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CEA Line Show, June 2009

CEA's semi-annual showcase of tech came to midtown NY, and we stopped by for a quick browse-and-shoot.

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CEA line show summer 2009

The secret entrance to the CEA line show. Okay, it's not so secret.
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CEA line show 2009

Many ergonomic mice greeted us, along with squishy disembodied thumbs-up hands.
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This is how we felt after an hour or so.
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SanDisk's tiny microSD card MP3/FM slotRadio comes with 1000 Billboard songs pre-loaded for $99.99. Extra pre-loaded music cards on display.
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CEA line show 2009

Donuts sit uneaten.
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The Peek, the Flip of email devices, says hello.
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Bottles of water, anyone?
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An affordable 3D printer shown off by MakerBot, claiming to cost less than competitors.
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3D webcam. In red-and-blue monochrome, no less. Um, why?
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Some exhibits felt a little out of place.
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Monster's hardcore earbud selection station, for listening to their nice-sounding Turbine headphones.
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Mitsubishi's new Unisen line of LCD TVs include surround-sound bars built in...if only our photo was similarly high-quality.
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Mitsubishi's Laservue TV looked great in person (don't believe the blurry photo), and under a power usage monitor was running as much wattage as a light bulb.
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Easy home-mounting kit for flat-panel TVs, no bracket needed.
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This plug-in from Hantech claims to give your laptop tablet functionality, allowing you to write on the screen with a stylus.
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Toshiba, along with Mitsubishi, were a few of the big electronics manufacturers present. Their newest LED-backlit TVs were on display.
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Donuts, still uneaten.
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CEA line show 2009

The hall of sadness.

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