Digital Life is a new tradeshow that seeks to connect technology companies, consumers and the press, giving them an up-close-and-personal look at upcoming and new products just in time for the holidays. It's a great idea, and looks to be a great show. Here are our photos from the event.

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Pepcom Digital Focus event @ Digital Life - Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Digital Life Press Day - Thursday, October 14, 2004
Showstoppers event @ Digital Life - Thursday, October 14, 2004 (Coming soon)

Pepcom Digital Focus event @ Digital Life
Wednesday, October 13, 2004

All photos by Keith Furman


This week, Toshiba expanded its line of Qosmio notebooks to include a 15.4-inch model and this 17-inch model.


TiVo's hardware partners are now selling DVR units with an integrated recordable DVD drive.


Belkin's making a killing on these nicely designed iPod accessories.
The Belkin Media Pilot--due in a month or so--combines a wireless keyboard, mouse, and AV remote into a single unit.
Belkin's Pre-N gear gets the jump on the 802.11n standard and offer 108 Mbps wireless speeds today.


Netgear is going to re-brand this Wistron Media Center Extender.
Netgear Digital Media Receiver.
Netgear's wall-plugged wireless range extenders.


iRiver's Portable Media Center.
The iRiver H340 portable audio player sports a beautiful color screen.
Browsing albums on the H340.


Intel prototype entertainment PC.
NEC sells this super-thin Tablet PC in the Japan market only; it features an ultra-low-voltage Pentium-M chip.
Another view of the insanely thin NEC Tablet PC.


Super-tiny Archos Gmini XS 200: It's "smaller than an iPod Mini and offers 5 times the storage space." That's 20 GB.
Another super-small gadget, the Archos ARCDrive, features 40 GB of storage and connects to the PC via USB 2.0.


DixV has signed a deal with DVD makers to support playback of DivX files on DVD data discs.

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

HP bundles the HP Tunes application with its Media Center PCs so customers can play back Apple's non-standard AAC files with a remote control.
HP wireless keyboard and TV remote.
New charcoal gray HP Media Center remote.
HP's killer new 42-inch plasma display is just $4800.
Best of show: HP's amazing new Digital Entertainment Center is a Media Center PC that looks like stereo equipment.
Another shot of the Digital Entertainment Center, with the Personal Media Drive highlighted.
A close-up of the cool-looking HP dv1001x, a svelte widescreen notebook.
A pile of HP tattoos for iPod.
HP's x5400 Media Center Extender.

Crowd shots

Crowds ply the baseball-themed Pepcom event.
More crowds.
John C. Dvorak yucks it up.

Digital Life Press Day
Thursday, October 14, 2004

All photos by Keith Furman

ZD Digital Life

Cool Digital Life inflatable mascot.
Two more mascots.


Google's booth.


Microsoft's booth
Some portable devices that "PlayForSure."
Virgin Digital's cool new 5 GB music player.

Media Center competitors

Mee TV.
Mee TV.
Lafayette Media Ready 4000.

Video gaming

Xbox debug kit.
Rows of Xbox deathmatch kits, waiting for the crowd.'s mobile gaming rig.
Sammy Studios Iron Phoenix.
Microsoft's Xbox booth was showing off MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, Conker, and Fable.
Fun Nintendo truck.


Paul meets the AOL running man.
Keith meets the AOL running man.
AOL's booth.

XM Radio

XM Radio car radio kit.
Paul test drives XM Radio.


Awesome little MP3 player.

Hello Kitty

We'll never "get" the Japanese.
We'll never "get" the Japanese part two (the video was insane).


Intel's booth.

VoIP phones

Packet8 Broadband Videophone.
Motorola prototype VoIP phone (due early 2005).


Toshiba notebooks and Tablet PCs.
Sketch artist uses Tablet PC.


Logitech universal remotes.


Motorola MPx220.
Motorola MPx300 in landscape mode.
Motorola MPx300 in portrait mode.
New Blackberry smartphone device.
Gorgeous little Audiovox smartphone.


Motorola home monitoring and control system.


Six of the colorful new Creative Zen Micros.
A close-up of the Micro.


HipE, a PC designed for teenagers.
Another skin on a HipE PC.

Random Paul shots

Paul just loves the new iMac!
Paul meets Vern Yip from "Trading Spaces."
Paul meets Santa Claus.