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Christmas Gift Guide

Virtual press kits and business cards

Speakers galore

And more speakers

Even more audio products -- like Boomboxes

Cameras

Smarter appliances

Wash on, wash off

Remote control

Televisions

Samsung handed out wristbands at its press conference with the company's TecTile technology embedded into them.
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The Samsung DA-F60 is the company's first entrant to the booming portable Bluetooth speaker market. It also supports NFC, which makes it slightly easier to pair with compatible phones.
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Sony President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Molyneux unveils new small NFC-enabled speakers at CES. The ball-shaped SRS-BTV5 comes in multiple colors for $69.
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Most of the NFC/Bluetooth speakers shown at CES were compact, but Sony introduced an updated version of the once popular boombox. The company also unveiled NFC-enabled headphones at the tech show.
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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.
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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.
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LG's washers and dryers include NFC technology, allowing people to pair their devices with the machines and then control them remotely.
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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.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Sony
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.
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