CES 2014

Polar’s new V800 sports watch, hands-on

Polar’s new V800 sports watch, hands-on

Wearable technology is on display front and center here at CES 2014, with many offerings showing up at every turn. One of those is Polar’s V800, a new offering from the company who is no stranger to wearables. We got a chance to learn a bit more about the Polar, and went hands-on with the latest sports watch.

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM Ivory hands-on

Sennheiser MOMENTUM Ivory hands-on

Sennheiser is known for making great headphones, and their MOMENTUM lineup is no exception. While at CES 2014, we had the chance to check their new Ivory headphones out. With a full lineup of colors and sizes to choose from, the MOMENTUM headphones are probably going to suit just about everyone.

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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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The Magic Contact plays music without the need for Bluetooth or NFC

The Magic Contact plays music without the need for Bluetooth or NFC

The Magic Contact is a gem of a device we found here at Showstoppers this year. The device plays music, but doesn’t need a bluetooth connection. There is no need to make a clumsy NFC contact, and it amplifies sound as you move your device. How do they do it? Sometimes, the simplest things are the best.

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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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Kobo Arc, the reading centric tablet lineup, hands-on

Kobo Arc, the reading centric tablet lineup, hands-on

If you’re a digital reader, Kobo has a lineup of tablets you should probably take a look at. Their 7 and 10-inch devices are centric to reading, but also keep the Android fun you might like to have with your tablet. The tablets all have Play Store compatibility, so you can download any app you like. We got an up close and personal look with the two devices here at Showstoppers.

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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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eQuil, the paper to digital reader, lets us go hands-on

eQuil, the paper to digital reader, lets us go hands-on

Sometimes, you just want to take a note and have it magically appear in your online journal. With eQuil, you can. The hardware, which works with a responsive app, records your input and copies it to your iOS device. We got a look at eQuil here at Showstoppers, and what we saw was subtly impressive.

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Logitech PRO case for Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO comes with a keyboard

Logitech PRO case for Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO comes with a keyboard

Given the enormous bodies of Samsung's newest tablet lineup, it's not hard to imagine them being used in settings where a regular laptop would be. For those situations, Logitech is providing the new Logitech PRO that not only protects the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO or Galaxy TabPRO but also offers a full-sized keyboard for those intensive typing sessions.

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Lumus DK-40 hands-on: Glass put on notice

Lumus DK-40 hands-on: Glass put on notice

Lumus has brought its DK-40 wearable to CES 2014, showing off the new developer unit in public for the first time. The monocular headset is, like Google's Glass, an Android-powered wearable computer, but whereas Glass floats a small window for notifications and such in the upper corner of your eye, the DK-40 actually overlays a full VGA digital image over the right eye instead. We grabbed some hands-on time to see whether it lived up to our expectations from the original prototype we tried all the way back in early 2012.

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