Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ850 TH-50PZ850 TH-58PZ850 TH-65PZ850 Flagship Plasmas

Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ850 TH-50PZ850 TH-58PZ850 TH-65PZ850 Flagship Plasmas

Panasonic’s following their very highly regarded 750 series plasma with a PZ850 series. Since the 750 was king for awhile (pre Pioneer Kuro), we can expect great things from the 850. The biggest change is the introduction of an IPTV system, which will stream content like the YouTube (maybe) they…

Taser Unveils MP3-Playing Holster, Tacky Leopard-Print Tasers

Taser Unveils MP3-Playing Holster, Tacky Leopard-Print Tasers

Taser wants its products to be common gadgets along the same lines as cell phones and MP3 players; you know, the stuff you always carry with you. That’s why it’s released a belt hoster for its tasers that can be loaded up with 1GB of MP3s. Perhaps the most feature-free…

LaCie Announces HDDs, Industry Orientated Display

LaCie Announces HDDs, Industry Orientated Display

The guys at LaCie just announced four new external hard drives, aimed at various markets and a 24-inch stonking screen. Check out the lot below (all prices quoted in USD): • LaCie d2 Quadra ($189.) Offers quadruple interface (USB/FW400/FW800/eSATA), and will be available in capacities ranging from 320GB to 1TB….

SanDisk Sansa Clip Gets Silvery, Goes F’n Nuts: 4GB for $US80

SanDisk Sansa Clip Gets Silvery, Goes F’n Nuts: 4GB for $US80

What Up: SanDisk’s Sansa Clip update is on the money: Storage capacity bumped to 4GB, and it’s only 90 bucks, an awesome mp3-player dollars-to-data ratio. Plus, the new silver sheen makes the old black plastic Clip look positively uncivilised. What Blows: The battery life only eeks past “decent” at 15…

Polaroid Unveils 2008 Lineup: Media Storage, TV, and Digital Imaging

Polaroid Unveils 2008 Lineup: Media Storage, TV, and Digital Imaging

Polaroid’s CES lineup is a little on the underwhelming side, but there are a few products that are worth a quick mention. These products include the Freescape Media Exchange, the Freescape mobile player, a full-HD widescreen LCD TV, a Wi-Fi digital frame, and an 8.0 megapixel camera. More details after…

Audiovox Intros the FPS10: A “Discreet” Flat Subwoofer

Audiovox Intros the FPS10: A “Discreet” Flat Subwoofer

The new FPS10 subwoofer from Audiovox / Acoustic Research features a flat design that stands in stark opposition to the big and bulky subwoofers we are used to. At 31.5″w x 4.5″h x 15.2″d, the FPS10 is lean enough to be hidden under a couch or behind an entertainment cabinet….

SonicPak Brings The Funk To Your Backside

SonicPak Brings The Funk To Your Backside

Targus’ SonicPak is a backpack with front panel speakers so you can annoy impress everyone you walk by with your cool choice in music. It has a 15.4″ padded laptop compartment and a secure pocket for an MP3 player, which hooks up via headphone cable to the front panel. The…

Asus R700 3D GPS Navigator and Portable Media Player Mutant

Asus R700 3D GPS Navigator and Portable Media Player Mutant

The Gear: Ah, convergence at its best. Asus cross-bred a GPS navigator that does 3D maps and real-time traffic info with a typical Taiwanese PMP that handles MP3s, videos and photos in a 1.3-cm thick unit. The touchscreener also uses Bluetooth to verbalise incoming text messages (probably poorly) and dial…

ASUS’ Nova P22 PC Is Small, Sleek, and Powerful

ASUS’ new PC, the Nova P22, has solid specs for a small machine. A Core 2 Duo processor, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, built-in speakers and a slot-loading disc drive round out the 122-cubic inch package. The P22 also supports 5.1 speaker configurations if surround sound is your thing. It will retail…

NYTimes: CES Sucks

The NYTimes has a piece on CES suggesting that the high signal to noise ratio is making it increasingly difficult for companies to leave their mark here and launch a successful product. Yes. Yes, I agree. Please, bring back the summer CES session, and split this beast in half. I…

Motorola Z10 and ROKR E8 Hands On

Motorola Z10 and ROKR E8 Hands On

As with all Motorola phones, the new Z10 and Rokr E8 are innovative but not so much to be considered breakthrough technologies. Click through for specs and some impressions.

Hello Motorola Press Party

Hello Motorola Press Party

The Motorola Z10 multimedia phone. We open with a long demo of the Z10, which has built-in video edited tools and a wireless broadband video uplink via HSDPA quadband GSM. *30 fps *8 GB expandable memory *16 million colour display As much camera as phone. Moving on to the Rokr…

Belkin Podcast Studio, iPods Get XLR

Belkin Podcast Studio, iPods Get XLR

The Pitch: Use your iPod for mobile podcast/audio recording. The Gadget: Belkin Podcast Studio is an advanced attachment for your iPod to add high quality recording capabilities. Dual XLR and 1/4-inch channels offer a solid range of recording options. A built-in mic and speaker are powered by their own battery,…

iRiver UMPC Has Touch Screen, Flash Storage and Super Cuteness

iRiver UMPC Has Touch Screen, Flash Storage and Super Cuteness

The GoodsThe iRiver Wing is a cute little UMPC with a touchscreen and 4GB of flash storage. It’s got Wi-Fi, obviously, and supposedly is instant-on. No word on the battery life. The Catch It runs Windows CE Pro for the OS, and the keyboard looks like it could be difficult…

iRiver SPINN PMP  Uses “Warm Analogue Controls” Whatever That Means

iRiver SPINN PMP Uses “Warm Analogue Controls” Whatever That Means

The Goods The flash-based SPINN PMP uses iRiver’s eponymous SPINN UI, which “combines warmth of analog controls” with digital content—apparently this means a wheel of some sort. It’s stacked PMP-wise, otherwise: 3.2-inch 480×272 screen, FM tuner, flash, Bluetooth, dictionary and 30fps MP4 playback. The shell and UI are also really…

Shots of Bill’s Concept Mobile OS Look a Little Like WM7

Shots of Bill’s Concept Mobile OS Look a Little Like WM7

Though Microsoft swears this is “not something we plan to productide,” the concept mobile OS Bill Gates just demonstrated in his CES 2008 keynote looked hauntingly like something that might be found in imminent we’ve heard tell of. What’s your opinion? [