Portable Gadgets Highlight Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas

Mar 1, 2013
2013 / March 2013

HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook

HP’s brand-new touch-screen notebook provides affordable performance in a thin and light package. It boasts a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display, up to one terabyte of storage, Dolby Advanced Audio, a removable battery and a numeric keyboard for increased productivity. It also includes HP TrueVision HD webcams and HP MyRoom for video calling and sharing photos in a private virtual room, along with other exclusive HP innovations such as HP CoolSense, which adjusts cooling levels, and HP ProtectSmart to prevent file loss in case of a bump. HP Connected Photo, powered by Snapfish, and HP Connected Music, powered by Meridian, allow seamless access to photos and music. Starting at $649.99.
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HP Pocket Playlist © HP

HP Pocket Playlist © HP

HP Pocket Playlist

A truly groovy innovation in portable media storage and entertainment, the Pocket Playlist streams movies, music, TV shows and photos to up to five mobile devices at the same time, with no Internet connection required while streaming and no need for a data plan. It acts like a home DVR but is smaller and lighter than a smartphone and comes with a one-month subscription to PlayLater, a new DVR app for prerecording videos from more than 50 online websites for playback later. The device holds up to 16 full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos and plays to most WiFi-enabled Android, Windows and iOS mobile devices. $129.
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Trakdot Luggage Locator System © Trakdot

Trakdot Luggage Locator System © Trakdot

Trakdot Luggage Locator System

This ultra-light, palm-sized tracker delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. If your bag doesn’t reach your destination, you’ll at least know where it ends up. Once the device is registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a checked bag, it delivers location information to your mobile phone or SMS device anywhere in the world via text or email. You can also track your luggage on Trakdot.com or use the free Trakdot Luggage app. An additional app lets you know when your bag is approaching on the carousel. Each device can link to multiple phones, and each phone can track multiple devices. $49.99 plus $8.99 activation fee and $12.99 annual service fee.
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iBattz BattStation Tough Pro 12000 © iBattz

iBattz BattStation Tough Pro 12000 © iBattz

iBattz BattStation Tough Pro 12000

The latest introduction from power solution powerhouse iBattz offers 12000 mAH of portable power, allowing you to charge and power two USB devices simultaneously. It can charge an iPhone up to eight times or fully charge the new iPad with retina display. The ultra-rugged silicone shell is drop- and water-resistant, designed to weather the wear and tear of travel, the outdoors and emergency use. So whether you’re on a long plane ride, overnight in the great outdoors or in the midst of an electrical outage, you’ll be powered up and ready to go. $49.90.
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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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