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Monday, January 23, 2012

AMPED WIRELESS INTRODUCES ELITE SUPPORT: FREE U.S. BASED, IN HOUSE TECH SUPPORT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE


Amped Wireless introduces Elite Support, industry leading, U.S. based, in-house technical support, and the Range Increase Guarantee Program to enhance customer satisfaction.

Chino Hills, CA — Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless networking products for the home and office, introduces Elite Support and the Range Increase Guarantee Program to enhance customer satisfaction. Elite Support is industry leading technical support and customer service, provided by Amped Wireless’ knowledgeable, in-house trained Amped Concierges. Amped Wireless offers Elite Support to all customers free for one year, from the date of purchase of an Amped Wireless product.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hardboiled Chicken Gets a One Week Price Drop

Check Out the Latest Poultry Sale on PlayStation®Network! Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Gets a One Week Price Drop
Everyone’s favorite revolutionary chicken cinematic platformer, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, is receiving a massive limited time price drop starting today! Check out the latest installment of the critically-acclaimed Rocketbirds franchise for up to 50% off on PlayStation®Network from January 17th to January 24th. Hailed as the new, addictive “King of Cool” by critics, there is no better time to check out Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Keynotes from Qualcomm, Mercedes and Intel and Major Innovation Launch 2012 International CES

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11, 2012 – Major product launches from more than 3,100 exhibitors and keynotes from the leaders of Qualcomm, Mercedes and Intel launched the 2012 International CES on Tuesday. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology, runs through Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, delivered a State of the CE Industry address Tuesday morning. Shapiro projected that the U.S. consumer electronics industry will increase by 3.7 percent in 2012, exceeding $202 billion, and global spending on consumer technology devices will surpass $1 trillion in 2012. Shapiro cited innovation as the key to global industry and economic growth. "The cause of innovation is closely linked to the most important issue of our day – the health of the global economy,” said Shapiro. "We can't escape the news that many countries face tough economic times from government over-spending. These nations have three options for recovery: raise taxes, cut spending or grow the economy. Of these three, growth is the best path. Growth is the quest and it comes only from innovation.”

Ford First to Enable iHeartRadio App Inside the Car Using Voice Control

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
  • Ford is first to launch iHeartRadio app with voice control using SYNC® AppLink™
  • The new iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's industry-leading digital radio service, delivers more than 800 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only stations, plus user-created custom stations – all in one fully integrated service
  • The SYNC-enabled iHeartRadio app is now available for download from the iTunes App Store and BlackBerry App World; it's coming soon to the Android Market
  • iHeartRadio is the sixth app for SYNC AppLink that Ford is launching at the 2012 International CES
  • iHeartRadio is one of the first broadcast radio apps to connect listeners through a native in-car system to Facebook Timeline

Ford (NYSE: F) today announced it is the first automobile company to give drivers easy in-car access to the popular iHeartRadio app using voice control through Ford SYNC® AppLink™.

The new iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Radio's industry-leading digital radio service, brings users a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience that combines the best of both worlds to deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully integrated service: more than 800 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations, which provide listeners more songs, better music intelligence, more user control and deeper social media integration.

Vuzix Wins Two Awards and Debuts SMART Glasses Technology at Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X), award-winning manufacturer of video eyewear, announced today that it has won two innovation awards at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the first for an advanced 3D capable pair of Video Eyewear, and the second for a new monocular see through HMD for the Industrial Augmented Reality solutions.

Vuzix is also showing its Augmented Reality (AR) and Mobile Video Eyewear Offerings, using the latest Wrap series Video Eyewear and maxReality software. Also being shown is the Wrap 1200 3D Mobile Video Eyewear with HDMI connectivity using the new HDMI Power Pak. The HDMI Power Pak allows for hours of operation with mobile devices like the Android phones and home HDMI sources alike.

CES 2012: PriceGrabber® Launches Local Deals Mobile Application DealGrabber for iPhone®, Allowing Consumers to Find the Best Deals on Daily Offers in Their Area

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PriceGrabber®, a part of Experian®, is making it easier and more convenient for consumers to find local deals in their area with DealGrabber, a new mobile application specifically dedicated to the local deals category, deals.pricegrabber.com. DealGrabber is available free of charge in the Apple® iTunes® store and is an excellent way for consumers to browse thousands of deals in their area from a variety of local deal Websites, including Groupon®, LivingSocial®, Restaurant.com®, Eversave®, Gilt City™ and many more. With more than 10,000 downloads already, the DealGrabber app has quickly become a go-to shopping app.

Instead of sorting through cluttered inboxes filled with daily deal emails, consumers are now able to efficiently sort through thousands of deals in one place. The app makes it easy to browse for deals using a map view, a list view or a hybrid of both. In addition, users can view detailed information like category, price, value, location and expiration date. Shoppers also can get their friends in on the fun and share their favorite deals on Facebook®.

XtremeMac Unveils InCharge Duo, X3 and X5 at CES 2012

Oakdale, MN – XtremeMac, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is thrilled to unveil three new charging docks – InCharge Duo Plus, InCharge X3 and InCharge X5. Each multi-dock charger provides 10 watts per dock for quick and efficient simultaneous charging any combination of iPod, iPhone or iPad – up to five at a time with InCharge X5 charger. XtremeMac charging stations are perfect for the individual or a whole family of Apple devices.

 

MMT Intros Mobile Display for Apple Devices, Smart Phones, Tablets and Notebooks

Innovative Design Encases Apple’s iPad2 and works with other Mobile Devices

LAS VEGAS, Nev. and BOSTON, Mass. - CES 2012 - Mobile Monitor Technologies (MMT), innovator and maker of the world’s first mobile display, introduced a product at the CES 2012 Showstoppers Media Event that extends the share, work, and watch capabilities of portable displays beyond notebooks and PCs, across the universe of mobile devices.

Monitor2Go is a 15.6” LCD LED-backlit display that redefines the entire mobile monitor category. Monitor2Go boasts a 1600x900 HD+ screen that not only extends the displays of USB enabled notebooks and PCs, it also mirrors the displays of Apple devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod) and HDMI compatible smart phones and tablets, as well as carries, protects, and locks the iPad2.

“Our Field Monitor Pro, which launched and defined the world’s portable display category, was a huge success for business professionals and consumers alike,” said Larry Pensack, President of MMT. “It is used widely for business applications and general multi-tasking, while many also enjoy it for larger screen viewing of movies, videos, and photos. Now, Monitor2Go adds those benefits, and more, to mobile devices.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mimoco Expands Product Line at CES with Co-Branded MIMOMICRO™ Card Readers & Drives

Mimoco's New Versatile Miniature Storage Devices Feature a Sculpted Vehicle and Characters in Star Wars™ and DC Universe™ Form  

(Las Vegas, January 10, 2012) - Mimoco (www.mimoco.com), renowned makers of the MIMOBOT® line of character-based designer USB flash drives, has unveiled a new product line of fashionable personal data storage devices called MIMOMICRO™. The MIMOMICRO™ product line can best be described as a smaller, more versatile evolution of the MIMOBOT® collection. Not only can MIMOMICRO™ be used as a USB flash drive with interchangeable microSD memory cards, but it also functions as a microSD card reader to transport data between mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, digital cameras, and mp3 players to one's computer.

MIMOMICRO™ boasts three dimensional sculpted characters and the first in a series of vehicles. MIMOMICRO's cap-free design with flip-out USB plug also includes a built-in keychain and LED indicator light. Measuring a mere 1.6" H x 1.0" W in its compact form factor, MIMOMICRO™ lives up to its name.

2012 International CES Opens with Record Number of Exhibitors

More than 3,100 Companies Showcase Latest Innovations at World's Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow; Microsoft's Ballmer Delivers Pre-CES Keynote  
 

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 10, 2012 – The 2012 International CES® opened its doors today featuring a record number of exhibitors, more than 3,100 companies on a show floor that will exceed 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space. Pre-show media events with innovative product launches kicked off the 2012 CES, with cutting-edge products including ultrabooks, voice and gesture-based technologies, smartphones and OLED TVs. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology, opens today and runs through Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"With more than 3,100 companies showcasing more than 20,000 new products, the 2012 International CES is the world's largest hub for consumer technology innovation," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "The pre-show media events, which drew record numbers, created tremendous buzz as the world awaits the next generation of technology that is launching here at CES this week. From ultrabooks to digital health products to connected TVs, the innovation at the 2012 CES will be nothing short of amazing, as attendees witness ground-breaking products spanning one of the largest show floors in CES history.”

VIZIO Announces New CinemaWide and Theater 3D HDTVs that Deliver Award-Winn​ing Immersive Cinematic and 3D Experience​s


Irvine, CA and (CES) Las Vegas, Nevada - January 10, 2012 - VIZIO, announces the introduction of the first CinemaWide™ HDTVs with Theater 3D and VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.). The very first in the North American market with an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio, CinemaWide HDTVs are the ultimate display for cinema enthusiasts to enjoy films as they were created for the movie theater, in the CinemaScope 2.35:1 aspect ratio without the black bars as seen on conventional HDTVs.

This uncompromising cinematic experience allows CinemaWide viewers to see each frame of the movie as the director intended, for a more immersive 2D and 3D movie and gaming experience at home. In addition, CinemaWide HDTVs feature V.I.A. functionality with the unique ability to allow users to view apps side-by-side with full-size and full HD resolution 16:9 programming."VIZIO CinemaWide provides the most accurate, broadest canvas for me to paint my film's vision," said award-winning cinematographer, Mauro Fiore, ASC. "Finally my films can be seen at home the way they were intended - in 21:9 aspect ratio."

Three CinemaWide sets are being introduced - the 50-inch XVT3D500CM, the 58-inch XVT3D580CM and the 71-inch XVT3D710CM. Each of these products will be on display at VIZIO's private showcase at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show, January 10 - 13, 2012.

"One of our most exciting introductions this year is our new CinemaWide HDTVs, which are a dream come true for movie lovers seeking that truly immersive theater experience which is only possible on a 21:9 aspect ratio display," said John Schindler, VIZIO VP of Product Management. "Our perception is that consumers will immediately embrace the CinemaWide concept as soon as they experience it for themselves, not only because it enhances their enjoyment of films and games, but because it also enables them to simultaneously enjoy VIZIO Internet Apps without compromise to 16:9 content."

Newer Technology Announces GripStand Station for Centralized Storage, Charging, and Syncing of Up to Eight Apple iPads

Companion Product to NuGuard GripStand Offers Convenient, Plug and Play Solution for Classroom, Office, Retail, Healthcare, and Other Multiple iPad User Environments


Las Vegas, NV — Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®) http://www.newertech.com, the leading developer of PC, Macintosh®, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® performance upgrades and accessories, today announced the GripStand™ Station, the Plug and Play storage, charging and syncing solution for technologically savvy classroom, office, retail, healthcare, and other multiple iPad user environments. Designed specifically for use with NuGuard® GripStand 2 and GripStand protective iPad cases (sold separately), the GripStand Station allows iPad tablets to slide easily and securely into one of eight bays to store, charge and sync. The new, made in the USA GripStand Station and other unique Newer Technology products will be demonstrated in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Easy to Use for All Ages iPad users of all ages will find GripStand Station easy to use. Simply slide a NuGuard GripStand protected iPad into one of the eight bays until it connects to the installed Apple® Certified Dock Connector. Embedded cable channels on the back of the unit cleanly route the USB charging cables to protect them from bending, pinching or accidental removal and/or tangling. To begin charging, users simply connect the dock cables to the factory supplied iPad power adapter.

Stores Multiple iPads Securely in Minimal Footprint The GripStand Station's small footprint makes it easy to set up on a desktop, shelving unit or any other horizontal surface. Constructed from 100 percent recycled plastic, the unit is highly durable while non-skid rubber feet make sure it stays put. For added stability, pre-drilled anchor points enable the GripStand Station to be securely mounted to a flat horizontal surface or to additional GripStand Stations when stacked with included anchoring hardware. To prevent unauthorized iPad use or theft, an optional stainless steel security bar and boron-carbide four-dial combination/keyed padlock are available.

2012 International CES on Track to be Best in CES History

Every Major Tech Company at CES as Innovations Abound
 
Arlington, Virginia
With more than 100 products introduced at the CES Unveiled event last night and press day opening today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announces that the 2012 International CES will be the association’s second largest show in history when show floor opens on Tuesday. For a sneak peek at the show floor before it opens, visit CES’s YouTube channel and for a look at the innovation from CES Unveiled, click here.

The 1.851 million net square feet of show floor will open tomorrow, as more than 2,700 companies debut the next generation of innovative products across all sectors of the consumer electronics industry. The 2011 show welcomed 149,529 technology attendees and spanned more than 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space. The largest CES was in 2008, with a record-breaking 1.857 million net square feet of exhibit space.

Consumer Health and Wellness Solutions are the Real Hot Topics of CES

Products and Solutions Designed to Help Consumers Expected to be Just as Popular as Tables, Smartphones and 3C TVs

Las Vegas - As an expected 200,000 attendees converge in Las Vegas for the 2012 International CES, products and solutions designed to help consumers manage their health and wellness are also expected to top the list of what's hot, according to the Digital Health Summit.

"Consumers drive the growth of most industries and there is no more appropriate industry than digital health that needs the power of the consumer behind it, not only to improve their own health but hopefully improve the healthcare system," said Jill Gilbert, Digital Health Summit Co-producer. "With consumer health and wellness apps now one of the top three growing categories in mobile apps, products and solutions developed to help consumers manage their health are just as popular and dare we say, more important, than some of the more commonly hyped consumer electronics and technologies."

Started in response to the incredible growth of the digital health category and growing interest to showcase the products, technologies and services that sit at the convergence of technology and healthcare, the Digital Health Summit has become one of the more popular summit's held in conjunction with CES. And, thanks to last year's over 300% growth in attendance, with standing room only and lines out the door, this year's Digital Health Summit is a two-day event.

"We are excited about this year's event because in expanding the scope to two days, it has allowed us to properly grow it to a venue that would cover all the topics that span this massively important umbrella which is Digital Health," said Gilbert. The Digital Health Summit and Exhibition is presented by Living in Digital Times, producer of the following summits and exhibitions addressing all lifestyles: Silvers Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, HigherEd Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, and Last Gadget Standing.

For more information on speakers and panels visit the final agenda.
For more updates and news from the Digital Health Summit follow on Twitter at twitter.com/dhsummit

Monday, January 9, 2012

COINCIDENT ANNOUNCES SCREENSYNC TV TECHNOLOGY

New Solution Allows Companies To Create Interactive Experiences For Viewers That Synchronize Their Tablets With Shows They Are Watching On Their Televisions LAS VEGAS, 2012 International CES – January 9, 2012 – Coincident - the San Francisco-based technology company that powers the video web - today announced ScreenSync TV, a proprietary new technology that enables video providers such as cable companies, broadcast networks, content partners and technology companies to engage television viewers in an experience on a tablet that is complimentary to, and synchronized with, a television show they are watching. The ScreenSync TV technology makes it possible for companies to build deeply interactive viewing experiences such as offering bonus videos and photo galleries, serving-up relevant games and quizzes and sparking comments and conversation via popular social networks. Additionally, businesses can generate revenues by delivering more engaging advertisements or offering viewers the ability to shop for things they see on the show.   ScreenSync TV is unique in that it offers direct, synchronized control between a tablet and television set, allowing users to avoid the often problematic automatic content recognition feature embedded within competitive products in the marketplace. The solution provides enormous advantages to content owners, increasing viewer engagement, time spent viewing and transactions. For TV viewers, ScreenSync TV offers unprecedented access to contextual information as well as the ability to navigate through video experiences and always return to where they left off in their television show.  “ScreenSync TV is the future for video infrastructure providers, both with the companion app capability and with supplying the cloud-based systems that deliver the ancillary content,” said David Kaiser, Coincident founder and CEO. “We are currently engaging in talks with potential partners and expect full solutions for consumers powered by ScreenSync TV later this year.”  Coincident is offering demos of ScreenSync TV in a private suite at the Aria during the 2012 International CES. For additional information, please visit: www.coincident.tv. About Coincident: Coincident powers the video web with technology that enables content creators and distributors to easily design, manage and measure interactive video experiences across all digital platforms and on devices including TV’s, tablets, phones, consoles and set-top boxes. Nominated for an Emmy in 2010 for the Glee Superfan experience, the company was founded by an accomplished team of software executives, engineers and content producers. Coincident is based in San Francisco with regional offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Verbatim’s New Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus Delivers Rugged Portable Storage

Verbatim’s ruggedized Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus offers go anywhere storage in a compact size Complete line of storage solutions showcased during CES 2012

Las Vegas – January 9, 2012 – Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology including portable hard drives, USB flash drives, CDs, Blu-ray discs and memory cards, announces its new Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus, a rugged portable solution perfect for storing music, videos, school projects or photos that conveniently clips onto key chains, binders, notebooks and more.

“The new Micro USB Drive Plus is an eye-popping way of carrying files while on the go,” said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager, Flash Memory Products. “Whether you are a student, businessman, photographer or road warrior, Verbatim’s Micro USB Drive Plus is the perfect USB for you – just clip it on your key ring and carry your files with you.”

Available in several storage capacities, from 4GB-32GB, this sleek and small USB drive is compatible with all USB ports, allowing Verbatim to offer its premier storage solutions to both Mac and PC users. The ultra-compact Micro USB Drive Plus features a USB 2.0 interface with a USB connector protected by a flexible cover built to withstand rough handling and comes in multiple color options.

French company, invoxia awarded the Best of Innovations by CES 2012 for its Smart Office Phone with incredible sound quality

invoxia Press Release / Las Vegas CES 2012, 8th January 2012
With this smart and communicating phone, invoxia revolutionizes the office phone by providing the first ever device which is set to have the same impact on the landline telephone as what the iPhone has done to the mobile telephone. This Smart Office Phone replaces multiple devices at the same time, such as: the conference phone, the IP office phone and a home audio system for IOS devices in one single and complete easy to use high quality device. Thanks to its 8 speakers, its 8 microphones and it’s in Vivo Acoustic technology, it revolutionizes the sound quality of conference calls which so it is just like listening to music. Furthermore, by using the interface of IOS devices, invoxia drastically simplifies the office phone by making it more user-friendly and converging it with the mobile phone which has never been done before. By recognizing invoxia with this award, CES (Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) celebrates how invoxia is revolutionizing professional telephones and is setting a new international benchmark for office phones.

So far VOIP has been seen as a way in which to lower costs and it is possible to integrate this into both the home and the office. However, VOIP is also a possibility to drastically improve the audio quality of conversations by taking advantage of internet resources and new infinite calculation and storage capacities. By exploiting these new possibilities, invoxia completely disrupts preconceptions of the conventional office phone by combining a new high level of sound quality with a user-friendly design.

Biscotti TV Phone Named as 2012 CES Innovations Honoree

Biscotti brings easy HD video calling to the living room, transforming any TV into a high-definition videophone. Featuring interoperability with Google video chat, users can call anyone on any device with no monthly fees. 

CES, Las Vegas – January 9, 2012 – For its cutting-edge design and innovation in the marketplace, Biscotti - the world’s first high-definition TV phone - has received the prestigious distinction of International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree.

Biscotti TV Phone, which will be shown at International CES 2012, is a single device that sits discreetly atop a TV and allows users to make high-definition calls to anyone, anywhere in the world using only their HDTV and Wi-Fi. Biscotti can make free calls to other Biscotti, and to any computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device supporting Google video chat, including Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Thanks to Biscotti’s unique ability to pass through video from cable or satellite boxes, users can receive calls while watching TV – all without the need to switch inputs.

MartinLoganMotion® SLM Offers Low-Profile Power

The slimmest MartinLogan speaker ever features a multitude of install options and will change the perception of what is possible from a low-profile speaker. 

Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2012 – January 10-13 –Venetian 30-335 – MartinLogan, the world’s leader in electrostatic speakertechnology, proudly announces the slender Motion SLM, a wall-hanging or freestanding LCR speaker that is powerful enough to stand alone and detailed enoughto be used in conjunction with floor standing MartinLogan speakers. The newestfrom MartinLogan’s award-winning Motion Series line, the Motion SLM feature sdual four-inch, ultra-slim fiber cone woofers and dual four-inch high-velocity passive bass radiators, paired with a Folded Motion™ tweeter – all in anultra-slim profile designed expressly for super-thin TVs. 

Slim enough to complement the thinnest wall-mounted HD displays and even projection screens, the Motion SLM steps in whereunderpowered, unnatural sounding TV speakers fall short. The secret to theMotion SLM's larger-than-its-size performance is the dual ultra-slim fiber conewoofers and high-velocity passive bass radiators, which provide maximumcontrolled low-end bass extension from an ultra-slim profile combined with theadvanced resolution Folded Motion tweeter. The high-gloss black SLM cabinet isonly 1.45-inches thin, for a total wall protrusion of 1.83-inches when usedwith magnetic grille and included wall mount bracket. 

Consumer Reports: Five Trends to Watch for at CES 2012

Expect Thinner and Lighter Devices; More Cloud Content, Higher High-res Images

YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports today announced its list of trends to watch for at The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, which gets underway this week in Las Vegas. The full article can be found at www.ConsumerReports.org.

CES offers an annual preview of the technologies that could come to consumers' homes, cars, or pockets in the near future.

Key trends that Consumer Reports will be following across the show's many categories and products include:
  • Thinner yet stronger. In just about every category, hardware will be getting thinner—and likely lighter, with a bigger screen and beefier processor. The prime example: more examples of so-called ultrabooks, 11- to 14-inches thin and light laptops 
  • More cloud connections. As in a greater multiplicity of options to store—or pull down-- content or applications stored on remote servers to mobile devices, including cars. 
  • More computing power in just about everything. In phones, that will mean the first models with quad-core processors, but also expect more and faster processors in appliances, cars, and even toys. More voice activation. 
  • More phones are likely to ramp up their voice activation, and also expect to see TVs that allow users to simply say the show they want to watch and more apps to let consumers use smart phones or tablets to control their TV, home, or car. 
  • Less 3D, more enhancements to 2D. Three-dimensional imaging was arguably the technology of the 2011 CES. It will still be ubiquitous this year, including more demos of 3D TVs that don't require those geeky glasses. But the buzz will probably be more about new ways to deliver better 2D images, including 4K super-high resolution TV sets. 

"This year's CES promises to introduce products and services that allow easier access to content as well as some notable enhancements to make that content better, notably in in visual quality," said Paul Reynolds, Consumer Reports' Electronics Editor.

In addition to ultrabooks, he added, the hot categories at the show promise to include tablet computers, smart phones, and automotive electronics.


9Solutions and Texas Instruments Demonstrate First Complete Bluetooth Low Energy Indoor Navigation and Real Time Locating System at CES

OULU, Finland, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 9Solutions, a leading-edge provider of Bluetooth® low energy-based Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS), today announced that 9Solutions and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will demonstrate the first real time Bluetooth low energy-based indoor navigation and tracking system at CES 2012 using Apple iPhone 4S and 9Solutions' Lone Worker Protection ID-Badge Tag and uTag product line. The 9Solutions IPCS Bluetooth low energy product line utilizes TI's CC2540 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip. The new solution will be demonstrated at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week (Jan. 10-13) in TI's meeting space (N116, Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall).

"TI's CC2540 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip greatly enhances 9Solutions IPCS product line both from technology and business perspectives," said Sami Herrala, CEO of 9Solutions. "Indoor navigation and real time tracking of assets, personnel and mobile phones is a globally growing market. The first generation of 9Solutions IPCS was Bluetooth 2.1 based. As such it offered superior compatibility, features and performance in RTLS realm. When Bluetooth 4.0 was released, 9Solutions started developing its Bluetooth low energy-based solution right away. We are proud to announce that 9Solutions entire product line is now Bluetooth low energy-based enabling tracking of virtually all Bluetooth devices, like IPCS Tags and Bluetooth enabled mobile phones. 9Solutions IPCS is available for immediate customer deliveries globally. We were fortunate to have a close relationship with TI and our needs were met with their Bluetooth 4.0 CC2540 solution."

THE JOY FACTORY DEBUTS EXPANDED PRODUCT LINE, SHOWCASES WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY, FAST CHARGING SMART DEVICE ACCESSORIES AT CES 2012

LAS VEGAS, International Consumer Electronics Show – iLounge Booth #5635 (Jan. 9, 2012) – The Joy Factory, Inc. will unveil a suite of digital companion products to complement today’s popular smart devices, including the Apple® iPad™, smart phone, tablets and e-Readers at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas. The Joy Factory will showcase an enhanced product series which includes compact multi-device charging solutions and wearable technology which allow users to stay active and engaged with their smart devices in their daily lives.

Currently, The Joy Factory offers a wide range of ergonomically engineered tablet and smart phone specialty accessories that cater to busy lifestyles, including protective stand/cases and portfolios, rotating stands, charging solutions and mounting options designed to help consumers make the most of their digital companions. The Joy Factory, celebrating its one-year anniversary, has successfully launched to market more than 50 products. During CES, The Joy Factory will debut the next generation of digitally-driven specialty products including:

Zip Mini Touch-n-go Multi-Charging Station – The Joy Factory’s Zip Mini features the latest breakthrough in conductive charging technology as its larger sister, the Zip Multi-Charging Station, which was recently named a 2012 CES Innovations Award Honoree. Effortlessly combining form and function, the Zip Mini features a sleek black circular charging pad design to charge multiple devices at the same time with its “ZipTail” charging receivers that are compatible with today’s smart devices.

The Joy Factory designed the Zip Mini to offer consumers the ability to easily charge an arsenal of mobile devices including smartphones, cameras, and e-Readers in a way that is modern, effortless and without the clutter of bothersome cords and cables. The Zip Mini is bundled with ultra-short, tangle-proof ZipTails which are equipped with rounded magnetic chargers at the end and connect to any of the dimpled spots on the main charging pad.

With the included 2100mA power adapter, the Zip Mini can charge up to four cellular phones at once, depending on the power transformer on the device. The Zip Mini comes with a starter kit that includes one micro USB and one Apple 30-pin connector. Additional receivers can be purchased separately. The Zip Mini will be available at the MSRP of $49.95.

Withings Unveils World’s First Internet Connected Baby and Toddler Scale

Awarded with the prestigious 2012 CES Innovations Award, the Withings Smart Baby Scale is a new innovative device that finally extends connected weight tracking to newborns and children 

Las Vegas Nevada, CES – January 8, 2012 -- Today, French technology company Withings is announcing its Internet-connected baby and toddler scale, the Withings Smart Baby Scale. With WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) connectivity, it is the next evolution in home baby and toddler weight tracking. Withings has combined cutting edge technology and exquisite design to create a scale that will give parents all over the world a very simple to use and extremely accurate way to monitor, understand and share their child’s growth.

Cédric Hutchings, Withings co-founder says, “We are very excited to announce our Smart Baby Scale and offer parents an amazing new way to take care of their newborn or young child. The success of our WiFi Body Scale has proven the benefits of connected weight tracking on adults and we were eager to also bring these benefits to babies and children. We are thrilled that our Smart Baby Scale was awarded the prestigious CES Innovation Award and this further reinforces our vision of designing smart communicating devices that help families take better charge of their health”.

IOGEAR WIRELESS 3D MEDIAKIT STREAMS CONTENT THROUGH WALLS AND NOW SUPPORTS BOTH DIGITAL AND ANALOGDEVICES

One device to stream Full HD 1080p with 3D support and 5.1digital audio content from up to five A/V devices as well as USB keyboard andmouse integration make the WHDI-certified Wireless 3D Media Kit a hub ofdigital home activity. 

Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Central Hall #7917 – A leader in convergence through connectivity, IOGEAR proudly announces the Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DMKIT); thecompany’s most advanced wireless A/V streaming device available. With four HDMI and one component input, the GW3DMKIT allows five different A/V devices to beconnected and conveniently placed without wires running to the HD display or projector. Ideal set-ups with the Wireless 3D Media Kit can stream content up to 100 feet through standard walls, even enable multi-room scenarios.

With a myriad of wireless signals beaming around the home,the IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit ensures latency-free, multi-room streaming byleveraging the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) for connecting HD devices to a TV.The WHDI standard allows wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout thehome with video rates of up to 1080p in the 5Ghz unlicensed band. WHDI alsoconsumes less power than other wireless protocols.

yap.TV to Add Audible Magic Content Recognition to Its Social TV Platform

LOS GATOS, CA, and LOS ALTOS, CA, January 9, 2012 — Audible Magic, a leader in automated content recognition (ACR) services and solutions, and yap.TV, which offers a rich and varied second-screen social TV experience for viewers, today announced that yap.TV will integrate Audible Magic's SmartSync ACR solution into its popular technology platform. The updated application is set to launch later this calendar quarter.

This agreement, one of several Audible Magic has announced in the last month, also underscores the growing acceptance of the company's ACR solutions among leading application developers and consumer electronic (CE) device manufacturers in the fast evolving connected TV and smart device markets. For virtually all social TV, interactive advertising, and related applications to fully succeed, the company contends, the ability of multiple devices to recognize aired content — even on live, never-before-shown programs — in real time is essential.

"ACR is fundamental to creating an interactive TV experience," said yap.TV CMO Shawn Cunningham. "By recognizing the content being aired, whether live or recorded, we can extend the entertainment experience on the second screen with real-time, synched content. We found Audible Magic to be an ideal partner with a robust platform capable of delivering on this vision today."

Vizio Burss into the Computing Realm with Five Innovative and Sleek PCS set to Redefine Consumer Entertainment

Irvine, CA - January 9, 2012 - VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today an innovative line of five premium personal computers designed to turn the PC market upside down and accommodate the entertainment needs and wants demanded by consumers. Set to launch with Windows 7 in spring 2012, the elegantly designed PCs will provide an entertainment experience only VIZIO can deliver, complete with top notch 2.1 audio and video quality. The personal computing line consists of two all-in-one computers, two thin + light notebooks and one notebook. VIZIO's line was developed to raise the bar in personal and home entertainment while also keeping powerful performance at the forefront.

Much like its entrance into the HDTV category nearly a decade ago, VIZIO believes it has identified a need in the PC world for a device that addresses a recent change in consumer behavior. Growing popularity in video streaming services has resulted in the need for personal computers that can stream content for a family movie night and put together an important business presentation the following day. The VIZIO PCs address this change by meeting both the entertainment and productivity demands.

Audible Magic Unveils Live TViD Service for "Connected" Home Entertainment Market

Miso to Embed the Live TViD Service and Show Their App at CES

LOS GATOS, CA, January 09, 2012 — Audible Magic, a pioneer and consistent innovator in automated content recognition (ACR) technologies and services, today introduced the Live TViD service, a capability that enables CE manufacturers, broadcasters and companion screen applications developers to identify live, never-before-seen content as it airs in applications for smart TV, smart phones, tablets, and other devices.

Based on Audible Magic's patented digital fingerprinting technology used by more than 200 companies worldwide, the Live TViD service offers organizations planning to capitalize on new revenue opportunities in the fast emerging 'connected' home entertainment market several distinct benefits.

These include the abilities to:
• Recognize shows broadcast live on TV in as few as 3 seconds
• Recognize content even if viewing is time-shifted
• Make accurate identifications even when "talk over" or other ambient noise is present
• Identify content from more than 150 channels
• Identify commercials viewers are watching
• Pinpoint to the exact video frame where a viewer is during a show

Audible Magic will be demonstrating the Live TViD service along with its other products and services at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas between January 10 and 13. The company's booth, #73507, will be located in the CES Eureka Park Tech Zone in the Bellini Ballroom of the Venetian Hotel.

Audible Magic also announced that Miso will be showing demonstrations of the Live TViD service. Miso announced it will have an early release of their app with Live TViD built-in, which will be demonstrated in Audible Magic's booth.

"Audio content recognition is another exciting way for Miso to deliver synchronized second screen experiences," said Somrat Niyogi, Founder & CEO of Miso. "With Audible Magic as a major addition to the Miso platform, users anywhere will be able to enjoy their favorite shows in a new way."

"It's abundantly clear that automated content recognition, and particularly digital fingerprinting, is essential to turning the vision of the truly connected home entertainment environment into a tangible - and valuable - reality," noted Audible Magic Marketing VP Jay Friedman. "Without ACR, it will be much more difficult to deliver the social TV, interactive advertising, and other applications we're all buzzing about these days. ACR is - in the classic sense - a true enabling technology, and Live TViD is one of the services that will enhance its value."

About Miso
Miso is a social television platform that makes TV better. The company provides a rich and engaging second screen experience through unique user-generated and network content. With Miso, users can receive tips and trivia, share what they are watching, post to social networks and connect with other fans around the shows they love. Partners include entertainment leaders such as FOX, Showtime, NBC, TNT, Starz, QVC and Comedy Central. Miso is funded by Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, Hearst Interactive Media and leading angel investors and is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information about the company, go to www.gomiso.com.

About Audible Magic 
Audible Magic Corporation is the premier provider of automated content recognition for smart devices and applications. In addition to its Live TViD service, its SmartID and SmartSync solutions use digital fingerprinting to accurately identify and synchronize media content as it is played. Currently, Audible Magic works with more than 200 customers and partners, including Facebook, RCDb, Trident Microsystems, NBC Universal, Specific Media, Viacom, Disney, MySpace, Sony, Metacafe, Fox, Soundcloud and Universal Music. For more information about the company, go to www.audiblemagic.com.

CES 2012: Altair Semiconductor Announces Commercial Availability of an Embedded Linux Software Development Kit for Its FourGee LTE Chipset

HOD HASHARON, Israel and LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced the general availability of an Embedded Linux Software Development Kit (SDK), named Open-Platform™, for its commercial FourGee-3100/6200 chipset.

Open Platform™ is an SDK that runs on the FourGee™-3100 LTE SoC's embedded applications CPU, and enables designers to implement a wide variety of applications and functions on the chip, eliminating the need for an external host processor. Altair's Open Platform™ offers a number of key differentiators, including:
  • Lower cost, size and power by eliminating the need for an external host processor 
  • Ideal for applications such as Indoor/Outdoor CPEs, Hostless USB Dongles, portable LTE/WiFi routers and M2M (Machine to Machine) modules
  • Built on an open source Linux OS 
  • Runs on the industry leading FourGee™-3100 LTE processor as a software upgrade 

"Altair is the first company to embed an application processor running Linux inside of an LTE modem chip, giving our customers the unique ability to use our chipset for any purpose they need without having the cost, size and power burden of an external host processor," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. "Our current Open Platform™ customers gain a $5-7 Bill of Materials (BOM) advantage relative to alternative solutions, which is a very significant difference when it comes to products such as dongles and pocket routers."

Altair's Open Platform™ architecture features a dedicated MIPS processor with an MMU, dedicated I/D caches, on-chip SRAM, low latency access to external DDR, DMA resources, Ethernet MAC controller, an AES security engine and USB 2.0, SDIO and memory-mapped parallel host interfaces.

Visteon to Launch In-Vehicle Wireless Charging Technology in 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 ─ Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), a leading global automotive supplier, is planning to launch its first in-vehicle wireless charging system in 2013 with a major vehicle manufacturer. Visteon will be among the first automotive suppliers to bring wireless charging into a high-volume production vehicle platform.

Visteon will display its wireless charging capabilities at the International CES in Las Vegas Jan. 10-13 in booth CP20.

The technology provides a convenient way to ensure portable electronics equipped with compatible inductive charging receivers are always charged and ready to go. It eliminates the need for dedicated power cords for each portable device in the vehicle. The user simply places the device on Visteon’s charger, and power is transferred wirelessly to the portable device, at a rate comparable to a plug-in power cord. The wireless charger contains intelligence that can determine if an object is in close proximity to the charger, and whether the object can be charged.

Paradigm SHIFTDeliversThree New Earbuds for High-End Audio Quality Sound with Hip,Comfortable Designs and Sport Ear Hooks

New earbuds and sport ear hooks can be purchased using new shopping cart function available on the Paradigm SHIFTwebsite or from dealers nationwide. 

Las Vegas, NV –International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Venetian 30-336 – ParadigmSHIFT™ by Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, announces three new earbuds engineered in the company’s Canadian factory as well as a pair of Sport EarHooks manufactured in-house. With 30 years of sound research, development and manufacturing behind it, the Paradigm brand is synonymous with high quality audio at a valueprice. Paradigm SHIFT follows the same objective, creating high-quality earbuds that replicate the sound of their high-end speaker lines.

Unlike most other speaker and headphone manufacturers, Paradigm has its own audio research and development facility, complete with a36,000-cubic-foot anechoic chamber for taking accurate sound measurements. The company also has multiple double blind listening rooms used to test every product. Specifically for earbuds and personal audio products, Paradigm SHIFTemploys an advanced head and torso “manikin” that acts as a human simulator,measuring the sonic properties while helping with ergonomic design andfrequency response adjustments. The SHIFT team has affectionately named their manikin, Angelina. Paradigm applies the same stringent sonic testing and quality control on SHIFT earbuds as on its flagship Paradigm Reference speakers.SHIFT earbuds are critically tuned to Paradigm’s three main speaker lines: Monitor, Studio and Signature. Models are stepped in the depth and degree of bass offered.

Designed for portable personal audio, PC and gaming, the E1, E2m and E3m earbuds werebuilt for comfort without sacrificing performance. Bass performance is enhancedby a rigid connection between the tip and actual earbud, lessening the loss oflow frequencies. All three are available in black and white finishes andfeature an air tight seal for superb noise isolation, three sizes of tips forears of all sizes, a tangle-resistant 1.2 meter cord and a padded travelcase/pouch for protection. The E2m and E3m models also feature an in-line remote and microphone that allow users to pause and play music as well as answer and disconnect telephone calls with one click. Available as an optional accessory (sold separately) is a pair of Sport Ear Hooks in a one-piece,comfy-curve molded polymer designed and manufactured in-house. Made for ParadigmSHIFT earbuds, new sport ear hooks sit snug around your ear even during the most intense physical activity.

FITNESS TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES WORLD’S SMALLEST 100% WATERPROOF AUDIO GEAR AT CES 2012

Take UwaterG4 MP3 Players Everywhere You Go for Worry-Free Waterproof Music in 5 Fashion Colors: Yellow, Red, Black, Blue, or White Perfect for Seniors & Boomers who Swim for Safe Exercising or for Extreme Water Sports & Outdoor Recreational Activities
 
Now Available in Retail Channel with New 360 Degree Surround View Packaging & Interactive Point of Sale Displays 

January 7, 2012, Bogota, NJ -- Fitness Technologies Inc. www.FitnessTechUSA.com, a leading provider of waterproof audio products, announced today the world’s smallest 100% waterproof audio line of products: the UwaterG4 MP3 Player, UwaterG4X Chrome extra durable MP3 Player and UWaterK7 FM Radio. The UWater audio line features 100% Waterproof Audio Technology (WAT) and “Twist & Lock” Technology that not only completely seals water out, but also provides crucial long term protection against corrosion -- a problem that often damages devices. Since the Uwater audio line is rated at the highest level IPX water submersion standard -- IPX8-certified 100% waterproof up to 10 Feet/3 Meters underwater, you never have to worry about accidentally damaging your MP3 player or radio. The Uwater world’s smallest waterproof audio line will be introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Fitness Technologies Booth #3018, January 10-13, 2012, Las Vegas.

Patented New UwaterG4X and G4X Chrome - Extra Durable in Salt & Treated Water 

Based on the popular UwaterG2 (debuted at CES 2011), the new patented UwaterG4 MP3 Player now doubles the capacity to 4GB of memory for 1,000 songs and 10 audio books, and comes in 5 fashion colors Yellow, Red, Blue, Black and Ice White. The patented UwaterG4 waterproof MP3 player easily clips onto the included armband, goggles, headband, or belt for swim-anywhere/go-anywhere listening pleasure, ending the boredom of swimming laps, letting you enjoy music and audio books while boating, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing, in the shower, walking in the rain, or running. In addition, the UwaterG4 line now features the new extra-durable UwaterG4X Chrome model, which provides extended durability in salt and treated water for a longer life.

UwaterK7 Light-Weight Waterproof FM Radio Targeted to Seniors & Boomers for Simplest, Safest Exercise - Swimming 

Boomers and Seniors demand for simplicity plus their determination to defeat boredom by listening to music, news, talk, sports while swimming, resulted in the development of the new UwaterK7 world’s smallest 100% waterproof PLL FM radio/receiver, featuring a 1” LCD screen, 19 station presets, precision tuning, great stereo sound, 8 hours of play time, indoor/outdoor reception worldwide, an easy to wear headband attachment, and their famous “twist & lock” stereo earphones that completely seal water out. The UwaterK7 FM radio now makes it easy for everyone to swim for hours without having to deal with downloading MP3 music.

Targeting Retail Mass Market Channel with 360 Degree Interactive Point of Sale Displays & Packaging 

Because of Fitness Technologies’ new technology advancements, the market for waterproof audio has expanded in the past year to the mainstream mass merchandising market. To meet this challenge, Fitness Technologies has developed brand new packaging and Point of Sale (POS) displays targeting the retail market with packaging featuring a complete 360 degree surround view of the Uwater line world’s smallest waterproof audio products. Additionally, a new Interactive Point Of Purchase Countertop Displays make it easy to get Fitness Technologies’ products in the hands of consumers. The Uwater Interactive Displays are provided for FREE to dealers with qualified wholesale product purchases.

Designed in the U.S.A., the Uwater world’s smallest waterproof audio products are available immediately, including the UwaterG4 MP3 Players, priced at $60 to $80, the UwaterG4 Chrome MP3 Player, priced at $80 and the UwaterK7 FM Radio, priced at $40 from www.FitnessTechUSA.com and select retail stores. For more information, visit: www.FitnessTechUSA.com.

About Fitness Technologies, Inc.

Fitness Technologies Inc., a member of The SAMCO Group, has been enhancing lifestyles with waterproof electronics products since 1996. Fitness Technologies’ SwimmersChoice FM Radio was the best-selling waterproof radio for over a decade. The second generation TEMPOG1 and TEMPOG2 were the first smart waterproof MP3 players on the market. The third generation UWaterG2 & UwaterG4 - the world’s smallest waterproof MP3 players - were developed using feedback from end-users and 15 years experience, as was the UwaterK7 – the world’s smallest waterproof PLL Radio. For more information, email us at info@fitnesstechusa.com, or visit www.FitnessTechUSA.com.

CES 2012: TURTLE BEACH ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTS SPANNING WIRELESS, MOBILE AND DOLBY SURROUND SOUND TECHNOLOGIES

Industry Leader Presents Newest Video Game Headset and Accessory Lineup at CES 2012, plus a Special Surprise Announcement January 10 on SpikeTV

Elmsford, NY, January 6, 2011 – Turtle Beach, the market leading pioneers of the console gaming headset category, today announced their line of new products being unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year. Cutting-edge technologies being introduced in these products range from new interference-reducing dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi RF wireless tech, customizable Dolby® Surround Sound speaker angles and a new line of mobile lifestyle headsets designed for gamers on the go. All newly announced Turtle Beach products will be available for demonstration along with the full product assortment, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 – Booth #21327, during the International Consumer Electronics Show from January 10 to 13, 2012.

2012’s product lineup follows another banner year in 2011 for the company; based on NPD data Turtle Beach is the number one gaming headsets/headphones company and the number one overall for third party console video gaming accessories based on dollar volume. Numerous awards and accolades were collected for its many new products in 2011 and the company is poised to deliver more “firsts” in 2012.

In addition to the products listed below, Turtle Beach and Spike TV will be hosting an exclusive new product reveal only available on the Spike TV “CES ALL ACCESS LIVE” show airing on Tuesday, January 10. Tune into “CES ALL ACCESS LIVE” during the 11:00 AM hour (PDT) to see the world exclusive reveal of the latest unannounced Turtle Beach product. Visit http://dialedin.com/mtvnetworks41/CES/Sizzle for more information about “CES ALL ACCESS LIVE”, or check with your local cable provider to catch this year’s biggest announcement in the gaming headset category.

New Console and PC Lineup 
· Ear Force X42 Wireless Dolby® Surround Sound Xbox 360® Headset 

· Ear Force X32 Wireless Stereo Xbox 360® Headset
o Replacements for the very popular Ear Force X31 and Ear Force X41 models, these headsets include new 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi technology that actively navigates the wireless landscape in your home or office and finds the open bandwidth to eliminate interference with 2.4GHz wireless devices and LANs. With massive 50mm drivers, the X32/X42 headsets will not only outperform their predecessors, they represent the ultimate blend of value and wireless performance for Xbox gamers.
o Ear Force X32 MSRP: USD $99.95; Ear Force X42 MSRP: USD $159.95
o Availability TBA

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lenovo Rings in 2012 with Colorful, Slim and Powerful New IdeaPad Laptops and IdeaCentre Desktops

CES 2012, Las Vegas – Sunday, January 8, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced an exciting lineup of new consumer laptops and desktops at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, providing a variety of PCs to suit every computing need, style desire and palette preference, with the debut of new colors including Peony Pink, Electric Blue and Ruby Red.

New laptops in the IdeaPad U Series, Y Series, S Series and Z Series provide a full spectrum of styles, colors and performance for every consumer – from mobile professionals to students and everyone in between. New models of IdeaCentre desktops range from the performance K Series to the space-saving multi-touch IdeaCentre B Series All-In-One (AIOs).

“Our new lineup of consumer laptops and desktops for 2012 reflects our commitment to deliver bold products that set the standard for innovation and style in consumer technology,” said Peter Hortensius, president, Product Group, Lenovo. “But as technically innovative as these products are, we are more than ever focused on fun. With improved sound and entertainment capabilities on the inside and unexpected candy-colors on the outside, we believe that these new consumer devices will help deliver the complete computing experience that individual customers are seeking.”

IdeaPad U310 and U410 — Ultra Laptops for Style and Performance Lenovo is expanding its Ultrabook™ portfolio following the recently announced IdeaPad U300s, with the IdeaPad U310 and U410, two “ultra” laptops with attractive price points. Powered by the Intel® Core™ Processor family, these thin and light performance laptops include Ultrabook versions with 64GB SSD drives for caching data, and versions with up to 500GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD) storage. Both versions feature ultra-responsive performance with fast boot times and quick resume from sleep thanks to Lenovo’s Windows 7 Enhanced Experience tuning. The PCs also features other smart elements including Lenovo Smart Update which automatically updates mailbox, instant messaging and social media messages even in sleep mode, with up to eight of hours of battery life.

The ultra slim and light U310 and U410 are ideal for any and all mobile needs, weighing 3.74lbs (1.7kg) and 4.18lbs (1.9kg) and measuring only 0.7” (18mm) and 0.83” (21mm) thick respectively. For optimal visuals when consuming or creating content, the U310 has a 13.3” HD 16:9 display featuring Intel® GMA 3000 HD graphics, while the U410 features NVIDIA® GeForce® 610M 1GB graphics. Weaving fun into a stellar computing experience, the U310 and U410 come with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology1 for wireless use on any big screen. Created with today’s fashion savvy consumer in mind, the U310 and U410 are available in an array of fun colors including Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, Graphite Gray, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Spearmint.

Four Screens Are Better than One with Lenovo’s New “Personal Cloud” Vision

Latest Product Development Links Gadgets in Pockets, Briefcases and Home

CES 2012, Las Vegas – January 8, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s number two PC company, is flexing its innovation muscle at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and beyond, to create a seamless digital experience for its customers across multiple devices, be it PCs, tablets, smartphones or Smart TVs. Lenovo recently unveiled its “Personal Cloud” vision, marking the transformation of the company from a “personal computer” manufacturer to a “personal cloud solution” provider that integrates hardware, software and cloud computing together. The Company's direction is evident in a variety of new products, including the IdeaTab S2, Smartphone S2 and K91 smart TV.

“Lenovo is breaking down the barriers of device differentiation and weaving together hardware, software and cloud services that are connected, experiential and dynamic,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Mobile Internet and Digital Home business group. “We understand our users need more than just the traditional keyboard and screen for a truly satisfying digital experience. Our Personal Cloud vision integrates all devices, from tablets to TVs, for a comprehensive mobile Internet experience anytime, anywhere.

IdeaTab S2 10 Struts New Specs and Multimedia Prowess
Thinner than its predecessors, the IdeaTab S2 10-inch is just one-third of an inch thin and, at a feather-light 1.1lbs, is one of the lightest 10-inch tablets available today. IdeaTab S2 features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual core CPU and Android 4.0 operating systems to offer a better multimedia experience. Running Lenovo Mondrian UI, the user-friendly IdeaTab S2 10” displays customized content and includes easy access to the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market for thousands of useful apps, such as Amazon Kindle, ooVoo, Angry bird and mSpot. Its detachable design, combined with a light keyboard dock, can deliver an incredible 20 hours of battery life, which is great for both entertainment and productivity.

S2 Smartphone Boasts Security and Photography Creds
The S2 smartphone includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon technology and Android 2.3 operating system. The device includes a unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data, prevent phishing, and control network and SMS traffic. Users can also take advantage of its 8MP super camera to capture amazing panoramic photos on the go. S2 is also ready for the Cloud, and instantly syncs photos, music, videos and personal information with a dedicated online storage space for easy sharing across multiple devices.

K91—the World’s First Smart TV to Run Android 4.0 OS
As the world’s first smart TV powered by QualComm’s 8060 Snapdragon dual core CPU, the K91 is also the world’s first smart TV running the Android 4.0 operating system - which will revolutionize technology in the living room. Its smart “Sandwich” UI unites three major smart TV functions, including Video On Demand (VOD), Internet applications and traditional TV programs. The online HD VOD is tailored to an individual consumer’s viewing history, and delivers the best picture and audio quality with 3D FPR technology delivering flicker-free video on a full HD IPS panel at 240hz with SRS TruSurround. Internet applications include thousands of choices from the Android Market and Lenovo Store, including console games. Additional smart TV features include voice control with natural language processing and speech recognition technology, allowing viewers to use voice commands to control the remote. Video interaction is even possible with the built-in 5MP webcam, which integrates face recognition technology for security benefits and advanced parental control. With cloud support, consumers can access their favorite songs and videos with ease, share files between the TV and their tablet, smartphone or PC, and even control the TV via tablet and smartphone.

Newer Technology Offers CES Attendees Free Device Charges Via Power2U AC/USB In-Wall Charging Solution

First and Only Patented, UL Listed Dual-Socket Wall Outlet with Two Integrated USB Ports Ideal for Home-Safe Simultaneous Powering and/or Charging Two USB and Two AC Plug- In Devices

January 8, 2012, Las Vegas, NV — Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®) announced today that it will be showcasing Power2U™ at the Other World Computing (OWC) booth #5231 in the LVCC North Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show which begins Tuesday. Designed to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating the need for unsightly, bulky power adapters, Power2U is the industry’s first and only patented, home-safe, UL Listed dual AC socket/dual USB port in-wall charging solution. Visitors to the OWC booth will be able to experience the convenience of the Power2U firsthand by charging up one of their USB or AC powered devices.

Complements Any Decor
A leading developer of Macintosh®, PC, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® performance upgrades and accessories, Newer Technology designed the Power2U to seamlessly blend into any residential wall as a standard power outlet. Incorporating two traditional three-prong AC wall sockets in addition to two USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports, the Power2U is a basic ‘DIY’ install on any 15Amp circuit with a 16-cubic-inch electrical box.

Money Saving, Energy Efficient
The new outlet provides a clean looking, modern, centralized location for charging/powering USB devices. In addition to being convenient to use, the Power2U provides two energy efficiency features people will appreciate. The intelligent Smart Power design only outputs enough charging power to meet the requirements of the device that is attached. The specially designed spring-loaded Safety Shutters completely turn off power to the USB ports when a connecting cable is removed.

FROM THE CES 2012 SHOW FLOOR, THE TIFFEN COMPANY SHOWCASES NEW BLOGGER AND PODCASTER TOOLS FROM LISTEC — TURNING SMARTPHONES INTO PROFESSIONAL TELEPROMPTERS

Listec PromptWare PW-04 teleprompter integrates smartphones with small camcorders — ideal for bloggers and podcasters looking to polish online dialog delivery

Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2012 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture, and broadcast markets, is showcasing its smartphone teleprompter — the Listec™ PromptWare PW-04 — at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), booth 31133. A recipient of the 2011 US Government Video Salute Award (November 2011), the Listec PromptWare PW-04 model is an affordable, portable teleprompter ideal for podcasters and bloggers looking to add scripted dialog to their broadcasts. The versatile system is also widely used in traditional broadcasting and corporate environments for on-location reporting, video presentations, infomercials, corporate keynote presentations, and more. "Listec Teleprompters lead the way with regards to innovation," comments Steven Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. "As the first to market smartphone-supported prompters, we continue to pioneer the kind of cutting-edge technology that has a viable impact on the world of business and consumerism."

Designed to work with Tiffen PromptWare Plus software as well as other teleprompter software, the Listec PromptWare PW-04 is a simple to use system that turns a smartphone and similar devices into a professional teleprompter. The PromptWare Plus software works with Apple® iPod/iPhone iOS 3.2 and above, and Android™ 2.2 and above. Users can download the Listec PromptWare PW-04 from http://bit.ly/wDn2Bv.

The Listec PromptWare Plus software and PW-04 hardware feature highlights include:
• Smooth Scrolling in landscape or portrait mode with mirrored display and automatic prompter orientation.
• Prompting Screen Display to control font type, font size and on-screen text and background colors.
• Advanced Script Support lets users type stories directly into the PromptWare Plus software, send via email, or cut and paste text; plus, store multiple scripts.
• Wireless Speed Controller adjusts the speed of prompting script with the menu driven settings or the PW-04 custom wireless remote with full control of scrolling speeds/pause.
• Advanced Support from PromptWare Plus offers continuous loop for multiple takes and cue markers for more advanced workflows.

For more information about Listec PromptWare teleprompters, please visit www.tiffen.com

Internet anywhere with iPad2

As we prepair for our Live CES coverage I wanted to tell all of you how were doing it. With the aid of a little nice app cal planet on a droid phone and Bluetooth thering were able to get Internet access anywhere the phone does and only use our Mobil data usage instead of separate tethering/hotspot allotments that are was more expensive and less data. Infact this post was done via this method. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and fallow us on twitter for all the up to date from the show floor coverage!

SANHO LAUNCHES CLOUDFTP AT CES

Makes Any USB Device: Camera, USB Hard Drive, & Flash Drive Wireless Share with Apple iPad, iPhone, WiFi Devices & the Cloud - Streams & Transfers Movies, Music, Photos, Documents, etc. without a Computer 

Creates its Own WiFi HotSpot to Wirelessly Deliver USB Device Data Awarded CES Innovations 2012 Design & Engineering Honoree

Fremont, CA, January 7, 2012 -- Sanho Corporation www.hypershop.com, creators of the “Hyper” Line of Apple accessories, portable power and storage products, announced today CloudFTP, a small pocket-sized portable adapter that enables the wireless transfer of movies, music, photos, documents, and other files to the iPad, iPhone, and other WiFi-enabled devices from USB storage devices (cameras, USB hard drives, flash drives, card readers, and other USB mass storage devices, etc.) without using a computer.

Essential Tool for iDevice & USB Device Users – Small Enough to Bring Everywhere 

Finally there’s a way to share USB files with iPads, iPhones, the Cloud and other devices that don’t have a USB connection without accessing a computer! Small enough to bring anywhere, even in your pocket, CloudFTP is the most useful tool available for iPad and iPhone users to easily access their data on USB devices. CloudFTP creates a WiFi hotspot to stream and transfer data from the most commonly used USB storage devices, turning these devices into a wireless file server.

CloudFTP can also automatically connect to the Internet to backup and synchronize USB data with popular online Cloud storage services, like iCloud, Dropbox and box.net, or it can join an existing WiFi network to share files with other devices on the same network.

CloudFTP Winner of the CES Innovations Award 

CloudFTP will be displayed for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Sanho Booth #4606, January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it will be awarded as an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree.

“We are honored to win the CES Innovations Honoree award for CloudFTP,” said Daniel Chin, President of Sanho Corporation and Inventor of CloudFTP. “Almost everyone owns some form of USB storage device, from flash drives to portable hard drives. With CloudFTP, you can combine the advantages of traditional USB storage with the convenience of the most popular portable consumer electronics products, like the iPad, and the Cloud computing storage.”

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Phone/Media Player Holder: ViewerMate at CES 2012

Quantum Marketing Group To Introduce ViewerMate at CES 2012 In Las Vegas Booth 6627 in the iLounge.
Made In The USA and Assembled By Goodwill Industries.
More and more consumers will stream and store data such as movies and content on their smart phones, turning them into one of the most viewed devices in the world. At CES, Quantum Marketing Group will introduce ViewerMate, a patent-pending first-ever stand hanger with universal multi-angle viewing capabilities and universal applications functionality that adjusts to any viewing angle for any smart phone user.

“The idea started when I noticed how smart phone users watched these devices by laying their phone down flat or hand holding them, which is an unpopular choice when watching media,” stated Gary Hochman, Partner in Quantum Marketing Group, LLC. “We noticed stands for smart phones that are for the most part are picture frame styled or part of a case design offering a single or limited reclined angle.”

Lenco shows innovative products at CES


Venlo – The Netherlands, January, 2012 – Lenco, the renowned Swiss originated consumer electronics brand from Venlo, the Netherlands, presents its latest and innovative products at the 2012 International CES, which this year will be held from January 10-13 in Las Vegas, NV, USA. The company boasts its own stand in Central Hall (booth number 13042). It is the first time that the Dutch consumer electronics manufacturer will attend the CES.

“Taking part in this internationally well known fair in Las Vegas is very important for us. Lenco is expanding further into markets worldwide”, says Nico Brabers, president and CEO for Lenco. He continues: “Providing Lenco with international fame is part of our brand philosophy. Thanks to this fair, which is one of the most important consumer electronics fairs in the world, we are able to get in touch with important players in the field, and vice versa.”


Friday, January 6, 2012

AOL AUTOS WILL UNVEIL MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE AT CES IN LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 – AOL Autos (www.aolautos.com) will announce a major new initiative at 1:30 Tuesday, January 10 during the Consumer Electronics Show here which will combine the unique attributes of it and its affiliates like Engadget (www.Engadget.com), Autoblog(www.autoblog.com) and Huffington Post Autos (www.huffingtonpost.com) in a program bringing together automakers, technology producers and consumers.
According to David Kiley, AOL Autos Editor-in-Chief, “this program is significant for auto manufacturers, technology providers and consumers, because it is based upon the role technology plays in today’s automotive world; an area we are paying even more attention to and believe we have the expertise to be the most informative on this subject.”
WHAT: AOL Autos announcement
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 10
WHERE: AOL  studio in the Grand Lobby (Booth GL7) of the Las Vegas Convention Center
WHO: DAVID KILEY, AOL Autos Editor-in-Chief            Tim Stevens, Engadget Editor-in-Chief            Adam Morath, Translogic Creator and Senior Producer

Iqua Ltd. Launches Iqua Beat into North America ? a Unique Personal Training Solution for iPhone



Iqua Ltd., designer of innovative handsfree headsets and other mobile accessories, is launching a new product, Iqua Beat into the North American market at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2012. A unique personal training solution designed for iPhone, this high-performance Bluetooth stereo headset and iPhone app helps users go further, train smarter, and get better results.

Iqua Beat tracks the user’s heart rate, pace, calorie consumption, and distance traveled, giving them audio feedback, encouragement, and guidance as they work out. The headset monitors the user’s heart rate from their earlobe, and the patented earpieces provide a secure in-ear fit ideal for a wide range of sports. With the free iPhone app, users can easily plan a workout specifically tailored to their fitness goals. The app shows real-time information about the workout and a live map view. After the workout, the app can be used to view, edit, and compare stats, or share workouts with friends on Facebook.

                                             
In addition to the personal training solution, the Iqua Beat Bluetooth stereo headset also provides high-quality sound for listening to music, and enables hands free call control.

Key features
  • Bluetooth stereo headset
    • Patented earpieces with secure in-ear fit
    • Heart rate monitoring from your earlobe
    • Voice guidance during your workout
    • Hi-fi stereo sound for listening to your favorite music
    • Handsfree call control
  • A free iPhone app for planning, tracking, editing, and sharing your workouts
The Beat Family – Ideal for Sports
  • Four fabulous launches into North America at Las Vegas 2012
    • Iqua Beat – Personal training solution for iPhone
    • Iqua Spin – Bluetooth stereo headset with superior sound
    • Iqua Ear-go – Extreme sports headset with Iqua Beat Lite app for iPhone
    • Iqua Groove – Active sports headphones

“Iqua Beat makes working out simple,” says CEO Markku Patronen. “Whereas other personal training solutions may require a separate pedometer, heart rate monitor, workout application, and headset for listening to music and call control, Iqua Beat combines all this functionality into one simple package.”

Please visit Iqua at booth 3621 in the Sports and Fitness Zone, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, USA.

Gametel announces support for Apple iOS devices

Wireless gaming peripheral now compatible with iPhone and iPad

6th January 2012. Fructel, a gaming peripheral company, announces the Gametel now supports iOS devices. Previously only compatible with Android smartphone and tablets, the Bluetooth controller now transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable games console, delivering a level of gameplay accuracy and immersion never experienced on Apple devices.

Compatible with Apple iPhone running iOS 4.0 or later and Apple iPad running iOS 3.2 or later, Gametel supports hundreds of arcade titles from the iCADE suite, including classics like Missile Commander, Asteroids, Centipede, Pong, Super Breakout, Lunar Lander and Warlords.

Alongside these retro titles, other selected iOS games, such as No Gravity, Silverfish, Super Crossfire HD and Terra Noctis, are also available to download from Apple’s iTunes App Store.

Bo Nyman, CEO of Fructel says: “Gametel has proved popular among Android users but we’re pleased to bring support for the Apple iPhone and iPad. Now users can experience even more immersive gameplay using the Gametel’s console-style controls – freeing the touchscreen from fingers.”

Gametel connects to the device via Bluetooth while a built-in adjustable spring-loaded clamp allows secure docking of any Android handset and iPhone. Once paired the Gametel automatically connects to the device every time it is powered on.

With a familiar controller design, Gametel’s D-pad, quartet of buttons and two shoulder triggers replicate console-style gaming controls; an impressive nine hour battery life provides more than enough playing time for long journeys and weekly commutes.

 Please visit www.gametelcontroller.com for further information.

Mionix Unveils Premier Gaming Accessory Line at CES 2012

Vaxjo, Sweden--January 6, 2011--Mionix™, the Swedish manufacturer of professional high-end gaming accessories, will showcase their premier gaming products at the upcoming ShowStoppers event at this year's CES. Included in the lineup are the Zibal 60 Mechinical Gaming Keyboard, the NAOS family of gaming mice, and the Propus 380 mousepad. The Mionix accessories can be seen at Table # A29 at the ShowStoppers event on January 10.

Zibal 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The Mionix Zibal 60 is a fusion of the best keyboard components and great gaming features that gives your game the edge you have been searching for. The Zibal 60 has been engineered with non-tactile, mechanical, black cherry MX switches that deliver theMionix Zibal 60 keyboard best feel for every keystroke. Multi-level backlight illumination is paired with six key rollover, allowing the player to perform up to six simultaneous keystrokes with all keys and making the Zibal 60 a standout in the crowd. In addition to the performance features, the Zibal 60 offers smart functions that include a two-port USB 2.0 hub, audio/mic extensions, and media control keys for full integration with your desktop setup.

Features of the Zibal 60 include:
· Black Cherry MX Mechanical key switches
· Detachable wrist rest
· Green backlit key illumination
· Three lighting modes On, Off and WASD
· Multi-level brightness control
· Mionix action key to access light/media controls
· Six key rollover
· Rage proof durability
· Connect-through ports for audio/mic
· Full speed USB 2.0 hub
· Plug n Play

A press kit for the Zibal 60 may be found at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8901598/mionix_zibal_60_presskit_0.zip