Vegas Diary – Day 3 – Back to the Future


CES opened its doors today and the tech fest officially opened. A notable trend at this year’s CES was the coming together of retro and high tech. Polaroid unveiled its Socialmatic today – the touchscreen, 14MP camera that instantly prints your images like the retro Polaroid and also uses Android to connect to your favourite Apps and share your photos. The perfect blend of the old and the new from


Fujifilm launched an addition to its Instax range at CES, unveiling the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. The instant camera looks gorgeous with its classic camera looks but is also packed with some great photographic features – bulb and double exposures, macro mode and high performance flash. Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic will shortly be retailing for around $199


Audio firm Ion showcased its stylish Archive LP Digital Conversion Turntable with Speakers at CES. Its retro look belies the clever technology packed into this product. The natural wood, all in one turntable converts your records into digital files on your computer ready to take on the go on your portable media device. Thanks to in-built stereo speakers you can play your favourite tracks in an instant. Alternatively you can connect it to your home stereo using the RCA outputs


Soundfreaq has really been making an impact here at CES. Last month the firm launched the retro looking Sound Spot ($69.99) – jammed full of great technology and audio capability. The small, square, wireless speaker range can be moved around your home to create some seriously sizeable audio. Working with Bluetooth and an internal rechargeable battery this is one highly functional and great looking home speaker system

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New headphones from the House of Marley

Crafted from stainless steel, REWIND fabric and FSC® certified wood, MARLEY Liberate over-ears boast high performance drivers which make every listen just as the artist had intended, delivering both energy and power in the bottom end, with exceptional and crisp detail through both mid and high end. In addition, the new MARLEY Uplift incorporates a recyclable aluminium chassis with a wood centre, providing the perfect balance of style and high-quality sound.

MARLEY LiberateTM (RRP £89.99) and UpliftTM (RRP £29.99) headphones are available at

MARLEY LiberateTM on-ear headphones product specifications:

·         40MM dynamic moving coil driver with neodymium magnet

·         Ergonomically angled ear cups for a comfortable fit and sound isolation

·         Stainless steel head band

·         FSC certified Sapele wood

·         Soft leather ear cushions

·         4ft black and slate grey braided, tangle-free cable with 3-button controller

MARLEY UpliftTM In-ear headphones product specifications:

·         Recyclable aluminium chassis with FSC certified wood center

·         8mm dynamic moving coil drivers

·         4ft black and slate grey braided, tangle-free cable with 3-button controller

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Audiochi: serious sound serious style

By focusing on style as well as substance, the debut collection of Audio Chi headphones is fresh and fashion forward with bold use of graphics and  on trend colours. They have a great finish with funky soft quilted headbands and chrome detail.

Audio Chi’s design team have also solved the two major headphone headaches; tangled cables and faulty connections *grrrrrrr*. The woven and colour co-ordinated outer fabric ensures the end of annoying tangles, whilst their detachable connection eliminates faulty connections. What better way to mix style and quality tech.

The W-Series utilises Audio Chi’s Structural AcousticsTM Technology which boasts one of the headphone world’s most exclusive sound units, the Titanium-Mylar Driver. This is a sure fire way of combining flawless sound, creative design and comfort.

The Audio Chi W-Series is available in 8 different designs and will retail at £69.95. Check out for more details.


• 40mm Titanium Mylar drivers
• Frequency response: 16~22KHz
• 32 ohm impedance
• 1.2m detachable cable
• Rated power: 30mW
• Maximum power: 100mW (1.79V)
• Sensitivity: 113 dB +/- 3 dB
• Channel balance: +/- 3 dB at 1 KHz
• 2.5mm Adapter for mobile phones
• Carry bag

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