InWinlogoIn Win was showing off their newest case titled the BUC. As with any other In Win case this case is nothing like anything else on the market. They included a key locked side panel IN the side panel that when opened gives you access to three of the four built in drive bays. Peoples opinion of In Win cases is typically ether hot or cold, but you can’t deny that they keep changing things up and coming up with creative new ideas! Follow the link below for a larger sized photo.




archos_titleLast year 3d televisions were all the rage at CES and this year tablets are the big thing. You literally can’t go 20 feet without running across a new company jumping on the bandwagon. When it comes to tablets there are only a few companies that aren’t new to the scene and one of the more well-known companies, specifically in android tablets is Archos. Of course I found the time to stop by their booth and take a closer look to see what they are showing off.

49378_AMD_Radeon_HD_6800Ms_MXM_Angled_LR_lanocfrontThe meeting with AMD was a bit different than most, both a product show and a private meeting. This isn't at all unusual, but AMD held both in a single meeting room in the North Hall of the Convetion Center. The majority of the room was a large, active showcase of gaming laptops, video cards, and 3D TVs that members of the press were teasingly led past into a smaller, cubicle office environment to get a one-on-one walkthrough of the latest and future projects to come.
IMG_1881_lanocfront_watermarkAfter Gigabyte's Press Conference the day before, we were really looking forward to seeing the new gaming series motherboards in person. Though an entire suite was dedicated to showing off the new G1 Killer line, another room directly across the hall held a much wider array of products coming in the new year.

titleshuttleIt’s no secret that over the past year and a half I have grown to love shuttle PC’s for putting together portable gaming rigs for LAN parties. What can I say, I love those little boxes. They may not be the most powerful rigs but when paired with a quad core and a decent video card they can play just about anything you throw at them. I didn’t schedule a meeting with our friends over at Shuttle but I did make a point to sneak over to see what to expect in the coming year.

100_3819_lanocfront_watermarkMeeting with Nyko this year was almost de ja vu, returning to the Hilton Casino and Hotel, to about the same (if not exactly the same) suite number. The display of Kinect and Move peripherals in addition to the new Xbox 360 design brought me back to today however, greeted again by a buffet offer that I missed, having caught a quick meal a half hour before. Indeed, just like last year.
100_3812_lanocfront_watermarkLoyal LanOC event participants are likely to be familiar, and perhaps even have a product by the gaming peripheral specialists Thrustmaster. Having been a faithful sponsor of our events in the past, Thrustmaster may share the sole responsibility for hooking Wes on flight sims, and without a doubt aided in no way to his racing simulation addiction. Their booth at this year's CES was large enough to warrant the use of two neighboring locations, a good indicator of the full-sized peripherals they had to demo.

100_3803_lanocfront_watermarkAntec's booth is one of the first you see when you enter the South Hall 1 of the Convention Center. It sits at the beginning of the 21000 aisle, an Antec logo topping the large, white plastic structure. Towers, power supplies, and even laptop accessories line each side of the booth, on display both in the open and behind glass cabinents. Near the front of the booth, however, lies a large sound dome accompanied with a smaller enclosed cubicle, with the name 'SoundScience' printed across. From inside, grenade blasts and gun fire shake the plastic and vibrate the floor. Curiously, I approached simulated warzone.

usna95_1_2Our first stop Thursday morning was to the Bellagio for a private showing of the latest and greatest from Cooler Master. Wes and I were graciously met in front of Treasure Island with a Presidential Limousine courtesy of CM and soon found ourselves on the 36th floor admiring a view of the famous fountain show. The room was full of power supplies, CPU coolers, towers, and gaming accessories that Cooler Master had for the upcoming year. It was difficult, however, to take our minds off why we were now wearing NDA badges around our necks.

corsairWith a private invitation to the Corsair press conference and party at the V Bar in the Venetian in hand I made my trek to my first press conference of CES 2011 today to check out what Corsair has to offer in the coming year. 2010 was a great year for them and they seem to be excited to give a sneak peek at a few new items that they hope will help them continue the trend.

 

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