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Vegas Diary – Day 1 – CES Unveiled

Nothing can quite prepare you for Las Vegas. The sheer size of the place, the all day gambling, the Lycra – it’s completely bonkers. Sin City is to be my home for the next five days so to get into character I’m writing this post from my hotel room in a floor length ballgown surrounded by poker chips (sort of).

Today I attended the pre-CES event called CES Unveiled at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. CES Unveiled is the official media event showcasing nearly 100 exhibitors from around the world, including CES Innovation Award winners. Key trends from Unveiled included curved smartphones, fitness technology, sound systems and smartphone accessories.

LG’s forthcoming LG G Flex was on display. LG informed us that the G Flex is the world’s first flexible, curved phone and will sport a self-healing back – ideal for those of us who scuff our phones on a regular basis. The launch date and price tag are still to be confirmed but I feel quite sure that this won’t be the last curved phone I see in Las Vegas. Curves are in!

LG G Flex

Fashion and function met in a very stylish way on the Boostcase stand. The firm’s power boosting cases, available in Selfridges and Harrods, incorporate battery packs for the iPhone with stylish designs and additional features such as pouches for your lippy and cash.

Boostcase

In the fitness realm Fitbug, the movement and sleep tracker, unveiled KiK. KiK works in association with the new Fitbug Orb to essentially become your own digital coach. KiK offers a series of 12 week plans with titles such as No More Baby Belly, Diabetes and Salsa to Fitness, that you load onto your smart device via USB and subsequently provides you with video tutorials, goal setting, monitoring and expert advice.

Other eye-catching innovations spotted at CES Unveiled included the brand new Zepp – a small device that attaches to your tennis racquet or golf club and then tracks and plays back your swings allowing you to analyse and improve your game. For those conscious of the impact of UV on the skin – France’s latest beauty device ‘June’ is a bracelet that monitors how much UV you are exposed to and offers advice on how to limit the signs of ageing with recommended sun protection factors.

This was only a taster of the tech mecca that is to follow over the subsequent days and the array of gadgets to come, like everything else in Las Vegas, is going to be huge!

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Purse with Power!

Mighty-Purse-Charger

There are few things in life more frustrating than a dead phone. And they always seem to die just when we need them most. Coming to the rescue is the Mighty Purse with its built-in rechargeable battery capable of bringing phones or other devices back to life. The clutch leather bag is available in a range of colours and compatible with MicroUSB Smartphones and iPhones.

This cute looking luxury leather clutch is set to be a must-have accessory when it arrives in the UK this November, perfect Chrissy gift too! Fusing fashion with technology the Mighty Purse charges a mobile phone on the go. With a removable wrist strap it can be used as a clutch or as a purse. You can also keep money, cards, keys and lipstick in there too, with two compartments, credit card sleeves and an internal zipped pocket. Hidden away is the best bit; the discreet, ultra-light yet powerful battery that can charge Smartphones two times over.

Featuring a built-in Micro-USB cord and two adapters, the Mighty Purse is compatible with a variety of smart devices including Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry ®, Apple® phones, tablets and MP3 players. The battery is then simply recharged by connecting to a USB port. In the first collection to hit the UK the core range colours are: Icy Purple, Poppy Pink, Emerald Green, Black Shimmer, Gold Shimmer and Lizard Grey. Who comes up with these names?! What’s not to love!

It is available from cuckooland for £79.95.

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Two tablet cases from Case Logic

For iPad Mini

ipad mini case

Inspired by popular journal notebooks, this ultra slim folio is designed to fit the new iPad mini. Avaialble in acid , black, morel and phlox (honestly the colours look better than the names!) –  the folio comes with an integrated loop to store a stylus and a magnetic flap that enables sleep mode. It accomodates multiple viewing angles to minimize glare, plus easy access to all ports and controls. Overall pretty neat.

 

SureFit For 7-8″ / 9-10″ Tablets

surefit case

SureFit™ UFOL208 for 7”-8” inch tablets or UFOL210 for 9″-10″ tablets  are  customizable via coated steel springs and elasticized clips that can stretch and lock a variety of tablets securely in place. The case is slim and textured Incorporating a slim and textured with easy access to all ports for charging, volume control and taking pictures. Avaialble in black, Surefit also has a really handy stand for diffent viewing angles. Neat, practical and easy to use as a stand.

Check out CaseLogic  for more details.

 

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KidzPLAY new gaming accessories for kids

kidzplay

KidzPLAY is set to shake the gaming world up this Christmas as it launches with an innovative new range of gaming accessories for kids age six and upwards.  It’s the brand behind some new PlayStation 3 gaming accessories and is designed especially for small hands. It is the official kids gaming accessories partner for PS3.

The controllers have also been injected with a special microbial additive which protects against a number of harmful bacteria including MRSA and E-coli. This should strike a chord with parents. They are actually the first gaming controllers made to contain this germ fighting additive.

The new controllers are quite unique as they have been ergonomically designed with small hands in mind. To ensure they got the design just right, Sony did extensive research which included rigorous focus group testing where adults played with giant controllers to decipher where the pressure points are in gaming controllers that are too large for small hands.

The Wireless Adventure Game Pad will head up the launch of the new KidzPLAY range, and is fully compatible with the numerous Playstation 3 games currently on the market and suitable for families.

KidzPLAY will be available from Game, Very, Littlewoods, Amazon and other gaming and toy retailers from October 2013.

Price  – The Wireless Adventure Game Pad retails at £29.99

 

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Loving these personalised tech-cessories from Proporta

Proporta’s luxury Brunswick England range of gorgeous leather accessories can now be personalised for your iPhone, iPad and Kindle making a pressie just that extra bit spesh, perfect for Father’s day I reckon. This new, free of charge service allows you to customise their protective leather cases with a name or message etched into it.

Want one?

Available from www.proporta.co.uk

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