CES 2008

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Cocoon Innovations: Best Bags of CES 2009

cocoon_bags_ces-8Cocoon Innovations is about to change how women carry their gadgets. This stylish startup's selection of sleeves and bags are the nicest I saw at CES and the only ones that come close to being able to hold everything business women carry on a regular basis.
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HP's Special Edition Asian Odyssey Notebook

HP MTV Special Edition Asian OdysseyJoao Oliveira won HP's and MTV's Take Action, Make Art global design competition last year with his "Asian Odyssey" design. I met Joao at CES 2008 in Las Vegas to check out his design, which will be appear on a special edition dv2700 series notebook.
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Ravi Sood of VooDooPC at CES 2008

Ravi SoodI caught up with Ravi Sood, of HP's gaming division. Ravi's brother founded VooDooPC in 1991 to make performance PCs and sold the company in late 2006 to HP.
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SkinIt Launches Customize Tool for Easier Laptop Personalization

SkinIt VPMark Batliner sat down with Notebooks.com to talk about SkinIt's customizeable service and how customers are changing the look of their gadgets more often than their underwear...err almost. With more than 2,500 designs ready to go and a new online design studio, it's easier than ever to make your notebook stand out from the crowd.
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Sony Releases Premium TZ, SZ, FZ and AR Notebooks (video)

Sony VAIO Premium NotebooksSony didn't have any brand spanking new notebooks for us at CES 2008, but they did have some impressively spec'd TZ, SZ, FZ and AR series VAIO notebooks on hand. We stopped by the Sony booth at CES 2008 to take a closer look.
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Motorola ROKR E8 Demo

ROCK E8Here's a quick demo of Motorola's ROKR E8, which was announced at CES 2008. The ROKR E8 uses 'morphing' technology to switch its user interface between phone, music and camera modes. The slick glass plate display features haptic touch, which means it vibrates to simulate the experience of touching a physical keypad.
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DicaPac Waterproof Housings Demo (video)

DicaPac CaseDon't want to lay down the cash for a waterproof camera or housing? DiCaPac makes simple, flexible housing for digital cameras, SLRs, cell phones & other gadgets for around $35!
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What’s HP’s CTO Carry in His Gadget Bag?

Phil McKinney HP CTOI caught up with Phil McKinney, HP's Chief Technology Officer for Personal Systems Group, at CES 2008 and we talked about what he's carrying these days. He uses an iPaq 610 with Windows Mobile and a Compaq 2710p, with an integrated 3G wireless broadband card.
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Dell’s Top Gamer with the World of Warcraft XPS M1730 Notebook

Dell World of Warcraft, Frag DollsWe have the perfect notebook for you if you've got a World of Warcraft addiction and about $6,000 to blow. Eric Reichly, Dell's gaming program evangelist is one of the most enthusiastic guys I've met at CES and the ladies love him and the machine he helped build.
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Zen Stone Plus from Creative

Creative Stone PlusThe tiny Creative Stone (1GB or 2GB) and Stone Plus (2GB or 4GB) include a built-in speaker, that's just loud enough to kinda-sorta enjoy your music without headphones. Both models have a FM receiver and can record audio. The Creative Stone Plus has a display so you can navigate through your music collection.
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Notebooks in da BlogHaus!

BlogHaus MacBooksLast night I headed over to the BlogHaus (a suite at the Bellagio hotel that's set up with everything a blogger could possibly need to blog to the wee hours of the morning) and snapped this picture of a bunch of bloggers unanimously working on MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
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Fujutsu ScanSnap S300 Demo (video)

Fujitsu SnapScan S300We took a look at the Fujitsu SnapScan S300 mobile scanner at CES 2008. This USB-powered scanner scans both sides of your documents in a single pass at up to eight pages per minute when plugged in and four pages per minute when running on USB power.
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Motorola Pure H12 Bluetooth Headset (video)

Pure H12 MotoNatalie from Motorola shows off the Moto Pure H12 bluetooth headset with Crystal Talk at CES 2008. Crystal Talk is a noise-reduction technology that makes it easier to hear calls in a noisy environment. The Pure H12 won a CES 2008 Innovations Award.
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Fujitsu Intros 300GB External Drive

Fujitsu 300GB External Hard DriveFujitsu introduced a 2.5-inch external hard disk drive, which has a very creative name: "The Fujitsu External Hard Disk Drive." The 300GB/4200RPM costs $229 and a 120GB/5400RPM version costs $129.
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Lenovo VeriFace Recognition (video)

lenovo veriface recogitionLenovo's VeriFace Recognition let's you use your face as your password. Instead of typing in your password, the Lenovo IdeaPad's webcam detects your face and automatically logs you into your account. Matt Kohut says this system is secure and is tough to trick. Check out the video demo below.
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Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Demo (video)

Lenovo IdeaPad U110Here's a demo of the just-announced Lenovo IdeaPad U110 with Matt Kohut. The IdeaPad is built for consumers, and is a clear departure from the company's flagship ThinkPad series.
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HSDPA on a Fujitsu U810: 3697 kb/s Upload (video demo)

HSDPA Speedtest results U810Fujitsu introduced two computers with AT&T's HSDPA built-in today and I got a chance to play with them. I pointed the U810 to speedtest.net and was blown away by its upload speed. The speed test starts off slow on the download portion, but the upload speed shoots to 3697 kb/s! I've been struggling to get 10% of that speed using my Sprint EVDO cards.
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Live at CES with HP’s CTO

I'm eating lunch with a bunch of bloggers and HP's CTO. Phil McKinney is talking about trends in the notebook marketplace. Check out the video after the jump.
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Alienware Area 51 m15x announced (video)

Alienware Area 51 m15xChris from Alienware showed me the new Area 51 m15x gaming and multimedia notebook. It's the only 15.4-inch notebook with Intel Core 2 Extreme processor and NVIDIA 8800M GTX graphics card. The Area 51 m15x has a media bay that can handle a second hard drive, for up to 640GB of storage. There's an optional Blu-ray drive if you want to enjoy movies at full 1080p goodness.