Vegas event showcases new gadgets in 2013

By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Jan 08 2013 04:22 PM | Updated as of Jan 09 2013 12:22 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Are you a techie? The biggest trade show in America is holding its annual electronics show at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

CES 2013 kicks off with the preview of what’s going to be shown this week here in Las Vegas. 

HDTV may now be old fashioned, as a smart ultra HDTV with 8 million pixels, 10  built-in speakers, and 3D capabilities, is raising eyebrows among tech analysts and attendees not only because of its whopping $20,000 price tag, but because of its overwhelming features.

“It actually upscales your standard picture to ultra high definition TV,” said tech representative Nitza Martinez.

One of the most in-style electronic gadgets being featured this year are fitness apparatuses for the health conscious.

From a “bodymedia” strap to the spoon and fork trackers that help you slow down and regulate your speed of eating, powered with capacitive censors.

“If you are able to prolong your meal, it gives time for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s had enough food,” said brand representative Andrew Carton.

There’s also a “yoga” 11-S laptop, which is laptop and tablet all built into one.

“Really light weight touch screen capability, ultra portable notebook gives you a touch screen capability. It has a multi-mode hinge. We can go all the way around to be a tablet we can choose other modes that’s why we call it yoga because of its position,” said tech representative Ashley Perry.

With an Intel chip, you can even operate applications by touch screen in desktop mode.

Small gadgets, such as a remote keyless entry device, can be operated on IOS and Android devices and smartphones.

There’s also a GSM phone practical for emergencies such as typhoons. If your phone runs out of battery, it can be powered by a “double A” battery.

The show also featured a multifunctional stylus which works via Bluetooth.

Via a Bluetooth connection with your cell phone, you can now talk, and listen to music with this small unit.

“Basically it's a hands-free, everything-in-one innovative and small [device],” said brand representative Lucia Lu.

The CES is expecting more than 150,000 in attendees this year.

Exhibitors are hopeful that electronics retailers will make these products available to consumers.