Up to ten times the speed of HighSpeed 480Mb/sec, the 5Gb/sec signaling rate of the new standard moves to the next level- a 25GB HD movie, with Superspeed will take 60-70 seconds to transfer. Certified notebooks from HP, NEC, Asus and a number of other companies are already available. The new Sandy Bridge chipset from Intel is a key enabling technology. The USB Implementers Forum certifies products from manufacturers around the world. Over 165 products are already certified.
Combine broadcast TV, Streaming TV/IPTV/VOD and Social Media Networks and you have a potent commercial product mix for any consumer interested in video entertainment. Package this into the $150 MSRP terminal Mobeo device that generate a wifi cloud that almost any mobile device can access – smartphone, iPad or Tablet. Ios, Android, or Windows 7.
Now stir in active chat with other viewers, Twitter and Facebook and move the entire environment down the road at freeway speeds, with range dictated by the antenna coverage pattern of a local over the air digital television broadcaster, hundreds of square miles.
You’ll quickly get the idea that iMovee was one of the most mind-blowing Over the Top video products that we found at CES2011 ! In some markets, up to 20 channels are available as a service by local broadcasters. This will be a major exhibit at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in April. 2011.
From the Media Lab at MIT (by way of one of the most popular TED Talks) we had a chance to look closely at the Sifteo game blocks, an innovative active video gaming product. For thousands of years, gaming has meant head to head players, intense concentration, and the physical movement of small objects in complex and meaningful patterns. Update that to the 21st century, and you have a cool game platform that combines mental and physical challenge.
Three blocks with embedded sensors, color displays and communications allow reconfiguration for colors, word games, arithmetic drills, geography and other apps to keep the concept fresh. Price class $150, including charger. Requires computer nearby during play.
Taser was back at CES 2011 to show people how to use the product and protect their families. They are also showing some other great products.
During the interview, Carissa is going to taser the “Bad guy” in the protective booth. Basically, you load up the cartridge, slide back the lever and a laser becomes active. Point, shoot and set down to make you and your family safe.
Taser guns are available starting at $379. They also have training for use, so you don’t get hurt in trying to make your family safe.
At the Casio booth was a technology demonstration of low power BlueTooth embedded in a Casio watch that allows it to interface to Smart Phone devices.
Normally BlueTooth products need a rechargeable battery but Casio’s Low Energy BlueTooth can last up to 2 years before the battery needs replacing.
The Smart Phone demonstration shows how the watch can communicate over BlueTooth with the Smart Phone for providing feedback about phone calls, email, text messages received and other features that can be profiled in the watch.
Modern young consumers are very in to personalizing their experience, and a new company FannyWang Headphone Company, offers distinctive premium products that are flashy, designed to attract a young female audience. Super comfortable so that ear-rings can be worn underneath, with switchable colors, the user can choose to match or contrast with the outfit of the day. An in-line splitter allows friends to share the music.
The new Netgear WNDR4000 makes it easier for consumers to set up a Gigabit router, serving as the glue for the home network – connecting not just to computers, but to portable devices such as iPads, smartphones and other devices. Most consumers need high performance, but also need to have easy set-up. The unit comes with applications such as “Ready Share” remote, allowing you to access storage drives from anywhere in the world.
Check out the new Ford Focus Electric. This vehicle is due out in late 2011. The biggest feature of course is that its driven by batteries. The dashb0ard is showing all kinds of information but what caught my eye was the flying butterflies. Sean from Ford was very kind to take over the microphone and give is the grand tour of the new features of the new Ford Focus.
The price is not set yet but one reason, which allows Ford to keep prices down is the fact that they have found a way to use the same production line for all their Ford vehicles. One production line for any type of Ford whether it be electric or something else.
Panavise is a company with many different products but I was mostly interested in their mobile mounts. They have suction cup mounts that means business. Forget the mounts for your car you get when buying a GPS device. These mounts really takes care of business. They have a special mechanism to increase the vacuum pressure that makes them stick to a surface like nothing else.
If you want to record videos on the go this is what you’re looking for. You can find out more on their web page: http://www.panavise.com
Horizon showed their green energy solution for powering all your electronic gadgets using hydrogen.
HydroFILL is a “world-first” small-scale home hydrogen station that allows consumers or retailers/distributors to refill solid state canisters in a simple way, using water and electricity as only input. By adding water, and plugging the HydroFILL into a electrical wall-socket (or a solar panel), consumers can generate hydrogen and store it in a solid form automatically in HydroSTIK cartrridges.
Horizon calls this fuel cartridge technologies, miniPAK, and it’s able to charge a variety of portable electronics for longer durations and at a lower cost than existing disposable, rechargeable battery alternatives. Each miniPak is equivalent to 100 AA batteries and can be recharged about 100 times.