CES 2009

CES 2009: iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia device hands-on

CES 2009: iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia device hands-on

iRiver can always be relied on to bring something interesting to CES, and this year is no exception.  The WAVE HOME is this year's multimedia maven, combining local video and music playback, internet access and VoIP voice and messaging into a compact, minimalist desktop unit.  SlashGear stopped by the iRiver booth to spend some hands-on time with the WAVE, and while it might do its darnedest to defy categorisation, that didn't stop us wanting to bring it home.

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CES 2009: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds hands-on

CES 2009: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds hands-on

Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds may have been around for a few weeks, but CES has been the first opportunity we at SlashGear have had to play with the dual-display behemoth.  Based on Lenovo's original W700, complete with a Wacom graphics digitizer integrated into the palm rest, the W700ds adds a pull-out 10.6-inch LCD display that slides from the main 17-inch panel.  It's an interesting concept, but our hands-on impressions leave us wondering if the compromises are worth it.

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Palm Pre: What we know

Palm Pre: What we know

Well, Palm's CES Press Conference has come and gone, and we now have our first look at the company's new smartphone - the Pre.  What do we know about Palm's new device?  We'll give you the rundown (and treat you to the photos we weren't supposed to liveblog) after the jump.  Also note: We'll have an exclusive hands-on with the Pre today at 3:30 PM PST.  Look for more on the Pre afterwards!  And be sure to check out PreCommunity.com, our new site for everything Pre.

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CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

Linksys by Cisco have been demonstrating their new Wireless Home distributed media system at CES 2009, a Sonos-rivalling system that includes the standalone Conductor DMC350 with integrated touchscreen control and CD player, the Director DMC250 media player with integrated 50W-per-channel amp, and the Player DMP100 for connection to an existing amplified setup.  Each can access media from across your home network or the internet, together with internet radio.

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