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The gadgets which stood out at CES
by Staff Writers
Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 13, 2012

Lumia 900 touchscreen smartphone.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas featured a dazzling array of high-tech gadgetry.

Here is a look at some of the products which attracted the spotlight during the four-day show, both the innovative and the unusual:

-- the LG 55EM9800 television from South Korea's LG Electronics

The 55-inch (140-centimeter) TV is just 0.16 inches (four millimeters) thick and uses OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, display technology, which offers better color contrast. The TV, which scooped up the CES "Best of Show" award, is to ship in the third quarter and expected to sell for several thousand dollars.

-- The Lumia 900 touchscreen smartphone from Finland's Nokia

The Lumia 900, which is powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software, was named best cellphone at CES. Pricing and availability were not announced for the Lumia 900, seen as Nokia's bid to break into a US smartphone market dominated by Apple's iPhone and handsets powered by Google's Android software.

-- the K800 smartphone from China's Lenovo

The K800 will be the first smartphone from the Chinese computer manufacturer and will be powered by an Intel processor and Google's Android software. It will make its debut in China in the second quarter of the year. The price has yet to be finalized, but could fall in the $600 to $700 range, according to Lenovo.

-- The Ascend P1S smartphone from China's Huawei

At just 0.26 inches (6.68 millimeters) thick, the Ascend P1S is the world's slimmest smartphone, according to Huawei. The Android-powered Ascend P1S is to go on sale in Europe in March and the following month in the rest of the world. It is expected to sell for around $400.

-- The HP Envy 14 Spectre laptop from US computer maker Hewlett-Packard

The Windows-powered HP Envy 14 Spectre was named best computer at CES and is what is known as an "ultrabook." One of several dozen ultrabooks unveiled at CES, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is to go on sale in February for $1,399.

-- the Asus Memo 370T from Taiwan's Asus

The tablet computer from Asus was named best tablet at CES. It has a seven-inch (17.8-cm) screen, is powered by the latest version of Android software for tablets and costs $250, half the price of the cheapest iPad.

-- the Dot iPhone lens attachment from New York-based Kogeto

The $79 Dot clips on to an iPhone, aligning with the lens of the camera, and allows the smartphone from Apple to shoot 360-degree panoramic video. A version of Dot for the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone will be available in the first half of this year with more Android models to come.

-- spnKiX motorized shoes from Los Angeles-based Acton Inc

The invention of industrial designer Peter Treadway, the battery powered high-tech footware allow a user to glide along at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour (16 kilometers per hour). The shoes will begin shipping in March and will cost $649.

-- BlueStacks for Windows.

BlueStacks, which will ship on some upcoming Windows 8 computers, was named best software application at CES. It provides Windows users with access to the hundreds of thousands of Android applications.

-- the MakerBot Replicator from New York-based MakerBot Industries

The MakerBot Replicator is what is known as a 3D printer and can make objects as large as a loaf of bread by working off of a blueprint fed into the machine. It costs $1,749.

-- the Blast Chiller from South Korea's LG Electronics

It's not going to change the world but the Blast Chiller does promise to chill a beer in just five minutes. The Blast Chiller distributes cold air in a compartment of a new LG refrigerator to quickly cool down cans or bottles.

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