Just stop me when this sounds ridiculous: A tablet. Built for gaming. Like, really built for gaming. With twin analogue joysticks. That are permanently built into it. That's Razer's Project Fiona. And it's more amazing than you think.
iPhone gaming's great and all, but it's still hard to get over the on-screen touch controls when the screen's only 3.5 inches. Ion's new iCade Mobile lets you basically jam your phone into the body of a PSP and play without cluttering your screen with your own damn fingers.
Origin's been one of the craziest overclocking outfits around for a while now, but its laptops haven't been really, let's say, aesthetically pleasing. Its latest rigs got the Ricky Lake makeover treatment, though, but not at the cost of raw arsekicking power: they still clock in at a ridiculous 4.5GHz.
I just copped a major feel on the new Motorola Droid 4 and the Droid RAZR MAXX. I'm going to cut right to the chase: they both carry on the traditions of their ancestors, but improve on them in ways that actually matter.
Sony's 4K projector was first announced last year, but they have the thing on display at CES this year. After getting to zone out in a pitch black room where the projector blasted the new Spider Man trailer at full resolution on a 182-inch screen, I'm sold on the idea.
The Medfield codename invoked strange Cloverfield associations for me. Would Intel's first serious mobile chip be a monster that destroys absolutely everything in its path? Well, the dust has cleared, and we have the Atom Z2460. It's not going to crush everything else, but it looks damn decent.
ThumbsUp's Padintosh case is hardly a case, but at £30 it's cheaper than a lot of the svelte leather cases you see around. But do they send you straight back to 1984? Uh-huh, thought not. I can just see parents educating their children in how "tough we had it" by hindering their next iPad session with one of these "cases." [ThumbsUp via UberGizmo]
This chrome nightmare was heckling CES attendees, trying to coax them into TP-Link's booth to check out the company's wireless network wares. I generally like the lack of 'booth babes' at CES, since it means booths are staffed with personnel who actually know something about the products on display.
Dell's XPS 13 is their official entry into the Ultrabook market. On the outside, it doesn't look terribly different from other Ultrabooks (hello teardrop design!), but a closer examination reveals that Dell took a very interesting approach to the materials they used in their machine. Namely, carbon fibre.
Yesterday MakerBot unveiled their next generation 3D printer, cleverly naming it the Replicator in a nod to the similar devices seen in Star Trek. But instead of instantly producing a piping hot cup of Earl Grey tea, the Replicator methodically turns 3D models into real-life plastic creations.
The next big version of Windows got a lacklustre reception when it first landed on a tablet. It looked and worked great, yeah, but was knocked for a little clunkiness. Now, it's running on superfast phone guts—and it will be great.
By the end of this year you could be playing with a quad-core Android phone courtesy of Fujitsu. We just played with the company's newest prototype. It's fast, but what would you do with all of that power?
I'll admit I have a soft spot for the crazy crap you find on the CES show floor while dashing between meetings. And so far CTA Digital has been my most reliable source for accessories that make you stop and shake your head.
It's not that I don't believe in miracles. I once knew a man who sat through an entire episode of Two and a Half Men without trying to set fire to his loungeroom. It's a crazy world. But if ViewSonic made an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet that isn't excruciatingly painful to use, and for under £150, I'll buy a hat and eat it.