Tuesday is the new Friday
Ok, so Friday meant Tuesday. Here are two more items I saw at CES that were cool and a bit different.
The guys at TAW were telling me about an indestructible screen they've developed. Write on it, throw things at it, pour acid on it, whatever. It's "indestructible" they kept telling me. Never one to pass up such an obvious challenge, I asked to get one in for review. I take pride in my ability, nay gift, for unabashed destruction. They mean for it to be used outside, or in areas with kids or adults who have a Sharpie problem.
One of the more interesting ideas I saw at the show was a product called iLoad. It's ostensibly a CD player that plugs into your iPod so you can rip tracks without a computer regardless where you are. They claim it will create music and track info for each song as well. What is more interesting is the same company is planning on a video version, the iLoad-v. Plug in a video source and it will format it for playback on the iPod, or for storage on a flash drive. Now ripping a CD isn't hard, and personally I wouldn't be able to justify the $250 just for the chance I wanted to rip a CD "in the field" so to speak. But the $150 iLoad-v is very tempting. Importing video onto the computer isn't the most fun thing, and difficult if your computer isn't anywhere near your cable box. No word on being able to fool it into accepting a DVD feed… The prices may change when these hit the market in a few months, but they're a pretty cool idea. Check out the website here.
Adrienne Maxwell did my job this month and did a web exclusive review of a Panasonic PT-AE900U. Check it out here.