Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Latest Gadgets from Cebit 2006

The Cebit technology fair is taking place in Hanover. The following is some of the coolest gadgets on display from BBC.

Sports clothing firm O'Neill is set to launch a jacket with a built-in keypad that lets you control your iPod or mobile phone without exposing your hands to the cold. The winter sports jacket has five buttons on the left forearm that link via a control box to your phone or music player that sits snug in an inside pocket

A backpack with similar controls built in, plus a camera that sits on one of the shoulder straps, will go on sale at the same time.

Creative Fatal1ty 2020 mouse designed by Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel has a 6.4 megapixel sensor in its base to pick up the smallest twitch. It can work on any surface and handle up to 20G of acceleration for those intense firefights when it is important to strafe and move.

The mouse also comes with a five different weights so gamers can tune it to get the balance for themselves just right. The USB connector for the 2020 mouse is gold plated and it has zero-oxygen copper wiring to ensure every pull of the virtual trigger is relayed swiftly back to the PC.

NEC showed off a concept see-through mobile phone called Flask which is powered by a fuel cell. Like many disposable cigarette lighters, the transparent sides of the phone let users see when they need a refill.

Metro showed a prototype smart changing room that could help those looking for clothes see what they look like wearing them without actually having to put them on. System uses RFID to identify what clothes is to be modeled then system shows an image of a model wearing an outfit made up of those items.


Blogger Jake Silver said...

those phones look awesome

2:10 pm  

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