Samsung has gone smart camera crazy at CES 2013, bringing out a slew of new models with the ability to share photos over Wi-Fi. The standout feature of the system dubbed "Smart Camera 2.0" is a new AutoShare function that enables photos to be shared automatically and immediately with a connected smartphone.
The iPhone and iPad have always lacked USB ports. As iOS apps rarely require you to deal directly with files, this isn't usually a big problem. When you do need to manage files, Dropbox, iCloud, and email are ready and waiting. But for some tasks – like streaming movies – external storage can come in handy. Enter Hyper's iUSBport: an accessory that fills in the gaps left by Apple's minimalism.
China's Hisense arrived at CES 2013
with a brand new line of Ultra-LED (U-LED) XT900 televisions, which will be available in 65-, 84-, and 110-inch sizes. The company's XT900 line boasts an impressive 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution along with 120 Hz panels allowing for an active shutter 3D picture. The U-LED screen also incorporates local dimming technology to deliver a more dynamic contrast ratio.
At the risk of becoming something of a tradition, Fujifilm has pulled back the curtain to reveal a new snatch of cameras for digital image technology lovers at CES 2013
to salivate over. Included in the bunch are two additions to its retro-looking X Series pro-thusiast camera range, some mighty superzooms, a pair of compacts, and a rather tough cookie.
Today at CES 2013
, LG showed off the first Smart TV game that uses Dual Play 3D technology. With this tech, two players can play the same game at the same time, and each see their own independent full-screen view. While the tech itself might not be new, seeing it implemented directly into a smart TV is something we've never seen before.
When it comes to plants, do you have a brown thumb? If so, you might be interested in Parrot’s new Flower Power device. Revealed at CES
, it’s intended to be stuck in the soil of a plant pot, where it measures parameters that are essential to the health of that particular type of plant. When things are out of whack, it notifies you via your mobile device.
If you followed last year's CES, you'll likely remember Razer's Project Fiona
prototype gaming tablet. Gamers salivated, and it won numerous "Best of CES" awards. But then it missed its estimated "late 2012" ship date, and many wondered if it would ever see the light of day. Well, Razer followed through at CES 2013
, announcing that the Windows 8 tablet will launch soon as the Razer Edge.
Michigan's Fulton Innovation has been perfecting its eCoupled
wireless power transfer technology for over 14 years, and is really pushing the boat out at this year's Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas with a number of new breakthroughs. In addition to demonstrating the first ever example of two-way wireless power transfer, the company is also showing off an interactive printed poster featuring an illustration of a DJ console that can actually be played, and a new Nokia Lumia phone that charges while it's inside a handbag.
Sony has plenty to show at this year's CES
, from cameras to cell phones and more, but one item that stands out is the Walkman Sports MP3 Player. The new waterproof music player combines a pair of earbuds with an MP3 player in a single unit, with no external device required to play tunes.
iBattz has unveiled a slew of accessories aimed at smartphone and tablet owners at this year’s CES
. These include a wireless charging station for Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, a rugged battery-packed case for iPhone 5 and iPad, and a trio of iPhone 5 cases which feature interchangeable batteries.