What We Missed at CES: Sanyo Stuff

Due to some terrible scheduling oversight, as we stalked around CES, we somehow missed Sanyo. Through our neglect, we managed to miss Sanyo showing off two products that couldn’t be more different from one another: the Sprint Power Vision M1 and the Zero-Gravity Massage Chair.

While I certainly saw my share of phones at CES, I definitely could have used a go on the chair (although I’m probably too misophobic to have sat on it after all the greasy CESers). So what’s the deal with these new products?

. Sanyo claims it can 18 hours of playtime with the corded headset. I’m not sure if that’s while using the phone, so I’ll refrain from commenting on whether that’s good or not.

The M1 also features a 2-megapixel camera that doubles as a QVGA camcorder. Oh and it can be used as a modem as long a Sprint decides not to disable that. It’s available for $200 with the standard two year deal or $350 straight up.

Moving right along we have the Zero-Gravity Massage Chair. It can locate areas of stiffness by measuring changes in pulse and perspiration with Sanyo’s Stiffness Detection Sensor technology (uh huh huh), which is similar to the galvanic skin response used by lie detectors. Once it detects your stiffness it can customize a massage based on its findings. It features two “Zero-Gravity Positions” for completely stress-free sitting. There are about 1000 massage variations so I’m not going to go through all of them, just suffice to say you want one.

The HEC-DR7700K will be available later this spring. There isn’t a price currently available, but judging from the $4,300 pricetag of its predecessor, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the Zero-Gravity chair is gonna be ‘spensive.