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Effortless results, affordable style – Canon launches the new PowerShot A3100 IS and PowerShot A3000 IS

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Canon has introduced the PowerShot A3000 IS and A3100 IS to top its A series of budget compacts. They become the first A series cameras to be built around Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries, rather than AA cells, giving around 230 shots per charge (based on standard tests). Both share the same 35-140mm equivalent (4x) image-stabilized zoom lens and 2.7" LCD screen, with the A3100 offering a 12MP CCD sensor, rather than the A3000's 10MP CCD. In line with their price tags, both cameras feature only VGA movie capability. Both are SDXC compatible.


London, UK, 5th January 2010 – Canon today launches the PowerShot A3100 IS and PowerShot A3000 IS, two new digital cameras that are compact, great looking and extremely easy to use. Packed with a range of clever and user-friendly features, the new models make photography more enjoyable than ever, helping users get great shots with the minimum of effort.

With genuine Canon lens technology and DIGIC III processing, the PowerShot A3100 IS and PowerShot A3000 IS offer excellent performance and great value. Both sport a new, slim and lightweight body with an attractive exterior design, combining stand-out looks with a range of intelligent technologies. The PowerShot A3100 IS is available in a selection of bright, attractive colours, offering a choice of blue, red and silver variants, while the PowerShot A3000 IS comes in silver with a subtle black trim. The new models will succeed the current PowerShot A1100 IS, and mark a true step forward for the PowerShot A series line.

Canon quality – both inside and out
The PowerShot A3100 IS features a 12.1 Megapixel imaging sensor, while the lower-cost PowerShot A3000 IS offers 10.0 Megapixels of resolution. Equipped with DIGIC III processing, a 4x optical zoom lens and integrated optical Image Stabilizer, both provide rich, detailed and blur-free images. A bright, 6.7cm (2.7") high resolution LCD screen offers crisp playback, enabling users to frame and review images in pin-sharp clarity.

Both new models also make it easy to capture the perfect shot, thanks to the intelligent Smart Auto mode. Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology recognises up to 18 different scenes and automatically applies the optimum settings required to capture the best picture.

Smart Auto also in­cludes i-Contrast technology, which analyses images to deliver perfect exposure, adding brightness and detail to darker sections without blowing out correctly-exposed areas. Additionally, Canon’s Easy mode provides super-simple settings for beginners, deactivating most of the buttons and removing icons from the screen for straightforward point-and-shoot photography.

Smart Flash Exposure improves natural and ambient lighting in every shot, intelligently adjusting flash exposure to suit the subject and the shooting conditions. In daylight, for example, Smart Flash Exposure will detect and eliminate harsh facial shadows created when light reaches people at an angle, automatically engaging the flash to brighten up any poorly lit features. Flash power is also controlled during macro shooting, preventing over exposure and retaining image detail of subjects shot from a very short distance.

Face Detection Technology makes it easy to take pictures of friends, tracking faces and providing correct exposure and focus for the best results. Face Select & Track allows one face to be given priority over others in a group if required, while Red-Eye Correction identifies and corrects red eyes, making sure everyone looks their best. The smart FaceSelf-Timer feature allows the photographer to be included in group photos, only taking the shot when an extra face has entered the frame.

Creative shooting with minimum effort
A range of creative shooting features includes the new Low Light mode, which provides improved performance in challenging lighting conditions at 2.0 Megapixel resolution. The new Super Vivid mode injects new life into subjects, adding colour to images to provide a dramatic, enriched effect. The cameras also feature the new Poster Effect mode, which reduces the number of colours to create retro-looking, poster-style images.

The PowerShot A3100 IS makes it easy to navigate menus, with on-screen Hints & Tips providing simple explanations of camera functions for superb ease-of-use.

In addition to high-quality images, both the PowerShot A3100 IS and the PowerShot A3000 IS capture video at VGA resolution with sound, offering users the ability to go beyond stills. Both models feature comprehensive software packages, including an integrated YouTube™ upload function, for sharing videos online quickly and easily.

For the first time in a PowerShot A series model, the new models both feature Lithium-ion battery packs. Lightweight and rechargeable, Lithium-ion battery packs are slim and easier to carry, and provide the convenience of being able to be charged on demand. Both cameras are also compatible with SDHC and SDXC storage cards, offering up to 2TB (SDXC only) of convenient and reliable memory that users can take anywhere.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY – share your stories
Owners of the new PowerShot A3100 IS and PowerShot A3000 IS are entitled to free
membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online facility for sharing photos and video. Users can take advantage of up to 2GB of personal storage capacity, creating enough room for hundreds of high-quality images. Mobile browsing is also supported, making it easy for friends and family to view photos on the move.

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Smart, fun and easy – Canon launches the new PowerShot A495 and PowerShot A490

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Canon has refreshed its budget, 'A series' with the launch of the A490 and A495. The cameras replace the A480 and share a 10 megapixel sensor, 37-122mm equivalent (3.3x) zoom lens and 2.5" LCD. The A495, available in more color options, offers slightly more sophisticated face detection, a 'face timer' feature and two additional scene modes. Both models will accept the forthcoming SDXC memory format.


London, UK, 5th January 2010 – Canon today announces the launch of the new PowerShot A495 and PowerShot A490 – a duo of affordable and user-friendly compact digital cameras designed for fun, everyday use. Replacing the popular PowerShot A480, the new models combine a subtle, soft-edged design with a genuine Canon lens and a range of intelligent automatic features – packing impressive performance into a small, lightweight body.

Available in silver (both models), red and blue (PowerShot A495 only), both new models offer a 10.0 Megapixel sensor and genuine Canon 3.3x optical zoom lens, producing large, detailed images. Smart Auto mode takes care of picture settings automatically, and a bright, vivid 6.2cm (2.5”) LCD display makes it simple to frame, capture and share images.

Smart Auto – simply point and shoot
Effortless shooting is guaranteed by Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology, which automatically recognises shooting conditions and applies the optimum picture settings required to get the perfect shot. The PowerShot A495 automatically detects up to 18 different shooting scenes, while PowerShot A490 can detect up to 13 – producing great results whether shooting on a sunny day, capturing a subject at a close range, or at night. Taking care of all picture settings so the user doesn’t have to, Smart Auto makes photography easier than ever.

i-Contrast technology detects difficult lighting conditions – ensuring that light or darker areas are captured in detail in the final image – while Smart Flash Exposure automatically adjusts flash levels to suit both the subject and conditions. In daylight, for example, Smart Flash Exposure will detect and eliminate shadows on a face caused by bright sunlight, automatically engaging the flash to ensure everyone looks their best.

Advanced Face Detection Technology – multiple faces, multiple uses
Face Detection Technology makes it easy to get perfect group shots, recognising multiple faces and making sure everyone is well-exposed, natural and in focus. Red-eye Correction also detects and removes any red-eye in images after the shot has been taken, making friends and family look great at all times. A clever FaceSelf-Timer feature, available on the PowerShot A495, simplifies group shots by waiting until an additional face enters the frame before the shot is taken two seconds later – ensuring everyone can be part of the picture.

Simple, creative shooting – even in low light
Higher performance in dark situations is now achieved thanks to a new Low Light mode, which automatically sets the ISO at a reduced resolution to capture images in dark conditions. Motion Detection Technology also works to prevent blur when capturing moving subjects, allowing the most inexperienced user to get great, blur free images with ease.

The PowerShot A495 features two new, simple scene modes that give users the ability to instantly add further creativity to their shots. Poster Effect reduces the number of colours for an older, poster-style look from photos without the need for a computer. Super Vivid mode injects new life into subjects lacking vibrancy – adding a higher level of saturation to images to provide a dramatic, enriched effect.

Go beyond stills – shoot and share video with ease
In addition to high-quality images, both the PowerShot A495 and the PowerShot A490 are able to capture video at VGA resolution with sound. Both also feature a YouTube™ upload function in the supplied software package – providing the capacity to log-in and upload directly from the camera to the Internet via a computer. This enables video to be shared online for friends to see within minutes of being captured.

Each of the new PowerShots are compatible with SDHC and SDXC memory cards – with SDXC offering storage capacity of up to 2TB, allowing users to shoot thousands of images on a single card. Both models are powered by AA batteries, providing users with flexibility to keep plenty of power in reserve.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY – share your stories
Owners of the new PowerShot A495 and PowerShot A490 are entitled to free membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online facility for sharing photos and video. Users can take advantage of up to 2GB of personal storage capacity, creating enough room for hundreds of high-quality images. Mobile browsing is also supported, making it easy for friends and family to view photos on the move.

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Samsung NX10 launched and previewed

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Samsung has announced the NX10, the first of its NX series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The NX10 wraps a 14.6 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor up in a comparatively compact, DSLR-style body including an eye-level VGA resolution electronic viewfinder. It also features a 3.0" OLED screen, promising lower power consumption, a wider range of viewing angles and better contrast than LCD technology. It can also shoot 720p HD video with H.264 compression. The company has also launched an 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens, a 50-200mm telezoom and a 30mm F2 pancake lens for the camera, which uses a completely new lens mount. We've had a pre-production camera for a little while, so have produced a full preview (with sample images to follow later today) to give you an idea of what to expect from the little Korean camera.

Samsung unveils the next generation of camera – the NX10


The Samsung NX10’s innovative technology provides ‘best in class’ features with a large APS-Csize sensor, bright AMOLED screen and fast autofocus to give users ultimateperformance

Las Vegas, NV, January 4th, 2009: Samsung Digital Imaging Company Inc., today announced the Samsung NX10 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – an innovative digital camera that provides users with an interchangeable lens system and optimum image quality in a sleek, compact body. Delivering creativity without compromise, users can now be as creative as they want on the move, without having to compromise perfect images.

The NX10 incorporates a fast and decisive auto focus (AF), 14.6 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor and unique, large 3.0” AMOLED screen, allowing users to easily view their images, even in bright sunlight. Users can also record in HD movie to create the full story. Available in two colors, Noble Black and Titan Silver, the Samsung NX10 is small, light and ergonomically designed to ensure maximum portability for everyday use.

The Samsung NX10 ensures users never miss a moment, with one of the fastest AF in its class on the market. The company’s latest innovation, the new DRIMe II Pro engine and advanced AF algorithm, also provide ultra fast AF speed with the higher precision of contrast AF.

The Samsung NX10 has the heart of a DSLR embedded inside the compact frame of a digital camera, successfully integrating the APS-C size CMOS sensor with a mirrorless interchangeable lens, for a sleek, lightweight camera that users can easily take with them everywhere they go.

Consumers are not just limited to taking shots but can also tell their own stories in video format with HD movie recording (H.264 codec).

Samsung continues to extend the usage of AMOLED screens across many products, using a large 3.0” AMOLED screen in Samsung NX10. AMOLED provides easier viewing even in bright sunshine and at acute viewing angles, meaning users no longer need to shield their screen with their hand. The category leading screen also provides 10,000 times faster response rate than conventional LCDs, has a far lower power consumption and higher contrast ratio – 10,000:1 vs. 500:1.

“The new Samsung NX10 marks the start of the next generation of cameras,” said Mr. S J Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. “We know from our detailed research over several years that what consumers want from their cameras is evolving, which we’ve reflected in the development of the Samsung NX10. With specialist equipment open to everyone and no longer restricted solely to the professional, more and more people want to capture something creative and tell a story through their camera – but they also want something compact that they can carry round with them all day. The large sensor and the ultra fast auto focus give consumers the quality they demand as well as the compactness they want in one exceptional package.”

Mr. Park continued: “Samsung has always been quick to implement cutting edge technology and no more so when it comes to quality of images. For the first time in the market, Samsung has successfully integrated an APS-C size sensor into a compact body by eliminating the mirror box, meaning that our users can now be as creative as they want to be on the move without having to compromise on image quality.”

The Samsung NX10 also contains a range of intelligent features to put professional quality images within reach of the amateur photographer. The Samsung NX10 includes in-depth manual controls and also a Smart Auto function which automatically detects the surrounding environment of the shot and selects the right shoot mode. Its Smart Range feature also enables the user to vividly express both bright areas and dark areas in the same frame, and the Supersonic Dust Reduction system keeps those dust particles clear of the image sensor that can often impair an image. It even senses when the user brings the camera close to their face to look through the viewfinder, and puts the AMOLED screen on standby to conserve power.

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Samyang 8mm fish-eye and 85mm f/1.4 lenses designed for Olympus 4/3 system

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Korean lens makers Samyang Optics has announced plans to make its 8mm f3.5 fish-eye and 85mm f1.4 lenses in the Four Thirds mount. Already available in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts, the manual focus lenses will be available by the end of March 2010. Polish importer Delta has started distributing Samyang's lens range across Europe, with London Camera Exchange selling exclusively to the UK market.


Cracow: Samyang company has informed that new lenses: Samyang 8mm f3.5 fish-eye and Samyang 85mm f1.4 with a mount for Olympus 4/3, have been released to the market. The lenses complete the series of mounts designed for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax.

Apart from adjusted bayonet, optics in the products will remain the same. Both lenses will be available with manual focusing. Delta company, the general distributor of the Samyang products, shall be responsible for sales in Europe. Both lenses will become available at the end of March 2010.

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Top 50 gadgets of Consumer Electronics Show 2010

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Consumer Electronics Show is one of the largest and most important on the ground. This year, the show took place in the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 2,000 members of the various sector of the electronics industry from more than 140 countries around the world including the United States, Canada and Mexico and participated in the exhibition. The show has ended, but the new products and trends that have been found in the exhibition will continue throughout the year. In this post, I am going to write about some of the products offered in the highest CES 2010, that would shape the future of the technology industry. I compiled a list of the various different sites and blogs. Here we go

1. Panasonic's VT25 series 3D-compatible flat-panel HDTV: Panasonic unveiled its 3D compatible television set in CES 2009. This year, Panasonic launched its 3D capable HDTV series known as the Panasonic VT25 series. It took away the Best of CES 2010 Award.

2. Wi-Di: The wireless display from Intel received CNET People’s Voice Award. Using an Intel laptop and Intel Core processor, the user can stream video, images and music from laptop or television without being connected by a wire.

3. MyFord touch interface: Ford’s MyFord Touch Interface was nominated for the best of CES 2010 in car tech category. Vehicles equipped with MyFord will have two 4.2 inch color LCDs- one mounted in the instrument cluster and the other in the center of the dashboard. The former shows vehicle information such as engine speed, temperature and trip data while the latter shows audio, phone and navigation information.

4. Motorola Backflip: Motorola Backflip, a new Android based smartphone from Motorola, was nominated for the Best of CES 2010 in cellphones and smartphones category. The phone has QWERTY keyboard and opens like a book. When closed, you would not have to open the phone to access the keyboard, it is situated on the back of the phone.

5. Lenovo IdeaPad U1: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid laptop has a detachable display which has its own battery and processor and acts as a tablet PC. When joined with the base, it works was a notebook with more than eight hours of backup.

6. The Eye-Fi Pro X2 memory card: The Eye-Fi Pro X2 is a Wi-Fi enabled memory card. It can transfer images and files to computer without any wire and automatically deletes files from camera once they are uploaded.

7. Dell’s Alienware M11x: In the gaming section, Dell’s Alienware M11x gaming laptop became the Best of CES 2010. The laptop comes with a 11.6 inch screen. It comes with switchable graphics including NVIDIA GT335 CPU. The device cost less than $1000.

8. Picowatt Wi-Fi smart plugs: This smart plug won the Best of CES 2010 award in the green tech category. It helps users to monitor home energy and cut electricity bills.

9. The LG BD590 Blu-Ray player: In home theatre category, the LGBD950 Blur-ray player won the best award. The player comes with 250 GB hard drive that enables you to store photos and music.

10. Tivit: Valups’ Tivit transmitter took the Best of CES 2010 awards in the MP3 and portable media players category. The Tivit mobile TV receiver, enables the user to view mobile broadcast on notebook, netbook, smartphone and personal mobile device. User would have to install a dedicated application software called Tivit Mobile TV Viewer on his device.

11. Nyko Wand: The Nyko Wand is a wireless motion sensing one-handed controller. Made for Nintendo Wii, the device features Trans-Port Technology. The device gives its user complete control of all the Nintendo Wii compatible software menus that full motion control support, vibration feedback, and built-in speaker. It can be used by both right and left hands.

12. Razer Sixense ultra precise motion controller: High-end games accessories developer, Razer, in collaboration with Sixense Entertainment, developed the new Razer Sixense Ultra Precise Motion controller. It is a magnetic motion controller. By creating an electromagnetic field, the two-controller set up can create exact movements on the screen aside from supporting gesture based commands. Here is a video clip of the device:

Razer and Sixense's new motion controller is freakin awesome from CrunchGear on Vimeo.

13. AR Drone: The AR Drone, produced by a French company named Parrot, was the “hottest CES 2010 iPhone accessory,” It is a quadricopter, meaning a small helicopter with four blades. With your iPhone or iPod touch you can control it.

14. Samsung transparent laptop: Samsung unveiled a semi-transparent OLED laptop with a 14 inch display that allows 40% of light to pass through when it is turned off. It can work like a regular screen but you can also see through it. Samsung claimed that the display is the largest OLED display in the world. Here is a video clip of the product:

15. Zomm: It is a wireless leash for your mobile phones that reminds you of your cellphone and keeps you from losing it. It also serves as a Bluetooth speaker. Aside from your phones, you can attach the device with your keys.

16. HP tablet PC: On the eve of the CSE 2010, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, unveiled, the HP tablet PC, touted as Slate PC. It is a multi-touch device that can play movies and perform other computing functions. The device also comes with a Kindle software and allows you to read books on a color touchscreen.

17. Apple shaped television: Hannspree, a Chinese company, came up with two HD TVs with unusual designs- one Apple shaped and the other Polar bear shaped. The 28 inch Apple shaped television was released in September 2009, the television features 16:10 wide-screen format, full HD resolution, and high contrast (800:1).

18. HTC HD2: The popular HTC HD2 Windows mobile was first unveiled in CTIA Fall 2009 trade show. The smartphone, running on Windows Mobile 6.5, sports 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3 inch 480×800 high resolution display, multi-touch supporting browser and photo viewer, had been officially launched in the U.S on January 6, 2009 at the CES. T-Mobile, the official carrier of Google Nexus One, will be selling the phone.

19. Megazoom cameras: Megazoom cameras were another major attraction at the CES. Sony displayed its Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V pocket megazoom camera that comes with Sony G 25mm-equivalent lens with a 10x optical zoom, a 10-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and built-in GPS and compass. Then there was the 14-megapixel Samsung CL80 with 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen and 7X-optical-zoom lens (31mm to 217mm). Casio brought its Exilim EX-FH100 sporting a high-speed back-illuminated 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor.

20. Sanyo VPC-CS1: The new Sanyo VPC-CS1 is the smallest, lightest and thinnest dual camera in the world. The camera weighs 5oz and has a volume of 126cc and 1.06 inch thick. It comes with 8-megapixel lens with 10x zoom, digital image stabilizer, Face-Chaser etc. The device will be hit the market in February.

21. HP Mini 5102: It is the first touch-enabled netbook from HP made for business professionals. The 2.6 pound machine comes with a 95 percent of full-size QWERTY keyboard, Intel Atom N450 processor and 10.1-inch diagonal LED display available in either WSVGA or HD(2) resolutions.

22. Alex e-book reader: On Janury 7, 2009, Spring Design unveiled its dual-screen Alex e-book reader. The company announced that it will be released on February 22, 2010. The e-reader has 3.5 inch color LCD screen on the bottom for navigation and a large 6-inch EPD screen for reading books.

23. Plastic Logic QUE e-book reader: On January 7, 2009, Plastic Logic unveiled its QUE e-book reader. The device will come to the market in April 2010.

24. Boxee Box: D-Link’s Boxee Box was unveiled in December 2009. Designed by Astro Studios, the sunken cube like design gave it a unique look. Boxee is a popular home media management software with a huge ten feet user interface that enables user to stream internet video on TV.

25. Imation wireless product: Codenamed “Wave,” this product of Imation, designed like a shark fin enables you to stream Internet Video on your television without any wire. Its USB dongle sends audio and video up to 30 feet from the source computer. The shark fin receiver connected to the TV by HDMI. The device will come to the market in March 2010.

26. Pebble: Another smooth rock shaped media stream from D-Link, that allows you to play video, see still photos, show security camera feeds and enjoy music from connected devices at your home. Introduced on January 6, 2010, the device will hit the market in June 2010.

27. Popbox: Digital entertainment solutions provider, Syabas, released Popbox media streamer. The small box shaped device has a very simple control. Aside from connecting to Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and MLB, it pulls down meta data from IMDB.

28. Sensia: British company, Pure brought Sensia, an attractive device with a 5.7 inch 640X480 pixel color touchscreen that runs PURE’s Lounge Internet radio and media portal. It also has a remote control. The device costs $349.

29. Skylight Smartbook: At the CES 2010, Lenovo brought its new line of notebooks and smartbook. The Lenovo Skylight Smartbook is one of the most talked about products of the CES 2010. The Skyligh Smartbook sports a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with integrated 20GB flash drive and 2GB free online storage capacity.

30. HP smartbook: HP also unveiled its Android powered smartbook running on Android 1.5 or 1.6.Weighing only 2.2 lbs, the device has a 10 inch resistive touchscreen and a stunning 12 hour battery backup. The prototype showed on CES runs on Snapdragon processor.

31. MSI dual-screen netbooks: MSI unveiled its two prototype dual-screen netbooks with 7-inch screen and 10-inch LCD touch screens. The device can be used either as a netbook or e-book reader. It runs on Windows 7 and have Intel Menlow microprocessors.


32. Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700: The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 Solves the problem of laptop overheating and poor speaker quality. Now, would not feel uneasy to work with your laptop placing your lap. The device will be launched in February and it would cost $80.

33. NVIDIA Tegra chips: NVIDIA unveiled its second-generation Tegra 2 chip. SOC (System On Chip). The chip features dual-core ARM Cortex A9 microprocessors and eight independent processors. Devices running on this processor can give 140 hours worth of music playback or 16 hours of HD video playback on one single charge.

34. Sprint Overdrive wireless router: Sprint unveiled its Overdrive wireless WiMax router at the show that would allow users to connect any Wi-Fi enabled to device to its Sprint’s WiMax or 3G network. It can link up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.

35. Pandigital Portable Printer: The Pandigital Portable Printer uses Zink (Zero-ink technology). It prints images on 4X6 inch papers. Though small, the printer can print high quality prints.

36. HDTV with video conferencing and voice call support: At the CES 2010, LG and Panasonic announced their partnership with Skype. Under this deal, the two companies will produce HDTVs that will come with embedded Skype software. Connected with the Internet with a data transfer rate of 1Mbps, the television would allow users to do videoconferencing and making VOIP calls.

37. Sony SD cards: Sony unveiled a new range of SD/SDHC and microSD/microSDHC memory cards at CES 2010. Sony, since 1998, has been producing memory sticks, but they are not very popular. Finally, Sony has given up to the industry pressure and churned out its memory cards.

38. Panasonic Twin-lens Full HD 3D camcorder: Along with its 3D compatible HDTV sets, Panasonic unveiled world’s first professional-level 3D camcorder. With a hefty price tag of $21000, Panasonic will customize the camera according to its buyer’s choice. The company will start taking order in April 2010.

39. M-Edge case for Kindle: Accessories producer, M-Edge introduced a waterproof protective case for Amazon Kindle reader. Named Guardian, the protective can even float on water in upright position. You would not face any problem to use the keys of your Kindle.

40. Entourage eDge tablet: Entourage Systems unveiled what it calls worlds first “dualbook.” The eDge comes with two different size screens- 9.7inch and 10 inch. The former is for reading e-books and the later for netbook. The device will hit the market in February.

41. Sony Vaio W ‘Eco edition’ netbook: Sony unveiled its Sony Vaio W netbook series with the Eco Edition. The netbook is made of environment friendly materials such as recycled plastic parts, 10.1 inch mercury free LED-backlit display.


42. The LBO Light Touch: Light Blue Optics unveiled a laser based pico projector in conjunction with an infrared sensor beams a touch sensitive display on any flat surface. Size of a pocket camcorder the gadget has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, 2GB storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD.

43. Magic Jack: YMAX Corp. introduced Magic Jack, a femtocell device, Magic Jack. Connected to a cell phone or smartphone the device allows the user to access the Internet through the MagicJack Voice Network instead of the carrier network to which the user subscribed to. The device will come to the market at the second quarter of 2010.

44. Hydrofill: Horizon produces educational toys on hydrogen fuel cells. The company unveiled Hydrofill, a desktop low-pressurized hydrogen maker. It can produce up to ten liters in one hour. The hydrogen produced is then injected into battery like devices which plugged into a charger can be used to run various handheld devices and computers.

45. Solar chargers: At CES 2010, a host of companies came with their own solar charger systems. Regen displayed its ReNu solar charging set. Set to hit the market in June, the device integrates a 6-Watt solar panel and a battery.

46. Powermat: Tired of all the adopters and multi-plugs in your house? With Powemat now you can charge your cellphones and other electronic devices without using any wire. Previously, Powermat required special battery cover to connect users’ devices with its power pad. Now it will be able to charge Motorola Droid and HTC myTouch 3G with their custom battery covers.


47. Touch Revolution Nimble NIM1000: Touch Revolution Nimble NIM1000 is a system that allows any Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to equip their products with Android user interfaces, 3D graphics and advanced animations. The Touch Revolution Nimble NIM1000 runs on Android 1.5.

48. ASUS NX90 Bang & Olufsen notebook: ASUS NX90 Bang & Olufsen notebook sports polished aluminum exterior, 18.4-inch HD screen with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The notebook has two touchpads to the sides of the keyboard. Each of the touchpads has its own pair of physical mouse buttons.

49. Kodak Playsport: Kodak unveiled its Playsport pocket HD camcorder; a follow up to its Zi8 and Zx1 pocket camcorders. The Playsport is a rugged mini-camcorder that can record full 1080p HD clips at 30fps. It can also take 5 mega-pixel HD still pictures.

50. Prologic QUE Proreader: At the CES 2010, DMC Worldwide, a leading consumer technology company unveiled their COPIA e-book reader suite. The e-book readers, branded OCEAN and TIDAL offers a wide range of e-book readers coming with options from 3G to Wi-Fi, with keyboard and large screen vs. pocketsized.

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