CES 2011: Lady Gaga & Zeppelins All the Way
CES 2011 is drawing to a close, and most tech reporters are set to return home pretty soon. As much as we love tech, it’s easy to be completely inundated with information during these fares. Some sites were generating over a hundred posts a day this week. Two of the products that we particularly liked were the Polaroid revamp thanks to Lady Gaga and the new Zeppelin Air dock from Bowers & Wilkins.
The Zeppelin Air from Bowers & Wilkins has been redesigned, although it preserves the same footprint. The interior has been completely changed. The air moniker is there for a reason, because it will wirelessly connect to your iPod, iPad, or iPhone via WiFi to stream music. There’s even an Ethernet port. Each of the five drivers has their own amp, and they’ve all been tweaked. Naturally, this doesn’t come cheap. It will ship in March and will cost $600.
While it was announced at last year’s CES, it took until now for us to see what would become between the partnership, if you can call it that, between Lady Gaga and Polaroid. Polaroid’s Grey Label line, which includes camera glasses, a digital Polaroid camera, and an instant mobile printer are the result. The GL20 Camera Glasses come from Lady Gaga’s music video for her song ‘Fame’. You can capture and upload photos, as well as videos, directly to the glasses. They can be displayed in real time on the 1.5-inch OLED screens. They come with earpieces that double as a USB port.
The 12 megapixel GL30 Instant Digital Camera is a printer-enabled point-and-shoot. Then, they can be printed via the instant printer. The camera has a stand that allows you to select images easily. You need the GL10 Instant Printer to print these out. This printer can churn out prints in under a minute, Polaroid-style, and doesn’t use any ink. It can also connect via Bluetooth to cell phones. It’s not something that new, but this functionality will please some users. We’d have preferred for Polaroid to come out with some new real Polaroid film cameras instead of these, but we knew that it wasn’t going to happen. We didn’t expect the printer to be integrated into the digital camera, but we were hoping that it was.