What does a controller look like when you design for folks who are going to really beat the hell out of it? Mad Catz made this controller to be used by players who attend Major League Gaming events, and that means that this thing has more more moving parts than a Transformer.
It's CES, folks (or the Consumer Electronics Show for your first-timers). And as always, we're bringing you the latest tech innovations straight from Las Vegas. But why not take a minute and celebrate one very spirited participant we've dubbed 'Tablet Man,' who has 11 tablets strapped to his body. Gotta love CES.
When we think of portable TVs, we generally picture something like RCA's little 7-inch fold-up MIT700. What we generally don't picture is just going up and ripping your 40-inch flatscreen off the wall, but that's what Sharp expects you to do with with these completely wireless and "portable" concept TVs.
Come March, fans of fighting games are getting treated to quite the epic showdown in Street Fighter X Tekken, which will pit the two venerable franchises against one another. To celebrate, Mad Catz is rolling out a special edition of its FightStick line, and unlike the characters, you can get two sticks to play nice together.
Go ahead and throw that iPhone, Android, tablet, camera or whatever into the water. It'll still work, if it's treated with Liquipel's special nano coating. Yeah, waterproofing that doesn't require chunky cases of any kind.
CES 2012 is all about ultrabooks. Last year, CES was all about tablets. Before that, CES was all about smartphones. Notice a theme? No optical drives. We're not done with optical media forever (even if we might want to be), and Samsung has come to the rescue with an external optical drive that can work with anything.
The Cube is a mouse that's super easy to write off. It looks like Logitech started at square one and stopped there: it's just a box, nothing doing. If you're in the market for a travel mouse, however, you'd be doing yourself a disservice, as the Cube makes a lot of sense once you see it.
If we've had one thing hammered into our unwilling skulls over the last few years at CES, it's this: 2D sucks, and 3D is awesome. Nothing is better in 2D. Nothing. Not even pictures of your dog. Somehow (and it won't tell us how), Casio is able to take 2D snapshots, add depth, and then use a proprietary 3D printer to make sculptures out of them. The results, while striking, can be a bit strange, as with the (excessively?) pointy dalmatian in the picture above.
Last year, we saw a holographic display that could be used to create a holographic TV. This year, TCL's apparently got one in the wings. Is this the future of TV? (Spoiler: if it is, it's the far future, but it certainly makes today's 3D look silly.)
While every company is trying to beat Apple to the punch with motion and voice-controlled TV interfaces, Haier's working on something entirely different: mind-controlled TV.