It’s no secret that this month’s Consumer Electronic Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and expected to draw crowds in the hundred thousands, is one of the most important and anticipated technology events of the year. At the CES, manufacturers scramble to unveil the latest smartphones, laptops, and televisions. Experts asses these new products and offer predictions for the upcoming year. And consumers get their first up-close look at a wide range of previously rumored gadgets and devices. It’s no surprise that technology companies often see success at the CES as indicative of a profitable upcoming year.
On behalf of everyone here at ThinkComputers and our friends at Thermaltake we want to wish you a happy Chinese New Year! To celebrate the year of the dragon why not giveaway some TT eSPORTS gear? We will be giving away a TT eSPORTS Shock Spin gaming headset (Red) and a Battle Dragon Bag. These 2 products are perfect for all you gamers out there. So how do you get your hands on these 2 awesome products? Read on to find out!
We are finally done with our CES 2012 Coverage! It has really been a crazy couple of weeks! We spent an entire week in Las Vegas for CES and then spent the past week finishing posting our coverage of the event. There really is so much to cover, but I think we did a good job on our coverage. As many of you know we did mostly all video this year. We have compiled over 45GB of raw HD video into about 4 and a half hours of great CES coverage! Below is our CES 2012 YouTube Playlist!
Our first post-CES unboxing video! Today we will be unboxing the Sapphire Radeon HD6450 FleX Edition Video Card. This low-cost and low-profile video card is perfect for your small PC or home theater PC setup. Since it is part of Sapphire’s FleX series of video cards it supports AMD’s Eyefinity right out of the box. The card also features 1GB of DDR3 running at 1600MHz, a 625MHz core clock and includes a low-profile bracket for small cases. Read on to check out our unboxing video!
Wow finally back to posting affiliate news! The past 2 weeks have been pretty insane with our CES 2012 coverage! As many of you know we did all video this year so we have a ton of video content, actually well over 4 hours of interviews and product overviews from CES! Check out our CES 2012 video playlist below!
Now time for some affiliate news!
CES 2012 – GIGABYTE Displays New Tablets, Laptops and More! @ FutureLooks
“We stopped by the Gigabyte suite at CES 2012 to see what new hotness they are bringing to North America, confirming that they have certainly come a long way since those earlier convertible tablets. They’ve got everything from gaming laptops to enteprise class tablet PCs.”
Are you ready for the PS Vita? Nyko is ready, and at CES 2012 they’ve proven their readiness by showing off their line of Vita launch products. Starting with the Speaker Stand that not only provides speakers for the Vita, but it also doubles as a charging dock and has an infrared remote. There’s also the Power Grip, Power Armor Kit, Power Kit and game case. Sticking with the speaker accessory theme, Nyko also has a Speaker Stand coming out for the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire’s Speaker Stand will also change the device, and it has a kickstand. The last Kindle Fire product Nyko showed was the Power Grip. It has a built in rechargeable battery to give the Kindle Fire an extra boost, an ergonomic grip, and a kickstand that can be used horizontally or vertically. Finally, Nyko is offering Yo Gabba Gabba! products. The first is a Brobee Hip Pack, with the other being the Muno Time.
So ROCCAT’s booth was quite interesting, I mean “Ze German’s are coming, and this time we’ll play nice” is a tough slogan, so I wanted to see what they had to impress me. Put it this way, the 6000 DPI adjustable, East-Shift Button, Tracking & Distance Control Unit, Driver + Macro Manager, On-board Memory (yes you read that right), Weight system (yes you read that right again) did NOT let me down. This mouse is priced at $79.99 which is a highly competitive price to top name mouses on the market today. Check out the awesome interview Kathrine & Marcus provided and it will blow your mind on gaming peripherals!
This year at CES we decided to venture into the Samsung booth, which was one of the busiest booths at CES. We were able to take a look at the new Galaxy Note, which is a mix between a phone and a tablet. It features a very thin design, 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and a 1.4GHz dual core processor. Samsung was also showing off the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. It is the worlds first tablet to feature the Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus display technology. Finally we were able to check out Samsung’s SSD 830 solid state drives.
Home products maker Homedics’ Sharper Image and HMDX brands of audio products this year are focusing on Bluetooth-enabled products in order to win over the growing number of Android users whose primary method of audio playback aside from the stereo jack is Bluetooth. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean speaks with Anthony Koperski in this video interview about the various mobile and stationary speaker products they were showing off this year.
Plextor showed us around their suite at CES 2012 which featured their optical drives and SSD’s. We took a look at the PX-612U, an external DVD writer that has a built in card slot and can connect to a TV thanks to Plextor’s PlexTV software. PlexTV allows you to display anything from the PX-612U onto your TV, whether it is a DVD Movie, or something from the SD card slot, like photos or home videos. On the SSD side, Plextor showed off their M3 Pro Series. A really neat feature about the M3 Pro Series is Plextor’s True Speed technology. True Speed manages the SSD in a manner where performance doesn’t degrade when the drive is in a dirty state. Plextor had a speed test demo running in their suite to prove that True Speed really works, and I can attest True Speed provides a significant boost in read and write speeds on dirty drives.