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The Best of CES 2012

The Best of CES 2012

Welcome to our massive "best-of" wrap-up for CES 2012, complete with everything from smartphones to PCs and headphones and back, topped off with our own "most used gear" section for the curious. What you'll find is that though there were more exhibitors, attendees, and media attention payed to the show than ever before, the overall result was a lot of the same gear re-hashed with a few new specifications. Pay special close attention to the conclusion of this post for a bit of a whopper if you're a big fan of the largest show of the year here in the United States.

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Insider Talk: Eton Rukus Solar Boombox

Insider Talk: Eton Rukus Solar Boombox

Here at CES we are on the stage at ShowStoppers and have just brought up Sriram Peruvemba, CMO of Eink. The makers behind the Eink technology in almost all ereaders available today like the Kindle's and NOOK. Today they have on display the new Eton Rukus Solar powered boombox. More details and hands-on video after the break.

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B&O BeoVision 12-65 plasma TV and BeoLab 12 speakers debut

B&O BeoVision 12-65 plasma TV and BeoLab 12 speakers debut

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new 65-inch plasma TV, the B&O BeoVision 12-65, along with a set of minimalist wall-mounted speakers, the B&O BeoLab 12. The BeoVision 12-65 uses an ultra slim NeoPDP panel and some clever optical trickery consisting of flexed metal strips to make the set look even narrower; it runs at Full HD, and has an integrated center-channel speaker for use with surround sound setups.

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Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar and BDS x70 Series home theater speakers revealed

Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar and BDS x70 Series home theater speakers revealed

This week the speaker announcements just keep piling up as the pre-CES 2012 wave rolls in, not least of all with Harman as they reveal both a new soundbar for your home media setup and a set of speakers make specifically for your multi-device lifestyle. To be shown off at the show next week are these two magnificent looking setups, the first being the Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar, complete with rich 5.1-surround sound for your movies, television, and video game experiences. The BDS x70 Series is a "space-saving home theater system" which allows you to deliver beautiful sound from multiple devices.

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Samsung reveals wireless Home Theater kit

Samsung reveals wireless Home Theater kit

Samsung's AirPlay-toting Audio Docks aren't the only home entertainment kit the company has for CES; there's also a three-strong line-up of home cinema speaker systems, ranging from 7.1-channel lounge-dominators to a slimline 2.1 speaker-bar setup. The Samsung HT-E6730W 7.1 Channel Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System is the most complex, packing 1,330W, a couple of towering column speakers with tilting cones to "vertically cascade" audio down on the listener, and integrated WiFi.

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Satechi BT Portable Speaker Now Available

Satechi BT Portable Speaker Now Available

For those shopping for a tech enthusiast this holiday season, take a gander at Satechi's latest product. Satechi, a leading mobile accessories manufacturer, is pleased to announce their newest addition - the BT Portable Speaker. With a Bluetooth enabled device, you can listen to high quality audio or make phone calls, sans messy cables! The BT Portable Speaker works with most smart phones and tablets including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phones, MacBooks and more.

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Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker features a simple twist

Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker features a simple twist

The Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker is simple and elegant, featuring a unique canister design that twists to activate. The device is developed by two industrial designers, who have been working on the project for the past four years. They've now reached the point of patenting the mechanism and launching a Kickstarter program to get the first production batch made and distributed.

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