As another Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas (TMO’s Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet are on location and will be filing reports), Apple’s lack of participation once again weighs heavily on the proceedings; the company hasn’t exhibited at the show since 1994. San Francisco Chronicle columnist James Temple says that ultrabooks will be a major factor this year, thanks to the success of Apple’s MacBook Air.
LAS VEGAS - We’re wrapping up our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES with eight tablets that Intel was demonstrating. These were a mix of Windows and Android-powered devices, and they include one device (the Motion CL900) that we already covered from Microsoft’s booth, for a total of 51 tablets we were able to round up.
LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we have five tablets being shown off by Microsoft (only four of them are new to our Count, bringing). These tablets are the real deal in that they are definitely going to ship, if they haven’t already, and we got two added bonuses compared to the Android tablets we saw in other parts of CES: We could touch them and they were turned on and operational.
LAS VEGAS — Dexim is doing its part to help environmentally conscious iPhone users charge their battery and cut down on wasted electricity with the Visible Green Charger it showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Along with the ability to auto-power down when not in use, the charger cable lights up with a flowing stream of blue light when juice is flowing to your iPhone.
LAS VEGAS — Electric outlets aren’t easy to come by in the back country, so nPower came up with the idea of converting the kinetic energy generated by walking into electric cells that can be used to recharge your iPhone. The company’s PEG fits in your backpack and powers its charging cell from your own movement.
LAS VEGAS — Apple’s Magic Mouse connects wirelessly to your computer via Bluetooth, and two companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are making it easy to recharge the pointing device’s batteries without any cords, too.
LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we have seven tablets from a Shenzhen, China company called Homeland that range in size from 7” to 10”, bringing our count to 40 tablets. Unlike many of the other companies we’ve covered in this series, Homeland had detailed specs for each of their tablets, but none of them were turned on.
LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we have four more devices from the Shenzhen district of China, three Android devices and one Windows device. Unfortunately we weren’t able to see any of them actually working, but one company did, at least, let us see some specs.
LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we bring you have five more, bringing to 29 so far. These five were from Kneehigh Technologies, another company from the Shenzhen district in China. Like most of the other companies in the Shenzhen area of CES, Kneehigh wouldn’t give us any specs on the devices.
LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we bring you three more tablets from a company called Shouying. We know they run Android OS 2.2, and we know that the screen sizes are 5.5”, 7”, and 10”. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything else because the company wouldn’t tell us any more. No specs, no pricing, nor availability.
TMO Weekly Sponsor
TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-31: Tidal’s Entry into the Streaming Music Game
There's a new streaming music service in town, and this time it's run by artists. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton…
TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-30: Tim Cook and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Law
Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act and against other laws that support discrimination.…
Hear From TMO