Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS

Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS

Garmin Nuvi 350 Pocket or Vehicle GPS Navigator with Integrated MP3 Player and Photo Viewer Product Description
What if one device could help you navigate anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, while offering travel tips, storing your favorite tunes and photos, providing translation assistance, and more? That device is here, and it's not much bigger than a deck of cards. The Garmin nüvi 350 is set to revolutionize what we expect from a GPS navigation device, or from any device for that matter.

A simple touchscreen interface and voice guidance allow you to keep your eyes on the road. View larger.

Listen to an audio book or an MP3 while you're on the road. View larger.

The slim design integrates a USB port, a headphone jack, and an SD card slot. View larger.
With a total weight of 5.1 ounces and slim measurements of 3.87 x 2.91 x 0.87 inches (WxHxD), the nüvi 350 is just right for the pocket or purse. A bright, 64,000-color display dominates the front of the device and a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels means that there's plenty of room for displaying map data and other elements of the device's interface. An SD memory card slot is provided for expansion software, such as a points of interest database, media files and electronic guides (see below). The flip-up antenna includes an MCX-type connector for connecting the unit to an external GPS antenna. Meanwhile, a powerful built-in speaker resides on the back of device. A built-in lithium ion battery will give you for to eight hours of battery life, depending on use. In addition to an AC charger, the unit also ships with a 12-volt power adapter for vehicle charging, as well as a windshield suction cup mount.

Detailed 3D map views, combined with voice turn-by-turn guidance, make navigation a breeze.
Fortunately, Garmin has made it easy to interface with the nüvi 350's 700 megabytes of onboard memory, thanks to "plug-and-play" USB mass storage support. Just plug the device into your computer's USB port and you've got instantaneous access to all the audio books, music, photos, supplemental maps and other data on the nüvi 350's internal and SD card memory.

The nüvi 350 is first and foremost a personal GPS device. Wherever you go -- in your car or on foot-- the device offers extremely accurate position data, thanks to a high-sensitivity integrated GPS receiver by SiRF and WAAS-enabled, 12-satellite reception. Combined with detailed maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico the nüvi 350 provides automatic routing, turn-by-turn voice directions, and touchscreen control-- making it easy to find your way anywhere. Plus, the unique "text-to-speech" feature calls out turns by street name, and you can choose from either 2D or 3D mapping perspectives when you're viewing your route on the display. Additionally, the nüvi 350 is compatible with Garmin's GTM 10 FM TMC traffic receiver*, which allows users to avoid traffic tie-ups by simply pushing a button that will calculate a new route.

As mentioned, the nüvi 350 comes packed with mapping data for North America, but you can can also load up your custom points of interest. Set up proximity alerts for school zones, safety cameras, and more using Garmin's free POI (points of interest) loader program (available from

Tools for the Journey
Navigation is just part of the journey, and the nüvi 350 is one of the first devices to recognize that. The built-in "Travel Kit" offers an MP3 player, an audio book player from, a jpeg-format picture viewer, a world travel clock with time zones, a currency converter, a measurement converter, and a calculator.

In addition to the included travel tools, additional software add-ons are available, such as the Garmin Language Guide, with data provided by Oxford University Press. This software suite contains a multilingual word bank, phrase bank, and five bilingual dictionaries. The multilingual word bank and phrase bank supports nine languages and dialects, including American English, British English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, European Spanish, and Latin American Spanish. Now you can look up and translate more than 17,000 words or 20,000 phrases per language -- right in the palm of your hand. Through the unit's text-to-speech interface, users can get a spoken pronunciation of each entry in the word bank, along with gender and part of speech information.

Another useful add-on software package, the Garmin Travel Guide, is loaded with information provided by Marco Polo. These guides put in-depth travel information such as reviews and recommendations for restaurants, tourist attractions, and more at your fingertips. The software allows you to navigate to an address or search points of interest-- places like hotels, restaurants, shopping, and tourist attractions. The nüvi 350 automatically calculates the fastest route and provides voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions along the way. The unit also audibly announces the name of upcoming streets-- letting you keep your eyes on the road while navigating through busy traffic and tricky roadways. And if you stray off course, the nüvi 350 automatically calculates the quickest way to get back on track.

*Traffic services available only in select cities where RDS-TMC coverage exists. Requires the GTM 10 FM TMC traffic receiver and subscription fee to enable traffic capability.
What's in the Box
nüvi 350, travel kit, vehicle suction cup mount, carrying case, 12-24 volt adapter cable, dashboard disk, USB interface cable, sample language guide content, sample MP3s, and quick reference guide.

Product Description
The road is yours with this ultra high-tech GPS system - your personal navigator and travel assistant. Anchoring securely to the windshield of your car, the top-of-the-line SiRFstaIII GPS Receiver directs your trip turn-by-turn, so you'll never be lost again. The built-in city navigator contains detailed directions for all North American maps, stored on the 700MB internal hard drive. An SD memory expansion slot lets you load up with upgrades. One-year warranty.

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Modern Design USB Hub

I was recently looking for a USB hub but could not find anything that would fit the style of my beautiful Ipod. That's when I stumbled upon this beautiful modern design USB port on Amazon.

This LD 3 Port USB Hub provides a compact and beautiful solution for splitting a single USB port on a PC or Mac into 3. Contains 4 led lights to denote connectivity. The small and compact saucer shaped spool takes up little space on your desktop and provides 3 connections for USB devices. Plug in peripherals like digital cameras, Ethernet adapters, modems, printers, mice, keyboards, scanners, and portable data storage devices in seconds. Ready to run, right out of the box, this compact USB 3-port hub makes high-speed, low-cost expansion a snap. The hub is bus powered and compliant to the USB V1.2 specification.
  • 3-port USB splitter/hub lets 2 devices share a single USB port
  • Small, in-cable design allows for easy (and beautiful) compact storage in spool!
  • UBS Bus powered--requires no additional power supply.
  • Compliant to the USB v1.2 specification; offers a link-status LED
  • PC/Macintosh compatible
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Apple MacBook

Apple MacBook MA255LL/A 13.3" Notebook PC (2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)- White

From the Manufacturer
What do you get when you put up to 2 GHz of pure Intel Core Duo power, an iSight camera, Front Row, iLife '06, and a 13-inch glossy widescreen display into a sleek case? More than you thought possible for less than you thought possible. Meet MacBook.

Better bang-to-buck ratio
Now the Intel Core Duo is as affordable as it is powerful. With MacBook, you get the world's fastest mobile architecture in a beautifully designed notebook that costs less than slower, clunkier models. That's like getting a sports car for the price of a scooter. Of course, MacBook holds more than your average two-seater: up to 80 GB hard drive, an optional DVD-burning SuperDrive, built-in Bluetooth, wireless-ready (802.11g) AirPort, and up to 2 GB of RAM. And for the first time ever, choose brig ht white or sleek black.

Friends for iLife
Every MacBook comes with iLife '06--an amazing suite of applications that make it easy to live the digital life. Use iPhoto to share entire high-res photo albums with anyone who's got an e-mail address. Record your own songs and podcasts with GarageBand. Break into indie filmmaking with iMovie HD and iDVD. Then take all the stuff you made on your MacBook and share it on the web in one click with iWeb. Just turn on your MacBook and you're halfway there.

Take it on tour
MacBook features Front Row, so you can navigate your movies, music, photos, and more at the touch of the included Apple Remote--no matter where you roam. Give an impromptu vacation photo slideshow in your favorite café. Screen your latest iMovie on the train. Watch a DVD in bed. MacBook and Front Row give you the best seat in the house (or out of it).

All smiles
Look closely. See that little lens in the display bezel? That's the MacBook's built-in iSight camera. Use it to video chat simply by opening iChat AV and clicking on a buddy icon (or three). Or fire up Photo Booth and take a few snapshots with the iSight, play around with sixteen fun effects, then admire your handiwork. That little camera lets you create Web-ready videos, too. Just open up iMovie and start the action. From there, iWeb makes it one-click easy to get your talking head on the Web. Looks like fun.

Positively brilliant
Thanks to a 13.3-inch widescreen display that's 79% brighter with 30% more viewing area than the iBook before it, MacBook provides the perfect combination of pixels and portability. Photos feel crisper. Movies play vividly. Even daily tasks like surfing the Web and checking e-mail take on a whole new sheen.

The MagSafe Power Adapter is just that: a magnetic connection instead of a physical one. So tripping over a power cord won't send your shiny new MacBook flying off a table or desk; the cord simply breaks cleanly away, without damage to either the cord or the system. As an added nicety, this means less wear on the connectors.

Hit the hotspots
The built-in wireless capability of MacBook puts the "world" back in "world wide web." If there's a wireless hotspot nearby, you can get online. No need to burn valuable surfing time configuring your computer. Just open it up. MacBook automatically detects wireless networks within range and asks nicely if you'd like to join any of them. That's it. Catch up on your blog, share this weekend's trip a s a photocast, or just chat with your friends. Anytime, anywhere.

MacBook: the most advanced affordable Mac notebook ever.

What's in the box
MacBook, Apple Remote, 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug and power cord, Lithium-polymer battery, install/restore DVDs, and printed and electronic documentation.

Product Description
Apple MacBook - The Apple MacBook features the latest in mobile computing technology. At it's heart is an Intel Core Duo processor. A processor with 2 separate cores. In English, that means it's like having 2 processors in one. The MacBook also features a glossy 13.3" widescreen display. It's 79% brighter and has 30% more viewing space than the previous iBook model! You also get a suite of Apple created software titles like Front Row for navigating your computer via the included Apple Remote, and iLife '06, which handles...well, your life. Everything from music, photos, video, calendars, blogs, podcasts, and more. These are some amazing features, but the MacBook has a lot more to offer.... 60GB 5400RPM SATA HDD SuperDrive Double Layer DVD Writer Write Speeds - up to 2x DL DVD+R, 4x DVD-R, 4x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 24x CD-R & 10x CD-RW Read Speeds - up to 8x DVD-ROM & 24x CD-ROM Intel GMA 950 Graphics Processor with 64MB of shared memory (memory is taken from the main system's RAM) Built-in iSight Camera 13.3 Glossy Widescreen Display 1280x800 Native Resolution Ports - 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 1 FireWire 400, 2 USB 2.0, Mini-DVI (support for DVI, VGA, S-Video & Composite Video Out via optional adapters), Combined Optical Digital Audio Input/Audio Line Input, Combined Optical Digital Audio Output/Headphone Out Built-in Stereo Speakers Built-in 54Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g) Support Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Module Color - White Unit Dimensions - 1.08 (h) x 12.78 (w) x 8.92 (d) Unit Weight - 5.2 lbs.

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Cluster Table Lamp

Benjamin Hopf & Constantin Wortmann:
Molecular Cluster Table Lamp 8
Next Design, Germany.

This table lamp comprises a total of 8 glass spheres. The Molecular Cluster lighting system illuminates architecture in an innovative and aesthetically pleasing way. The cluster of light is made of glass spheres which appear to hover in space. Beautiful to look at, even when not lit!

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Guido Venturini Watch

Alessi Watch: Guido Venturini Nuba Silver

Designed by Guido Venturini
Produced by Alessi
Developed by Seiko instruments, Japan

Beautiful wrist watch designed by Guido Venturini. Guido Venturini was born in Alfonsine, in 1957. Architect, designer, and explorer of the world of industrial design, space management and internal architecture.

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Jasper Morrison Kettle

Jasper Morrison for Rowenta: Water Kettle from the Brunch Line

Without question, the most beautiful modernist Kettle that was ever created. The Jasper Morrison kettle has a powerful, smooth stainless steel element that resists scale build up and provides fast efficient heating. The lid is totally removable for cleaning and holds a scale particle filter so only clear water is poured. Produced by Rowenta, Germany. Rowenta is the German top-of-the-range brand which creates high-quality innovative products for harmonious living and well being.

Jasper Morrison - best known for his furniture - told us that this design was three years in the making - but definitely worth the wait!

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Jasper Morrison:
Jasper Morrison Jasper Morrison has a well-established international reputation as a designer. From early success with door furniture to a recent major commission to design a tram, Morrison's ability to extend skill and composure of form across a broad range of products and materials confirms his success.
Born in London in 1959, Morrison graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School in 1982, then went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London and HdK, Berlin.

The Side Table and Slatted Stool produced by SCP were the first designs of Morrison's to be manufactured. These were launched at Milan in 1986 and are still available from SCP.

In the same year Morrison established his London design studio, from where he has successfully worked for a huge range of clients designing furniture, lighting and diverse products; Vitra and Cappellini being among the first collaborators. In the early days, his simple but striking designs for FSB, a German door handle manufacturer, won many industry design awards. As his portfolio matured, Morrison's approach attracted high level clients seeking purity in design solution, including Artifort, Alessi, Flos, Rosenthal, Magis and Sony.

In 1995 Morrison's office was selected to design the new Hanover Tram for Expo 2000, the largest European light rail in production. The end result of this 500 Million DM contract, unveiled to the public in 1997, was the first vehicle to be awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology Award.

Solo exhibitions and collaborations on several international exhibitions underline Morrison's status as a leading designer. His designs are in the permanent collections of several museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Modern Design Soundstick Radio

White Modern Design Joystick Shuffle FM Radio with blue LED light

We love this contemporary FM radio dubbed the Soundstick. Unique, functional and beautiful. It doesn't produce a deafening night club sound which wasn't really the point anyway. But be forewarned, with a radio this stylish, you will be the center of attention. Perfect on the desktop, at work, at home, as a gift to yourself or loved ones! Looks great with your Ipod and other high-tech gadgets. The antenna that sticks up in the middle also serves as the human input device and can be moved around just like a joystick: in one direction a back and forth motion controls volume while the other direction is used for tuning frequencies (the radio has an autotuning function). A Blue LED signal shines through the middle center where the joystick is. It's powered by 2 AAA batteries which are included. Beautiful to look at, even when not in use! Great gift idea, presented in paper gift box. Radio color is white, joystick is steel.

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Apple iPod Nano Pink

Apple 4 GB iPod Nano Pink (2nd Generation)

Pink is hot and this Pink iPod Nano makes a great gift for the Holidays!

A thinner design, stylish colors, a brighter display, hours of battery life--just about the only thing that hasn't changed on the Apple 4 GB iPod Nano is the name. Your music says a lot about you, and so should your Nano. The super-slim design--0.26-inches thin and a light 1.41 ounces--says you always have room for music, 1,000 songs, in fact. Durable anodized aluminum says you won't let the rough and tumble of everyday life ruin your groove. And the attractive colors says whatever you want.

A colorful music ensemble.

The iPod Nano measures up nicely.

New aluminum design, same small size.

The iPod Nano ships with newly-designed earbuds.
Use iTunes to import your CDs, shop for songs on the iTunes Store, and then sync them to your iPod Nano. Possibly the world's coolest photo album, iPod Nano can hold tens of thousands of snapshots, and even play audiobooks and podcasts. And whether you're exercising, commuting, or taking a road trip, the iPod Nano delivers hours and hours of battery life to keep you rocking. While it can't stop the rain, iPod Nano might make your day a bit bright, 40-percent brighter to be exact. Album art pops and slideshows stun on the iPod Nano's dazzling, now-brighter display. That means everything looks just as good as it sounds.

Music, Podcasts, and Audiobooks
Finding and playing music on your iPod Nano is simple. Menu options let you browse by artist, composer, album, song, genre or playlist. Want to mix things up? Simply click Shuffle Songs. iPod Nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to a 1.5-inch color display. Album art appears alongside your song titles, so you can see your music as you play it. And when you dare to wear iPod Nano, that display guarantees you'll say a lot without saying a word.

The iTunes Store features thousands of free podcasts--radio-type shows you subscribe to--including indie favorites and offerings from big names such as, ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod Nano and listen anytime. All your podcasts appear in their own menu on your iPod Nano, so they're easy to navigate.

The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks, including such exclusives as the entire Harry Potter series. Download what you want, sync to your iPod Nano and catch up on your reading the audio way. Just like podcasts, you can browse audiobooks in their own menu on your iPod Nano. And your Nano automatically recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place, so it is easy to dive back into the story. You can even change the reading speed to suit you--this is a perfect feature for learning a new language.

Photos, Settings, and Extras
If you can fill your iPod Nano with photos, then you've got a ton of images at your disposal. iPod Nano holds thousands of photos that you can sync from your Mac or Windows PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full-screen, just click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows, complete with music. Just select Slideshow Settings, choose the time between slides, transition effect, music, and then start the show.

This next-generation iPod Nano lets you customize menus, check capacity, change your language, change how your Nano sounds, and more, all from the easy-to-use Setting menu. Click About to see how many songs are on your iPod Nano and how much room you have left. Click Main Menu to select what items appear in your Main Menu, tweak the built-in equalizer, or set a maximum volume limit--everything you need to personalize your Nano, from backlight timer to audiobook speed, appears in Settings.

And, lastly, your iPod Nano is loaded with extras. Everything from calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the Screen Lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod Nano from prying eyes. If you forget your combo, you can reset it at your next sync. Or use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times at the gym. And when it's finally time to play, iPod Nano features four fun games: Music Quiz, Solitaire, Brick, and Parachute.

What's in the Box
Apple 4 GB iPod Nano, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, and quick start guide.

Product Description
Apple iPod nano - Like a before and after picture, this updated iPod nano sports a slimmer, more attractive, all-alluminum body; as well as a 1.5" LCD thats 40% then before. But if you need brains with your beauty, then Apple has you covered there as well. You get a new, higher capacity battery that can playback up to 24 hours of music, or 5 hours of photo slideshows. The best part is, for about the same price of an older iPod nano, you're getting twice the capacity! Syncs seamlessly with iTunes Connector for Optional dock Stereo Minijack Hold Switch Charge Time - about 3 hours (1.5 hour fast charge to 80% capacity) Audio Support - AAC (16 to 320 Kbps) / Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store) / MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps) / MP3 VBR / Audible (formats 2, 3, & 4) / Apple Lossless / WAV / AIFF Photo Support - JPEG / BMP / GIF / TIFF / PSD (Mac only) / PNG Sync & Charge via USB Cable Adjust audiobook playback speed Create multiple on-the-go playlists Shuffle songs or albums Repeat one or all 20 Equalizer settings Backlight Timer Display Contrast Alarm - On / Off / Silent Sleep Timer Date & Time Display time in menu bar Color - Pink Supports - Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later Unit Dimensions - 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26 Unit Weight - 1.41 ounces.

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Paul Gauguin Painting

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) "L'homme à la hache" The Woodcutter

Estimate: 35,000,000 - 45,000,000 U.S. dollars

Sale Date:
Nov 08, 2006
Sale Number: 1722
Lot Number: 9

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
L'homme à la hache
signed and dated 'P. Gauguin 91.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36½ x 27 5/8 in. (92.7 x 70 cm.)
Painted in 1891

We love the colors in this wonderful painting by Paul Gauguin. A quality museum piece that can be yours if you have a bit of money (
35,000,000 - 45,000,000 U.S. dollars).

Please note this work has been requested for the exhibition Paul Gauguin. Artist of Myth and Dream to be held at the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome from October 2007 to February 2008.


Night came quickly. This time again, Moorea was asleep. I fell asleep, later, in my bed. Silence of a Tahitian night.

Only the beating of my heart could be heard. The reeds of my hut in their spaced rows were visible from my bed with the moonlight filtering through them like an instrument of music. Pipo our ancestors called it, Vivo is their name for it. But silent (it speaks at night through memories). I fell asleep to that music. Above me, the great high roof of screw-pine leaves, -- the lizards dwell there. In my sleep I could imagine space above my head, the vault of heaven, not a prison in which one stifles. My hut was Space, Freedom.

Near my hut there was another hut (Fare amu, house to eat in). Nearby, a pirogue -- while the diseased coconut-palm looked like a huge parrot, with its golden tail drooping and a huge bunch of coconuts grasped in its claws--

The nearly naked man was wielding with both hands a heavy axe that left, at the top of the stroke, its blue imprint on the silvery sky and, as it came down, its incision on the dead tree, which would instantly live once more a moment of flames -- age-old heat, treasured up each day. On the ground purple with long serpentine copper-coloured leaves, [there lay] a whole Oriental vocabulary -- letters (it seemed to me) of an unknown, mysterious language. I seemed to see that word, of Oceanic origin: Atua, God. As Taäta or Takata it reached India and is to be found everywhere or in everything -- (Religion of Buddha) --

In the eyes of Tathagata all the fullest magnificence of Kings are merely like spittle and dust; in his eyes purity and impurity are like the dance of the six nagas.
In his eyes the search for the way of Buddha is like flowers set before a man's eyes.

A woman was stowing nets in the pirogue, and the horizon of the blue sea was often broken by the green of the waves' crests against the coral breakers--

(From Noa Noa, II, the original draft manuscript of 1893, translated by Jonathan Griffin, in N. Wadley, ed., op. cit., pp. 17 and 19)

This visionary narrative is one of the most remarkable passages in Noa Noa, Gauguin's collection of memories, stories and observations from his first sojourn in Tahiti, which lasted from 9 June 1891 until 4 June 1893. Subsequent research has demonstrated that the people, places and events Gauguin described in his manuscript, which he wrote upon his return to France, are not necessarily true to fact, and that the author freely embellished his recollections as he saw fit. In fact, the second, so-called 'Louvre' manuscript of 1893-1897, and the definitive 'La Plume' edition, published in 1901, contain the collaborative redrafting of the text as well as additions to it by the Symbolist poet Charles Morice. Here, however, the voice is entirely Gauguin's own, and the anecdote and its details all ring true. The reader immediately senses that in witnessing the scene of the man with the axe, which must have been a deeply memorable encounter, Gauguin experienced an intensely felt epiphany, a powerful revelation of transcendent importance.

This momentous event became the genesis for the magnificent canvas L'homme à la hache, offered here. This painting, the most important by Gauguin to become available for sale since the very same work last changed hands almost a quarter-century ago, is one of the signal works of the artist's Tahitian period, and among the most powerful and commanding of his entire career.

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Gauguin's arrival in Tahiti, after a passage of 69 days, was not especially memorable. His ship dropped anchor in the port of Papeete during the dead of night, as per normal practice, to take advantage of the high tide. Stories in the local press had anticipated Gauguin's coming, for the artist carried a commission from the French government to paint the island and its people. A young naval lieutenant named Jénot helped him get settled in town. The famous painter's presence quickly raised eyebrows--because of his longish hair (fig. 1), he was called taata-vahine ("man-woman"). He trimmed his locks, adopted the white tropical suit of a typical colonial, and mingled with the European residents in this uneventful and thoroughly westernized town.

All of this bored Gauguin, for he had come all this way to experience a more primitive way of life. In the early fall he visited and then relocated to Mataiea, a small village forty miles south of Papeete. He was still not far enough from civilization, it seemed, and it annoyed him to have been fined for public indecency when he was caught naked while bathing. Titi, a mixed-race girl of dubious repute from Papeete, had accompanied him, but she missed the comforts of the capital and departed. Following the native traditions of hospitality, a local family offered the European newcomer their teenaged daughter, Tehamana, who became Gauguin's vahine and model.

On 7 November 1891, five months following his arrival in Tahiti, Gauguin wrote to his friend Georges-Daniel de Monfreid, "As of yet I have done nothing striking. I am content to dig into myself, not into nature, and to learn a little drawing; that's the important thing. And then I am getting together subjects to paint in Paris" (quoted in C. Frèches-Thory, Gauguin Tahiti, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2004, p. 25). Within the next few weeks, however, as Gauguin filled the pages of his Carnet de Tahiti with sketches, he began to paint as well. He completed some twenty Tahitian subjects by Christmas Day, including L'homme à la hache, and three other canvases illustrated here (figs. 3, 4 and 6).

Gauguin normally carried with him a collection of post-cards and other small reproductions of artworks by various artists and from different cultures that held special interest for him. These proved to be extremely useful now that the artist was living thousands of miles from museums, galleries and his colleague's studios. In an 1890 letter to Redon, Gauguin had referred to these photographs as "a whole world of comrades who will talk to me every day" (in Lettres à Odilon Redon, 1960, p. 193). He based the pose of the woodcutter on a figure on the west frieze of the Parthenon, using a phototype of a cast done from the original by Choisel-Gouffier (fig. 2). As students of Greek Art will recognize, the actual figure on the Parthenon, created under the supervision of the master sculptor Phidias, is far more eroded than the cast in the phototype, which had been crudely restored. Morever, the image in the phototype appears to have been inadvertently flipped, and consequently the pose of L'homme à la hache is the reverse of the original Greek sculpture.

It is curious that Gauguin should have felt the need to resort to printed reproductions when he had ample opportunity to observe native figures in the very settings he had long fantasized about, and draw them from real life. He followed this practice of selective appropriation elsewhere during this time. The boy and horse in Le rendez-vous (Wildenstein, no. 443; fig. 3) are also based on a Parthenon relief, and the women in the famous Ia Orana Maria (Je vous salue Marie) (Wildenstein, no. 428; fig. 4 ) were closely adapted from relief sculptures at the Javanese Temple of Barabadur (fig. 5). Gauguin wrote to Monfreid in 1892, "One does what one can, and when marbles or wood engravings draw a head for you, it is so tempting to steal it" (Lettres a Georges de Monfreid, Letter 5). Gauguin called himself un peintre synthétiste, and to a greater extent than any of his artist contemporaries, and in a manner akin to the literary Symbolists whose circle he frequented, he searched far afield for aspects of world art, culture, philosophy and religion, including myths and texts from the distant past, that he could mingle and remold within the context of his own painting. In the section from Noa Noa cited above, Gauguin imagined in the swirls of fallen and shriveled palm leaves, seen in the foreground of L'homme à la hache, an Oriental script he associated with passages from the Buddhist sutras. These "serpentine leaves" also appear in I raro te oviri, Sous les pandanus (I) (Wildenstein, no. 431; fig. 6). John House has noted that these appropriated images have "a positive role in his art, since his borrowings, even before they are precisely recognized, evoke reminiscences of the culture from which they come, and give his canvases more universal terms of reference" (in exh. cat., op. cit., Royal Academy of Art, London, 1979, p. 77).

Gauguin was particularly fascinated with one aspect that he observed these archaic sources to share, a nearly-androgynous conception of the human body, which he mirrored in the figures that he derived from them and from his own observations of young native men and women. The shoulders of the woodcutter are perhaps more broad than those of Gauguin's Tahitian women, but otherwise both sexes generally share similar body types, with flattened chests or smallish breasts, slim waists, narrow hips and thick, trunk-like lower legs.

In section IV of Noa Noa (N. Whatley, ed., op. cit., pp. 25 and 28), Gauguin related a second incident, which illuminates the earlier encounter with the woodcutter, and points to his evolving idea of a universal human being. In fact, in this story Gauguin is the woodcutter. A young man agreed to lead the artist to a rosewood tree in the mountains that would provide fine wood for carving. "We went naked, both of us, except for the loincloth, and axe in hand. His lithe animal body had graceful contours, he walked in front of me sexless" Gauguin felt "the desire for the unknown," but when the young man turned to him, the artist was reminded he was male. "The hermaphrodite had vanished," and he felt compelled to deny his earlier desire...

I alone carried the burden of an evil thought, a whole civilization had been before me in evil and educated me.

...Savages both of us, we attacked with the axe a magnificent tree which had to be destroyed to get a branch suitable to my desires. I struck furiously and...hacked away with the pleasure of sating one's brutality and of destroying something. In time with the noise of the axe I sang:

'Cut down by the foot the whole forest (of desires)
Cut down in yourself the love of yourself, as a man
would cut down with his hand in autumn the Lotus.'

Well and truly destroyed indeed, all of the old remnant of civilized man in me. I returned at peace, feeling myself thenceforward a different man, a Maori. ...I could again admire, in front of me, the graceful curves of my young friend -- and calmly.... I was definitely at peace from then on.

The man with the axe destroyed in order to create--he was the very prototype of the true artist, who sought liberation of body and spirit by breaking down and doing away with the accumulated dogma, conventions and all other constraints with which society had burdened him. Gauguin placed the man with the axe at the center of creation in the painting Matamoe (Wildenstein, no. 484; fig. 7). The title of this landscape means "Death," but in this paradise-like scene, with a rainbow in the distance, Gauguin also points to the inevitability of transformation and rebirth, just as the tree has been cut down and will be transfigured into art. Like Nietzsche's Zarathustra, and the great Buddha, the newly empowered artist/creator would embody and then transcend all dualities, good and evil, joy and suffering, male and female, desire and passivity, self and the other, and ultimately, he would journey beyond life and death.

* * *

Gauguin returned to France on 30 August 1893, with only four francs in his pocket. He rented a room in Paris, and made use of a studio in the same building that the painter Alphonse Mucha had lent him. Gauguin convinced the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel to mount an exhibition of his new paintings. The show opened on 10 November, and consisted of 41 Tahitian paintings, plus some sculptures and three earlier Breton pictures, accounting for almost all of the work he had done in the South Seas and deemed important, including L'homme à la hache. Only eleven paintings were sold, and the show was not a financial success; Gauguin nevertheless reported to his wife Mette in Copehagen "The most important thing is that my exhibition has had a very great artistic success, has even provoked passion and jealousy. For the moment I am considered by many people to be the greatest modern painter" (in M. Malingue, ed., Paul Gauguin Letters, Boston, 2003, letter 145, pp. 188).

In an undated letter written to Mette in October, Gauguin mentioned that "I am also preparing a book on Tahiti, which will facilitate the understanding of my painting. What work!" (Ibid., letter 143, p. 187). This was Noa Noa, the first draft of which, quoted in the excerpts above, Gauguin turned over to Charles Morice, together with another text, Ancien Culte Mahorie, some time prior to the opening of the Durand-Ruel exhibition. Gauguin began to make illustrations for its eventual publication. The young poet and playwright Alfred Jarry, best-known today for his Père Ubu trilogy, wrote some verses based on the painting L'homme à la hache, "after and for P. Gauguin." It was probably to illustrate this poem that Gauguin in 1894 made an ink drawing, heightened with gouache, of a solitary woodcutter (fig. 8), which he derived directly from the painting. Jarry wrote (as translated by Paul Edwards, in Alfred Jarry: Adventures in Pataphysics, London, 2001, p. 64):

A giant strides the silt that paves
The shore...
A Caesar, reins held in his fist,

As on a marble plinth, to hew
From hollowed trunk a swift canoe,
With copper arms held high he hacks

That standing firm he may pursue
Us to seas green and out of view
Against the sky glints blue his axe.

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Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky "Leise Deutung"
500,000 - 700,000 U.S. dollars

Sale Date:
Nov 08, 2006
Sale Number: 1722
Lot Number: 4

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Leise Deutung
signed with monogram and dated '29' (lower left); signed with monogram and dated again, titled and numbered 'Leise Deutung 484 1929' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
26½ x 13¼ in. (67.3 x 33.7 cm.)
Painted in December, 1929

Kandinsky painted this vibrant, dramatic composition in 1929 while teaching at the new Bauhaus, which had relocated to Dessau in 1925. The roster of teachers included Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, László Moholy-Nagy and Oskar Schlemmer, under the directorship of Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus emphasis on architecture and technological design encouraged him to experiment more broadly with geometric imagery and the linear structuring of space.

The symbiotic relationship between art and music is also central to Kandinsky's work and is clearly reflected in Leise Deutung. In his seminal treatise Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Kandinsky declared that "The power of profound meaning is found in blue.... In music a light blue is like a flute, a darker blue a cello; a still darker a thunderous double bass; and the darkest blue of all--an organ". In the present picture, the dark blue indeed compares to the deeply resonant notes of a double bass--a concrete example of Kandinsky's color theory.

Kandinsky also investigates in Leise Deutung the pictorial relationships between points, various lines and angles, repeated forms and the placement of horizontal and vertical elements. The creation of lines from points, and planes from lines suggested energy, rhythm and movement to the artist, seen here in the juxtaposition of two dimensional form against the slanting planes of color. It is through this revolutionary exploration of geometry and color that the artist succeeded in creating his own language of painting.

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Vessel Candela Lamps

Candela Lamps Cloud White (2 Rechargeable Lamps + Charger)
Vessel, USA.

Brand new 4th generation with improved 8 hours run time!

One complete set of two white lamps + charger!
The best invention since the wheel! These fantastic portable lamps are a safe alternative to regular candles. These lamps provide a warm, ambient glow that won't blow out in the wind, or set the house afire if left unattended. Equally useful on the dinner table or bedside and late-night jaunts, each Candela lamp stays lit for 8 hours. Intelligent circuitry makes them turn on automatically when lifted from the charging platter, and start to recharge as soon as they're put back. Plus, the pattended SafeCharge system eliminates exposed electrical contacts.

Material: Polycarbonate lamps, abs charger, ni-cd batteries.

Size: 2.3 Diameter x 6" each lamp.

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Apartment on Fifth Avenue

Apartment on Fifth Avenue anyone?

Upper East Side
2 East 67th Street
New York, NY, United States
Property ID# 0014792
MLS ID# 0014792

Listed at: $40,000,000

Imagine paying $40,000,000 for a 4 bedroom coop, and we don't even know the maintenance fees. We know the New York Real Estate market is unique....
Either way, you will be the "talk of the town", at least for a while.

Imagine you place the same $40,000,000 on a High Yield Savings Account or a CD which should return "at least' 5% a year (you should get a lot more than that of course). 5% on $40,000,000 is $2,000,000 a year on interest.
$2,000,000 a year on income gives you $166,666 every month or $5,555 a day! And we didn't even consider the "magic" of compound interest (Warren Buffet).

You decide!

Here's the listing information from the broker:
Superb Rosario Candela coop. Sun-flooded, high floor with spectacular views of Central Park. The gallery opens to a corner living room, dining room and library all with 12 ft. +/- ceilings, wonderful original details and 5 fireplaces. The private quarters include 4 grandly scaled bedrooms with ensuite marble baths. A breakfast room adjoins the butler’s pantry, kitchen, laundry and generous staff wing. Decorated by Alberto Pinto; this stunning residence is the ultimate trophy apartment.

Serena Boardman
Sotheby's International Realty - East Side Manhattan Brokerage
38 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10021, United States
Tel: +1 212.606.7611

Frank Gehry Fish Lamp

Frank Gehry Fish Lamp


60,000—80,000 USD

Frank Gehry Fish Lamp, very unique, to say the least. Either way, this hard to find artistic work by Frank Gehry will be auctioned at Sotheby's New York on November 16th 2006 (lot 258). Estimated at 60,000 - 80,000 USD this is not your average fish you used to buy at the (late) Fulton Fish Market. Circa 1983. Manufactured in a limited edition by New City Editions, Venice, California. Colorcore, wood and silicone.

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Andy Warhol Hamburger

Andy Warhol Hamburger


Andy Warhol Hamburger, could be a veggie burger, who knows. Either way, this icon of fast food by Andy Warhol will be auctioned at Sotheby's New York on November 16th 2006 (session 1, lot 64). Estimated at 40,000 - 60,000 USD this may very well be the most expensive hamburger you will ever consume. Signed and dated 1968. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas.

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Prada Luxury Coat

Prada full length Coat

Prada: Pure Italian Luxury

Brand new Prada coat just in time for Winter. Fully lined. A classic, elegant coat with a fabulous twist! Don't miss this beauty!!!

Prada, SpA is an Italian fashion company (also known as a "label" or "house") with retail outlets worldwide.

The company, originally known in Italian as Fratelli Prada ("Prada Brothers"), was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. In 1978, Mario's granddaughter Miuccia Prada inherited what was still a leather goods business from her mother, and led the company's expansion into couture.

Prada's first prêt-à-porter, or "ready-to-wear" collection was designed by Miuccia Prada in the autumn/winter season of 1989.

In addition to the original Prada line, the company introduced the Miu Miu collection, a lower-priced line aimed at a younger audience, in 1992. The Miu Miu line, which shares Miuccia Prada's nickname, emphasizes earthy colors and a less haute couture look, evoking an overall more bohemian style. In its advertising campaigns, waif-like models in "home photo" poses further the look. Miu Miu clothing is often simple, and evokes a continual image of high-end vintage items. It was followed by the Prada Sport collection, which featured tennis shoes.

Prada won a Council of Fashion Designers of America International Award for accessories in 1993

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Motorola RAZR

Motorola RAZR
Motorola RAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana Phone (Unlocked)

You've probably seen the wildly popular Motorola RAZR V3 in someone's hand before. With the quad-band GSM RAZR V3i, Motorola has made it even better. The sexy design is still here, as is the all-metal construction. This time, though, the phone boasts an updated and streamlined design, enhanced video capture and playback capabilities, a 1.23 megapixel camera, and a hot-swappable MicroSD memory card slot.

Put a little luxury in your pocket with the RAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana.
And now when you thought it couldn't get any better, Dolce & Gabbana and Motorola have partnered up to release the latest version of the v3i: The RAZR V3i D & G. The phone unites the elegance and unique design of Motorola V3i with the individual style and attitude of D & G. The V3i DG features the famous RAZR slim shape, includes an anodized aluminum gold finish that reflects your impeccable taste, and its music player runs on Apple's popular iTunes software.

At .55 inches thick, the RAZR V3i is virtually the same thickness as the original RAZR. And like the original RAZR, the phone's design takes the standard clamshell form factor to the next level with an impressive, fully-anodized aluminum construction. A large 176 x 220 color display with 262,000 colors dominates the inside of the top cover. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 80 full-color display that can display caller ID pictures, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The 1.23 megapixel camera lens is housed above this display. Up/down buttons are placed on the left side for volume control.

Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad, which is precision cut from a single sheet of nickel-plated copper alloy. A mini-USB port is provided, which, while useful for fast data transfer, can also be used with compatible USB stereo headsets. Note that the phone does not have a standard 2.5mm headset jack.

And don't forget, Dolce & Gabbana and Motorola wouldn't think of offering a phone without making available a special edition gold plated Motorola Bluetooth H700 Headset. Coordinate your phone and Bluetooth headset in style.

Calling Features
The RAZR V3i's internal phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts while the phone's picture ID system allows you to assign pictures to your most common callers. The phone also supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. For times when you want to be discreet, there's a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear while voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. Speaker-independent technology allows any speaker to dial numbers with the voice dialing system. And because the RAZR V3i is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.

A 1.3 megapixel camera at the top of the phone's cover bridges the gap between phones and quality digital cameras.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The RAZR V3i is a messaging and wireless Internet powerhouse. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. There's also a built-in Web browser for mobile Web downloads and browsing via your carrier's GPRS-based data service. If you need email on the go, the V3i comes with an email client that supports IMAP, POP3, and SMTP email standards. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the RAZR V3i including a calculator with currency converter, a calendar and an alarm clock. The phone can also be used with Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools PC application to manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC.

Imaging and Entertainment
The V3i's 1.3 megapixel camera bridges the gap between phones and quality digital cameras. The digital zoom-enabled camera is also designed to capture video. You can even print your shots on a Bluetooth-enabled printer. Embedded animated screensavers and full screen wallpapers are built-in so you can set up the RAZR V3i to suit your tastes. The phone supports games, as well as gaming connectivity via Bluetooth.

Into bringing your music with you everywhere you go? With the V3i D & C's hot-swappable MicroSD memory card slot, you can stylishly take all of your favorite music with you. Your music library is now limited only by how much memory you bring along. And don't forget, the V3i DC's music player runs on one of the most popular music software system's of all time-- Apple's iTunes!

Vital Statistics
The Motorola RAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana weighs 3.53 ounces and measures 3.86 x 2.09 x .55 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.67 hours of digital talk time, and up to 310 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

Product Description
Anodized Aluminum Case - The ultra-thin (.54 inches) Moto Razr V3 has the distinctive metallic luster of anodized aluminum. Bluetooth Wireless Technology - Stay connected without wires. Choose from a range of optional Bluetooth® accessories. MPEG4 Video Playback - Download and watch sports action and music clips. They're all beautifully displayed on the large 2.2" color display. Digital Camera - Capture your world in style. Create memorable images with the effective 4 x digital zoom and quick exposure controls. Built-in Speakerphone - Keep the conversation flowing when you're busy by going hands-free. Or exchange ideas in a conference call.

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iPod nano (product) Red

iPod nano (product) Red

100% iPod nano; iPod nano (product) Red

Sleek, lightweight, and starting at $199, the iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED delivers everything you’d expect from the world’s best-selling digital music player. A brilliant, 1.5-inch color display. Up to 24 hours of battery life(3). Seamless iTunes integration that lets you import your CDs and shop for songs, podcasts, and audiobooks on the iTunes Store, then sync them in minutes. All in a durable aluminum enclosure that tells the world you’ve chosen to join (RED).

Music matters

When you buy an iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED, it matters even more. For further information about the Global Fund and (RED), visit

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Harman Kardon Soundsticks

Harman Kardon Soundsticks
Harman Kardon Soundsticks II 3-Piece Plug and Play Multimedia Speaker System

Product Description
Harman Kardon’s 40-watt SoundSticks II three-piece speaker system produces high-quality stereo sound for music, MP3’s, movies and gaming experiences. The mini stereo jack connection allows you to enjoy awesome audio from a variety of devices such as digital music players, computers (all platforms), stereos and portable listening devices. Touch Volume Control – Just a touch increases or decreases the volume. Just a touch mutes or un-mutes the system. SoundSticks II also remembers your last volume setting. The SoundSticks II audio system utilizes a straightforward interconnect technology, which provides an effortless user interface with minimum desktop wiring. The powerful subwoofer provides clean, low bass. The treble and subwoofer level controls are located on the back of the subwoofer.

Product Description
2 Satellite Speakers and Subwoofer for Stereo Sound / For use with a PC, Mac, MP3 Player, or any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone output Includes AC Adapter with USA plug Volume control on right satellite speaker Compatible with a PC, Mac, MP3 Player, or any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone output

Product Features

  • 3-piece plug and play multimedia speaker system
  • Stunning, original design with great sound
  • Features computer-optimized multi-band parametric equalization
  • Capacitance touch control buttons provide direct access to volume control
  • 20 Watts RMS subwoofer power output

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 5

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 5

With everything enclosed in a frame of aluminium, its not difficult to see the link between BeoVision 5 and the world of paintings. The challenge was to ensure the best sound and picture experience possible without compromising placement options.

Stunning film experiences are presented on the 42" plasma screen, with an exceptional sound performance from the stereo active loudspeakers. The built-in digital surround sound module means that an exceptionally elegant home cinema solution is simply a matter of choice. Add too the convenience of hard disc recording to your BeoVision 5 with HDR 1.

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Panasonic TH-42PX60U

Panasonic TH-42PX60U 42" Plasma HDTV

Featuring Panasonic's 9th generation gas-plasma screen, the 42-inch TH-42PX60U features a width-to-height 16:9 aspect ratio similar to movie theater screens, providing a theater-like experience at home. Its maximum of 29 billion colors and over 3,000 shades of gradation provide exceptionally fine detail for outstanding HDTV reproduction. The set's built-in ATSC (DTV) tuner pulls HD signals (480p/720p/1080i) right from the airwaves, and its QAM tuner is fully compatible with unscrambled HDTV cable reception. A standard analog NTSC tuner receives standard-definition (SD) programming. It also includes a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot, enabling you to take an SD card directly from a digital still camera or camcorder and insert it directly into the TV for quick and colorful photo slideshows.

A plasma screen renders vivid colors like you've never seen before (as in, up to 29 billion in this case), extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor's slim profile--the TH-42PX60U is a mere 3.7 inches deep, one of the slimmest plasmas around--perfect for desk or wall mounting. Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound systems.

The TH-42PX60U features a 1024 x 768-pixel resolution and an amazing contrast ratio of 10000:1. (The higher the contrast ratio, the greater a TV's ability to display subtle color details and not get washed out by ambient room light.) The 3D Y/C digital comb filter constantly analyzes the three dimensions of picture height, picture width, and picture changes-over-time, to reduce dramatically edge image artifacts while improving transition detail. Other features include V-Chip parental controls, on/off sleep timers, closed-caption decoding, aspect ratio control, and video input labeling.

The TV's internal stereo speakers are powered by 10 watts per channel (for 20 watts of total power). It features the following connection options:

  • Component (Y/Pb/Pr): 2 inputs (with 2 audio inputs)
  • HDMI: 2 inputs
  • Composite (RCA audio/video): 3 inputs (1 on the front), 1 output
  • S-Video: 3 inputs (1 on the front)

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a lossless, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface to link any AV source with an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multi-channel digital audio--all using a single cable.

If a component doesn't have an HDMI connection, you'll also get great picture reproduction using the three-jack component video (Y/Pb/Pr) input, which provides separate connections for luminance (Y), blue color difference (PB) and red color difference (PR). This results in increased bandwidth for color information, resulting in a more accurate picture with clearer color reproduction and less bleeding than you would get with S-Video or composite (RCA yellow video plug) connections. Component video output is available only for DVD playback.

What's in the Box
Plasma TV, remote control (with batteries), pedestal base, power cord, printed operating instructions

Product Description
The TH-42PX60U 42" Diagonal Plasma HDTV gives you deep blacks, bright whites and 29 billion colors -- it's an image so close to real life, you'll swear you were in your favorite programs instead of just watching them. Enjoy crisp, lifelike details with the up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Deep blacks provide excellent shadow detail during dark scenes, while brilliant whites render bright scenes with vivid realism. Receive and view local over-the-air broadcasts in stunning HDT, using the built-in HDTV tuner. You can even share your JPEG photos taken with the built-in SD card slot. Features a width-to-height ratio similar to movie theater screens, providing a theater-like experience at home. View HDTV broadcasts and widescreen DVDs the way they were meant to be seen. Native Resolution - 1366 x 768 Contrast Ratio - Up to 10,000 - 1 Progressive Scan Video Noise Reduction Digital Comb Filter Color Purity Optimizer (3D Color Management) Two 20-watt, 8 ohm speakers -- 70Hz - 17kHz, 10% THD Surround Sound Motion Pattern Noise Reduction BBE ViVA HD3D Sound Standard NTSC tuner ATSC/QAM (SDTV and HDTV broadcasts) SD Card Slot & Photo Viewer HDMI-HDCP Interface - 2, in rear Analog Audio Input (for HDMI) - 1 rear Composite Video Input - 3 (2 rear, 1 front) S-Video Inputs - 3 (2 rear, 1 front) Audio Input (for Video) - 3 (2 rear, 1 front) Rear Inputs/Outputs - 2 Component Video (YPbPr), 2 Component Audio out, 1 Composite & Audio out On-screen display languages - English/Spanish/French Timers - Sleep/On/Off Built-in closed-caption decoder Video Input Labeling V-Chip Program Lockout Includes remote control & pedestal stand Unit Dimensions(HxWxD) - 27.8 x 40.2 x 3.7 Unit Weight - 65 lbs
  • 42-inch HD-ready plasma TV; measures 40.2 x 27.8 x 3.7 inches (WxHxD)
  • Integrated NTSC, ATSC tuners; QAM tuner compatible with unscrambled HDTV cable reception
  • 1024 x 768-pixel resolution; 10000:1 contrast ratio; motion adaptive 3D Y/C comb filter
  • Connections: 3 composite A/V (1 front), 3 S-Video (1 front), 2 component (Y/Pb/Pr), 2 HDMI, 1 SC memory card slot
  • Two stereo speakers, 10 watts apiece (20 watts total)

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Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS

Garmin Nuvi 360 Pocket Vehicle GPS Navigator and Personal Travel Assistant

The Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS Navigator and Personal Travel Assistant is a GPS navigator, personal translator, multi-media entertainer and tour guide all wrapped into one. In addition to all the advanced features of the Garmin Nuvi 350 -- including automatic routing, turn-by-turn voice directions, an MP3 player and audio book player, JPEG picture viewer, and much more -- this pocket-sized personal travel assistant comes with hands-free Bluetooth wireless technology, making it the hands-down go-anywhere travel companion.

The versatile Garmin Nuvi 360 packs GPS navigation, multi-media entertainment, and more into a single device.

Navigation is easy with automatic routing, voice directions, and more. View larger.

The Nuvi 360 sports a handy MP3 player. View larger.
Make Hands-Free Calls
The Nuvi 360 integrates wireless technology with a microphone and speaker that lets you make hands-free mobile phone calls using your compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone. Simply dial numbers with the Nuvi's touch screen keypad to place a call, and to answer calls, just tap the screen and speak directly into its built-in microphone.

In addition, you can easily look-up and dial numbers from your personalized phone book or from your phone's call history log. Don't know the phone number for your destination? Simply find and dial it from Nuvi's database of more than six million points of interest -- including hotels, restaurants, stores, and attractions.

Navigation and Entertainment with Ease
For starters, the Nuvi 360 includes a high-sensitivity integrated GPS receiver that offers exceptional performance and reception. The unit's flip-up antenna includes an MCX-type connector for optional external GPS antenna connection. Preloaded software features maps of Europe or North America, and it includes automatic routing, 2D or 3D map perspective, turn-by-turn voice directions that speak street names, and a fingertip touch screen interface -- making navigation as easy as it gets.

But navigation is just the beginning. Like the Nuvi 350, the Nuvi 360 also includes many entertainment and travel tools including an MP3 player, audio book player, JPEG picture viewer, travel alarm, and currency converters.

The Nuvi 360 features a bright, 2.8 x 2.1-inch TFT display with white backlight for easy readability. At 3.87 x 2.91 x 0.87-inches (WxHxD) and just 5.1 ounces, the unit is small enough to be placed on the dashboard with the included suction mount, or into your pocket for easy transportability. The unit also features Garmin Lock -- an advanced anti-theft feature that disables the unit from performing any functions until you type in a specific four-digit PIN or take the unit to a predetermined location. A built-in lithium ion battery will give you up to eight hours of power, and an included 12/24 volt adapter cable will let you run the navigator off your vehicle's power. An AC battery charger is also included.

A built-in Travel Kit that includes sample MP3s and audio books will get you started with entertainment, and with the unit's SD memory card expansion slot you can add optional software, such as language and travel guides. A USB port is also included for loading and updating data.

What's in the Box
Gamin Nuvi 360, Preloaded City Navigator NT North America or Europe (full coverage), vehicle suction cup mount, AC charger, 12/24 volt adapter cable, dashboard disk, USB interface cable, carrying case, owner's manual, and quick reference guide.

Product Description
Package Includes: Nüvi 360, vehicle suction cup mount, AC charger, 12/24V car power adapter cable, dashboard disk, USB interface cable, carrying case, owner's manual & quick reference guide

The Garmin's nüvi 360 is one versatile little GPS. This pocket-sized Personal Travel Assistant operates as a navigator, translator, entertainer & tour guide. The hands-free Bluetooth wireless technology lets you place hands-free calls. Easily look-up and dial numbers from your personalized phone book or from your phone's call history log. Don't know the phone number for your destination? Simply find and dial it from nüvi's extensive points of interest database -- including hotels, restaurants, stores, and attractions. Voice announces streets by name Preloaded with maps for all of North America Fingertip touch-screen interface Look up addresses and points of interest Choose 2D or 3D map perspectives Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams Built-in Travel Kit includes MP3 player with sample MPs, audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator and more SD memory card expansion slot USB interface for loading data Built-in lithium ion battery -- between 4-8 hours of battery life, depending on use Unit Dimensions(WxHxD) - 3.87 x 2.91 x 0.87 (98.3 x 73.9 x 22.1 mm) Weight - 5.1 ounces (144.6 grams)

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Apple 80 GB iPod video Black

Apple 80 GB iPod video Black

Now that you can buy movies from the iTunes Store and sync them to your iPod, the whole world is your theater. With the Apple 80 GB iPod with Video Playback in hand, those movies fit comfortably next to TV shows, new iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and, of course, an entire library of music--up to 20,000 songs. How much can your pocket hold? That's up to you and your iPod, but no matter how you organize it, the iPod holds loads of songs and plenty of hours of video.

Your iPod library can now contain new iPod games and feature films.

The same great iPod interface and ease of use that goes great in any hand.
With all your music at your fingertips, you may never want to stop listening. Lucky thing your iPod plays audio for hours and hours, or if you'd rather watch, you can feast your eyes on movies and TV shows for several hours without draining your battery. And you can count on the iPod to help you pack light. It is almost hard to explain exactly how 80 GB of storage can fit into an iPod that's the same size as the 60 GB model before it. However it happened, it means you can carry more music and video absolutely anywhere you go. And with a 60-percent brighter screen, the vibrant display gives your album art, photos, and video extra oomph. As always, iPod makes finding what you want to hear a breeze. Plus, a new interface lets you search your iPod using the patented Click Wheel. And if you're a fan of live albums, classical works, or anything that sounds best when it is played continuously, iPod supports gapless playback that seamlessly transitions from one song to another.

Music, Movies and TV Shows
Finding and playing music on your iPod is simple. Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, or browse the Music menu by artists, composer, album, song, genre, or playlist. Want to mix things up? Simply click Shuffle Songs. iPod makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its big, bright color display. Album art appears alongside your songs in the Now Playing screen, so you can see your music as you play it. After all, iPod loves music as much as you do.

Now you can watch a movie while waiting in line for tickets to one. Download movies from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your iPod to watch anywhere, anytime. The iPod's gorgeous display--now 60-percent brighter--makes your movies pop. And thanks to improved video playback time, iPod keeps you entertained for several hours--even longer if you reduce brightness using the new brightness control.

As for television programs, there's always something good on iPod. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just a couple dollars each, then sync them to your iPod. Watch last night's episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and settle in for a pocket-size marathon. All your TV episodes display in order, so you can navigate them easily, and every episode you buy from iTunes is optimized to look great on the iPod's crystal-clear, 320 x 240-pixel display.

Podcasts, Audiobooks, Games, and Photos
The iTunes Store features thousands of free podcasts--radio-type shows you subscribe to--including indie favorites and offerings from big names such as, ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime. Even video podcasts sync to go, and all your podcasts appear in their own menu on your iPod, so they're easy to navigate.

The iPod measures up nicely.

The iTunes Store is the bridge between your iPod and all the content your heart desires.
The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks, including such exclusives as the entire Harry Potter series. Download what you want, sync to your iPod and catch up on your reading the audio way. Just like podcasts, you can browse audiobooks in their own menu on your iPod. And your iPod automatically recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place, so it is easy to dive back into the story. You can even change the reading speed to suit you--this is a perfect feature for learning a new language.

Now that the iTunes Store features iPod games, you can keep hours of fun at your fingertips. Download brand-new and classic games, including Bejeweled, Texas Hold 'Em, Vortex, Mahjong, Mini Golf, Pac-Man, Tetris, and Zuma, for just a few dollars each, then sync them to your iPod and play along with your favorite tunes. All iPod games from the iTunes Store are designed specifically for the fifth-generation iPod, and all of them look great on the 2.5-inch color display.

If you can fill your iPod with photos, then you've got a ton of images at your disposal. iPod holds tens of thousands of photos that you can sync from your Mac or Windows PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full-screen, just click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows--complete with music--on your iPod or on a TV via the optional iPod Video/Photo AV Cable. Select Slideshow Settings, choose the transition effect and the music, and then start the show.

Search, Settings, and Extras
With thousands of songs, audiobooks, and more on your iPod, you need an easy way to search and enjoy your collection. A brand-new, built-in search function lets you use the Click Wheel to type out the name of the song, artist, album, audiobook, or podcast you're looking for, and your iPod returns results instantly as you select letters--finding what you want couldn't be easier.

The fifth-generation iPod lets you customize menus, check capacity, change your language, change how your iPod sounds, and more, all from the easy-to-use Setting menu. Click About to see how many songs are on your iPod and how much room you have left. Click Main Menu to select what items appear in your Main Menu, tweak the built-in equalizer, or set a maximum volume limit--everything you need to personalize your iPod, from backlight timer to clicker sound effects, appears in Settings.

And, lastly, your iPod is loaded with extras. Everything from calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the Screen Lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod from prying eyes. If you forget your combo, you can reset it at your next sync. Or use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times at the gym. And when it's finally time to play, the Extras menu lists all your games, including the ones you purchase from the iTunes Store.

What's in the Box
Apple 80 GB iPod with Video Playback, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, case, and quick start guide.

Product Description
Apple iPod - Continuing its tradition of hardware and software innovation and design, Apple has released a new iPod that surpasses the last. This update to the 5th generation iPod with video playback features a huge 80GB hard drive - the largest yet! With iTunes 7 ushering in movie and game downloads, there's more than enough content to satisfy this beast of a media player. You also get a 2.5" display that is now 60% brighter, a higher capacity battery for up to 20 hrs. of music and 6.5 hrs. of video, and a set of newly designed iPod earbuds. Ports - dock connector, Stereo minijack, composite video and audio through minijack Connectivity - USB through dock connector, composite video (with A/V cable - sold separately), and audio through headphone jack or line out on the iPod Universal Dock (sold separately) Charge Time - about 4 hrs. (2 hrs. fast charge to 80% capacity) Audio Support - AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, & AIFF Photo Support - syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats Video Support - H.264 video - up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 fps, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in. m4v,. mp4 and. mov file formats / MPEG-4 video - up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in. m4v,. mp4 and. mov file formats Backlight Timer Sleep Timer 20 Equalizer Settings Shuffle Songs or Albums Date and Time Unit Dimensions - 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55 Unit Weight - 5.5 oz. Color - Black

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Apple 1GB Ipod Shuffle

Apple 1GB Ipod Shuffle

From the Manufacturer

The Apple 1 GB Shuffle is the world's smallest digital music player that lets you wear up to 240 songs on your sleeve, or your lapel, or your belt--it's so small you can wear it just about anywhere. Clip on iPod Shuffle and wear it as a badge of musical devotion. And with the shuffle's anodized aluminum enclosure it is durable and goes with almost any outfit.

About the size of a matchbook, the iPod Shuffle measures up nicely.

Just clip it and go.

It comes with a teeny little docking station.
Although the Shuffle comes in a small package, 1.62 inches long and about half an ounce, it still holds a lot of music, and you can count on your Shuffle to keep on rocking for up to 12 continuous hours. Use iTunes to import your CDs, shop for songs on the iTunes Store, and then sync them to your iPod Shuffle. And if you have more than 240 songs in your iTunes library, let iTunes autofill your Shuffle and get a new musical experience every time.

Controls and Headphone Jack
iPod Shuffle pays respect to its bigger siblings with a thumb-friendly, circular control pad that puts the "go" in ergonomic. Click the center button to play and pause, and click the outer buttons to move back, skip forward, and adjust the volume. The Shuffle's headphone jack does double-duty as a dock connector. Flip the iPod Shuffle upside-down and drop it into the included dock. Then connect the dock to your Mac or Windows PC via the USB for a quick sync and charge. And if you're away from your computer, you can charge on the go with the optional USB adapter.

Battery Indicator, Clip, and Shuffle Switch
The battery indicator light displays three power levels with three different colors--green means go, amber means you're low, and red means you've almost hit zero. But with up to 12 hours of battery life, iPod Shuffle may keep on rockin' even longer than you do. Thanks to the sturdy, built-in clip, iPod Shuffle goes with just about any outfit. Clip it to your sleeve, lapel, coin pocket or backpack--no matter where you wear it, iPod shuffle speaks volumes about your style and the clip guarantees that it'll stay put right where you want it. Lastly, the Shuffle encourages you to embrace your inner rebel. Flip the Shuffle's Shuffle switch to mix up your iPod's contents--pop follows jazz, rock follows rap, the iPod Shuffle loves to improvise. Then flip the switch again to get back to your hand-picked playlists and albums in the order you synced them from iTunes.

What's in the Box
Apple 1 GB Shuffle, earphones, USB dock, and quick start guide.

Product Description
Apple iPod Shuffle - Using either witchcraft, fairy dust or highly gifted engineers (we're not sure which), Apple has created a 2nd generation iPod Shuffle of an almost impossibly small size. Only slightly bigger than a U.S. quarter, this teesy-weesy device packs 1GB of storage space. Enough for up to 250 of your favorite songs! Apple also attached a clip to the back of the Shuffle, so you can wear it anywhere for skip-free music playback. Perfect for working out or just walking down the street. Unit Dimensions - 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 (inc. clip) Unit Weight - 0.55 oz.

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