That tablets would pop up all over CES 2011 like daisies in the spring was no surprise to anyone aware of the iPad. The tablet market is expected to reach 50 million units this year, and virtually every major electronics/computer brand has at least one to vye for a piece of the pie. Industry giant Asus has three and possibly the most compelling of them for the "serious" computer user who wants one is the Eee Slate EP121-1A010M 12.1-Inch Tablet PC. As of yesterday, it was the most highly viewed computer accessory product in Amazon's catalog over the past few days. Read more to view our demo video of the Asus Eee Slate from CES.
Solid-State Drives weren't the only thing Crucial was showing of at CES 2011. Crucial has been offering their Ballistix line of memory with an LED "Tracer" version for a number of years now. Today we got a glimpse of what the future of that product will become with Ballistix Smart Tracers.
Razer always has new and interesting products for CES and for 2011 it's no different. The biggest news is the announcement of an OLED mobile gaming keyboard called the Switchblade! There are a number of new products so check out what Razer has been cooking up for gamers.
"The most interesting thing we saw today was an EXCLUSIVE LOOK at a product that is targeted squarely at the enthusiast community — the Hammerhead memory modules and water cooling system. The Hammerhead modules come with the same cooling fins as the Ridgeback line as the standard cooling option. For those who would like to get a little more extreme with their cooling, you can purchase the modules with the liquid cooling solution. What looks like just a flat copper plate is a little bit more."
The world of video games is changing. You may have noticed in recent years that your living room is no longer simply populated with a single console and a couple of wired controllers. You have drum sets, balance boards, steering wheels, and plastic guitars littered all over the place. There has to be an easier way to organize all this gear.
Wicked Audio, the folks known for cheap headphones that actually sound good, were at CES 2011 this year. At their booth they showed off two of their new headphones: the 3D Series (shown above) and a new ear bud series known as the Helix series. We recently reviewed their Reverb series and was quite impressed with the performance for the dollar. These two new series of headphones give us just a little more choice for our dollar.
Considering Sapphire is an AMD-centric company, they didn’t have that much new to display that we can discuss without breaking NDA. With that being said, the coming months should some interesting graphics cards from them and the acquisition of most of EVGA’s motherboard development team means major moves on that side of things as well.
Quote: For MSI, things are rolling with brand new marketing and PC product development teams. Not only did they show off a number of new and upcoming products at highly competitive price points but overclocking muscle was also flexed with an overclocking event dubbed MOA. In this article we take a look primarily at the AM3+ Big Bang Conqueror and their new Lightning series of GPUs.
Quote: At this year’s CES, Corsair was one of the few PC component manufacturers brave enough to set up shop at the Las Vegas Convention center. Their major announcement was of course their new-found partnership with CoolIT but there were plenty of other interesting items as well.
Quote: “This year at CES Thermaltake did not have a whole lot of new products, but the new products they did have are really awesome. They showed us some new keyboards from their Tt eSports line, a new gaming mouse, a few new cases, new power supplies, and some storage products. We all know Thermaltake makes great products so let’s see what they have for us in 2011."