Date: January 6th, 2011
Writers on the CES Floor: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor) / Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
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WHAT IS CES?
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a gathering of thousands of industry partners, press and manufacturers to facilitate and give media the chance to see developing technology and products while getting manufacturers the press and media attention needed for future growth. Through several different press functions, conferences, keynotes and show floor displays, the stage is set for information to be exchanged, professional relationships to be developed and for getting product marketing exposure.
CORSAIR PRE-PRESS EVENT
Corsair's media event at the Venetian's V-Bar showcased some exciting products coming in 2011. In addition to cases, power supplies and memory, they will now be entering the PC speaker market. Their goal is to provide a correct balance of high, mid-range, and low frequencies to create sound that works well for gaming, movies, and music.
The SP2500 2.1 system boasts some impressive specs including 232 watts of total output power, six class-D amplifiers, 8” subwoofer and a controller with 1.8” LCD screen. A USB connector on the controller allows for future additions or updates to the EQ and program modes.
The SP2200 is a more value oriented 2.1 set that delivers 46 watts of total output power, subwoofer with 6” driver, and controls located on the right satellite. It will be available later this month with an MSRP of $99.99 US.
To further add to their gaming lineup, the HS1A headphones feature the same acoustic design of the original HS1, but they've added analog inputs. MSRP on these headphones is $79.99
If this special edition 600T case from Corsair is any indication, then white may become the new black when it comes to PC cases. This white case with glossy and satin black accents has the same features at the original 600T, but with an attractive “storm trooper” appearance. Both window and mesh side panel versions are available with an MSRP of $159.99
KINGSTON (@ DIGITAL EXPERIENCE)
Kingston gave us a sneek peek at a device that isn't available just yet, but looks very promising. Codenamed “Mobius X”, this portable storage device can be accessed over a wireless network connection using an iPhone or an iPad over a maximum of three connections. The demonstration featured an iPad browser connecting to device by simply typing in its IP address. While initially only supporting the iPhone and iPad, the Mobius X will eventually support a wide range of platforms including Android and Blackberry. As shown in the photo, the size is about equal to an iPhone so it's is perfect for taking to a meeting (iPhone not included ;) ).
Stay tuned for a Kingston SSD review coming to Tweaknews very soon. We were lucky to get a sample of their SSDNow 128Gb notebook upgrade kit which also includes an enclosure and drive cloning software for ease of setup without data loss. We also received a 4Gb 2133Mhz DDR3 Sandybridge kit to test after the show.