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These 12 Gadgets Let You Cut The Cord For Good

Cutting the cord has never been so easy with new devices that power-up on their own and allow you to ditch the speaker wire.

One Dozen Cord-Free Gadgets

This slideshow accompanies the article 12 Gadgets That Let You Ditch Power Cords, Wires, and Hassles. The following slides include the latest gadgets that allow you to reduce the number of cords that snake behind your TV, power your cellphone, and clutter your dashboard.

Photo Credit: Rich-Kubiszewski

LG's Wireless HDTVs

LG's newLHX and LH85 series cut the cables--well, except for the power cord--by using a WirelessHD transmitter box that works up to 30 feet from the screen. (Sony has WirelessHD sets too.) Video devices, including game consoles, DVD and Blu-ray players, and cable boxes, connect to the transmitter.

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Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800: Stereo Bluetooth Headphones

The petite Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 headphones produce crisp audio and deliver four to five hours of play/talk time between charges.


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Powermat: Wireless Device Charger

Powermat uses magnetic induction to power up electronic gadgets. The technology allows you to skip messing with cords--instead, when you want to charge your cell phone, you just set it down on the Powermat, no cables required.

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Dell Latitude Z600: Laptop with Wireless Charger

Dell offers a more specialized solution. Its new Latitude Z600 laptopincludes an optional docking station that uses inductive charging to power up the battery.
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Sonos ZonePlayer S5: Wireless Music System

The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 refreshes its line with new models that add wireless speakers, amplifier, and wireless networking in a single device--a first for Sonos.

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LG Solar-Powered E-Reader

LG's got the right idea by designing a solar-powered e-reader, which it plans to debut in 2012. Four to five hours of sunlight would provide enough juice to power the e-reader for a day.

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LG Electronics Solar Car Kit HFB-500

LG Electronics Solar Car Kit HFB-500 is a $100 Bluetooth car speakerphone charges via sunlight--a boon for those of us who live in sunny climates.

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Logitech Performance and Anywhere Mouse MX: Wireless Mice

Logitech has recharged mouse world of input devices with two new laser rodents designed to work well on most surfaces in the home.

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HP Officejet 6500 Wireless

The HP Officejet 6500 Wireless is a reliable and affordable multifunction model that need not reside beside your PC or router.

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Apple Time Capsule: Wireless Onsite Backup

The Apple Time Capsule is a cordless backup system that combines a wireless router and hard drive in a slim box.

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Peel-and-Stick Wireless Cams

Truly wire-free, these little cams can stick nearly anywhere within a 300-foot radius of the base. The Vue wireless surveillance camera kit costs $300 and includes the base unit and two video cameras.


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Big Storage in a Small Package

This line of Western Digital My Passport Essential USB drives require no external power source, yet can preform automatic backups of your data just like wired drives.

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