2015 - Day 1

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56 | 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | JANUARY 6-9, 2015 DIGITAL IMAGING CESWEB.ORG #CES2015 Sakar Reveals Polaroid iZone Cube Camera BY GREG TARR BOOTH 13614 Sakar International will show at the Polaroid booth here an ultra-small cube-shaped point- and-shoot camera designed to take "better, clearer pictures" than a smartphone. The Polaroid iZone IT319, which Sakar billed as "the smallest Wi-Fi-camera," is a miniature "Cubic" camera designed to link with a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi or NFC technology to capture higher- quality images than is typically possible with just a smartphone alone. The iZone is equipped with a 13-megapixel imager, a 3x optical zoom lens, and can link to a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi or via NFC by tapping with any Android device. Petcube Camera Demo Takes CES To The Pound BY GREG TARR BOOTH 75103 Petcube is demonstrating here its Petcube Camera that lets pet owners remotely watch, talk, listen and play (via laser pointer) with a dog or cat via smartphone. Petcube said it has installed 10 Petcube cameras in animal shelters around the country to give International CES attendees access to see in-shelter Petcube Camera demos. The company said that one of the uses of the camera is to give prospective pet owners the ability to interact with animals in shelters before making a serious decision of adoption. The company said it hopes its technology will "ultimately increase the number of pet adoptions nationwide." Seagate, LaCie Unveil Portable Storage Solutions BY GREG TARR BOOTHS MP25252 Seagate will show here new portable storage solutions for photographers and other professional or personal applications under both its Seagate and LaCie brands. Under Seagate, the company is showing its just-announced wireless portable hard drive, which will be available in f ve color options and offers enough capacity for up to 200 HD movies. The drive, which will carry a $129 suggested retail when it ships next month, can be accessed from mobile devices via an app for iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Kindle Fire HD. The battery-powered drive connects to devices via a Wi-Fi signal, which it emits once the device is powered on. Seagate is also announcing two home-based Personal Cloud storage systems called the Seagate Personal Cloud and Personal Cloud 2-Bay, both of which are optimized to stream media to smartphones, PCs, tablets, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray Disc players, etc. The company provides an app for easy connectivity with handheld devices. They can also stream to DLNA devices like gaming consoles. The Personal Cloud will be shipping later this month in 3TB, 4TB and 5TB capacities. The Personal Cloud 2-Bay is designed for people who want more than one backup of their content and is offered in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities. Under Seagate's premium LaCie brand, the company is showing the Rugged Raid ruggedized portable hard drive, offering twice the speed and capacity of standard mobile drives and with hardware RAID 0 and 1 allowing optimization for speed (up to 240MB/s) and data security. For photographers, the $449 suggested retail Rugged Raid offers 4TB of storage capacity, equivalent to 60 64GB storage cards. The drive is tested to withstand drops from up to f ve feet. LaCie is also revealing its new high-design "Mirror" portable hard drive, which is wholly encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device offers 1TB of storage in a striking piece of "desktop d├ęcor," created by French designer Pauline Deltour, the company said. The Mirror drive, which will roll out later this month at a $279 suggested retail, is covered with mirrored, durable Gorilla Glass 3 and comes with an elegant ebony desktop stand. The device connects to a PC via a USB 3.0 connection.

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