CES Bound

I’ll be at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas January 4th-7th. I’ll be doing my best to blog my perspective on the happenings around digital media and beyond. I’ll also be sure to snap some pictures with my Smartphone and my new holiday gift, the Canon PowerShot SD500. Up from 3.2 Megapixels to 7.1 🙂

I also was able to score an Xbox 360 using my technique reported earlier in a # of outlets including The Guardian. I’ve spent entirely too much time playing “King Kong”. Redundant in a few parts, by the time you play Kong, the graphics are truly inspired by Peter Jackson. Finally, a movie game title that doesn’t suck!

I also installed a SoundLinQ SLI by Vais Technology in my Toyota Prius. Yes, the S2000 is gone, but with me is iPod bliss- sort of. The SoundlinQ is a pricey system that allows you to control two sources- an iPod and another source via most Toyota/Lexus in-car stereo systems. The iPod shows up as a minidisc player, and all my playlists show up as discs. I get basic information including track details displayed and can control the iPod via my steering wheel controls. It’s nice but as mentioned before- pricey. At $299, thankfully I could do the install myself.

As for the other input, I went ahead and installed the Sirius S50. An updated firmware installed two days ago has fixed a # of issues and adds the ability to schedule recordings on all channels, though limited to 2 hours. Howard Stern fans will have to set up two recordings in 2hr chunks.

More details on CES to come…

3 comments

  1. Lance says:

    Be sure to check out the Lexus LX 470 that XM is showing off at CES with their new Voice Command system. I’d be curious what you think of it.

    Congratulations on the new position also. From my outsider view it sounds like a very good move.

    Lance

  2. hannah says:

    Wish you all the best for your work. You must keep doing the good work.

  3. Mike says:

    Do you know if the SoundLinQ SLI by Vais Technology will work in the Lexus RX330 with Nav & in-dash 6-disc CD?

    Mike

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