The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas and has brought with it a range of futuristic gadgets. As ever, while some are tempting, some others are downright bizarre.
Here's a top 5 of what has been showcased so far...
Razr Razer Blade: One of the most sophisticated gaming laptops on the planet (at the moment) and definitely a match for any console around. One of the coolest features of the laptop, apart from its integrated LCD touchpad, is that it weighs just seven pounds... although it boasts a giant 17.3-inch screen. The processor is a powerful 2.83GHz Intel Core i7 2640M and measures just 2.2 cm thick. Other features include 8GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555m video card for enhanced graphics, a 320GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive and committed GDDR5 video memory. The LCD touchpad also works as multi-touch panel and a track pad, with as many as 10 customizable touch-buttons.
The 'Gaze' Interface: The Gaze is here to relegate the mouse to the pages of history. Tobii's forthcoming tile-based Windows 8 Gaze interface enables the user to move the cursor with just the eyes. However, it remains to be seen how fast the technology catches on.
Cloud FTP: Cloud FTP allows the user to connect any USB storage device - like a USB drive, a digital camera, an SD card, etc. - to transform it into a personal wireless server. The device makes wireless file sharing easy for the user's Apple devices, laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled devices. It also has the potential to automatically connect to other cloud storage services - DropBox or iCloud.
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Behringer iNuke Boom: The iNuke Boom from Behringer is a 4-feet tall and 8-feet wide speaker that produces 10,000 watts of ear-bursting sound. However, it costs about $30,000!
MyFord Mobile: The MyFord Mobile app allows Focus Electric drivers to control the charge levels of their car, pre-heat or cool the interior and locate other charging stations, directly from the mobile phone or the Web.