Archive for category: CES 2012

FLIR: The Thermal Imaging Case for your iPhone 5/5S

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I know some contractors that will find this iPhone accessory particularly handy…

FLIR is a thermal case for the iPhone 5 and 5S that delivers thermal imaging from heat signatures, animals, and other environmental sources up to 100 feet away. Add on infrared capabilities and a battery that will keep the case powered for up to two hours, and you have an incredible accessory for contractors, inspectors, or even adventurous do-it-yourselfers who want to keep their homes cool, identify leaks or water infiltration, or just see where the stud is when mounting that new flat screen. The FLIR One will begin shipping in the spring and will be available in white, grey or gold variations.

 

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AViiQ Redefines Portability with Travel Accessories

AViiQ has announced their 2012 line up of travel solutions and the key word here is “portability” – but not without quality and purpose. From their Slim Surge Protector and ready-to-plug in iPod, Mini and Micro USB connectors, to slim travel adapters – there’s something for every traveler that’s worthy of packing in your suitcase. Check the full release after the jump.

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Get Presenting with for iPad and Griffin’s Kiosk Solution

Ever since the iPad was released, more and more companies are trying to find ways to use them to present ideas, save paper, and become more digital. One particular use is in kiosks; but securing the iPad and locking out access to things like the dock connector and home buttons make that more and more difficult. Griffin agrees, and has announced their Kiosk for iPad–a secure solution for using an iPad as a display piece, complete with customizing options from concealing buttons and connectors, to height and placement. Check the full release after the jump.

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CES: The SWIVI Fold Up Portable Camera Monitor and The Pico Dolly

The small company finds are the ones that light me up the most. Sharing a booth through a distributor were two products that literally made me stop in my tracks on the show floor.

The SWIVI is a field monitor for SLR cameras. Fairly compact, the camera docks into the SWIVI, and provides a 5″ screen for video and still photography. A little extra space always helps when you’re trying to make sure what you’re shooting is in focus…

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CES: Gadget Shooter’s First Look at the LG Spectrum on Verizon

Verizon is on a roll with high-end Android hardware, and it’s sticking yet another feather in its cap with the LG Spectrum. LTE data and a 4.5″ 720p IPS display? Yup this thing is a beast…

Mark Guim is gadget blogger elite, and was kind enough to hook us up with some great video coverage from the CES floor. You can find him spreading the good gadget word as @MarkGuim on Twitter.

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CES: Nokia + Microsoft = A Step in the Right Direction

I spent a lot of time with Nokia folks this year at CES.
In a market where a lot of companies felt like they were treading water (or starting to drown), Nokia reps seemed genuinely excited about the future.

They should. I think they’re finally on the right track to become relevant in the United States again. I have very fond memories of using Nokia hardware. My first cell phone was a Nokia. My first camera phone was a Nokia. My first mobile internet device was a Nokia. However, just as I was getting into business computing, Nokia kinda disappeared on me. They remained a powerful force around the rest of the world, but they abandoned us Americans.

Microsoft has been in a similar position of late. I was a fan of Windows Mobile. It wasn’t a pretty OS, but it’s functionality was unmatched. Even today, there are things my WinMo 6 handset can do that I struggle to find solutions for on Android and iOS. However, updating it came with a lot of baggage–and Microsoft ultimately made the right decision in completely re-tooling the OS and starting from scratch, inspired by their critical success with the Metro UI on the Zune.

So where does that leave us?

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CES: Gadget Shooter’s First Look at the HTC Titan II

It’s big. It’s bold. It’s running Windows Phone 7 with a ridiculous 16MP camera and it’s fed data by AT&T’s LTE network. It’s a Titan all right…

Mark Guim is gadget blogger elite, and was kind enough to hook us up with some great video coverage from the CES floor. You can find him spreading the good gadget word as @MarkGuim on Twitter.

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CES: Fujitsu Getting Rugged with Phones and Tablets

Admission:

I know very little about Fujitsu. I’ve never played with any of their devices. I don’t know anything about their history. They’re just not on my radar.

But when you’re walking the floor and see a fish tank full of tablets and smartphones, you stop for a second to take a look….

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CES: Hands On at the Lensbaby Booth

I’ve been using Lensbaby gear for a while now; I still rock a Muse, and it’s easily one of the most creativity-inspiring products on the camera market.

Their booth was LITTERED with awesome. Composer Pros, different optics for their various systems, I spent quite a bit of time checking out their new tilt-shift mount for the Sony NEX…

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CES: Gadget Shooter’s Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T 4G LTE

Is it a phone or a tablet? According to Samsung’s advertising, even THEY don’t know, but if you need uncompromising hardware (and you like making a statement with your gadget use) then the Note should be right up your alley.

Mark Guim is gadget blogger elite, and was kind enough to hook us up with some great video coverage from the CES floor. You can find him spreading the good gadget word as @MarkGuim on Twitter.

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