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So CES is upon us and we're amped! But, also a bit bummed that we can't make it. We actually have a press pass, but, alas, won't be able to use it. There was talk of last-minute ticket purchases. But, Vegas right now. Um, during CES. Not entirely feasible. Hopefully next year! Stay tuned for more CES news during our next show.
1. Gympact: A new year. A new set of fitness-related resolutions that many of us will claim. Enter Gympact, an iPhone app that involves signing a fun gym "pact" and actually getting paid to exercise. Well, that is, as long as you meet your pact goals. :) Who's in?
2. Roku: This cool internet streamer continues to shrink. In size, that is. The latest is basically the size of a jump drive and plugs right into the HDMI port in your TV. The only downside to this smaller device? Watch the show to find out. Haha...
3. Perch: A small device created by Loss Prevention Systems that ensures you'll never forget your iPhone when its charging in the wall at the hotel. And, yes it twirps just like a little bird. Hence the name. Oh, and it works with latops, MP3 players, and other gadgets as well.
4. GreenZero Charger: Made by Bracketron, this eco-friendly charger will actually determine when your mobile device has stopped charging and turn itself off. It comes in a super cool green too.
5. SolarKindle: If you can't stand having to deal with all the charging cables in your home, look no further than the SolarKindle, a cover that uses solar power to keep your Kindle charged for up to 3 months. Finally, one less cable to get tangled in the mess behind the TV console!
Alright, well, that's it for this week! Happy CES'ing to our colleagues, friends, followers, and followees who are in Vegas as we type and edit. Have a blast! And, as usual, happy geeking.
G + Kyra
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