CES 2013

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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Vivitek announces Qumi Q7 HD pocket projector, we go hands-on

Vivitek announces Qumi Q7 HD pocket projector, we go hands-on

If you're into the portable projectors, Vivitek might be a name you're familiar with, and they just announced a new "pocket protector" called the Qumi Q7. We ended up getting our hands on the new device, and while the mini projector isn't really worthy of fitting in a pocket, it's still small enough that you can easily take anywhere without hassle.

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Panasonic 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet hands-on

Panasonic 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet hands-on

Panasonic has jumped on the 4K bandwagon, but not just in TVs: the company has a ridiculously appealing 4K Windows 8 tablet at CES, squeezing 3840 x 2160 pixels into a 20-inch frame. Officially a prototype, though one which Panasonic tells us is very likely to see production, the unnamed slate may not fit into your purse like an iPad mini, but it does have some compelling applications in graphic design, video editing, architecture, and more. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Thought Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV was huge? Wait ’til you see the 110-incher…

Thought Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV was huge? Wait ’til you see the 110-incher…

Samsung's Ultra HD TV reveal at CES yesterday was certainly impressive, but the company only brought out its "smallest" set to show on stage - there's a 110-inch behemoth waiting in the wings. Having joked that the larger model - which sits at the top of a three set line-up, with a 95-incher in-between - wouldn't fit through the doors of the conference hall where it held its opening presentation, Samsung saved the largest Ultra HD for an eye-searing display on its stand.

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Turtle Beach PX51, XP510, SEVEN series hands-on

Turtle Beach PX51, XP510, SEVEN series hands-on

Turtle Beach has made a big appearance here at CES 2013 by announcing several new headsets that are both wireless and wired. The company announced a new headset specifically for Xbox 360 gamers, as well as an exclusive option for PlayStation 3 gamers as well. They also announced the SEVEN series for consoles, PCs, and mobile platforms that include “tournament-grade” quality and functionality. We ended up stopping by the company's booth and getting some hands-on time with the new products.

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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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Samsung DV150F point-and-shoot with front-facing display hands-on

Samsung DV150F point-and-shoot with front-facing display hands-on

The Samsung DV150F is one of several cameras revealed this week carrying the ability to work with the company's SMART CAMERA 2.0 software. Here we're finding that even more enticing than the promise of next-generation sharing abilities is the display sitting on the front of the machine, giving us the ability to take full-on self-shots without the need of a mirror or a rather sizable flip screen. This machine was available for our perusal this week at the Digital Experience show put on by the folks at Pepcom during CES 2013 - have a peek!

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