Author Archives: SlashGear Team


Insider Talk: Wrapsol non-slip grip pad

Insider Talk: Wrapsol non-slip grip pad

We were here at ShowStoppers 2012 in CES with Wrapsol. Today they unveiled the Wrapsol non-slip grip pad. We've seen products that do essentially the same thing before, but not with their superb 'tactile' technology. Tactilla isn't velcro or adhesive. It creates a wider surface area and tension so that i can even grip clothing.

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Up close with the Kogeto iCONIC for Galaxy Nexus

Up close with the Kogeto iCONIC for Galaxy Nexus

Kogeto had previously released the iCONIC for the iPhone 4 and 4S in the middle of 2011, but now they are expanding their 360 panoramic video to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This version is just like the original model, except in the way it attaches to the device. After talking with their representatives, they haven't quite decided on the best way to fasten it onto the phone.

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SafePlug offers remote control of you home’s electricity

SafePlug offers remote control of you home’s electricity

SafePlug offers a way to remotely access the outlets in your home. The SafePlug outlet can be mounted like a normal outlet, or just plug into an existing one. Through an included program, owners will be able to see precisely how much power is used - and from what is using it. Paired with the Nest home thermostat monitoring system, this could really help save some money.

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Sony XPERIA S hands-on

Sony XPERIA S hands-on

The Sony XPERIA S is the second smartphone released by the manufacture, alongside the XPERIA Ion LTE. Though this version doesn't have 4G LTE, it takes advantage of HSPA+ for up to 21MBps speeds. The most noticeable difference of the XPERIA S was how much thinner it was than the Ion, and of course that see-through glow along the bottom of the casing.

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Sony XPERIA SmartWatch hands-on

Sony XPERIA SmartWatch hands-on

This isn't Sony's first watch running Android OS, and it definitely shows it. There are many improvements in Sony's XPERIA SmartWarch over the former Sony LiveView - most noticeably the fully featured touchscreen display. The LiveView had side gestures instead. The SmartWatch has retained the underneath clip, and still connects syncs with your phone through Bluetooth.

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Huawei Ascend P1, hands-on

Huawei Ascend P1, hands-on

Unlike the Huawei Ascend P LTE, the Ascend P1 doesn't sport 4G LTE capabilities or an extended screen absent of softkeys. However, the 4.3" screen on the P1 is truly dedicated to your tasks. Even though it doesn't rock LTE, it is capable of HSPA+ speeds of up to 21Mbps - which is still good.

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Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

We were here at the Huawei booth and noticed the latest version of their Ascend line of phones. The Ascend P LTE looks strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and even runs an untouched version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS was still pretty buggy, but it was definitely not a letdown.

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Play by Native Union, hands-on

Play by Native Union, hands-on

Post-it notes are great, but they'll never be able to give the same interaction as the "Play" by Native Union. Instead of leaving a message on the counter for a friend or family member, those with a Play can just quickly record themselves for video playback later. The Play has a magnetic black panel, so it can easily attach to your refrigerator.

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Gametel adds a wireless controller to your smartphone

Gametel adds a wireless controller to your smartphone

Unlike other wireless gaming controllers, Gametel includes a universal built-in dock for any smartphone. The controller is compatible with tablets as well - but you can't dock it in. Sometimes it's not practical to play some of the more intense games on iOS, Android, or PC with a touchscreen, and a D-Pad with buttons can make a world of difference.

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Parrot’s ZIK by Starck hands-on

Parrot’s ZIK by Starck hands-on

Parrot has announced premium quality wireless headphones with features not currently offered on other headsets. Behind both earmuffs resides microphones providing 'anti-noise' to help regulate unwanted sounds. They also suggest the audio 'Concert Hall Effect' will provide a live-sound experience.

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Goal ZERO Sherpa 50 offers solar solution to laptop charging

Goal ZERO Sherpa 50 offers solar solution to laptop charging

The Sherpa 50 by Goal ZERO offers a way to power all of you peripherals from one lightweight portable hub. It only weighs in at 0.9 lbs - half the weight of the previous model. It has a 50 watt power capacity, and is obviously small enough to slip into your backpack or handbag.

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Canon PowerShot G1 X hands-on

Canon PowerShot G1 X hands-on

Earlier Canon officially confirmed the PowerShot G1 X, and here at Pepcom: Digital Experience we were able to get hands-on. It compared to previous models in the G series, the G1 X is a bit larger and has a very decent compact-fixed lens. With its 14.3 megapixel CMOS sensor it would be perfect for any intermediate level photographer.

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