The Consumer Electronics Association will present its choices of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award honorees at the upcoming 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The awards comprise outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product categories.
The CEA judges make their selection of the honorees in 32 categories based on overall engineering qualities and design qualities, the product’s intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.
EE Times has chosen its Top 10 based on a pure gut feeling that the gadgets and devices will make a difference in the consumer's appreciation of how technology was applied in a friendly-user manner.
Following are the EE Times Top 10 CE gadgets from the 32 categories, in no particular order:
Lytro Light Field Camera has an 8X optical zoom, f/2 aperture lens. The Light Field Engine processes the light ray data captured by the sensor. The user refocuses pictures right on the camera, on a desktop and online. It takes out the worry that the image was properly adjusted or focused when taken.
the TV phone is silly as well.
anyone can do it with a couple of cables between his pc/tv.
2 much wifi might damage your health.
this is the reason of why US manufacturing is screwed. they are producing bunch of useless cute expensive gadget.
while the chinese folks are genuinely providing consumers with value products.
Sony's tablet is questionable as a market entry to displace the leaders, but it has an interesting approach: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4218126/Adobe-and-Sony-launch-competition-to-develop-apps-for-new-tablets
No, I didn't know that, but I'll take your word for it. You're right, it seems to detract from the entire "competition" that it's entirely done on paper. On the other hand, think of the logistical problems of judging real-world objects and software.
I always find Sony's approach to consumer devices refreshing. This updated review, which we don't endorse, has some markedly interesting points: http://www.pcworld.com/article/239253/sony_tablet_s_review_a_tablet_that_goes_beyond_basics.html
The Lytro Light Field camera is amazing. I will buy it when it gets cheaper, since presently I am unemployed.
Have the folks at Lytro demo'd the camera to Law enforcement? This could become the standard camera for crime scene investigation.
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