CES 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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.

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: DocuPen RC800 Executive Kit

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: DocuPen RC800 Executive Kit

Portable scanner not portable enough for you? Planon System have a solution for you, the DocuPen RC800 Executive Kit, a $399 super duper portable scanner that could store up to 400 pages with its internal storage. The scanned images can be transferred into your PC using USB connector.

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: BumbleBee and ProjectoWrite Projectors

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: BumbleBee and ProjectoWrite Projectors

The Bumblebee and the ProjectoWrite are two very nifty projectors from Boxlight. The Bumblebee is incredibly small, perhaps the smallest of its kind on the market, measuring just 4.5 inches wide and weighing less than 1lb.The ProjectoWrite, on the other hand, allows for an interactive presentation by using a unique laser-pointer/remote that lets you write and/or type on screen in real-time. The Bumblebee will retail for $899 and the ProjectoWrite will be on the market for $2500.

CES 2007 Cherry Picks: HeadPlay Personal Cinema

Great for game play, this Headplay visor gizmo can connect directly to any game console, DVD players, iPods, PCs, and even cell phones. The Personal Cinema system gives you a large screen view without taking much spaces in your living room and it support many storage media such as compact flash, USB storage, and SD/XD memory. The Personal Cinema System from HeadPlay will retail at $500-$700.

CES 2007: Sneak peek at new Mio DigiWalker™ C520 and C250; Sizzling H610

CES 2007: Sneak peek at new Mio DigiWalker™ C520 and C250; Sizzling H610

Coming off a breakout year in the U.S. GPS market, Mio Technology is showcasing its full line of stylish navigation and entertainment devices at CES 2007 and is giving attendees a sneak peak at two new products set to launch later this year—the Mio DigiWalker™ C520, a widescreen portable navigation device and the DigiWalker C250, an entry-level, easy-to-use GPS device with an MP3 player.

The C520 features a widescreen 4.3” display and a low-profile design with Bluetooth support and unique split-screen display, which allows for address lookup or route information while the map, is visible.


CES 2007 Cherry Picks: Celestron VistaPix IS70

Explore and capture the world around you with this super scope.

The VistaPix IS70 combines a traditional 70mm spotting scope and a 3-megapixel digital camera into one single device.  The digital spotter has a large 2-inch LCD flip screen for easy location and focusing of objects.


CES 2007 Cherry Picks: ThinkPad X60 Tablet

The thinnest and lightest convertible tablet on the market today, the ThinkPad X60 Tablet boasts Intel Core Duo processors, 120GB capacity. Key is the long battery life of 7.5 hours.

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