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CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets

Here's a sneak peek at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show's array of gadgets, from dream cameras to clever iPhone cases--and even a cycling computer that promises you a beach-ready body.
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In the bigger scheme of things, earbuds are a relatively new phenomenon. So, have you ever wondered how much damage you might be doing to yourself with those earbuds stuck in your ears all the time? Thirty years from now, are we all going to be deaf? Will we find out that those nasty little earbuds were the culprits? Enter VoxLinc, with its AfterShockz Bone Conduction Headphones. Instead of earcups, these headphones have a pad that sits just below your temple. From there, your cheekbones pick up the sound and transmit it to your inner ears.

There's another huge benefit, the company says. Unlike earbuds that block out other important audio cues from your surroundings, this gadget gives your ears an unobstructed path to the sounds around you (like that car that's about to run you over because the driver is texting). This, according to VoxLinc, is why the military relies on the technology for soldiers in combat situations. The soldiers can hear radio communications while also hearing what's going on around them on the battlefield. So, take the "ear" out of "hear."

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rames2075
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1/8/2012 | 4:11:36 PM
re: CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets
video demonstration on VoxLinc home page is not playing properly,from this you can imagine how this product would be.
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1/8/2012 | 7:06:04 AM
re: CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets
Agreed on both counts...the NEX line is definitely not SLR, that's how the body can be made so small, no mirror/pentaprism
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1/8/2012 | 1:33:22 AM
re: CES 2012 Preview: 16 Hot Gadgets
I don't think DSLR is the correct term for this type of camera. It's a Compact System Camera, or a Mirrorless camera, or a compact interchangeable lens camera, but not a DSLR. I could be wrong but I think DSLR's are designed around the mirror which makes it a single lens reflex.
And I believe the hold up is the floods in Thailand, not the Tsunami in Japan. Seems like the reporting is not quite up to snuff here.
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