Introduction

So, realistically, what out of the various CES 2012 gear would I actually buy?

So, realistically, what out of the various CES 2012 gear would I actually buy?

The slideshow(s) and the videos should give some indication of what I was even interested in remembering from this year’s show which, despite the crowds, seemed low key compared to previous years.
Well, one item I bought in the exhibit hall. The large text cover for my Apple wireless keyboard from kbcovers.com. I love it. Because it is so thin, I can keep it with my keyboard while it lives in its relatively new Incase Origami Workstation case.

  • M-Edge has some things that are new in their line of products that I will investigate for reviewing. I’m so glad that the Nook Tablet is the same size as my Nook Color so those will some choices I will make for review ideas. There were even more cases, sleeves and accessories for tablets and e-readers from which to choose at this year’s CES.
  • The 360° panoramic video created with the Kogeto dot literally caught my eye. A snap-on lens accessory for the iPhone 4/4S, you can record video in a full 360° view. My colleague, Alice Swift, was also at CES and reported that they had their own software but I don’t remember if it’s required for use or an option.
  • The various point-and-shoot cameras are so far beyond my three (two Sonys and one Kodak), I was drooling. Sure, the DSLRs are always awe-inspiring but realistically, I survive with my pocketable cameras. Panasonic, Canon, Casio and even Vivitar and Polaroid (with a camera that’s also an Android phone) had models that I played with for a bit of time. Don’t be surprised if I have a new one by the end of the calendar year.
  • I was really interested in Polaroid and Panasonic digital camcorders (see the end of Vimeo video from the January 16 post with my demo of the Panasonic) for the budget traveler. So much has changed since I bought the Kodak Zi6 three years ago.
  • Tabletpillow Hitech from Bosign SE

  • Remember the TyPillow from last year’s CES? I was so enamored with this item, I even asked its creator to take my picture with it. When it was eventually announced, it was after the release of the Apple iPad 2 so that was what it was marketed for, to the apparent exclusion of the iPad 1. Now, it is available for the iPad but I have moved on. The new soft format carrier/stand/holder of my thoughts is from Bosign of Sweden: the TabletPillow. It has a bit of a lip on which you can rest various types of e-readers and tablets. Because it isn’t form-fitting, your device can be resting/viewed in landscape or in portrait mode. There are two internal pockets: one for your device, one for incidentals or accessories. It has been available for sale in UK but isn’t yet for sale in the U.S. When I get it, you will be the first to know!