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Articles by David Berlind
posted in January 2012
Velcomp CEO John Hamann is at CES 2012 with an important message; Why pay big dollars for a cycling computer when your iPhone can do everything a cycling computer can do and more (like turn your performance data into riding advice).
Steelcase is at CES 2012 demonstrating an office collaboration solution called media:scape. Media:scape allows information workers to easily tie their HDMI-capable PCs, tablets, and other devices to a single HD screen and switch between them for screen sharing. But it's expensive.
Fun is always a major theme at CES 2012. For owners of iOS-based devices who want to declare war on their co-workers, Dream Cheeky's iOS-based, remote (Bluetooth) controlled missile launcher could be a good weapon of choice.
At CES 2012, CSI GlobalVCard's Erica Santiago gives a demonstration of how customers of the company can easily generate limited-use virtual credit cards that show up as an image on a smartphone or mobile device.
InformationWeek catches up with DarbeeVision to get a look at "the Darblet." With one HDMI input and one HDMI output, the Darblet is an amazingly simple piece of hardware that significantly enhances the quality of the HD video being passed through it.
ContentWatch -- the folks known for Net Nanny -- and MokiMobility announced at CES 2012 that they will be partnering to deliver a mobile device management solution that draws on the strengths of both companies in the areas of content filtering and remote administration.
Sometimes, the best gadgets don't involve a lot of high tech or silicon chips. Such is the case with Keyport's Slide which is a completely fresh approach to an old problem -- how best to keep your keys.
Using a small dongle that plugs into an iPhone's 30-pin connector, Dexim uses the iPhone's accelerometer to remotely control toy cars and trucks. At CES 2012, Dexim was showing other gadgets off as well.
Optoma Technologies --- known for its small projectors --- was at CES 2012 showing off three of its hightly portable offerings. One is a battery-operated 100 lumens LED projector that's small enough to fit in your pocket.
Belkin is at CES 2012 showing off a prototype for a Thunderbolt docking station. On the input side, the docking station has connections for USB, HDMI, Ethernet, audio, Thunderbolt, and USB. On the output side? Just one Thunderbolt port for a Macbook.
VMware was at CES 2012 showing how its virtual machine platform for Android makes it possible for smartphone users to keep there personal and work lives separate without having to own two phones.
By connecting a radio transmitter directly to a residential router, Liftmaster makes it possible to remote control garage doors and houselights from smartphones and tablets. Garage door openers? Yes. There's an app for that.
At CES 2012, Boost Case announced an $80 modular iPhone 4/4s case that the company says will double the average iPhone's battery life.
Boost Case is at CES in Las Vegas demonstrating its newest design for a modular battery extension case for the iPhone 4 and 4s. Boost says that with the case (which includes a 1900 mA battery), most users will get twice the daily battery life that they're used to getting.
Here's a sneak peek at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show's array of gadgets, from dream cameras to clever iPhone cases--and even a cycling computer that promises you a beach-ready body.