ces 2009

  • Logitech grabs seven CES Innovation awards

    Logitech grabs seven CES Innovation awards

    Logitech announced today that it has won seven 2009 CES Innovation awards for excellence in design and engineering, making this the second year in a row that Logitech has won seven CES Innovation awards. Click on if you care to read the press release. Read More

  • CES 2009 Prep: The Things We'll Carry

    CES 2009 Prep: The Things We'll Carry

    CES can be a lot of fun, but it’s a whole friggin’ lot of work, too. Meetings, press announcements, booth tours, darting back and forth from hall to hall, show floor to hotel, and a whole lot of trekking around the show floor in search of diamonds in the rough. Media attendees probably walk more in the four days of CES than most people walk in a month – all while wearing… Read More

  • Oh, look at that, it's Sony's VAIO P

    Oh, look at that, it's Sony's VAIO P

    Engadget believes this to be the VAIO P. No one can verify or deny this claim because AOL didn’t pay for us to be the ‘official blog of CES’ or whatever it is they are. So, we’re not privy to the hallowed grounds of the LVCC until the 8th. That double wide trailer would be nice, though. Read More

  • Spyball: Capture the face of God

    Spyball: Capture the face of God


    Throw this to the heavens and trigger its eye. Send the robotic ball into the deepest caves and have it take photographs of his swart majesty. Expand your mind and let the ball roll in. The WowWee Spyball will let you watch anything anywhere over a Wi-Fi connection – basically has a web server built in. You can even control it remotely. Read More

  • IntelliScanner Mini: What the heck?

    IntelliScanner Mini: What the heck?


    I might be drinking too much tonight but isn’t this teeny scanner a bit too small? Oh, wait… it’s a barcode scanner. I see now. Anyway. The Intelliscanner Mini is basically the smallest barcode scanner in the whole wide world and could, potentially, be a choking hazard. It costs $179 online for the Media version (for scanning books) and $249 for the all-inclusive package. Read More

  • Pharos Traveler 137: What the Garmin GPS phone should have been

    Pharos Traveler 137: What the Garmin GPS phone should have been


    I’m totes down with the Traveler 137, the latest GPS phone from Pharos. I’ve used their GPS devices for years now and this one looks like a worthy addition to the pack. Sadly, it’s a bit pricey: $599.95. It’s completely unlocked, though and runs on any GSM network. Read More

  • CES 2009: Logitech's sweet new lineup (for rich people only, sorry)

    CES 2009: Logitech's sweet new lineup (for rich people only, sorry)


    The first post from CES 2009 is about Logitech, since they were the first booth on my right as soon as I walked in the door of CES unveiled, the cocktail hour/preview event that’s going on upstairs right now in the Venetian. I’m here in the Blounge reporting to you because I don’t like to have fun and mingle. I like to type things and edit video. Lucky you! Yes, they… Read More

  • Logitech announces three new G-series gaming peripherals

    Logitech announces three new G-series gaming peripherals

    Logitech unveiled three new G-series gaming accessories today: the Logitech G19 keyboard for gaming, the Logitech G35 surround sound headset the Logitech G9x laser mouse. Click on for pricing and availability info along with the press release. Read More

  • Wowwee's CES offerings are very interesting

    Wowwee's CES offerings are very interesting

    From the makers of those superfluous robotic toys comes a handful of useful and rather interesting offerings for this year’s CES. A DLP pico projector that bends 90-degrees? Hell yes. That’s the Cinemin Swivel. The Cinemin Stick is a little smaller and takes SD cards, but doesn’t bend over backward. There’s also an iPod dock dubbed the Cinemin Station. Did I mention… Read More

  • Logitech announces Harmony 1100 with customizable touch screen

    Logitech announces Harmony 1100 with customizable touch screen

    I want it! Logitech today announced the replacement to the award-winning Logitech Harmony 1000 advanced universal remote. The remote features a 3.5-inch, full color touch screen, RF wireless technology and personalized soft buttons. Click on for the press release. Read More

  • CES Rumor: Samsung quietly releasing a 12-inch netbook to avoid Intel's wrath

    CES Rumor: Samsung quietly releasing a 12-inch netbook to avoid Intel's wrath

    Samsung has been making moves to launch laptops here in the U.S. and one of their first may be a 12-inch netbook with a Via Nano chip. However, they won’t display it publicly at CES for fear of Intel’s wrath. Here’s what seems to be happening: Read More

  • Kensington: The worst CES press release in the world

    Kensington: The worst CES press release in the world

    Guess what? Kensington is releasing a bunch of stuff? What does it look like? How big is it? Is it on their site? Heck, is it even in their current press releases? No! All you get is: Read More

  • Western Digital now has Mac-specific My Passport, My Book external hard drives

    Western Digital now has Mac-specific My Passport, My Book external hard drives

    Hell Week is upon us, and the first thing that I bring to you is word of new Mac-specific hard drives from Western Digital. (I type this as a nearly two-year-old 500 GB MyBook hums, seeding untold numbers of albums and movies.) Read More

  • CES 2009: Prepare for "green" lip service

    CES 2009: Prepare for "green" lip service

    Every year around CES time we get a slew of emails describing the thinnest this or most of that. A few years ago it was GPS devices (“The most points-of-interest in Scranton!”) and then it was TVs (witness Samsung’s recent announcement of a 7mm thick TV). Now it’s green. Take the Renew for example. Through an alliance with CarbonFund(TM), Motorola offsets the energy… Read More

  • Is CES even necessary anymore?

    Is CES even necessary anymore?

    This is dedicated to my friends (and enemies!) who’ll be spending this week, know colloquially as Hell Week, in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. While I feel for y’all—I was scheduled to attend until three weeks ago, when an angel descended from Heaven and told me, sweetly, I didn’t have to go—I can’t help but feel that the show is largely… Read More

  • Iomega intros the Home Media Network Hard Drive

    Iomega intros the Home Media Network Hard Drive

    Iomega today announced the Home Media Network Hard Drive, a backup source and a media server that can save, store and stream digital content to your PCs, game consoles, digital picture frames, and networked TVs. Click on for pricing and availability info along with the press release. Read More

  • Roku Netflix box to stream Amazon content

    Roku Netflix box to stream Amazon content

    Not much else to add but the Roku Netflix box will soon be able to stream 40,000 Amazon titles on demand, “enabling Roku customers for the first time to watch new release movies titles instantly.” The movies cost as much as the do on Amazon and the box will simply connect to your online account and have no movie adding/browsing functionality. The system should be similar to the… Read More

  • ezGear ezSpace UFO thingie is cool

    ezGear ezSpace UFO thingie is cool


    Wow: the first gadget I’m excited to see coming out of CES. ezGear just released this weird little UFO thingy that plugs into your wall and gives you six outlets with surge protection. This is only useful, obviously, if you have power supplies with cables but it’s still a clever design. No pricing but expect it Q2. Read More

  • ARM-based netbook design at CES

    ARM-based netbook design at CES

    Think about it: if you slapped a 7-10 inch screen and an almost full-sized keyboard on your smartphone, you’d basically have yourself a pretty serviceable netbook, no? In that spirit, Freescale Semiconductor will be showing off some prototype netbooks at CES running on the ARM platform that’s commonly found in mobile devices. Read More

  • CES 2009 will be a dull borefest because of the recession: LA Times

    CES 2009 will be a dull borefest because of the recession: LA Times

    If you’re going to CES in two weeks, or are visiting sites like us here at CrunchGear to get up-to-the-minute news, know this: the show will absolutely suck. That’s what the Los Angeles Times says, at least. Read More