What's the best new thing you've seen at CES?

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I think of CES as being my shopping list for next Christmas. I saw a sweet WiFi enabled clothes dryer, honey! Kidding....kind of. Actually, I saw some interesting new software from Synology for their NAS devices (DSM 4.2 beta) that emphasize cloud based management and includes Synology High Availability on their NAS devices. But that isn't exactly mind blowing, tell the kids about it type stuff. Nvidia's new Tegra 4 processors are impressive, but that wasn't much a surprise. I know we only have press day behind us, but have you seen anything really interesting yet?

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stylor
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There are three that I'm excited about.
One - The Pebble Watch has finally reached the production stage, and I'm looking forward to my reward for backing their Kickstarter campaign when they start shipping The Pebble on January 23.
Two - The Surface Pro tablet running honest to goodness Windows 8, which is the first thing from Microsoft I've been excited about in a long time.
Three - Flexible displays. I want a bendy tablet, and I want it now!

blackdog
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I haven't seen too much that absolutely blows me away - not yet anyway, there is still time. Gorilla Glass 3 is one of the things that I look forward to seeing reach mass production. Now that we all carry around expensive devices everywhere we go, anything that makes them more likely to survive the inevitable drops is a very good thing in my book. Gorilla Glass 3 is supposed to combine the thinness of Gorilla Glass 2 with additional damage resistance, so the race to make paper thin devices doesn't mean that those devices have to be a race towards fragility.  

 

On the consumer front, I'm pretty pumped about both the OLED displays and the curved ones shown by Samsung - but it will be a while before they are priced where I can consider them personally.   

jimlynch
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Absolutely nothing, I didn't go. Heh.

dthomas
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The Tactus Technology touchscreen that morphs into a keyboard was pretty rad.  Literally, little keys pop up when the keyboard is on screen. My mind boggles at all of the other uses I can think of for the technology.  Of course, 90% of those are totally juvenile, but I just can't help myself. 

 

There is a YouTube video that shows it in action. 

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