Remote CES 2010 Coverage: Initial Thoughts & Day 1 News [UPDATE #3]

In Cellular, CES, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Mobile, Software, Tech News by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

[Updated: 01.06.10 @ 3:20 pm Pacific] I’m jealous of all of those who are able to brave the madness of gadget-hungry attendees of CES 2010 (the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show). I was able to secure a blogger press pass at the end of last year, but unfortunately due to changes in my schedule, I was unable to attend this year. Perhaps in 2011 I will attend (fingers crossed). However, just because I’m not at the show doesn’t mean that I can’t cover it. I have been receiving a steady stream of product briefs, press releases and correspondences from various …

A USB Mic with a Great Name and even Better Functionality – the BlueMic Snowflake

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Recently, I have tried to move my content beyond just the typed word (although it is my de facto method of doing a review). I have expanded to include videos using a variety of video capture devices (e.g., HD camcorders & screencasting software). Also recently, some other “daddy bloggers” and I have started a regular podcast (see CastofDads.com for the shows). Do you see a common thread here? The movement towards the spoken word. While the camcorders and my computer have built-in microphones, sometimes those aren’t the most ideal to use, and frequently sound a bit tinny or scratchy. This …