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Most Impressive Gadgets from CES 2009

Feb 02, 2009
The 31st International Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas brought an enormous number of latest inventions. A wide range of gadgets, some of which are rather useful while others are of little use but still quite fancy, have been presented and some of them are definitely worth mentioning. Based on the subjective point of view here are some of the coolest gadgets in the show.

Pocket Laptop from Sony



This mini-notebook from the Vaio P Series has the size of a large envelope and weights only 638 grams. Inside you can find an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and a hard drive with a capacity of 60GB. Sony's pocket laptop also features a mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as GPS technologies with maps already installed. The resolution of the 8-inch display is 1,600 by 768 pixels.


Flip Mino HD Video Camera



This device is considered to be the smallest HD quality video recorder on earth, incorporating 4GB memory, having up to 60 minutes of recording time. Flip Mino HD also features built-in FlipShare software, which helps you save, manage and share your clips.


Palm Pre



This smartphone is believed to bring a new revolution in the field of mobile phones. The gadget was among the most discussed devices at the show. It may not have the size of the iPhone (which is somewhat smaller) but still it's rather compact taking into consideration that it's a slider. Palm Pre has a 3.1 inch 480x320 display, 3MP Camera, LED Flash, WiFi, bluetooth, a removable battery, micro USB, USB mass storage support, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, as well as a pretty neat wireless charger.


Blu-ray Player from Samsung



Samsung presented at the show two pretty nice BD-Live Blu-ray decks. The most impressive thing about these gadgets is their design. The BD-P4600 model is 1.5-inch thing and can be mounted on the wall. Both the BD-P4600 and BD-P3600 models from Samsung offer Full HD 1080p Blu-ray playback with DVD upscaling and a full HD soundtrack support. The two gadgets have a standard CD playback, able to support JPEG photos and DivX videos.


Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player



This is a very impressive small Blu-ray player with a built-in 8.9" screen with WSVGA resolution, which is quite the same as a notebook. Panasonics' Blu-ray player incorporates an Ethernet port to be able to use the company's walled garden Internet content service. The gadget has an HDMI out, which means that it can work as a standalone Blu-ray player if connected to a TV.


Livescribe Pulse Smartpen



This is probably one of the most impressive gadgets on the show. There's a computer inside the pen that can serve as a voice recorder and remember virtually everything it writes and hears. You can synchronize the smartpen with your PC. Livescribe has a tiny scanner mounted in the tip of the pen. The scanner collects invisible dots found in a special paper. In such a way it keeps a timeline of where the pen touches the paper.

You can turn on the voice recorder on the pen so it will record audio while you take notes. You only have to touch the pen to any point in your notes to play back what was being said when you wrote them. To take advantage of the amazing technology incorporated in the pen you have the have a special Dot Paper, which, however, can be printed by users themselves using a 600 dpi or greater printer. All the notes can be copied onto PC through Livescribe Desktop.

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posted by: Gadgets Infoniac

Feb 02, 2009 09:11 PM » posted by: Kal Shah

Hi guys,

Ive been using the pen for a while now - i love it! Im a college student with a bioengineering major and use the pen for all my engineering classes. Studying really is a breeze with it. I just re-listen to the parts I was hazy on/my notes weren't as clear. I also share my notes with a lot of friends using their "Livescribe Online" feature so they can take advantage of my notes along with the synced audio.

Let me know if you guys have any questions!

Kal
kalpit210@gmail.com




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