CES 2007

Joby’s New Zivio Bluetooth Headset

Joby’s New Zivio Bluetooth Headset

Aimed at being a company of innovation, Joby has brought us the unique Gorillapod and is now announcing a line of Bluetooth headsets scheduled for release in Q2 of 2007. This ultra lightweight and stylish headset features a unique adjustable earpiece that attaches via magnet and also a retractable microphone.

The unit has 10 hours of talk time or 12.5 days standby time and can be recharged via USB. Unfortunately all the pictures we took of the prototype at CES turned out blurry--if only we had a Gorillapod at the time. So we've borrowed the lovely image above from Gizmodo.

Samsung’s Latest Digital Cameras

Samsung’s Latest Digital Cameras

While at CES this past week, we also dropped by Pepcom's Digital Experience event where besides good food and fully costumed pirates walking around, we saw a bunch of the latest gadgets. We came across Samsung’s new digital cameras, the S630 and the S730 as well as their NV series of digital cameras that feature an innovative navigation control system and gun-inspired styling.

Although the S630 and S730 were just announced at CES, it was the NV7OPS that really caught our attention. The NV7OPS is a slim-bodied 7.2 megapixel digital camera featuring 7x optical zoom, Optical Picture Stabilization, 2.5-inch LCD, MPEG4 VGA(640x480) 30fps video capability, and a unique ‘Smart Touch’ navigation interface (shown below).

Accufat Shows You How Thick Your Fat Is!

Accufat Shows You How Thick Your Fat Is!

I'm not very weight conscious of a person, but i do try to stay in shape. However eating a lot of "good and tasty" food does make my belly flip flap a little. Accufat, a subcutaneous fat analyzer is a device that will give you pretty scary details on how much fat your body have.

It stored those analysis information into its built in storage and allows you to transfer the data to your computer. One of our editor (from SlashGear Japan) have a test drive of it in CES 2007 and finds it pretty simple to operate. The Accufat will cost $1500.

[via SlashGear Japan]

iFrogz got you covered

iFrogz got you covered

Some months ago, we saw the cute iFrogz Tadpole series of cases to insure good times with your toddler and your iPod. This time at the CES 2007 ShowStoppers event we dropped by their booth to take a closer look and boy have they got a lot of variety. Their original silicone cases come in almost every color imaginable with many different themes and texturing. The textured silicone not only protects but also has a very unique tactile quality.

But don't think that iFrogz are just for kids. They have got some nice leather cases as well as a collection of exotic faux fur wallet-style cases. Visit their site for more details.

The Austrailian Dream Machine

The Austrailian Dream Machine

This unique personal simulation system provides a whole body total immersion gaming experience right in your own home. We couldn't help but migrate towards this large contraption at the CES 2007 ShowStoppers event.  One of our editors took it for a spin and as you can see from that big smile she really enjoyed it. Not only can you rotate, you can also twist, tilt, and pan thanks to its unique patented multimodal crown support from which players are suspended.   

 

Both domestic and commercial versions will be released, but the domestic version does not need its own power source and can connect and get power directly from your PC. And it's easy to setup and store. Expect it to be available in March 2007 for around $1700. 

Above photo from Dream Machine web site.

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: NETGEAR Dual-Mode DECT Cordless Phone with Skype

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: NETGEAR Dual-Mode DECT Cordless Phone with Skype

I'm a hard-sell when it comes to VoIP handsets, in fact some might say I was just plain picky.  I can't see the point of anything that has to be plugged in to a USB port (unless you've got a server at home, would you really want to leave your PC on all the time on the off-chance that you want to make a call?) and I want as much of the software functionality available from the handset itself without having to go to a computer to set it up.  Well, NETGEAR have met my arduous demands and actually gone a bit further; their SPH200D works both with Skype and your PSTN landline, allowing calls to and from both to be managed simultaneously.

Based on the DECT standard, a full-colour screen, speakerphone and capacity for up to four handsets registered to each base-station round out what's on offer for the $199.99 MRSP.  It's available now.

Product Page [NETGEAR]

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: Vizualogic Media on Demand (VMOD) for your car

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: Vizualogic Media on Demand (VMOD) for your car

Vizualogic have so-far specialised in in-car video entertainment, with a range of LCD screens for either embedding in headrests or to drop down from the roof-lining, but when they announced a Media on Demand unit I got a bit excited - would this be some sort of mobile IPTV device that lets you tune in to movies of your choice while on the highway?  Sadly it's nothing so exciting: it's a portable media serving hard-drive, powered by an Intel Celeron M processor, satellite radio and with built-in GPS for navigation.

Plug and play with all of their displays, it apparently has a straightforward software interface to access all your DVDs, music, photos, games and downloaded content.  It'll be available first-quarter 2007 for around $699.

Product pdf [Vizualogic]

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: IZD 22″ 3D Gaming Monitor

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: IZD 22″ 3D Gaming Monitor

Seeing is believing, the IZD 22" 3D monitor offers realistic 3D gaming experience with the usage of passive polarized glasses.  An easy access button to switch between 2D and 3D viewing experience allows you to use this monitor like any other lcd screens. Especially designed for full immersion game play. Preorders being accepted for a lower price of $799.

Innovative EVO Laptop and Tablet PC Arm

Innovative EVO Laptop and Tablet PC Arm

Using your portables/laptop as your main computer for long computing sessions are not very comfortable. Innovative Office Products EVO Laptop/Tablet PC Arm offers flexible and ergonomic computing for your laptop. It accommodates all sizes laptop and tablets and retails at $299.

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: GamerBike

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: GamerBike

Hate working out on those exercise bike? GamerBike from 3D innovations will make your fitness workout fun. By plugging the GamerBike into a computer USB port, it will interacts with any games that uses keyboard inputs. Islands World game is bundled into the GamerBike. Priced at $179.

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