Top 5 Gadget Innovations from CES 2013
CES 2013 has brought to us a slew of cool and innovative gadgets. We were allowed to take a glimpse of where technology is heading to. It has truly evolved and it is simply amazing to explore the different gadgets. Tech companies have been working really hard to develop these gadgets and it was a real feast to the eyes to see their efforts coming into fruition at the CES. Every gadget that was unveiled since the first day was unique in its own way. Below are five of the cherry-picked innovative gadgets that were launched at the CES 2013.
Toshiba Qosmio X875
Qosmio X875 is yet another exciting gaming laptop from Toshiba. It is the only 17-inch laptop launched at the show and the specs are really impressive. It boasts of a storage capacity of 1TB. This is the first time we are seeing a hybrid hard drive with such a storage capacity packed in a laptop. It also has 8GB storage of NAND flash memory as the cache. With such hard drive capacity, the read/write functions and start up of applications can be done almost instantly. It will also include Nvidia’s GeForce GTC 670M high end graphics card with a memory capacity of 3GB. The build is diamond textured and the Qosmio logo is lit-up. Its 17.3 inch display renders a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and you can also opt to buy it with a stereoscopic 3D version. It will be available for sale from the first week of February for a price of $1,479.
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z is a high end phone with various cool features. The notable point is that it is waterproof and dust resistant. It can stay under water at a depth of up to three feet for thirty minutes and still work fine. This super cool phone has other exciting features, too. It is made from tempered glass covered by an anti-shatter film and so it can accompany you for all your outdoor trips. These features haven’t made it thicker as you might expect. It is as thin as the iPhone and so it can sit in your pocket without causing any pocket-puffing. Its 5-inch display renders a resolution of 1080 pixels and the colors are vivid. The 13MP rear camera works excellently well and it can help you shoot photos continuously with a break of just a few seconds.
This Pebble watch looks as attractive as a pebble and it also packs some outstanding technology to help you control your smartphone when you’re on the go. It is thin, light and has an excellent trendy design. You can read text messages, caller information and other notifications on this watch. If you often go overseas, this is your device, as it can easily adjust itself and configure the device it controls to different time zones. It uses e-ink style LCD technology and so you can view the screen even under bright sunlight. It is unbelievably light at 38.2 grams and the chassis is light, too. It has a built-in accelerometer and a light sensor to help you have a better control. You can change the exteriors to suit your outfit and stay trendy.
NVIDIA Project Shield
NVIDIA is branching out to the gaming front. Having seen them as a component maker for quite a long time, we were amazed at what they could do with a gaming console. Their first gaming console, Project Shield, was an eye catcher with more capabilities than what we expected. It is a Tegra 4 device with a 5-inch LED screen. Bringing with it Android’s latest version, it offers lag free gaming. Yes, zero second lag! The design is also simply cool and looks like a hybrid form of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The graphics are stunning and its built-in Steam Big Picture Mode integration lets you play the games on your PC on this device. So, you can play not just Android games, but any game you want. The only defect we could find was with the placement of the controller. In an effort to make the device look like a clamshell, NVIDIA has pushed in the game controllers and so using the controllers doesn’t feel as good as in Xbox 360. Otherwise, this is a freaking cool gaming gadget.
Samsung 4K LED TV
While the smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more compact, the TVs are becoming larger. Samsung is aiming at increasing the screen size of its TVs and as a result, their latest 4K LED TV has become the biggest 4K TV. It has a colossal screen which measures 110 inches. It has also announced an 85 inch TV just before a couple of days. It has surround speakers at the right, left and the center which deliver 120W and includes two woofers. This smart TV comes with a smart Hub which lets you access social media apps. It packs with it, a 1.35GHz processor to process ultra HD images and active 3D images. As 4K content is not extensively available these days, this TV will not help you see what it is meant for. You will have to wait until 4K content becomes available. It also includes Precision Black Pro technology to support high contrast ratio.
These are some of the innovative gadgets launched at the CES 2013. The beginning of 2013 was very interesting with the CES and companies are yet to reveal the innovations they have up their sleeve. Let’s wait to see more innovations in the near future.
This is a guest post by Sharon Thomas of thecornersuite.com, a site that offers savings and current information on getting internet through dish, as well as dish.com services.