Coolest Gadget of CES 2008 – Open to Votes


We’ve had a fun time covering CES and in our ongoing quest of finding the coolest gadget we came across a few worthy contenders. So we need a bit help in deciding what was the Coolest Gadget of CES 2008. We’ve made a shortlist of our favourite 3, so please vote for one of those or add your own (ideally from one of the gadgets we covered rather than missed 🙂 ). If you leave a comment as well you’ll be in the running for a $50 Amazon or Think Geek voucher as our way of saying thanks (the winner will be drawn randomly 48 hours after this post when the voting ends).

So our short list of coolest CES gadgets is:

Computerized Chopper

Computerized ChopperThe concept was to produce a product capable of operating under some pretty tough conditions and to show the potential of the current embedded technology. The result was the SwitchBack PC, a product which was already in development stages by Black Diamond. Read more »

FPS Gaming vest – Feel the Bullets

How do you make a FPS more realistic? Simulate the bullet hits!The FPS Gaming vest is a new gaming peripheral aimed at the first person shooter market. Looking like a flack jacket, the vest will actually “punch” you when you get hit. Not only that, but it punches where you get hit too. It doesn’t bruise, but you definitely know you’ve been fragged and where the shot came from. Read more »

Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker

Crap at Guitar Hero? Practice on the Move with Air GuitarAir Guitar Rocker is officially licensed with Guitar Hero but you don’t need to own Guitar Hero to play. Simply wear the supplied ‘heavy metal’ belt buckle, attach it to the included processor thingie and you’re good to go. Play your air guitar by strumming the plectrum in front of your groin the belt buckle. Read more (and watch the video) »

Please let us know what you think, other suggestions are more than welcome.


If you are reading this via our feed you’ll have to visit the site to vote. Thanks and good luck in the draw.

10 reviews or comments

Anthony Says: January 15, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I think that you guys missed the greatest gadget at CES. It is the mind reading headset put out by Emotiv. I am not sure of a cooler gadget then one that allows me to play video games with my thoughts :). Keep up the great work I love reading your feeds.


Al Says: January 15, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Thanks Anthony, that does sound cool. We did see a mind controlled robot but you had to look constipated to make it move in some random direction 🙂 .

Jason Says: January 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I voted for the FPS gaming vest. While this sort of technology has been on the horizon for seemingly many years, I can’t help but think that a more practical version of this vest is just around the corner. I’m not sure my wife would allow a noisy air compressor in the house for my late-night gaming.

Marc Says: January 15, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Jason, the compressor was pretty quiet – it’s a fairly small thing and whatever noise it made was lost in the background of the show.

Ian Says: January 15, 2008 at 5:35 pm

The fps vest is definitely the coolest, but not exactly practical…

Matthew Says: January 16, 2008 at 5:02 am

That globe thingy had me mesmerised although the Air Guitar looked funny, especially that guy as he played the part well.

Dave Says: January 17, 2008 at 10:43 am

What a great integration of old-school Chopper design w/ state of the art technology! Cool

Annie Says: January 17, 2008 at 11:11 am

I voted for the Chopper, way too cool if you are a bike enthusiast. 🙂 Although, I did like the gaming stuff too, just not into it as much as the bike stuff.

Al Says: January 18, 2008 at 10:07 am

Contest is now over and the draw has been done, we had a bit of cheating so the official winner is the FPS Gaming Vest, for the winner of the $50 please check the announcement.

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