Our friends over at Popular Photography, with whom we've been working and drinking all through CES, just published their own list of the best new gear at this year's show. Assuming you've already read our roundup, you should click on over to Pop Photo--some pretty great photography equipment was announced this year, from new cameras and lenses to innovative accessories.
There's always been a lot to love about a pico projector. A palm-sized device that can port video from anything from a laptop to an iPod onto a large projected screen? Sign me up. Until now, though, picos only came is two forms: as a standalone box, or strapped onto the back of a device like a smartphone, rendering the gadget bulky and extremely power inefficient. Enter MicroVision's PicoP Gen2 projector, debuting this week. The PicoP Gen2 is among the smallest pico system we've seen, and it's incredibly power efficient--perfect for embeds in multi-function devices.
From smartphones to blast-chilling fridges, cameras to OLED TVs, these are our favorite products of this year's Consumer Electronics Show
By Dan Nosowitz, John Mahoney, and Corinne IozzioPosted 01.11.2012 at 2:25 pm 1 Comment
It's often tough to find a clean signal in all the noise of CES, but in putting this list together, we realized how excited we are about a lot of the new gear we saw this year. CES 2012 brought us the best TV we've ever seen, two killer new cameras, a fridge that can chill beer cans in five minutes, high-speed in-car mobile wireless, awesome new smartphones, and a lot more. Check out our picks for the Products of the Future in the gallery below.
The overwhelming success of Microsoft's Kinect sensor is just now showing up in grainy photocopied forms--meaning, the ripoffs are emerging. But that's actually okay with us. Some of them work really well, and do things the Kinect, due to it being a third-party accessory, won't ever be able to do. We played with new gesture experiments from LG and Samsung, and we're kind of looking forward to the next year, when we can heave our remote controls out the window forever.
There are plenty of pillows out there designed to properly cradle the weary noggins of back sleepers or side sleepers or front sleepers. Today, I saw one that does both. The intelliPillow is a self-adjusting pillow that senses which position your body is in and then inflates or deflates itself according to your preferences. The prototype, brought to us by Innvo Labs (the same people who made the Pleo, the robot dinosaur) made its first public appearance today.
Canon's monster of a compact offers some serious firepower
By Dan BracagliaPosted 01.10.2012 at 5:59 pm 0 Comments
We got the chance to spend some time playing around with Canon's newest creation, the G1 X compact camera, on the CES show floor last night. Thanks to a new High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor that measures 18.7 x 14mm -- slightly smaller than APS-C but slightly larger than a Micro Four Thirds Sensor -- the G1 X offers a great deal of photographic firepower, in a compact, yet rugged package.
See the pretty photos in PopPhoto's hands-on gallery
By Stan HoraczekPosted 01.09.2012 at 4:49 pm 0 Comments
Details about Fujifilm's intriguing new camera have been leaking out for weeks now, but they took all of the wraps off at CES and the result is a camera that's both gorgeous and powerful, adding interchangeable lenses to its popular X-series compact digitals.
"Ultrabook" is a word you've probably already heard used to describe a thin, powerful laptop. You've probably also seen a MacBook Air—the genre's archetype. But if you haven't heard the term this year, get ready for some major exposure: ultrabooks are the way PC laptops will be marketed to us in 2012. But are they something new? Or simply a laptop, refined?