CES 2008

  • Wowwee: Really freaking cool this year

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    Tribot love Chunk! Wowwee’s new robots — the Roomba-like Rovio and the Robio-Sapien-like Tribot — are built on the same 3-wheel model. The Rovio has built-in GPS and webcam while the Tribot runs around looking cute. The Tribot is $99.99 — amazingly cheap for such impressive tech — and the Rovio is unannounced. Presumably it… Read More

  • Quick look at the SPOT communicator

    The SPOT is a handheld GPS device that communicates via satellite to call for help or just check in with loved ones. The orange device reports your current position and lets you map your trek on Google Maps when you get back to civilization. The little device is actually pretty cool and comes in blaze orange for hunters and hikers. We’ll have a full hands on later but until then it… 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

  • The Vamp: Scary outdoor bat robot

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    From the makers of the Mosquito comes the Vamp, a scary-looking bat robot with an ugly carapace that can fly around inside and outside. It should be available now and costs about $40. Compacted into a 12” wingspan, the i-Fly VAMP™ is the world’s smallest R/C ornithopter, all
    the while maintaining pure flying control in both indoor and… Read More

  • Logitech's CES cavalcade: New Harmony Remote, Squeezebox lead the day

    [photopress:diNovoMini_TOP_OPEN.jpg,full,center] Logitech just announced five new products including an impressively updated Harmony remote, the One, and a new Squeezebox. Take, for example, this weird thing. The diNovo Mini is a mini keyboard for gamers. It includes a little touchpad and works with most media center PCs. It uses Bluetooth 2.0 to connect to most desktops. $149.99 in January Read More

  • D-Link intros wireless set-top box for PC-to-TV video streaming

    [photopress:dpg_1200_highres_5_.jpg,full,center]We’re not sure yet exactly how this works, but D-Link is really getting into the PC-to-TV game with its new MediaLounge DPG-1200 system. It’s a wireless-enabled set-top box that streams your iTunes, YouTube, DVD, and other video content to your TV using a colorful included remote control. As far as we can tell it basically acts as… Read More

  • CES 2008 preview: iLuv breaks out two new iPod combo dock things

    One booth we’re going to be sure to stop by next week at CES is that of iPod accessory makers iLuv, who today, to beat the CES rush, launched a pair of new iPod combo docks that will be available in March. The i1255 is a combo iPod dock/DVD player. While it’s not for everyone, it’s a good solution for those wanting to keep their video connections in their home theater to… Read More

  • CrunchGear's getting ready for CES; You should be, as well

    You’ll have to forgive our lax feature posting this week, gentle readers. We’re gearing up for CES 2008 next week in lovely Las Vegas, and we’re set to really give you the best possible coverage. We’re going to be using high-tech gadgetry to report on high-tech gadgetry, and we even have a fancy secret Liveblogging tool we’ll be breaking out during Mr. Bill… Read More

  • BiTMICRO's giant 832GB SSD drive to debut at CES 2008

    We’ve been hearing about these 32GB and even 64GB solid state drives set to make computers faster, less power-hungry, lighter, queiter, less evil, cleaner, and sexier. BiTMICRO is going a step further — no, make that about 20 steps further — by launching this new 832GB solid state drive (SSD) at CES next week. No word on pricing yet, but it promises to be cheaper that… Read More

  • Sennheiser releases first untethered Kleer wireless earbuds

    [photopress:MX_W1_Set__Large_.jpg,full,center] I pray that Kleer actually takes off but after seeing ideas like this try and fail to gain traction — Zigbee, anyone? — I’m a little dubious. Anyway, Sennheiser just launched the first Kleer compatible headphones which allow you to listen to any Kleer-enabled MP3 player and even share your music with others. The MX W1 headphones… Read More

  • New version of gOS announced

    I think it’s time we shut down the Internet. A new version of the so-called Google OS, gOS will be available next week. Dubbed “Rocket,” this new version has Google Gears support for hot offline action and includes: Virtual desktops: Available on the desktop, allowing easy grouping of applications across multiple desktop spaces · Online Storage Drive: available on… Read More

  • Bodibeat lets you rock out in time to your necrotic heart

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    I’m kind of weaning myself off of music while I run. It lets me concentrate a bit more on, say, finishing a race in less than 6 hours. However, the Bodibeat by Yamaha might be just what the doctor ordered. It is a music player that senses your current heart rate and changes the music depending on your effort level. Strolling casually away from a… Read More

  • Slingbox launches HD box that slings, SlingPlayer Mobile for Blackberry

    [photopress:SlingboxPRO_HD.jpg,full,center] Need 1080i content every-freaking-where in the world? Get ye a $399.99 SlingBox PRO-HD. This monster can send digital TV and HD content almost anywhere, provided your pipe is fast enough to support the upload speeds — Sling suggests FiOS. Blackberry fans will be happy to note that they will now be able to watch Slinged (Slung?) content on their… Read More

  • Norcent launches HDTVs, a camera

    BIZARRO LAS VEGAS (AP) – With the eyes of the world turned to Sin City for this year’s Computer Electronical Show, tech giant Norcent has announced two of its highly anticipated products, the LT series of LCD televisions and a digital camera. Crowds of people are already lining up to view Norcent’s offerings, causing Nevada Governor Gibbon McShandy to declare a state… Read More

  • Garmin Forerunner 405: And I just bought the 205 (!!)

    Dag nabbit! Garmin just launched the Forerunner 405, a sexier, sultrier GPS watch that doesn’t look like a domino is trying to rape your wrist. It can be used indoors and outdoors and measure heart rate. There’s also a Virtual Partner feature that will challenge you during your runs. Umm… and there’s no damn dongle. It’s all wireless. And you can rub the bezel… Read More

  • CES 2008 predictions: The end of the HD disc wars and a new era of HD audio and video


    It’s mobile a TV and no, you can’t have it yet. Prognosticating always gets you into trouble, but I’ve been keeping my eyes on announcements from CES and want to make a few basic predictions. While I can’t promise any of this will happen, I do know that these things have to happen in order to maintain the endless whirlwind of innovation and improvement we’ve… Read More

  • CES 2008 could see launch of yet another pesky format war

    Regular readers will know how much we loathe the Blu-Ray/HD-DVD wars and wish that they, like the War on Terror or the War on Drugs or the War on Baby Seals, would end soon, as there can be no clear victor. That’s why we give a sideways glance at the new format war brewing that could see CES 2008 as the first battlefield — the format for wireless HD content. Not wireless as in… Read More

  • Westinghouse goes UWB on new HDTV

    What’s all this about wireless HDTVs? Well, Westinghouse is set to showcase an ultrawideband HDTV with Pulse-LINK at CES using PL’s CWave wireless HDMI technology. What this essentially means is that your HDTV can link up with a source of content like a Blu-ray or HD DVD player or even your DVR and cable feed, which will stream to your set – wait for it – wirelessly. Read More

  • Olevia's 120Hz HDTV makes me want to go to CES

    No bones about it. I’m not looking forward to CES. My schedule makes me want to vomit. I’m liable to snap at some PR rep from exhaustion or from them showing me the 100th iPod case that no one cares about. But if you show me something like a 1080p LCD then I may just perk up and take notice. Syntax-Brillian’s Olevia LCD line is getting a shake up at CES and will now be… Read More

  • Olympus wireless LS-10 recorder great for gigging musicians, that uncle who sings like Neil Young only worse


    The LS-10 from Olympus is a standard voice recorder with a trick up its sleeve. It supports an optional remote to activate it from afar and includes stereo playback and recording on one unit. It offers 24 bit/96kHz Linear PCM and a 1.8-inch LCD as well as a remote jack and 2GB of internal memory. It will be available in January 2008 for $399.99. And, because Olympus didn’t send an… Read More