Best of CES 2012
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The Best of CES1 of 16
By Amy Elisa Keith
Who says that guys have all the fun? Glo's Living Editor tackled the world's largest tech event, the international Consumer Electronics Show, to bring you the latest gadgets and toys from a woman's POV.
Jot This Down2 of 16
If your bag is weighed down by a laptop, day planner and cell phone, then help has arrived. The Samsung Galaxy Note is the busy woman's all-in-one device for on-the-go living. In addition to the 5.3-inch screen and ultra thin design, the phone-equipped tablet comes with a stylus pen that makes scribbling reminders and making quickie to-do lists easy.
DISCOVER NOW: Samsung Galaxy Note, from $400
Training Day3 of 16
Hit the open road for a run with this bite-sized GPS tracking device, mp3 player and heart-rate monitor. This sweat-proof clip-on (also available as a wrist watch) is Bluetooth-enabled to connect to headphones and equipped with Wi-Fi for downloading high-performance playlists.
DISCOVER NOW: Motorola Motoactv, $250
Hold, Please4 of 16
No home office would be complete without this stylish meeting must-have. Voted among the Best of CES Innovations 2012, the Invoxia is the ultimate phone and sound system. You can connect your iPhone to the dock and use it as the primary phone for conference calls with impeccable sound. Plus, the desktop phone merges all your business and mobile contacts into a unified list.
DISCOVER NOW: Invoxia NVX610 Desktop Phone, from $599
Retro Rocker5 of 16
While other manufacturers debuted the latest futuristic gadgets, iHome brought a bit of old-school style to the convention. The iP4 boom box allows you to relive the '80s while bumping your iTunes. Run-D.M.C. shirt sold separately.
DISCOVER NOW: iHome Boom Box, $200
Zen-Sational6 of 16
One of the most talked-about iPhone plug-ins came from Singapore-based company Zensorium. The Tinké adapter uses the touch of your finger to gauge blood oxygenation levels, your respiratory rate, as well as your heart rate and compares them to a health index, so you can monitor your wellbeing anytime, anywhere.
DISCOVER NOW: Zensorium Tinké, coming soon
Fast Lane7 of 16
In an attempt to compete in the market of smartphones and GPS apps, Garmin's Nüvi 3400 ultra-thin navigator features 3D, live traffic maps and voice activation. The device also has a bird's eye view mode that allows you to see popular intersections from above. Never be stuck in traffic ever again.
DISCOVER NOW: Garmin Nüvi 3400 series, from $330
You Tell Us: Which gadget would make your life easier in 2012?
Be Cool8 of 16
Cut down on your utility bills with Nest Thermostat. The smart gadget learns your temperature preferences in just one week. Once it understands that you like it warmer at night and much cooler during the day, it will adjust itself to your schedule. And to conserve energy, it will turn off when you're not home.
DISCOVER NOW: Nest Learning Thermostat, $249, coming soon
Directorial Debut9 of 16
Capture your daughter's winning goal or the best vacation moments on this dual camera that takes higher-quality videos and pictures. Tag and upload to Facebook and Twitter with this sleek, all-white cam.
DISCOVER NOW: Kodak Playfull Dual Camera, available February 2012
The Heat Is On10 of 16
The new kitchen cooktop by Thermador is designed to allow cookware of any size to be placed anywhere on its surface. A series of 48 individual induction-heating elements sit underneath the ceramic glass surface and react to the shape of individual cookware.
DISCOVER NOW: Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop, available July 2012
What's Cookin'?11 of 16
Become a wiz in the kitchen with this French culinary tablet, loaded with over 3,500 interactive recipes from 100 chefs. Qooq (pronounced "cook") features video tutorials and grocery lists and even alters the recipe for you depending on the number of guests. Plus, it's Internet-ready, so you can post pictures of your delicious dinners online.
DISCOVER NOW: Qooq Tablet, $400, available September 2012
Lost & Found12 of 16
Ever lost your keys at the worst moment possible? Get out the door faster thanks to Bikn (pronounced "beacon"), which is a set of receivers: one attaches to your iPhone and the other to your keys—or your kids. The Bikn app on your smartphone will pinpoint the lost item. Whew! Crisis averted.
DISCOVER NOW: Bikn, $99
Handy Ma'am13 of 16
Earn the ultimate Girl Scout badge with this Swiss Army knife, equipped with a 1-terabyte USB wand. Victorinox touts that the tool has the world's smallest high-capacity drive on the market, and of course it comes with the standard blade, scissors and screwdriver.
DISCOVER NOW: Victorinox Slim 3.0 USB, available April 2012
Seen & Heard14 of 16
3D TVs are nothing new, but this year they've gotten "smarter." LG's Cinema 3D TV has teamed up with Google TV to offer over 1,200 apps and premium content to make the living room the hub of the house. Plus, stylish 3D glasses will make the whole viewing experience even bigger than the whopping 84-inch screen.
DISCOVER NOW: LG Cinema 3D SmartTV, available first quarter 2012
Wash This Way15 of 16
Doing the laundry is no longer a chore. The new Samsung Wi-Fi washer and dryer set allows you to connect remotely with your smartphone to monitor cycle selections, remaining time, and alerts as it cleans up to (gasp!) 31 bath towels. And to help you get eco-friendly, this washer uses up to 70 percent less water than comparable machines.
DISCOVER NOW: Samsung Wi-Fi WF457 Washer & Dryer, available spring 2012
Flip-Flop16 of 16
Lightweight and extremely thin, Ultrabooks take all the benefits of a laptop and combine them with the mobility of a tablet. Our favorite of the bunch is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook. It has a 360-degree hinge design that lets you convert the machine into a tablet. Prop it up, lay it flat, or flip it around—this little guy has more positions than a Bikram class.
DISCOVER NOW: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook, from $1,199, available late 2012
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