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This year's Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas Nevada, offered some of the most exciting product announcements we've seen in any previous CES show thus far.  The past three years' CES shows have been rather snoozy, to be honest, with the economy taking its toll on product design investment and innovation.  However, this year's CES showed great promise of not only emerging technologies and product innovations but with the sheer number of announcements and the notable increase in attendance (as well as city traffic, which was a nightmare), it was all a very encouraging sign of the health of our nation's economy and that we're actually finally on the up-tick.

Regardless, we took time here to wrap-up our show favorites from the major players, in this Hottest Products of CES 2011 showcase.  These were the stand-outs in our opinion, in a sea of technology deep and wide enough to make any self-respecting geek grin from ear to ear.
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3vi1 replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 3:51 PM

Great rundown.

That ATRIX phone looks verrrrry tempting to this person who claims to dislike all mobile phones.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 4:38 PM

Neat table asus has there. I would love to use that wallpaper for my desktop :). It will just always be bubbling :P

Aww i was going to order the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 once i saw it there lol, too bad its $250 :(

That dual GPU looks "Long" :)

LOL"XL" price tag for that XL p67 :D

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rrplay replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 6:38 PM

Nice spot lite of the show & I really liked the segment featuring the OCZ Z-Drive R3 drives.

Was looking to catch a glimpse of Dave or Marco on the MOA 2011 live stream but couldn't spot you they did announce you guys Too bad they didn't get you guys on cam and comment.

anyhow looking forward to seeing some of these products [XL p67] and other mobos on HH and finding out a lot more about them .

Did not really notice the red-eyes ..come to think of it a lot of folks are exhausted after trip to Vegas.

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really excited for new SSDs in 2011 at affordable prices

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realneil replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 8:45 PM

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really excited for new SSDs in 2011 at affordable prices

Hope you're right about the prices.

I really liked the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 speaker system but if it's over 200 bucks it will have to go on the forever wish-list.

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SmogHog replied on Tue, Jan 11 2011 12:32 AM

My smartphone is good for a while yet and my PCs are current.

The thing that's at the top of my buy list is the TRENDnet 450mb/s concurrent duel band wireless router.

The Ultimate N 6300 in my laptops and my excellent Internet service can use it.

In this city and my apartment building complex there's a lot of interferrence on the 2.4ghz band.

The 5ghz band on this router operating concurrently with other tasks on 2.4ghz should be great.

BTW How's the progress with removing the unnecessary and unwanted automatic page refreshing on the site?

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I want to go next year if I can. Can we get an HH section? 

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That G1-Killer mobo is looking really nice.  Think I might have to snatch one of those up when I do an upgrade.  Damn it, I just bought a $1k cpu only a few months ago.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Jan 12 2011 12:14 PM

I must say I was most impressed with the Benchmarks of Dave and Marco et al eating dinner with people, LOL! No really quite a few nice devices at CES this year. I would have loved to see the Motorola tab as well as your impressions of it. I also love the Big Bang Marshal, as well as those Gigabyte beauties with the Nica.. audio processors, and killer 2100's as well as amplifiers on board that is impressive. While almost everything I saw from CES was awesome in general as well (Of course I followed it as much as possible from the day prior to full coverage starting). I will say one thing, I personally bet that in 5 years we will be in an entirely new place as far as technology goes, as is indicated by many things here especially mobile hardware.

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There is just to much to choose from left me slobbering, with envy!  Great rundown!

 

 

 

 

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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 7:10 PM

Hog, are you still seeing the refresh issue? Should be inconsequential now.

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realneil replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 7:16 PM

Dave_HH:
are you still seeing the refresh issue? Should be inconsequential now.

It's not doing it for to me anymore,....

 

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rapid1 replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 11:19 PM

I am not seeing it anymore, but I grabbed Textarea cache anyway so even if I do see it on any page on any forum on the internet it does not matter anymore. I can just open Textarea cache and every letter down to the last character I typed is in the cache. I think it was 3vi1 that told me to get it the last time I said anything about any auto refresh loss. It has saved me a couple times the last time we had the issue here as well as on several other post's elsewhere even on Facebook and the like., GREAT lil program/addon!

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coolice replied on Wed, Jan 19 2011 3:29 AM
I'm a big fan of the pictures in the end. Having never been to CES (someday), i like to see the people, other than reporters/ journalists, involved and how they get to make the event possible. For example, the "alleged" 6990 card from EVGA. I'm amazed that someone from RnD most likely conjured up this card, tested it for some time, it went from hand to hand, and finally some manager decided, HEY... lets take this and put it on our CES booth to see what people think. Best aprt, we wont tell them what it is, but let them guess. I find that fascinating. Good the see the pics of the OCZ crew as well.

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CES and PAX are both very cool events too bad I never have the vacation time or the need for work to go.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:11 PM

I for one would love to go even if just for the novelty of saying I had been once. Not to mention all the great stuff I would be able to see and interact with.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:33 PM

don't forget the free stuff you can get :). I would love to go. most likely will when i can drive my self there and i can take off from school...

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 7:07 PM

Thats very true as well as another reason I would love to go at least once. Who knows maybe next year if this business ends up making money. I could probably write it off to because the business is involved with PC hardware primarily.

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DScheive replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 4:48 AM

cant wait to get my hands on the PCIe SSD's... they got to be ungodly fast if going through a PCIe port :) 3 second operating system boot ime im talking about :D

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DScheive replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 5:20 AM

that is a NICE motherboard!!! what i would do for it... what i'd do :)

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:14 AM

Very true with the available bandwidth on a PCIe port the operating speed has to be crazy fast. Then with an SSD with would be able to use all of its speed at least seemingly.

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realneil replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:39 AM

Some PC platforms are saddled with limited PCI-E bandwidth. (think P55) So a SATA SSD is a better fit for some systems.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:15 AM

That seem true of course realneil for now. It would seem that the SATA3/6 drives would willingly remedy performance issues, but there not really available yet, although I am positive that very shortly will be remedied.

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realneil replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 2:21 PM

You can already Crossfire or SLI across two, three, or even four PCI-E slots with video cards using the right platform.

Now,........just imagine the performance you would see if you could RAID your PCI-E drives the same way? 3 or 4 together would be smokin' fast, Eh? What kind of performance would we see then?

 

It's a very compelling idea,.......

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 2:55 PM

I am pretty sure you can RAID 2 PCI-E SSD's, but if they were just SATA3 you can do considerably more. Personally in raid flavors RAID 5 is my favorite. You get the performance and the reliability. I know RAID 10 etc are cool, but with raid 5 you can still relatively control the cost to a point.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Dec 17 2011 11:51 PM

i think it is really interesting to look back at what we were thinking when we first saw these products. it has been a little more than one year since the transformer debuted and already the transformer prime has been released. asus is at the top of the game. granted the slider was a bit of a bust.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Dec 18 2011 11:24 AM

That is true as well AKnudson and is a good point to make.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Dec 18 2011 11:24 AM

As far as my last comment goes we are about to have another CES as far as it goes as well.

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This year's Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas Nevada, offered some of the most exciting product announcements we've seen in any previous CES show thus far.  The past three years' CES shows have been rather snoozy, to be honest, with the economy taking its toll on product design investment and innovation.  However, this year's CES showed great promise of not only emerging technologies and product innovations but with the sheer number of announcements and the notable increase in attendance (as well as city traffic, which was a nightmare), it was all a very encouraging sign of the health of our nation's economy and that we're actually finally on the up-tick.

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 3:51 PM

Great rundown.

That ATRIX phone looks verrrrry tempting to this person who claims to dislike all mobile phones.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 4:38 PM

Neat table asus has there. I would love to use that wallpaper for my desktop :). It will just always be bubbling :P

Aww i was going to order the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 once i saw it there lol, too bad its $250 :(

That dual GPU looks "Long" :)

LOL"XL" price tag for that XL p67 :D

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rrplay replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 6:38 PM

Nice spot lite of the show & I really liked the segment featuring the OCZ Z-Drive R3 drives.

Was looking to catch a glimpse of Dave or Marco on the MOA 2011 live stream but couldn't spot you they did announce you guys Too bad they didn't get you guys on cam and comment.

anyhow looking forward to seeing some of these products [XL p67] and other mobos on HH and finding out a lot more about them .

Did not really notice the red-eyes ..come to think of it a lot of folks are exhausted after trip to Vegas.

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realneil replied on Mon, Jan 10 2011 8:45 PM

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really excited for new SSDs in 2011 at affordable prices

Hope you're right about the prices.

I really liked the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 speaker system but if it's over 200 bucks it will have to go on the forever wish-list.

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SmogHog replied on Tue, Jan 11 2011 12:32 AM

My smartphone is good for a while yet and my PCs are current.

The thing that's at the top of my buy list is the TRENDnet 450mb/s concurrent duel band wireless router.

The Ultimate N 6300 in my laptops and my excellent Internet service can use it.

In this city and my apartment building complex there's a lot of interferrence on the 2.4ghz band.

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BTW How's the progress with removing the unnecessary and unwanted automatic page refreshing on the site?

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I want to go next year if I can. Can we get an HH section? 

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That G1-Killer mobo is looking really nice.  Think I might have to snatch one of those up when I do an upgrade.  Damn it, I just bought a $1k cpu only a few months ago.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Jan 12 2011 12:14 PM

I must say I was most impressed with the Benchmarks of Dave and Marco et al eating dinner with people, LOL! No really quite a few nice devices at CES this year. I would have loved to see the Motorola tab as well as your impressions of it. I also love the Big Bang Marshal, as well as those Gigabyte beauties with the Nica.. audio processors, and killer 2100's as well as amplifiers on board that is impressive. While almost everything I saw from CES was awesome in general as well (Of course I followed it as much as possible from the day prior to full coverage starting). I will say one thing, I personally bet that in 5 years we will be in an entirely new place as far as technology goes, as is indicated by many things here especially mobile hardware.

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There is just to much to choose from left me slobbering, with envy!  Great rundown!

 

 

 

 

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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 7:10 PM

Hog, are you still seeing the refresh issue? Should be inconsequential now.

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realneil replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 7:16 PM

Dave_HH:
are you still seeing the refresh issue? Should be inconsequential now.

It's not doing it for to me anymore,....

 

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rapid1 replied on Sat, Jan 15 2011 11:19 PM

I am not seeing it anymore, but I grabbed Textarea cache anyway so even if I do see it on any page on any forum on the internet it does not matter anymore. I can just open Textarea cache and every letter down to the last character I typed is in the cache. I think it was 3vi1 that told me to get it the last time I said anything about any auto refresh loss. It has saved me a couple times the last time we had the issue here as well as on several other post's elsewhere even on Facebook and the like., GREAT lil program/addon!

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coolice replied on Wed, Jan 19 2011 3:29 AM
I'm a big fan of the pictures in the end. Having never been to CES (someday), i like to see the people, other than reporters/ journalists, involved and how they get to make the event possible. For example, the "alleged" 6990 card from EVGA. I'm amazed that someone from RnD most likely conjured up this card, tested it for some time, it went from hand to hand, and finally some manager decided, HEY... lets take this and put it on our CES booth to see what people think. Best aprt, we wont tell them what it is, but let them guess. I find that fascinating. Good the see the pics of the OCZ crew as well.

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CES and PAX are both very cool events too bad I never have the vacation time or the need for work to go.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:11 PM

I for one would love to go even if just for the novelty of saying I had been once. Not to mention all the great stuff I would be able to see and interact with.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:33 PM

don't forget the free stuff you can get :). I would love to go. most likely will when i can drive my self there and i can take off from school...

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 7:07 PM

Thats very true as well as another reason I would love to go at least once. Who knows maybe next year if this business ends up making money. I could probably write it off to because the business is involved with PC hardware primarily.

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DScheive replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 4:48 AM

cant wait to get my hands on the PCIe SSD's... they got to be ungodly fast if going through a PCIe port :) 3 second operating system boot ime im talking about :D

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DScheive replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 5:20 AM

that is a NICE motherboard!!! what i would do for it... what i'd do :)

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:14 AM

Very true with the available bandwidth on a PCIe port the operating speed has to be crazy fast. Then with an SSD with would be able to use all of its speed at least seemingly.

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realneil replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:39 AM

Some PC platforms are saddled with limited PCI-E bandwidth. (think P55) So a SATA SSD is a better fit for some systems.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:15 AM

That seem true of course realneil for now. It would seem that the SATA3/6 drives would willingly remedy performance issues, but there not really available yet, although I am positive that very shortly will be remedied.

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realneil replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 2:21 PM

You can already Crossfire or SLI across two, three, or even four PCI-E slots with video cards using the right platform.

Now,........just imagine the performance you would see if you could RAID your PCI-E drives the same way? 3 or 4 together would be smokin' fast, Eh? What kind of performance would we see then?

 

It's a very compelling idea,.......

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 2:55 PM

I am pretty sure you can RAID 2 PCI-E SSD's, but if they were just SATA3 you can do considerably more. Personally in raid flavors RAID 5 is my favorite. You get the performance and the reliability. I know RAID 10 etc are cool, but with raid 5 you can still relatively control the cost to a point.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Dec 17 2011 11:51 PM

i think it is really interesting to look back at what we were thinking when we first saw these products. it has been a little more than one year since the transformer debuted and already the transformer prime has been released. asus is at the top of the game. granted the slider was a bit of a bust.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Dec 18 2011 11:24 AM

That is true as well AKnudson and is a good point to make.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Dec 18 2011 11:24 AM

As far as my last comment goes we are about to have another CES as far as it goes as well.

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