CES Review 2013 from downunder

CES Review 2013

Here is my round up of CES (2013 International Consumer Electronics Show) 8th – 11 Jan 2013

So what did we get from CES for 2013 lots of new words I found out about  Phablets  (Phone –Tablets ) and PWBS (phones with big screens )  4K –(Ultra- HD TV) –  OLED TV (Curved Screen TV) -Qi (Wireless Power Charging)

Sorry darling but I need an even bigger screen with Ultra-HD TV 84 inches please.

Ok let’s get into some of the cool stuff 😉

Nice little unit from Kanex the Kanex meDrive is a file server for iOS devices adds that extra storage you always needed http://www.kanexlive.com/medrive

Logitech has been making remote controls for a while now I can’t recall the model of the last one I had but it was great until the LCD stopped working and I was too tight to buy another one.  This new one looks even better the Harmony Touch http://www.logitech.com/en-us/remotes  just hope it arrives in NZ soon. Acquire.co.nz  has it 

NVidia Shield now this could be interesting it also works as a controller for your PC, It would be great if they made it compatible with Xbox (it has the Xbox controller layout) and PlayStation http://shield.nvidia.com/  plus it also plays Android games too.

I need Power. Now if you’re like me on the road with my job it is fine when I have a car I can charge all my devices, but when I don’t, I also  have a Mophie Juice pack but this one from

Nectar Power looks very handy they claim 2 weeks of mobile power.

What would be good is Wireless charging a few vendors have some products, but it has to go main stream. TDK has this nice little speaker unit  with Wireless inductive charging (Qi) The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)http://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/ at least has a Global standard.

Fulton Innovationhttp://ecoupled.com/en/wireless-power  has some great technology if vendors take it up.  Where you can take power from your tablet or phone and thus share power between devices wirelessly, which will be pretty handy when you are running low.  But I don’t expect to see this on my new iPhone 6 or iPad 5 anytime soon, maybe Apple will surprise me with NFC (Near field communication) and Qi I am sure there will be lots of speculation before the new release.

Lego has been producing the Mindstorm range of built your own robots for a while now. The new one is called Lego Mindstorm EV3  you can even control it from your iOS or Android devices.

Wow I wondered what happened to Teac well check out this little gem Hifi system  do you remember the DVD drives they still make.

LG  and Samsung
have something new, but will it catch on just like everyone now has a 3D TV -well not I do you?

LG and Samsung have an OLED TV with a Curved Screen of 5 degrees because as you already know we have phenomenon in human perception where some images seem to drop off or degrade towards the edges of a flat screen. Now I know about this phenomenon I will notice it all the time.

I used to work for Cobra a while ago selling Car Alarms, but this unit looks good Cobra iRadar combines industry leading radar/laser detection technology with the power of your smartphone works on iOS and Android devices.

I won’t get into all the new accessories that will be available in the coming month’s some will be cool and some will be the usual gimmicky ones that we all love to buy.

If you want to see just how big this show is check this out http://www.youtube.com/user/cesonthetube?feature=watch

CES Preshow behind the Scenes Walkthrough http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dHxgLlic2Mo

This is just a little insight into what  150,000 people will be viewing live at the show, I am glad I did not have to fly 14 hours into winter  but I will get there one day.

Here are couple of things that I like and have crowd funded not just me but others have too.  I will review these when I get them.

CruxSKUNK is the thinnest iPad keyboard case in the world. With a base that’s only 6mm thin http://www.cruxcase.com/products/cruxskunk/

StickNFind– Bluetooth Powered ultra-small Location Stickers http://www.indiegogo.com/sticknfind/x/1868718


About Roger Bennett

I know what I know from living I am a Technology Evangelist based in Auckland, New Zealand Middle Earth · http://bennett-nz.com
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