OtterBox’s Tandem Series is godsend for Palm Pre owners in search of a case: it features silicone-lined polycarbonate front and back shells that let you slide the screen smoothly.
Earthy both in terms of design and eco-friendliness, Design Hara’s HTPC is a mini-ITX unit with recyclable cypress or rose wood chassis; it also uses 1/3 the energy of desktop computers.
Jay’s DIY phaser may be a class 3B laser that uses a 12X Blu-ray diode, but you’ll throw your Vulcan side out the nearest airlock once you watch the video above: PEW! PEW! PEW!
Lenovo’s China-only Lephone includes a snap-on keyboard a-la the Ideapad U1; the phone itself features a 3.7″ touchscreen, 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, and two cameras (one front-facing).
The AirStash is the swiss army knife of flash drives: it’s not only wireless, pocketable SD card storage for your iPhone/iTouch, but also streams movies and music and shares files.
Mad Catz goes mature with their new Eclipse Collection; it mixes upmarket metal finishes and minimalist design with touch-sensitive technology on their keyboards and mice.
Part printer replacement, part ereader, Plastic Logic’s QUE proReader features an 8.5×11″ touchscreen, Office/Outlook compatibility, virtual keyboard, WiFi, BT, and 3G. Thanks, everyone!
Razer slices into the console market with the Onza and Chimaera, both for Xbox 360; the former is a controller with adjustable analog sticks while the latter is a 5.1 circumaural headset.
We’re a bit past 2001, but Sony’s Bravia NX800 evolves your home theater with 1080p HD, 240Hz refresh rate, WiFi, and a monolithic pedestal that tilts the 46″-60″ HDTV 6 degrees.
Those of you lucky enough to live in a 4G area, Overdrive arrives 1/10/2010: the MiFi-like router connects to Sprint’s WiMAX and 3G networks and share up to five devices over WiFi.
Available 1/25/2010 with Verizon, Palm doubles down with the Pre Plus (16 GB, no home button) and Pixi Plus (WiFi); both can also serve as 3G hotspots with up to 5 devices tethered.
Dell Alienware’s M11x packs a 15″ laptop into a sub-12″ form factor; it features an 11.6″ 720p screen, Nvidia GT335M card, 6+ hours of battery life, and DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA-out.
It may be gimmicky, but 3D arrives in home theaters this year via Sony and Panasonic, with both releasing 3D-capable TVs which will require special glasses; also: DIRECTV HD 3D.
Slim and light at 1″/3 lbs. but well-equipped, Sony’s 13.1″ carbon fiber and aluminum Vaio Z boasts a Core i5 or i7 CPU, HDMI-out, 3G, hybrid graphics system, and 512 GB SSD.
Sony’s Vaio F tops out their entertainment notebook line with a 16.4″ 16:9 1080p screen, HDMI-out, GeForce GT330M or 310M, up to 8 GB RAM, standard Core i7, and optional Blu-ray.
Motorola’s Backflip is inside-out with both the keyboard and 3.1″ touch screen facing outwards; the 3G-capable phone runs Android 1.5 and includes WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5 MP camera.
Olive+THIEL’s HD Music System hits high-end wallets with the Olive 4+ 2TB music-over-IP server, self-powered THIEL SCS4 200W speakers, and iPhone/iPod Touch remote app.
Bring the boom to your boxers with Logitech’s Speaker Lapdesk N700; it’s a quirky combination of ergonomic, air-cooled comfort and integrated stereo speakers for your laptop.
Bill Owen’s District 9 case mod is Wikus-worthy: hand-weathered and distressed with rust surfacing and bullet holes, it includes the Prawn-DNA canister, alien lettering, and MNU logo.
Mad Catz updates its gaming-centric Cyborg line with four flavors of R.A.T. mouses; they top out with a programmable wireless 5600 dpi laser unit with weight system and Li-ion batteries.
Consollection collects every major console on one page; it’s not perfect (e.g, Atari’s Lynx is labeled as a Sega), but you’ll shed happy 8-bit tears reminiscing of simpler, cartridgey days.
We could talk about how Parrot’s AR.Drone is the first quadricopter remotely controlled by iPhone via WiFi, or that it has two on-board cameras, but man–this ain’t no bird, it’s a flyin’ badass.
As if an 18.4″ screen, a Core i7 CPU, GeForce 334M, 1.28 TB HDD, Blu-ray, USB 3.0 ports, and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers weren’t enough: Asus’ NX90 has two touchpads.
Lenovo’s 10″ Skylight targets the netbook crowd, weighing under 2 lbs and offering 3G, Wi-Fi, and up to 10 hours of battery life; it’ll be sold directly or through AT&T at a subsidized price.
Western Digital gets up to speed with its My Book 3.0; it’s the first available external hard drive with a speedy 4.8 Gb/s USB 3.0 interface and comes in 1 TB and 2 TB sizes.
Google’s Nexus One is official: it’s available unlocked or via T-Mo/VZW and features a 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen, 5 MP camera, video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Android 2.1.
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