Biggest Digital Buzz Was InfoBadge At CES 2003

Posted: Feb 6 2003, 10:39pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 1:41pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets

Biggest Digital Buzz was InfoBadge at CES 2003
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Tom Crofford, President Sunova Corporation, explains what the InfoBadge is in our exclusive audio interview from the show floor.

I first saw Jason Ivan, Director of Product Marketing for M-Audio’s Consumer Audio Division, wearing the InfoBadge (NOW: $56) at Pat Meier-Johnson's Lunch@Piero's press luncheon. Jason purchased the digital name badge because "it just looked so cool." He said the gadget badge attracted thingamajig minded attendees like a magnet. It worked on me. When it first caught my eye, without hesitation, I immediately walked up to Jason to find out about the droolcool digital e-wear doodad. After a five minute discussion, I wanted to know about M-Audio products. Hear our interview.

The InfoBadge stores 118 characters, runs for 16+ hours on a single watch-sized battery, has seven scroll modes and is programmable through a serial infrared interface module.

A Beach Boy fan close to the stage shares the Hard Rock Casino concert via his cell phone. I also saw several audience members wearing the scrolling badge during the Fellowes Beach Boy concert. If you want to attract attention in a large social group (trade show, rock concert, singles bar) the InfoBadge is a cheap, cool vehicle that will do the trick.

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