Okay – so we took the weekend off CES Watch in expectation of a brimming basket of gadget shininess come Sunday morning. As if to prove that the first morning of the working week is good for nothing, the show seems to have thrown up relatively little that’s genuinely worth shouting about. After a good start (see previous posts), a mid-show lull seems to be under way. Let’s hope it can finish with a bang… here’s the cool stuff from the weekend.
We knew they were up to something, and here it is. Whether Palm’s new multi-touch number, with slide-out QWERTY thumboard and 3G, can cut it in a post-iPhone world (or the company’s new webOS can cut it in a post-Android world) remains to be seen. Kudos to the PDA stalwart, though, for packing it with wireless recharging – a laudable first.
Polaroid PoGo instant camera
Last year, we saw the original PoGo (pictured) launch at CES. In fact, Stuff Middle East was one of the first magazines on the planet to feature the dinky inkless photo printer. And it was only a question of time before the company went back to its roots and bundled the tech into the back of a digital instant camera. We’re still waiting to see any PoGo action in the wild, though. Is it really going to take off? And where’s ours?
White gadgets? Whoa! Aren’t we over the alabaster iPod finish? It was new once, but it’s hackneyed now. We’ve had white TVs, PMPs, phones, laptops, digicams and consoles. Curiously, though, we’ve never seen a white DSLR – until now. And Pentax’s K2000 looks great. How did nobody think of this before?