Out and About – fresh from CES (the world’s Largest Consumer Electronics Trade Show)

Are these “the high-techist gadgets of 2013”? (IET says they are)

The Cookoo Featurephone Connected Watch

  • Incoming and missed calls
  • Facebook messages and posts
  • Diary reminders
  • Featurephone out of range and low battery warnings
  • Alarm and Timer alerts set on your featurephone


With the watch’s command button you can:

  • Check in on Facebook
  • Tag a location and later add notes, pictures, and share your map
  • ·Take a picture using your phone’s camera—perfect for taking group shots!
  • Remotely control music playing on your featurephone (Play, Pause, Skip)

The Cookoo watch is available in a variety of colours and models.  It uses Bluetooth® 4.0 LE wireless technology.  The makers say that they will soon be releasing the API so that developers can build Cookooo compatible apps to deliver features they haven’t thought of.   See more at http://cookoowatch.com

Sony Xperia Z (4G)

Featurephone’s abound, so what makes this one a little different (for now).  Well for a start it carries the tag ‘hot stuff’ from CES 2013.  But here’s the detail:

  • Takes Photos and videos both in low or strong back light conditions. The sensors on front and back make it the first mobile phone with dual Exmor R™
  • Automatically activates HDR and noise reduction as necessary
  • IP55 & IP57 rating means you can take photos in the rain – it’s water resistant to 1 metre
  • front and back panels are tempered glass and each also has an anti-shatter film for extra durability
  • On touch mirroring, backup, listening and sharing
  • Quad core processor, 1.5Ghz with 2GB ram

For more details: http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-z/

Razer Edge Pro

This device was showcased at CES 2012, so why are we featuring it now?  Because it won Best in Show at CES2013 and it claims to be the world’s first tablet designed for gamers.

  • Windows 8
  • Intel Core i7, 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz processor
  • 8GB DDR3 ram
  • Intel HD4000 (DX11) + NVIDIA GT 640M LE graphics
  • 10.1” screen


It can operate in four modes – tablet, keyboard, mobile console and home console.

Now you can browse the web, read books, watch films and play demanding games all on the same device.

See more at http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-edge-pro

Coming soon: The ‘In the home’ section of our CES 2013 report

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