New TV trends unveiled at gadget show

LAS VEGAS Every electronics manufacturer, from the little names to the really big ones, is in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show. They all want to attract the female buyer.

"I have a here the world's thinnest, 8-inch notebook PC. It is aimed at changing your life. It actually fits inside a little purse for that style conscious, always connected lady in the world," said Xavier Lauwalt, Sony.

Ultra-thin is in - and this time it is with electronics. There is now a Blu-ray that is wall mountable and is about an inch-and-a-half thick. If you're in need of a flat-screen TV to go with the ultra-thin Blu-ray, Samsung has it all.

If you like to listen to music in the shower then you'll need bath audio from jWin. It also has a mirror, AM/FM audio, and it has a splash proof CD player.

Other bath audio players have suction cups on the back so you can mount it on the shower wall.

"This is the best of the CES show 2009, it is the iLuv Portable Multi-Media Player. It plays iPod videos and DVDs. It also acts as a digital photo frame. It is great for traveling, college students, teenagers," said Jennifer Baybrook, iLuv Electronics.

Like Toshiba, a leaning mirror TV set is also featured at the International Consumer Electronics Show. The one featured is only a prototype at this time, but the concept is that you will not need any expensive wall mounts or consoles. You can place it anywhere in a room -- like a nice piece of furniture.

Everything at the show, minus the prototypes, will be in the stores by late spring or early summer.


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