Moms (and Dads) now you can have TV piped directly into your vehicle via satellite and the CruiseCast Service.
The AT&T CruiseCast Service provides national, continuous, high quality coverage through their breakthrough continuity technology. The first low profile antenna Rear Seat Entertainment system satellite TV in the car that provides 22 family programming channels and 20 satellite radio channels. The product uses state-of-the art GPS tracking. Go to www.cruisecast.com to find local dealers and retailers near you. It’s $1299 for full kit and a monthly subscription of $28. The TV screen is not included.
The team at Hyundai-Kia where showing off the future of technology they have planned for their automobiles.
Using Wi-Fi connection you can connect from your home to your car or from your car to your home (Car-Home Network). The vehicle is set up with a dual screen display; uses two cameras instead of rear view mirrors; and a control surface in the middle. With this new technology you can control certain home functions that you may have on your home computer, like air conditioning, curtains, lighting, etc. Since this is conceptual technology there is no information available on the web, but Hyundai will be coming out with some information about this in the future. You can check www.hyundai-motors.com for other cars info.
Flir has introduced an Infrared system for automobiles. The technology that is now possible is simply amazing. Check out what Flir has available for your car in Infrared products.
FLIR Systems, Inc. is the global leader in Infrared cameras, night vision and thermal imaging systems. Their products play pivotal roles in a wide range of industrial, commercial and government activities in more than 70 countries. Pioneers in the commercial infrared camera industry, the Company has been supplying thermography and night vision equipment to science, industry, law enforcement and the military for over 30 years. It’s a FarIR technology that doesn’t required any illumination and it sees a lot further. The price point for BMW for the new generation products is $2600. They have a kit available that includes camera that goes inside the BMW exactly, a bracket and a cable this kit prices $2800 range.
Hantech has an interesting product that allows you to turn any laptop into a tablet PC.
Tablo for laptop (model: TL-01 Series) is an innovative pen input device performing a full tablet function with simple installation. Tablo supports perfect tablet compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP and Vista and provides the finest handwriting, drawing, sketching and illustration with simple touch. This excellent pen mouse allows to maximize its convenience while the following software; Microsoft Windows Live messenger, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Journal Note, and Sticky Note and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PDF, and many more programs where the mouse is normally used. Create and personalize your documents with your own style! Product Features: Monitor Tablet/Digital pen for laptop PC; coverage up to 15.4” wide screen in slim and mini design for mobile user; easy calibration & one-stop installation setting; ultra portability with any laptop PC; powerful & smart mate for presentation & office documentation. System Requirement: CPU: Over 1GHz Pentium compatible, RAM: Over 512 MB, Interface: USB port / CD-ROM driver. Specification: Memory: 170mm-358mm diagonal (15.4 inch), Power source: DC 5V (USB)/LR41 Cell Battery, Technology Ultrasonic and Infrared, Sampling rate: Over 70 Hz, Device standard: HID pen device. The price point is under $100 for US.
LG always comes to impress. Check out their new products that will be making there way into your home theaters this year.
BD370 Full HD 1080p resolution and 1080p upscaling, this Network Blu-ray Disc player is the ultimate in picture quality. Plus stream movies, TV shows and videos, to your TV directly using Netfix, YouTube™ and CinemaNow without a computer. Simply connect it to a broadband home network through the built-in Ethernet port and grab your LG remote. Internet connection required and sold separately. Netfix subscription required. It is now able to stream HD in 720p. There are other contents that you can have access to like BDLabs a content that like an online server. The price point of the BD370 is $299. There is also a $399 version that uses a built-in WiFi card. Log on to www.lgusa.com for more information.
Casio has introduced some very cool technology in there cameras that allow you to dynamic photo demo that allows you to create movies from a series of pictures. Dynamic photo from casio can capture 20 frames per second (up to four seconds) with high speed shutter. Watch their product demo and visit their website www.casio.com for information. The product should be available early Spring 2009.
The IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Adapter kit instantly allows you to add a high resolution display using Wireless USB Technology. Simply install the driver software on your Windows PC, connect the USB adapter to your PC and the VGA adapter to your VGA display, you are ready to extend your desktop to another screen wirelessly.
The Wireless USB to VGA adapter uses Ultra Wideband and has a MSRP price of $209.95 USD. IOGEAR is working on a Ultra Wideband audio product that is expected to be ready in Q2 of 2009.
We have to take our hats off to the folks from NBC Universal. They opened a portion of their multi-million dollar booth to new media folks and had a fabulous new media lounge that allowed invited bloggers and podcasters time to come in and have access to a huge amount of bandwidth and time to make blog postings to their sites. NBC Universal is the home of Hulu.com and iVillage.com Check out the access NBC Universal gave bloggers during CES 2009
The ZX1 is a weather-resistance 720p HD video camera that fits in your pocket. It can record up to 10 hours of HD video on a SD/SDHC card. It runs up to two hours on two AA rechargeable batteries. It connects to your computer using the USB interface and has both mini-HDMI and AV outputs.
The ZX1 is compatible with both the PC and Mac. On the PC it has ArcSoft video editing software that can be installed on your PC directly from the camera. On the Mac the ZX1 looks like an external drive and the video files are in the Mac compatible MOV (H.264) format so it can be easily edited in iMovie. The ZX1 sells for $149 and will be available in April 2009.
QwicKey is a personal online security device that operates as an easy-to-use password manager and automatic form filler. It keeps your identity safe and your communications secure via its compact USB magnetic stripe card reader. Don’t try to remember all those passwords and user names, QwicKey can securely access them all.
QwicKey is available now for Internet Explorer and will be soon available for FireFox and Safari. The QwicKey Reader and one year subscription is $49.95 and $29.95 for additional years.