Garmin knows it can't count on the in-car navigation market to carry its fortunes, and so the company is ramping up its wearables focus, kicking off CES 2014 with the vivofit band. Tracking both movement and sleep, the vivofit hooks up to a computer via Bluetooth 4.0 or an ANT+ dongle, but the best news could be the battery life: Garmin says it'll last for a year on a single set of replaceable batteries.
It’s time to get up close and personal with the full collection of HTC One devices - and not just the different sizes. Here we’ve gotten the opportunity at CES 2014 to have a peek at (nearly) the entire set of HTC One color models save one: there’s a slightly different shade of Blue out there that we’ve only ever seen overseas. Here we’ve got gold vs gold, too - that’s 24kt gold vs the Amber Gold that’s coming to the UK imminently.
As the price of 4K televisions drop and related devices expand, the demand for consumer-level Ultra HD camcorders is increasing, with such functionality even making its way onto a few smartphones. Today Sony has introduced, in addition to its latest Action Cam model, the FDR-AX100, it's first compact 4K Handycam camcorder.
Here at CES 2014 we’ve gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as it sits directly beside the original Galaxy Camera released in 2013. This battle is one of details - while both machines work with essentially the same hardware setup in and around the lens setup, improvements have been made to the processing abilities and the aesthetic appeal of the camera in this 2014 entry. They’re both essentially the same size, too.
Sony has introduced the latest model in its Action Cam lineup, the HDR-AS100V. With this latest model, which eschews the dark blue color in place of an ivory sort of white, the body itself is splash-proof, meaning while it won't handle being dunked in the pool, it can handle some water exposure without the waterproof casing. There has also been a boost in specs, and a new quality level that is more 4K TV-friendly.
Today here at CES, LaCie has taken the wraps off a globular, elongated USB key called the Culbuto. Designed by French designer Constance Guisset, this storage drive bobs about when poked or otherwise disturbed, hence the maker describing it as akin to a roly-poly toy. The name Culbuto itself hints at the drive's nature, being the French word for a weighted-base toy that rolls upright when it's knocked to the side.
Joining the BT-200 smart glasses it rolled out earlier today, Epson has introduced its new line of Pulsense wrist wearable devices. The Pulsense watches and wristbands are centered around fitness and health, being ideal for wearing 24/7 for general wellness monitoring. Along with the line is also a developers program for those who want to make their own apps for the new hardware.
This week the folks at Valve have released information - basic information, that is - on their first full collection of Steam Machines from a variety of manufacturers. What we're seeing is one machine each from the following creators: Alienware, Alternate, CyberpowerPC, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, Next SPA, SCAN, Zotac, Webhallen, Materiel.net, Gigabyte, Maingear, and Digital Storm. While we've seen a couple of these machines revealed by their makers before, we've never seen the whole group at once.