Our on-demand future is nearing, and boy does it look bright: Vizio’s Connected HDTV partners with Adobe, Netflix, Yahoo, Amazon, Blockbuster, Flickr, Pandora, Rhapsody and others.
Samsung has unleashed an onslaught of new Blu-ray gadgets decked out in cardinal, including the sexy slim BD-P4600 player, the BD8200 soundbar and the BD7200 2.1 home theater.
OQO’s Model 2+ is official; similar in shape to the outgoing Model 02, the 2+ gets a bright new OLED touchscreen display, Intel Atom CPU, 2 GB RAM and 3G speeds via Gobi.
Considerably sleeker than their current Small Wonders, RCA’s EZ209HD is a mini HD camcorder with HDMI out, a MicroSD slot (up to 16 GB) and a high-speed 60fps sports mode.
The Olympus SP-590UZ is the new close-up king with 26x optical zoom with a 26-676mm focal length; dual image stablization, 10fps shooting and a 12 MP CCD round things out.
HP’s Firebird desktop arrives 1/9 with two Nvidia 9800s cards in SLI, an integrated GPU for Windows, a Core 2 Quad CPU, liquid cooling system and external PSU to keep things quiet.
Sure, robots could save lives, but truth be told we’ll probably make them serve beer: Jamie Price’s BaR2D2 is an RC mobile bar with an elevator and six-bottle shot dispenser.
Resembling sunglasses, Vuzix’s 920AV virtual reality goggles feature see-thru lens that let you still see the world around you, while viewing images as if on a 60″ monitor at 9 feet.
Logitech’s G13 keyboard was just the vanguard for their G-series gaming products, which include a 7.1 surround sound headset, keyboard with LCD and 5000 DPI laser mouse.
Running on Athlon’s new 1.6GHz Neo MV-40 CPU, the HP dv2 is a 12.1″ ultraportable notebook with a 92% keyboard, optional draft-n Wi-Fi and HDMI-out; it’ll weigh about 3.8 lbs.
Look, it’s a monolith: LaCie’s Hard Disk MAX is an all-black mirror polished enclosure for a pair of 1 TB drives (RAID 0 or 1). The ominous blue LED? It turns Jovian planets into stars.
With a 2.8″ touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, aGPS, 3MP camera and secondary VGA camera for video calls, Motorola’s SURF A3100 squeezes a lot in; too bad it’s Asia and Latin America only.
Lenovo isn’t known for its desktops, but their all-in-one IdeaCentre A600 makes a splash with a 21.5″ frameless screen a-la iMac, Blu-ray drive and remote that doubles as a VOIP handset.
Apple’s 17″ MacBook Pro is finally here in unibody form; other specs: non-removable battery good for 8 hours, 9400M/9600M GT video, optional SSD and add-on antiglare screen.
Canon has dropped a slew of camcorders for 2009; at the top: the Vixia HF S10 packs an 8.59 MP CMOS sensor, 10x lens, HDMI out and 1920×1080 full HD recording at 24Mbps.
Psyko’s 5.1 gaming headphones truly live up to their insane moniker; they produce 3D surround sound by squeezing in five speakers and a subwoofer. Also included: mic and 5.1 amp.
An update to its entertainment-oriented Y-series, Lenovo’s Y650, Y550 and Y450 are 16″-14″ notebooks with a 16:9 glossy screen, multi-touch trackpad, and tapered design cues.
The Onion is at it again with this Apple spoof of the MacBook Wheel; it’s similar to The MacTini but better produced. Best line: “I’ll buy just about anything if it’s shiny and made by Apple.”
Also debuting at CES: Blaupunkt and miRoamer are teaming up to release the first in-car internet radio receiver; early models will connect via Bluetooth to a 3G/HSDPA/HSPA device.
A more affordable version of Kodak’s Zi6 camcorder, the Zx1 gets a smaller 2″ LCD, but it also includes two hotly requested features: 720p HD at 60fps and an SD/SDHC slot.
Give your first or second gen iPod a second lease on a musical life by turning it into a 2.25″ speaker; DIYer Jordan Horwich details how to build a pair of your own for under $100.
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