Monthly Archives: February 2008

Best new Tech from CES: Video Games

There were a lot of new video games and related materials announced at CES, here are the interesting ones that we saw.

For the heavy computer gamer: If you are a heavy computer gamer then CES was a good week for you. Three of the top gaming computer makers announced pretty cool new products. We’ll start this list with Alienware who announced a very nice new gaming computer screen. This is not the average screen you have at your home computer, rather its a monster curved gaming screen. This screen has a resolution 2880 x 900 (for those who don’t know what that means, let’s just say it will play you video games in very nice quality), and is over 3 feet wide. It is not out yet but is listed for the second half of this year for price unknown as of now (start saving now- this will most likely cost a lot).

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Alienware curved gaming screen

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New tech from CES: Mp3 Players

There were many new Mp3 Players announced at CES, and here are some of the interesting ones that we saw.

From iRiver: iRiver announced several new products including the Clix+, B20, and W7. The Clix+ is an update on the original Clix. It’s features include the original styler of navigation of menus by clicking the screen up, down, right and left to move the respective direction. It also has the same 2.2 inch screen, video player, ability to play Flash based games, voice recorder, and an FM tuner. The big changes here is the slimming down of the size, and lowering the price to $149 for 4 GB and $199 for 8 GB. The B20 is also a update on the Clix, but this Mp3 player’s updates focus more on features than design. Its design is the same as the original Clix, but the features include an FM tuner, video player, a micro SD card slot for adding memory, white or black color choices, and a TV tuner wen the product is released in Europe (it is not known whether the tuner will be there in a different form when its released in the US). Just like the Clix+, the price for the B20 is $149 for a 4 GB model.The W7 is a completely new Mp3 player that includes several cool features, that were so cool that they earned the W7 the Cnet Best of CES Award for Mp3 players. Those include a 3 inch touch screen, FM tuner, electronic dictionary, micro SD slot for adding more memory, video player, ability to play Flash games, and something completely new for a Mp3 player: GPS capability. The GPS isn’t included, but can be bought as a car mount which would enable the GPS. It is available in 4 GB and 8 GB, but the price is unknown for when it comes to the US.

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