CES NYC Press Preview Unveiled! ~ Ask The Admin

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

CES NYC Press Preview Unveiled!

The Admin and Commodore 64 attended the CES International 2008 Press Preview last night. We were on a mission to find new gizmos and gadgets for our upcoming post

"It's A Geeky Christmas! What to get the geek in your life for the holidays."

We searched high and low (mostly near the fancy finger foods and at the bar ) then we hit the exhibits. Somehow we wound up with an Exhibitor pass instead of the standard press pass... I started to wait in line to get it all fixed up but then the security guard told me i can go right into the show floor - which was not going to be open for another half hour. Sweet! No line at the bar... No line for food. And no lines at the booths! Super Sweet.

We found a few really cool stocking stuffers and some great low and high end gifts. Some brand new technology and some re-vamped old ones. Check out the highlights:

  • The Dragon is a premium class-1 Bluetooth headset with 100-meter range and dual-mic noise suppression, designed for all-day usage and top performance. It can be used as a two way radio as well. The octopus looking usb hub was cool as well from CallPod.

  • AtA's first hands on with the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child). I was told we can buy them individually but no one could tell me how. If I was Fidel Castro they would have told me! AMD showed us this little guy along with some other very cool stuff.

  • Parrot's Hands Free Car Kit from the Awesome hands of Philips

  • A helmet cam

  • A Blinged Out Hello Kitty Laptop? Kind of hurts a little eh? AMD had it on display next to some of their fabulous new itty bitty chips that bring ATI graphics to phones and other small platforms.

We also came across some amazing new takes on Wireless USB from WiQuest, RCA is helping old people that don't know that their old analog TV's will stop working in 2012 by offering a converter, Alpines Mobile Media Solution - these things keep getting smaller and smaller! I played with some Solid State Drives from SanDisk, Audio Vox has some awesome (Cheap) two way radios and Turbo Charge had really cheap portable chargers for almost every possible mobile device.

Review units will be coming in shortly and we are hard at work compiling our Geeky List for our readers (and their significant others). If you have something you want to submit or just share with us please drop a email to tips at askTheAdmin.com and we will check everything out!

So what do you want for the holidays? Let us know - or if you don't know what you want send that close someone over to AtA in December for a list of "AtA approved Geeky Goodness" Patent Pending :)