CES 2012

Attention, Developers: Kinect Comes to Windows

The buried lead in Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s keynote address and swansong at the Consumer Electronics Show in January was the announcement of a Kinect peripheral for Windows.

New Sennheiser HD 700 Headphones

For some people, listening to music isn’t a passive and disengaged activity; it’s an all-consuming experience. For these people, the idea of wearing low-quality earbuds, or worse yet, listening to music through a poorly designed speaker dock is just a cruel tease.

Five New Olympus Cameras

Olympus has introduced a quintet of new point-and-shoot digital cameras, at CES 2012, that include simple snappy-shoots, a new Tough series camera and a couple of pocket-sized super zooms.

High-End Sennheiser RS 220 Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones haven’t been known to satisfy the golden ears of demanding audiophiles. That could change with the release of the RS 220 Digital Wireless Headphones from Sennheiser.

New JVC Announces GY-HMQ10 Handheld 4K Camcorder

It took a while for the whole world to catch up to the HDTV movement, but nowadays you have to go out of your way even to find a TV that’s not HD. A similar situation exists with camcorders, although there are still plenty of SD camcorders for sale. Even so, JVC has just announced the GY-HMQ10, a handheld 4K camcorder that you’ll be able to buy in March.

New Ion Guitar Apprentice

Lighted portable keyboards offer an extremely intuitive and user-friendly method for learning to play piano. In order to play a song, the first keys that need to be pressed are illuminated, and the next notes in the tune light up after the previous set have been played, so the user knows exactly where to strike in succession.

New Fujifilm X-Pro1 Mirrorless Camera and Fujifilm X-mount Lenses

When the Fujifilm Finepix X100 made its debut it made more than a few hearts flutter, but it also left more than a few photographers wishing it had more than a fixed, semi-wide angle lens. Enter the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

New Limited Edition Fujifilm X100 Black

Ever since Fujifilm released the FinePix X100 last March, fans and enthusiasts have been clamoring for a black version of the camera. Available until now only in a silver finish, the X100 is a premium digital rangefinder camera with a 23mm f/2 lens (equivalent to 35mm on a 35mm camera) and 12.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor.

New Samsung ST76, ST200F, WB150F and WB850F

Samsung has introduced a quartet of point-and-shoot cameras, each with a particular user in mind. Though varied in form and function, each of the new cameras shares what has seemingly become Samsung’s clean, Bauhaus-inspired approach to product design. 

New Camcorders from Panasonic

Panasonic has announced a gaggle of high-def, palm-sized camcorders, each designed to capture impressively high quality 1080/60p video capture under the lowest lighting conditions.


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