Posted by: kurtsh | January 11, 2011

INFO: CES 2011 – A day 3 summary of the South Hall 1, 2, 3, and part of 4

South Hall is the home automation stuff along with computer peripherals and the infamous massage chairs and junk like that.  I spent less time in this hall than Central Hall since Central is where the meat and potatoes are at.


  • Keytec MagicTouch. Uses lasers to target enemies on games. Optir touch screen overlays TVs or displays. $500.
  • for all of Keytec’s products. Laser or touch. Good technology, horrible marketing.
  • Sleek Audio. Wow. Custom headsets single/dual driver. 3 swappable bass/treble modules. $80-$275.
  • Sleek Audio cont. SaPRO model custom fit/design for your ear. 3wk turnaround. Custom levels for hearing levels.
  • Sleek Audio cont. Custom cable for phone microphone avail in 3 months. Optimze speakers and fit, swap cable for the source. COOL!
  • iPONT 3D TV. Without glasses. Concept only. 100% compatible with all 3D content.
  • Video EFx 2D to 3D converter box. Takes live 2D signals, interprets them as 3D. Works but is it worth $399?
  • Verizon 4G LTE capable smartphone. "HTC Thunderbolt" w/ DLNA, Mobile Hotspot, Skype, Video calling, Android 2.2.
  • HTC Thunderbolt cont. LED backlight 8GB eMmC, 768MB RAM, 32GM MicSD, Qualcomm MSM8655 1GHZ, CDMA, 1400mAh LiIon, 8Mp cam & 1.3Mp front cam.
  • BTW: HTC Thunderbolt coming in March. No price announced.
  • Blackberry. Big crowd. Guess why? "Playbook". 1st public viewing.
  • Blackberry TI OMAP dual core. Very smooth. Only WiFi, no commitment of tethering. (Depending on carriers, swdev)


  • Blackberry Playbook. Based on QNX… not BlackberryOS. No replaceable battery. 3Mp front cam, 5Mp back cam.
  • Commentary: No compat w/ existing BB apps, totally new OS w/out dev community, no cellular transceiver, NO INTL RELEASE = Blackberry’s done.
  • Playbook cont. Will have exclusive contract with Sprint. That doesn’t change things tho. Ppl are
  • Plantronics Voyager PRO UC… Multipoint UC/Desktop & Cell phone headset. PROplus provides A2DP merged stereo.



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