Does it get any better than finger phones and Memory Stick cars? Engadget Japanese sez, "Yes!" as they give us, their lowly American counterparts, a look at the at hardware side of this year's CEATEC JAPAN 2005. So how does simultaneous decoding of 48 MPEG-2 streams, robot combat via mobile phone, fuel cell MP3 players, and plenty of other stuff we won't see here in the USA for at least another 5 years sound? Good? Click on!
This is Toshiba Matsushitaís display you can write on using an optical pen. It employs ďSystem on GlassĒ technology to embed an optical sensor and processor in the glass of the LCD. We actually heard about this one earlier, but itís good to see how it works firsthand.
A Cell reference board (what else?).
Hereís a demonstration of the Cell processor simultaneously decoding 48 different MPEG-2 streams.
NTT DoCoMoís P901iTV, which features a single-segment/analog terrestrial TV tuner.
This is the MUSIC PORTER X, which can both receive and record satellite digital audio broadcasts.
Another look at the ďYubiwa,Ē a Bluetooth headset that uses bone conduction.
Someone decided to stick a FOMA AV Unit inside of their ROBONOVA-1 kit. Ever wanted to control your own personal robot from your mobile phone? Hereís your chance.
ĒYou who are without mercy, now plead for it? I thought you were made of sterner stuff.Ē
Video from the robotís internal camera is relayed back to the phone. Preprogrammed action commands can be sent to the robot using your standard number keys.
This is the W33SA, auís single-segment mobile.
ĒNumber 5 stupid nameÖ want to be Kevin or Dave!Ē
Thatís next generation media!
A nice size comparison of the Memory Stick Micro to current generation sticks.
Itíd be pretty awesome if someone turned any one of these next-gen DVD players into a building. Hereís another standalone Blu-ray player prototype from Sony.
ĒThe only media recognized as the next generation of DVD.Ē Or something.