I met up with Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, the CEO and founder of Boston Power, at CES 2009. Her company that hopes to drastically improve the longevity of notebook batteries. HP's the first notebook OEM to sell Boston Power batteries, which can stand up to 1,000 or more cycles and be charged up to 80% capcity in just 30 minutes.
Dorette from SanDisk showed me the company's full lineup of solid state drives at CES 2009. but I'm much more excited about the SanDisk G3 SSDs. The G3 series, which are available in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB will start at just $149 at retail.
I knew I was going to get to spend some time with some execs at CES 2009, but I didn't plan on meeting the CEO of Blendtec, who's better know as 'that guy' from "Will it Blend." I talked with Tom Dickson about the success of his videos and how it's impacted his business.
The guys from NVIDIA showed me a demo of 1080p video playing on the an NVIDIA Ion reference design. This little computer is the precursor to netbooks that will be capable of playing high definition video.
NVIDIA's new Ion platform is built to deliver a fully capable PC in a netbook form factor. Drew Henry showed me the reference platform, which combines an Intel Atom processor with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics. This combination means you can enjoy high definition content or even play video games.
HP iPrint Photo is a cool little application that enables iPhone and iPod Touch owners to print via WiFi to their HP Photosmart printers. You can print any photo that's on your iPhone onto 4"x6" photo paper in about 20 seconds. Check out this demo at the HP booth at The Digital Experience.
Freescale and Pegatron are ushering a new generation of netbooks that will combine excellent battery life, good looks and low cost. The two partners are hoping to bring the ARM-based netbook to market within the next few months under the flagship of a major OEM at a retail price of $199 to $299.