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Ep. 8: Tech toys; more ultrabooks; Kindle Fire; and the PS3 3DTVThis week we get hands-on with the Kindle Fire, the latest super-slim laptops, tech toys from the CNET Gotham pop-up store, and Sony's new PS3-branded 24-inch 3DTV.
The got -- fear of Alaska everybody got a good enough for your show awesome tech toys today from the cnet.com pop -- that -- was great. Justin's got a Kindle fire in his -- -- tells about a minute -- a whole stack of ultra books including the latest one. 835. I'm gonna tell you about the Sony 24 inch 380 PlayStation branded TV a L article tech stuff got to listen to it yes -- of -- got. Perform forming some where we were down and NASA this -- and we had a chance to show off to a -- -- -- advanced. -- what we do what's -- tech -- play around with them and everybody a chance. Become the New York what exactly is tech toy I mean it's hard to define -- people expected something that was literally a toy for kids other people wanna -- that was a little more like stocking -- So -- -- bit of everything effects. -- -- -- Speaking of -- is now my voice is totally -- today this is a hot wheels -- -- And it's a car that runs on hot wheels tracks sixty dollars is expensive it's actually -- VGA video camera. And there's a little less screen on the bottom. You press this activate record. I think I chewed up the battery. Terrible tech -- It's got a USB plug in on the back and a records twelve minutes or 24 minutes of VGA video depending on what setting you put -- And what's really nice is generally he checked the replace the replay on this and it's got a microphone. But it's got wrist straps you put it on action camera -- effort is wearable and helmet you can edit the video freely so everything but the fact -- a video camera. And they can -- on this tracks and yet again appealed the perspective. The really fun idea that's very -- We saw this demo in the office and you may play around the last year but videogame department there's very little video game hardware that's new. IT HQ has -- you -- game tablet. Now it was it debuted on the Wii last year and it's now after the Xbox-360. PS3 it's basically like a week com. Pop -- tablet. But that you plug in your console and -- eighty bucks on this actually comes packaged with -- and art studio. -- -- -- which pretty versatile. And the tablet. And the -- have been slightly improved for this year -- a couple of new tweaks. And kids can make art -- their other games cautionary in. And stuff but honestly I think you'd -- -- buy this just for the art it is it's -- -- basically adds up to about twenty dollars more than we pay for regular game. And you've got an art studio that. In the iPad accessory territory we talked but I can't alas we did show off that there. But in -- other territory. AD quads and knowing or four fantastic territory. Solo karaoke. Microphone until it. The -- that live on stage guess they did did you thing what did you I am I saying it like error -- -- it terrible version of house of the rising sun operate. This is 99 dollars not cheap but if you compare against a house in New Orleans yet all the rising them but that doesn't sound like the version -- expect to some I think it's mostly YouTube -- -- It's -- it's very different. -- there's an app you can download for free you -- to get the microphone and it's 99 cents a song on the iPad on the App Store. But if you buy this it's got the microphone as a dongle that you plug in your thirty pin to go wireless. And the microphone to microphone and full basic microphone as a phone as it comes -- a coupon. Or ten free song downloads at least you get something to start off with -- -- and happy on the side of the box he shows that you'll be like every one of the people closer even on the site and a few more. -- as the High School Musical school of color scheme. And happiness -- and if not then yes they attacked OS is not my generation. -- me is -- -- -- -- and a -- there might change you know the the idea of this is that. You saying it and you can record your voice science -- such kind of fun for our trips away Coke and finally in the what the heck is this territory. -- -- -- These are called safety -- blocks me got these and from the company that -- showing off thing even last year it's yes. -- -- like the weird though out product for their for the true gadget geek in my -- of everything else. Their proximity -- little cubes. But -- -- -- charging it up to six at a time and for 150 dollars you get three of them which is quite expensive. And they work out when docked with computers USB dongle. There's a sob story can download these games and and play games on this and you can push them together and they are aware of each other there's tilt sensors and a whole bunch of like. And it's screens -- little screens and a lack of wider color a color. In Canada in a completely area and now I -- here hold -- -- -- ruthless and yes so right now they're not activated. You can see that they have -- -- -- little -- could move from one screen to another day at the different things you can stack -- you can spell things with our medical puzzles ransom or else -- -- -- a hundred now I will say it -- 102 dollars. -- way too expensive they don't download directly to this device at all you have to have it simultaneously running on a computer. It's really -- -- away. Down you know who we get it well it's more I saw these at the moment at that talked to -- exhibit that they had of tech toys and another on tech ideas I think of it sort of like a it collector's item experimental device may be may be in another generation of of this when they start on being able to download the software to -- And price and only fifty dollars but I put this and really as a kind of via G was what the heck is that sort of product it's not -- not -- -- -- for everyone. -- -- didn't -- I -- -- have something -- scrabble game and it's just like last six different blocks that you can switch. -- have Britain's Bridget mansion and it won't cost you 150 at all costs 200 dollars yeah yeah this is not really I would not say people should bound by is that. It's -- if you are a a sort of antique look into the isn't check outs if -- -- and look at them. There interesting there aren't that many products like this that are around so. I'm a sucker for these types of designs so that was that was what we show -- we also talked about things like the roku LT and the harmony to manager remote that's been being review on CNET. At twenty dollars and fifty dollars respectively those -- really great home -- -- staffers but not. Always -- I don't get -- for the Christmas although not telling you just -- which one of these things and getting you but it's definitely one of them. Speaking of a -- staffers a lot of people might think the product you have your hot little hands right now it is it is going to be -- -- -- -- 200 bucks and that's like in his post purchase idea which I GOO Leo the only fifty dollars more than sixty able. -- -- fifty -- -- -- -- everybody got the majority guys I have the what -- Kindle fire fire and and if you can -- a I feel alive cast that's all right on it when we see the main screen -- you don't mind back to the facility to do this on the home screen. And -- here. And flick through your apps your books and his cover Florida -- -- -- -- C Clarke wished they have that on the iPad Apple's again Cover Flow. Evil as we -- Note that the means give the whole thing that -- live -- the home you go to newsstand and music videos -- web. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So it's really like a -- -- into the back with -- back and look at the plastic. It feels kinda like -- outcry over it it really feels it got it's a little -- in the -- bush. If it's a true. He is -- -- challenge -- -- devices out there. But people are saying the the reviews that I've that I've -- is a -- today have been that it's a little bit sluggish. And maybe last year with the Nook Color was also little slice that was me for Google is that when it never seems 250 dollar seven -- Nearly full featured and ready tablet like that before. But now that it's a year later for even though this is only 200 dollars I don't know if people will forgive recoba but the habitable with I -- series we are talking about where -- and perhaps the feels heavier than the net I do like about why I thought well this is right there may not turn the pages on Tuesday. I do not feel -- demand is it. It's not download it's that downloaded book. Is -- and -- has -- I just feels like it's the service semi sluggish and everything I ever actually flows as Aslan is great but and about everything out. Ha maybe in software updates -- feels like the but the playbook which are based -- in other terms -- -- still different though having a playbook and play around with the design is shifted a little. 19. 199. To have the -- that's true that's cheaper than the color when a -- what about -- the tablet that's going to be more powerful that with more storage for fifty dollars more well I mean that didn't did you argue what features that you that would disparate you know with Amazon -- get the cloud service. You got music service -- mean you you you'd probably get more from Amazon and you -- from Barnes and Noble's but. Then again you can expect Barnes and nobles are probably at some similar services at Barnes & Noble as -- -- -- -- Millions and a little puzzled why. -- -- and I can pick it provides and the Barnes & Noble such your initial. My gut check reactions thumbs up rather than down government comes out right after all I can hear me but you -- -- -- BBE. And Donald Bell's reviews up today and surely playing around doing a lot more Kindle fire content but I think it's cool -- kind of just -- an -- and -- -- Apple analyst -- Alex yeah. -- -- -- -- -- Now for a little sticky. One of them as you also gotta -- federation it is loading the page got fat fingers -- you think you can take into consideration the connection here. If you look at them that the -- are not -- and at the increased movement of him with thumbnails on all -- -- that that -- -- -- connect okay Joseph I hear Elizabeth -- but that still sounds a good deal sounds like a good stuff this in my starting -- -- And there's nothing violent those -- he just tends. About micro op and other at the Mike has announced that we're gonna -- that's just the broken Aliyev want to see you when you there if the power -- style headsets little Mike on them. That's when you're gonna -- and you're gonna hear about it this kind of this bike is actually broken through a plug directly -- or edit the director in the game -- the we have just to be -- -- -- really doing a fantastic job even with that that it does a great leader -- that's sort of -- thank you for your Kindle fire first day. I Juliet off to select apps over there. -- air then what is the what is the newest one in the pilot of these are altered book and you -- -- -- ourselves. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And remove handling Ina action as improbable flagship for comment ultra books -- -- -- I have an -- -- Only time I thought it was revealed that large elegantly and there are a couple differences that Lenovo has a distinctive look -- that's the only one real. But there are simple and I -- -- has -- one keyboards terrible. He reviewed that one -- our time indoors turn -- the keyboard I like okay. It's she called it an answer to operate its contract adds nothing -- And via both Toshiba won the laptop at the key was really -- that annoyed me the Acer one. The Acer one it's got the hybrid it's got the hybrid hard drive which is kind of agency and the battery life is not the dad and and -- but they're coming down in price and that's the key. They're they're all coming down tele 99 even though they -- viewed -- regular MacBook is wrestling with -- Ina I think it. Shouldn't the question will continue to be for these -- thousands that over and over again is I got people can have to media at at the -- -- at the event downtown has you know what else to get. People are continually -- out -- -- getting a new laptop. Do they go with more storage larger hard drive space. Or can they get away with using an ultra but it sounds like a a small discussion point that is actually big one if -- that someone was -- -- a new Apple on laptop. And I told them that's right on the fence right now MacBook years worth checking out for her she and like having so little. Comparative stores but someone wants radiator to 50s the eastern Jews and the -- It says she rarely is 989 data. On the other two are more expensive Ehrlich 11112100. Years but there was a ball -- of the Asus and the -- Lenovo but their boast about a hundred -- -- hundred -- -- -- MacBook Air. But the question is based purely on the step. Really what's your favorite out of that and that's back out and have a MacBook -- that sector is that says that to -- -- if you want. -- Digital and I -- -- -- -- I look at these all the time I was gonna grab the air quality to dot com which were would you. You know what's -- -- what's the real winner here to space -- a look and feel there which -- would you take on June. And. And -- pressing national look at pick out. And then and now that that. I'm not a big fan of the eight -- -- So you know to the point which is why altogether and -- either com app. But you know it's -- Little in the keys. -- of it is great keyboards upon by the best in quality act that is but it's not backlit yet. Here the aide at the battery trainer anyway -- posterity do I want a -- Instead it's nice to have. Sometimes. They're looking in the dark yet and probably presented here's the look at examples on how do they all -- drives them and one of the capacity. The answer does not have a solid -- -- in candidate -- has a twenty gig solid state with a regular spinning platter hard drive. But -- -- -- here he is the Asus and the MacBook -- look how incredibly similar -- -- is yeah it was -- -- bet -- just can't even tell I officially present look is a MacBook Air clone yeah I mean just a planet like this you can't even tell it is right. -- -- Anyway that's a real generational -- books we're gonna see even more but I think the nice thing at the prices are coming down. -- a C 120 gig solid state hard drives or even bigger ones for under a thousand dollars I think that makes -- interesting. And I think by next year you have to have something that's that's been otherwise -- not -- playing game that's myself. If -- storage if the storage becomes reasonable I think it's -- it's hard consumer -- I think 256 that gave people one -- in -- district. It's hard it's like flash storage on -- on iphones you know and you're catching -- still -- what capacity was on an iPod with the magnetic hard drive. I get frustrated by that he'd still. We still haven't exceeded that. We're only were only at best going to match and you. We've gone backwards hard drives seeger and then in a small -- -- -- irregular heart and its larger and would -- you use that -- in the moment and solid state does seem like there. -- -- The things that the 512 -- -- -- taken art. I am I get to I got two quick things or -- you guys. They have a special edition of dialed in the right after our show so so we must be judicious with our time. We have the video here we got this 24 inch Sony branded PlayStation 3 branded 3-D TV. And that's a fine against the what it really does is interesting is -- in my -- -- monitor. Look at the monitor to get to parenting lesson I think you should California to buy another one and then if you play a certain early handful of games that support this right now but they'll be more right now -- motor storm Killzone and -- is now I think. If you're -- -- two player game on the same screen instead of -- split screen. If you Wear the glasses and on and got spyware and Scott whereas in for example instead of using the scene 3-D all -- my game and Scott we'll -- see his game. And that's the -- great -- -- play calling. Oh yes so once and be supported yet death of a real shot a quick video today -- let's play that -- let's walk through what's happening I mean Julian -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That's a that's -- -- time playing a repeat -- the glass that's replaying noticed -- a pot -- -- each only seeing our own screen. Much like. We would if we were just -- on two different PlayStation there's -- playing and I'm but it actually demo on the to put the -- glance the 3-D glasses over the camera -- that is the ghost image that's both games -- once. And then when I put the glasses over the camera. You can see I sort of that it took them -- -- back and do it again to get the enemy we even -- -- part again if you can quite see it that there's the that -- kind of way they'll be -- make it dramatic. Art that if he posted images -- both images there that -- for the glasses on and you only the times and it. And crucial watching through glass which is a terrible way to do it but that -- demonstrate they're gonna there's a ghost image again think those two and then and then one. -- that that. That's how the -- -- looks and you're just sitting there watching two people play it. When you're listening -- watching two people later that it looks like literally you're watching too overly separate -- it wants when you put on the glasses you to see your own work pretty well or Julie. Did you see -- -- ghosting in at all to your screen on a little that there was like some moments again via -- was it was. Barely noticeable. And -- When things. Happened. My periphery or something and it would see something. -- -- and get -- to set up was a little bit cumbersome to figure out how to set of the split screen. And -- for the right glances were -- the right controller and and the monitor retails for I think it's a 500 dollar bundle you get the money they get a pair of glasses which usually sixty semi box -- -- -- beef -- in. On game it might be buddhism might be in -- depending on which bundling together. Should be -- -- -- -- -- that should be 32 into desktop able to implant Tony for it to them aren't doing very intuitive well they're pitching it is kind of a personal 3-D TV. If you have like a dorm room or -- then -- to a personal friends and outs of where are. -- one thing I think is that I think its interest in technology great technology by it unique is split evenly split screen on your TV. They have to support all games I think if you only have a handful of games. It is is it is a Dicey proposition. Thank you want to supports all the games in place -- screen. Lesson in the got a program -- especially right now I think it's his motor storm Killzone and grant risen up all the games to do that with but it's like you know uncharted -- -- where it's. All of duty Modern Warfare three. I -- and would integrate ideas stuff like that would take advantage I think it is a great idea they're gonna build into more more games and maybe drop bristled at that. -- 500 bucks for 24 inch screen still. Idea but it looks like the -- looks nice. I think we theological stuff here today tech -- -- is that I can -- the ultimate. That's right that's right I have a -- -- -- them again first and you volunteer from idea from the group who would like to go first from a special surprise. The effects -- and -- if you. Get if this works out. This is what I call the -- bought him in the glory of I have put. A device in -- a piece of technology Joseph and I would like you to reach into the box and just feel it with -- hand. And identify what it -- -- that you can do that without looking beautiful man alive its own opinion it's not being alive at Berkeley high and we want to do this for Halloween as we did everything wetlands and this worked out nicely to me that the contest and people can win prizes again doing this like a -- -- -- a laptop. -- the bottom -- -- to cushion the what you put this on the table in front view. Don't peek inside when I tell you to -- -- -- it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In the UI -- you're ready. Okay and you're only gonna get like a thirty -- -- wouldn't it brings in December 2 -- brokering a wooded area it fears the mind killer. There's a plug in Africa. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Richard and in India and we're gonna put off very effective February guiding now and tell me if I can -- the thought process is it. We give a chance to feel it. And play around in his hand. When you think that if an adapter charger okay now what is in the charger for it's a pretty unique design probably. You -- feel around the different parts in -- could figure out what it is -- micro USB aha. Plastic ha. Maybe try the plug in -- anything strikes is interesting about that with the with the slide out. The -- the writing on the back what has an AC adapter like that. Duo is now -- secondary care Barack is that Draper prize is a proprietary adaptive analog division I at all related to forget -- and I mean you just grabbing an -- of okay that -- -- just a thirty seconds quick -- -- right now. Could not academically gifted and the oxygen and -- -- get a connection that -- -- -- it has got to get another what you don't worry -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and a few that if I I think you know I thought I think I know you thought it was and it might have happened and I. Have yet it's not I've got on the other effects. -- a good feeling about this I think against doing. It has that the mystery like -- -- graphics and stuff and again throughout the mystery by guy dressed -- -- -- -- what is it. Abbott -- you know he could -- right now it's not an AM I think -- -- was -- -- -- -- over the way they -- agenda if it Kindle fire racing. There -- -- good luck that got. Them. Asthma getting it right LP -- and it -- -- if I've got that that anything I got deputy engineer. But we've gotten as of the fifth. And -- -- and often the -- and tangled -- -- -- right -- -- and adapted to it as easy Nintendo 3-D S. Very closely -- pulled -- -- -- Its its its its DS not a -- but yet -- -- charges -- -- out and I'll have to get hold lots of you can see it there again. The Democrats got a task of the keys Nintendo boy and he hasn't and I fondled and mostly I suppose I know that humans do it for a while more deaths. And take -- integrity and -- a thing that -- to watch it there's an IM it took an angry it's a a do you think -- the life. Michael Michael must wash hands after her death is an easy one I think it's a product that that mean happier and more intimate that if it's an iPod nano bought out a thing. He had ride -- -- total included one easy 11 hard one. That's mystery bus I think we should do that every week I get to keep it take you -- and it only to keep my music on -- -- and then. You welcome neglect -- like that one looks on some more stuff and put me here try to step each other and you just as spots nothing is there both -- -- -- next week you can guess -- -- into tablet on the as they could -- I think in the book. And Blackberry Playbook in. Both the nook to add that -- -- -- had to play by the microphone and -- are in the last. The camera one of the few people who want to blame it on residents to play around them are dead loses yet what the playbook you what the piano Ali -- -- president and they gave a play about. Yeah there's alone evaluation when he checked out and at its its reload -- -- if it if it if -- if -- Kindle fires off for them I think to. It hi everybody I think it's been a fun to look at a lot of stuff found if you like to catch up with us we have a new -- web URL now -- cnet.com slash -- -- We intend to put all the past episodes of -- and of course FaceBook dot com slash Lance guest if you want to. Participating in our FaceBook conversation we post the video that you see the issue will post all those on FaceBook and then finally on Twitter at CNET -- -- as if you couldn't guess that. In -- introduced just got -- -- enactment and I just Julie are still -- and don't get and then as I just use your stalker -- would have used the right that's right -- right but I like it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Which was miserable. Terrorism around the middle that one of these tech toys in there and I think these -- gives. To -- a giveaway president. And if you -- prizes to two -- to listeners again or viewers. This to a separate segments where we can always -- But I'd like mystery box ever with only half an hour yeah I -- -- and I can. --