The Oculus Rift VR system
has been steadily gaining more attention in the past several months, thanks to glowing endorsements from some major figures in the the video game industry and a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that brought in almost US$2.5 million. We've been following the development of the Oculus Rift for some time now, so finding out the company had its virtual reality goggles available to try on at CES was an especially pleasant surprise. Naturally, we simply couldn't resist giving the Rift a test drive to see if it lived up to all the hype.
is a "smart fork" designed to monitor your eating habits that gained a great deal of press attention at the beginning of the year when it was one of the stars of CES 2013
. Now it's arrived on Kickstarter in an effort to raise US$100,000 to fund the initial product launch.
While wandering the show floor at CES 2013
, we bumped into Munitio, a company best known for its 9 mm earphones
. Munito was showing off its new SV headphones, which we've been trying out over the last few weeks to find out what they bring to the table in terms of design and sound quality.
Despite the rise and rise of the LED flat screen TV, the humble Plasma is still a favored choice for home movie fans and color reproduction devotees – often with good reason. Panasonic’s 2013 offerings in this space are headed-up by the flagship ZT60 series, which the company put to task in a completely blacked-out booth alongside its predecessors at the Consumer Electronics Show
Sony unveiled its latest 3D camcorder at CES 2013
. Known as the HDR-TD30V, it features full 1080p 60/24fps HD in both of its lenses – by contrast, most other 3D camcorders split a single 1080p signal into two lower-resolution channels.
MeterPlug is a new home energy monitoring device
that brings a mix of simplicity and sophistication to the equation when it comes to keeping track of how much energy various home appliances are using. Placed between the appliance and the AC outlet, the MeterPlug sends precise information on energy usage to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth 4.0 and incorporates a range of power saving features to help curb excessive consumption.
Fitbit has added to its catalog of activity and well-being trackers with the Flex – a wireless wristband monitor which made its debut at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.
Despite being around for a few years now, fridges with internet connectivity
and LCD touchscreens
haven't really taken off with consumers. Samsung isn't giving up, though, previewing its 32 cubic-feet (906-liter) four-door T9000 model at CES 2013 that boasts a 10-inch LCD touchscreen option.
When Sony showed up to CES 2012 with a Crystal LED prototype TV
rather than an OLED TV like its rivals Samsung
, it prompted reports that Sony was abandoning OLED TVs aimed at the consumer market. The company might finally have put paid to these reports by displaying a prototype OLED TV at this year’s CES. And in the spirit of one-upsmanship, Sony is touting the prototype TV as the “world’s first and largest 56-inch 4K OLED TV.”
Polaroid has launched a new entry into an expanding market with Kids Tablet – a sturdy 7-inch tablet featuring educational and multimedia apps, built-in parental controls and a safe web browser.