The International CES 2013 is all over! Here are the best products from the show tested and rated by the Punch Jump News Division.
TYLT, a new mobile accessory maker, launched with the most functional and colorful new mobile peripherals at the show. From the fluorescent BAND flat cable car charger, TUNZ NFC-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker, or POWERPLANT portable battery pack with flex port cable and covers, each product delivered a new level of form and versatility to the mobile accessory market.
Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Technologies Co.’s Ascend Mate smartphone broke a new phone-screen barrier with a 6.1-inch display and combined it with a solid build to create a solid competitor to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Galaxy Note II. Should the device be sold at a lower margin than its competitor, look for the Ascend Mate to stand tall in the crowded cell phone market this year.
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Corp.’s Xperia Z looks to include the best of the company’s engineering with 5-inch, 1080p display, glass front and back and functional waterproof chassis that can be submerged entirely in water. Add in the 13.1MP camera and HDR functionality and buyers may consider the veteran electronics manufacturer for their next smartphone device.
Nvidia Project Shield
Nvidia Corp.’s Project Shield is a smart bet to lure hardcore users into the Android gaming market. With a full-size console controller, 5-inch retinal display, and a new Tegra 4 processor, the device provides a full mobile gaming rig. Should the product nab enough major developer support, Project Shield could have portable hardware makers on the defensive.
Sony 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with SimulView
Sony Corp’s new 84-inch Ultra HD TV with SimulView is an ultimate television set for video game freaks. In addition to 4K resolution, the set includes SimulView to allow two local players to view a different projected screen layer on the same screen. The Gran Turismo 5 demo worked flawlessly two players drove around an upscaled track, each with their own 84-inch display to enjoy.