The 30 Best Gadgets and Gizmos for 2008 - The 2008 CES Innovation Award Winners – Part 2
24. CES Award Category: Portable Media Accessories:
This new music mixer from Belkin, gives the user the ability to record their own personal mix of music directly to their iPod. The TuneStudio has a built-in iPod dock where you can instantly record music from up to 4 different audio sources including instruments or a computer. This device allows you to mix music to create cool effects and optimization. This music mixer device will be available very soon at a MRSP of $399.99.
25. CES Award Category: Portable Power:
Charging your electronic devices will never be the same with the WildCharger. This device is a flat charging pad that will charge any compatible device without the use of any wires. It will charge up to 5 devices at one time including MP3 players, cell phones, PDAs, and other similar devices. This device was one of Time Magazine's best inventions of 2007.
The WildCharger pad will cost about $60, and that price does not include various adapters needed for specific devices.
26. CES Award Category: Telephones:
This is the phone of the future ? especially for business-types who always need the latest news, weather, etc. The new GE InfoLink DECT 6.0 phone works just like the phone that you have now, except for one key feature ? this phone delivers news and information via broadband Internet connection. These customizable news feeds are offered by MSNBC, and they don't require any kind of subscription or fee.
27. CES Award Category: Video Accessories:
With HD Digital Light Link technology from OWLink, you are able to transmit HD audio or video signals via one thin, transparent fiber cable at a distance of about 900 feet. This technology allows people to limit the amount of cable used for advanced installations, as well as limit the amount of holes that need to punched into the walls to run cable. This technology is a great way to wire up an entire house, because it makes running cable throughout the house quick and painless.
28. CES Award Category: Video Components:
Niveus Media Center ? Denali Limited Edition
The Denali Limited Edition Media Center from Niveus is a device that can be used for a variety of home entertainment needs. First, this device will playback DVDs in HD format ? even if they're not HD. Second, this unit contains 1.5 Terabytes of storage ? enough storage to store 150 hours of HD content and 4500 hours of digital music. Third, it works like a DVR or TiVo giving you the ability to manipulate live TV. These are just 3 of the many features of this device. Start saving up your pennies for this one, because it will cost you about $11,599.
29. CES Award Category: Wireless Handsets:
This new cell phone by Pantech is called the Drop Phone, because it evidently is supposed to resemble a drop of water. I don't know that it does resemble a droplet, but it looks cool nonetheless. There isn't much information out about this phone yet, but there should be when it debuts at CES. One thing's for sure, this phone gets plenty of points in the style and sophistication department.
30. CES Award Category: Wireless Handsets Accessories:
The UbiCell from Samsung provides people with a solution to a problem that many of us face, regarding cell phone use. For many people, it's nearly impossible to get a cell phone signal inside of their homes. The UbiCell will help solve that problem by providing clear cell phone signal to your phone while inside your house. The device works much like a wireless Internet router, and it does require either a cable or DSL connection. The device also has built-in security to protect your signal from reaching your neighbor's house.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Many of these items are no longer available. Where new models or upgrades are available, the link to these items have been updated.