CES: This year's dumbest (but also strangely desirable) gizmo
- January 9, 2008 9:46 PM |
- By Ian Johnson
By Chad Sapieha, Special to CBCNews.ca
LAS VEGAS - And the prize for this year's dumbest (but also strangely desirable) gizmo goes to…
… A nearly life-sized (and very lifelike) R2-D2 DLP projector.
That's right, for a mere $2,700 US, Star Wars fans everywhere will be able to get their geek on in superior fashion with this completely unnecessary but oddly appealing projector that has built-in 20-watt speakers, a DVD player, an iPod docking station and an image resolution of 1,360-by-768.
The image quality isn't anything to write home about, and I have no idea where I'd put the two-foot robot (or the large, exquisitely detailed Millennium-Falcon-shaped remote that comes with it), but I am ashamed to say that I really want one.
(The author is a Toronto-based freelance writer)
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