Panasonic unveiled its Lumix TS5 camera during CES. The device, which Panasonic calls the "ultimate tough still & video camera for the adventurous photographer" features NFC, a 16.1 megapixel high sensitivity sensor, Full HD recording, and Wi-Fi. It's also waterproof to a depth of 43 feet, shockproof from a height of 6.6 feet, freeze-proof down to a temperature of 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and pressure resistant to 220 pounds. Along with the TS5, Panasonic also showed the NFC-enabled Lumix ZS30.
LG demoed new NFC-enabled appliances at CES, including washing machines, refrigerators, and vacuums. The technology allows users to pair their smartphones with their appliances, which they can then control over Wi-Fi. For example, someone could start a load of laundry when they're at the grocery store or tell the vacuum to clean up before they get home.
If it seems silly to tap your phone on the TV to link the devices, Sony has another option. Its one-touch remote includes NFC to allow easy pairing so photos, video, and other content can show up the television.
LG announced the LA7400 LED TV at CES, which will feature all of the latest tricks including new connectivity and search options. The new 'Tag On' NFC feature will work like tapping phones together but instead the smartphone users taps against an NFC sticker on the TV. Along with NFC for pairing, the TV will feature natural language voice control via the new Magic Motion remote.