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CES is the acronym for the (International) Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest consumer-electronics shows in the world. Although it is held in Las Vegas today, the first CES happened in June 1967 in New York City and Bob Gavin, the CEO of Motorola was the opening keynote speaker for that first edition. Subsequently, CES was held twice a year: the summer edition was in New York, and the winter edition was in Las Vegas, that is, until 1998 when CES became a once-a-year show. CES has been the introduction place for key products and technologies, including: Pong (1975), Nintendo NES (1985), Tetris (1988), Compact Disc (1991), HDTV (1998), Xbox (2001), Blu-Ray (2003), OLED TV (2008). Check our latest CES Coverage

CES 2008 – What Happened Last Week-End?

01/07/2008, The Show opens in a few hours, but the CES pre-show was busy. Here are the posts (as of Monday 7 at 00:45) that we published over the week-end, including the review of the newly announced Sony Mylo 2: January 6Signature Mini USB 2.0 Portable Drive...

Meccano Spykee Vox and Spykee Miss Voice-Activated Robots

01/07/2008, Click to zoom Spykee is introducing the Spykee Vox and the Spykee Miss, each targeted at a specific gender, it seems. Each robot has an iPod dock, but it is said to be compatible with other mp3 players as well – but I’d like to see the...

Meccano Spykee Cell, Bluetooth-Controlled Robot

01/07/2008, The Spykee Cell is another build-it-yourself robot from Meccano. It is remote controlled via Bluetooth (from a cellphone). The robot can move and snap pictures and transmit them back to the cellphone for permanent storage. The loudspeaker module allows it...

Signature Mini USB 2.0 Portable Drive

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] These bite-size Signature Mini USB 2.0 Portable Drives come in a bevy of colors that will definitely catch your eye, although should you settle for either the high end or low end model, you will only have one color to choose from (the 250GB...

Swissgear Notebook Cooler

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Swissgear has rolled out a spanking new Notebook Cooler that comes with an optional built-in USB hub – needless to say, should you opt for that function, you will have to fork out a little bit more. Anyways, the Notebook Cooler is unique...

Swissgear 7-to-4 Port Mini USB Hub

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Swissgear has just released its 7-to-4 Port Mini USB Hub that consists of a couple of parts. What you see above is the device in its full glory on the left and with the top section detached on the right. Perfect for those who juggle with tons...

C2 Climate Control

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Ever worked in an office where the air-conditioning is way too cold for you, or you’re sweating despite everyone else against you lowering the temperature? The C2 Climate Control from Herman Miller does away with all that and more. Using...

Becker Traffic Assist 7977

01/06/2008, The Becker Traffic Assist 7977 GPS navigation system will sit prettily in most vehicles, tipping the scales at a mere 7.1 oz. while measuring just 0.75″ thin. Each $599 purchase will come a complimentary lifetime subscription to real-time traffic...

Sony DCR-SR220 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony DCR-SR220 camcorder is the latest in a long line of hard-drive Handycam camcorders, featuring a sleek body and robust capacity. It comes with a 60GB hard drive that can record up to 41 hours of video – making you reach for a power...

Sony DCR-SR85 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony has just unveiled its DCR-SR85 camcorder which comes with 60GB of hard drive space that can store up to 41 hours of video. This would probably mean you will run out of power on your Handycam before you run out of recording space. The SR85...

Sony DCR-SR45 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony’s DCR-SR45 camcorder is the cheapest among the lot of DCR SR Handycams that was released – and it is no surprise that it has the smallest hard drive as well at 30GB. 30GB of storage space translates into approximately 20 hours...

Sony Mylo 2 – The Definitive Review

01/06/2008, Photo galleries: exterior, applications, web, photos samples With the “Put the fun of a PC in your pocket” tag line, Sony is going after the “young adults” crowd. The company thinks that there are not many devices that would allow...

Sony HDR-SR10 camcorder

01/06/2008, [CES 2008] Sony has a brand new hard drive camcorder in town with the HDR-SR10, delivering HD resolution without sacrificing recording times. It comes with a 40GB hard drive that can record up to 5 hours continuously – something tells me the battery...

Sony intros new a DSLR-A200

01/06/2008, Sony aims to break new ground in the digital SLR category for mainstream photographers by rolling out its new a (alpha) DSLR-A200 camera. The A200 will oust the Sony DSLR-A100 after the latter being on the market for over a year. Some of the A200′s...