CES 2014: The Gadgets Of Tomorrow
Posted: January 8, 2014 by Emily Brown
Bigger than ever, this year's CES featured 3,200 exhibitors who presented thousands of devices to more than 1,50,000 visitors. Seeing much of the expected trends, here are the five, hopefully hottest, gadgets that will hit the shelves in tech stores soon.
A replacement to the two year old Nikon D3200, Nikon D3300 is looking pretty much the same as its predecessor. However, it has a number of key upgrades when it comes to the insides. The new camera has a 24-megapixel sensor that uses 4 image processor for better performance instead of an optical low pass filter. With 11 autofocus points, ISO 25,600 capability, full HD video and 5 fps continuous shooting speed, Nikon is an easy-to-operate camera. Its updated guide mode will let new DSLR users enjoy in taking photos, trying out the 13 in-camera effects, or maybe the easy panorama mode.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
A trimmed-down version of the Sony's flagship Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact proves that Sony has done the mini phone version right. With a 4.3-inch Triluminos tech display, it's obviously smaller than the flagship Z1, but still keeps its waterproof, metal and glass design, as well as its 20MP camera. As for the Z1 compact's hardware, it includes a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (extendable) and 2,300mAh battery.
Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
Just as the name implies itself, Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 is the first 7-inch rugged tablet that is dust, water and shock proof worldwide. Adding a weight of just 540 grams to the compact 7-inch screen, it's also the world's "thinnest and lightest fully-rugged 7-inch Windows tablet. Surprising as it may seem, it runs Windows 8 on an Intel core i5/Celeron processor with 4/8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. Meant for pro use, it also includes dual cameras (5MP rear and 2MP front), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, optional 3G/4G, a USB 3.0 port and a 3220mAh Li-ion battery.
Samsung Galaxy Pro Tablets
Called the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO, Samsung's pro range extended for two more tablets that aim to establish a rather new segment in the pro section. Featuring 12.2-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel displays, both tablets are equipped with octa core processors and 3GB RAM. Also, they offer dual cameras, a 9,500mAh battery, expandable storage, run the latest Android 4.4 OS and will be available in WiFi only or 3G/LTE versions.
Indian phone maker Micromax unveiled its first dual booting tablet powered by an Intel processor at CES. Known for bringing top-end specs at mid range prices in India, the company is among the first companies in the world to prepare a hybrid device of this kind. Micromax LapTab is a 10.1-inch tablet that runs both Microsoft Windows 8 and Android 4.2 and you can switch between the two by restarting the device. Its other specs include 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable), a 7,400mAh battery, 2MP front camera, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.