The LG Smart Activity Tracker will give extra meaning to your sporty life ... goes hand in hand with fitness app.
"We've seen our fair share of wearable tech here at CES already and LG is looking to cast its hat in the ring as well. A waltz through the company's booth revealed the Smart Activity Tracker: a device that rests comfortably on the wrist, much like the Nike+ FuelBand or the Jawbone UP.
Despite sharing some aesthetic similarities with the former gadget -- like a dotted LED display, USB clasp and soft-touch rubber coating -- LG's model has a few more tricks up its sleeve. First, the Smart Activity Tracker is compatible with both iOS and Android using the Fitness Band app to track, monitor and share your fitness habits (no big surprise given LG's handsets run Google's OS)."
You can't get away from it. It was bound to come up sooner or later ... Hello Kitty gadgets galore at CES 2013.
"Massive TVs, check. Slim laptops, check. Hello Kitty gadgets galore, check. So goes the typical CES checklist, and 2013 isn't any different. Several of the feline-adorned paraphernalia we saw on the show floor were repeats from last year, but we did manage to find a few new Kitty-branded appliances and accessories that are sure to give you an insulin shock. From toasters to Bluetooth speakers, go ahead and peruse the gallery after the break for probably the most amount of pink you'll ever see at an electronics trade show."
Press Release: PANASONIC EXPANDS TOUGHPAD™ ENTERPRISE-GRADE TABLET LINE
Ten-inch Windows 8 Pro-based and Seven-inch Android™-powered Tablets offer Choice to Meet Expanding Business Tablet Expectations
Las Vegas, NV, January 9, 2013 – Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today expanded its Toughpad™ line of enterprise-grade tablets with the introduction of the Toughpad™ FZ-G1, a 10" tablet featuring Windows® 8 Pro, and the availability of the Toughpad JT-B1, a 7" Android™-powered unit. Both devices follow the original 10" Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1 which became broadly available late last year. With the Toughpad (#Toughpad) family of ruggedized tablets, businesses and government institutions have a single partner delivering a selection of highly reliable and purpose-built devices ideal for numerous operational needs.
"For nearly 20 years, Panasonic has engineered the most reliable mobile computing devices on the market," said Rance M. Poehler, president, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "Because our customers know they can count on our products to deliver performance and return on investment, Panasonic – through its Toughbook brand – holds nearly 80 percent market share in the rugged mobile device space. We believe our engineering acumen, vertical market expertise and reputation for reliability, backed by our world-class service, will result in the Toughpad family being the leading B2B tablet solution in the coming years."
Yet another console unveiled at the CES 2013 ... first Nvidia and now Steam. Are there really enough room for such a saturated market?
"A modular PC designed to let users to play Steam games on their TV has been unveiled at CES. Codenamed "Piston", the prototype, developed by Xi3 Corporation and funded by Valve, was unveiled at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.
The set-top box will allow users to access thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system, a statement said. Plans for the living room-friendly console emerged early last month.
"Today marks the beginning of a new era for Xi3," said Jason Sullivan, founder and chief executive of Xi3, in a statement. "This new development stage product will allow users to take full-advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience," he added.
"As a result, this new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand."
A nice large 11.6-inch screen capable of supporting 1080p IPS display ... and what's more it comes with plenty of connectivity and a MASSIVE 500Gb storage!
"The S1185 has an 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display and Windows 8 onboard. 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors power the Slate tablet and it has standard VGA & HDMI ports, magnetic keyboard, mouse buttons, Optical Finger Navigation when in PC mode and two cameras.
The S1082 Slate has the newest energy efficient Intel dual-core processor onboard. There are two versions of this tablet which is aimed at business customers. With the 500 GB HDD version, you certainly won’t have to worry about space, but the SSD version has the speed."
Press Release: Nyko Showcases New line of Wii U Accessories at CES 2013. CES attendees will be the first to experiences Nyko's newly announced Wii U line
LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2011 – Nyko Technologies®, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, today unveiled its full lineup of new products to be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nyko will showcase their entire Wii U product line-up, including two newly announced products in the Charge Station U and the Pro Commander. CES attendees will also be able to go hands on with Nyko's recently announced accessories, including the UBoost, Charge Base Pro and more. The following products will be making their public debut at the show:
Charge Station U
The successor to the #1 selling Charge Station for Wii, the Charge Station U stores and charges 1 Wii U GamePad and 2 Wii Remotes and includes 2 NiMH rechargeable batteries and rubberized battery covers for the remotes. The Charge Station U utilizes an easy drop and charge system that allows you to conveniently charge your controllers while you store them so you always have full power each and every time you game. The station comes with its own AC power supply, so it I can rapidly charge all 3 controllers simultaneously. The GamePad cradle portion of the dock is also equipped with adjustable viewing angles making it perfect for watching video content while you recharge your controllers. The Charge Station U will be available in February for a MSRP of $34.99, in both white and black.
Who would have though Nvidia would start making consoles! ... With such a competitive market dominated by Sony Playstation, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox ... is there still room for another player? We shall see ...
"Nvidia has announced plans to produce its own hand-held video-games console. Project Shield is Android-based and marries a 5in (12.7cm) touch-screen with joysticks, buttons and other controls, in a clam-shell design. It is also designed to link to PCs offering access to more powerful games such as those on the Steam library.
The announcement was a surprise, as the US company has previously focused on selling chips and graphics cards to other manufacturers. Nvidia's announcement came at the first major press conference of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
You have to admit ... it was a good run, 12 years for a console! I can't wait what Sony has in store for us in 2013 or possibly in 2014 ... Playstation 4?
"Sony has ended Japanese production of its best-selling PlayStation 2 (PS2). The hardware first went on sale in March 2000 in Japan and since then more than 150 million PS2 consoles have been sold.
The PS2 was so popular that it outsold its replacement for the first three years that the PlayStation 3 was available. By ending production, Sony has fuelled rumours it is putting manufacturing resources towards the PlayStation 4."
Sorry guys ... you won't be getting one of these in a transparent case. It's only available for developers at present. You have to admit ... it does look kinda sexy.
This developer version will cost you USD $699 with NO games ... How come? Well, you will have to develope the games yourself :P
"It's a little early for an Ouyateardown, but Kickstarters who chipped in $699 won't have to wait long to see what the little console is made of -- Ouya's developer hardware is transparent. The console's team decided to cut the inevitable march of unboxing videos off at the neck, offering fans a quick preview of the package it's shipping out to devs.
The standard accouterments are there -- the tiny console itself, two prototype controllers with batteries, HDMI and power adapters, plus a micro USB cord and a letter to developers thanking them for their investment and warning them of the early build's bugs. The note also cautions deep-pocketed gamers that the device is built specifically for developer use, and has no games to placate eager couch potatoes."