The International Consumer Electronics Show takes a glimpse into the future of technology with new product announcements from some of the biggest names in tech. Mashable, a technology blog, as written a series of articles about some of the unveilings at the tech convention in Vegas. The following is a list of some of those new devices.
Finally, a TV that listens when yelled at.
LG announced that it has added voice recognition and gesture controls to its Cinema Screen HDTVs.
It will also have Smart Share Plus with Wi-Fi which enables mobile devices to view what's on the TV.
The woes of dropping a phone in the toilet are nearly a thing of the past.
Fuijitsu, an information and communication technology company based in Japan, has developed waterproof tablets and smartphones.
The 10.1-inch Android tablet was dunked in water at CES as a demonstration. The company won't bring it to America until it has been proven in Japan.
After creating the thick Thrive, a 10-inch Android tablet, Toshiba has launched the Excite, which has taken the crown for thinnest tablet.
The tablet will have a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor from Texas Instruments and 1GB of RAM.
The new version of the Universal Serial Port transfers data at a rate of 625 MB per second, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
The Chinese computer company that recently purchased IBMs PC division is coming out with its own line of tablets known as "IdeaTabs."
The "IdeaTabs," will combine with a keyboard to convert into a laptop and contain "Ice Cream Sandwich," Google's latest Android operating system.
Walking has some competition.
Action Inc. has created battery powered wheels that strap to your shoes.
The shoe motors, known as spnKiX, can speed up to 10 mph.
Ultrabooks, powerful and small PC laptops, are a hot topic at CES 2012. Acer boasts that its new Aspire Ultrabook is the "world's thinnest."
It's thickness measures at .59 inches. It will include HDMI, USB 3.0 and the rare Thunderbolt connectors.
LG is bringing the Jetsons to life.
The Korean conglomerate has announced everything from refrigerators that helps you diet to remote controlled vacuum you control through a smartphone.
The products will be part of its Smart ThinQ line.
A new product from myFC uses water to charge devices.
The technology uses the chemical reaction between hydrogen and electrolytes in special fuel cells inside the charger to create electricity.
Tobii Technology has created technology that tracks the movement of your eyes and head.
They demonstrated the tech by having people play the classic arcade game Astroids with their eyes.
The new camera has the largest digital sensor in any of Canon's point-and-shoot models.
The 14.3-megapixel camera has a 1.5-inch sensor, a swivel screen and ISO settings as high as 12,800.
Never lose the house keys again.
Cobra Electronics unveiled its Cobra Tag G5 technology that connects easily lost items to smartphones through a tag the size of a key fab.
Huawei, an information and communication technology company based in Japan, added to the "thin" fight with the Ascend P1 S.
It's only .26 inches thick, yet it packs a 1.5 GHz processor and a 4.3-inch display.
Vizio, known mostly for its affordable HDTVs, is introducing a line of PCs.
The line includes a 27-inch all-in-one desktop and a 14-inch notebook.
Acer brought out a cloud service to supplement its new devices announced at CES 2012.
The cloud service stores photos and videos for up to 30 days online and backs them up permanently on a PC.