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Stewart Wolpin

Stewart Wolpin has been writing about consumer electronics for more than 30 years and has attended more than 40 CESs (there used to be a summer show in Chicago). He is a judge for the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame and writes the bios of the electees. He also has written on small stakes poker ("The Rules of Neighborhood Poker") and baseball ("Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers").

 
This is not a product, but this booth attracted almost as much attention as some of the gadgets and software on display on the show floor. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but the pattern...
 
It's an iPhone belt clip with a swivel clip. It's an iPhone add-on rechargeable battery that supplies 20 hours of talk time. It's an iPhone add-on small speaker system. It's an iPhone camera flash/flashlight. It's an iPhone earbud cord...
 
If you're anything like me (and God help you if you are), your tech weighs twice as much as all your other luggage and you pack all your items in bubble wrap and then shove them inside sweaters and...
 
This crummy picture was taken with an iPhone (the battery in my regular crummy P&S camera died) at a semi-private concert featuring former Styx vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw (right) and former Night Ranger bassist/vocalist Jack Blades (left) sponsored by AKG....
 
Why settle for iPod speakers that just sit there? Dragon I (that's "eye," not 1, or so I was told) is a system with four speakers mounted at the end of flexible tendrils. It's got a 3.5mm audio jack...

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