CES 2008

CES 2008: SkullCandy iPhone FMJ headphones

CES 2008: SkullCandy iPhone FMJ headphones

They are marketing them for the iPhone, but they work with several other phones too and even have a cool feature they showed me at the booth, but the feature only works on the BlackBerry Curve, so they said. But they look like a normal pair of high-end SkullCandy earbuds, the only difference is that they have a microphone and a call/end switch.

They come with a few different ear inserts and a case and they have their usual noise-isolating technology built in. I am pretty sure they said that the call/end button also acts as a play/pause button too.

Anyways, the cool feature for the BlackBerry Curve that they showed me is that if you hold down the call/end button for a few seconds you can voice dial. If you want a pair, they aren’t high end by any means, but they are better than the stock earbuds by a lot and at $89.95 they are well worth it.

No designated driver needed with the Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle

No designated driver needed with the Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle

If you're going to win the DARPA autonomous vehicle challenge, you've got to be pretty clever; even so, when General Motors (GM) invited the SlashGear CES team to be passengers in their Chevy Tahoe self-driving SUV, there was a little apprehension about giving up the keys to a robot! Of course, we shouldn't have been worried: with 25 sensors, including five radar units giving a 360-degree view of its surroundings, two lasers from specialist Continental and GPS, all feeding data about the driving environment and any potential obstacles into advanced behavior algorithms, the Tahoe had more eyes on the road than the team did!

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CES 2008: IOGear Chargers

CES 2008: IOGear Chargers

IOGear had a couple of chargers on display this week, the Slim Charger and the Rescue Charger. The Slim Charger is thin and lightweight, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket and will power your phone twice before it needs to be recharged itself. It’ll cost about $30.

CES 2008: Invisio Pro-M Noise Elimination Headset

CES 2008: Invisio Pro-M Noise Elimination Headset

The Invisio Pro-M promises to transfere your voice and only your voice through its bone conduction microphone. It an in-the-ear headset and was designed for “those who take their communication seriously” such as law enforcement, military and surveillance and intelligence agencies.

CES 2008: Pocketfinder Personal Location Device

CES 2008: Pocketfinder Personal Location Device

The Pocketfinder is a small personal GPS. It’s purpose is to help parents keep track of their children when playing or even someone with down syndrome, Alzheimer’s or autism. Heck, you could even use this device to keep track of a valuable asset if your wanted as it’s only about the size of an oreo.

CES 2008: Memorex iWake Up Clock

CES 2008: Memorex iWake Up Clock

The Memorex iWake Up Clock is made for the iPhone and iPod/touch. In layman’s terms it’s a radio alarm clock that allows you to wake up to your music, or if you want you can choose the AM/FM function.

CES 2008: Memorex Designer DVD Players

CES 2008: Memorex Designer DVD Players

If you’re looking to add a little flare to your DVD viewing, Memorex has new designer set-top and portable DVD players. They come in a “variety” of colors that consist of only metallic pink or black.

CES2008 : LG 1080p SXRD Projector Hidden in the Dark

CES2008 : LG 1080p SXRD Projector Hidden in the Dark

Ewdison reported a surprising find at CES 2008, a SXRD 1080p projector from LG? It’s huge and too dark to tell but it’s a SXRD alright except it’s not coming from Sony but LG. Apparently LG quietly joins the club of SXRD projector unannounced, alone and hidden in a dark showroom. Poor thing needs to get noticed! The AF115 uses industry best Silicon Optic HQV image processor with specs of 1300 lumens and dynamic CR of 30,000 : 1. Without the price and availability in hand, it’s hard to compare to the newest $15k Sony VW200 SXRD but get these, it’s has an extremely low fan noise of 18db and comes with ISF certified.

CES 2008: Ricoh Printers

CES 2008: Ricoh Printers

Ricoh showed off a new printer to me this week from it’s new Aficio SP C222DN series. It’s a color laser printer and I while I’ve never used a Ricoh printer, I do use a Ricoh copier and it’s amazing and it gives a perfectly clear image everytime. I, personally, have never had any trouble with Ricoh products.

CES 2008: Winplus YD-V1 Yada Hands Free

CES 2008: Winplus YD-V1 Yada Hands Free

The YD-V1 was release last October by Winplus and is the first hands-free mobile device for your vehicle from them. It’s lightweight and comes with an all-in-one universal handset holder with Bluetooth, a car charger and a dashboard/air vent mounter.

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