Bennett Beer of Computer Expressions shows off a large collection of cute accessories for iPods, dog-shaped webcams, and a splash proof music holder. Some neat products, and things that you’ll definitely see at Target as they’re all definitely low-cost. Oh, and they served us fresh squeezed orange juice. So that was nice.
Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD feature advanced technologies to provide interactive features to consumers. We interviewed Ole Lutjens on the bus to CES and he told us about some upcoming network aware games coming to Blu-ray discs.
Olevia announced a series of new HDTV flat panels at CES this year. The new panels sport 1080p resolution, along with new technologies to help improve sharpness, contrast, and the all important black levels.
What do you get if you combine DDR and a Piano? Piano Wizard! The Piano Wizard teaches basic music notation and piano playing skills in a somewhat childish interface. Don’t get me wrong - it sounds like a great idea for kids, but the company seems to be marketing it at ages 4-40, and I’m not so so sure if it will succeed in the teen and up market.
Check out the video for it’s DDR-tastic interface, and some hot MIDI love.
Hobbytron was at CES in force with their Airsoft guns, a mess free alternative to paintballs. Airsoft guns are battery powered guns that shoot small plastic pellets akin to BBs, only much more realistically. The Airsoft guns are made of metal and have a serious heft to them. Mind you - these things look dangerous - we wouldn’t let kids play with these, lest an eye get shot out. Check out the video for the Airsoft gun, and a quick view of our mad 1337 shooting skills.