Third day of CES was about seeing as much as we possibly could. Before going, everyone said “you can’t do all of CES in two days,” and boy, did we want to prove them wrong.
We didn’t, for what it’s worth.
Our second “official” day of the Consumer Electronics Show saw us getting around to more booths and halls than we thought, and we’ve seen all the halls in the main area, and one in the not-so-main area at the Hilton, but this show is spread out over so many buildings, that we would need a jetpack, teleportation device, and just about every fictional transportation gadget there is to make our way around.
Sadly, we’re not in the future – not that far – but the recap below, that’s what we did on day three for GadgetGuy’s team!
Have woken up a touch late today. Still not really used to Las Vegas time. Will be cabbing to the centre shortly.
Not sure if this will be our last day at the show, but here goes GadgetGuy’s Day Three of CES 2013!
Looking at the Pentax Q10. Lots of colours.
It’s a tiny little thing.
And it’s bloody small compared with these Pentax medium format cameras
I don’t even know what this is. Some new 360 degree camera concept from Ricoh.
Swann appears to have a few cameras.
And some helicopters. Toy helicopters.
That’s one big telescope.
Found a headphone brand not in Australia yet. Audiofly. Looks interesting. Made by musicians.
Oh look. More hello kitty.
11 out of 13 cameras Samsung is releasing in Australia will have WiFi
Both touch and physical controls on the 20.3 megapixel nx300
Looks awesome in brown. Very retro
So it turns out AudioFly is available in Australia. In fact, it’s Australian.
Back to live blogging. Have been seeing lots of tech, and doing lots of walking.
Audi has an amazing stand. Filled with light.
Looks like this, except bright. You know that scene from The Matrix with the white room for loading in? Like that.
Unlike The Matrix though, it has this inside.
A close up of that Audi race car.
Something neat for the camera nuts: a Bluetooth camera trigger controllable from an iOS device.
And a way to strap an iphone to your chest. First person filming and all.
… And yet more Hello Kitty. I’m beginning to think it’s following me.
Aussie microphone company Rode has something very cool: a new plugin mic for the iphone and ipad. Older docking connector, not Lightning, though we’ve been told it’s compatible with the adaptor.
It works with dslrs and there’ll be a shoe mount coming that also turns it into a pistol style mic
and anyone want an 8k TV? Sharp had one
Now over at TCL learning about their TVs. This is the Blade.
Neat remote on that
Google TV will come to Australia through TCL
With voice control
I case you’re curious, it works quite well.
Here’s something cool. TCL’s Ultra Surface in 55 inches. It’s a touch screen TV. Reasonably responsive too.
That’s one big keyboard.
The computer is apparently in the TV, though I’m trying to find out what sort of chip. Intel I think, though not sure what.
And it can be linked up.
This is a different TV with a smart pen. Software’s built into the TV.
This is a 24 inch multitouch LCD which will cost $399 locally, runs on Android.
Iron Man is standing in front of a 110 inch UDTV.
This is a smart window. You can even black out the screen using software to give yourself privacy.
That Smart Window technology is being used in a fridge.
Here’s something I want: a Red Epic.
Toshiba 4K UDTVs
Here are a few more things from today’s experience at the show…
Iron Man is shorter than I expected. And still just as fictional.
That’s Samsung’s massive 4k screen. It is really big.
I didn’t even if it yesterday, but Samsung’s curved OLED is also very nice.
I mean to say I didn’t see it yesterday. Autocorrect is evil this week.
TCL has a TV in a briefcase. Because you can. You could go camping with this thing and watch the footy. Or The Big Bang Theory. Whatever you want, really.
Now that’s what I call an open and shut case. *ducks*
This one intrigued me today. It’s a Samsung fridge with a reconfigurable freezer section, which is fine, but what exactly is “anti-virus protection” on a refrigerator?
We don’t get RCA in Australia, but this is an alarm clock which plays music off your phone. Not through Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, or a dock, but from how it was explained to me, some form of speaker enhancement, possibly to do with magnets.
The G-Shock is now Bluetooth. I repeat, the Casio G-Shock is now Bluetooth. I think we’ve all owned one of these.
Not sure if I’ve posted this, but this is Samsung’s 45mm f1.8 lens with 3d for the new NX300.
It’s only compatible at the moment with the new NX camera, but it has two shutter mechanisms inside so it can grab 3d images in real time. It is very clever engineering.
Umm… One Direction bits and pieces. Well I guess it’s not more Hello Kitty.
…and that’s really it for today. I’m pretty sure we’re going back tomorrow, though this journo – can’t speak for the others – has explored most of the halls. I just want to find some uber cool things to finish on!
See you tomorrow!