What happens at CES 2013 doesn't stay in Vegas. From giant tablets to $20,000 televisions, take a peek at a few early standouts for gadget lovers.
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To many road warriors, few things are as aggravating as a dead phone or tablet battery. Lilliputian Systems hopes its Nectar Mobile Power System will alleviate this frustration. Compact enough to fit easily in a user's hand, the device has enough power to keep any gadget that complies with the USB 2.0 standard juiced for up to two weeks. That means smartphones, tablets, eReaders, Bluetooth headsets -- you name it. Charging is facilitated via a Nectar Pod that fits into the larger unit; when one Pod has been exhausted, users can simply dispose of it and pop in a fresh cartridge.
The cost of entry and ongoing maintenance might dissuade some users; the device, which will be available exclusively through Brookstone's stores and website, will retail for $299.99 and includes one Nectar Pod. Additional cartridges will be available for $9.99 each. Despite the price, the device might appeal to on-the-go power users, as it's already been approved for airplane use by both the United Nations International Aviation Organization and U.S. Department of Transportation. Plus, those who order early through the Brookstone website can procure an extra Pod at no cost. Nectar is slated to start shipping this summer.
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