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.
the wireless speaker/earphone are the same piece of junk and has been around for quite many years.
Have you seen a wireless guitar connector? much cooler.
For the sony tab, I am realizing all it's function now with a usb/VGA extention cable. why bother?
I really hate to say this, the blurb had an unacceptable level of technical problems, i.e. "system" instead of "spectrum", and the final 15 words being incompetent garbage. Highly unprofessional. (the Sennheiser blurb)
The Lytro camera is very cool. I'm sure each of us has a few photos that are out of focus, but could not be re-taken -- action shots, or those rare events that were captured at just the right moment, which happened to occur before the autofocus had settled.
The Wipnet gadget is something I would personally be very interested in. Some of us have coax in the walls throughout the house, but not CAT5 cables, and would love to connect our desktop PCs and TVs to Ethernet instead of WiFi.
The Biscotti TV Phone falls in the "what were they thinking?" category. Is it really meant to sit on top of a TV set? Modern LCD TVs are so thin, you can't sit anything on top of them.
None other than the tab from Sony is of much appealing to my likings.
Why the tab from Sony is stands ahead of all others in the market? Has anybody experienced it? Does the feature mentioned in this article make big sense?
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