CES 2013 : NEWS


The Craziest iPad Accessory Ever : iPotty For Your Child

CTA Digital have taken the iPad accessories’ range to a whole new level. Among other random accessories at display what caught the attention of the attendees was – the iPotty.


Revolutionary Potty training for toddlers? We won’t wait and see.

The iPotty training system has a built-in case for an iPad and the good folks at CTA Digital say it is the perfect way to keep your toddler sitting and concentrating on the job at hand. The concept behind iPotty is to attach the iPad to the accessory, open the app and make your child sit, and then of course wait for it. With this effort CTA Digital have certainly made an attempt to commercialize potty training on the iPad.

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Free internet At 4G Speeds Is Now A Reality

FreedomPop exhibited at the CES 2013 have thrown in their bomb in the middle of the industry.

FreedomPop are in this for real.

FreedomPop are in this for real.

The device is available at $99 for its instant wireless network  and all one needs to do is to plug it in to a power source and its ready to go. This includes 500 megabytes of data per month, to be provided by Sprint, FREE forever, yes you read that right free for life. However if you need more you can always create an account at $10 per GB, or for intense internet users there is a $60 per month for a 10 GB plan.

Titanoboa Takes On Mondo Spider

CES 2013 was begging for its share of a monstrous product, and it got one, wait, it got two – A giant snake and an eight legged monstrous spider. Yes the weird just got wackier at the CES.

Paul_Mirocha's rendering of the prehistoric snake.

Paul Mirocha’s rendering of the prehistoric snake.

Canadian robotic design house eatArt has come up with the Titanoboa a robotic snake based on the legend of a prehistoric creature that was 50 foot long. The robotic spider is 8 legged as expected and scared as hell of the serpent, as it should be. This snake being 35 feet long, eatArt team intends to reach the full length in a year or so.

Check out the clash of the titans (well sort of) in the video released by eatArt.

Scosche introduces boomBottle : A Bluetooth speaker for bikes

This tops our “what’s the use?” product list, because we couldn’t really find any reasonable reason why someone would buy a bottle that doubles up as a Bluetooth speaker and can be strapped to a bicycle. It has 10 hours of audio playback, and it doubles as a speakerphone with a built-in microphone. There’s also a 3.5mm input jack for playing music from an external source. So they want people to carry speakers around in public places? Seriously is this a consumer product?

boomBottles. (Credit - theverge)

boomBottles. (Credit – theverge)

Want a 20 inch tablet? Panasonic’s latest offering.

Panasonic’s keynote speech at CES 2013 was nothing short of big – literally. They introduced a 20 inch tablet that is powered by Windows Phone 8, is half inch in thickness and has 4K resolution. If that’s not enough the tablet will allow users to update content directly in the cloud. It is likely to be an enterprise level hardware and Panasonic refers to designers as its primary market. The cost hasn’t been revealed yet, but we are pretty sure only those with deep pockets will have easy access to this giant of a tablet.


Panasonic’s 2o inch tablet on display at CES 2013.

Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor, Grid Gaming System makes its debut at CES

Nvidia introduces the Tegra 4 quad-core processor, a chip that is based on the Cortex-A15 design and boasts of 72 graphics cores, yes you read that right 72 cores. They also debuted the Grid Gaming System, an Android-based handheld game console that allows you to connect  to the Internet and play games in the cloud.

“Cloud gaming is an industry that is about to come to fruition. It’s taken us five years to make it possible,” – Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Tegra 4 Powered by Nvidia.

Read the full story on The Wall Street Journal.

Wii U selling steadily : Nintendo Preisdent

Nintendo Co.’s president Satoru Iwata has said that the company’s Wii U gaming console was selling steadily at the end of the year 2012.

“At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn’t as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom. But sales are not bad, and I feel it’s selling steadily” – Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

Credit : Pocketlint

Credit : Pocketlint

Read the full story on Reuters.

Consumer Electronics is a four horse race : Accenture

A survey by Accenture has revealed that the future belongs to four device categories namely PCs, smartphones, tablets and TVs. The survey noted that single function devices like cameras, game consoles, Blu-ray/DVD players will become extinct soon and the consumer electronics market would become a “four horse race”.

“[CE manufacturers] need to focus squarely on innovative devices with multiple applications” – Accenture Report

CE is a 4 horse race : Accenture.

CE is a 4 horse race : Accenture.

Read the full story on ZDNet.

Griffin introduces PowerDock 5 : Charge up to five devices at any one time

Griffin has showcased a power dock at CES 2013 which it calls PowerDock 5 and rightly so, because it allows you to charge 5 devices at the same time. So if you are one of those iFans worrying about your iLife running out of battery, worry no more – power your iDevices all at once.

PowerDock 5 by Griffin.

PowerDock 5 by Griffin.

Read the full story on Cult of Mac.

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