THE ANNUAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IS NOT JUST ABOUT MAINSTREAM GADGETS. IT ALSO UNVEILS INNOVATIONS, QUIRKY DEVICES AND PERIPHERALS.
Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, defines the coming year in terms of new products and new technologies. Like tablets last year, the 2012 event read the future as being dominated by new televisions (OLED and 4K, which has a resolution four times that of HD), Ultrabooks (superslim Intel-led laptops), quad-core chips for tablets and smartphones and Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system for PCS and laptops. But beyond these regulars, we also espied a melange of innovative, funky, cool yet utility-driven gadgets ranging from apps to wrist watches and from wireless charging to robots. Here are a few that caught our attention.