CES 2012: Day 1 and Pre-show Round-up

ces-2012-header.jpgViva Las Vegas! Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny are back bringing you all the latest technology news from the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show), direct from Sin City itself.So far we’ve seen a ton of TVs, cameras and phones, but the most exciting (and rapidly expanding product category looks to be ultrabooks, with all the major PC and laptop manufacturers throwing in their first stabs at the ultra-portable, ultra-powerful form factor.

For your easy-reading pleasure, we’ve collected all of our pre-show and day one CES 2012 coverage below. Take a look, and feel free to fire over any questions or requests for a closer look at any gear via our Twitter feed.

Sony HX8 3D Bravia’s ready for a battering with Gorilla Glass

Won’t stop that cheeky monkey from Planet of the Apes destroying the world though. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Wi-Fi added to Canon’s M-Series camcorder range

Cable-free video uploads ahoy.

Sony Bloggie Live adds live Wi-Fi video streaming

Because everyone needs to see your YouTube reaction videos in real-time.

Xperia S to be debut standalone Sony smartphone

Features the same screen technology Sony put in their HDTVs

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 flies to new heights

For the Peeping-Tom in your life.

Kinect motion controlling its way to Windows in February

But will only support development for Windows and Xbox 360 apps.

Lenovo get flexible with IdeaPad Yoga Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid

And not a fitness freak in sight.

HP Envy 14 Spectre dishing out ultrabook Beats

Spooky name, serious sounds.

Samsung’s Series 9 900X3B claims “world’s thinnest” title

This ultrabook could do with a good dinner.

Samsung boost smart camera line-up with WB850F, DV300F and ST200F models

Great for vanity shots.

Samsung reveal trio of ST compact cameras

Three new pocketable snappers from Samsung.

Samsung Series 5 ultrabook revealed

Already available in Korea and hitting the UK soon.

Watch out LG, here comes Samsung’s 55-inch Super OLED TV

Samsung 55 inch OLED or LG 55 Inch OLED? I like them both. But which one is better? There’s only one way to find out…

Sony Xperia Ion drops Ericsson, adds LTE, HD and 12MP camera

Another Ericsson-less smartphone from Sony.

Verizon Motorola Droid 4 revealed, Stormtroopers lay down their weapons

Smarter than an R2 unit, doesn’t suffer from “bad-motivator” syndrome.

Sharp super-sizing 8K screens

Sharp looking to cater almost exclusively for the premium AV market.

HTC Titan 2 boasts titanic 16MP camera, LTE speeds

Are whopping camera specs enough to tempt you into the Windows Phone herd?

Canon PowerShot G1 X is compact in size with APS-C size sensor

Impressive specs in a compact body size, but may prove to be a little too pricey.

Huawei Ascend P1 S is world’s thinnest smartphone, needs a Bic Mac

No excuses not to buy those crotch-hugging skinny jeans now.

LG’s EM960V 55-inch OLED TV to hit UK in 2nd half of 2012

Specs and a release date for LG’s lust-worthy OLED TV.

LG LTE Spectrum with IPS HD screen headed to Verizon

Superfast download speeds with a screen that will work well in direct sunlight.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 ultrabooks revealed

Lenovo get in on the ultrabook action.

Samsung bringing Skype and Internet to your TV with InTouch

Big screen HD video calling. Better perfect your make-up.


Sunshine charging for book lovers with SolarKindle cover

Never need charge your Kindle again thanks to this cover, providing you live in the Gobi desert.

Griffin Twenty adds Apple AirPlay features to any old Hi-Fi

Don’t quote us on this, but we think jukeboxes may now be AirPlay enabled thanks to this Griffin gadget.


LG launching 3D Google TV at CES 2012

Will LG’s Google TV succeed where so many others have failed?

Motorola launch Defy Mini and Motoluxe Android smartphones

One for the posers and one for the wannabe Bear Grylls out there.

Ultra cool, Ultra Definition 84 inch LG 3DTV headed to CES 2012

Great; now I need a new larger home that I can’t afford to house a TV that I can’t afford either. Anyone need a kidney?

CES 2012 debut for Samsung’s Series 9 27 inch quad-HD monitor

Paper-thin, icy-cool sci-fi monitors from Samsung.

Samsung launching multi-device compatible audiophile speaker docks

Both Apple and Samsung smartphones wirelessly supported by these high-end docks.

Razer tease Project Fiona: “PC gaming in an all-new form factor”

Razer in new-gaming-PC-form-factor-shocker.

By Gerald Lynch | January 10th, 2012





Gerald LynchCES 2012: Day 1 and Pre-show Round-up
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