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Apple Announces Spring Forward Event For March 9, 2015


Apple has sent out media invitations for an event on March 9, 2015 with the tagline “Spring forward.” The Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco will host the event. It’s expected that the event will mainly focus on the Apple Watch, which is scheduled for an April release, but some other surprises may also be in store. Apple has announced that it will stream the event live on its website. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

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Pebble Time


Pebble Time is a smart watch has a full color, always-on e-paper screen. Features include a week-long battery life and  built-in mic so you can respond to incoming messages.

The software is new and the case features a steel bezel, a Gorilla Glass lens, water resistance and compatibility with both Android and iOS devices.


Pebble Time will be available in three colors for $159 exclusively on Kickstarter and will start shipping in May. Later in the year, it will sell for $199 on and in stores worldwide.


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Ray Super Remote


Forget fumbling through couch cushions to find the wrong remote. Ray Super Remote ($199), due the Spring of 2015, promises it will control thousands of your devices and set up with a few simple taps.


The highly-visual interface lets you easily browse your favorite shows — it learns what you like to watch as you use it — and search for new ones. The high-res, 4.8-inch touchscreen makes sure everything’s as crisp and clear as it is on the big screen, physical volume buttons keep essential controls available at all times, and Wi-Fi, IR, Bluetooth, and Zigbee support ensure it can control pretty much anything you need.

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Back To The Future DeLorean iPhone Case


The Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone case fits the iPhone 6 model. Molded to the shape of the iconic car, the case features awesome detailing from the movie version, including a double exhaust at the back, the folding hover-wheels and even the illuminated bumper. The case also features a moveable wheel section to conceal the camera.

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You can pre-order the case at the Bandai site for 5,940 yen (about $50 USD) plus shipping. The Back to the Future DeLorean case is expected to arrive in June 2015.

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The Wooden Boombox

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Designed by: Jake Mize, a designer, basketball legend, and founder of The Wooden Boombox.

Inspiration: “This classic boombox tribute is the design that started the entire Wooden Boombox line. The lines, details, antennas, battery slots and even the knobs are all a nod to the big, boxy chrome ghetto blasters that dominated the street music scene in the 1980s. If you owned one, you loved it. If you didn’t, now’s your chance. This throwback will bring you back to a time when what you played your music on was just as important as what you were listening to.”

Product information:

- Weight: 2lbs
- Koa ply contruction
- Dimensions: 9″ x 6″ x 3″
- Battery Life: 15+ Hours
- Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio input.
- Frequency Response: 100hz – 18,000hz
- Ships with battery charger, audio cable, and some extras.

Order it HERE for $250.


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Harman Kardon Nova Speakers


Meet the new face of cutting-edge sound: the Nova Wireless Stereo Speaker System ($300) from Harman Kardon. Designed for beauty and performance, the Harman Kardon Nova has been developed with an attention to the smallest details of acoustics and materials. From the seamless, see-through enclosure that exposes the turbine housing for the woofers and drivers to the custom tuned DSP, every detail of the Nova screams standing ovation.

At 40 Watts of power the Harman Kardon Nova delivers all the power you need for a powerful home audio system. With a Bass Boost function and a generous enclosure, the Nova offers all the size and performance features for full fidelity performance.



As a customized acoustic package, the Nova delivers clarity from the highest treble to deepest bass. Its 2.5” drivers and 1.25” tweeters, when combined with its Passive Radiator, deliver a full range of sound that’s bound to win the heart of any listener.


The Harman Kardon Nova is a custom-tuned speaker system with a proprietary Harman DSP developed specifically for the Nova’s drivers and tweeters. These work in tandem to deliver improved depth of soundstage, along with overall imaging. The results speak for themselves: jaw-dropping levels of realism added instantly to your listening experience.


The Harman Kardon Nova is compatible with nearly any sound delivery device – using an analog 3.5mm connector to connect to computers, smart phones, tablets, or stereo equipment not to mention optical connectivity with televisions, Apple TV, or a Roku Box. Furthermore, it comes with built-in Bluetooth wireless with NFC so you can pair it to your smartphone, computer or tablet with no cables needed.


- Powered 2.0, stereo speaker system
- Performance-tuned 2.5” drivers and 1.25” tweeters for a richer listening experience
- Passive radiator for extended bass response.
- Harman DSP for improved sound stage and detailed voicing.
- Compatibility with any device via analog and optical inputs.
- Bluetooth wireless streaming with NFC

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Scrabble Twist


Scrabble Twist is a new handheld gadget from Hasbro which gives the famous vocabulary-matching game a tactile and mobile twist.

This fast-paced version of the word-building game is best suited for kids and parties: You’re given five letters with which to build a word — you tap the letters you want in order, then twist the device to end your turn. Then you pass it to the next person, or just keep playing if you are in single player mode. When the game ends each player will be scored automatically.

Scrabble Twist will be released in the fall of 2015 and retail for $20.

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Back To The Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch From ThinkGeek


ThinkGeek presents the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch ($50)!


Reading the time on the watch is pretty fun. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats). At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date. But the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch just doesn’t tell the time – with a press of the middle button, you can also activate “Time Travel” mode, where the Flux Capacitor will flux and the time circuit will display a random date.

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The SNL App


The SNL App is a must-have for any Saturday Night Live fan. Find and watch thousands of sketches spanning the 40-season library, from the most current to the classic. Plus, you’ll get access to never-before-seen clips, an exclusive SNL emoji keyboard and easy access to SNL full episodes on the NBC App.

Search thousands of clips or browse by season, episode or cast member to find favorite monologues, commercial parodies, Weekend Update segments and more. Swipe from clip to clip for a seamless, continual viewing experience. The free app features a new video player that allows you to mark favorite sketches and share them via Facebook. Explore and discover new clips with an intuitive recommendation engine.

The SNL app includes a free, exclusive emoji keyboard featuring favorites like Drunk Uncle, Matt Foley, Mary Katherine Gallagher, the Coneheads and dozens more!

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Mattel Teams With Google To Reinvent The View-Master


Kicking off the Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair in New York today, Mattel, Inc. unveiled a collaboration with Google that gives the iconic View-Master toy a 21st century twist. With the new View-Master that works with Google Cardboard, Mattel is infusing its expertise in fun and play to develop an immersive digital experience for kids.

Mattel’s new View-Master offers an easy-to-use and affordable platform that will enable users to take engaging field trips where they can explore famous places, landmarks, nature, planets and more in 360 degree ‘photospheres’. By pairing the View-Master’s ‘experience reel’ and app with an Android smartphone, kids will immediately experience an imaginative and interactive learning environment.

“The View-Master was first introduced at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, giving consumers access to spectacular 3D worlds by simply selecting a reel and looking through a device,” said Doug Wadleigh, SVP and Global Brand General Manager, Toy Box at Mattel. “By working with Google’s Cardboard platform, we are now able to take that experience even further bringing the discovery and immersive viewing experience of the View-Master to the digital age. Combining technology and innovation with this classic toy gives kids an enhanced experience allowing for play opportunities not yet imagined through new, digitally curated content.”

“We developed Google Cardboard as an open platform to inspire companies like Mattel to rethink how to deliver new user experiences through technology,” said Mike Jazayeri, Product Director for Google Cardboard. “Many of us on the Google Cardboard team grew up playing with View-Master, so we were excited to collaborate with Mattel and to see the viewer evolve and work with Google Cardboard.”

Available fall 2015, consumers can purchase the View-Master viewer and a sample experience reel for SRP $29.99. The sample reel (when paired with app and smartphone) provides a glimpse of the full View-Master experience, including a gallery of classic View-Master images, a journey into space with a tour inside a space shuttle, and a chance to explore a unique destination in 360 degrees. Additional experience reel packs will be sold separately at retail for SRP $14.99, and each pack will feature four themed experience reels – with themes such as nature, adventure destinations and science – and each experience reel will be loaded with multiple areas to explore.

To continue to expand offerings on the View-Master platform Mattel will begin to curate and create new experience reels with other Google Cardboard developers to offer users even more unique content to enjoy.

For more information on the View-Master product, and for licensing and developer opportunities on the View-Master platform please visit

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