2Gdgt Takes Over San Francisco Galleria
3AT&T: Thanks for the Memories
4Not Exactly a Tablet PC
5Blasts from the Past
More of AT&T’s history lesson. Left: an early Motorola Simon mobile phone (1994); center: a replica of one of Alexander Graham Bell’s liquid transmitters (1876); right: a Bellboy pager, one of the first on the market (1970). The Bellboy only made sounds and you couldn’t turn the sound off very easily so it wasn’t that convenient to use.
7Desiring a New Phone?
8Snazzy New Lexmark Printer Impresses the Crowd
The new Lexmark Genesis does all the requisite functions—print, scan, copy and fax—that any good printer will do. It stands apart from competitors with a feature called Instant Preview using camera technology. It actually takes a 10-megapixel RGB picture of an image in a couple of seconds; then you can copy it, send it to a computer in a few seconds, fax it to somebody or send it to the cloud to Twitter, Facebook or online sites like Picasa—whatever you need to do. Pricing is decent: $399.
9Kodak Finally into 21st Century Photography
Kodak hung onto film for as long as it could. In fact, a lot of photographers still use the old-school method of creating photos and Kodak is happy to provide their supplies. But now the Rochester, N.Y., company is fully invested in digital products and its wide range of its cameras were popular at the Gdgt show. At the top of its line in 2010 is the PlayTouch high-definition 1080p touch-screen videocam with 3-inch screen.
10New Windows Phones
11More New Windows Phones
12Look, Ma, No Wires
13Surrounded by Gaming Action
14Not Action-Packed, but Important Nonetheless
This Belkin deluxe power strip, called the Smart AV, might be an item to consider for your home entertainment center (TV, DVR, Xbox, Blu-ray, etc.). The two plugs at the right are always on for items like a PC, for example. The TV would go into the green plug at left; then, when you turn off your TV, the power shuts off up to the five others in the middle automatically. Standby power is stopped, saving significant power usage over time.
Hewlett-Packard showed three new Envy premium laptops at the show. One of them (center, top) was designed by rapper Dr. Dre to produce audio “the way you hear it in the studio,” HP rep Connor Driscoll said. The new 14-inch Envy notebook (center, bottom) is a C-level executive-class notebook with all the latest tech inside. At the highest end of the Envy line is the 17-inch laptop with 3D video capability (left), which also has all the premium features HP can deliver. Pricing for the 17-inch dream machine? About $1,500.