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Best of CES 2006
2006-01-09T18:15:00+00:00

Filed under: ,

It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry -- this is the short list of things we're still talking about now that CES is over:

Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

1. Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

The one gadget that grabbed everyone at Engadget's attention right at the beginning of the show was Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center. Portable video players are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the new Gigabeat looks like it'll have the skills to take on the iPod: a sleek, thin, light brushed aluminum casing, a crisp, bright QVGA display, and -- and here's the really important part -- it offers full integration with Vongo, that new online video download subscription service from Starz that'll let you download as many movies as you want from their catalog and watch them on your portable device.




2. Sony BDP-S1 vs Toshiba HD-XA1

Planning to buy a DVD player? Don't. But be prepared to wait it out. HD DVD players are already available but won't soon see the sweeter side of 30 GB. Blu-ray will rock 50 gigs (or more) out of the box, but that box will be a few more months in coming, and may set your bankbook back even further. The BDP-S1 and the HD-XA1 are the flagship next-gen optical devices from the figurehead next-gen optical companies, and while they may not necessarily be any better than the other first generation Blu-ray or HD DVD drives, they're certainly representative of the very large, ominous battle about to be fought.



3. Dell 3007WFP 30-inch LCD monitor

Dell's overdue entry into the oversize lane is three hundred bucks cheaper than Apple's 30-incher for the same my-god-its-full-of-stars 2560 x 1600 resolution. Michael Dell stressed that this isn't a living room television (they already sell those). It's a supersize PC monitor for IT admins, graphic designers, and multitasking gadget bloggers who surf, post, email, IM, watch Galactica and submit CES expense reports all at the very same time. Instead of upgrading your clock speed, try spreading out with more screen space.  As those moronic Jaguar ads say, gorgeous pays for itself.



4. Panasonic 103-inch 1080p PDP

Bigger is always better in the fast-expanding universe of flat panels. Matsushita proved it by shutting down the buzz on Samsung's and LG's 102-inch plasma screen with a display whose slightly bigger pixels make its face 0.9 percent lager. 1920 x 1080 progressive-scan resolution and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio mean you won't be able to see more of Call of Duty 2 than you do on a 23-inch screen, but you'll be able to see it from much, much further away.


5. Pioneer Inno & Samsung Helix

Satellite radio devices finally got it right, finally touched all the crucial features this year: what either XM or Sirius really needed was to be truly portable, have a feel similar to any regular MP3 player (and play pre-loaded user selected content), while having live satellite reception. And XM got there first --- while their new twins, the Pioneer Inno and the Samsung Helix, are a mite bit unwieldy compared to their straight MP3-audio playing cousins, the second generation of XM portable devices finally shed the wired external antennae in favor of a stubby aerial for live audio reception, as well as pre-recorded time-shifting of sat radio content, MP3 and WMA playback, an FM transmitter, and even the ability to dynamically "bookmark" songs and get them online from XM Napster once you sync up back at home.



6. Robosapien RS2 Media

Soon our robot army will be complete. Wowwee's latest model starts with the version two Robosapien and tacks on an LCD screen for watching videos or viewing images from Robo's headcam, an SD slot for capturing that data and storing scripts and media files, and a USB 1.0 port for connecting to an MP3 player. Speakers in the hands and a subwoofer in it's shiny metal, well, you know, deliver nice sound, and the preview function in the editing software is so fun that you might forget to play with the RS2 itself.


Intel VIIV7. Intel Viiv

This is Intel's first attempt to market a platform rather than a PC part, and they haven't quite figured out how to explain to us what it is. But we do know it's a bundle of hardware, software, standards and Intel add-on specs that enable PCs and possibly non-PCs (there was no Microsoft exec at the launch, which made CES oldsters crazy with pundit fever) to download, show, serve and share multiple feeds of super-fat video by doing a lot of it right on the chip. Intel's marketing pixie dust still smarts our eyes, but Viiv underscored for us that this year's CES was more about platforms, standards, and formats than specific devices.




Best Keynote: Google

Don't call it an "unkeynote." Google still trotted out the requisite joke product announcement, unconvincing celebrity endorser (Kenny Smith), and scripted partner CEO statement required for every CES presentation. But the surprise comedy team of Larry Page (who seems to have Attention Surplus Syndrome) and Robin Williams dwarfed the show's previous superstar cameos. We hope Larry and Robin play the Venetian next year. Another break from tradition: All their demos worked.



Best Booth: Sharp

Nah, Sharp didn't have the biggest booth at CES, or even one of the signature products of the show, but what they did bring to the floor was a beautiful, eerily serene oasis in the midst of all the chaos. Not that they didn't have some amazing stuff on-hand, most notably their new Dual-View display and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio LCD, but what Sharp proved at CES was that less was more. They let the products speak for themselves in a modern, minimalist booth that stood apart from the crass showmanship found elsewhere.
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Engadget
PSP-controlled Honda Civic
2006-01-09T17:45:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,

You have a dinky little RF remote-controlled car. CES has a full-size, tricked-out Honda Civic that can be controlled over WiFi by a PSP. And we're not just talking about amateur moves like honking the horn or changing the radio station--you can actually drive this Civic (illegally, we presume) down the road using Metro Electronics in America's wild mod. As if piloting your car from the comfort of your sofa wasn't enough ("Civic, time for a beer run"), when you do feel like getting behind the wheel you'll be carting around a virtual Best Buy, as this Frankencar sports an eye-popping 24 LCD screens. Obviously this little proof-of-concept is not/never will be for sale, but an MEA spokesman quoted a fantasy world price of around $250,000.

[Via PSP Fanboy]
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Polaroid unveils 80GB PMP, portable gaming console
2006-01-09T17:10:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,


Polaroid seems to be branching out even farther from their traditional instant-but-washed-out photography model (they already sell all kinds of CE gear that tends to fly below the radar), as they were showing off yet two more non-imaging devices at CES. The first was an 80GB PMP with a nice-looking widescreen display that will supposedly be available in the fall for $600. Even more curious was some sort of PSP-like portable gaming console that may not be destined for the States judging by the non-English characters on its screen. Whatever regions are getting this will see it in August, although neither price nor other minor deets (processor, graphics, resolution, titles, networking capabilities, PMP features, etc.) were available. You can peep this mystery machine after the break.
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Seagate's "Tornado" removable hard disk standard
2006-01-09T16:15:00+00:00

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Seagate used CES to introduce their new removable hard disk standard, code-named "Tornado," aimed at taking on Iomega's REV drives and the iVDR (Information Versatile Disk for Removable) drive system. The Tornado system uses a regular hot-swappable hard drive that connects through a standard External Serial ATA port to a cradle that's connected to a PC via USB 2.0. Seagate sees loads of potential for the system, ranging from including codecs and AV ports so you can play media straight to your TV to including Tornado slots in in-car entertainment units and PVRs. Sounds sweet to us, but Seagate's not dropping any hints on when units might go into production.
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2006 Weblog Award nominations now open!
2006-01-09T15:35:00+00:00

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Well, it's that time of year again! New Years festivities behind us and having buckled down tight for CES, the sixth annual Weblog Awards are almost upon us. Now, we're not about to solicit any of our dear readers for a nomination or anything, but if we should happen to find ourselves nominated for, say, the Best Computers or Technology Weblog, Best Writing of a Weblog, Best Group Weblog, or, ahem, Weblog of the Year awards, well, it'd certainly set our little hearts aflutter. These noms close tomorrow night (Tuesday Jan 10th) at 10:00PM EST though, so, um, do ya thing!

Yours truly,
Engadget
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HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger to get spec bumps in hw6900?
2006-01-09T15:24:00+00:00

Filed under: , ,

Even though we all caught 'em red-handed with that hw6700 a while back, rumor has it that the hw6500 minus SDIO, plus WiFi, more flash memory, and Windows Mobile 5.0 -- aka the hw6700 -- is being scrapped and re-upgraded and badged the hw6900. What's being changed? Well, apparently it won't have the 802.11g of the hw6700 (instead it'll use 802.11b), but it should keep that GPS, have 128MB flash memory, 64MB RAM, get bumped to a 416MHz Xscale CPU, and finally pick up Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2.0 (the version upgraded for push email support). Will and when will it happen? We've no idea, but we're hoping so, and soon, respectively.
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Best of CES 2006 (Engadget)
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 23:30:19 GMT
Filed under: CES , Features It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 12:17:37 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel NewsAsia)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 11:06:18 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show. Zen Vision:M is Creative's premier 30GB video player, photo viewer and MP3 player.
Yahoo! News
Panasonic maker develops world's biggest plasma TV (AFP) Download http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20060105/capt.sge.teu26.050106205717.photo00.photo.default-384x249.jpg?x=130&y=84&sig=eEPEOGtCXWZYDq0pp2KZKQ--
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 20:57:24 GMT

An attendee looks at a 103" Panasonic plasma television, the world's largest, on the opening day of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP/Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)AFP - The Japanese maker of the Panasonic brand said it had developed the world's largest plasma-panel television set with a 103-inch (2.6 meter) screen.



Yahoo! News
Best of CES 2006
2006-01-09T18:15:00+00:00

Filed under: ,

It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry -- this is the short list of things we're still talking about now that CES is over:

Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

1. Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

The one gadget that grabbed everyone at Engadget's attention right at the beginning of the show was Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center. Portable video players are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the new Gigabeat looks like it'll have the skills to take on the iPod: a sleek, thin, light brushed aluminum casing, a crisp, bright QVGA display, and -- and here's the really important part -- it offers full integration with Vongo, that new online video download subscription service from Starz that'll let you download as many movies as you want from their catalog and watch them on your portable device.




2. Sony BDP-S1 vs Toshiba HD-XA1

Planning to buy a DVD player? Don't. But be prepared to wait it out. HD DVD players are already available but won't soon see the sweeter side of 30 GB. Blu-ray will rock 50 gigs (or more) out of the box, but that box will be a few more months in coming, and may set your bankbook back even further. The BDP-S1 and the HD-XA1 are the flagship next-gen optical devices from the figurehead next-gen optical companies, and while they may not necessarily be any better than the other first generation Blu-ray or HD DVD drives, they're certainly representative of the very large, ominous battle about to be fought.



3. Dell 3007WFP 30-inch LCD monitor

Dell's overdue entry into the oversize lane is three hundred bucks cheaper than Apple's 30-incher for the same my-god-its-full-of-stars 2560 x 1600 resolution. Michael Dell stressed that this isn't a living room television (they already sell those). It's a supersize PC monitor for IT admins, graphic designers, and multitasking gadget bloggers who surf, post, email, IM, watch Galactica and submit CES expense reports all at the very same time. Instead of upgrading your clock speed, try spreading out with more screen space.  As those moronic Jaguar ads say, gorgeous pays for itself.



4. Panasonic 103-inch 1080p PDP

Bigger is always better in the fast-expanding universe of flat panels. Matsushita proved it by shutting down the buzz on Samsung's and LG's 102-inch plasma screen with a display whose slightly bigger pixels make its face 0.9 percent lager. 1920 x 1080 progressive-scan resolution and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio mean you won't be able to see more of Call of Duty 2 than you do on a 23-inch screen, but you'll be able to see it from much, much further away.


5. Pioneer Inno & Samsung Helix

Satellite radio devices finally got it right, finally touched all the crucial features this year: what either XM or Sirius really needed was to be truly portable, have a feel similar to any regular MP3 player (and play pre-loaded user selected content), while having live satellite reception. And XM got there first --- while their new twins, the Pioneer Inno and the Samsung Helix, are a mite bit unwieldy compared to their straight MP3-audio playing cousins, the second generation of XM portable devices finally shed the wired external antennae in favor of a stubby aerial for live audio reception, as well as pre-recorded time-shifting of sat radio content, MP3 and WMA playback, an FM transmitter, and even the ability to dynamically "bookmark" songs and get them online from XM Napster once you sync up back at home.



6. Robosapien RS2 Media

Soon our robot army will be complete. Wowwee's latest model starts with the version two Robosapien and tacks on an LCD screen for watching videos or viewing images from Robo's headcam, an SD slot for capturing that data and storing scripts and media files, and a USB 1.0 port for connecting to an MP3 player. Speakers in the hands and a subwoofer in it's shiny metal, well, you know, deliver nice sound, and the preview function in the editing software is so fun that you might forget to play with the RS2 itself.


Intel VIIV7. Intel Viiv

This is Intel's first attempt to market a platform rather than a PC part, and they haven't quite figured out how to explain to us what it is. But we do know it's a bundle of hardware, software, standards and Intel add-on specs that enable PCs and possibly non-PCs (there was no Microsoft exec at the launch, which made CES oldsters crazy with pundit fever) to download, show, serve and share multiple feeds of super-fat video by doing a lot of it right on the chip. Intel's marketing pixie dust still smarts our eyes, but Viiv underscored for us that this year's CES was more about platforms, standards, and formats than specific devices.




Best Keynote: Google

Don't call it an "unkeynote." Google still trotted out the requisite joke product announcement, unconvincing celebrity endorser (Kenny Smith), and scripted partner CEO statement required for every CES presentation. But the surprise comedy team of Larry Page (who seems to have Attention Surplus Syndrome) and Robin Williams dwarfed the show's previous superstar cameos. We hope Larry and Robin play the Venetian next year. Another break from tradition: All their demos worked.



Best Booth: Sharp

Nah, Sharp didn't have the biggest booth at CES, or even one of the signature products of the show, but what they did bring to the floor was a beautiful, eerily serene oasis in the midst of all the chaos. Not that they didn't have some amazing stuff on-hand, most notably their new Dual-View display and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio LCD, but what Sharp proved at CES was that less was more. They let the products speak for themselves in a modern, minimalist booth that stood apart from the crass showmanship found elsewhere.
Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Engadget
PSP-controlled Honda Civic
2006-01-09T17:45:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,

You have a dinky little RF remote-controlled car. CES has a full-size, tricked-out Honda Civic that can be controlled over WiFi by a PSP. And we're not just talking about amateur moves like honking the horn or changing the radio station--you can actually drive this Civic (illegally, we presume) down the road using Metro Electronics in America's wild mod. As if piloting your car from the comfort of your sofa wasn't enough ("Civic, time for a beer run"), when you do feel like getting behind the wheel you'll be carting around a virtual Best Buy, as this Frankencar sports an eye-popping 24 LCD screens. Obviously this little proof-of-concept is not/never will be for sale, but an MEA spokesman quoted a fantasy world price of around $250,000.

[Via PSP Fanboy]
Read | Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Engadget
Polaroid unveils 80GB PMP, portable gaming console
2006-01-09T17:10:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,


Polaroid seems to be branching out even farther from their traditional instant-but-washed-out photography model (they already sell all kinds of CE gear that tends to fly below the radar), as they were showing off yet two more non-imaging devices at CES. The first was an 80GB PMP with a nice-looking widescreen display that will supposedly be available in the fall for $600. Even more curious was some sort of PSP-like portable gaming console that may not be destined for the States judging by the non-English characters on its screen. Whatever regions are getting this will see it in August, although neither price nor other minor deets (processor, graphics, resolution, titles, networking capabilities, PMP features, etc.) were available. You can peep this mystery machine after the break.
Read | Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Engadget
Seagate's "Tornado" removable hard disk standard
2006-01-09T16:15:00+00:00

Filed under: ,

Seagate used CES to introduce their new removable hard disk standard, code-named "Tornado," aimed at taking on Iomega's REV drives and the iVDR (Information Versatile Disk for Removable) drive system. The Tornado system uses a regular hot-swappable hard drive that connects through a standard External Serial ATA port to a cradle that's connected to a PC via USB 2.0. Seagate sees loads of potential for the system, ranging from including codecs and AV ports so you can play media straight to your TV to including Tornado slots in in-car entertainment units and PVRs. Sounds sweet to us, but Seagate's not dropping any hints on when units might go into production.
Read | Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Engadget
2006 Weblog Award nominations now open!
2006-01-09T15:35:00+00:00

Filed under:

Well, it's that time of year again! New Years festivities behind us and having buckled down tight for CES, the sixth annual Weblog Awards are almost upon us. Now, we're not about to solicit any of our dear readers for a nomination or anything, but if we should happen to find ourselves nominated for, say, the Best Computers or Technology Weblog, Best Writing of a Weblog, Best Group Weblog, or, ahem, Weblog of the Year awards, well, it'd certainly set our little hearts aflutter. These noms close tomorrow night (Tuesday Jan 10th) at 10:00PM EST though, so, um, do ya thing!

Yours truly,
Engadget
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Engadget
HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger to get spec bumps in hw6900?
2006-01-09T15:24:00+00:00

Filed under: , ,

Even though we all caught 'em red-handed with that hw6700 a while back, rumor has it that the hw6500 minus SDIO, plus WiFi, more flash memory, and Windows Mobile 5.0 -- aka the hw6700 -- is being scrapped and re-upgraded and badged the hw6900. What's being changed? Well, apparently it won't have the 802.11g of the hw6700 (instead it'll use 802.11b), but it should keep that GPS, have 128MB flash memory, 64MB RAM, get bumped to a 416MHz Xscale CPU, and finally pick up Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2.0 (the version upgraded for push email support). Will and when will it happen? We've no idea, but we're hoping so, and soon, respectively.
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Engadget
Best of CES 2006 (Engadget)
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 23:30:19 GMT
Filed under: CES , Features It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 12:17:37 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel NewsAsia)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 11:06:18 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show. Zen Vision:M is Creative's premier 30GB video player, photo viewer and MP3 player.
Yahoo! News
Panasonic maker develops world's biggest plasma TV (AFP) Download http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20060105/capt.sge.teu26.050106205717.photo00.photo.default-384x249.jpg?x=130&y=84&sig=eEPEOGtCXWZYDq0pp2KZKQ--
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 20:57:24 GMT

An attendee looks at a 103" Panasonic plasma television, the world's largest, on the opening day of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP/Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)AFP - The Japanese maker of the Panasonic brand said it had developed the world's largest plasma-panel television set with a 103-inch (2.6 meter) screen.



Yahoo! News
Best of CES 2006
2006-01-09T18:15:00+00:00

Filed under: ,

It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry -- this is the short list of things we're still talking about now that CES is over:

Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

1. Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

The one gadget that grabbed everyone at Engadget's attention right at the beginning of the show was Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center. Portable video players are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the new Gigabeat looks like it'll have the skills to take on the iPod: a sleek, thin, light brushed aluminum casing, a crisp, bright QVGA display, and -- and here's the really important part -- it offers full integration with Vongo, that new online video download subscription service from Starz that'll let you download as many movies as you want from their catalog and watch them on your portable device.




2. Sony BDP-S1 vs Toshiba HD-XA1

Planning to buy a DVD player? Don't. But be prepared to wait it out. HD DVD players are already available but won't soon see the sweeter side of 30 GB. Blu-ray will rock 50 gigs (or more) out of the box, but that box will be a few more months in coming, and may set your bankbook back even further. The BDP-S1 and the HD-XA1 are the flagship next-gen optical devices from the figurehead next-gen optical companies, and while they may not necessarily be any better than the other first generation Blu-ray or HD DVD drives, they're certainly representative of the very large, ominous battle about to be fought.



3. Dell 3007WFP 30-inch LCD monitor

Dell's overdue entry into the oversize lane is three hundred bucks cheaper than Apple's 30-incher for the same my-god-its-full-of-stars 2560 x 1600 resolution. Michael Dell stressed that this isn't a living room television (they already sell those). It's a supersize PC monitor for IT admins, graphic designers, and multitasking gadget bloggers who surf, post, email, IM, watch Galactica and submit CES expense reports all at the very same time. Instead of upgrading your clock speed, try spreading out with more screen space.  As those moronic Jaguar ads say, gorgeous pays for itself.



4. Panasonic 103-inch 1080p PDP

Bigger is always better in the fast-expanding universe of flat panels. Matsushita proved it by shutting down the buzz on Samsung's and LG's 102-inch plasma screen with a display whose slightly bigger pixels make its face 0.9 percent lager. 1920 x 1080 progressive-scan resolution and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio mean you won't be able to see more of Call of Duty 2 than you do on a 23-inch screen, but you'll be able to see it from much, much further away.


5. Pioneer Inno & Samsung Helix

Satellite radio devices finally got it right, finally touched all the crucial features this year: what either XM or Sirius really needed was to be truly portable, have a feel similar to any regular MP3 player (and play pre-loaded user selected content), while having live satellite reception. And XM got there first --- while their new twins, the Pioneer Inno and the Samsung Helix, are a mite bit unwieldy compared to their straight MP3-audio playing cousins, the second generation of XM portable devices finally shed the wired external antennae in favor of a stubby aerial for live audio reception, as well as pre-recorded time-shifting of sat radio content, MP3 and WMA playback, an FM transmitter, and even the ability to dynamically "bookmark" songs and get them online from XM Napster once you sync up back at home.



6. Robosapien RS2 Media

Soon our robot army will be complete. Wowwee's latest model starts with the version two Robosapien and tacks on an LCD screen for watching videos or viewing images from Robo's headcam, an SD slot for capturing that data and storing scripts and media files, and a USB 1.0 port for connecting to an MP3 player. Speakers in the hands and a subwoofer in it's shiny metal, well, you know, deliver nice sound, and the preview function in the editing software is so fun that you might forget to play with the RS2 itself.


Intel VIIV7. Intel Viiv

This is Intel's first attempt to market a platform rather than a PC part, and they haven't quite figured out how to explain to us what it is. But we do know it's a bundle of hardware, software, standards and Intel add-on specs that enable PCs and possibly non-PCs (there was no Microsoft exec at the launch, which made CES oldsters crazy with pundit fever) to download, show, serve and share multiple feeds of super-fat video by doing a lot of it right on the chip. Intel's marketing pixie dust still smarts our eyes, but Viiv underscored for us that this year's CES was more about platforms, standards, and formats than specific devices.




Best Keynote: Google

Don't call it an "unkeynote." Google still trotted out the requisite joke product announcement, unconvincing celebrity endorser (Kenny Smith), and scripted partner CEO statement required for every CES presentation. But the surprise comedy team of Larry Page (who seems to have Attention Surplus Syndrome) and Robin Williams dwarfed the show's previous superstar cameos. We hope Larry and Robin play the Venetian next year. Another break from tradition: All their demos worked.



Best Booth: Sharp

Nah, Sharp didn't have the biggest booth at CES, or even one of the signature products of the show, but what they did bring to the floor was a beautiful, eerily serene oasis in the midst of all the chaos. Not that they didn't have some amazing stuff on-hand, most notably their new Dual-View display and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio LCD, but what Sharp proved at CES was that less was more. They let the products speak for themselves in a modern, minimalist booth that stood apart from the crass showmanship found elsewhere.
Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Engadget
PSP-controlled Honda Civic
2006-01-09T17:45:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,

You have a dinky little RF remote-controlled car. CES has a full-size, tricked-out Honda Civic that can be controlled over WiFi by a PSP. And we're not just talking about amateur moves like honking the horn or changing the radio station--you can actually drive this Civic (illegally, we presume) down the road using Metro Electronics in America's wild mod. As if piloting your car from the comfort of your sofa wasn't enough ("Civic, time for a beer run"), when you do feel like getting behind the wheel you'll be carting around a virtual Best Buy, as this Frankencar sports an eye-popping 24 LCD screens. Obviously this little proof-of-concept is not/never will be for sale, but an MEA spokesman quoted a fantasy world price of around $250,000.

[Via PSP Fanboy]
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Polaroid unveils 80GB PMP, portable gaming console
2006-01-09T17:10:00+00:00

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Polaroid seems to be branching out even farther from their traditional instant-but-washed-out photography model (they already sell all kinds of CE gear that tends to fly below the radar), as they were showing off yet two more non-imaging devices at CES. The first was an 80GB PMP with a nice-looking widescreen display that will supposedly be available in the fall for $600. Even more curious was some sort of PSP-like portable gaming console that may not be destined for the States judging by the non-English characters on its screen. Whatever regions are getting this will see it in August, although neither price nor other minor deets (processor, graphics, resolution, titles, networking capabilities, PMP features, etc.) were available. You can peep this mystery machine after the break.
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Seagate's "Tornado" removable hard disk standard
2006-01-09T16:15:00+00:00

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Seagate used CES to introduce their new removable hard disk standard, code-named "Tornado," aimed at taking on Iomega's REV drives and the iVDR (Information Versatile Disk for Removable) drive system. The Tornado system uses a regular hot-swappable hard drive that connects through a standard External Serial ATA port to a cradle that's connected to a PC via USB 2.0. Seagate sees loads of potential for the system, ranging from including codecs and AV ports so you can play media straight to your TV to including Tornado slots in in-car entertainment units and PVRs. Sounds sweet to us, but Seagate's not dropping any hints on when units might go into production.
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2006 Weblog Award nominations now open!
2006-01-09T15:35:00+00:00

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Well, it's that time of year again! New Years festivities behind us and having buckled down tight for CES, the sixth annual Weblog Awards are almost upon us. Now, we're not about to solicit any of our dear readers for a nomination or anything, but if we should happen to find ourselves nominated for, say, the Best Computers or Technology Weblog, Best Writing of a Weblog, Best Group Weblog, or, ahem, Weblog of the Year awards, well, it'd certainly set our little hearts aflutter. These noms close tomorrow night (Tuesday Jan 10th) at 10:00PM EST though, so, um, do ya thing!

Yours truly,
Engadget
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HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger to get spec bumps in hw6900?
2006-01-09T15:24:00+00:00

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Even though we all caught 'em red-handed with that hw6700 a while back, rumor has it that the hw6500 minus SDIO, plus WiFi, more flash memory, and Windows Mobile 5.0 -- aka the hw6700 -- is being scrapped and re-upgraded and badged the hw6900. What's being changed? Well, apparently it won't have the 802.11g of the hw6700 (instead it'll use 802.11b), but it should keep that GPS, have 128MB flash memory, 64MB RAM, get bumped to a 416MHz Xscale CPU, and finally pick up Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2.0 (the version upgraded for push email support). Will and when will it happen? We've no idea, but we're hoping so, and soon, respectively.
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Best of CES 2006 (Engadget)
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 23:30:19 GMT
Filed under: CES , Features It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 12:17:37 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.
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Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel NewsAsia)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 11:06:18 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show. Zen Vision:M is Creative's premier 30GB video player, photo viewer and MP3 player.
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Panasonic maker develops world's biggest plasma TV (AFP) Download http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20060105/capt.sge.teu26.050106205717.photo00.photo.default-384x249.jpg?x=130&y=84&sig=eEPEOGtCXWZYDq0pp2KZKQ--
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 20:57:24 GMT

An attendee looks at a 103" Panasonic plasma television, the world's largest, on the opening day of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP/Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)AFP - The Japanese maker of the Panasonic brand said it had developed the world's largest plasma-panel television set with a 103-inch (2.6 meter) screen.



Yahoo! News
Best of CES 2006
2006-01-09T18:15:00+00:00

Filed under: ,

It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry -- this is the short list of things we're still talking about now that CES is over:

Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

1. Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

The one gadget that grabbed everyone at Engadget's attention right at the beginning of the show was Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center. Portable video players are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the new Gigabeat looks like it'll have the skills to take on the iPod: a sleek, thin, light brushed aluminum casing, a crisp, bright QVGA display, and -- and here's the really important part -- it offers full integration with Vongo, that new online video download subscription service from Starz that'll let you download as many movies as you want from their catalog and watch them on your portable device.




2. Sony BDP-S1 vs Toshiba HD-XA1

Planning to buy a DVD player? Don't. But be prepared to wait it out. HD DVD players are already available but won't soon see the sweeter side of 30 GB. Blu-ray will rock 50 gigs (or more) out of the box, but that box will be a few more months in coming, and may set your bankbook back even further. The BDP-S1 and the HD-XA1 are the flagship next-gen optical devices from the figurehead next-gen optical companies, and while they may not necessarily be any better than the other first generation Blu-ray or HD DVD drives, they're certainly representative of the very large, ominous battle about to be fought.



3. Dell 3007WFP 30-inch LCD monitor

Dell's overdue entry into the oversize lane is three hundred bucks cheaper than Apple's 30-incher for the same my-god-its-full-of-stars 2560 x 1600 resolution. Michael Dell stressed that this isn't a living room television (they already sell those). It's a supersize PC monitor for IT admins, graphic designers, and multitasking gadget bloggers who surf, post, email, IM, watch Galactica and submit CES expense reports all at the very same time. Instead of upgrading your clock speed, try spreading out with more screen space.  As those moronic Jaguar ads say, gorgeous pays for itself.



4. Panasonic 103-inch 1080p PDP

Bigger is always better in the fast-expanding universe of flat panels. Matsushita proved it by shutting down the buzz on Samsung's and LG's 102-inch plasma screen with a display whose slightly bigger pixels make its face 0.9 percent lager. 1920 x 1080 progressive-scan resolution and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio mean you won't be able to see more of Call of Duty 2 than you do on a 23-inch screen, but you'll be able to see it from much, much further away.


5. Pioneer Inno & Samsung Helix

Satellite radio devices finally got it right, finally touched all the crucial features this year: what either XM or Sirius really needed was to be truly portable, have a feel similar to any regular MP3 player (and play pre-loaded user selected content), while having live satellite reception. And XM got there first --- while their new twins, the Pioneer Inno and the Samsung Helix, are a mite bit unwieldy compared to their straight MP3-audio playing cousins, the second generation of XM portable devices finally shed the wired external antennae in favor of a stubby aerial for live audio reception, as well as pre-recorded time-shifting of sat radio content, MP3 and WMA playback, an FM transmitter, and even the ability to dynamically "bookmark" songs and get them online from XM Napster once you sync up back at home.



6. Robosapien RS2 Media

Soon our robot army will be complete. Wowwee's latest model starts with the version two Robosapien and tacks on an LCD screen for watching videos or viewing images from Robo's headcam, an SD slot for capturing that data and storing scripts and media files, and a USB 1.0 port for connecting to an MP3 player. Speakers in the hands and a subwoofer in it's shiny metal, well, you know, deliver nice sound, and the preview function in the editing software is so fun that you might forget to play with the RS2 itself.


Intel VIIV7. Intel Viiv

This is Intel's first attempt to market a platform rather than a PC part, and they haven't quite figured out how to explain to us what it is. But we do know it's a bundle of hardware, software, standards and Intel add-on specs that enable PCs and possibly non-PCs (there was no Microsoft exec at the launch, which made CES oldsters crazy with pundit fever) to download, show, serve and share multiple feeds of super-fat video by doing a lot of it right on the chip. Intel's marketing pixie dust still smarts our eyes, but Viiv underscored for us that this year's CES was more about platforms, standards, and formats than specific devices.




Best Keynote: Google

Don't call it an "unkeynote." Google still trotted out the requisite joke product announcement, unconvincing celebrity endorser (Kenny Smith), and scripted partner CEO statement required for every CES presentation. But the surprise comedy team of Larry Page (who seems to have Attention Surplus Syndrome) and Robin Williams dwarfed the show's previous superstar cameos. We hope Larry and Robin play the Venetian next year. Another break from tradition: All their demos worked.



Best Booth: Sharp

Nah, Sharp didn't have the biggest booth at CES, or even one of the signature products of the show, but what they did bring to the floor was a beautiful, eerily serene oasis in the midst of all the chaos. Not that they didn't have some amazing stuff on-hand, most notably their new Dual-View display and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio LCD, but what Sharp proved at CES was that less was more. They let the products speak for themselves in a modern, minimalist booth that stood apart from the crass showmanship found elsewhere.
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PSP-controlled Honda Civic
2006-01-09T17:45:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,

You have a dinky little RF remote-controlled car. CES has a full-size, tricked-out Honda Civic that can be controlled over WiFi by a PSP. And we're not just talking about amateur moves like honking the horn or changing the radio station--you can actually drive this Civic (illegally, we presume) down the road using Metro Electronics in America's wild mod. As if piloting your car from the comfort of your sofa wasn't enough ("Civic, time for a beer run"), when you do feel like getting behind the wheel you'll be carting around a virtual Best Buy, as this Frankencar sports an eye-popping 24 LCD screens. Obviously this little proof-of-concept is not/never will be for sale, but an MEA spokesman quoted a fantasy world price of around $250,000.

[Via PSP Fanboy]
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Polaroid unveils 80GB PMP, portable gaming console
2006-01-09T17:10:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,


Polaroid seems to be branching out even farther from their traditional instant-but-washed-out photography model (they already sell all kinds of CE gear that tends to fly below the radar), as they were showing off yet two more non-imaging devices at CES. The first was an 80GB PMP with a nice-looking widescreen display that will supposedly be available in the fall for $600. Even more curious was some sort of PSP-like portable gaming console that may not be destined for the States judging by the non-English characters on its screen. Whatever regions are getting this will see it in August, although neither price nor other minor deets (processor, graphics, resolution, titles, networking capabilities, PMP features, etc.) were available. You can peep this mystery machine after the break.
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Seagate's "Tornado" removable hard disk standard
2006-01-09T16:15:00+00:00

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Seagate used CES to introduce their new removable hard disk standard, code-named "Tornado," aimed at taking on Iomega's REV drives and the iVDR (Information Versatile Disk for Removable) drive system. The Tornado system uses a regular hot-swappable hard drive that connects through a standard External Serial ATA port to a cradle that's connected to a PC via USB 2.0. Seagate sees loads of potential for the system, ranging from including codecs and AV ports so you can play media straight to your TV to including Tornado slots in in-car entertainment units and PVRs. Sounds sweet to us, but Seagate's not dropping any hints on when units might go into production.
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2006 Weblog Award nominations now open!
2006-01-09T15:35:00+00:00

Filed under:

Well, it's that time of year again! New Years festivities behind us and having buckled down tight for CES, the sixth annual Weblog Awards are almost upon us. Now, we're not about to solicit any of our dear readers for a nomination or anything, but if we should happen to find ourselves nominated for, say, the Best Computers or Technology Weblog, Best Writing of a Weblog, Best Group Weblog, or, ahem, Weblog of the Year awards, well, it'd certainly set our little hearts aflutter. These noms close tomorrow night (Tuesday Jan 10th) at 10:00PM EST though, so, um, do ya thing!

Yours truly,
Engadget
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HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger to get spec bumps in hw6900?
2006-01-09T15:24:00+00:00

Filed under: , ,

Even though we all caught 'em red-handed with that hw6700 a while back, rumor has it that the hw6500 minus SDIO, plus WiFi, more flash memory, and Windows Mobile 5.0 -- aka the hw6700 -- is being scrapped and re-upgraded and badged the hw6900. What's being changed? Well, apparently it won't have the 802.11g of the hw6700 (instead it'll use 802.11b), but it should keep that GPS, have 128MB flash memory, 64MB RAM, get bumped to a 416MHz Xscale CPU, and finally pick up Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2.0 (the version upgraded for push email support). Will and when will it happen? We've no idea, but we're hoping so, and soon, respectively.
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Best of CES 2006 (Engadget)
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 23:30:19 GMT
Filed under: CES , Features It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 12:17:37 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Yahoo! News
Creative's Zen Vision:M wins CNET Best of CES Award (Channel NewsAsia)
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 11:06:18 GMT
SINGAPORE : Creative Technology Ltd's Zen Vision:M has won the CNET Best of CES Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show. Zen Vision:M is Creative's premier 30GB video player, photo viewer and MP3 player.
Yahoo! News
Panasonic maker develops world's biggest plasma TV (AFP) Download http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20060105/capt.sge.teu26.050106205717.photo00.photo.default-384x249.jpg?x=130&y=84&sig=eEPEOGtCXWZYDq0pp2KZKQ--
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 20:57:24 GMT

An attendee looks at a 103" Panasonic plasma television, the world's largest, on the opening day of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP/Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)AFP - The Japanese maker of the Panasonic brand said it had developed the world's largest plasma-panel television set with a 103-inch (2.6 meter) screen.



Yahoo! News
Best of CES 2006
2006-01-09T18:15:00+00:00

Filed under: ,

It's a thousand-to-one shot to make our list, but these gadgets did it. Our Best of CES doesn't try to comprehensively span the breadth of product categories at the show, but is perhaps something we think is more representative of CES 2006 as a whole. A CES Zeitgeist, if you will. So don't send us a huffy email for ignoring the edible memory stick industry -- this is the short list of things we're still talking about now that CES is over:

Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

1. Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

The one gadget that grabbed everyone at Engadget's attention right at the beginning of the show was Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center. Portable video players are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the new Gigabeat looks like it'll have the skills to take on the iPod: a sleek, thin, light brushed aluminum casing, a crisp, bright QVGA display, and -- and here's the really important part -- it offers full integration with Vongo, that new online video download subscription service from Starz that'll let you download as many movies as you want from their catalog and watch them on your portable device.




2. Sony BDP-S1 vs Toshiba HD-XA1

Planning to buy a DVD player? Don't. But be prepared to wait it out. HD DVD players are already available but won't soon see the sweeter side of 30 GB. Blu-ray will rock 50 gigs (or more) out of the box, but that box will be a few more months in coming, and may set your bankbook back even further. The BDP-S1 and the HD-XA1 are the flagship next-gen optical devices from the figurehead next-gen optical companies, and while they may not necessarily be any better than the other first generation Blu-ray or HD DVD drives, they're certainly representative of the very large, ominous battle about to be fought.



3. Dell 3007WFP 30-inch LCD monitor

Dell's overdue entry into the oversize lane is three hundred bucks cheaper than Apple's 30-incher for the same my-god-its-full-of-stars 2560 x 1600 resolution. Michael Dell stressed that this isn't a living room television (they already sell those). It's a supersize PC monitor for IT admins, graphic designers, and multitasking gadget bloggers who surf, post, email, IM, watch Galactica and submit CES expense reports all at the very same time. Instead of upgrading your clock speed, try spreading out with more screen space.  As those moronic Jaguar ads say, gorgeous pays for itself.



4. Panasonic 103-inch 1080p PDP

Bigger is always better in the fast-expanding universe of flat panels. Matsushita proved it by shutting down the buzz on Samsung's and LG's 102-inch plasma screen with a display whose slightly bigger pixels make its face 0.9 percent lager. 1920 x 1080 progressive-scan resolution and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio mean you won't be able to see more of Call of Duty 2 than you do on a 23-inch screen, but you'll be able to see it from much, much further away.


5. Pioneer Inno & Samsung Helix

Satellite radio devices finally got it right, finally touched all the crucial features this year: what either XM or Sirius really needed was to be truly portable, have a feel similar to any regular MP3 player (and play pre-loaded user selected content), while having live satellite reception. And XM got there first --- while their new twins, the Pioneer Inno and the Samsung Helix, are a mite bit unwieldy compared to their straight MP3-audio playing cousins, the second generation of XM portable devices finally shed the wired external antennae in favor of a stubby aerial for live audio reception, as well as pre-recorded time-shifting of sat radio content, MP3 and WMA playback, an FM transmitter, and even the ability to dynamically "bookmark" songs and get them online from XM Napster once you sync up back at home.



6. Robosapien RS2 Media

Soon our robot army will be complete. Wowwee's latest model starts with the version two Robosapien and tacks on an LCD screen for watching videos or viewing images from Robo's headcam, an SD slot for capturing that data and storing scripts and media files, and a USB 1.0 port for connecting to an MP3 player. Speakers in the hands and a subwoofer in it's shiny metal, well, you know, deliver nice sound, and the preview function in the editing software is so fun that you might forget to play with the RS2 itself.


Intel VIIV7. Intel Viiv

This is Intel's first attempt to market a platform rather than a PC part, and they haven't quite figured out how to explain to us what it is. But we do know it's a bundle of hardware, software, standards and Intel add-on specs that enable PCs and possibly non-PCs (there was no Microsoft exec at the launch, which made CES oldsters crazy with pundit fever) to download, show, serve and share multiple feeds of super-fat video by doing a lot of it right on the chip. Intel's marketing pixie dust still smarts our eyes, but Viiv underscored for us that this year's CES was more about platforms, standards, and formats than specific devices.




Best Keynote: Google

Don't call it an "unkeynote." Google still trotted out the requisite joke product announcement, unconvincing celebrity endorser (Kenny Smith), and scripted partner CEO statement required for every CES presentation. But the surprise comedy team of Larry Page (who seems to have Attention Surplus Syndrome) and Robin Williams dwarfed the show's previous superstar cameos. We hope Larry and Robin play the Venetian next year. Another break from tradition: All their demos worked.



Best Booth: Sharp

Nah, Sharp didn't have the biggest booth at CES, or even one of the signature products of the show, but what they did bring to the floor was a beautiful, eerily serene oasis in the midst of all the chaos. Not that they didn't have some amazing stuff on-hand, most notably their new Dual-View display and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio LCD, but what Sharp proved at CES was that less was more. They let the products speak for themselves in a modern, minimalist booth that stood apart from the crass showmanship found elsewhere.
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Engadget
PSP-controlled Honda Civic
2006-01-09T17:45:00+00:00

Filed under: , , ,

You have a dinky little RF remote-controlled car. CES has a full-size, tricked-out Honda Civic that can be controlled over WiFi by a PSP. And we're not just talking about amateur moves like honking the horn or changing the radio station--you can actually drive this Civic (illegally, we presume) down the road using Metro Electronics in America's wild mod. As if piloting your car from the comfort of your sofa wasn't enough ("Civic, time for a beer run"), when you do feel like getting behind the wheel you'll be carting around a virtual Best Buy, as this Frankencar sports an eye-popping 24 LCD screens. Obviously this little proof-of-concept is not/never will be for sale, but an MEA spokesman quoted a fantasy world price of around $250,000.

[Via PSP Fanboy]
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