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Cool Innovations from CES 2012

January 20th, 2012 Comments off

There were several new innovations at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012 this year in Las Vegas, NV.  Below are videos and demonstrations of some of my favorites:

The Transparent Smart Window

Google TV

The Old and New From Sony

Inside CES 2012

January 11th, 2012 Comments off

Cool CES Events

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas offers the opportunity for any electronics or technology enthusiast to go completely on overload.  So many phones, devices, notebooks, and gadgets are being released at the same time from top industry names such as Audi, Nokia, Panasonic and more.

Attendees and fans of CES 2012 absolutely love events that drive user feedback and competition.  Here are a few of the most popular:

Last Gadget Standing

“A perennial attendee favorite, Last Gadget Standing challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives.  At stake: bragging rights as the product ‘most likely to change the face of technology.’  See all the winners strut their stuff in this inventive, fast-paced competition. Guest emcees Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein from the Howard Stern Show will host the event. ”

Mobile Apps Showdown

“Are you ready for a showdown? Pit your mobile app against the competition during the Mobile Apps Showdown at 2012 CES! Apps producers will have two minutes to demo their app, and an applause-o-meter will measure audience enthusiasm to determine the winners. Guest emcees Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein from the Howard Stern Show will host the event”

“Now in its third year at the International CES, this event, honoring the best smartphone and tablet apps, will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2012.”

“Judges will select 10 finalists for the apps competition, which will take place live at the 2012 CES and online. Two winners will be selected, one based on a live vote at the 2012 CES and the other based on online voters at the site.”

Cast Your Vote For Mobile Apps Showdown

CES Celebrity Watch

Check out the list of celebrities to watch for at CES 2012:

  • Dennis Rodman (Basketball)
  • Robert Horry (Basketball)
  • John Salley (Basketball)
  • Allison Fishman (Cookbook Author)
  • Eliza Dushku (Actress and CES Celebrity Ambassador)
  • Jordan Rudess (Artist and Composer)
  • Jillian Micheals (Expert Fitness Trainer)
  • Miss Jamie Michelle (Professional Model)
  • Justin Bieber (Pop Megastar)
  • LL Cool J (Just a cool guy!)
  • Snooki (?)
  • Carl Banks (Football)
  • 50 Cent (Rapper and Actor)
  • Wayne Brady (Actor and Singer)
  • James Bond Directors and Girls
  • Chicago
  • Teresa Scanlan (Miss America 2011)

Thank you CES 2012!

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New Nokia Windows Phone Previewing Tomorrow

January 8th, 2012 Comments off

Tomorrow at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV Nokia plans to unveil a new mobile phone called the Lumia 900.

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The new device is intended to use the Windows operating system on the AT&T network.  The New York Times has cited unnamed sources regarding the launch of the new phone.  However, the phone is said to have a profile that is “sleek” and “metallic” in nature.  AT&T and Nokia both have media press conferences scheduled for tomorrow at CES.

Lumia 900 Rumors

“Code named Ace” and “rumored to have a 4.3 inch screen”. –

It weighs “just 18 grams more than the Lumia 800″. –

“Half a gig of RAM, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and an 8 megapixel shooter”. –

“Will arrive with both AT&T 3G and T-Mobile AWS 1700 Mhz band support, which hints that it could get released on both carriers”. –

Your Thoughts

What do you predict for Nokia as it launches this new phone?  Will it truly compete with the other players in the market such as Apple or BlackBerry?  Let me know your thoughts by contacting me through the Joe Barbat website.



Joe Barbat and Wireless Toyz to Attend 2011 CES

December 21st, 2010 Comments off
Joe Barbat to Attend CES 2011

CES 2011

Joe Barbat, CEO of Wireless Toyz, will be attending the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Consumer Electronics Show is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which is the premier trade organization that promotes the growth of U.S. consumer electronics industry.

The Wireless Toyz leadership team, including Joe Barbat, is anticipating the opportunity to review the latest and greatest in consumer electronics.  The highlight of the show will be the CES Innovation awards.  These awards recognize the most innovative consumer electronics products and the winners represent the hottest product categories on the market.

“Both myself and our leadership team are extremely excited to be a part of the largest consumer electronics convention of the year.  We see this as a tremendous opportunity to learn about the advancements in our industry and products that you may see at a local Wireless Toyz location in the near future”, said Barbat.