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3Doodler 2.0 hands-on: thinner, lighter, better

3Doodler 2.0 hands-on: thinner, lighter, better

3Doodler may have only been looking for $30k in crowdfunding for their second-gen 3D art pen, but with ten times that amount raised in a matter of hours the stakes are high. Completely redesigned from top to tip, the body frame is thinner, quieter, and most importantly easier to handle. The new JetPack accessory is a portable battery power pack that follows you so you’re not forced to hug a wall anymore. Question is, has 3Doodler done enough to warrant an upgrade? I went hands-on to find out.

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Pono Player hands-on: believe the hype

Pono Player hands-on: believe the hype

It's a true testament to the high-quality audio delivery of the Pono Player that we're able to suggest that it's all that it's cut out to be at a tech convention. We're at Showstoppers during CES 2015 and it's loud - not deafeningly loud, but loud enough that it's not an optimal environment for listening to tunes. This device delivers sound that's next-level. With a pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones plugged in, this music player brings a depth to music we simply did not expect.

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Cherry Fast Charge and Sync Station hands-on

Cherry Fast Charge and Sync Station hands-on

At Showstoppers during CES 2015 we're getting our first look at the newest piece of power and data equipment from the likes of Cherry. Generally known for their next-level keyboard switches, Cherry is bringing on a stackable, super-simple charge and sync system for your PC. This piece of equipment works with 1 Type B USB port for input and 7 Type A USB ports for output. You can stack the unit up as high as you want, and each unit interlocks with the next.

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Mionix inductively charged mouse prototype hands-on: always wireless

Mionix inductively charged mouse prototype hands-on: always wireless

While it's not headed to market for a while yet, seeing a completely wireless* mouse capable of recharging itself on the go wasn't something we expected to see this week from Mionix. Then again we have discovered - over the past year or so - that this relatively small group of creators are capable of making fantastic gaming peripherals, and don't put it past them to figure out the dilemma they've got facing them in this product here this past week at CES 2014. While we can sit still and charge with this prototype mouse - wirelessly - we'll still have to stop with the charging while we're playing.

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Mionix NASH 20 hands-on: premium gaming headset in all black

Mionix NASH 20 hands-on: premium gaming headset in all black

The team at Mionix can never be called out for not taking their time with a product - certainly not in the case of the Mionix NASH 20 headset. Here we’re seeing a pair of headphones with a mic that were originally scheduled to be released last year - here at CES 2014, we’re seeing them in their final form for the first time. For an idea of how high-end these cans sound right this minute, Mionix points toward the meaning of NASH: “according to Arabic mythology, NASH is an Arrowhead, which is a suitable name for a top class gaming headset with superior precision and sharp sound.”

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Jabra Rox wireless headset hands-on

Jabra Rox wireless headset hands-on

Along with showing the Solemate Max wireless speaker, Jabra has also been showing the Rox wireless headset, which brings the quality one would expect, but also some nice features. These have Dolby Digital Plus sound and are touted as being built with solid steel and able to offer a secure fit.

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Jabra Solemate Max wireless speaker rounds out the Solemate lineup

Jabra Solemate Max wireless speaker rounds out the Solemate lineup

Jabra has the Solemate and the Solemate Mini, and as we learned back in October, they had plans to add a third model. This latest goes one step larger and is the Solemate Max. Essentially, Jabra rounded out the collection with a bigger model. Aside from the growth in size though, the key features are the same across the board.

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Sennheiser HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, HD8 DJ hands-on: pro-performance in black

Sennheiser HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, HD8 DJ hands-on: pro-performance in black

This week Sennheiser has brought a collection of headphones to the public, rolling out earbuds, a brand new color for their classic headsets, and three pairs of new DJ-aimed headphones. This new range comes with a common look througout, but each unit works with a slightly different sound delivery. They’re also in any color you like - so long as it’s black with blue accents.

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PhotoFast i-FlashDrive swaps files between mobile and desktop

PhotoFast i-FlashDrive swaps files between mobile and desktop

Sometimes it can be the simpler items that make an impression, and that happens to be the case with the i-FlashDrive. This is a small flash drive that has a variety of connectivity options. Or put simpler, this flash drive connects with Android and iOS and even allows users to swap files between the drive itself, or the phone or tablet.

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WowWee MiP robot hands-on

WowWee MiP robot hands-on

WowWee is back, and it has a tiny robot pal to pitch here at CES, a Bluetooth-controlled balancing two-wheeler. The 'bot can either be moved around by using an iOS app as a controller, or put into one of a number of game or entertainment modes, such as dancing to music stored on the iPhone, or even following your hand around.

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LifeTrak Zone R415 hands-on: fitness metrics with heart rate

LifeTrak Zone R415 hands-on: fitness metrics with heart rate

With no shortage of fitness gadgets already on the market, the category seems to still be growing every day. These new arrivals come from both new companies and also from existing companies pushing new products. This time around we are looking at LifeTrak, which just so happens to be the latter, an existing company pushing out a new product.

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Geonaute hands-on: 360-degree action camera for spherical video

Geonaute hands-on: 360-degree action camera for spherical video

For those obsessed with capturing their entire experience from the top of their head, there’s nothing quite like a 360-degree camera. Today at CES 2014 we’re having a peek at Geonaute, a device that the company (also called Geonaute) calls “the first 360 degree action camera.” From what we’re seeing here, it’s certainly the most complete and market-ready.

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