will land on out shore soon. for those in North America, you are are just so lucky! and with HULU and NETFLIK in the pipe line, couch potatoes will be totally spoilt for choice!

Infiniti creates Limited Edition “Essence Sculpture” with Louis Vuitton handcrafted carrying case

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Limited Edition Infiniti Essence Sculpture | from US$300 | www.nissan.com

Infiniti will be debuting the “Essence Sculpture” which is inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept car unveiled last year. the sculpture will be restricted to 300 individually numbered units worldwide and no second production run will be made.

to add to the exclusivity, Louis Vuitton has handcrafted a Damier Graphite carrying case for the very first Essence Sculpture for transporting and presentation. the “Essence Sculpture” with the Louis Vuitton case will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

those who wish to own one of these exclusive pieces can visit the Infiniti merchandise website beginning in December.

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car genetic splicing: 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

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(photo credit: nissan.com) 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet | US$tbc | www.nissan.com

when Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV was first introduced in 1983, it started a new car segment and ever since, no new segment has been coined (saves for the Porsche Panamera)… until now. Nissan will debut it’s Murano CrossCabriolet in the Los Angeles Auto Show on the November 17th, 2010. Continue reading “car genetic splicing: 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet”

“smart” looking car: the Wheego Whip LiFe electric car

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(photo credit: wheego.net) Wheego Whip LiFe electric car | from US$32,995 | wheego.net

the 2011 LiFe from Wheego is a what you see here is the 2011 LiFe from Wheego, a fully electric car which looks suspiciously like the Smart Fortwo. this two seater has a range of 100 miles per charge and it takes just 5 hours to charge to full from 50% on a 220V/240V outlet. Continue reading ““smart” looking car: the Wheego Whip LiFe electric car”

when art meets boating: The Love Love

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(photo credit: julienberthier.org) Love Love | US$na | www.julienberthier.org

what you see here is not a man in dire situation but rather a fully functional boat in the form of a wrecked ship. the brain child behind this cool work of art is French designer, Julien Berthier. Continue reading “when art meets boating: The Love Love”

mini-size sharing: Verbatim MediaShare Mini

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(photo credit: verbatim.com) Verbatim MediaShare Mini | US$90 | verbatim.com

Verbatim proves that Network Attached Storage or NAS doesn’t need to be big with the new MediaShare Mini, albeit some trade off. the Mini has no internal storage, instead it lets you connect any existing external drive to your network.

the Mini supports up to four USB-connected external drives which you can access via your home network or the Internet. it is strange that Verbatim decided to head this way. i mean isn’t having a basic storage with addition of USB port(s) to accept any other external drives a more ‘cuts both ways’ solution?

maybe we would be able to save some desktop space, but putting a hard drive or in this case, up to four would undoubtedly clutter the space too. in anyway, this could be good for those who need to have high turn over of drives. the Mini offers the same features as the full-size counterpart such as remote access, photo album sharing, mobile device supports, social web integration and media streaming.

seriously, i thought the Mini can’t be considered as a NAS proper as it has no built-in storage. it’s more like a network attached bridging solution. don’t you think so?

fun stuff: secure your donut with Doughnut To-Go

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(photo credit: strapya-world.com) Doughnut To-Go | US$11.50 | www.strapya-world.com

the ultimate must-have item for the paranoid donut fanatics. Doughnut To-Go is a compact and convenient case for er… donuts. you heard it right, its an exclusive carry case for donut.

its just for one donut though and it’s microwave safe, so you can warm up your donut if you fancy. there are exactly 23-holes on the case to make sure your donut remain warm and fresh. isn’t that a superb news for donut connoisseur?

there’s a grip handle for you to grab the Doughnut To-Go, to err.. wherever you go… and when you need to leave your donut alone, there are two holes where you can put any regular lock to secure the donut. sounds a little too much? but how else would you stop those donut thieves from stealing your delicious donut?

hmmm, how about incorporating a kensington slot too? that way no one can grab your Doughnut To-Go with your donut inside.