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5/01 Editorial Index
May 1, 2001

Company Web Site Page# AirPrime airprime.com 16 Alpine alpine.com 22,23 Apple apple.com 10 AT&T Wireless attws.com 16 Audiovox audiovox.com 16 Avanti avanti.com 27,28 Belkin Components belkin.com 20 Blaupunkt blaupunkt.com 22 Casio casio.com 24 Cingular Wireless cingular.com 16 Compaq compaq.com 10 CMC Magnetics Corp. cmcdisk.com 23 Danby danby.com 27 eBrain Market Research ebrain.com 8 Epson epson.com 6 Ericsson ericsson.com 16 Essential Reality essentialreality.com 20 Faroudja faroudja.com 12 Good Technology goodtechnology.com 23 Hewlett Packard hp.com 3,6,10 Handspring handspring.com 16,23 I-Jam i-jam.com 23 InterAct Accessories interactaccessories.com 20 Iomega iomega.com 23 Infinity Products infinity.com 22 JBL jbl.com 22 JVC jvc.com 23,26 Kessel kessel.com 23 Kenwood kenwood.com 12,23 Kicker kicker.com 22 Kinyo kinyo.com 20 Kodak kodak.com 23 Konica konica.com 23 Konka konka.com 26 Kyocera Wireless Corp kyocera-wireless.com 16 LG Electronics lge.com 27 LG InfoComm USA lginfocomm.com 16 MCC/Verbatim verbatimcorp.com 10 Mad Catz madcatz.com 20 Maxell maxell.com 10 Memorex memorex.com 10 Microsoft microsoft.com 18 Mitsubishi Wireless Communications mitsubishiwireless.com 16 Motorola motorola.com 16 my-Vox my-vox.com 23 NEC America nec.com 16 Nextel nextel.com 16 Nintendo nintendo.com 18 Nokia nokia.com 16 Palm Computing palm.com 23 Panasonic panasonic.com 10,16,24,26 Philips philips.com 10,26 Pioneer pioneer.com 6,22 Polaroid polaroid.com 23 Ricoh ricoh.com 10 Royal royal.com 23 Sampo sampo.com 23 Samsung samsung.com 16,23,26,27 Sega sega.com 18 Sendo sendo.com 16 Sharp Electronics sharpelectronics.com 27 Siemens siemens.com 16 Sirius Satellite Radio siriusradio.com 6 SonicBlue sonicblue.com 23 Sony sony.com 18,24 Soundcrafters soundcrafters.com 22 Sprint PCS sprintpcs.com 16 Sub-Zero sub-zero.com 27 TDK tdk.com 10 Telemania 24 Thomson Multimedia rca.com 3,6,10,26 Thrustmaster thrustmaster.com 20 Toshiba toshiba.com 26 Uniden uniden.com 24 Verizon

DVD Recordable Media--Is This the Year?
May 1, 2001

By David Dritsas There has been a lot of talk about DVD recording. Movie studios and broadcasters are worried about copyright protection, and CE manufacturers are still coming to terms with which re-cordable format to use. Some hardware is already selling, but is this really going to be the year for consumer DVD re-cording? Or are we just in for a slow and rocky start? "We believe it will take more time," said Chris Bailey, digital and optical products manager for TDK, commenting that, while the DVD recordable market is going to grow, he didn't agree it would explode this year. TDK currently offers three levels

Web Exclusive?Networking at CES
March 1, 2001

Moving Data, Wires OptionalBy David Dritsas and Janet PinkertonLAS VEGAS—What wasn't networked at January's 2001 International CES? The following is a round-up of data-centric networking options introduced at CES and headed to retail—some options sooner than later. In the wireless Ethernet arena, U.S. Robotics, entering new territories in wireless networking at CES introduced several new products that use the 802.11b specification. The line will include wireless access points, PC cards, PCI adapters and a peer-to-peer network kit that enables a computer in the network to act as the gateway access point server, eliminating the need for a separate access point. The starter

Digital Audio Shows No Shortage of Options
February 1, 2001

By David Dritsas MP3 was the king of CES. The category that exploded last year has now entrenched itself in consumer electronics and is seeding itself across the industry. No longer just a PC-based digital audio format, MP3 is evolving into other product categories and diversifying itself into different formats, while the portable player practically becomes a commodity product. One of the more interesting and expanding realms of digital audio is the application of Internet radio. At CES, several companies showed new products that allow consumers to enjoy Internet-based radio stations without using a PC. Only an Internet connection is needed. Later this year, Philips will begin

Editorial Index
January 1, 2001

Company Web Site Page# 2Wire www.2wire.com 58 3Com www.3com.com 32, 58 AccessorySolutions.com www.accessorysolutions.com 54 AMD www.amd.com 58 Audiovox www.audiovox.com 32, 64 B&W www.bwloudspeakers.com 52, 73 Belkin Components www.belkin.com 32, 70 Buy Link www.buylink.com 54 Canon www.canon.com 16 Channel Master www.channelmaster.com 71 Cidco www.cidco.com 72 Cisco Systems www.cisco.com 58 CMC Magnetics Corp. www.cmcdisk.com 72 CMi Worldwide www.cmiworldwide.com 40, 76 Cobra www.cobraelec.com 16, 64, 66 Compaq www.compaq.com 60, 58 Computer Expressions www.computerexpressions.com 70 Conexant www.conexant.com 58 Creative www.creativelabs.com 50 DataPlay www.dataplay.com 67 Denon www.del.denon.com 38 Dirt Devil www.dirtdevil.com 77 EnGenius www.engenius.com 62 Epoch www.epochsales.com 36 Ericsson www.ericsson.com 64 EspriTV, Inc. www.espritv.com 40 Fujitsu www.fujitsu.com 36, 67 Harmon-Kardon <a href="http://www.harmon.com"

Full Speed Ahead in Audio
January 1, 2001

By David Dritsas Despite the setbacks of the market economy in the latter half of 2000, home and personal audio sales have still been strong. Recent numbers from the Consumer Elec-tronics Association report that the first three quarters of 2000 were up 11 percent over 1999, totaling $6.2 billion in revenue. Following suit, manufacturers are showing no signs of slowing down product introductions. At the 2001 CES, audio enters the new year with some interesting new technologies, as well as the convergence of other consumer technologies into traditional devices. No doubt, the transition of MP3 and digital audio to home audio components is

News Japan
January 1, 1998

¥ Toshiba Dolby Digital DVD Hits Europe Toshiba will introduce the first Dolby Digital DVD player in Europe this spring. The high-end SD-K310 will support both Dolby Digital and MPEG-2 audio. Toshiba hopes to grab 30 percent market share in Europe initially. ¥ Sanyo To Build HPC for OEMs Sanyo will build a Windows CE hand-held PC this summer. Although branded sales are unlikely in the U.S., Sanyo will probably OEM product for others as it currently does with notebook PCs. Pricing should be between ¥70,000 and ¥80,000. ¥ NTT Gets Phone In Your Ear NTT has developed an ear-pad headphone for cellular phones and PHS handsets. The "MiMie"

News Japan
January 1, 1998

¥ Toshiba Dolby Digital DVD Hits Europe Toshiba will introduce the first Dolby Digital DVD player in Europe this spring. The high-end SD-K310 will support both Dolby Digital and MPEG-2 audio. Toshiba hopes to grab 30 percent market share in Europe initially. ¥ Sanyo To Build HPC for OEMs Sanyo will build a Windows CE hand-held PC this summer. Although branded sales are unlikely in the U.S., Sanyo will probably OEM product for others as it currently does with notebook PCs. Pricing should be between ¥70,000 and ¥80,000. ¥ NTT Gets Phone In Your Ear NTT has developed an ear-pad headphone for cellular phones and PHS handsets. The "MiMie"