Consumer Electronics Show
Top 20 Hot New Products & Upgrades
The company ran out of money and was acquired by Diego
in 2002. A low-cost all-in-one multimedia box for the home.
The unit includes a broadband-enabled personal video recorder,
wireless gateways to other units, cable and satellite TV ready,
HDTV set-top box and progressive scan DVD player. The technology
will be sold through cable and satellite companies, not direct
to the consumer. Pictures.
Hot new consumer wireless PDA and mobile phone for under $200.
The Hiptop has a small camera that plugs into the body which
allows you to take and send 36 pictures to your friends and
family. It will also provide always-on e-mail and instant
messaging service using GPRS technology. Pictures.
The unit will be targeted at 18-35 year olds and sold through
RioRiot - Digital MP3 audio player with a 20 GB drive
that stores over 400 complete albums at high-quality, Built-in
FM Tuner, Extra-large backlit LCD and a Rechargeable Lithium
ReplayTV - Auto skip TV commercials and broadband cable
Rio Audio Center - Digitally record and store 650 CDs
or 6,500 individual songs on 40GBs of disc storage. Write
Standard audio CDs and MP3 data CDs using the CD-RW drive.
Designed for your stereo rack.
1GB CompactFlash Card
New SanDisk 1GB CompactFlash Card. Great for cameras, PDAs
and MP3 players $700
Home Phone System - KX-TG2740 New multi-user (up to
7 handsets) 2-line cordless 2.4GHz GigaRange with voice mail
and phone directory sharing. $200. Extra handsets $99. Shipping
SV-AV10 All-in-one Camcorder with digital still camera,
MP3 player and recorder. List price: $449
The Digital Satellite Radio Automobile Industry was announced
two years ago and is finally available for cars this year.
500mb floppy disc the size of a quarter. Announced last
year and will be integrated into retail products this year.
Tracks child who ventures too far away from you. The product
is a lockable Personal Locator that functions as a GPS
location device, pager, watch, and wireless telephone transceiver.
$400 plus a month monitoring fee. The product will ship
Hot New Treo - the integrated Mobile Phone and Wireless
PDA. One of the best on the market at this time. Shipping
now. Look for a color screen in Summer. Pictures
New digital camera - size of two credit cards thick, rechargeable
using a USB PC cable. Shipping 2nd half of 2002. $125
/ DirecTV PVR
PVR (Personal Video Recorder) software updates due in Q3 -
New Web-based and wireless programing of TV shows. There will
be general software performance improvements. Existing owners
get free software (but not hardware) upgrades. Larger 60-70
hour disc capacity units are due out later in 2002.
Larger 40-60 hour disc capacity units are due out in Q2. Later
in 2002, Tivo's new next generation products will incorporate
RealNetwork's software for games, photo storage, video sharing,
- X-Box Game Machine
Hot new game box from Microsoft. Very impressive game graphics
and Dolby sound.
Taser Gun (M18)
for the Home
Use Less-Lethal Technology to protect your family and home.
Also, good for earthquake (natural disaster) defense. $150-$600
LCD Flat-Panel TV sets
10", 12", 15", 20", 37" & 43"
Flat panel TVs. Incredible picture quality that hangs on your
Sharp 50-inch HDTV-compatible Plasma Display Television
Sharp's High Definition Plasma Television, model PZ-50HV2U,
received the International CES Innovations 2002 Design and
Engineering Showcase award. Leading the industry in style
and performance, Sharp's new 50-inch High Definition Plasma
Television offers the excitement of HDTV-compatibility, wide-screen
viewing (16:9 aspect ratio), high brightness, a newly developed
panel, and a higher contrast ratio (an unprecedented 830:1).
In addition, a separate Audio Video Computer (AVC) system
with component audio, video and computer (PC) input/outputs,
as well as two NTSC TV tuners, is included. The PZ-50HV2U
was available in January for an MSRP of $14,999.95.
Zaurus - the Zaurus SL-5500 features a powerful 206MHz
processor, 64MB of standard memory, and a MP3 and MPEG1 multimedia
player with a high resolution color screen. A cleverly-designed
integrated QWERTY keyboard, and dual expansion with a Compact
Flash and Secure Digital card slot, offer consumers
a next-generation mobile device for all their business and
personal needs. Linux® and Java based architecture
provides a powerful and open operating environment - allowing
many Linux and Java developers to write applications for the
SL-5500, and integrated into various enterprise environments.
The Zaurus SL-5500 was available to consumers in the first
quarter of 2002.
Be AT Home
Web-based Home Automation & Energy Management (new) Services.
Won Top CES Award.