Items tagged with CES

Here's a couple of things that go well together: a USB gaming headset, and a new mid-tower case. It's an interesting combination to be perfectly honest, but it's a pair of new gadgets that Corsair is introducing this week. The Company's HS1A USB Headset falls into their Gaming Audio Series, while there's a new white version of the Graphite Series 600T mid-tower case. The new HS1A is similar to the older HS1, but adds an analog version for gamers who'd rather use their own sound cards. You'll still get sizable earcups, 50mm drivers, memory foam earpads and 3.5mm stereo plugs. There's even an inline volume remote and a microphone mute button. As for the case? It's a special edition one, with a... Read more...
3D wasn't quite as big of a deal at this year's CES as compared to last year, but it was still very much in play. There were lots of new takes on 3D, and lots of sets that relied on passive glasses versus the more common active glasses. Lenovo was one of the those companies pushing a new 3D product, believe it or not. Rather than issuing a 3D HDTV, Lenovo had a new 3D monitor that ships with 3D glasses and support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision. The new L2363d 23" 3D monitor touts a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and dual webcams, which allow users to take 3D photos or engage in stereoscopic 3D web conferencing. In other news, the IdeaCentre K330 PC was also launched, with this 3D gaming tower having... Read more...
Well, there's really no choice but to give it up for Bigfoot Networks. The company that was simply selling standalone Killer gaming NICs a few months ago now has a bunch of new partnerships under their belt, with an integrated NIC/GPU on the market, a mainboard deal with Asus and now, a motherboard deal with another huge vendor: Gigabyte. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Bigfoot and Gigabyte came together to announce the new line of G1-Killer gaming motherboards, which will soon ship with Killer's E2100 networking platform built right in. These boards will obviously be aimed at hardcore gamers who are willing to pay a premium for the very best in class; aside from buying... Read more...
The PlayStation 3 has always been seen as a pretty great media/entertainment center. It plays Blu-ray, streams Netflix, and even handles gaming. But one of the major drawbacks in the eyes of hardcore home theater buffs is that it uses a Bluetooth protocol for its remote instead of IR. Most home cinemas with universal remotes talk to components via IR, but if you use the PS3, there's always a need for another remote. So where are all the good Bluetooth remotes? Sunflex has an interesting new one at CES this week, with the Snakebyte Premium Bluetooth remote making its debut. It uses both Bluetooth and the standard Infrared technologies, and it can control your PS3 as well as up to give other A/V... Read more...
New PCs? CyberPower has them, as do lots of other companies that were introducing new products this week based on Intel's Sandy Bridge desktop and notebook platforms. This particular custom PC maker has chosen the Consumer Electronics Show to introduce their latest, with the Gamer Xtreme 1000 featuring Intel's Sandy Bridge i5-2300 processor, Asus H67 motherboard, Asetek water cooling, 4 GBs of DDR3 memory, 1 TB HDD, and 22X DVDRW starting at $599. The Gamer Xtreme 2000 includes the same Sandy Bridge i5-2300 with double the memory. It also features a discrete graphics card in ATI's Radeon 5770 starting at $799. The Gamer Xtreme 5000 is a serious gaming and multimedia rig built around the unlocked... Read more...
Loads of PC makers were here at CES this week introducing new products, and iBuyPower simply couldn't let the opportunity pass them by to jump in on the fun. The company's Chimera XLC debuted at the show, which marks the 3rd generation of this machine. It's also the first to feature the company's XLC (Extreme Liquid Cooling) package, necessary to keep the temperatures down while the action gets going. It's housed in the NZXT Phantom gaming case, which has room for up to seven fans, and the customizable case can also house up to 24GB of memory, triple-SLI graphics and up to seven hard drives. The machine will be on sale later this month with prices starting at $1099, but oddly, no mention is made... Read more...
Bigfoot Networks may have found their niche and their big break all at once, and they aren't even introducing a new product at CES. The secret? Partnerships. A few months ago, the company managed to get their Killer E2100 gaming network interface card integrated into a shipping GPU. The card manages bandwidth and has been shown to help online gamers have a smoother experience regardless of their connection. But the thing is, hardly anyone wants to buy a dedicated NIC. But if you integrate that NIC technology into a product that someone was already considering? Gold mine. At CES this week, Bigfoot Networks introduced a partnership with Asus, which means that Asus will soon ship a ROG Rampage III... Read more...
Creative really hasn't had a huge splash in the audio business (at least in relation to the PC audio business) since the early days of the Sound Blaster audio cards, but with such great audio cards being integrated into motherboards now, that business seems to be on the decline. But the company is still kicking, and they're still greatly involved with PC audio. This week, the Sound Blast Tactic 3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset was introduced, and the company is calling it the first wireless, cross-platform gaming headset to work with the PS3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC. That's a fairly big selling point. Many gaming headsets are specifically designed to work on one platform or another, but hardly ever... Read more...
Asus definitely made a splash at this year's CES with their onslaught of sexy tablet PCs.  We were expecting to see a healthy offering from Asus and weren't disappointed.  However, what was more impressive were the designs Asus stepped out with that broke the plain old slate mold.  Our favorite perhaps, at least until we can get a closer look when we review these units, was the Slider.  Here May from Asus demos this new cool 10-inch Android slate with a super thin slide out keyboard... Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for a our detailed evaluation.  For now, it's time to say goodbye to sunny Las Vegas and head back east.  One word - yay.... Read more...
Western Digital's Scorpio Black lineup has gained another member this week. The company has just introduced a 750GB version of the 7200RPM 2.5" drive, which is perfectly suited for upgrading the notebook in your life. It's one of the biggest HDDs you can buy for a laptop, and it's also one of the fastest. It has 16MB of cache and is engineered to suit the needs of gamers, professionals and those who store lots and lots of content on their mobile workhorse. The drive uses Advanced Format technology, and it's available now in the U.S. The price? Just $149, which doesn't seem like too much to ask given the immense capacity and the 7200RPM spindle speed. WD Scorpio® Black™ Drives Offer... Read more...
Just about every company out in Las Vegas this week has a cellphone with their name on it. Okay, that's probably stretching the truth a good amount, but there isn't a shortage of new phones at CES, that's for certain. Acer is also introducing a new piece this week, the Liquid Mini. This phone's designed to be a fun, colorful, stylish one. It will ship in a variety of colors, including jet silver, royal blue, piano black, lime green and pink. It's curved around the edges, much like the other phones in the Liquid series. It has a multi-touch 3.2" display, Android 2.2, a 5MP camrea, DLNA certification, and integrated Acer clear.fi media sharing. The company isn't quite ready to announce a price,... Read more...
There's just no question about it: Skype is really killing it. It's the go-to name in VoIP communications, and it's hard to find someone these days with a smartphone that hasn't at least heard of Skype. In fact, most have probably used it at least once. And with 4G technologies coming to light, it's obvious that Skype will be right there to take advantage. The company's Skype Mobile app was already on a number of Android phones for Verizon early on, and now Skype is playing an even larger role in Verizon's lineup. With the official launch of Verizon's 4G LTE network, Skype has announced that Skype Mobile with video calling will soon be available on the company's future LTE phones. The app will... Read more...
Motorola and AT&T are claiming to have the "world's most powerful smartphone" with the ATRIX 4G. This smartphone definitely packs some power with its dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that runs at 1GHz. You'll also find 1GB of RAM in the phone, enabling better multi-tasking. The ATRIX 4G uses Motorola's webtop application along with one of the company's docks to extend the functionality of the smartphone to a laptop-like device, your home theater system, and other scenarios.  With the Laptop Dock, you can surf the web using a larger screen, keyboard, and trackpad and a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser. This dock is very thin and lightweight (2.4 pounds). The keyboard is pretty comfortable... Read more...
What's the definition of a tablet these days? Generally, most tablets are between 7" and 12", but ViewSonic has us wondering if that's the case. The company has just introduced what they're calling a new tablet at CES. The ViewPad 4 is joining the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. You could probably guess, but the ViewPad 4 is a 4.1" tablet. What's interesting is that there are smartphones on the market today with larger screens than this. Many of the phones announced at CES this week have 4.3" displays. So, what's the deal? The deal is that this could easily be called a smartphone. In truth, it really is. It's just like a normal tablet in terms of functionality and performance, but far more portable,... Read more...
One of the common concerns among users of AMD’s previous-generation mobile platforms is that they tend to run relatively hot in comparison to many of Intel’s offerings. And we’re not necessarily talking just about chip temperatures either, but rather the heat that radiated out to the notebook’s or netbook’s keyboard and chassis that could be felt by end users on their laps, hands, etc. Throughout the design phase of their next-gen Fusion-based mobile platforms, though, AMD was very mindful of power consumption—and hence thermal output—and at CES they are running an interesting demo that shows just how cool a trio of Brazos-based notebooks and netbooks... Read more...
Today, Dell announced two new 4G capable devices. First up is the Streak 7, an Android 2.2-powered tablet with connectivity to T-Mobile’s 4G network. The Streak 7 features an NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor along with a 7-inch multi-touch screen and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. In addition to 4G connectivity, the Streak 7 will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Front- and rear-facing cameras are included as well. In addition to the Streak 7, Dell also introduced an unlocked smartphone known as the Venue. Running Android 2.2, the Venue is a GSM smartphone with an 8 megapixel camera, 4.1-inch AMOLED display. In addition to the standard features you’ll find on Android, the Venue will... Read more...
Early this morning, in a conference room behind Intel's booth, we got a first hand look at Intel's latest refinements with their recently launched Sandy Bridge processor with integrated graphics. One question that some of you have been concerned about is if Sandy Bridge will allow users to access the chip's Quick Sync video encoding engine if there is a discrete GPU in the system. This is a common configuration in both the desktop and notebook space obviously, with solutions from various OEMs that include the likes of NVIDIA Optimus, etc. Surprsingly, Intel has been spending resources with third party developers like Lucid Logix who has been developing middleware that will allow access to both... Read more...
Last night at Digital Experience, Toshiba gave us a closer look at the company's upcoming Android-powered tablet. It looks pretty sweet, with it's 10.1-inch widescreen display. We especially liked that this tablet has a built-in SD card reader as well as a mini USB connection and full-size HDMI and full-size USB ports. Under the hood, you'll find a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 with integrated NVIDIA graphics. Like a few other tablets we've seen at CES this year, Toshiba's tablet is waiting for an official release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb before releasing the tablet. That said, the tablet should be shipping "in the first half of 2011." Check it out in the video below:... Read more...
In addition to their big press conference yesterday, NVIDIA was out and about showing off a few more of their wares at some of the other press events that take place during the Consumer Electronics Show. While walking through the Digital Experience event at Ceasar's Palace, we spotted these piece of kit that we thought you'd all like to check out. Below are the "Kegputer" and a hot new Dell gaming notebook... Here we have the Kegputer featuring some of the fastest components on the market, currently, including a pair of GeForce GTX 580s running in SLI mode. For more details, keep an eye out for it on the Discovery Channel and check out the video above. Details on the show the Kegputer will be... Read more...
We're already familiar with phone/PC hybrids -- they're called smartphones, and these days nearly everyone has one. But Speakal's just-announced BTS8 is a phone/PC hybrid of a completely different sort. It's an office telephone and miniature computer all rolled into one, and you won't be stuffing this into your pants pocket. The BTS8 comes with a 5-inch LCD screen above the numerical buttons and runs Windows 7. Speakal says the OS is your gateway to manage and record phone conversations, fire off emails, and even video chat with the integrated webcam using Skype. Other abilities include fax receiving, text messaging, rock out to groovy tunes or load up a video using the media player, contacts... Read more...
We knew CES would be loaded with tablets, and that foreshadowing has proven correct so far. They're definitely a major part of this year's show, and Velocity Micro is bringing not just one, but three total tablets to the show. There's a 7", 8" and 10" version, all of which are expected to ship in late Q1 2011. All three are joining the Cruz family, and they'll ship with either Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 depending on which is available at the time of launch. The 7" model (Cruz Tablet L37) has a 1024 x 600 capacitive touch screen, and is roughly the same size as Samsung's Galaxy Tab. There's 802.11n Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal storage, a 3G data option, front and rear-facing cameras, GPS/compass, micro... Read more...
Got a Mac? Need storage? Look Seagate's way, as they have just introduced a new GoFlex for Mac external drive collection that comes pre-formatted in HFS+ format. Of course, any of these new models can be re-formatted to work with a PC. The GoFlex certification means that you can swap out the connectors to work best with your setup, and they are all designed to work well with Apple's Time Machine backup solution. Each GoFlex for Mac drive ships with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 adapters and cables, but you can order USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces should you need to. Each of the 2.5" units feature a metallic finish to match the Mac Pro you're probably buying this for. More details on the entire collection... Read more...
First ... Prev 2 3 4 5 6 Next ... Last