New Gadgets Revealed At NYC Consumer Electronics Show
New York City recently played host to its own version of Las Vegas's Consumer Electronics Show, where numerous companies revealed their latest products. NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
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It's become a relatively new ritual. The folks who put on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas each year also now each year take a week and turn all of New York City into something of a giant trade show floor with gadgets, speakers, seminars, all things consumer electronics. Hence, the name CE or Consumer Electronics Week NY.
The highlight each year is the Line Shows, exhibits filled with tech companies showing off some of the goodies they have in store for the second half of 2012.
One of those companies is Polaroid, which took advantage of the week to launch its new Z2300 camera, which allows you to capture stills and HD video and share them digitally online from the camera. You can also share photos physically in the real world with near-instant prints.
"We always like to say under a minute but I think you'll find it'll be between 30-45 seconds," said Alan Horowitz of Polaroid.
Pioneer also announced a new feature for several of its audio devices aimed at non-iPhone users jealous at all the devices that are airplay-enabled for wireless streaming of content from Apple devices. It's adding HTC Connect for some Android phones.
"This feature allows you to push content from one of the new HTC One series of smartphones directly to one of our AVRs for music playback or to a new set of wireless speakers we're introducing at the show here as well," said Chris Walker of Pioneer Electronics.
The portable speakers also generate their own wireless Wi-Fi hotspot to help enable the highest-quality wireless sound.
Finally, the Boogie Board Jot is designed to be a replacement for paper when either taking notes or leaving a note for someone else.
The Boogie Board Jot is actually has an LCD screen. The image you draw on the screen has the potential to stay there for years. It doesn't disappear until you hit a button.
"It's kinda like an eReader in that it uses ambient light to show an image," said Kevin Oswald of Improv Electronics. "That's one of the reasons it's so low in power consumption. When you press on it, you're actually changing the liquid crystal in the display to be reflective."
Developers say they'll also soon be out with a version that will sync to your computer in case you want to save your created images forever.