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Hardware-accelerated physics for laptops and noise-cancelling headsets at ShowStoppers

At the ShowStoppers after-CES-hours event, Aegia demonstrated that their PhysX card could work for laptops, provided that it sits inside of a special laptop dock.

At the ShowStoppers after-CES-hours event, Aegia demonstrated that their PhysX card could work for laptops, provided that it sits inside of a special laptop dock.

The back of the laptop dock has been removed to barely show the PhysX card inside.

The back of the laptop dock has been removed to barely show the PhysX card inside.

Here is Buffalo's AirStation Wireless - N Nfiniti Dual Band Router & AP (WZR-AG300NH). It's a Windows Vista Premium Certified router and can transmit/receive on both 802.11b/g and 802.11a at the same time. Look at those crazy antennas.

Here is Buffalo’s AirStation Wireless - N Nfiniti Dual Band Router & AP (WZR-AG300NH). It’s a Windows Vista Premium Certified router and can transmit/receive on both 802.11b/g and 802.11a at the same time. Look at those crazy antennas.

View of the ports on the back. Pretty standard stuff.

View of the ports on the back. Pretty standard stuff.

Tired of the cryptic "Check Engine" light of your car turning on, without you knowing why? CarMD sells this handheld diagnostic tool that checks the car and gives a report on what's wrong. It even will estimate the repair bills for a fix.

Tired of the cryptic "Check Engine" light of your car turning on, without you knowing why ? CarMD sells this handheld diagnostic tool that checks the car and gives a report on what’s wrong. It even will estimate the repair bills for a fix.

View of the diagnostic port

View of the diagnostic port

CMS Products has a new Velocity2 backup device that takes up to 2 750 GB drives for up to 1.5 TB of storage. It supports RAID 0 and RAID 1, in addition to operating as two separate drives.

CMS Products has a new Velocity2 backup device that takes up to 2 750 GB drives for up to 1.5 TB of storage. It supports RAID 0 and RAID 1, in addition to operating as two separate drives.

How's this for simple RAID. On the back of the unit, you can put in a flat-head screwdriver and change redundancy settings. THere is also an eSATA port and a Kensington locking port.

How’s this for simple RAID. On the back of the unit, you can put in a flat-head screwdriver and change redundancy settings. THere is also an eSATA port and a Kensington locking port.

Irecord was showing off this box which converts and transfers analog video from DVDs, TVs or VCRS directly into an iPod or Sony PSP. No computer is required. The unit is currently selling for $200.

Irecord was showing off this box which converts and transfers analog video from DVDs, TVs or VCRS directly into an iPod or Sony PSP. No computer is required. The unit is currently selling for $200.

Composite cable ports are on the back of the iRecord box

Composite cable ports are on the back of the iRecord box

The Jawbone Bluetooth headset claims to use military-grade noise-cancelling technology to give a very mobile conversation.

The Jawbone Bluetooth headset claims to use military-grade noise-cancelling technology to give a very mobile conversation.