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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

Parrot SK 4000: Bluetooth Hands-Free Motorcycle Kit

01/14/2008, [CES 2008] I saw the Parrot SK 4000 at ShowStoppers at CES last week and I finally have the time to publish about it. With this kit you can make and take calls, listen to FM radio or to your favorite digital music while riding your motorcycle. The...

Aigo Omnisphere: speaker Mp3 player

01/10/2008, Aigo, the Mp3 player leading brand in China, was displaying this good looking speaker / Mp3 player at CES. One of their top selling product in the UK, it is not yet available in the USA, hopefully they will find a distributor. Technical...

Aigopen: the reading pen for listening to books

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Aigo, the leading brand for Mp3 players, PMP and portable storage devices in China, launched this unique gadget in December for the Chinese market. Looking for distributors in the US, they are exhibiting their Aigopen at CES. By pointing the...

Toilet Seat Marketing is Direct

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] This is the message from Databank Commerce Corp, and I guess that it worked, because it caught my attention as I walked by, looking for gadgets. This kind of high-tech toilet seat is very common in Japan. They do everything from cleaning the...

BeoVision 8: “entry level” LCD HDTV from Bang & Olufsen

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Bang & Olufsen launched this innovative LCD HDTV (720p) for the US market at CES. For this cutting edge manufacturer an “entry level” price point starts at $3950.00… well, that’s certainly less than the 8 K for the...

Soundcast OutCast wireless speaker system

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Soundcast has rolled out its OutCast all-weather outdoor speaker system that targets music enthusiasts, and I must say the demonstration sounded pretty good. This weatherproof system has a charge time of approximately 1.5 hours (2 hours if...

Ad Notam parades mirror TVs

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Mirror TVs are old hat by now, but Ad Notam’s booth was certainly interesting to look at as they presented a fair bit of variety. The Ad Notam representative claimed that these custom displays measure anywhere from 2.5″ to...

Take a break at the Oxygen Bar

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] CES is huge, so all the walking around and jostling with more than a hundred thousand folks can get pretty tiring after four days. Take five at the Oxygen Bar – I know that the Japanese have these oxygen cans on sale for quite some time...

HyperDrive COLORSPACE gets an upgrade

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Remember the HyperDrive COLORSPACE that you saw last year? Well, there is a new version that will be released this month known as the COLORSPACE O. It shares the same dimensions as the previous COLORSPACE, measuring 133mm x 75mm x 25mm while...

Q-Cute MP3 player

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] The Q-Cute MP3 player ain’t for serious geek types, but they make pretty interesting gifts for kids and the young-at-heart. It comes in the form of a cartoony animal, complete with a backpack that actually stores the pair of headphones....

Digital Mobile Microscope

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] The Digital Mobile Microscope (FUN-300) that you see here from Vitiny is definitely interesting amidst the plethora of cloned iPods found in the International Gateway section of the CES. Since there is a ton of digital cameras around, why not...

Pennda Multi-functional Residential Gateway

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Now here’s an interesting device – the Pennda (a play on the word Panda, perhaps, since this product hails from China?) Multi-functional Residential Gateway. Don’t get scared by it’s name – this device is a wee bit...