DigitalLife 2007 brings tech toy favorites

RoboPanda, i-Dog, R2D2 television projector and others still tickle the fancy of trade show attendees.

Nikko's R2D2 projector Candace Lombardi/CNET

NEW YORK--While DigitalLife 2007 did see a better turnout than last year according to those who attended both, there wasn't all that much in terms of new tech toys at the show.

Lots of favorites simply continued to make the digital world rounds.

The R2D2 television projector from Nikko was set up to play the famous lightsaber sequences scenes from the Star Wars films.

Lots of people were playing with the Novint Falcon at the Novint Technologies booth. The company announced Thursday that the 3D game controller would be available at CompUSA stores this October for about $239.

WowWee showed off its RoboPanda, Elvis, Roboquad robots and the Fly Tech Barry B. Benson remote control flying bee.

WowWee's Michelle Chow demonstrates the RoboPanda. Candace Lombardi/CNET

And who can resist the i-Dog, especially when it now comes in a "Spi-Dog" version . The MP3 speaker pets now even have scarves, hats and ear warmers in addition to the carryall. Too cute.

i-Dog fashion show Candace Lombardi/CNET
About the author

In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet,, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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