CES 2010 news - Garmin announces its new golf specific GPS handheld, the touchscreen Garmin Approach G3. Smaller, lighter and at a lower cost than similar models, Garmin Approach G3 was announced in conjunction with the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Weighing just 5.25 ounces, Garmin Approach G3 gets up to 15 hours of battery life from two AA batteries (NiMH or lithium are recommended). Preloaded with a database of more than 12,000 course maps (and growing), and powered by two AA batteries, the Garmin Approach G3 golf GPS is ready for a round just minutes after being taken out of the box. There are no subscriptions or annual fees that are common in golf technology.
CES 2010 - Building upon the massive success of its initial product launch, Powermat - the worldwide leader in wireless charging - will unveil a wide range of new and innovative charging solutions at CES 2010, further establishing its dominance in the category. Although a late entry into the wireless charging category, Powermat quickly surpassed all existing competitors by not only being first to gain national distribution with leading retailers in the market, but more importantly by experiencing considerable success and sell-through at store level. Since its launch, Powermat has sold in excess of 750,000 Powermat products, with most stores experiencing severe out-of-stock shortages late in the season.
Seagate unveils the Black Armor PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive performance kit for netbooks. Demonstrating its industry leadership in delivering advanced and easy-to-use storage solutions, this all-in-one USB 3.0 toolkit packages a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5 inch hard drive, power cable and PC express card, to deliver speeds up to three times faster than its USB 2.0 predecessor, making it one of the fastest portable hard drives available. “As we continue to amass vast libraries of HD photos, movies, & music, the storage needs of households are forecast to grow more than ten times between 2009 & 2013, and the average storage requirements will exceed a terabyte by 2013”, said Kurt Schreff, analyst of Parks Associates.
Verbatim is “backing up” its already impressive assortment of portable external hard drives with an all-new range of exceptionally reliable and fashionably thin models to help consumers effortlessly preserve their most vital files - verbatim! The exciting new additions, part of Verbatim’s complete 2010 product line was on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verbatim’s 2010 line-up packs mega storage capacity into aesthetically-pleasing, feature-rich devices that range from the diminutive to the downright tiny.
Barnes and Noble announce the launch of nook, the Barnes & Noble eBook reader, which marries innovative technology and sleek minimalist design with access to the company’s digital store of over one million eBooks, newspapers and magazines. Nook android based eBook reader features many industry firsts as it is the first Android-based eBook reader and the first to offer a color touch screen for navigation along with a best-in-class e-Ink display for an immersive, enjoyable e-reading experience. Nook, the Barnes & Noble eBook reader, will be available end of November for just $259.00.
Lenovo announce four new ThinkPad PCs - the T410s, T410 and T510 laptops and W510 mobile workstation - to bring higher levels of performance and productivity to business users. The new laptops are based on upcoming Intel Core dual-core processors and equip users with faster multi-tasking performance, more energy efficient performance and greater manageability for IT departments. Beyond powerful processing performance improvements, the new laptops extend individual productivity with never before seen ThinkPad 22 hour battery life on select models, more multitouch screen options and a single wireless broadband solution with the Qualcomm Gobi 2000 module.
Spring Design will take the wraps off the Alex, the only dual-screen Google Android-based eReader to fully integrate web browsing and reading, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2010. The debut of the Alex dual screen Reader took place at the press-only Lunch at Piero’s media and innovator event January 8 where the company has demonstrate Alex’s full browser capabilities and patented dual screen interaction technology, the Duet Navigator that enables Alex users to search the Internet on the 3.5” color browser LCD screen while displaying books, periodicals and even personal, educational and corporate documents on the Alex’s paper-like 6” EPD screen.
Lenovo announce the ThinkPad X100e, the company’s first professional-grade ultraportable laptop starting below $500. The introduction pioneers a new category of PCs for today’s business users that blends professional performance, usability and design with new color options, such as Heatwave Red, at an extremely affordable price. The Lenovo X100e also represents the first time Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to offer AMD processors on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and to leverage AMD’s VisionPro branding. The ThinkPad X100e excels in the areas important to business users with professional-grade features, exceptional usability and outstanding mobility.