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Holiday Spectacular! NYC 2008

The 2008 Pepcom’s Holiday Spectacular! came to New York City with plenty of gadgets to gawk at. This year, representatives showed from: HP, Altec Lansing, Kingston, Pentax, Aliph, Seagate, Samsung, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Sanyo, Asus, Western Digital, Buffalo, Lenovo, RIM and more.
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Holiday Spectacular! NYC 2008
I couldn't wait to get my hands on RIM's new Blackberry Bold. The verdict? A nice weight, wide like a man's wallet and great texture on the back. Oh yeah, and it's pretty slick, too.
Related story: The Toybox: ‘Flip,’ 3G ‘Bold’ Blackberrys announced
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HP had its new HDX 16- and 18.4-inch laptops on display. Here's the 18-incher, the HDX18. It's so big that when I picked it up, it flexed slightly in the middle.
Related story: John Morris: First reviews of HP’s HDX 16- and 18.4-inch laptops
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HP had its new HDX 16- and 18.4-inch laptops on display. Here's the 16-incher, the HDX16.
Related story: John Morris: First reviews of HP’s HDX 16- and 18.4-inch laptops
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Altec Lansing drew from its history and showed off a revamped logo and style on its products. Here's two cone-shaped woofers that each underneath have a speaker pointing downward called Expressionist BASS. MSRP $129.95.
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Altec Lansing drew from its history and showed off a revamped logo and style on its products. Here's a slick clock radio/iPod dock called moondance GLOW. MSRP $179.95.
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Plantronics showed off it's Discovery 925 Bluetooth earpiece in several colors. The earpiece charges in its case.
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Ceiva showed off two new digital photo frames that update with new photos automatically.
Related review: CEIVA 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame
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Kingston showed off its newest memory stick, the 32GB DataTraveler 150.
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Motorola showed off two Bluetooth headsets that are about to hit the market. This one has a small stirrup that connects when you flip it open.
Related review: Motorola H12
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Motorola showed off two Bluetooth headsets that are about to hit the market. Here's another, with a different design.
Related review: Motorola H12
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Motorola is still excited about its MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone. It's available for $139.99.
Related review: Motorola Motorokr T505
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A little birdie at the Pentax booth told me they're about to debut a new digital SLR and gave me a peek, no pictures allowed. She said, "all the action in upcoming months will be on the SLR side." Stay tuned.
Related story: Janice Chen: Pentax announces 10 megapixel digital camera for $140
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The biggest seller at Pentax right now is their underwater camera, pictured here.
Related story: Janice Chen: Pentax announces 10 megapixel digital camera for $140
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Aliph had a fashionable collection of Jawbones on display.
Related review: Aliph Jawbone 2
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At the Office Depot booth, a representative showed me a little silicone-wrapped USB drive that can be had for $14. The perfect stocking stuffer for plugged-in kids.
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Seagate showed off the latest incarnation of its FreeAgent Go drives, now pushing 500GB in small format. They come in red, blue, silver and black.
Related review: Seagate FreeAgent Go (160GB)
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Samsung showed me their "soda-can size" Samsung SC-HMX20C HD camcorder.
Related review: Samsung SC-HMX20C HD Camcorder
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Samsung also had a huge wireless soundbar on display.
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There was a colorful collection of Samsung Pebbles and S3 slim MP3 players on display.
Related review: Samsung S3 Slim (blue, 4GB)
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Canon showed off its line of digital camcorders, including the inexpensive FS 100.
Related review: Canon FS100
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Canon also showed off its line of dSLRs, including the brand-new, full-HD shooting 5D Mk II.
Related story: Janice Chen: More details on Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Imation showed off several storage products, including solid-state drives, thumb drives and external hard drives. This one has an interesting and functional swivel foot.
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Imation showed off several storage products, including solid-state drives, thumb drives and external hard drives. This was the tiniest USB drive at the show.
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Sony showed off a member of the high-end multimedia Vaio LT line.
Related review: Sony VAIO LT19U
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Sony showed off a member of the Mac-inspired Vaio JS line.
Related review: Sony VAIO LT19U
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SentrySafe showed off its FIRE-SAFE Waterproof Hard Drives, which come in 80GB, 160GB and 250GB capacities.
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Peak showed off its full-size Guitar Hero and Rock Band controllers. Pat Benetar signed the red one on the right.
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Sanyo showed off the latest underwater version of its Xacti line.
Related review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1
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Sanyo also showed off its in-car navigation. One representative said the company has 60 percent market share in Japan and is just now entering the U.S. market.
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Asus showed off its bamboo-clad laptops.
Related review: Asus Eee PC 1000
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Nikon showed off its D90, the first dSLR to shoot video.
Related story: Janice Chen: Just-announced Nikon D90 vs. just-reduced Canon EOS 40D
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Panasonic showed off its Lumix cameras.
Related review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
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Western Digital had a colorful collection of My Passport external drives.
Related review: Western Digital My Passport Studio (320GB, Mac)
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Buffalo showed off several storage products, including the Portable HD, which uses the same drive as the Macbook Air.
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Lenovo had a ton of notebooks on display in all sizes. Note the one with the enormous display in the back.
Related story: Lenovo ThinkPad X300
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