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Moen MotionSense Touch-Free Faucet hands-on

Moen MotionSense Touch-Free Faucet hands-on

This week we got the opportunity to take a peek at the newest Moen water distribution system for your sink, the MotionSense Touch-Free faucet. Moen's own Maribeth Kwasniewski showed this system off with us at ShowStoppers during CES 2013, revealing the multiple ways you're able to activate it when you get it for yourself in the very near future. The first of these is the Wave Sensor - that black dot at the top of the neck of the faucet, able to toggle the water's flow when you move your hand over or across it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix extended hands-on: Rip and Flip up close and personal

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix extended hands-on: Rip and Flip up close and personal

We've been given another opportunity to get right in deep with Lenovo's newest convertible tablet running full Windows 8: the ThinkPad Helix, and this time we're making a point of checking out not just the ripping and the flipping, but the spoiler on the back and the precision ruined craftsmanship as well. As you may well know from our previous look at this machine, you're able to open it up in its notebook form to use it as a full-function Windows 8 laptop, press the button on the lower left of the display, "rip" it out, use it as a tablet, and place it back in place the other way around - then you can push it back down flat and have a massive battery capacity as well.

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Boogie Board Sync 9.7 hands-on

Boogie Board Sync 9.7 hands-on

These days, it seems that the art of taking down handwritten notes is dying. Why use a pen and paper when you've got a tablet or ultrabook in your bag that you can use to type things up instead? There is something to be said for handwritten notes, however - sometimes it's much faster to write down something by hand, and during big shows like CES, taking along a pen and some paper ultimately cuts down on the amount of stuff you're taking onto the show floor.

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Spigen SGP New-Coated Backpack Series hands-on

Spigen SGP New-Coated Backpack Series hands-on

This week we got the opportunity to have a chat with Sue Choe of Spigen SGP at ShowStoppers during CES 2013, and she brought with her a backpack full of goodies for us to look at - the backpack itself being one of the best! This is the Spigen SGP New-Coated Backpack made specifically for the multi-device citizen amongst us, working with so many pockets inside that you'll never be able to fill them all up! And it's rather fashionable, too.

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HoverCam Mini 5 pocket scanning camera hands-on

HoverCam Mini 5 pocket scanning camera hands-on

Today at ShowStoppers during CES 2013, we've seen a lot of nifty gadgets, but one in particular is really impressive. The HoverCam Mini 5 is a pocketable scanning camera that plugs into your computer's USB port, and it folds out into an overhead scanner. We ended up stopping by the company's booth and getting a hands-on session with the new device.

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Tethercell lets you control battery powered devices from your phone

Tethercell lets you control battery powered devices from your phone

We've seen our share of cool devices and ideas here at SlashGear, but this one might just rank up with the best of them. Today at ShowStoppers we got to take a look at a new technology called Tethercell, which incidentally went live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo earlier today. Tethercell has received a significant amount of funding in its first day, due to the simple fact that it allows you to control your battery powered devices from your smartphone.

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TrackingPoint firearms show heads-up displays aren’t just for Google Glass

TrackingPoint firearms show heads-up displays aren’t just for Google Glass

This week we got the chance to not only get our hands on the TrackinPoing XactSystem precision-guided rifle system, we had a chat with the company's President Jason Schauble as well. This system is able to turn your shooting into a digitally that'll make you as precise a marksman as you can be. What we're seeing here is a massive computer system mounted on top of a specialized firearm (in this case) complete with processing power and connectivity to your computers of all kinds - with this system you gain more information on your shooting accuracy than you'll have ever dreamed possible.

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TEC Jacket 2.0 hands-on

TEC Jacket 2.0 hands-on

Wearable technology has been around for quite some time now -- around 10 years to be exact, and a company called TEC (Technology Enabled Clothing) has been at the forefront of that movement. Today at ShowStoppers at CES 2013, the company unveiled the TEC Jacket 2.0, which is still in its concept phase and we ended up getting a look at it to see what it offers.

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MpowerD Solar-powered waterproof Lantern hands-on

MpowerD Solar-powered waterproof Lantern hands-on

For those who are always in need of a little light while camping, we have just the device for you. MpowerD has introduced a solar-powered lantern they're calling Luci. Luci is "the little solar lantern with a big impact" and we're actually really liking this neat idea. Essentially this is a fully waterproof and lightweight lantern that only needs the sun for a charge, and will last up to 12 hours.

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Lifeproof introduces Life Jacket, various mounts for iPhone 5 case

Lifeproof introduces Life Jacket, various mounts for iPhone 5 case

Lifeproof's iPhone 5 case has been on the market for around a month now, so by now, a number of people are keeping their shiny new iDevice safe behind the company's handy little barrier. Here at ShowStoppers 2013, however, the company is revealing a number of new accessories for its iPhone 5 case, with the offerings ranging from strange to practical. For instance, how do you feel about making your iPhone 5 a little more buoyant?

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