This year's Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas Nevada, offered some of the most exciting product announcements we've seen in any previous CES show thus far. The past three years' CES shows have been rather snoozy, to be honest, with the economy taking its toll on product design investment and innovation. However, this year's CES showed great promise of not only emerging technologies and product innovations but with the sheer number of announcements and the notable increase in attendance (as well as city traffic, which was a nightmare), it was all a very encouraging sign of the health of our nation's economy and that we're actually finally on the up-tick.
Regardless, we took time here to wrap-up our show favorites from the major players, in this Hottest Products of CES 2011 showcase. These were the stand-outs in our opinion, in a sea of technology deep and wide enough to make any self-respecting geek grin from ear to ear.
If you are into gaming in a big way, and want the best controllers on the market for your favorite Combat Flight SIM or Gran Turismo game, you cannot go wrong with some Thrustmaster gear. We took a look at the latest and the greatest. Catch all the details below.
We had a nice look around the OCZ suite and found that they are more than memory, power supplies and SSDs. They are working on some incredible PCIe-based and even fiber SSDs that will blow anything you can dream about out of the water. Currently they are seeing read speeds over 1000MB/sec - yeah a full Gigabyte Per Second! More info below.
Cooler Maste rwas showing off a lot of stuff this time around - including coolers, cases, liquid cooling solutions and more. They also had their Choiix line of products on display and even some gaming audio and peripherals. There was a lot to see and we've highlighted some of the interesting stuff below.
I know that many of you probably haven't heard about Digital Storm, but they are worth listening to. They have some great products with even better warranty and sub-zero cooling on all of their Black|OPS PCs. We took a look at their Suite and got up close and personal with a $6000 system. More info at the links below.
We had a look through the iBUYPOWER Suite at CES 2011. They have put together some great PCs for a very good price as well as offer a gaming laptop with a full-on touchscreen for just under $1000. Not only that, but they've got some pretty crazy liquid cooling systems as well. More info below.