Author Archives: Eric Abent


ZTE Grand S LTE hands-on

ZTE Grand S LTE hands-on

There are naturally a ton of smartphones on display here at CES 2013, but we couldn't come to the show and not pay a visit to ZTE - especially when the company has its new Grand S phablet on the show floor. The Grand S LTE has been getting people excited ever since it was revealed last year, and even though it's no Galaxy Note II, it definitely worthy of all the attention its been getting.

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Archos GamePad hands-on

Archos GamePad hands-on

We're not exactly used to Archos making waves within the tablet industry, but the company definitely turned some heads when it announced its new GamePad last year. The idea is simple: make an Android tablet and give it physical controls for gaming. Mobile gamers frequently complain about touch controls and how they're not usually as good as dedicated controls, so why not?

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Razer Edge tablet looks to take PC gaming mobile for $999

Razer Edge tablet looks to take PC gaming mobile for $999

We've seen a few companies try their hands at tablet gaming, but now Razer is officially entering the space with its new Edge tablet. To say that the Edge is "new" is somewhat misleading, as we were introduced to a version of this tablet at CES 2012. Back then, it had been dubbed Project Fiona, but today, with the hardware locked down and plenty of accessories to talk about, Fiona is becoming the Edge.

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PowerA goes pro with new MOGA controller

PowerA goes pro with new MOGA controller

If you’re a mobile gamer, there’s a pretty good chance you’re familiar with the MOGA pocket controller for Android. Born out of a desire to provide gamers with a better method than typically spotty touch controls, the MOGA controller has made a name for itself in the mobile gaming space. In fact, many of you will remember a little incident from late last year, in which PowerA decided to offer the MOGA controller free for 24 hours. The rush to claim one was so great that it ended up crippling PowerA’s website within minutes of the promotion’s kick off, so it’s safe to say that the MOGA controller has found success with Android gamers.

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Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus is taking the spirit of CES to heart and then some, announcing six brand new cameras during the trade show. These cameras range from sleek and slim to tough and rugged, so there should be something for almost everyone with this new range. Cameras included in this grand CES 2013 showing include the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-630 iHS, Stylus SH-50MR iHS, Stylus SZ-16 iHS, and Stylus SZ-15, each of them prepared for a 2013 release. This week we got the opportunity to get our hands on the full lot.

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Blue Microphones launches Nessie with adaptive processing technology

Blue Microphones launches Nessie with adaptive processing technology

If you have experience issues with audio editing from time to time (as most of us almost certainly do), then you might want to give this new product from Blue Microphones a look. Dubbed Nessie, this new microphone aims to take the hassle out of audio editing and recording, offering a number of features that clean up your recording in real time. That sounds great as far as we're concerned, especially considering how much of a headache audio editing can be.

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Canon PowerShot N hands-on

Canon PowerShot N hands-on

Canon has a lot of stuff on display here at CES 2013, but it's introducing one new camera that's small in size but packs quite a few features. It goes by the name of the PowerShot N, and like the recently released Samsung Galaxy Camera, one of the biggest features of this camera is Internet connectivity. With the PowerShot N, you can not only connect to your social network and upload the photos you take with your camera, but you can also connect to other devices to view photos on those.

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Oculus Rift completes Unreal, Unity integration, reveals new prototype

Oculus Rift completes Unreal, Unity integration, reveals new prototype

The fine folks from Oculus VR are here at CES 2013, and though they don't have a ton of new details to announce, they are showing off their newest prototype of the much loved virtual reality headset. Keep in mind that the headset you're seeing isn't a final version, but with each new revision, we're getting closer and closer to a final product. Those who backed the Kickstarter will also like to know that the gang is still on track to ship developer models out in just a couple of months.

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Xi3 introduces 7 series modular computer, hints at partnership with Valve

Xi3 introduces 7 series modular computer, hints at partnership with Valve

Xi3 has taken some time at this year's Pepcom to reveal the new 7 series modular computer. The Xi3 7 series is comprised of the 5A and the 7A, with both pulling only 20 watts and each computer as a whole coming in at only 4-inches per side. This could mean big things for computing, and indeed, it seems that Xi3's goal is to make computing more accessible to a wider range of people.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch hands-on

Lenovo is announcing its fair share of brand new products at CES 2013, but its also giving some of its older products a refresh so they'll act as better Windows 8 machines. One such line of products getting a refresh is the Lenovo U series. This is essentially the same exact thing as older IdeaPad U310 models, but there's one key feature being added with this latest release: touch.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 hands-on

We already got to spend a little up-close-and-personal time with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, but now it's time to check out the latest in a long line of ThinkPads. Say hello to the new ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531, a couple of brand new Windows 8 laptops from Lenovo. The company revealed these two new laptops before CES 2013 kicked off, but today we received our first look at the OneKey technology the company has been pushing.

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