Smart Tools Unveiled At The Consumer Electronics Show

May 2, 2015
2015 / April 2015

X-Project WiFi Portable Pocket Projector
This palm-sized HD projector utilizes LED technology and 100 lumens to display high-contrast images in brilliant color. It generates its own WiFi signal, so you can tap into your mobile devices and stream content from online sources or from your smartphone, tablet or computer; or upload media from an SD card or USB stick. Weighing 10 ounces, XProject easily goes anywhere; just set it up to face a hard, flat surface and select the images you want to stream. With a battery providing up to two hours of continuous playtime, create your own personal movie theater anywhere in the world. Includes a remote control, AC adapter, travel pouch, mini-USB and HDMI cable. $499.99.
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Garmin

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Garmin epix
This first-of-its-kind, high-resolution GPS/GLONASS mapping watch is the new must-have for outdoor enthusiasts looking for an unmatched hands-free navigator. Featuring a 1.4-inch, high-resolution color touchscreen, epix comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief base map, a free one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, plus 8 GB of memory for additional maps. It also uses the Connect IQ open platform so you can customize your watch with apps, widgets, data fields and unique watch faces to make your Garmin smartwatch even smarter. Epix displays notifications from your Bluetooth device so you never miss a text or email, and it’s rugged, with PVD-coated surfaces and a water rating of 50 meters. $549.99.
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Samsung

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 External Drive
A 2015 CES Innovation Awards honoree, this stylish, portable solid-state drive represents a new standard of storage. Designed for speed and security without sacrificing style, it’s ideal for business travelers needing secure local storage to quickly transfer large amounts of data on the go. Powered by Samsung’s proprietary 3D Vertical NAND technology, the drive boasts a write speed up to 100 times faster and a data-transfer speed four times faster than an external hard disk drive: Transfer a 3GB movie file in eight seconds or a 10GB movie in 27 seconds. Using an AES 256-bit encryption algorithm, it’s simple to use and accessed with one password. With no moving parts, it withstands more shock impact than alternative storage solutions. 250GB, 500GB and 1TB. Starts at $179.99.
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Bang & Olufsen

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 Wireless Headphones
Audiophile brand extraordinaire Bang & Olufsen introduces its first-ever wireless Bluetooth, active noise-canceling headphones, which the brand bills as simply the best headphones ever made. Weighing just less than 9 ounces, the H8 boast signature state-of-the-art sound and memory foam ear pads covered in supple lambskin that readily contour to your ears for maximum comfort. An intuitive touch interface on the anodized aluminum ear cups makes turning music on and off, answering calls, forwarding tracks or turning up the volume a snap — or, rather, a tap or a swipe. Available in two gorgeous colors. $499.
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