- Category: CES 2011
- Published: Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:10
- Written by Lersar
My days at CES are almost all filled with meetings that have been running all over the strip from hotel to hotel making my time at the convention itself is limited to the last day. That means that if I want to see most of the show I have to almost run as I go through the LVCC. Almost nothing can make me break my focus as I run through on Sunday but I did run by a book that caught my eye and pulled me in. A company called Atlantic was showing off their home organization and gaming solutions.
My visit to the Mushkin suite was more about reconnecting and discussing the future more than covering what is new but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have anything new to show off. I did get to take a look at their latest power supply variations and a few of their Ridgeback DDR3 kits.
After our meeting with Cooler Master Adam ran off to his next meeting at the LVCC and I made my way up to talk with the nice folks at Patriot about what they are working on. Our meeting was informal and quick because I needed to run to eat; my last meal was yesterday before meeting with Gigabyte. Mary over at Patriot was nice enough to give me a cookie and a muffin to hold me off though, thanks Mary!!
Ricky was nice enough to have me over to their suite to show me their new products and returning products for 2011. The more and more I see with boutique builders, the more it’s growing on me. For someone that doesn’t want to go through the hassle of picking out parts, this is the way to go. Plus it’s always good to see what kind of “Monster” computer they can come up with.
Xi3 may not have a wide variety of products available, but the product they do have is a specific design, one aimed at improving on the traditional computer. Xi3 is actually a formula representing Variable, Information, and Cubed. Seeking a little more information, we headed to their booth on South Hall.
The definition of concurrent is happening at the same time as something else. When such a thing as a Dual-band Wireless N router came about we knew the possibilities and got one. The problem was that the secondary band is well under the 300Mbps specifications. Introducing the first true wireless 450Mbps concurrent Dual-band router from TRENDnet; The TEW-692GR will be the envy for all wireless gamers.
On Friday morning I was up early for a private showing at the Bellagio. Normally you wouldn’t think of DVD/Blu-Ray drives of being something that you would really talk about. We very rarely use our drives anymore. Loading Windows or ripping a DVD is about all I use my drive for. The thing is, when I had my netbook and it didn’t have a drive I felt like I was missing out on something. Along with installing Windows, ripping your DVD’s, Blu-Ray and CD’s there is not much else we can do with them.