Home Icon

CES 2013

GadgetGuy is heading to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year to report on the latest happenings in the world of gadgets and technology. Tune in from January 7 when we’ll be updating the site like we never have before!

nyne-speakers-ces-2013-05

Yes, stroller speakerphones are actually a real thing

Spotted at CES was one of the more unusual uses for a Bluetooth speakerphone, though we were intrigued, and the more people we tell about it, the more people tell us that it makes sense.

8:58 am 19/01/2013 By Staff writers
tcl-ces-2013-booth-tour-01

More than just TVs: TCL gives us the deluxe tour

As you can tell by the live blog we had running during CES, there was lots to look at, and China’s latest TV entrant in Australia gave us more than just the regular bunch of tellies, with computers, phones, and a window to the future. Literally.

4:06 pm 18/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
samsung-nx-300-ces-2013-03

Samsung’s low light 3D lens is so many kinds of awesome

One of the coolest things we saw at the Consumer Electronics Show year was a lens. Sure, there was a hot oven and some big new TVs, but Samsung has a new 3D lens to go with its new NX300 camera, and it is as clever as it is cool.

6:03 pm 17/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
sony-xperia-z-ces-2013-hands-on-01

Hands-on with Sony’s 5 inch Full HD Xperia Z smartphone

Last year may have been the year of the 4.7 and 4.8 inch phones, but 2013 will be all about the not-quite-phablet size of the nicely rounded 5 inches, and Sony has shown us the first, heading to Australia in March or April.

4:42 pm 17/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
ces-2013-sharp-8k-tv-preview-01

Look out 4K, because 8K is already here… sort of

One of the pillars of CES this year was obviously 4K, with almost every major television manufacturer showing a TV capable of playing back the fuller-than-full-HD format, but we’ve seen the future, and it’s even clearer.

1:42 pm 17/01/2013 By Staff writers
polaroid-android-ilc-ces-2013-01

Hands-on with Polaroid’s interchangeable lens camera

The company that once made the most used instant film hasn’t exactly done much to keep itself relevant in a digital society, but Polaroid is branching out and trying to reinvent its cameras for today, and thanks to CES, we’ve had a play with one.

12:20 pm 16/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
TCL's transparent fridge with touch on the door.

Appliances get smart in 2013

While 2012 heralded the arrival of a few whitegoods with forms of internet connectivity, it wasn’t until the Consumer Electronics Show where we saw more companies embrace the idea of a smart appliance.

10:43 am 16/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
huawei-ces-2013-hands-on-07

Phones for Goldilocks: hands-on with the S, M, and L-sized handsets of Huawei

Huawei has been making a name for itself with budget mobiles for over a year, and at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, the company was about more than just the low end, showing off phones for the small, medium, and large hands out there.

5:29 pm 15/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark
ces2013_dayfour

CES 2013 Recap: Day 4

The last day of the Consumer Electronics Show was only a few days ago from our point of view, but thanks to that whole human requirement of sleep, not to mention a fourteen hour flight, we were running a bit behind with our recap of CES.

2:33 pm 15/01/2013 By Staff writers
kogan-agora-5-inch-announce-01

Kogan makes a budget 5 inch handset, but will it be good?

We’re back from the biggest electronics show of the year from last week, and that means it’s time to look at some of the things we missed while we were reporting, so we’re starting with local brand Kogan and its $150 super sized smartphone.

12:27 pm 15/01/2013 By Leigh D. Stark

Latest reviews

  • Review: Jura Impressa F9

    Getting good coffee with personality out in your own home can need some complicated contraptions, but what if you could get seriously good coffee without needing to buy into…
  • AppMonday: Pac-man 256

    Endless runner games like “Temple Run” and “Flappy Bird” are certainly addictive, but what happens when you mix them with the old school retrolicious charm of 80s arcade gaming?
  • Review: Asus ZenBook UX305

    Ever since Apple rolled out the MacBook Air, companies have been trying to do their best at making something close, and in the UX305, Asus might finally have nailed…
  • Samsung’s best phone yet: the Galaxy Note 5 reviewed

    Samsung announced two big phones in August, with a phablet for every purpose: style and substance. We’ve done style, so let’s find out what Samsung’s answer to substance is…
  • Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015)

    Don’t need the crème de la crème when it comes to your eReading experience? Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite does it with all the clarity of its Voyage sibling, but is…
  • AppMonday: Macronos

    Sonos owners are used to the constant evolution that is the Sonos app, but an app made exclusively for Android makes Sonos a little more playful with a one-touch…
  • Bigger, again: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ reviewed

    Samsung’s next big thing is bigger, as the S6 Edge arrives with a plus-sized sibling, but is it more than just a big brother?
  • Review: Astell & Kern AK Jr

    You might think that media players are dead now that the smartphone has taken over, but if you like your audio high quality with support for 24-bit, there’s still…
  • AppMonday: Pixl

    Tired of the same old same old selfies and snapshots? Pixl changes the formula slightly by pixelating your images and bringing squares, triangles, half circles, and more.
  • Review: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

    Sony’s phones frequently dabble in water proofing, but it’s usually only in the high-end. What happens when Sony brings water resistance to the mid-range?

“How do you stop yourself from being caught out by these scam artists?”

Read More

Tell us…

Which smartwatch are you interested in buying?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

“There’s certainly no doubt that you can find a bargain, but like always, you get what you pay for.”

Read More