The gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye at CES
From genuine 3D technology to slick new e-readers, these products are the best of the crop from this year's International Consumer Electronics show. Get all CES news here.
The need for speed
For data speed demons, USB 3.0 - announced by a slew of vendors - is shaping up as a promising connection interface.
Our early tests of Western Digital's new My Book 3.0 revealed a desktop hard drive with plenty of performance mojo.
While WD's first USB 3.0 product is a desktop 3.5in drive, I'm personally looking forward to Seagate's Black Armor PS110, a portable 2.5in drive; over an actual USB 3.0 port, such as that announced on some HP models, this drive can run, unpowered, at faster speeds than its USB 2.0 cousins.
Melissa J Perenson
Intel cuts the cord
Intel's Wireless Display is exactly what it sounds like - a laptop equipped with the technology to connect to your TV at the push of a button.
But there's no magic here, since the laptop is actually streaming to an adapter connected to your TV.
One caveat: Streaming is unprotected, so it doesn't yet support protected content such as Blu-rays and DVDs. Dell, Sony and Toshiba will be releasing laptops featuring the technology on January 17.
- The gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye
- Full-featured pocket megazooms
- E-reader done right
- An avalanche of e-books
- Boxee gets boxed
- A media streamer in zen clothing
- Internet radio revived
- Double displays
- Stalking the wild gadget
- Behind the tablet craze
- A pocket-sized printer
- Sony (finally!) Says hello to SD cards
- The need for speed