CES 2013 has come to a close, but that does not mean the announcements in the last few days were any less exciting than the first. Here are some of the latest announcements from CES, find out what gadgets you may have missed and can expect to see in the coming months.
Olympus announced its SZ-15 camera at CES 2013; a 16MP camera with a 24x Zoom and a 3-inch 460k LCD screen. The camera will feature built in filters for still photos and videos. Filters will allow users to retouch and even add makeup to images directly from the camera. The Olympus SZ-15 will be available in March with an estimated price of $200 USD at the time of this writing, making it an attractive option as far as price and features go.
Kingston had its HyperX Predator 3.0 on display at CES 2013, a 1TB USB flash drive, which will reportedly have transfer rates of 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write. Due to ship in one month, it will come with a 5-year warranty, but Kingston has not alluded to a price as of this writing. The 512GB model will have a retail price of $1750 USD, leading DesktopReview to believe its 1TB counterpart could have a price tag as high as $4000 USD.
AOL introduced its new software Alto at CES 2013; Alto is an email service that will use cloud storage to help users organize email from multiple accounts. Alto will use categories to organize emails, social notifications, attachments, coupons, retailer emails, and more. Users can also customize categories, which will be caused “Stacks”. Using a single email account, users will be able to sync their AOL mail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and .me and Mac mail accounts. Alto is currently available as a limited preview, and users can receive an invite for a trial run.
The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 desktop scanner was revealed at CES 2013; it’s a wireless scanner that will transmit PDF and JPEG files to mobile devices on its own. The device will send scanned documents to compatible Android devices running OS 2.23 and iOS devices running iOS 4.3 or later. The scanner will also be able to sync to apps like Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, SugarSync, and Salesforce. The ScanSnap iX500 is currently available for $495 USD and the Deluxe Bundle retails for $595 USD at the time of this writing.
Archos unveiled its Titanium line of Jelly Bean 4.1 Android-based tablets at CES 2013 with A9 1.6 GHz dual-core CPUS and quad core GPUs. The 70 Titanium will be competing with the Amazon Kindle Fire, at 7-inches with a retail price of $120 USD. The 8-inch will be dubbed the 80 Titanium, and will be in line with the iPad Mini; the 80 Titanium will retail for $140 and the 101 Titanium, a 10.1-inch tablet, will retail for $200 USD. The final tablet in the line up Is the 97 Titanium HD, a 9.7-inch tablet with a resolution of 2048×1536, retailing at $250. With no news yet on the release date, it will be interesting to see if the tablets’ performance will match up to their respective retail prices.
Sony debuted its Xperia Z and ZL at CES 2013, two smartphones with 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD expansion, 4G LTE, and a 13.1MP rear-facing camera. Each model will feature Sony’s “Reality Display”, a 5-inch screen with a 1920×1080 resolution; the few differences between the two phones will be their size, price, and build. The more expensive Xperia Z will have a larger screen size, measuring in at just about 5.5-inches by 2.8-inches, and about .3-inches thin. The Xperia ZL will be about 5.15-inches by 2.73-inches by, and about .4-inches thin; it will not be as big or as sleek as the Xperia Z but it will have a more durable build with a slightly rounded back. The two Sony phones do not have a price point yet but are slated to arrive later in Q1.