Interesting finds in the South Hall: CES 2013 (pictures)
The South Hall of CES is host to many smaller booths as well as new startups and manufacturers eager to find distribution for their products. Here's a look at some of the items that jumped out at me while I strolled the show floor.
LAS VEGAS--This sleek remote designed to fit comfortably in your palm floats over its base with magnetic force.
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iComfort Sleep System by Serta
Beds in this series can include dual controls, massage-vibration, and various lifting controls, along with Serta's own memory foam options.
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Hard Drive Destroyer
This machine punches a series of disk-destroying holes in hard drives you wish to throw away but need to protect from data theft.
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QuantumVETTM Tricorder Plus allows you to use your cell phone to instantly diagnose and medically treat your ailing pet at home. The founder claims he developed it with telepathic help from his alien friend, Dr. Z.
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This sweet little bird-shaped speaker comes with a certificate for custom Swarovski crystal work, if you want to send it in and dress up your Wren.
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Systec's Slam Basic
This is a mouse that has a scanner built in. Grab text from receipts or clippings or JPEGs from photos, and insert them into documents you're working on in Word, Excel, or other programs just by moving the mouse over the document you want to scan from.
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Inada Massage Chair
Understandably a big hit with tired journalists, Inada's booth had a line of people waiting for a chance to try the "World's Best Massage Chair."
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H2O custom waterproofing
H20's booth featured numerous devices performing underwater after undergoing their protective treatments.
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uChair Technologies splits the keyboard into two parts for your arms to rest comfortably when laying back in its chair, suitable for gaming or other leisure-computing.
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Dinolite Digital Microscope
This new digital microscope camera connects with HDMI cable and has a variable magnification up to 220x.