Mobile Tech Today ran an interesting story on tiny devices creating a big buzz. Actually they said that a spokesperson for the Consumer Electronics Association toted nine devices around with him including two camcorders and a pair of computers (all in one bag) – but they were all tiny and all under $400 USD. Tiny devices run the spectrum — computers, speakers, notebooks, recorders – all of them designed to let you take your content with you and watch it, record it, edit it or even play it back with Dolby. Want an example? According to the reporter, the Sylvania Meso runs for $399 Meso and weighs only 2.2 pounds and a keyboard about 80 percent of normal size, but it packs a 1.6-gigahertz Intel Atom processor , stereo speakers, built-in WiFi and a webcam. The $499 Wind, also with a 1.6-gigahertz processor, sports a full-size keyboard. Both have screens smaller than 9 inches but come with 80 gigabytes of storage. They would both fit nicely in my tiny Prada bag.
In the “I don’t want to look like at total tech nerd while driving department”…. the BlueAnt Supertooth Light and the Funkwerk Ego Cup let you chat while driving but without that pesky speakerphone hogging your stylish and totally clean sports car.
The BlueAnt device clips to a car’s sun visor and the Ego Cup can be attached to a flat surface but an attachment lets the speakerphone rest in a standard-size cupholder, so make sure your SuperGulp is not taking up all the space.