With 20,000 new products being introduced at 2013 International CES, this column could go on for a lifetime. If you don’t have that long, here are at least twelve new products you might want to check out.
You can’t buy it yet but WiTricity now enables you to light up your small electronics, your widescreen TV, even your electric car wirelessly. Seriously. Too complicated to describe here, but watch for it soon. Already Audi and Mitsubishi have begun to use the technology.
Live Scribe Sky now works wirelessly – loading your pen drawn notes right to Evernote in the cloud so you can see your hand drawn notes where ever you are.
The new Sony HDR-PJ790V camcorder is ready to deliver professional results in a super compact form factor. Read more here.
Look for the new MiFi 2 at your AT&T dealer. This new mobile hotspot can handle up to 10 users and comes with a touchscreen.
Eagle-Tech was showing their best selling wired and wireless speaker system. Wire it to your stereo and with a push of a button, you can be steaming live from your phone or tablet. Attached brackets on the back allow the speakers to be wall mounted as well. Look for the AR204B Bluetooth Speaker System at eagletechusa.com.
Z-board is a weight sensing skateboard. Lean Forward to Go. Lean Back to Stop. Up to 17 MPH, this baby will move. Just finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign.
Lenovo introduced the newest member of the Yoga line – the 11S. An 11-inch Ultrabook that runs the full Windows 8 operating system. See more here.
Luci is an emergency solar powered lighting system in a foldable disk that you can easily stick in a backpack. Four hours charging in the sun will provide plenty of bright light for up to 12 hours. Reuse it over and over. Light enough to hang from the ceiling of your tent. Only $16. Available on Amazon.
With i-FlashDrive you can copy files to and from your iPhone with ease. It’s a file manager, document viewer, text editor, voice recorder, video player and contact backup all-in-one. It will also stream your videos on Apple TV through AirPlay. Watch this column for a hands-on review very soon.
Eagle-Tech’s ARHP200BF foldable Bluetooth Headset is one compact, lightweight little marvel. Great sound quality in a lightweight package – you can listen to tunes and answer your phone with the built-in microphone. One charge lasts up to 13 hours. Comes with a protective case in a choice of six great colors- see them here.
GoalZero is just releasing their Sherpa 50 portable battery pack. With enough juice to recharge your laptop, it can be recharged via 110v or via the solar panel. See the video.
The new Polaroid iM1836 interchangeable-lens digital camera is the first to be powered by the Android operating system and will actually allow use of your existing DSLR lenses with a low cost adapter. See more here.
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