So check this out. This thing folds open like a book and on the left is an e-reader that you can draw on, and on the right is a netbook running Linux with Google Android. You can drag notes from the left and drag them into the netbook on the right. It’s got wifi and will have 3g. All this for 490$, the price of a Kindle DX. It’s aimed at students, would be a great notetaking or classroom device.
Available for $299 in fiberglass and $599 in carbon fiber with kevlar. Good luck breaking into this wallet. This thing has a fingerprint reader to allow you to open it. It can also sync with your cell phone via bluetooth. Why? So that if you walk away and leave your wallet behind, it’ll set off an alarm on you wallet and your phone. Awesome.
This is the only thing today, and it’s kind of sad. My headphones get tangled in my pocket all day, whenever I take them off to interact with humanity. The spot two is a simple product meant to address that.
I was tempted by that Que pro reader, but I still can’t find a place for an E-book reader in my life.
Figured I’d post a list of the stuff I see at CES that I really want, and then see in a few months how much I still have interest in.
Syabas PopBox HD
This thing has the Anime provider that can legally stream Japanese Naruto episodes in the US. In HD. I already subscribe to it on their website, I’d love an easy way to watch it on my TV. Also streams Revision3 and Netflix and other goodies.
Apparently also has the anime provider and Revision3, so this may be an option. There’s also a good chance that TWiT could end up there too (Boxee’s current twit interface is flash fan rips).
TWiT’s interview with Ford’s CEO
Yeah, I know, it’s not a car show, yet all the coverage of Ford Sync and how cool it is and how it has an SDK now makes me want all that cool fun in my car.
Okay so this isn’t really a want at this point since I just got done putting in my order. Custom fit ear bud covers that make them stay in your ear even while exercising as well as feeling more comfortable. All for only 20$. I love the functionality of my Apple ear buds with my iPhone, but they get uncomfortable when worn for hours and fall out if I’m doing any sort of heavy activity, so this looks to be just what I need. Right now you take a picture of your ear and upload it and they send you the covers, but they’re releasing an iPhone app this month that’ll do the whole sizing process for you. Very clever.
Have you been wondering, “Hey, I’m a geek, how am I supposed to be getting CES coverage this year?” There are so many formats nowadays to consume content: tech blogs, tech news sites, liveblogs, livestreams, network television broadcasts, and about 300000 streaming video sites. It can get a bit overwhelming. Let me point out what I think are the two best outfits to get your CES coverage from this year.
TWIT (This Week In Tech, a 24/7 streaming tech news and editorial network):
live.twit.tv – They’re streaming live here from the 6th the 11th, this is their main coverage and has floor interviews as they happen, with no editing and tons more info that you’ll get from any Today Show Al Roker segment. Oh and TWiT is run and hosted by Leo Laporte, who was THE GUY back in the day on Tech TV and has become even MORE of THE GUY in the world of podcast and internet streaming.
twit.tv/ces – This is where the stuff they stream during the day gets produced and put up for download after the fact, so you can watch it on your own time.
twitlive.posterous.com/ – Coverage of the coverage. Leo takes live videos on the Qik page as they go through CES. Other staffers post photos in the posterous page. Let’s you get to know the crew a little better and get the fun behind the scenes moments.
revision3.com/ces2010?hp – Revision3 is having three of their shows staff do coverage of CES and putting up all the videos on this page for your easy access. Tekzilla’s staff in particular has a number of former Tech TV people including the awesome Patrick Norton. This is where you’re going to want to look if you want condensed coverage of as much as possible and not the more leisurely livestream strolling that TWiT will have.
Convention coverage just seems to get better and better on the internet each year. It’s already been the place we geeks went to in order to get info from people who know what they’re talking about. CES 2010 is now bring together all the great Internet TV work of the past few years and delivers it live and more polished than it’s ever been. Highly recommended.