Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg shows Hoda and KLG some HOT gadgets for coping with the COLD weather on NBC’s Today Show:
CES is the world’s largest consumer tech trade show—1.8 million sq feet=37 football fields and 15 miles of carpeted aisles– I’ve teamed up with just a few tech companies to show you some of the new products on the show floor
Last year Samsung launched a camcorder that was able to switch grip perfect for lefties and righties—this year they added a new feature to the QF20 – VERTICAL Switch Grip—so you can use the camera sideways now. With 1080i Full HD recording, 20x optical zoom, and creative functions in a slim and portable form, the QF20 also offers Wi-Fi capability to users so they can quickly upload their contents and Auto-Backup to the selected PC.
Now most of the televisions here at CES allow you to access internet content through the TV—but LG has come up two devices that will upgrade your existing television so that you can access video over the web on ANY existing TV!
With LG’s Streaming Media Player ($100) you can watch all sorts of web content including Netflix and YouTube on your TV. And with LG’s Smart TV Upgrader ($180) you have access to LG’s full smart TV platform which includes tons of APPs, Facebook, Pandora, and so much more—and the Smart TV Upgrader is controlled with this “gesture-based magic motion remote” –making it super easy and fun to operate.
Check out this notebook—super thin, super light (less than 3 lbs!), but has all of the power of standard size notebook—this PC was featured in the Microsoft keynote at CES this year. It’s the Acer Aspire S-3 ($899, web $800)—and it runs on Windows-7—it’s a great example of the new PCs that are coming out this year. It’s fast and great for everything from gaming to office work to entertainment.
This week here at the show, Nokia launched their first Windows smartphone on ATT’s fastest 4G LTE network. It’s the Nokia Lumia 900. It has Nokia’s biggest screen (4.3 inches), cool design—comes in two colors, 8 megapixel camera, easy to use—lots of built in apps and perfect for social networking with one touch buttons to go to Facebook or Twitter
And finally to protect your tech—check out 3M’s Natural View Screen Protectors (starting at $15) for tablets, phones and eReaders such as the Kindle Fire. AND to keep the information on your screen for your eyes only—check out 3M’s new Privacy Screen Protectors—(start at $15) perfect for smartphones and tablets—especially when you don’t want someone reading off your screen. Both films prevent smudges and scratches—and both are easy to apply in just a few seconds without a spray adhesive—no bubbles and just as easy to remove without leaving a residue.
And for more information on any of these products and much more—check out my blog on GadgetNation.net