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42 Cutting Edge Consumer Electronics

Could These Have Saved Circuit City?

— October 23, 2008 — Tech
By now you’ve heard the news that Circuit City is closing roughly 150, or 20%, of its stores and laying off thousands and employees. Not only does this bring the credit crisis to the forefront of our minds, but it makes us think of future consumer electronic sales.

Circuit City specializes in “flat screen tvs, plasma TVs, digital cameras, notebooks and pcs of all brands,” as described by their site.

Increasingly these types of technological devices are being sold at big box stores like Wal-Mart, or online.

With the Circuit City closures as our inspiration, the slideshow below highlights some of the hottest tech innovations in the TV, camera and computer genres in 2008.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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1.6-Inch HDTVs
1.6-Inch HDTVs
Toshiba IK-HD1
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41
Portable TV Shows
Portable TV Shows
The BBC iPlayer
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40
Postcard Cameras
Postcard Cameras
Snap + Send Postcard
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39
Anti-Blink Cameras
Anti-Blink Cameras
Pentax Optio V20
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38
13.5 Megapixel Cameras with GPS
13.5 Megapixel Cameras with GPS
Nikon Coolpix P6000
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37
Computers for Artist & Designers
Computers for Artist & Designers
Canvas PC
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36
Fingernail Cameras
Fingernail Cameras
Make Everything Your Touch Pad
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35
LUPE Touchscreen Camera
LUPE Touchscreen Camera
A Different Kind Of Shot
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34
His & Hers Laptops
His & Hers Laptops
Giles Deacon Limited-Edition Notebooks
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33
Fashion TVs
Fashion TVs
Armani/Samsung LCD TV
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32
Methanol Powered Laptops
Methanol Powered Laptops
PolyFuel Lenovo T40 ThinkPad
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31
Waste-Reducing Computers
Waste-Reducing Computers
Clear by Wataru Watanabe
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30
E-Paper Digital Cameras
E-Paper Digital Cameras
The Shelly
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29
AMOLED Notebooks
AMOLED Notebooks
Samsung Prototype
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28
Heatless Laptops
Heatless Laptops
'Float Away' Notebook Protects Your Crotch
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27
Slim Cameras
Slim Cameras
BenQ T850 is "World's Slimmest" 8MP
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26
Telescope-Inspired SLRs
Telescope-Inspired SLRs
One Hand Camera
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25
Green Notebook Packaging
Green Notebook Packaging
HP Pavilion DV6929 Comes in Eco Messenger Bag
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24
Supercar Branded Laptops
Supercar Branded Laptops
Bentley Gets Geeky With Ego
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23
MacBook Air Is Not The Thinnest Notebook
MacBook Air Is Not The Thinnest Notebook
Mitsubishi Pedion Is
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22
Independent Split-Screen Laptops
Independent Split-Screen Laptops
Xentex Flip-Pad Voyager
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21
GPS Convergence
GPS Convergence
The GPS Map Shot Bracelet, Camera and Post Card
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20
Mini Digital Cameras
Mini Digital Cameras
Leica M3
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19
Mega TVs
Mega TVs
150 Inch Panasonic Plasma TV
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18
Lipstick Digital Cameras
Lipstick Digital Cameras
The Curventa Compact Fashion Camera
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17
Keyring Webcams
Keyring Webcams
The Multitasking Mini Digital Camera
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16
Political Protest Protection
Political Protest Protection
The Miranda Camera
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15
Computers as Plant Pots
Computers as Plant Pots
Dell's Eco-Friendly O Project
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14
YouTube-Ready Camcorders
YouTube-Ready Camcorders
The JVC Everio Video Camera
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13
$98 Linux Laptops
$98 Linux Laptops
The 7" HiVision miniNote
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12
Wallet Cameras
Wallet Cameras
Sony Snap
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11
Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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10
Ultimate Mobile Printer on Your Notebook Lid
Ultimate Mobile Printer on Your Notebook Lid
Trak
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9
Eco Bracelet Computers
Eco Bracelet Computers
The Flux PC
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8
Floating Waterproof Portable TVs
Floating Waterproof Portable TVs
Sony Bravia XDV-W600
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7
Aromatic Laptops
Aromatic Laptops
Asus F6 Scented Notebooks
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6
Extreme Sports Cameras
Extreme Sports Cameras
Rush
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5
Recycled Camera Bracelets
Recycled Camera Bracelets
Old School Camera re:vision
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4
Projected Monitors
Projected Monitors
Computers in Pens
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3
Computers of the Future
Computers of the Future
The Curved iMac
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2
Tattooed Laptops
Tattooed Laptops
Michael Dinges 'Dead Reckoning' Exhibit
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1
Ping Pong Spy Cameras
Ping Pong Spy Cameras
The Ultra Subtle DVR CamBall
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