Clothes for computers
Not to be left out of the fashion world, there was a great showing of companies making not just computer bags, but general bags and form fitting cases for the laptops. Again, we saw the same form fitting shells for the laptops as we saw for the iPods. These actually seem to give some protection for the laptops.
Itís almost like for some laptop users, what the laptop has on the outside is more important than what it has on the inside.
There was also a large collection of computer bags. Most didnít look like computer bags, which is a good thing. Many looked like purses, which is just not my thing, not that there is anything wrong with that. Here are a couple that caught my eye.
Sports Illustrated has shown us that a painted on swim suit is just as good as a real swimsuit. In that light, here are a few custom paint jobs on a few Macs.
iPod-specific speakers were huge at the conference this year. Everyone had some kind of dock for the iPod that would allow your songs to be played out on a set of speakers. Features varied from straight up speakers to units that allowed you to control the iPod with a wireless remote, and even wireless speakers.
One that caught my eye was from Orange, a Massachusetts based company that had an iPod dock with a RF wireless remote that allowed 2 way communication with the base unit. It had coaxial speakers with a built-in subwoofer. In addition it is modular, meaning the iPod module can be switched out for other modules. They have one for WiFi, HD radio, and satellite radio. This device actually brings some added functionality to the table.