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The hottest gadgets at the top electronics show

First held in June 1967, the International CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. With 2,700 exhibitors, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcases some of the world’s hottest gadgets.

Image: A smartphone and a Spot Connect device at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The $149.00 device allows smartphone users to send messages and GPS coordinates via satellite. The satellite service costs $100 per year.

The business-oriented tablet uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass, has special seals for outdoor use and can accept extensions such as barcode scanners or card swipe devices.

A tablet computer by Motion Computing.

The solar recharging device used with a Bluetooth smartphone allows for hands-free calling with voice enabling features.

A visor-mounted BHF-2000 DriveNTalk device by Enustech.

The device allows monitoring of blood pressure at home and uploads the information to an Internet site that your doctor can access.

A Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor with an iPhone connection.

The rechargeable external battery case for the Apple iPhone will double or triple battery life depending on the model.

Mophie Juice Packs are displayed during a media preview event.

The base station retails for $35.00 and “slices” for specific devices cost $10 each.

A PowerSlice mobile device charging station by Fuse.

The HD video camera, retailing for $299.00, has image stabilisation, is waterproof to 60 feet (18 metres) and has an LCD screen for playback.

Mike Rush of Oregon Scientific displays the ATC action video camera.

Among other features, the wireless device has a personal computer application to control the temperature from any room in the house.

A Trane ComfortLink II thermostat.

The device, using Bluetooth technology, is a two-way alarm and loss prevention device between Android, BlackBerry or iPhone smartphones and valuables using the circular “tag”.

A woman displays the Cobra PhoneTag.

Using bluetooth technology, the device connects a smartphone to a radar detector (L) to view radar alerts, control settings and log alert history, and be warned of upcoming speed and red-light cameras displayed on the user’s phone.

A woman displays Cobra’s new iRadar product.

Christina McDonald Groff demonstrates a pair of snow goggles by Liquid Image with an HD video camera and high resolution still camera integrated into them. The goggles will be available by the end of the month for around $400.

A pair of snow goggles.

According to a spokesman at the show, the computer, scheduled to be available in May, has a tentative name of the IdeaPad Slate, uses the Intel ‘Oak Trail’ 1.6gHz processor chip and has a 32gb SSD drive and a microSD slot.

A Lenovo tablet computer running the full Windows 7 operating system.

Source : Rediff


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