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The CES 2010 Top 10 Highlights

Jan 11 2010, 6:00am CST | by

The CES 2010 Top 10 Highlights
 
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The CES 2010 is behind us. According to CES organizers CEA 20,000 new products have been announced last week in Las Vegas. We have featured daily CES top 10 lists throughout the CES week. Now it is time for my picks of the best new products unveiled at the CES 2010.

What you will not find in the Top 10 CES 2010 Highlights are Tablets. The Tablets and Slates companies showed at the CES received the I4U News 2010 Vaporware Award.

The I4U News Top 10 CES picks are not ranked, but it starts with my favorite product that I will buy as soon as there is enough 3D content to watch and it holds up in tests. The LG CF3D Single Lens 3D Projector with passive 3D glasses is the way to go to bring 3D in the living room. I prefer a 3D Projector over a 3D TV, because of the immersive experience achieved by the much larger display. Read about this more in the story I posted last week.
This does not mean I do not appreciate the technology accomplishments in the new 3D TVs companies showed at the CES 2010. CNET has selected the Panasonic HD 3D TV as Best in Show. Just to be different I selected the Sony Bravia LX900 3D TV as part of our Top 10 CES hit list. I cannon say if the Sony Bravia LX900 or the Panasonic VIERA TC-PVT25 is the better 3D TV. We will find that out once lab reviews of both are out and the new announced 3D content is actually available.

From the hot CES topic of 3D TV the next hot new gadget is the Parrot AR.Drone for the iPhone. The Parrot AR.Drone is a quadricopter piloted with an iPhone or iPod touch that carries two cameras that deliver live video feed onto your iPhone. You need to see the video to believe it. Comes later this year aimed at playing real world / virtual video games.

Thin TVs are so last year. I applaud Panasonic to spend the money to build the world's largest 152-inch 4K x 2K definition Full HD 3D plasma display and haul it to Las Vegas. The 152v Panasonic Plasma TV is actually 3D capable and delivers true 3D movie-theater experience. You also can just buy a movie theater instead.

Wireless HDMI is a hot new feature found in new Intel powered laptops, but more flashy is the new tiny gaming laptop from Alienware. The Alienware M11x packs the graphics power of a 15-inch laptop in an 11-inch form factor.

There were tons of eBook news at the CES 2010, but Plastic Logic generated the most buzz and has with the QUE proReader an enticing eReader for newspapers and magazine coming to the market.

The Ion Twin Video is the world’s first video recorder with front and back lenses. The small camcorder allows you to capture both your world and your reaction to it. This interesting camcorder makes interviews, vlogs, and creating videos for YouTube and Facebook easy thank to live-editing features that include picture swap, split screen, and picture-in-picture.

Our Top 10 CES list is a bit heavy on the TV side, but so is the CES. The Toshiba ZX900 with integrated CELL CPU is part of my hot CES picks and what is not to like on a TV that has the processing power of the Sony PS3 available. The Toshiba CELL TV has true 3D TV capability, and much more.

Skype on TV HD Video Conferencing will come to Panasonic and LG TVs soon. Video conferencing on TVs in the living room could become a really huge trend.

I admit the last CES 2010 highlight on the top 10 list is part of the Tablet category, but with a big important twist. The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 is comprised of two computers: a full Laptop and a Snapdragon Tablet. This combination is a sound solution that I can imagine using at home.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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