Belkin Laptop Hideaway Is a Computer Caddy

Belkin Laptop Hideaway Is a Computer Caddy

You know those remote caddies—often shaped like dogs, cats and other cute, inedible animals? Belkin is releasing such a product of their own called the Laptop Hideaway. Designed to sit easily beside a chair or desk, and be transported ala purse man bag, the Laptop Hideaway holds laptops up to…

Sony 27-inch OLED Prototype Gallery

Sony 27-inch OLED Prototype Gallery

Along with announcing that its 11-inch OLED TV is coming to the US (for a mere $US2,500), Sony also unveiled a much larger 27-inch OLED prototype. It has a one million-to-one contrast ratio, and the panel is less than 10mm deep—the screen itself is the thickness of three credit cards…

Sony’s 11-inch XEL-1 OLED TV Finally Ships in January for $2,500

The Pitch: Sony finally brings their OLED TV (which we’ve been seeing and hearing about forever) to market at $US2,500 in January. It’s the first OLED TV in the US, and takes advantage of OLED’s 1 million to 1 contrast ratio, low power consumption, and rapid response time. The Catch:…

Giz Explains: Sony’s Camcorders

We’ve feared Sony’s monstrous CES 2008 camcorder release since last year. It’s not that we dislike camcorders—or Sony’s camcorders. It’s that Sony launches about 50 “new” camcorders a year and we try to figure out the trends so you don’t have to. Here’s their new line, in handy cheat sheet…

VAIO AR Performance Laptop Gets Penryn Bump

Sony’s top-of-the-line “desktop replacement” is even more spec’d out than before. With a 2.5 GHz T9300 Penyrn processor. It also has a 400 GB HDD, 512 MB NVIDIA graphics card, and 4 GB RAM, which add to the 17″ 1080p screen, HDMI out and Blu-ray burner. All for $US3300.

Sony Drops DSLR Price to $700 With Faster Entry-Level Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Drops DSLR Price to $700 With Faster Entry-Level Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony’s Alpha A100 is getting bumped by a more affordable but hotter performing DSLR, the A200. Available in February for $US700 with 18-70mm lens, it will feature Super SteadyShot body-based image stabilization, a 2.7″ LCD, noise control for ISO up to 3200, and reduced autofocus, improved controls and quieter shutter…

Sony Joins Sound Bar Bandwagon with RHT-S10 Sound Wall Home Theatre System

Sony Joins Sound Bar Bandwagon with RHT-S10 Sound Wall Home Theatre System

The surround-bar concept is getting around, so much so that Sony—originator of the all-in-one Dream system—is finally on board. The Sound Wall Home Theater System RHT-S10 doesn’t have a DVD drive, like the Polk’s SurroundBar 360. Rather, it’s a full audio-only 5.1 system with no rear speakers, optimised (surprise, surprise)…

Dr. Dre Creates Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones with Monster Cable

Dr. Dre Creates Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones with Monster Cable

Dr. Dre, the Chronic King, is making his first foray into consumer electronics, releasing a pair of headphones with none other than Monster. The $US400 headphones will indeed feature “rich deep bass—a Dr. Dre trademark.” Here’s what the Doctor himself has to say: “When I’m making a track I’m trying…

Casio Announces More Skinny, Probably Mediocre EXILIM Point-and-Shoots

Casio Announces More Skinny, Probably Mediocre EXILIM Point-and-Shoots

Casio just announced some new point-and-shoots in its EXILIM line, including the “world’s smallest and thinnest 10-megapixel camera,” the EX-S10. Look, I’m as excited as the next guy that you’ve managed to make a 15-mm-wide camera, but if it takes crappy photos I could really care less how small it…

Samsung Live Blog

Samsung Live Blog

The biggest crowd yet streamed into the Samsung press event, and we’re here to fill you in on all the latest coolness. We’re packed into here like sardines, and something’s about to happen. The demo gods are frowning on Samsung today, because an attempt to connect video wirelessly from a…

Samsung SC-HMX20C HD Camcorder Shoots 1080p Onto Flash Memory

Samsung SC-HMX20C HD Camcorder Shoots 1080p Onto Flash Memory

The skinny: Samsung has figured out how to record 1080p onto flash memory with this SC-HMX20C camcorder. The 10.9-ounce shooter has 8GB of internal flash memory, and can output its sweet 30 frame-per-second video via USB or HDMI. And hey, it has a with its 2.7-inch touchscreen. The catch: We…

Samsung Soundbar X810 Self-Contained Speaker System Also Contains DVD Player

Samsung Soundbar X810 Self-Contained Speaker System Also Contains DVD Player

The Pitch: Samsung’s 5.8GHz wireless Soundbar HT-X810, an all-in-one single wall-mountable speaker unit that contains a DVD player and looks like something Batman would use in his Batcave Bat-hroom. It also has a subwoofer, DVD player and Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio. The Catch: The DVD player upscales to 1080p,…

Samsung Announces Z510 Series of Wireless Home-Theatre-in-a-Box Systems

Samsung Announces Z510 Series of Wireless Home-Theatre-in-a-Box Systems

Samsung just dropped three new 5.8GHz wireless Home-Theatre-in-a-Box systems in the new Z510 series. First there’s the HT-Z510, which comes with a receiver, a sub and four small satellite speakers. The Z512 (pictured) swaps out two of those small satellites for tallboy speakers, and the Z515 has four tallboys and…

Samsung’s Lowly LCD Line for 2008: 720p Series 4 and 1080p Series 5

Samsung’s Lowly LCD Line for 2008: 720p Series 4 and 1080p Series 5

The Basics: Samsung’s mid and lower tier LCDs announced at 2008 include the Series 4 line with 720p resolution and sizes from 19, 22, 26, 32, 37, and 40 inches. The Series 5 line gets 1080p res and sizes in 32, 37, 40, 46, and 52 inches. March 2008. I’d…

Hands On the Panasonic HDC-SD9 Camcorder, Cramming 1080p Onto Its Tininess

Hands On the Panasonic HDC-SD9 Camcorder, Cramming 1080p Onto Its Tininess

The 1080p camcorders get even tinier, and this $US1099.95 HDC-SD9 camcorder takes that to the extreme. Check it out next to an iPhone, and you’ll see that Panasonic’s claims of this being the smallest 1080p camcorder yet might just be true. Once Panasonic releases its 32GB SDHC card, this little…

DIY Egg Gun: Take Your Passion for Vandalism to the Next Level

DIY Egg Gun: Take Your Passion for Vandalism to the Next Level

It’s a shame that Halloween is over because an egg gun would have taken a lot of the work (and sore shoulder muscles) out of any punk kid’s busy vandalism agenda. All you need is a cardboard tube, a caulking gun, some electrical tape and a butane lighter. The video…

Hey Toshiba, Keep Your Chin Up

Hey Toshiba, Keep Your Chin Up

Hey Toshiba, how’s it going? It’s been rough, these Warner bailing and HD DVD looking like it’s on the Bataan Death March. We were pretty impressed with the way you mostly kept your shit together

Overheard at CES: Super Phones

Overheard at CES: Super Phones

“You’ve got to see this Japanese phone! He says it’s indestructible! We don’t know what it is. And he says the battery really lasts!” Heard in: the press room…over otherwise complete silence.

Panasonic Press Briefing: Liveblog

Panasonic Press Briefing: Liveblog

We’re here, and the Panasonic presser is just about to begin. Buzz is heavy here—lines are long waiting outside, in anticipation of a gigantic TV. We’ll see. Refresh, scroll, and experience this event along with us. Panasonic CEO Yoshi Yamada takes the stage, talking about Panasonic’s HD efforts, the uptake…

Vizio’s 1080p VP Plasma Line Gets Refreshed

Vizio’s 1080p VP Plasma Line Gets Refreshed

Vizio’s Plasma line gets fancy with affordable 1080p and 720p sets. Other than having a special set with Silicon Optix HQV and another line with all-in-one home theatre speakers, there’s not a whole lot special (besides Vizio’s pricing). Hit the jump for all the models.

Toshiba Press Conference Liveblog

Toshiba Press Conference Liveblog

We’re outside Toshiba’s press conference, waiting to get in as they screen registered press from the unwashed and unregistered. (We showered.) Will Toshiba get up on stage sad state of HD DVD? UPDATE: Yep, they cry salty, salty tears onstage! And show some new TVs—ultra-thin bezel and a 32-inch 1080p…

Pioneer Press Conference Liveblog

Pioneer Press Conference Liveblog

We’re here after too much good food last night (the oysters, scallops and apple tart were all delicious) and now we’re ready to hear about Pioneer’s latest offerings (an ultrathin plasma perhaps?). Oh, you don’t care about Pioneer? Then you

JVC P-Series TV’s with iPod Docking

JVC P-Series TV’s with iPod Docking

The news of JVC’s iPod rocking LCD TV’s accidentally slipped out a couple weeks ago, but now we have a photo and more details. The “TeleDoc” flips down from the base of the TV. It allows playback and menu control through the set, as well as the TV remote control.

Fujitsu’s Fabric PC and Three Other Forward-Looking Concepts

Fujitsu’s Fabric PC and Three Other Forward-Looking Concepts

Fujitsu just unveiled a few futuristic concept gadgets, the most interesting of which is probably a fabric laptop. Sure, there’s no word on just how they’ll make a computer that’s “soft, pliable, and can comfortably be carried like portfolio of paper,” but it sure is a neat idea. The other…