Inspected Gadget: Nikon Coolpix P300

First Nikon went after Canon’s G12, now they’re going after Canon’s S95. Introducing the Nikon Coolpix P300. It’s got the goods: manual controls, an f1.8 lens, 12MP CMOS sensor, 920K resolution 3″ screen and 1080p Full HD movie recording.

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Inspected Gadget: SONOS Controller for Android

I love my Sonos audio streaming system at home. It’s got me covered for music and internet radio, separately streamed to each area of the house. First came the ZonePlayers which hook up to existing audio systems, then came the standalone S5 players. So far, you can use their controllers, or the free iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps (the best one). Now in beta: their controller app for Android.

Inspected Gadget: Jet-Lev Flyer Water Jet Pack


It’s cold and icy as hell around these parts, and it got me yearning for summer and the days of Wet Water Week.

…and then I found the Jet-Lev Flyer.

Inspected Gadget: Denon RCD-N7 Streaming Receiver

Denon’s RCD-N7 Streaming Receiver lets you hook up whatever speakers you’d like – while getting music from your iPod or iPhone via Apple’s AirPlay, and via wi-fi from your shared network hard drive, computer, or online radio sources. It even has a good old AM/FM radio… AND a CD player. iPod dock, USB and standard audio inputs mean you can hook up smaller hard drives, turntables or other analog sources.

Via uncrate

Inspected Gadget: Fujifilm’s Finepix XP30 with GPS

Now we’re getting somewhere: The Fujifilm Finepix XP30 is water/shock/dust/freeze proof (waterproof to 5 meters), has built in GPS photo tagging, image stabilization, and 720p HD video with a 14 megapixel sensor.

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Inspected Gadget: Sandisk Extreme Pro Memory Cards

Looking to up the size and write speed on your compact flash card? Sandisk has just announced a whopping 128GB capacity card, with 100 mb-per-second write speed. Available in a couple of months under their “Extreme Pro” moniker, they will cost you an equally whopping $1500. For now, you can get one of these.

Via OhGizmo!

Inspected Gadget: Sony Bloggie 3D Camcorder

There are lots of smaller 3D cameras coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and mostly it’s a race to the bottom in quality and prices. Sony’s entry will likely offer slicker build quality – along with 1080P full HD. Available for preorder now: the 3D Bloggie Touch MHS-FS3.

Inspected Gadget: EyeClops Mini Projector

It’s in the toy aisle for a reason, so keep your expectations low and you might find some utility in the EyeClops mini projector‘s 60-inch image projection size. RCA inputs give you major flexibility to project a variety of video sources… and I’d like to point out that it’s on sale today for $30.

Inspected Gadget: The Glif for iPhone


The Glif for iPhone 4 is a handy tripod mount for your device, originally conceived on kickstarter (hence the promo video, since it’s now actually for sale). It makes for easy mounting when you want to capture photos or video without any shakiness, and doubles as a stand for video or facetime use.

Inspected Gadget: Word Lens iPhone App

The Word Lens iPhone and iPod Touch app is a visual translator: live, augmented reality, text translation using the camera on your device. Magical.

Inspected Gadget: Black & Decker ReadyWrench

Get one of these and leave it somewhere central at home – all the joy of a ratcheting socket wrench without all the loose parts. The Black & Decker RRW100 Ready Wrench has sixteen of the most popular standard and metric socket sizes built-in with color-coded sockets, and a lifetime warranty. Makes for a decent gift right around now…

Inspected Gadget: iCade iPad Arcade Cabinet

Thinkgeek’s iCade Arcade Cabinet for the Apple iPad. You know you want it. Check out 11 more modifications…