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Desktop coolness at CES - Steel Space puts you in command!

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Ok, this is just cool as heck, so I had to post up on it (not really iPhone related). In my opinion, it's the first step in the process that results in us finally being enslaved into the Matrix. It may look like a spacechip command console or even a game accessory (which would be a bit cooler), but I assure you it is neither. Welcome to the cubicle of tomorrow, and wow do I want one (or maybe I don't)!



Clarity One at CES - Clear sounding earbuds!

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Went to the Clarity One booth to check out the audio gear, which turned out to be one model of earbud (EB-110). They had some mock-up headphones to be released later this year, but that was it. Ok, no problem I say. Slogged all the way over here for an earbud, but let me have your best shot! Puresound has created a pretty remarkable audio processing mojo with a clearness that might convince you to buy a $129 set of earbuds at that.



inCarBite at CES - Awesome case and mount options for iPad!

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Lots of vendors here at CES are showing off their latest case products. Same thing goes for iPad mounts for home, office and even in-car gear. Some vendors offer both, but I have yet to find any that integrate and offer the flexibility found in inCarBite's line of mounting and case gear. You can mount your iPad on the headrest of your car to keep the kids quiet during the ride home, eject the case (and iPad), and then mount into a dock bolted under your kitchen cabinet to enjoy your favorite show while making dinner!



Hello from CES - Thanks TruConnect!

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As my first post from CES (currently lounging in one of the upper-level meeting rooms after slogging around the South Hall lower level). I need to give props to the folks at TruConnect who made this post possible. They were the first vendor on the list, so that I could test out their mobile network services under field conditions here at the show. The Mifi hotspot is not only providing me this convenient connection, but their 3G pay-as-you-go service is perfect for a convenient travel connection like this. 



Voice control widespread at CES, Nuance announces Dragon TV

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Siri has been a revolution in man/machine interface, with Apple selling millions and millions of iPhone 4S units. Clearly Apple is leading the way, and initial reports are that while there are many voice-controlled devices being shown at CES, none quite matches up to Siri. Although it seems likely that many of these voice initiatiives predated Siri, there is no doubt that the success of Siri has spurred their coming to market.



TYLT's cool accessories upends expectations of Technocel at CES

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In pinball, 'tilt' is a bad thing, but Technocel just launched a new brand/subsidiary called TYLT and it's a refreshing, overdue shift from their traditional line of black/gray boring but necessary power accessories. Indeed I wasn't planning to attend their press conference because what new or interesting products could they come up with? Longer coiled cables? Eco-friendly packaging? Ho hum. Surprise, surprise, surprise! It looks like Ikea or Frog Design had their way with the product line and the TYLT products could easily find a home at the Museum of Modern Art, let alone the Apple Store.


iOS printing comes to the office with xPrintServer from Lantronix

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If you have ever tried printing from your iPhone or iPad to your home printer, you know how it's not straightforward. You need to use a supported printer, like a newer HP model with ePrint, or you need a specific app (usually free) from your printer vendor, such as Epson. That might be acceptable for home users, but imagine an enterprise with dozens or hundreds of iOS users printing to dozens of industrial strength printers. You can't easily replace all of those printers, financially or functionally, and you can't necessarily force all of those employees to download and use printer-specific apps for each printer.


Apple nowhere and everywhere at this week's Consumer Electronics Show

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The huge, annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) tradeshow is under way in Las Vegas this week. And Apple isn't there, as usual. But, as usual, Apple is everywhere. That is, many of the products being introduced are simply ripoffs of Apple products. PCWorld has an interesting article about this "Parade of ripoffs." One of the biggest trends at the show is expected to be the new slew of "ultrabook" computers — all of them looking very much like the MacBook Air.



Coolest exhibit at CES could be Xzibit himself!

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Waiting in line (first place!) for the always happening Monster press conference, who should arrive but rapper, ride pimper, and extreme home makeover guru Xzibit?!




Looks like he will join the ranks of Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, the Miles Davis family and others to endorse/customize a line of Beats headphones and/or earbuds. Stay tuned for details!



Year's biggest consumer electronics show just a week away

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If you have technolust no doubt you're planning to head to Las Vegas this weekend for the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the biggest event of its kind. Apple won't be there, but there will be a huge presence of Apple-related products. The iLounge pavillion featuring third-party Macintosh and iOS products will be 85,000 square feet. Of course, iPhone Life magazine will be at the center of the action, reporting this event via blog posts and videos.



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