Comdex Fall - November 13, 2001
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The ImageScape 2001 report
18:37 EST - This year's press-only breakfast noticeably smaller than last year, but still some interesting products on show...

This morning we attended the ImageScape press-only breakfast event which runs alongside Comdex Fall 2001, at the Flamingo Hilton hotel. Unusually, there was no keynote speaker for the event this year, and with the topic for panel speakers revolving around wireless imaging, two of the four panelists were from companies not normally associated with imaging. The panel discussion, whilst still of some... (More)



The DigitalFocus / MobileFocus report
02:40 EST - Comdex Fall 2001 kicks off with a press-only preshow event Sunday evening, with some pretty interesting products on display...

As usual before Comdex Fall 2001 officially kicked off today, Pepcom hosted their DigitalFocus / MobileFocus press event last night. This year's event had a 'movie theme', and there were a good selection of camera, peripheral and software manufacturers were present... Perhaps the most impressive display of the evening came from Ricoh, who were not only showing their Caplio RR1 digital camera (which... (More)



Electric Fuel's logo. Click here to visit the Electric Fuel website! Micro Fuel Cell Disappointment?
02:18 EST - Several months ago, we reported with some excitement on the development of ultra-small fuel cell technology, suitable for deployment in portable devices like digital cameras, camcorders, PDAs, and cell phones. At the pre-Comdex Digital Focus event, we saw devices from Electric Fuel Corporation that claimed to be based on fuel-cell technology, but their overall economics and charge capacities were far from the levels that excited our initial interest in the concept. We're not conversant with the details of fuel cell technology, but the zinc-air chemistry of the "Instant Power" battery packs is a technology we've in the past always heard referred to as "batteries", rather than "fuel cells". Indeed, the very concept of a fuel cell is that a fixed device generates power from a replenishable fuel... (More)

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