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CES 2009 Preview

Exclusive images from the official press preview for CES 2009 in New York City.
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By Andrew Nusca, Former editor on
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CES 2009 Preview - Slingbox
My first stop at the CES 2009 Press Preview was to the Sling Media table, where they had their wares on display -- streaming television straight onto an HDTV in the event center from the Web.
Read the review: Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD
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CES 2009 Preview - Slingbox Mobile
Sling Media also has a mobile platform that should have all the kinks ironed out of it by the big show, CES 2009. Here's a preview of Web video streaming to a BlackBerry Bold.
Read the review: Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD
Read the review: RIM BlackBerry Bold
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CES 2009 Preview - Acoustibuds
Burton Technologies was peddling Acoustibuds, small earbud adapters made of hypoallergenic supersoft silicone that fit over traditional open-ear buds like the OEM iPod 'phones. The buds have an angled tunnel to allow more music and less noise to come through the bud -- all while staying in while you work out at the gym.
Check out the site: Burton Acoustibuds
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CES 2009 Preview - Navigon 2000S GPS
Navigon were happy to show me their just-announced 2000S GPS device, priced in the $500-600 range, clad in brushed stainless steel and packed with a 3D, topographic navigation mode.
Read the review: Navigon 2000S GPS Navigator
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CES 2009 Preview
AMD had an interesting display for home theater fanatics that showed their chipset shoehorned into several brand-name laptops (Dell, HP, etc.) and a Maingear HD Home Theater system that showed off the chip's ability to give a device 5.1 surround sound capability.
Check out the site: Maingear Axess HD Media Center
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CES 2009 Preview - Lenovo ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive
There were several Innovation award-winners on display, including Lenovo's ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive, which provides 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard security to a portable unit.
Read about a similar product: Maxtor Black Armor (160GB)
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CES 2009 Preview - Whipsaw Zero Client Computer
There were several Innovation award-winners on display, including Whipsaw's Zero Client Computer, which is a hardware-only unit designed to replace corporate desktop PCs, no software, no operating system.
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CES 2009 Preview - Parrot
Parrot had several digital photo frames on display in addition to their usual collection of Bluetooth speakers and handsfree in-car devices.
Read the review: Parrot 3200 LS Color
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CES 2009 Preview - Callpod
Callpod, best known for their Dragon Bluetooth headsets, had two unique devices on display: their multiple-device charger aptly named Chargepod, pictured, and Fuel Tank, a rechargable power unit for two devices.
Read the review: Callpod Chargepod
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CES 2009 Preview - Newber
I had the chance to meet the CEO of Newber, a small company whose sole product is an iPhone application that, similar to Google's Grand Central, routs your office phone, home phone and cell phone calls to your iPhone and provides you with an original new number to dial from - allowing you to answer work calls on the go without giving out your personal cell phone number.
Read the review: Apple iPhone 3G (16GB)
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CES 2009 Preview
Ooma's pitch is unique: We'll get rid of your land-line phone bill by giving you access to VoIP without the mess of a computer. Here's an image of their hub device and a "scout" device, of which you can have up to four per hub.
Check out the site: Ooma
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CES 2009 Preview - Neat
Another aptly-named company, Neat manufactures several units that scan paper documents into digital copies. I was shown two units: one that scanned all sizes of paper, from business cards to receipts to reports, and another with an automatic feed tray.
Read the review: NeatReceipts
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CES 2009 Preview - URC Digital R50
Universal Remote Control had their R50 on display, a $150, hefty remote that has more brains than my iPod nano (check out the screen!).
Read the review: URC Digital R50
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CES 2009 Preview - URC MX-6000
URC also showed me one of their professional devices, the MX6000, a $1,500 device that handles everything via infrared, RF and 802.11 B/G wireless.
Check out the site: URC MX-6000
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CES 2009 Preview - S1 Audio BudBud
S1 Audio had their BudBud on display (via magma-red mannequins), which convert single (mono) headphones into stereo headphones...literally.
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