CES 2007

  • iPhone? Who Cares?

    We’ll admit the iPhone wasn’t much of a surprise and apparently numerous companies were prepared to steal Apple’s thunder with their own product announcements. One upcoming handset that might make many reconsider joining the iPhone crowd is the new Motorola Z6 music phone, which has been optimized to operate with MTV’s Urge music store. The quad-band GSM EDGE slider runs… Read More

  • Recycle Your Cellphone With ReCellular

    The next time you go to chuck that old cellphone you no longer use in the trash, stop and think about using ReCellular. ReCellular lets you send in your old phone (shipping is free via prepaid postage) and based on its condition, it’ll give you credit you can use towards Best Buy online. They also resell or donate old phones to charity and fix them up before they go out. Even if your… Read More

  • Golla – Inexpensive, Fashionable Bags From Finland

    One of the more “fashionable” booths at CES 2007 was Golla’s. Golla is a Finnish accessories company that has great looking cases and bags that don’t cost a fortune. Plus, it has five designers working year round so that new designs are released twice per year, like clothing lines. Golla says they want to merge both fashion and technology into one beautiful genre. Read More

  • Lensbabies: Lenses Like Babies

    Every once in a while we get lucky enough to see an actually cool product. This is the Lensbaby, an odd lens that allows you to create selective focus images, meaning you can “sharpen up” on spot on a scene leave the rest in sporty blur. This would have been great for taking action shots on the floor, but we didn’t get a chance to try it on our gear.
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  • IOGear Digital Scribe Lets You Write With Ease

    IOGear has a pretty rad product for those of you who still think the pen is mightier than the swordlaptop. The device clips onto a notebook and a special pen with a sensor is used to determine when you’re writing. Then whatever you write down appears on screen and can be made into text or an image. You can snag the wired version for $59.99 and the wireless version for a little more in Q1… Read More

  • CES 2007 Booooring Edition: Franklin Spanish-English Translator

    Actually, Blake loves this thing because it lets him speak to Raj without hassle. Franklin’s Spanish-English Translator gives you 800,000 translations to and from Spanish to English, it contains a phrase book with 5,500 phrases (“What’s up essay!”), and comes wit-zzzzzzzz…. Read More

  • Sennheiser PXC 450 Noise-Canceling Headphones


    I have a bit of a love affair with Sennheiser. Back in my gaming days I used a pair of HD-570s. They completely changed my game. As far as I know, Sennheisers are still the dominate headphones used amongst gamers. Sennheiser is showing off a new pair of noise-canceling headphones at CES that could be useful to gamers and commuters alike. In my demo of the product, I was impressed by how… Read More

  • LG Shining On

    We’ve been drooling over the LG Shine for a while now and it was nice to see it live and in the flesh. The Shine is part of LG’s Black Label series — whatever that means — and is clad in steel. It has a 2-megapixel camera and 1GB of built-in storage. Here we see the “Hangul” version with poet Yoon Dong-joo’s “Night of Counting Stars”… Read More

  • Melitta Coffee Maker Brews Cups O' Joe, Weather Forecasts

    Melitta is brewing up a storm. Literally. The new Melitta Smart Mill & Brew Coffee Maker comes with built-in weather forecasts via Microsoft Spot technology. It’s got a decent interface on the little LCD screen and shows a three-day forcast and the current conditions outside. It updates itself every 10 minutes and costs $199. Oh, it brews a decent cup of coffee too. Read More

  • Total HD Disc From Warner Bros.

    Last night Warner Brothers showed off their new Total Hi Def Disc at a special conference.
    They showed a clip from the movie Superman Returns on HD-DVD, Blu Ray Disc, and Total HD. They all looked the same, they all looked great, and Total HD is just another format we don’t need. Move along folks, nothing to see here. Read More

  • Creative XDock Wireless

    X-Fi is a technology for improving audio quality from standard sources including MP3 players and streaming sources. They’ve stuffed this technology into a set of wireless devices, the XDock Wireless dock and the X-Fi Wireless Receivers. You plug in an iPod into the XDock and can play music out to an optical or RCA-enabled receiver. Then, you can transmit the audio to a Wireless Receiver… Read More

  • Day 3 @ CES: Sweepy

    What do you get when you put a manic-depressive, a beat-down married man, and a guy from the South together in one place? Our CES experience. Here, John takes a quick nap before heading off to his next appointment — in the dumpsters behind the Bellagio hotel. Read More

  • Hybrid Blu-ray-HD-DVD Player Coming

    for the PC that could read both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that LG has announced a standalone player that will play both disc formats. The BH100 Super Multi Blue Player will support 1080p resolution via an HDMI 1.2 output. The suggested retail price is $1,199 and the player is supposedly to be released by April. Not that LG would ever let us down! Product Read More

  • Eton Self Powered Radio

    Most of the larger booths at CES probably pull more electricity than is used by a small city. But even if you’re not one of those “green” types, you have to admit the idea of saving a little bit of energy is a good idea. Eton Corporation also does so without looking all hippie to boot. Their FR 300 self-powered AM/FM radio with NOAA (National Oceanic & &… Read More

  • Samsung Simpsons Phones: Little, Yellow, Different

    We got a chance to see the Simpsons phones in the wild. It’s all clamshell all the time over there with an A717 for Cingular, an M500 for Sprint, and a U740 for Verizon ensconced in glass cases and colored yellow as Homer’s sun-kissed pate. The phones will be available during the film launch in July. Read More

  • CarMD Tells Your Car to Turn Over, Cough

    Most cars made for the American road since the late ’80s have included a small microprocessor that keeps track of various goings-on under the hood. It not only keeps things digitally regulated, but also makes a record of any problems so your motor can have a quick “check-up” from any mechanic with the diagnostic gear to decode the information, which is not always cheap. CarMD… Read More

  • Samsung SCH i760: Blackjack ][

    Got some hands-on time with the SCH i760, the Blackjack Deux, with an external keypad and fold out QWERTY keyboard. It’s probably coming out on Verizon, although the kids at Samsung weren’t talking. More as we get it. Read More

  • Kenwood's Idea of Seamless Entertainment

    A typical press conference at CES. Kenwood demonstrates “seamless entertainment.” This Power Point slide has us convinced! Read More

  • XM And Bushnell Unveil Onix 400


    Bushnell isn’t exactly known for awesome consumer electronics, but the Onix 400 seems to be a decent device. It’s a waterproof GPS device with XM Satellite Radio and weather tracking built-in. It features a 3.5-inch 320×240 LCD display, an embedded 64MB microSD card for data and maps, and a rechargeable battery. No price yet, but it debuts this summer along with The Stapler. Read More

  • Eos Whole Home Audio Systems for the iPod

    It seems fairly obvious, but if you really want to listen to your music anywhere in the house on your iPod… you just take your iPod with you. But apparently Eos Wireless seems to think it is a better for you to plug the device into this compact docking station, which will let you stream to other speakers. In fairness, this does allow you to share the tunes, so that’s not a bad thing. Read More