ces 2009

  • Hands-on Powermat's five upcoming charging pads

    Powermat is finally getting close to releasing its charging pads that we have been spying on for years. The company has five upcoming pads, each aimed at a slightly different application. Pricing is going to start at $99.99 and should hit retail stores like Best Buy shortly. Read More

  • CES Video: Interview with Dr. Dre

    Here’s the interview we promised you guys the other day. Enjoy Now! Read More

  • CES 2009 Omnibus post for Friday

    It’s been another harsh day in the CES trenches, and as usual the CrunchGear team has put out a veritable cornucopia of content. Today was particularly notable for interviews: we got Mark Cuban and Bud Mayo, Dr. Dre, and Les Stroud of Survivorman in front of the camera to talk about the future of HD, DRM, and ruggedized camera gear. There were also, of course, a great number of hands-ons… Read More

  • Johnny Rabb flails arms about, makes cool rhythm-like sounds

    I happened by the Roland booth today at CES and watched as freehand technique guru Johnny Rabb held a wooden stick in each hand and used said sticks to delicately berate a Roland TD-20S drum set. Read More

  • CES 2009 Friday Box Lunch Unboxing

    Yesterdays Big Daddy Roast Beef left me unsatisfied and hungry. Plus, after a night on the town, I wanted something a tad lighter. So I choose the Chicken Caesar Wrap… Read More

  • Hands on with the Novatel Wireless MiFi

    Novatel’s MiFi is one slick puppy. The CG crew got a hands on and we’re pretty excited to get some for review. It’s a perfect solution for live blogging events when the Wi-Fi network is slammed with hundreds of other folks vying for bandwidth. It will accommodate up to five separate connections. The folks at Novatel also informed us that there will be three versions: CDMA… Read More

  • Hands-on the iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia thingie

    iRiver has managed to take the Chumby, add a sweet remote/phone, and throw it into a slick matte white package. This desktop touchscreen is arguably one of the hottest products at CES primarily ’cause info didn’t leak about it before hand and its a pleasant surprise in the mix of gadgets we already know about. The company expects to add a VoIP service like Skype and if they do… Read More

  • Exclusive hands-on with Asus' prototype Eee Keyboard

    Apparently, if you ask nicely, Asus will show you their deepest and darkest secrets. The Eee Keyboard, or Keeeboard (working title) is still very much in a prototype phase, but they were happy to let me look it up and down and give its sweet little touchscreen a spin. I can tell you right now, this thing is really sleek, and what with the wireless HDMI and all the ports, it really could be… Read More

  • Eyes-on the 3D BCS Championship game

    The hottest ticket in Las Vegas last night was the inaugural 3D broadcast by RealD which featured the BCS Championship game and we were there. After chilling with some big wigs and interviewing Mark Cuban, we settled down in the comfy Paris Las Vegas theater for what we were told was the next big thing. We quickly found out that was a lie; a dirty, nasty lie. Read More