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Nexus One Phone

Just when you thought you were all ready to plunk down your holiday gift cards toward a new iPhone, Google comes out of a left field with a scrappy alternative. Built by HTC, the Nexus One Phone ($529 unlocked; $179 with T-Mobile contract) sports a 3.7-inch OLED display, a fast 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. On the software side, the much-rumored Google phone runs the powerful Android 2.1 OS, and adds stuff like a voice-enabled keyboard, dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc., Live Wallpapers, a 3D photo gallery, and all the built-in Google apps you can stomach.

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Diesel Compass Watch

Sporting dual time zones and an integrated compass, the Diesel Compass Watch ($250) is one unique timepiece. The watch is dominated by the oversized stainless steel face, which boasts a large square main dial, a slightly rectangular secondary dial, and a circular compass window. Also available in gunmetal, the Compass additionally boasts a chronograph function and genuine leather strap.

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Light Touch

We’ve had touchscreens now for a while, and we’ve had projectors for way longer than anyone reading this has been alive. So why haven’t they been combined before now? Light Touch ($TBA) is only a reference product for now, but it features up-and-coming tech like holographic laser projection technology that allows it to create a bright, high-quality, always in focus WVGA resolution image — up to 10 inches — on nearly any surface, and pairs it with an infra-red touch sensing system to turn the projected image into a touch screen. In addition, it runs Flash Lite, allowing for a whole host of different applications, and boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity, 2GB of onboard memory, and a microSD slot for expansion.

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GenevaSound iPod dock

The GenevaSound iPod dock is huge and kind of ridiculous. Now, there’s a much more sensible smaller version with the same form factor, and the price is smaller too: $300 compared to $1,450 for its big brother. [Gizmodo via Unplggd]

The Coffee + Tea Maker from designer Naoto Fukasawa makes the morning that much more bearable while you wait for that first sweet hit of caffeine.

It filters water through a double activated charcoal filter in less than ten minutes, and can produce up to six cups of tea or coffee. The Coffee + Tea Maker just became available in the UK here, though there’s no word yet on if or when it will come to the US. Hurry up, people that make these decisions! My Dunkin’ Donuts grounds might not taste great, but with this they can at least look it. [Gizmodo via Design Museum Shop via Unplggd]

Morphius Robot Case Mod

The robot casing has wires hanging out of its metallic body. Prior to making the silicone mold, each part of the robot body was hand-carved in clay model. And then, the final shell was created from fiberglass and resin, finished with car paints.

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The VNB102 powered by Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and 160GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. The design include 802.11b/g WiFi, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA out, Ethernet, a 3 in 1 card reader and a microphone and headphone jack.

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