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Whoosh! review being finalized, Canon Powershot ELPH 340 HS pre-ordered

Whoosh! review being finalized, Canon Powershot ELPH 340 HS pre-ordered

We are getting caught up with CES 2014 reporting, after getting some of the videos edited and uploaded. Steve Anderson had Achilles tendon surgery right at the beginning of February. Imagine: he walked all of those exhibition halls, including the ones at the Sands Expo Center, with this yet-to-be diagnosed injury!

Anyway, we had purchased Whoosh! Screen Shine at our local Frys after enjoying the sample we received at CES 2014. Suffice it to say that the product is great!

Whoosh! Screen Shine
Whoosh! Screen Shine, featured at CES 2014, purchased at Frys Las Vegas

Video showing use to follow soon!

For those familiar with CES, many technology hardware products are delayed by weeks, if not months, after the show. The first item to be purchased by technotraveler.com to be reviewed is the Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera.

Angled front view, purple Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera
Angled front view, purple Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera
Top view, purple Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera
Top view, purple Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera
rear view, black Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera
rear view, black Canon ELPH 340 HS point-and-shoot camera

Announced just before CES 2014, the ELPH has these projected features:

  • 12x Optical Zoom helps ensure outstanding optical performance and versatility.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices*, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi® enabled computer, and lets you remotely shoot using your smartphone or tablet.
  • For easier Wi-Fi® connectivity, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android™ device.
  • Creative Shot mode uses composition, color and lighting from your original image to create unique images with an artistic flair.
  • 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide excellent low-light performance.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button.
    The convenient Mobile Device Connect Button allows you to connect to your compatible Android™ or iOS® device* for quick and easy sharing.
  • Hybrid Auto records quick video clips before each still and compiles them together to make a short highlight reel.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

While there just announced a Digic 6-based camera (i.e. announced after CES 2014, just in the last week), it doesn’t look like it would ship until mid-April.

We have heard from a number of vendors, such as Amaryllo International (makers of the iCam HD) and nbryte (makers of the tablift) so we hope to feature their product reviews here.

tablift from nbryte. Shown at CES 2014


We will first feature introductions to them here in early posts.

We are also following up with additional vendors, whose products were also of interest to us. If a product doesn’t quit match the mobile profile of technotraveler.com, it will be featured on our sister site, rexonline.us. We are hoping that the Polaroid 50″ 4K TV will be a featured review.