CES gadgets you may have missed

CES gadgets you may have missed


At this annual event – as you saw in my recent show overview – I was bombarded by vendors at every turn and played with more gadgets than I’ve ever seen in my life. I also went to a few special events. These events were designated PRESS-ONLY and therefore contained some items regular attendees might not have seen.

Here’s a list of what I saw. I’ve provided links for each item and brief comments.


ToolGuard – a loud, battery-powered alarm for your tool box. Not listed on their site yet, but it’s from Dynamco of Australia.

Album is a portable digital-photo storage in a 7-inch display. Stores up to 40,000 photos.

Laptop to HDTV – watch your movies on your flatscreen.

GPS transmitters to maintain tabs on your loved ones or employees.

Bluetooth headphones and in-ear pieces.

Podcasting microphones from BlueMic – they make the Snowball, the Snowflake and the Yeti.

Sync and share your computer, mobile and the cloud.

Boxee means videos and more on your TV, live streamed from your computer or similar device.

Evaluate your own car – just plug it in. CarMD.

Case-Mate has protective film that needs very little prep. They also introduced the HUG, the first real iPhone osmosis charger.

Collaborative authoring tool – Fast Pencil – for your book. Use the Web to get input and feedback.

Thermal imaging from Flir. It’s neat, but I’m not sure I’d know how to use it as a consumer – unless I was going to use a surface to surface missile to take out a skunk or a pesky rabbit.

The i-Mate is like a smartphone toughbook. Waterproof, drop-proof and built to meet military specs.

The QUE is another content reader with cool partnerships and a nice design.

Pocket Radar. Why? I say why not? It’s a neat way to judge speeds. Use it for outdoor sports, baseball and even for calibrating your scooter’s notoriously bad speedometer. Handheld.

Computer backup software. Partnered with Seagate…for the PC.

One of my favorite headphone companies. I have a pair of traditional Sennheiser on-the-ear headphones for most of my podcasting and leisure use…I love them.

Radio to your smartphone via Slacker.com.

My regular column, The Cut List, will be returning as soon as I sort through the evaluation units I got from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). If you ever have questions about these gadgets or just want to communicate with us, leave a comment on any of the posts. We read them and respond.