Top 10 Best Gadgets and Products at CES 2012
International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), is the world’s Largest Consumer Technology Trade Show which was held at Las Vegas this year, 2012. It covers more than 1.8 million square feet and has more than 140,000 attendees from across the globe. The biggest names in technology are there to talk about their plans for 2012.
CES 2012 came up with lots of innovative gadgets and products like Smartphone’s, Ultrabook’s, Tablets, Home Theater systems, Cameras, OLED/LCD/HD Televisions and lot more. Out of all these new gadgets debuted and revealed at this year’s CES here comes the list of the best ones. Though there were many but among-st them these were rising high. Have a look
Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia’s Lumia 900 has a 4.3 inch touchscreen AMOLED ClearBlack display at 800×480 pixels of resolution. This smartphone is powered by 1.4 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and runs on latest Windows Phone operating system. While the current market is loaded with Android and Apple’s iPhone, this Windows Phone has made its own way to reach the top.
Along with its beautiful design, brilliant touchscreen and operating system it supports LTE and has a stunning 8 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and a VGA front facing camera. Officially Nokia has not yet revealed the availability and price of this device.
Simple.TV DVR is a small video streaming device which is design to replace the cable box. The device has HD tuner and DVR (digital Video Recorder).The device has one drawback, it does not have a built in storage capacity, users has to connect external USB hard drive for storage’s.
Once the device is connected with TV or Ethernet cable you can stream broadcast TV shows to your mobile phones, tablet or laptops. This streaming device has one USB port, two Ethernet ports and TV cable ports but does not have WiFi. One other drawback is, it does not have a built in storage capacity, users has to connect external USB hard drive for storage’s. The company also offers a service, which provides automatic recording all favorite TV shows for $4.99.
Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is the first mirror less camera with interchangeable lens option. Fujifilm has launched this 16 MP camera aiming at advanced amateur photographers, it uses a new CMOS sensor called X-TransTM CMOSTM which helps to provide a high resolution images which is equal to full frame sensors in D-SLR.
The camera features hybrid multi viewfinder, optical viewfinder and another 3 inch LCD display at back, there is also a dedicated button to switch between the viewfinders. This camera has a capacity of recording Full HD videos with stereo sound. One addition feature in this camera is that you can use any type of lens by using a lens mount adapters.
HP Envy 14 Spectre
2012 is going to be all about ultrabook, with a huge range of thin, sleek and stylish ultrabooks at CES the – Year of Ultrabook – seems happening. HP Envy 14 Spectre moves a step ahead than other ultrabooks with its sleek design, all glass body and a comforting palm rest.
HP Envy Spectre sports a 14 inch Radiance LED backlit display with 1,600×900 pixels of resolution. It is powered by Intel i5 processor, Intel HD 3000 graphic cards, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD and runs on Windows 7 OS. The device comes with Beats Audio, a physical volume knob, pre installed with full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements. For connectivity it has USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and Intel’s Wireless display technology WiDi. This stylish ultrabook will be available from February 8 with a price tag of 99000.
MakerBot has showed a next generation ready-to-use 3D printer which is compact and affordable. The MakerBot Replicator is a personal 3D printer for home and office usages, it supports two color printing technology which is called as Dualstrusion.
This 3D printer is available at the starting price of $1,799 for single extruder model which can print in single color and for dual extruder (can print in two colors) it costs $ 1,999.
BlueStacks for Windows
BlueStacks has launched a new app player application for Windows 8 operating system. This app player allows user to use more than 400,000 Android applications with Windows 8. BlueStacks will be pre installed with some of Windows 8 devices. BlueStacks is fully designed to integrate with the Metro user interface and brings the whole android market to the Microsoft’s operating system.
The BlueStacks Android App Player for Windows 8 is currently in the alpha development stage. However, it can be downloaded through the company’s website free of charge. The platform is also expected to receive more than 400,000 Android goodies this year. Furthermore, the apps are likely to be integrated within the Metro UI, providing users a convenient way to access them.
Asus Memo 370T
Asus Memo 370T is powered by the new quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM, runs on latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and sporting 7 inch WXGA IPS (In-Plane Switching) display. With all such specifications it is surly a Kindle killer tablet. Kindle has turned the tablet market with the launch of 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet at an affordable price in 2011, but now with the Asus Memo 370T it has been a tough competition for Kindle.
Asus Memo 370T tablet comes with 16 GB of storage, 8 MP camera and HDMI ports. This tablet will be available in the second quarter of 2012 and it is expected that the price could be around 15,000.
LG 55EM9800 OLED TV
LG has introduced world’s Largest OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) television set at CES 2012. This OLED technology offers excellent performance and has more advantage over existing LCDs. The OLED display transmits better image quality even in low ambient light and it is lighter and thinner compared to LCDs. As per the company, the 55-inch OLED model that is just 5 millimeters thick would be the largest OLED display so far. The price and availability details are not yet disclosed.
Intel’s Nikiski Notebook
The concept notebook with a huge transparent glass palm rest that doubles as a touchscreen that Intel showed off at Computex last year is now a prototype. And it’s going to be a shipping product before Windows 8 comes out. Use the Nikiski like a laptop, with a see-through glass touch pad that stretches almost the whole width of the base.
Touch it with a finger and it’s a trackpad, put your palms down on it to type and the larger base of your hand doesn’t register as a touch so you still get a wrist rest. Close it, turn it over and the touch pad turns into a touchscreen layer to enable you to browse a slimline view of key information such as new emails.
The white prototype Nikiski device will not be an Ultrabook, according to Adamson. An Ultrabook version, more like the slim black prototype shown at Computex, will follow later in the year.
This first Nikiski will be priced “close to $699.”
QNX CAR 2
QNX powers a car dashboard with an innovative application technology called NFC (Near-Field Communication) to connect immediately with Bluetooth smartphone. It provides ultra HD voice technology which provides stereo quality audio for call.
It also has a tablet based dashboard for both front and back sets. This dashboard is also integrated with lots of apps which connects you to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and can also be used for video calls and conference calls too.