ces 2008 wtf

  • Saddest CES Meatball/Hush Puppy Name Award goes to…

    Saddest CES Meatball/Hush Puppy Name Award goes to…

    After much deliberation, we have decided to award the best CES Meatball/Hush Puppy Name Award to young Eric for his entry “Danny’s Glans.” While simply saying “Danny Glans” would have been far more comedically valuable, his contribution to our daily lexicon here at the show is immeasurable and simply mentioning Danny Glans in our company wrought gales of laughter and… Read More

  • Ummm… WTF

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  • LG undouches itself in two short days: The LG Watch/Phone concept photographed

    [photopress:watchphone__001.jpg,full,center] I’m all for companies protecting their intellectual property and I respect embargoes and NDAs. But when companies hide their precious, yelling at you about taking pictures of things in plain sight it pisses me off. Well, Matt and Devin stopped by the LG booth today and, surprise, the super secret watch was ready for them to photograph. All they… Read More

  • The latest craze sweeping the nation: it's the Wü!

    The latest craze sweeping the nation: it's the Wü!

    No, not the Wii, the Wü. Complete with little dots over the things of the U. This was one of many knock-off games present at CES, and almost certainly the most shameless, unless you count the guys who ripped off both Guitar Hero and Rock Band by offering alternatives for each one, under similarly altered names. The Wü people didn’t really want us to take pictures, but it was too good to… Read More

  • Dressing the Magic colthes (TM)

    Dressing the Magic colthes (TM)

    The winner of best Engrish in a CES booth goes to… Read More

  • CES Today: Will the madness never end?

    We’re all a bit hungover today so we’re busy milling around snapping photos of booth babes and finding whatever hidden gems we may have missed over the last few days. In the meantime check out the above video. It basically sums up how we all feel. CES 2008: Belkin’s Podcast Studio: You know, for podcasters Look out Eee, a $399 tiny laptop from Everex is afoot CES 2008: Kevin… Read More

  • Biggs loves his toys

    Biggs loves his toys

    I really think there’s something wrong with Biggs. The gallery is clearly evident of that. He randomly sings karaoke and then attempts to kill me with Halo Covenant weapons. Read More

  • CES 2008: Odd gear out

    [photopress:IMG_0445.JPG,full,center] My favorite thing to do at the show is hit the odd retailers who sell the crazy junk we all know and love from Sharper Image, Brookstone, et al along with the stuff that ends up in close-outs. Take this weird blue phone, for example. It’s a mini phone! It’s blue! Doug loves it. Read More

  • Contest: The saddest CES meatball/hush puppy in the world

    Contest: The saddest CES meatball/hush puppy in the world

    Doug and I spotted this forlorn hush puppy/meatball in the CES press room and thought it was the best thing we had seen all day. Granted, we haven’t been drinking and our Danny Gans tickets aren’t until Wednesday. Special bonus: tell us what we should name this thing in comments and one lucky commenter will win a Samsung MP3 player. Read More

  • Roomba's misshapen cousin shows its face

    Roomba's misshapen cousin shows its face

    Somebody call the lawyers — I think they might have messed up on the patent application. Either that or they weren’t the only ones who thought up an AI-navigating, robotic vacuum that moves in expanding spirals. You can tell from the prognathic aspect and heavy epicanthic folds that this little robot is from an earlier, more brutal era. Read More

 
  • Duracell now makes SD cards and flash drives, apparently

    Duracell now makes SD cards and flash drives, apparently

    Passing by a Duracell booth, I had almost skipped it completely but noticed that some of the batteries were small and thin, and said “SD” on them. It turns out that Duracell is lending its brand name to a new set of other small, ubiquitous things. Not sure if you’ll be seeing these in retail any time soon but they looked perfectly sellable. Jump drives after the, er, jump. Read More

  • The first thing I see on entering CES' main hall?

    The first thing I see on entering CES' main hall?

    Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, naturally. It was there to show off TI’s DLP projector technology, but durn it if I wasn’t tickled pink. Read More

  • The CES 2008 WTF file

    The CES 2008 WTF file

    Listen: covering CES is hard. It’s fun, don’t get me wrong, but it’s exhausting, frustrating, and full of stuff we all have seen already. To that end, we present CES WTF, a way for us, your humble narrators, to blow off some steam. Here are some exciting new WTF posts for you enjoy and you can always view the WTF stories right here. Bumblebee rocks CES The LG booth is staffed by… Read More

  • Bumblebee rocks CES

    Bumblebee rocks CES

    I think Matt wet himself. Read More

  • The LG booth is staffed by douches

    The LG booth is staffed by douches

    LG’s exciting new watch concept. A few douches decided to prevent me from taking pix of the red hot LG watch concept which, as you can imagine, is a watch with a phone in it. Amazing stuff, to be sure, but I got the Sean Penn treatment from a full set of booth douches informing me in no uncertain terms that a device that will never come to market and is already well documented elsewhere is… Read More

  • Jook embiggens the common man

    Jook embiggens the common man

    A tampon or the voice of God? In the darkness of flight, many a thought has come to the refugees streaming across the borders of civil and worldwide strife. In the hours before morning, when the moon is covered o’er by clouds and the guard dog is alert and ready, the victims of war dream of one thing. It is not a clean bed and a bowl of good soup. It is not the sad-eyed embrace of a loved… Read More

  • CES 2008: Love in the BLOLGER lounge

    CES 2008: Love in the BLOLGER lounge

    See Peter blog. Blog Peter, blog. See Matt Hickey code video. Transcode, Matt, transcode. See Mike Kobrin get made fun of for his name. Cry, Mike Korbin, cry. Feel John’s scratchy meat beard. Funny John! You can’t eat all the cookies at once! Read More

  • JVC NX-PN7 Dual iPod Dock

    JVC NX-PN7 Dual iPod Dock

    Product Name: JVC NX-PN7 Dual iPod Dock Description: A dual ipod dock that holds two iPods. That’s right. Two iPods. Let’s say it again: Two. i. Pods. Read More

  • Vestalife Ladybug: A thing to put your iPod into

    [photopress:IMG_0313.JPG,full,center] Tweens will be pleased by the Vestalife Ladybug, wee speaker system that closes up into a sexy little ball. Not to be outdone, the Butterfly has a removable faceplate and made me cry. Read More