Gizmodo Today: Sonys HDV Camcorder, Foot Fetish and PMA on the Way

(2/21/06) Today we got confirmation of the April release of Sony's low-priced HDV camcorder, which the company hopes will finally bring HD videography down to earth. We also felt the first rumblings of the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Convention and Trade Show coming up in Orlando next week, that annual cacophonous camera conflagration that fills our pages with all things photo from upscale to bargain-basement digital shooters. The first examples peeked through from Canon, Casio and Nikon, with the peak yet to come. On a lighter note, those who didn't know us better might think we were foot fetishists, because somehow the news contained more than the usual stories of feet, with high-tech insoles for high-heeled ladies, special border-jumping kicks for those huddled masses yearning to be free, and some camo sneakers complete with matching socks and flask. Feets don't fail me now. Mix in a few iPod accessories and a cat piano (?!) as a footnote, and you've got yourself an eclectic news day.

Wal-Mart and Toshiba Get Eco-Friendly with Laptops
Tinnitus Relaxer - Now With Stink!
The Cat Piano
Water Quality Tester
Sharp AX-700S Superheated Steam Oven
RFID Tags Embedded in Daytona 500 Tires
EcoModo - The Best of Treehugger
BenQ FP93V LCD Monitor
2GB U3 Smart Drive Makes You a Happy Camper
Shower Clock Radio With… Spy Camera?
Camo Sneakers, Socks, and Flask
PMA News: Canon PowerShot A430, A530, A540, A700 Cameras
Insolia: For Da Ladies
Shoes Designed to Help Border Crossers
Sahalie Carabiner Camp Mug
PMA News: Canon PowerShot S3 IS Announced
Toshiba REGZA H1000 LCD HDTV with DVR
PMA News: Nikon Intros Seven Coolpix Digital Cameras
uLink Backward Compatibility Adapter for nano
Top 10 Weirdest MP3 Players
PMA News: Casio Exilim EX-Z850 and EX-Z60 to Debut
Viliv P1: Coming Here? Really?
Tearing Intel a New One: Duo or Not Duo
Sony HDR-HC3E HDV Camcorder to Ship in April
Free NBC Pilot on iTunes
BenQ-Siemens S88 Reviewed (Verdict: So Bright, So Nice)
PMA News: Canon EOS 30D
The Purse Light
USB Air Purifier Purifies Air, Soul
From Nuclear Rockets To Surfboards: A Foam Story
Chat with Gizmodo Around the Campfire
Persian Gulf To Build Spaceport
Microsoft To Jump On The Mobile Skype Bandwagon
iPod Video Privacy Filter


Rumors and Speculation
A Little Fun with Apple on February 28?