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World's Highest Escalator is Suspended 550ft. Above Ground

Thirty-nine stories in the air, the glass-enclosed escalator at the Floating Garden Observatory in Osaka's Umeda Sky Building is said to the Highest escalator in the World. Not for Acrophobics (People with the fear of heights). I read somewhere that Tobey Maguire, the lead actor of the Spider Man sequel is an Acrophobic himself!

Boblbee Solar Case Gives You Infinite Music

The Boblbee Solar is a weatherproof iPod case made for adventurers. Fully droppable and wettable, the Boblbee Solar can take its share of the hard knock life. But its real trick is a curved solar panel, making the most of surface area for a charge cycle that should be about 8 to 10 hours on a sunny day. Eight to 10 hours is not so bad, especially when you realize the iPod nano is rated for 24 hours of use.

In other words, the Boblbee could recharge the nano up to three times before your battery is able to drain once. And for those in the wilderness, the music never has to stop. Infinite playback without a wall socket? That's incredible. The Boblbee Solar isn't priced yet but is expected to hit the markets late this year.

3. MicroVee Sub-Woofer Packs 1200-Watt Punch into 9-Inch Cube

Velodyne has described its new subwoofer as "room-pounding bass in a room-friendly box." With its digital amplifier and triple-driver system, the MicroVee is suitable for both music and movies. Available from November, the MicroVee will cost $1,138 (BDT 79,660) , so price is more on the higher side.

Compiled by Mahdin Mahboob


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