CES Gadget Overdrive: Day 2 Rewind
Day two, here at the Consumer Electronics Show, we are tracking down everything from Sony 3D camcorders, hot cellphone (such as the HTC Thunderbolt), and electronic eyewear with lenses made of liquid crystals that can morph into reading glasses with just a tap on the side. Here is a mix of some of the coolest day two gear we've spotted.
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Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet
Olympus PEN E-PL2: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera Built for Novices
Xpand's New 3D Glasses
Unlike previous models, these glasses are available in multiple sizes, and work with an app available for iPhone and Android that lets you tweak their performance for factors such as whether you're also wearing prescription glasses, the lighting environment, and whether you're aiming for a subtle 3D effect or want stuff to fly off the screen and smack you in the face. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
Veebeam Streams HD Video To Your TV
This device streams any video you can show on your PC to your HDTV, no matter what the format is or where the video comes from. In essence, the Veebeam is like a wireless video card that turns your TV into a second monitor for your laptop. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
Sony HDR-TD10 3D Handycam
Sony claims its new camcorder offers superior 3D video quality, as it shoots left-channel and right-channel 1920-by-1080 HD video that's displayed in full 1080p resolution during playback. Adding to the camcorder's appeal is the fact that you can also view the 3D effect while playing back video on the camcorder's 3.5-inch LCD screen without needing to wear glasses. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
LG Optimus Black
LG says the new phone's 4-inch screen uses a new display technology called NOVA, which it says takes up less space in the phone's design and provides a brighter, clearer interface for the user. The phone's width measures about 0.36 inches thick, then tapers down to 0.24 inches, which LG says qualifies it as the world's thinnest phone. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
Razer Switchblade: World of Warcraft Wherever You Want
The Switchblade packs most of the features you'd expect from a netbook, including Wi-Fi, mini-HDMI, USB 3.0, standard audio out and microphone jacks, and adds integrated 3G network support to boot. Also, each key can independently change its appearance, morphing the key area from a simple QWERTY key bed into something that might display buttons found in the interface of whatever game you're playing. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
WiDi Adapter Allows 1080p Wireless Streaming
Yes, that's WiDi (for Intel Wireless Display), not WiFi. But WiDi does use Wi-Fi to wirelessly move anything on a notebook screen to an HDTV--provided that the notebook is powered by one of Intel's latest processors, and that the set either has WiDi support built in, or you add it by connecting a WiDi adapter to one of the set's inputs. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
EmPower Eyeware May Spell the End of Bifocals
Traditional progressive and bifocal lenses correct for distance viewing when you look straight ahead, and reading when you look down. EmPower glasses correct for distance vision only unless you activate reading mode, which changes the molecular structure of a transparent, liquid crystal layer in each lens. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
Motorola Atrix 4G
The Motorola Atrix 4G, is the first dual core processor phone from AT&T and can dock into a laptop-like base. The Atrix 4G runs Android 2.2, has a full HTML 5 browser, and supports HD video. Along with the dual-core processor, it has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a "gHD" display, a fingerprint recognizer, and a powerful 1930 mAh battery. Get more detials about what you're looking at here.
Verizon's Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
The Samsung hotspot is dual-mode, meaning that it will connect to the LTE network if possible, then fail over to the Verizon 3G network when no LTE signal is available. The device catches one of these signal types, then forms a little Wi-Fi network that can connect up to five Wi-Fi capable devices, such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, or gaming devices. Get more details on what you're looking at here.
New Asus Motherboards Support Sandy Bridge CPU's
The love for Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors shows no sign of slowing down at this year's CES. Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus revealed updated motherboards and laptops Wednesday that fully support the new Intel CPUs. Asus's new P8P67 and P8H67 Series motherboards will now make use of Intel's new P67 and H67 chipsets. Get more details on what you're looking at here.