CES 2012 was about televisions, computers, tablets and phones, the technology within and between, but many of the awesome things we saw actually plug into those devices, or connect to them wirelessly. Here are the headphones, speakers, docks, mice, drives, routers, chargers and controllers that caught our eye this year.A special thanks to Borrow Lenses, who provided us with cameras and lenses for the week!
- Jan 16, 2012, 3:16 AM UTC
We took the Etymotic GunSport Pro electronic earplugs to a shooting range in Las Vegas to see how well they worked. They let soft sounds through while muffling muzzle blasts, but created some static under continuous loud sounds like machine gun fire.
- Jan 15, 2012, 4:52 AM UTC
The I'm Circle is a new concept in personal electronics, bringing
By Jamie Keene
- Jan 14, 2012, 5:39 PM UTC
We just walked over to Outdoor Tech's camper on the CES show floor to check out its Turtle Shell wireless speaker system and OT Rocks headphones.
By T.C. Sottek
- Jan 14, 2012, 4:44 PM UTC
Dream Cheeky's iLaunch Thunder missile launcher for iOS hands-on from CES 2012. The launcher works with the iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches over Bluetooth with the iLaunch Controller app.
- Jan 14, 2012, 12:13 AM UTC
We just dropped by Contour's booth at CES to check out the new Cerevo Live Shell accessory — it's a small, light, portable device that can hook up to an HD camera via HDMI and stream live video to Ustream over ethernet or WiFi.
By T.C. Sottek
- Jan 13, 2012, 11:13 PM UTC
Giddings Product Design's glass multitouch keyboard uses lots of technology to turn a full glass panel into a full touchscreen keyboard.
- Jan 13, 2012, 8:12 PM UTC
The LightPad is a pico projector with an attached keyboard and screen. When the screen is flipped up, it catches light from the projector, turning the LightPad into a laptop peripheral for smartphones.
- Jan 13, 2012, 3:23 PM UTC
ioSafe demonstrated its Thunderbolt-compatible Rugged Portable hard drive this year by shocking it with a million-volt Tesla coil.
- Jan 13, 2012, 5:20 AM UTC
The ZTE Jetpack EuFi890 is a mobile hotspot that runs on Verizon's 4G LTE network.
- Jan 13, 2012, 4:03 AM UTC
You're looking at the Ballista MK-1, a 5700dpi wired laser mouse that can independently adjust sensitivity on both the X and Y axes, on the fly, in fine increments, as well as its 1000Hz polling rate.
- Jan 13, 2012, 2:25 AM UTC
Hands-on impressions and photos of iHome's iD99, iD95, iD55, and iD50 clock radios and speakers for iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
- Jan 13, 2012, 12:41 AM UTC
We take a look at IK Multimedia's iRig Mix, a DJ mixer that connects to iOS devices.
By David Pierce
- Jan 12, 2012, 10:55 PM UTC
iHome just showed off its lineup of AirPlay speakers here at CES 2012. We've seen the iW2 and iW3 speakers before, but now we have pricing and availability info for them. The new iW4 AirPlay alarm clock, which has Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity, and a built-in adjustable 30-pin connector that supports iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
- Jan 12, 2012, 7:35 AM UTC
Sony's RDH-GTK33iP is a 420-watt boombox and iPod / iPhone dock that provides a rhythmic light show to accompany your favorite songs.
By Bryan Bishop
- Jan 12, 2012, 7:13 AM UTC
At $1,299, the AKG K3003 canalphones are a status symbol, as well as high-performance in-ear monitors.
- Jan 12, 2012, 6:10 AM UTC
Western Digital will soon be offering Thunderbolt-enabled external drives. The My Book Thunderbolt Duo will be offered in two capacities: 4 and 6 TB.
By Chris Welch
- Jan 12, 2012, 5:43 AM UTC
Belkin's Game Genie is a $19.99 cheat device that's compatible with all of Nintendo's DS handhelds.
By Jeff Blagdon
- Jan 12, 2012, 3:20 AM UTC
To go along with Samsung's new AllShare Play technology, the company is launching a streaming media device know as the Optical SmartHub.
- Jan 12, 2012, 2:18 AM UTC
The SuperTooth Disco 2 is a portable speaker that has 10 hours of battery, four speakers and a subwoofer built in.
By Sam Sheffer
- Jan 12, 2012, 2:17 AM UTC
Hands-on impressions and video of WarpiaTV's wireless HDMI streaming solution.
By Sam Byford
- Jan 12, 2012, 1:27 AM UTC
We spent some time with Shine, Velocity Micro's new pocket projector, and were quite impressed.
By Bryan Bishop
- Jan 12, 2012, 1:17 AM UTC
Velocity Micro is a combination 500GB hard drive, DVD-ROM, memory card reader, and 3-port USB hub. We got our hands on it at CES and were impressed with the soft-touch finish and solid build quality.
- Jan 11, 2012, 11:55 PM UTC
Tely Labs telyHD Android-powered Skype webcam hands-on.
By Tom Warren
- Jan 11, 2012, 11:48 PM UTC
OCZ's Lightfoot Thunderbolt external SSD was in Intel's CES 2012 booth today, and we went and got some hands-on impressions. The drive will come in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.
- Jan 11, 2012, 7:17 PM UTC
Behringer's iNuke boom is a giant iPhone dock. It's pretty silly.
By Dieter Bohn