What I’ve found this week…

Do you find yourself attempting to start a conversation with someone and then realizing that their Bluetooth headset is hidden or on the other ear? Say goodbye to your hands-free bluetooth headset! Instead, send yourself back in time and think of your grandparents’ handset from the 1960’s. Check out the Bluetooth retro handset. Don’t have Bluetooth? No worries, there is a version for those of us who aren’t yet completely wireless.

As laptops continue to boast lighter weights with larger screen sizes, people everywhere have begun to ask, “How big is too big?” Set on proving this point, Laptop Magazine recently ran an acceptance test of Dell’s XPS M2010, with a 20.1-inch screen (!) and a price tag of ~$4,475. Appropriately titled “Attack of the 20-inch Notebook,” the Dell was tested on the subway, at starbucks, and don’t forget the park, where many onlookers puzzledly remarked “why!?” One woman was actually surprised to see that the computer possessed a closing function. Is this really a laptop? I’ll let you be the judge.

The forecast for Summer 2007 looks to be quite “magical.” Any potter maniac knows that July holds two important dates: the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the 11th as well as the highly anticipated final installment of J.K. Rowling’s book series to drop on July 21st. However, things just got a whole lot hotter (potter) on May 31st when Warner Brothers and the Universal Orlando Resort teamed up to announce the opening of “the world’s first fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment.” Keep your distance from Lord Voldemort and Diagon alley and book your advance flight to Florida to be the first to check out Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade Village in 2009. Reported to cost upwards of $265 million, it’s a bit more costly than spending ~$12.50 to see the movie or purchasing the “deluxe edition” of the final book for $65. …IMLP inclusion event? Anyone?

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