CES 2008 Day 1

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CES 2008 Day 1
Day 1 coverage of CES 2008: One of largest consumer electronics shows in the world. CES is one of the best shows and is impossible to do the entire show in the four days.

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Intro:

CES is one of the biggest consumer electronics show in the world. Hosted in Las Vegas at the start of the year, the show welcomes well over 100,000 people. During this week, Las Vegas turns into technology town. You really can't go anywhere without hearing someone talking about HDTV, Bluetooth, Open Source, basically anything technology related. The show lasts four days and it is nearly impossible to see everything that it offers during that time. It really is a large show.

Disclaimer:

These daily articles will be a bit light on details. ASE Labs will write a follow-up article next week to get into much more details with better pictures including press kit photos. These photos are taken directly from the show floor by the photography editor, Steven Susman.

TN Games:

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Hopefully, this will be a great year for more immersive gaming. People continually say that the PC is dead for gaming, but with the wide range of devices that can be added, this statement is always false. TN Games will be released a very cool product that allows to feel the blows directly on your body. It is called the 3rd Space HXT Gear. I'm showing off the vest in this photo, but the system already has a helmet as well and can support up to 5 different attachments for legs and arms. You can feel where the shots are coming from thanks to a pressurized air system. This is real force feedback. This is where immersive gaming is heading. I'm glad that companies are looking at systems like this. It was a pleasure to play and ASE Labs should have a full review of the vest during the year. TN Games.

Ultra Wide Band:

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Ultra Wide Band or Wireless USB is finally arriving in force. The first of such devices offer wireless USB hubs, but this is just the start. Many peripheral companies are coming out with UWB. When asked if the devices need drivers, some companies responded that it shouldn't (so it should work on Linux) and others said that it did. I don't doubt that Linux support will be included in the Kernel if it already isn't. Wireless USB is a great technology that promised high-speed personal area networking. Yes, this was the original promise of Bluetooth. Wireless USB is power efficient and a welcome technology that cuts the wire. The two products in the above images are from CablesToGo and DLink

ThermalTake:

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ThermalTake is showing off many of their products including a new watercooling case in the Xaser series. ThermalTake makes great products and expect ASE Labs to have full reviews of many of their products this year. This photo shows their excellent power supply coupled with the new LCS (Liquid Cooling System). ThermalTake's power supplies are one of the best being so heavy and provide stable power. Needless to say, the watercooling system is nice to see with an impeller that is shown in the window. ThermalTake.

R2D2:

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Yes, There is a really expensive R2D2 robot that features an iPod dock and some other neat things. The not so neat thing: the price is $3,000.

Logitech:

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Logitech has a huge presence at the show. I briefly stopped by the booth on the way out and will come back on Day 2 to see more products that they offer. The picture shows their Di Nuvo Mini which is an awesome product for media center PCs. This little input device merges the keyboard and the mouse (it is a rocker type) in a small and neat package. It is Bluetooth enabled and perfect for the living room. Logitech usually rules the roost in input devices and it is because of these products that it continues to do so. ASE Labs should have full reviews of many new Logitech products this year as it has done in previous years. Logitech.
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