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.
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!
ioSafe is trying to promote what they do which is more than just uber rugged hardware. To do that, they’ve come up with a crazy demo each year to show off their products. Last year they asked us to shoot one of their rugged drives with a shotgun. This year, they are sending a million volts of lightning into their new thunderbolt equipped drive which retails for $2000 and includes two 512GB 500 series Intel SSDs inside. See what happens to it and to Chris Grundy of DIY Network's "Cool Tools". He got pranked big time!
The Seagate GoFlex portable hard drives are already pretty popular. Then, they announced the GoFlex Satellite last year, creating a Wi-Fi hotspot from which all the different media files can be shared wirelessly with nearby tablets and smartphones via the app or web browser. They've even managed to do all this on a special 4G LTE version with Verizon.
Ever since MEGATechNews reviewed the 2012 Ford Focus, we’ve been left with a sour taste in our mouths about the MyFordTouch system. While it is a surprising addition to a vehicle of that class, the system suffered from bugs and complications that made concentrating on talking to it and keeping an eye on the road difficult. Ford walked us through some of the changes coming for the 2013 model year, and showed us some of the new Sync features that keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Some of these features link up with your smartphone and are available on vehicles without a touchscreen. Also on display were some new vehicles including the Focus Electric (soon to be a mass-production model we hear) and the ever-popular newly re-designed 2013 Escape.