CES 2014

PrioVR full-body motion controller hands-on: Nunchucks and headbands

PrioVR full-body motion controller hands-on: Nunchucks and headbands

If wearables is one of the biggest fads at CES 2014, PrioVR’s video game controller setup must be the most all-inclusive. Working with sensors on the arms, wrists, torso, and head, along with a couple of Nintendo Wii Nunchucks - one for each hand - this setup from YEI Technology allows you to be fully immersed in the game you’re playing. First-person shooters, anyone?

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Sony PlayStation Now getting ready to stream your games soon

Sony PlayStation Now getting ready to stream your games soon

Gamers might soon be kissing DVDs and huge downloads goodbye, at least if their games mostly come from Sony's PlayStation catalog. Although no demo was available at CES 2014, Sony has announced the next big leap in game streaming via a new PlayStation Now service coming first to the US.

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Neptune Pine, our hands-on with the biggest smartwatch we’ve seen

Neptune Pine, our hands-on with the biggest smartwatch we’ve seen

The Neptue Pine promises to bring more to your smartwatch experience than you might be ready for. The device, which comes with a readily detachable body, can do just about everything your smartphone can. Though smaller than your smartphone, it’s also much larger than any other smartwatch we’ve seen. That’s where it becomes a polarizing choice.

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Intel talks wearables: Fashion forward, tech behind

Intel talks wearables: Fashion forward, tech behind

Intel isn't leaving its wearables push to chance, looking to the world of fashion in order to do what its executives claim nothing else in the segment has managed: build an emotional relationship without compromise with the wearer. "Today the smart wearables we see on the market are very much led by technology companies," Ayse Ildeniz, VP for business development and strategy in Intel's New Devices Group said today during a CES 2014 roundtable. "Whereas, the things we wear are very personally-led: we somehow get very attached to them." To try to build that emotional stickiness, Intel is being very clear on its limits: unlike the do-everything approaches of Samsung, Pebble, and others, it's going to focus on the chips and leave the rest to the fashionistas.

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ZTE Projector Hotspot hands-on

ZTE Projector Hotspot hands-on

ZTE did a bit of teasing pre-CES, and now that the show has begun, we have been able to get some hands-on time with the various items. There were some smartphones and the Iconic Phablet, however one stuck out a bit, the ZTE Projector Hotspot. This one is as the name would suggest and serves as both a projector and mobile hotspot.

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Samsung WB2200F super zoom camera hands-on

Samsung WB2200F super zoom camera hands-on

Along with the WB350F compact camera, Samsung also introduced the WB2200F during CES 2014. While the former is touted as a compact camera and has a 21x optical zoom, the latter takes things up quite a bit in terms of the zoom level. The WB2200F brings an optical zoom of 60x.

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Scosche boomBOTTLE H20 and mini rugged speakers rolled out at CES

Scosche boomBOTTLE H20 and mini rugged speakers rolled out at CES

Scosche has expanded its speaker lineup today at CES with the introduction of the boomBOTTLE H20 and the boomBOTTLE mini rugged Bluetooth speaker units. The former, as you might guess from the name, is a waterproof version of its boomBOTTLE offering, while the mini variety is the same as the original, only in a smaller form factor.

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Epson BT200 headset hands-on

Epson BT200 headset hands-on

The Epson BT200 headset is an upgrade to their BT100, and checks in about 66% smaller. Though a bigger profile than Google Glass, Epson is quick to highlight the differences. In our hands-on, we found a headset that offers a wholly different experience than we’ve come to known with other headsets.

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Mophie Space Pack intro’d as first iPhone battery case with integrated storage

Mophie Space Pack intro’d as first iPhone battery case with integrated storage

Mophie has announced the first battery case for the iPhone that includes built-in storage, offering a boost to both the storage and the battery in one's handset. The battery case is available for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, and ends up doubling the battery life of the smartphone, though the exact degree of extension will depend on how the iPhone is used.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch hands-on: SIM-toting shooter in the wild

After months of waiting and watching for the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch to appear in the wild, it’s finally appeared here at CES 2014. What we’ve got here is a smartwatch that takes the dream of a stand-alone device in smartwatch form and makes it a reality - there’s a SIM card in here. That center bit between the two massive physical buttons on the side of this watch is a camera, too - and not a half bad one, at that.

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MadCatz R.A.T Tournament Edition gaming mouse arrives next month

MadCatz R.A.T Tournament Edition gaming mouse arrives next month

MadCatz has announced a new gaming mouse for both PC and Mac, the RAT Tournament Edition. With this new offering, which looks decidedly akin to a 90's era Transformer toy, MadCatz is promising a combination of high performance and ultra-lightweight design, both of which work together to make an uninhibited peripheral for those serious about their gaming efforts.

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Sennheiser MM 30G in-ear headset offers in-line control for Samsung devices

Sennheiser MM 30G in-ear headset offers in-line control for Samsung devices

In addition to the new MOMENTUM Ivory model, Sennheiser has introduced the MM 30G in-ear headset at CES today. The headset is aimed at Samsung's GALAXY owners, with support for the Galaxy S 2 and higher, as well as the tablets. There's a mobile remote control built into the headset, as well, offering simple control over the device.

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