I am extremely impressed with the CES coverage from OverclockersClub.com. When you go to this link and scroll to the bottom, you'll see there is 33 pages of coverage showing all the stuff computer users will want to see. They don't cover all the phones, TVs, etc like CNET and Engadget. Really suggest you look though some:
CES: Mouse and keyboard control coming to Xbox 360 -Says they already have a version for the PS3. Not bad for $60. Though considering how much MS talks up about how PC like the Xbox is to develop for, you would think it would be just plug and play without an add on device.
I've been looking at sports/action video cameras lately, like the GoPro. This is a Cnet video of one called the Contour GPS HD. Looks pretty interesting. http://cnettv.cnet.com/contour-gps-h...-50098466.html
While on the subject, anyone else out there in TG land have a GoPro or other?
I am so in love with Audi the last couple of years. Something about those LED headlights and just the powerful look of their designs has me hooked. And with these new e-tron models, it's even harder not to go sell a kidney to afford one..... Audi R8 e-tron wows the crowd
and Audi R8 e-tron wows the crowd
I'll be back later with the massive computer tech roundup.
All right, I'm back to finish this coverage up.
I had planned to finish it last week, but woke up not feeling good Friday, and by the end of work I was feeling down for the count. Spent what was supposed to be a great 3 day weekend in bed, and finally went back to work on Wed.
But we are heading into a huge post (probably more than one) showing off all the latest and greatest in computer tech we can look forward to in 2011.
For starters, I figured we would look at just some of the new headsets shown at CES.
Seems like there are more and more to choose from, and the prices seem to keep going up. Also, wireless is getting to be a major option.
So pretty much the big deal here is this is an ISP monitor (usually the best monitor tech there is) but with a lower input lag making it a dream screen for gamers.
But then they go and give it a x1080rez. WHY
From LG, a mouse I actually kind of shrugged at, till I watched the video and thought about how this could be useful in some business and school classes. And again, Engadget has a good hands on video: LG LSM-100 Scanner Mouse hands-on
I was just really surprised at how easy it was to use, and you can save the scan in different formats.
Up next we have a new PC gaming controller from Razer:
The video shows it playing all kinds of games including FPS like Bad Company 2. I don't know what to think right now. It looks like the player had decent control, but I don't know if it was as precise as a mouse would offer. It would be fun to play Portal with though.
For the rest of the PC parts there is a lot to look at. I read through more than 50 articles that looked at what a certain brand had to show and picked some of the best. If you see something that catches your eye, like a new case, a quick google will probably turn up more info from another source.
First up is Bigfoot Networks. Those that keep up with the forum may remember we had a thread on the subject almost exactly a year ago this week: Anyone use Xeno Lag Killer?
It is a good short read considering we had a Bigfoot company man posting in the thread.
But considering ThinkComputers.com had this to say:
Killer NIC maker Bigfoot Networks is having a really, really big week at CES 2011.
I'm looking forward to seeing some detailed reviews and will keep TG posted.
Speaking of MSI, HardwareCanucks.com had a look at what the future holds: CES 2011: MSI Demos New AM3+ Big Bang Conqueror & Lightning GPUs
There has been a lot of talk about how good AMD's Bulldozer line is going to be, and MSI is getting ready for them with AM3+ boards. They also look at their new P67 boards and just wait till you see all the bells and whistles on their new Big Band Marshall motherboard, shown below:
Antec had some new cases to show off, and they look really good:
The first pic is the new One Hundred Gamer mid case: Antec Announces the One Hundred Gamer ATX-Mid Tower Chassis
That link has a video look, and it is pretty impressive when you see the MSRP is only $80. I still love my Antec P182, but I'd like to get my hands on one of those to really test it. I'll be watching for some reviews.
If you remember Thermaltake had one of the coolest and most talked about cases last year called the Level 10. This new one called the Level 10 GT is a more realistic option for most people with an msrp of about $269. Lots of good details and pics at the link: CES 2011: Thermaltake Makes Level 10 for the Masses
They also take a look at some of the other stuff Thermaltake had at the show. Everything from coolers to new mice, keyboards, and headphones.
Along with that OCZ announced what I think is some HUGE news last week: OCZ quits DRAM business to focus on super-speedy SSDs
That is some down news for gamers here that build their own systems and help others upgrade. OCZ made good RAM with very good prices, so loosing them will limit options. But can't wait to see more SSD on the market to help bring prices down.
The final piece I wanted to mention is actually an article I found this morning on the new Asus Eee Slate. I really think it is worth watching the short video if you are even remotely thinking about a tablet. Asus Eee Slate EP121 unboxed by Asus
I am actually really impressed. For this to be a first gen, it blows the Ipad away if you want the equivalent of a PC but in a tablet. I really can't see a big market for netbooks for much longer once more tablets like this come out.
At the end of the video he mentions some future videos where they will actually look at the Slate in use using things like Photoshop.
Here is that video: Official ASUS Eee Slate EP121 Demo 1080p
Having just watched that 2nd video, I have to say it looks like something I would much rather have than an Ipad. Can't wait to try it out in person.