Saturday, January 14, 2012

ANOTHER dozen hot products from the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas

Wireless HDTV,  a Facebook rabbit, PC-MAC file sharing made simple, 1000 speed Compact Flash cards, the best Nikon yet – D4, hi-def video from a remote controlled helicopter,  radar protection and GPS pet retrieval are just some of what’s in store for this “gotta-have” collection from CES. 

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show closed yesterday in Las Vegas, but you’ll be seeing many of the products introduced at the show in the coming months on your store shelves. Here are another dozen that caught my eye as I wandered the 35 football field’s worth of exhibits. 

If you missed the first dozen, click here.

Be sure to watch the video to see all the product illustrations.

11.       Actiontec MyWireless TV enables you to get your High -def feed without strings of HDMI wires - up to 150 feet away.
22.       Emergency power available anywhere, anytime with one spoon of water and small hydrogen cartridge. Will recharge your iPhone completely with one charge. Under 9 ounces in weight and about the size of a 6” sub (without tomatoes.) from Industrial Revolution.
33      Karotz - the  rabbit does a little bit of everything:
·         Learns your voice & habits
·         Announces your appts.
·         Reads the weather & news
·         Reads your email & tweets
·         Reads Facebook updates
·         Wakes you to music
·         Dials your fav web radio
·         Tutors your kids
·         Records security webcam footage
44.    With a little help from Cinematics, you can trick out your DSLR to act just like Hollywood’s finest cameras, maybe better. You ’ll probably need a bigger bag when you’re done.
55.       Nikon’s newest – the D4 DSLR.  Shooting 16.2 megapixels in FX format with:
·         ISO range from 100-12,800, expandable from 50-204,800
·         10 fps with full AF/ AE or 11 fps with AF locked
·         Magnesium alloy body sealed to resist the elements
·         Accepts CF and new XQD memory card format
·         91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system
·         Advanced video features:
o   Uncompressed HDMI out
o   Mic and audio jacks
o   Full 1080p in FX, DX and 2.7X crop modes
o   Full manual control of Exposure

66.       Way cool product - way strange name - the Wormhole Switch by J5Create. Simple cable connects PC with Mac, or two PC’s or two Mac’s (including tablets)  and allows control of second device from the first. Drag and drop files, control with one mouse. No software needs to be loaded - all USB driven.
77.       Lexar’s new industry-leading 1000x (150MB/s) minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer
7 speed compact flash card. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities.
88.       Parrot AR Drone indoor or outdoor remote control helicopter now comes with onboard high def video and still camera. This quadracopter is controlled by Wi-Fi using your smartphone or tablet.
99.       Biscotti brings you high-def video phone on any TV.
·         Real time picture and sound.
·         Free Calls to anyone, anywhere.
·         No monthly fees.
·         Easy setup.
·         Wide-screen picture.
110.   Escort LIVE service works on iPhone or Android platform with live traffic, laser and radar protection. Get real time reports from other Escort equipped vehicles. Currently there are more than a million compatible ESCORT or BELTRONICS radar detector on the road in the United States. ESCORT Live™ is the social network for the road.
111.   Zerochroma cases come sized for iPad and iPhone. Infinitely adjustable in either landscape or portrait mode. Provides solid support for viewing or typing. Also acts as a protective case for device. Folds totally flat when not in use.
112.   TAGG - the pet tracker. If your dog runs away, you‘ll be able to track her movements on your app-enabled smartphone or computer and retrieve her in record time. Get an alert any time your pet leaves a predetermined zone.

I plan to do further in-depth road tests on all the above products, so subscribe to my column or stop back and catch up later. Many products have not been released yet, but most all should hit store shelves by summer 2012. Questions? Comments? Leave them in the comments box below or email me for more information.

If you missed the first dozen pics, check them out here.

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