Top High-Tech Devices At 2005 Electronics Show
(CBS) CHICAGO With 1.5 million square feet of electronics, and over 142,000 people, the Consumer Electronics Show is the Super Bowl of technology.
Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association says, This is the extravaganza of extravaganzas of all technology. Everybody who's anybody in technology and any new product that's coming out is here.
2005 brings us plenty of places to put our music. Panasonics rugged Shockwave MP3 player is perfect for the athlete. The SW-110V has 256MB of memory, an FM radio and a lap timer built-in.
The newest digital music player from Samsung is the smallest one in the world with a color screen. It'll play your music and display your photos with memory sizes up to one gigabyte.
If you want a bigger color screen you can look to Toshiba's GigaBeat. This iPod wanna-be has a huge 60GB drive, and a large color screen.
The GigaShot from Toshiba is a camcorder that doesnt use tape, and doesnt use a DVD. It records right onto a tiny hard drive. Four gigabytes can hold two hours of DVD quality video.
We saw a ton of tricked-out cars at CES, but how about teaching your car new tricks? An outstanding onboard navigation system from Pioneer comes out to play when you need it, shows you where you are, and uses real-time traffic information from XM satellite radio to re-route you around traffic congestion.
You know about HDTV, how about HD radio? iBiquity HD makes FM radio sound like a CD and AM radio sound like FM. A new technology, eleven Chicago radio stations already broadcast in HD.
In consumer electronics sometimes smaller is better, except when it comes to TVs. A new Samsung TV is 102 inches. I'm not sure I have a doorway, or a checkbook, big enough.
The Samsung TV is a showpiece, it's not in production. The biggest Plasma TV in production is from LG. Its 71 inches and $75,000. There's already a waiting list of several hundred buyers.
We caught up with Abt Electronics Jon Abt, who says there's a new flat screen technology around the corner. It's called SED and it creates a picture similar to a picture tube on a flat panel.
You can even wear your pixels on your sleeve; NYX makes the flashiest clothes I've ever seen. The PalmOne unit inside their high-tech jacket lets you customize your advertising message in a flash, and even lets you see your name in lights.
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