CES 2008

CES 2008: Clarion MiND ‘Mobile Internet Navigation Device’

CES 2008: Clarion MiND ‘Mobile Internet Navigation Device’

Clarion's high-end in-car entertainment systems have been edging onto ultraportable PC territory for a while now, and they've finally made the jump into bed with Intel and launched a Mobile Internet Device (MID) at CES 2008.  The Clarion MiND (Mobile Internet Navigation Device) is an ideal example of the chip manufacturer's digital companion vision: based around a 5.2-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen and the Intel Menlow platform (comprising the Silverthorne processor and Poulsbo chipset), the device has 4GB of flash memory, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, provision for a 3G data module and/or WiMAX, GPS and a digital camera.

CES 2008: AnyPlay Portable DVR

CES 2008: AnyPlay Portable DVR

Panasonic and Comcast debuted their first portable DVR player yesterday. It’s powered by tru2way technology and they call it Anyplay. Comcast put it’s digital video recording into a Panasonic P-DVR platform to create the AnyPlay.

It features 60GB of digital recording capacity, an 8.5 folding LCD screen and stereo speakers. It also comes with a dual audio headphone jack and when placed in a companion dock that functions as a standard DVR, the AnyPlay P-DVR will allow you to watch and record TV programs from your TV. Of course, unlike a traditional set-top box, you can take it with you anywhere.

CES 2008: Razer Mako 2.1 THX-certified Advanced Desktop Audio system

CES 2008: Razer Mako 2.1 THX-certified Advanced Desktop Audio system

Razer have officially announced at CES the Mako 2.1 THX-certified gaming speaker system that James went head over heals for back in October, and I hope he's been saving up his pocket money since bi-amped, 2.1 audio with Class HD amplifiers apparently don't come cheap.  Setting the price at $399.99 or €399.99 in Europe, each satellite speaker pumps out 50W and the total system power is 300W.

 

CES 2008: Polaroid Freescape

CES 2008: Polaroid Freescape

Imagine combining the best of the TiVo and the best of a SlinBox all into one and you have a pretty good idea of what Polaroid is offering up with the Freescape. It’s a DVR, is a wirelessly streaming media hub, and it’s a place shifter, it is the ultimate in digital entertainment hardware.

CES 2008: Digital Media Remote

CES 2008: Digital Media Remote

The Digital Media Remote (DMR) is an advanced programmable remote that has wireless data capabilities. The WiFi connectivity gives wireless setup, access to content and network backup of user settings. No PC is required for installation and it wirelessly updates with new features, content, client software and firmware.

It’s very user friendly and customizable. Its has patented wireless configuration software and device codes and has both the WinWAP brower and the Click365 Mobile Content for messaging, entertainment and gaming. It’s also got off-screen EPG browsing.

CES 2008: iRiver Wing UMPC

CES 2008: iRiver Wing UMPC

You've got to hand it to iRiver, they pump out some fantastic industrial design.  Latest to prompt a small puddle of drool around my keyboard is the Wing, a flash-based clamshell UMPC with 4-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.  iRiver's press release has it down as running embedded Linux Kernel 2.6, which is strange because some are reporting it to be a WinCE Pro machine; assuming the details from the horse's mouth are correct, the 4GB of memory (and SD expansion) should be plenty for some compact Linux apps.

 

CES 2008: Image from Klipsch

CES 2008: Image from Klipsch

The Image headphones are tagged as being the world’s smallest and lightest available on the market right now. They have patented Contour Eal Gels that are anatomically designed to fit inside the ear canal. They are said to reduce ear fatigue as well as provide excellent noise isolation and increased bass response.

Each Image model will come in five different sizes so you can find your perfect fit. They have exclusive extended-frequency KG926 balanced micro-armatures and feature aluminum casing finished in anodized copper. They have aerodynamic shaped black tails which are flexible and reduce cable stress and help to damper and minimize noise.

CES 2008: BT10 MAX 4x

CES 2008: BT10 MAX 4x

Powermate is showing their MOTOR TREND BT10 MAX 4x Dual Bluetooth Headset. It has “Extreme Noise Cancelling Technology” which they say will cancel 4 times the external noise and is worn with an over-the-head headband or with earbuds.

Since it works with earbuds you get the dual sound and its compatible with most Bluetooth phones. It has call waiting and 3-way calling, voice activating dialing, touch-button volume, one touch answer and AC/DC Chargers. It only weighs 1.5 oz. and has an 8 hour “in use” lifetime and 250 hours of standby time. It works within a 30ft range and comes with a 2 year warranty.

CES 2008 : First Digital Compact Camera from Samsung with HD capture

CES 2008 : First Digital Compact Camera from Samsung with HD capture

Samsung raises the bar on digital compact camera to unveil first digital camera with capability to capture motion picture in high def format of 720p at 30fps. The latest NV24Hd has a 10 mega pixel resolution and features dual image stability smart functions in both digital and optical integration. The optical path is powered by a 2.7-5.2mm, 3x optical external zoom lens and has a high image sensitivity of ISO 3200 with faster advanced shake reduction (ASR) to 0.7 seconds for extreme low light condition.