CES2008 archive

  • Pioneer launches Navgate AVIC-F310BT satnav
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    Pioneer launches Navgate AVIC-F310BT satnav

    By 19 August 2009

    Pioneer has launched the Navgate AVIC-F310BT, which it's billing as a combined satnav and entertainment unit. On top of containing navigation software, you can also plug in audio devices and use it as a handsfree kit. The unit has a 4-3-inch WQVGA touchscreen...

  • Polaroid launches Zink Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone printer
    Cameras

    Polaroid launches Zink Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone printer

    By 14 January 2008

    Polaroid has launched a PictBridge, Bluetooth and USB-enabled Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer for both digital cameras and mobile phones. Roughly the size of a deck of cards, the Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer is described as the "simple...

  • CES 2008: Top five from the Consumer Electronics Show
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    CES 2008: Top five from the Consumer Electronics Show

    By 13 January 2008

    As regular readers will know, there was plenty of technology and gadget news to come out of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but we think it will be the news from outside the confines of the conference halls that 2008's event will be...

  • CES 2008: Sony unveils new  wireless data transfer system
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    CES 2008: Sony unveils new wireless data transfer system

    By 11 January 2008

    Sony has released details of a new close-up wireless data transfer system. TransferJet relies on close proximity - 3cm maximum - and will deliver up to 560Mbps when two compliant devices are brought together. It can select the appropriate data transmission...

  • CES 2008: Voltaic Generator bag charges your laptop on the go
    Laptops

    CES 2008: Voltaic Generator bag charges your laptop on the go

    By 10 January 2008

    The trouble with laptops is that if you use them for any length of time while you are out they always run out of battery and then they are just a dead weight to carry around. One company however is hoping to change that will a little help from the sun....

  • Microsoft moves to deny considering Blu-ray for Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Microsoft moves to deny considering Blu-ray for Xbox 360

    By 10 January 2008

    This week's HD DVD Blu-ray news seems to be rumour followed by fact followed by denial. The latest rumour to be quashed is from Microsoft who claim that comments made to Reuters by Albert Penello, group marketing manager for Xbox hardware in response...

  • Now Universal rumoured to be ditching HD DVD for Blu-ray
    Home Cinema

    Now Universal rumoured to be ditching HD DVD for Blu-ray

    By 10 January 2008

    As HD DVD and Blu-ray rumours continue to whiz around CES in Las Vegas, the latest Chinese whisper to come out of the show is that Paramount and long time staunch HD DVD backer Universal will drop the format next month sounding the death of the format....

  • CES 2008: Alienware unveils "curvy" widescreen monitor concept
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    CES 2008: Alienware unveils "curvy" widescreen monitor concept

    By 10 January 2008

    Alienware has gone curvy with its widescreen monitors. Although a concept at the moment, the latest monitor from Alienware is getting gamers all excited about the possibility of "immersive gaming". This future launch is not a traditional LCD but actually...

  • CES 2008: Gallery of Cooler Master's custom chassis
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    CES 2008: Gallery of Cooler Master's custom chassis

    By 10 January 2008

    Cooler Master has team up with Smooth Creations to offer hand-painted, limited edition chassis, some of which were on display at CES. Check 'em out, they're real purty...

  • CES 2008: Elvis lives on in Vegas...
    Gadgets

    CES 2008: Elvis lives on in Vegas...

    By 10 January 2008

    America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. And full of cool tat like this Elvis-themed stand spotted at CES.

  • CES 2008: Waterproof wireless speaker launches
    Audio

    CES 2008: Waterproof wireless speaker launches

    By 9 January 2008

    This CES find is fun, in a gimmicky way. A waterproof wireless speaker, this floats on water so you can enjoy your tunes in the pool, or bath even. With an effective range up to a claimed 600 feet, it works on the 2.4Ghz wireless frequency and can apparently...

  • CES 2008: Flying Alarm Clock
    Gadgets

    CES 2008: Flying Alarm Clock

    By 9 January 2008

    Trouble getting up in the morning? A kerazy alarm clock design that's supposed to help you leap out of bed ('cos there's a reason to) when the alarm goes off the propeller on the top of this gadget flies off and around the room.

  • CES 2008: ATP's green USB "EarthDrive"
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    CES 2008: ATP's green USB "EarthDrive"

    By 9 January 2008

    Shown at CES, ATP's EarthDrive is an environmentally friendly flash drive. Designed with bio-recycled plastic material, the drive's unique housing is also fully recyclable. As well as these green credentials, the company has teamed up with the American...

  • CES 2008: Voodoo shows 24 carat gold-plated computer
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    CES 2008: Voodoo shows 24 carat gold-plated computer

    By 9 January 2008

    Suitable considering the "playground of the rich" Las Vegas setting for the Consumer Electronics Show, Voodoo proudly displayed the blinged-up gold plated "OMEN" on their stand.

  • CES 2008: Dreamflyer personal flight sim machine
    Gaming

    CES 2008: Dreamflyer personal flight sim machine

    By 9 January 2008

    The Dreamflyer on display in the gaming innovation area at CES is a personal virtual reality flight motion simulator that's described as lightweight and compact. It's designed to let the user, or pilot, experience the feeling of flight in the most realistic...

  • CES 2008: Boston Acoustics does Digital radio with Solo XT DAB Radio
    Audio

    CES 2008: Boston Acoustics does Digital radio with Solo XT DAB Radio

    By 9 January 2008

    Speaker specialist Boston Acoustics has unveiled its first attempt at a DAB radio at CES Las Vegas in the colourful form of the Solo XT. Undeniably modern in design, the Slo XT has eschewed the retro wood look for a simple, modern and solid design. Behind...

  • CES 2008: Electronic "Shootin' Hoops"
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    CES 2008: Electronic "Shootin' Hoops"

    By 9 January 2008

    We guess this is basketball's answer to Subuteo - an interactive basketball shooting game with models who have a controllable shooting arm. Different players are available and you can set the system up to play different kind of games while the voice of...

  • CES 2008: "iNo" iPod dock music quiz machine launches
    Gaming

    CES 2008: "iNo" iPod dock music quiz machine launches

    By 9 January 2008

    The iNo gadget launched at CES claims to take music trivia to the next level with the ultimate iPod game that turns listening to music into a social, interactive activity. The object of the game is to let music lovers demonstrate their musical knowledge...

  • CES 2008: PlayPod gaming chair gets CES debut
    Gaming

    CES 2008: PlayPod gaming chair gets CES debut

    By 9 January 2008

    Launched at CES is this cool looking gaming chair. Only in prototype stage just now, the company behind the "PlayPod" hope to make it a real world product very soon. Essentially just an item of furniture (there is no AV hook-up that you might expect)...

  • CES 2008: Hi-Gain Wireless-G Dish Network Adapter launched
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    CES 2008: Hi-Gain Wireless-G Dish Network Adapter launched

    By 9 January 2008

    AM Micro has announced the Hi-Gain Wireless-G Dish Network Adapter for Macs. The HWU8DDA device has been designed by Hawking Technology, and will connect a desktop computer or laptop to any Wireless-B, Wireless-G, or Wireless-N network by USB. Using a...

  • CES 2008: Jabra BT3030 wireless headset launched
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    CES 2008: Jabra BT3030 wireless headset launched

    By 9 January 2008

    Danish manufacturer GN has unveiled a new look, wireless headset. The Jabra BT3030 offers up to 8 hours of talk time; up to 7 hours of music playing and is charged using a mini USB. The new headset is compatible with other Bluetooth devices with Bluetooth...

  • CES 2008: Toshiba launches two HDDs
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    CES 2008: Toshiba launches two HDDs

    By 9 January 2008

    Toshiba has entered the external HDD market with a 1.8-inch device and also launched what it claims is the industry's highest capacity 2.5-inch external HDD at 320GB. The 1.8-inch External HDD uses USB 2.0 technology and comes in 60GB, 80GB and 120GB...

  • CES 2008: Pretec unveils highest capacity CF cards to date
    Cameras

    CES 2008: Pretec unveils highest capacity CF cards to date

    By 9 January 2008

    Pretec has launched its biggest and fastest CompactFlash memory card. The new CF line-up is headed up by the 48GB card but capacities from 1GB are available. Pretec, which claims to be the second manufacturer to offer CF cards (in 1995) says that the...

  • CES 2008: Gamers get force-feedback vest
    Gaming

    CES 2008: Gamers get force-feedback vest

    By 9 January 2008

    A gaming vest and helmet that lets you feel actions within video games has been shown off at CES in Las Vegas. TN Games behind the concept has developed two vests, one for first person shooter and one for racings games, and a helmet to help immerse you...

  • CES 2008: Tank Chair; the mother of all wheelchairs
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    CES 2008: Tank Chair; the mother of all wheelchairs

    By 9 January 2008

    Disabled people who struggle to get across fields or on to the beach at the seaside can now get the ultimate wheelchair going thanks to Tank Chair Mk II. Although you're unlikely to get it in the back of a car, the chair, on show at CES in Las Vegas this...