CES 2008 – Mine Is Bigger Than Your

The Consumer Electronic Show is a game of oneupmanship. Every company tries to outdo the other. No where is that more evident than in the car audio and TV display halls. The car audio hall used to be especially bad because exhibitors used to get into sound off competition against each other to see who has the loudest booth. CES put a stop to that by fining any booth that exceeded the maximum allowed sound pressure level.

Here are a few of the biggest, craziest and strangest things I saw while rooming the CES show floor.

My Subwoofer is Bigger Than Your Subwoofer


I thought the above subwoofer from Earthquake (what a fitting name) was big until I saw the below unit from MTX. You need to use nuts and bolts to install it. The sub is so heavy, screws will simply sheer off.


My TV Is Bigger Than Your TV


Panasonic wins this year’s big TV contest with a 150″ plasma screen. Can’t wait to get one of those to review. I wonder how much energy it consumes?

My Wheels are Bigger Than Your Wheels


I don’t think wheels get any bigger than the 30″ shoes this Hummer was wearing. I doubt you’ll ever see it go off road, or in the snow even.

52 thoughts on “CES 2008 – Mine Is Bigger Than Your”

  1. Shaun Carter says:

    Bigger is ALWAYS better! I wonder how much that subwoofer weighs. I can’t imagine all the mods you would have to make in a car just to accommodate something that big and powerful.

    1. ROFL now you better clear up some points over there 😛

      Damn I want a Hummer…its a beautiful beast

  2. I feel emasculated looking around at my puny electronics 🙁

  3. Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  4. WOW! I like the wheels on that hummer! 30″?

    1. Will says:

      for some reason they don’t look too big for me. 😯

  5. Mubin says:

    Those rims are friggin awesome.

  6. Baller plasmatic… 😆

  7. i really liked this hummer.cooool :mrgreen:

  8. Zac Johnson says:

    Awesome post… Huge rims on that Hummer, though I like my regular tires that came with the Hummer 😈

    1. Neil Duckett says:

      Nicely worked in. 😀

  9. Nino says:

    John i didn’t read anywhere… What car do you have? It could be that REVENTON?

  10. The MTX Jackhammer is ridiculous. It’s over 300lbs which means you need a mounting bar bolted to the car itself to hold it up. They had it on display last year, with Mad Mike from Pimp My Ride extolling its virtues.

    CES has it’s moments where it tends to be one big measuring contest, which makes it all the more entertaining.

  11. I heard someone on the radio talking about the 150″ Panasonic, and saying that the TV was way too big for a consumer. Is he nuts? I guess he has not heard of home theaters with 100″ projection tvs.

  12. enovator says:

    I really liked that Yellow Vehicale John. Will you please give us some info about that 🙄

  13. Corey says:

    Just an FYI….for those who liked the wheels… A company named Asanti unveiled their 34″ rims on a hummer last year at SEMA…. http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/11/img_7067.jpg
    what crazy times we live in!

  14. Slam Blogger says:

    John, do yourself a favor and take grammar class. I get so sick of blogs in which the author doesn’t know how to speak. Since you’ve got all of this traffic, why not act professional? And I don’t care if English wasn’t your first language. If you can’t speak it properly, go back to whatever it was you were speaking before. 👿

    1. John Chow says:

      Now watch someone correct all the grammar mistakes you just made in this comment. 😈

      1. I guess if that is his thing, then run with it, but does he have to be such a douche?

        1. Slam Blogger says:

          Yes, “Online Freebies” I do have to be a douche… Kwitcherbitchin’, or do you just take everything so seriously? Read the name, visit the blog. It is my thing. 💡

      2. Slam Blogger says:

        😈 Evil! 😈

    2. Usually bloggers write, but if that makes feel you better fine. Btw, great attitude, and your very last line makes no sense.

      Crap I hate to defend the big ones, but i just hate attitudes like yours.

      1. Slam Blogger says:

        I love John Chow dot com, I just really hate posts with multiple grammatical errors that obviously aren’t typos. The attitude = Slam Blogger. Started the new site, so now I can say things like that and blame it on my blog. (<—-Makes no sense either)

        I’m sorry I’ve given you a bad impression as to who I am. If I offended anyone with my comments, spank me.

        Note : Any and all things said by Slam Blogger should not be taken offensively. The things Slam Blogger may or may not say, may just be to get a reaction out of you. Good day. 🙂

  15. Slam Blogger says:

    Oh, and in case you honestly don’t know what I’m talking about…

    “Every company try to outdo the other.”

    The correct way to word this sentence is ” Every company TRIES (drop the y add es) to outdo the other”

    1. What you really mean to say is, “Drop the ‘y’ and add ‘i’es”. You missed the I spam blogger…


  16. Dom says:

    That Hummer nicely sums up why the rest of the world just points and laughs at America.

  17. Yeah, where do I get one of those TV’s? I don’t even think that would fit on the wall in my living room.

  18. Will says:

    Haha these updates are so cool. So much stuff that most people would never own!

  19. G Smith says:

    Isn’t that the subwoofer those morons from MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” installed in some poor guys car?

  20. KiwiPulse says:

    Wow the wheel on the hammer is way too much ❗

  21. I like these photos.. John where do you get ideas to monetize everything.. 🙂

  22. Pottz says:

    The funniest thing to come out of CES was the little trick Gizmodo did which was to shut down all the TV’s, especially durung presentations – Now that’s evil 😈

    The story and video can be found at
    Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  23. I read somewhere that the 150″ TV consumes about the same as a 42″ screen… some kind of different technology inside of it. I can’t quite remember the specifics.

  24. ShY Guy says:

    Yeah.. Bigger means more power and it means your bill will increase..

    Huhuhuhuhu 150 “?? I can’t afford to bring it at my little room…

  25. Contest Beat says:

    Holy crap, I want those 30″‘s!

  26. Mike Huang says:

    I saw that huge sub, the “JACKHAMMER”, on the MTV pimp my ride show.

    They put that sub into a compact car 🙂


  27. Benny Ong says:

    That 150″ Plasma will do me good. I saw the live thing on an exhibition here not to long ago… 🙂

  28. Great looking high-standing hummer! But too high for a little guy like me!

  29. alzack says:

    First time seeing such a huge gigantic Plasma TV… I’ll be the coolest person in my country if I have those 150″ plasma TV…

  30. Wow, those Hummer wheels are nice and thos subwoofers are huge :mrgreen:

    Now…let me just select a wall in my house for that 150″ TV 😛

  31. Zee says:

    Those subs are just ridiculous, and people who buy them should be shot. I would not mind having a 150 ” plasma though.

  32. KNau says:

    As I hear people drooling over the ridiculous rims on the “sorry about your penis”-mobile I’m reminded of the Chris Rock bit about the difference between

    Now let’s all buy bouncing cars! 🙂

  33. KNau says:

    That is…the difference between rich and wealthy. Damned confusing hrefs!

    1. But its all still very cool stuff! If anyone had the chance, they would have it all 😈

  34. Oooooo I want all of them! Especially the 150″ Plasma, nice ❗ 😮

  35. BlogSandwich says:

    I’ll take the Hummer, thank you. 🙂

  36. Liviu Pantea says:

    The 150″ plasma screen is`t a jewel 😀

  37. I agree with you John, You are great and doing great. Thank you

  38. Take it offroad and scratch those $8,000 rims? are you nuts! :mrgreen:

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