CES 2010 is finally over and while we saw an array of cool gizmos, from the Google phone to Microsoft Tablets, there were only a select few that I truly found interesting from the show. One included a sexy new laptop direction from ASUS - another involved wireless HDMI and the thinnest HDTVs I've seen in my life...
The Asus NX90 is one might fine, mighty slick beast. It almost reminds me of something we'd see from Bang & Olufsen, to be honest. I'm still a bit confused on why they decided to include two touchpads situated on either side of the keyboard, but aside from that, lookin' good, Asus.
Last year, we saw the introduction of a number of super-thin LED HDTVs, but only a handful of them truly impressed us. This year, we get even thinner displays. The best part? They got 3D engines built into them. Yep, you heard right. HDTVs from Samsung to Toshiba - they all plan to toss in that conversion engine that'll turn your 2D video to 3D without breaking a sweat. All that goodness in a body that's about a third of an inch. Now that's what I call impressive.
But probably not as impressive, nor exciting, as the final push for Wireless HD, the new wireless interface standard, makes its way into many of the HDTVs released later this year. Manufacturers working to include this standard include: Panasonic, LG and Vizio. Finally, I can throw my noisy first-generation Playstation 3 into the closet and enjoy my games and movies as they were meant to be played.