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Case Logic showed off a series of bags at this year. Their cases range from protecting the smallest of iPod Nano’s to the largest of Laptops. In this video, we give you a look at bags designed for customization by the user, which included pens and Sharpie markers, as well as stencils to help you…well…make it you. Could you technically write on any bag that you purchase? Sure, but would it be as fun? We’d like to think so, but we are some stencil-needing fools. In any event, check the video out to learn more about these stylish totes.


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CES 2008 Video: Case Logic customizable laptop bags

Case Logic showed off a series of bags at this year. Their cases range from protecting the smallest of iPod Nano’s to the largest of Laptops. In this video, we give you a look at bags designed for customization by the user, which included pens and Sharpie markers, as well as stencils to help you…well…make it you. Could you technically write on any bag that you purchase? Sure, but would it be as fun? We’d like to think so, but we are some stencil-needing fools. In any event, check the video out to learn more about these stylish totes.


CES 2008 Video: Lenovo U110 fashion ultra-portable notebook

Lenovo introed new notebooks at , our favorite being the U110, (named for its 11” widescreen), which is as sexy as it is compact. First we loved the gorgeous and eye-catching red, textured casing. Open it up and you’ll type on the glossiest keyboard ever, as pretty as it is comfortable. But the U110 is not just a fashion statement, it’s a solidly-built machine, with a 64 GB solid-state drive (SSD), which there are no moving parts whatsoever. Also includes a 1.3 MP webcam. Available in April for $1800 USD.


CES 2008 Video: Kodak ESP3 printer with auto facial retouching

Let’s face it - sometimes we look less than pretty in photographs. ’s solution?  The ESP3 printer, featuring software that will retouch faces (and whiten teeth and the whites of eyes) with one touch.  The technology comes from pro photographers, and is adaptable enough to selectively retouch one or more faces even within a group. 

Kodak’s retouching software is also available as a free upgrade for consumers who already own Kodak printers, and complements Kodak’s already existing extremely price-effective ink cartridges (coming in at $.10 per photo printed).  The ESP3 printer will be available in the first half of 2008 and will come in at a price point of $129.


CES 2008 Video: Motorola S9 A2DP Bluetooth headphones

With music phones on the rise has smartly continued development of their wireless headphone line. Their 2nd generation headphones feature longer battery life, better sound, and handsfree headset capabilities letting you stop the rock to talk at the mere press of a button. Available now to go with the A2DP cellphone of your choice.


CES 2008 Video: Samsung SPH-P9200 WiMax UMPC, Giorgio Armani Phone

At , gave us a look at a fairly neat product from that supports 4G WiMax technology. The Samsing SPH-P9200 is available in Korea where WiMax is fully available. Take a look at it - it is a UMPC that folds up to about the size of 2 decks of cards, and when unfolded, has a full keyboard. It runs a full version of WIndows XP, and gives you Internet anywhere (that WiMax is available.) It sports a 5” touch screen, and a 30GB hard drive.

We also got a look at the Samsung Giorgio Armani cell phone. While the Samsung Giorgio Armani phone might be light on high tech features, it is rich in style and does support hepatic feedback. Every time a positive button press is registered the phone vibrates slightly to communicate with the user and confirm the users action. Not yet available in the States, but with new carrier agreements being announced right and left, it wouldn’t surprise us if it lands on Western shores sooner rather than later.


CES 2008 Video: Westinghouse Passive 3D LCD television

is working on a gamer’s dream - a passively 3D television.  By aiming pixels in different directions, the television creates the illusion of depth thanks to the varying overlap points.  This feat is accomplished using only one screen!  The downside?  Because the pixels are aimed in different directions, the television isn’t capable of switching between 2D and 3D.

The ideal viewing spot for the television is about 1.5 meters - from further away the picture resembles that of a regular 2D television and from closer the images can be a little harder to view.

The passive 3D technology has been in development for about a year.  The display has been in development for about six months, and the whole shebang was perfected about three months ago.  Westinghouse predicts that their passive 3D display will become available first to the commercial market.


CES 2008 Video: Microsoft SYNC Car Recognition

We learned all about Sync at , and have lots to share. Sync is integrated software that’s factory-installed in certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars. It allows you to control your cell phone and music player via voice recognition. Once your cell phone is “synced” with the software and your contacts are transferred, just press the button on the steering wheel and speak your command, such as “Call Mom.” Mom is immediately dialed, and you can talk to her without ever touching your phone. What’s also cool is that you can control your entire music library via voice as well, just by saying the name of the artist, song, album or even playlist. Just sync up your (except the Shuffle), , MP3 player or even a thumb drive, and you’re good to go.


CES 2008 Video: The new Sharp AQUOS LCD HDTV line

We visited at and checked out their TV specifically for gamers. It’s the GP3 Series of 1080p LCD TVs, with a 6 millisecond response time, which reduces lag time between your beloved console and the TV. It’s even available in 3 cool colors: Red, White or Black. Available for $1500. We also checked out their D64 Series of LCDs, 20% lighter and thinner than the previous D62 Series. Sizes range from 32” - 65” and are available now.

We loved AquosNet, an internet service in which up-to-the-minute, customizable information (weather, stocks, sports, traffic, Hollywood news and more) appears on the side of the TV screen at the push of a button. AquosNet is free with the SC94 and D74 Series.


CES 2008 Video: Creative inPerson videoconferencing device

New to the videoconferencing market is Creative‘s new inPerson videoconferencing device.  The inPerson, which has been in development for four years, is an ethernet-enabled high resolution videophone that will work on cable or DSL connections from 256k to 1 megabit up.  It functions on both 802.11b and 802.11g standards, and at 7.5” x 6” x 1” and 1.6 pounds is small and light enough to bring on the road for conferencing while traveling.

The inPerson features dual microphone, a speaker and input jack.  The seven inch 640x480 VGA screen can be output to an or projector for meetings with multiple people on either end.  Video calls can be placed to Internet users who don’t have inPerson devices.  The telephone keypad dials like a regular phone, and the inPerson stores contacts in an internal contact list.

Creative’s inPerson is available now for $699 and a $10 monthly subscription fee.


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