Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Innovative? I Think Not! Part 2

Continuing through PC World's list, we see the following items:

11. Pioneer Inno
A quote from the article: "Samsung's Helix, which we didn't test, is a nearly identical model." Tells you everything you need to know: not a new idea.

12. Farecast
OK, this is definitely new. A travel site that predicts airline fares. Pretty sweet.

13. Sony BWU-100A Blu-Ray Disc Rewritable Drive
Quote: "...wasn't the first internal Blu-ray Disc burner we saw (that honor went to Pioneer's $1000 BDR-100A)..." THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE IT THE AWARD??? They're for innovation, not coolness!

14. Olympus EVolt E-330
I read this one over and over, and can't see why they gave it an innovation award. Good grief.

15. Google Sketchup
Why is this in the list? Sure, it's great, but is it innovative? No. Sorry Google.

16. Sony PlayStation 3
Absolutely nothing about this console is innovative. It's a rehash of the PS2, with some minor upgrades, like better graphics, a blu-ray drive, and unused motion-sensor. Big deal.

17. RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100
Amazingly enough, PC World admits seeing products like this before, yet they give it an innovation award. Unbelievable.

18. Rhapsody 4.0
Hmm, can't say. I've never used it.

19. Logitech NuLooq
This looks weird. I have to say I've never seen anything like it. This gets an innovation stamp from me.

20. Shure E500PTH Sound Isolating Earphones
These are definitely innovative: they have a new feature that no other earphones do. They have a Push2Hear button, allowing you to temporarily stop listening to your music and hear the world around you for a change. But is the price worth it ($500)?

Anyway, that's the end of PC World's list. Please feel free to tune in by leaving a comment below; no signup is required.

UPDATE to Part 1, concerning the Nintendo Wii: It just won an award for innovation. Imagine that.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home