Category: CES

Energy Harvesting BonsaiLight, wireless light switch, no batteries needed

Posted by – March 15, 2014

Dr. Eri Takahashi is founder and CEO of EcoHarvester, green-technology startup, winner of the 2008 UC Berkeley Venture Lab Prize and 2009 NASA Innovation prize at the Rice Business Plan competition. In this episode hosted by William Lumpkins, Senior Member of IEEE, Dr. Takahashi presents her patented energy-harvesting technology that allows humans to power remote switches and controls using kinetic energy, reducing the need for batteries. Combining deep expertise in electronic design and energy-harvesting technology with an award-winning design team, BonsaiLight creates wireless light switches and controls that are battery-free and elegant in design and can operate with Bluetooth and other RF standards to eliminate the need for multiple standards in a system.

G-ONE Ripple Light

Posted by – March 15, 2014

G-ONE makes ripple light which is a radio frequency controlled LED lighting system. G-ONE Inc is a Japanese company. The lighting system can be controlled through a mobile device such as an Android device. The protoypes have AAA batteries and the final version will have built in batteries with a battery life of 6 hours and potentially being rechargeable.

Konka $900 42″ 4K, $1000 50″ 4K, $1100 55″ 4K, $1600 65″ 4K, $4000 84″ 4K

Posted by – February 22, 2014

Here are the cheapest yet 4K displays for sale all over China, now being exported worldwide either under the Konka brand or under third party brands. They sell about 30K 4K displays per month at the moment and mass production of these are ramping up. Those all support HDMI 2 60fps by default. Konka uses the LG and Samsung 4K panels, so the quality is the same in terms of the panel, the CPU and 4K engine is different generating and upscaling perhaps different 4K quality yet, they use for example MStar 4K engine with among other things 4K HEVC decode support.

Panasonic GH4, 4K video camera, coming soon

Posted by – February 22, 2014

Panasonic announces their upcoming 4K mirrorless camera, successor to the GH3 (which is being used to film all videos on http://ARMdevices.net in the past year since CES 2013), it'll use a new ultra fast SD Card system to record 4K video at up to 200mbit per second.

Latest Hasee Laptops, Phones and Tablets

Posted by – February 20, 2014

HASEE is a 20 year old company. HASEE makes laptops, smartphones, and tablets. HASEE employs 3,000 - 4,000 people in their factories. HASEE has a 4.5" phone for 69 USD and a 5" phone 99 USD and 139 USD and a 6" phone for 159 USD all for retail price.

Company Website: http://www.hasee.com/en/

LG 4K Ultra HD TV

Posted by – February 20, 2014

LG makes 4k TVS anywhere in the ballpark of 49" to 105". LG TV's have upscaling technology so that HD videos can be watched in 4k. LG plans to release the 49" 4k television during 2014 at unspecified date with no announced price. Netflix plans to offer 4k movie streaming and the LG TVS will be compatible with it.

MT6582 and MT6572 phones from Shenzhen Go East Electronics

Posted by – February 14, 2014

Go East Electronics from Shenzhen shows their 2014 range of phones. Go East sells around 20,000 phones per week and 80,000 per month. Go east has a factory that employs around 300 people. Go east has a 6" WVGA (800x480) android phone with a MTK 6582 processor for 30 USD. Go East has another model with a a 5.3" screen and MTK 6582 processor for an unspecified price. GO east has a 4" WVGA with a MTK 6572 processor for 52 USD.

$88 7.85″ IPS A31S, 7″ A31S, $80 10.1″ TN from Shenzhen Ployer

Posted by – February 9, 2014

The latest range of tablets from Shenzhen Ployer.

Here's the contact information for Ployer (please tell them you saw the video):

Company Name: Shenzhen Ployer Electronics Co., Ltd.
Address: Building 8, Yusheng Industrial Park, Gushu, Xixiang, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Zip Code: 518102
International Business Contact
Telephone: 0086-755-82660733
Fax: 0086-755-82660533
Email: info@ployer.com.cn

Vuzix M100 Smart Glass now shipping for $1000

Posted by – February 8, 2014

Vuzix is showing their $1000 Smart Glass headmounted computer solution uses a compact WQVGA 16:9, 1Ghz OMAP4430 Powered, White Pearl display module and ultra-low-power driver IC from Kopin Corporation, 16GB Flash, 32GB MicroSD support, head-tracking sensors are 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis Accelerometer and 3 axis Magnetometer. 600mAh battery offering 1-2 hours of display usage but much more can be achieved with an external 3800mAh battery pack. Camera does 5megapixel photos and 1080p video. Mounting options include over head, Safety Glasses and can be used on either left or right eye. They have an SDK for further Android development for it links up using Bluetooth 4.0 to Android or iOS host device. You can read more about it here: http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100/

Shenzhen Coolyida Kuyida $130 MT6589 Phone, $35 Tablet, $17 Power bank speaker

Posted by – February 8, 2014

Showing their latest tablets. RK3026 for $35, the best they have is 1280x800 $105 MediaTek powered tablet. They also have a $17 NFC power bank that doubles as a speaker. MT6589 5" 1920x1080 for $130.