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10 cool gadgets we can't wait to get our hands on

They're not available here... yet

The coolest gadgets almost always debut overseas. But we'll get them eventually, and we can't wait

Shh... silence is golden

NEC ValueStar W

The W in this entertainment PC's name stands for "Water Silence" but "Whisper quiet" would be just as accurate.

The Vista Media Center PC wraps a liquid-cooled hard drive in sound-absorbing material to produce ambient noise of just 25 to 30dB - quieter than a nearby human whisper - so you can hear the movie, not the machine. The ValueStar W comes configured with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 22in LCD, and a combo Blu-ray/HD DVD drive (get 'em while they last).

Availability: only in Japan

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