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Great Scott! Buy Your Very Own Flux Capacitor

Flux Capacitor

By Luke Anderson

There are more than a few pieces of sci-fi technology that I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on. Two of the highest on my list have to be a lightsaber and a flux capacitor. With those two gadgets at my disposal, there’s nothing I couldn’t accomplish with the exception of sleeping with a girl. While I do have a replica lightsaber, I’ve yet to get my hands on a flux capacitor. I saw one on eBay once, but it sold for far more than I care to pay. Thankfully someone has decided to mass-produce this awesome piece of sci-fi tech.

You don’t get much more authentic than this flux capacitor. It measures 16 x 12, just like the original, and has adjustable lighting for that perfect glow. It even comes with a special box and certificate of authenticity. You can get one next April for $275, or pre-order it by January 1st for just $220.

[ TFAW ] VIA [ Crave ]

Sanyo Launches Backup Camera System for Vehicles

Sanyo Rear View Backup Camera (Image via Sanyo)
By Shane McGlaun

Sanyo announced a new rear view backup camera system today that drivers of large vans and SUVs will find appealing. I drive a large vehicle and it is impossible to see what is below the glass and close to the bumper. Anyone that lives in a neighborhood with lots of kids or has kids themselves knows that many little ones are not tall enough to see from inside a big vehicle if they are close to the bumper.

Sanyo’s new CCA-BC200 Rear View Backup Camera System with AirCam technology uses digital processing to deliver accurate and natural looking images of what is behind you. That means you don’t have to look at strangely distorted fish-eye type images.

The only bad part about this system is that a monitor for viewing the video feed isn’t included, nor is a monitor an option. The Sanyo system relies completely on the fact that many vehicles have onboard displays for DVDs and GPS navigation. If your vehicle lacks a display of some sort you will need to add one for the Sanyo system to work. Pricing for the camera system is $299.99 and it is available now.

[ Press Release (registration required) ] VIA [ Sanyo ]