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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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