Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'CES09'

Netbook or Notebook or Not: Sony VAIO P Lifestyle PC

Netbook or notebook? Between the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project (see previous post), and products like the ASUS Eee PC, there's a new kind of Internet device in town -- the "netbook" -- a highly portable wireless-connected small form...

Palm Pre Preview

The unveiling of the Palm Pre phone at CES in January was big news, for good reason -- It's an interesting combination of new ideas in the design of a connected PDA phone. Of course, the announcement was just...

Joby Zivio Boom Wireless Headset

Joby -- the people behind the clever Gorillapod line of flexible tripods (see previous post) have come up with another inventive design. The Joby Zivio Boom Wireless Headset features a telescoping boom that extends the microphone much closer to your...

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife USB Drives

The Victorinox Swiss Army Knife people have had a fun time over the past few years extending from their core product of steel multi-tools into, believe or not, the digital world. The full line of Swiss Army pocket multi-tools, shown...

Rand McNally Obama Inaugural fabMAP

Even in this digital age, Rand McNally has found a fun way to reinvent old-fashioned physical maps with its Rand McNally FABmap line of fabric maps -- water-proof, tear-proof, wrinkle-proof microfiber maps that pack easily (you don't have to struggle...

AcoustiBuds - iPod Earbud Adapters

How comfortable are your earphones? The Apple iPod (and iPhone) earbuds are designed to hook just inside the ear. Other earphones use a design with a soft earpiece that fits into the ear canal. You may find one design to...

SanDisk slotRadio - 1000 Songs on a Card

The new SanDisk slotMusic card format delivers music "albums" on microSD cards, ready to play on billions of mobile phones with microSD slots, and also free of copy protection so they can be transferred to PCs and other devices (see...

CES 2009 Wrap-Up

The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up over the weekend, with an estimated attendance of 110,000, down from the 130,000 attendees that were projected last fall (and the audited total of 141,000 from 2008). The exhibitor count was about...

LG's Dick Tracy Watch Phone

I'm not sure it's practical, but it sure is fun -- the LG Touch Watch Phone that brings Chester Gould's vision of the Dick Tracy 2-Way Wrist Radio to life. At CES, LG demoed a working prototype of the...

Memory Cards Reach to the Terabytes

This holiday season saw ridiculously low pricing for memory cards and USB drives, with 16 GB SDHC cards now around $32, and even 32 GB cards coming into range. So now casual photographers can just keep on shooting, storing...

Eye-Fi To Upload Videos from Digital Cameras

The Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD Memory card is a standard SD memory card, with some extra magic: built-in Wi-Fi networking ($129, see previous post). Insert the Wi-Fi card in a digital camera, and when you take pictures at home it...

Innovelis BudFits - No More Ear Wedgies with iPod Earbuds

Sometimes it's just simple things that make sense, like the Innovelis BudFits -- over-the-ear adapters for Apple iPod and iPhone earbuds, available in several colors for around $9. Yes, the Apple earbuds work fine for casual listening. But, like...

Archiving to CD and DVD: Verbatim UltraLife Gold Archival Grade Media

We can all empathize with David Pogue's frustration in a recent blog post, after he discovered that some DVDs that he had burned less than four years ago were no longer readable, at least on some of his systems. And...

Consumer Electronics Show, 2009 Edition

The 2009 edition of CES -- the International Consumer Electronics Show -- returns to Las Vegas this week. The scheduling for the show has changed: It's still the first week of January, but no longer runs during the work...

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