Apple introduces iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. Apple iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch display lets users physically interact with applications and content. Apple iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. Apple iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for the iPad, and will run almost all of the over 140,000 apps in the App Store. Apple iPad will be available in late March starting at the breakthrough price of just $499.
Building upon the massive success of its initial product launch, Powermat - the worldwide leader in wireless charging - will unveil a wide range of new and innovative charging solutions at CES 2010, further establishing its dominance in the category. Although a late entry into the wireless charging category, Powermat quickly surpassed all existing competitors by not only being first to gain national distribution with leading retailers in the market, but more importantly by experiencing considerable success and sell-through at store level. Since its launch, Powermat has sold in excess of 750,000 Powermat products, with most stores experiencing severe out-of-stock shortages late in the season.
Copying and sharing memory card-based photos, videos, music and data is easier than ever with new Kodak card readers developed by Sakar International. Four card readers now available in stores will be joined in spring 2010 by an extra-secure microSD card reader designed to transfer photos from your cell phone or camera, including the new Kodak SLICE Touchscreen Camera announced by Kodak. Roughly the size of a quarter, the new Kodak R110 card reader for microSD Cards (MSRP $14.99) has special features to keep the card, USB connection and device itself safe and secure.
Spring Design will take the wraps off the Alex, the only dual-screen Google Android-based eReader to fully integrate web browsing and reading. The debut of the Alex dual screen Reader took place at the press-only Lunch at Piero’s media and innovator event January 8 where the company has demonstrate Alex’s full browser capabilities and patented dual screen interaction technology, the Duet Navigator that enables Alex users to search the Internet on the 3.5” color browser LCD screen while displaying books, periodicals and even personal, educational and corporate documents on the Alex’s paper-like 6” EPD screen.
Video calling and image sharing just got easier as well as clearer with Sakar International’s new line of Kodak Webcams, including a top-of-the-line model that features a true 3 megapixel sensor for HD video. All Kodak webcams in the series feature one-stop connectivity to the most popular VoIP, IM and social media services, eliminating extra steps typically required to launch video calls and chats or upload images to social networks. Available at retailers next month, each of the new Kodak webcams is compatible with both PC (Windows XP/Vista/7) and Mac (OSX 10.5 and above) for easy consumer selection. The Kodak webcams are the latest products available under a license between Kodak and Sakar.
Barnes and Noble announce the launch of nook, the Barnes & Noble eBook reader, which marries innovative technology and sleek minimalist design with access to the company’s digital store of over one million eBooks, newspapers and magazines. Nook android based eBook reader features many industry firsts as it is the first Android-based eBook reader and the first to offer a color touch screen for navigation along with a best-in-class e-Ink display for an immersive, enjoyable e-reading experience. Nook, the Barnes & Noble eBook reader, will be available end of November for just $259.00.
Samsung unveils its first e-Book devices, with 6" and 10" screen size offerings, at the 2010 CES in Las Vegas. The Samsung E6 and E101 further solidify Samsung’s position in display technology by raising the bar on the quality of writing capabilities for e-Books. Unlike other eBook devices, the Samsung E6 and E101 enable handwriting directly onto the display, allowing users to annotate their reading selections, calendars and to-do lists with a built-in electromagnetic resonance stylus pen. This dedicated pen prevents mistypes caused by hands and other objects that may graze the screen’s surface. A variety of pen and eraser thicknesses makes the Samsung e-Books perfect for drawing and writing.
Delivering on its goal of getting the newest edition of its Reader family into customers’ hands for the holidays, Sony announced the Reader Daily Edition is now shipping. Pre-orders placed on via the SonyStyle website through December 20 have begun arriving to customers. The Sony Reader Daily Edition has garnered intense interest since its unveiling earlier this year, with pre-orders exceeding expectations. The device gives consumers wireless access to Sony’s Reader Store from most of the US, via AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network. Book lovers can browse, purchase and download books as well as select newspapers on the go.