ShowStoppers 2011

Vuzix STAR 1200 augmented reality headset hands-on [Video]

Vuzix STAR 1200 augmented reality headset hands-on [Video]

Vuzix has demonstrated its latest augmented reality (AR) glasses for the first time, the Vuzix STAR 1200 (See-Through Augmented Reality), intended to drive development of personal head-up displays. Shown to SlashGear at ShowStoppers during IFA 2011 today, the STAR headset is a development of the WRAP 920AR we tested all the way back at CES 2010; however, the STAR system uses a pair of transparent 852 x 480 displays that allow you to see the real world with computer graphics overlaid on top.

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Accessory Workshop has the iPad Covered

Accessory Workshop has the iPad Covered

Accessory Workshop announced a few new products at ShowStoppers this CES 2011. The tyPad, a protective case coupled with a spill-resistant bluetooth keyboard, will offer a completely new feel to using your iPad. It will debut in six different colors, and offer 55 hours of continuous use before a needed recharge. Another great feature is the ability to touch the screen and keyboard simultaneously. This will be available for $99.99 here.

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OnLive MicroConsole Hands On

OnLive MicroConsole Hands On

During CES 2011, ShowStoppers is one area where companies come together, set up their booths, and start selling their latest and greatest gadgets and devices. OnLive was present at the show, setting up their MicroConsole for display, and showing off how the online gaming service works in real time.

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Aisle411 iPhone App Hands On

Aisle411 iPhone App Hands On

There are several apps in the iOS App Store that will help users find something, even if they're in knee-deep in a grocery store, or some other retail store. But for Aisle411, they're taking a different approach. Instead of focusing on the map-side of things, or the GPS in its entirety, the company is focusing more on finding the item in the store, as well as making it fun to check-in with social gaming aspects.

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eFun Next4 & Next6 Tablets Hands On

eFun Next4 & Next6 Tablets Hands On

There's certainly no shortage of tablet devices at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and eFun has a pair of Android-based tablets that they're happy to show off at ShowStoppers. The company is targeting the masses with their 7-inch variation, and going for the iPad-like size with their 10.1-inch variation.

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tiwiFamily Puts the Brakes on Distracted Driving

tiwiFamily Puts the Brakes on Distracted Driving

Teens and distracted driving are the two biggest problems on the roads today. Technology company, inthinc Technology Solutions Inc, has a product ready for worried parents or business users looking to track employees. The tiwiFamily is built to make teen driving not only safer, but allow parents to keep tabs on their driving teens.

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PixelOptics emPower Electronic Eyeglasses Hands On

PixelOptics emPower Electronic Eyeglasses Hands On

PixelOptics has announced the world's first electronic focusing lens, emPower. These electronic eyeglasses benefit users more because they allow them to have a better, less blurry view of the world. After a demonstration, we were told that when activated by the press of a button, the liquid crystal electronic lens focuses to the users prescription.

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Chumby 8 Hands on

Chumby 8 Hands on

Turns out that the Chumby 2, which was the name of the device a reportedly leaked image was being associated with, is actually called the Chumby 8. And it is indeed thinner, with a base that still promotes the usual USB ports needed to transfer data. Even with a thinner body, the Chumby 8 packs plenty of new features.

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VideoSurf Visual Search Hands-On

VideoSurf Visual Search Hands-On

Audio recognition programs have been around for a few years now allowing users to listen to a song and then have a program analyze it and push out the track information. Now this is possible with video. Ranging from recorded TV to movies, VideoSurf allows the user to determine exactly what's playing just from five seconds of captured video.

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Yurbuds Iron Man Series Earphones Guaranteed Never to Fall Out

Yurbuds Iron Man Series Earphones Guaranteed Never to Fall Out

For any company, winning a major award is something to take pride in. For Yurbuds, winning the 2010 International Award for New Product Design means that they must be doing something right. The company's Iron Man Series of headphones were designed by by a 23-time marathoner and an Ironman triathlete, and feature what the company calls Ear-Lock Technology.

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