Day one of CES 2012 is in the bag! Check out some of the coolest happenings in consumer electronics from our sister-site Padvance. From a hands-on preview of the Samsung Galaxy Note “phablet” to Razer’s high-priced high-performance gaming tablet to Blue Microphone’s iOS-compatible mics, there’s loads of great stuff happening at CES 2012. Read on for the latest.
Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T) Hands-On Preview
Is it a phone? Or is it a tablet? That’s the question with the Samsung Galaxy Note — an AT&T 4G LTE device that straddles the line between phones and tablets. Check out some hands-on impressions and original photographs here.
Corning Shows Off Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012
Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used in hundreds of tablets, phones, and laptops. It’s just a highly durable and scratch-resistant form of glass. At CES 2012, Corning showed off Gorilla Glass 2, which is 20 percent thinner than the original and even stronger. Check out some details and photos of Gorilla Glass 2 being put through stress tests here.
Asus and Nvidia Announce $249 Tegra 3 Tablet With Android 4.0
At Nvidia’s CES 2012 press conference, the company announced that Asus will be releasing a $249 Google Android tablet featuring the Tegra 3 processor. Nvidia’s Tegra 3 is a powerful quad-core chip with killer graphics capabilities and a fifth “ninja core” that helps raise battery life. Find out more about this aggressive and potentially huge move by Asus and Nvidia here.
Razer Reveals Project Fiona High-End Gaming Tablet
Meet Project Fiona, a high-end high-performance tablet from Razer. This isn’t your typical tablet PC. It features a powerful Intel i7 processor, Windows 8, and can play high-end PC games out of the box. For more details, analysis, and pictures of Project Fiona, head here.
Blue Microphones’ Spark Digital and Mikey Digital Feature iOS Connectivity
Blue Microphones makes some of the best USB mics available. In fact, Padvance’s Raymond Padilla uses Blue mics for voice overs, podcasts, video interviews, musical recordings, and karaoke. He was excited to learn about two of Blue’s upcoming iOS compatible microphones: the Mikey Digital and the Spark Digital. Learn more about these fine microphones here.
Qualcomm Liquid MDP Reference Tablet Pictures
Here are some photos of Qualcomm’s supremely powerful Liquid MDP reference tablet. With crazy features like dual 1080p cameras and support for pretty much every signal known to man, this is one of the sweetest products you’ll never own. However, you can see several pictures of it here.
LG and VMware Tease Dual-Booting Android Devices
With more and more companies allowing employees to use their personal phones for work, it’s sometimes tough to separate work and play. There are several instance of people accidentally sending out drunken Twitter messages because they thought they were logged into their personal account and not their work one. LG and VMware are teaming up for a solution that allows Android users to have two virtual partitions on their phone — one for work and one for personal use. Read more about it here.