CES - Zeus - Day 2 At CES

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Day two and CES has now come and gone and it was a good one.  We met with many companies and saw a ton of new stuff.  Make sure you check out both Howdy's Day Two coverage as well as Fujitsu's Day Two.  These guys have posted up some great information about CoolerMaster, Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Seagate, D-Link, Thermaltake and Sandisk.  They left me to clean up with Pyramat, Guitammer, Razer, A-Data and a few others.  If you want to just look at pictures, Check out the gallery here:  

A-Data:

A-Data has come a long way from their humble OEM beginnings , and in fact should be considered a major player in the enthusiast market.  They have memory products that range in speed from DDR400 up to DDR2-1066.  They have flash products for all the mobile devices.  Their product line includes 4GB Flash drives, SD Cards, and even 4GB Mini-SD cards.  They also have 16GB USB Flash drives, and offer nifty technologies with their flash drives such as Fingerprint security, Solar Recharging and LCD displays.  They have a major selection of these products with only more to come.

One thing that I managed to catch a glimpse of on the way out of the booth was their Solid State Storage Device.  They are going to launch 2.5" Laptop drives in capacities of up to 128GB.  We will keep you posted on those products as they become available in Canada and the USA.

 

AData Memory

 

The ButtKicker:

Guitammer and their ButtKicker Gamer has been around for a while, and they are featuring several newer products including the Buttkicker LFE kit.  This kit is all about bringing vibration and enhanced bass to the Home Theater.  Although we didn't manage to snag any pictures from their booth there will be some new content and products coming our way for reviews.  This will be very interesting to compare to other companies gaming chairs such as Pyramat.

Pyramat:

Pyramat is a relatively new name to the industry, but they have been making a name for themselves with their new Wireless Gaming Rocker.  This chair incorporates speakers, a sub, and wireless and wired inputs for enjoying games, music and entertainment from a wide variety of sources.  Input devices include iPod, standard MP3 players, Consoles and even computers.  This chair on display below is geared toward console gamers, but Pyramat has stated that they are working on a dedicated computer version what will sit up off the floor like a regular office chair.  I am a computer gamer - not a console gamer, so I am looking forward to this addition to the lineup.

 Pyramat Gaming Lounger
Pyramat Gaming Lounger
 Pyramat Gaming Lounger
Pyramat Gaming Lounger

 

Razer:

Razer is famous for their mouse, and they had the Razer Death Adder on hand.  This mouse looks great and is one of their first Right-Hand mice.  Previously their mice have been ambidextrous and the Death Adder breaks this trend and is the answer to Right-Handed gamers everywhere.

Death Adder
Death Adder

We continue on with the gaming devices and peripherals with a stop by the Razer Booth.  Razer has a bunch of new products on the bench that include keyboards, mice, and even a THX certified speaker system.  They had a THX representative on-site to demo the new Razer Mako speakers, and they were very impressive.  The two satellite speakers are down firing and have a very interesting design.  At first glance they appear pretty cheesy, but once they play some audio - whether movies, music or games - the speakers come alive.  The sound quality was incredible and because of the down-firing technique, the sound field was even at different heights.  Generally speaking when you set up a set of speakers, you want them head-level and pointed toward the listener.  These speakers are omni-directional and can be placed at any height.  Hearing is believing and I wish you could all hear.

 Razer Mako
Razer Mako
 Razer Controller
Razer Mako Controller

On the other side of the consumer coin is the Razer Pro Solutions.  These products are geared toward the consumer who demands excellence while also demanding functionality, and good looks.  Razer's Pro Solutions include mice, keyboards, mousepads and more.

 Razer ProType
Razer ProType
 ProClick Mobile Flavors
ProClick Mobile Flavors

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AMD:

We stopped by the AMD booth to talk about their LIVE program, and many of you may not realize that this is a free software initiative instead of being hardware dependent such as Intel's ViiV platform.  AMD will let you try out this software without forking over money for their processor and chipset.  This is a huge bonus as it can run on virtually any current PC on the market.  To achieve the best experience, AMD recommends a Dual Core CPU and a GB of ram, but that is to provide the best experience.  It is completely possible to run this software on a single core Intel laptop and achieve a very usable experience.  We have more information about AMD, but are leaving that for a later time when we can research their technology a bit more.

AMD Live
AMD Live

That's all from me for Day 2 at CES.  Tomorrow we've go even more coverage coming your way, so make sure you stay tuned.  In the meantime, check out our gallery for more pics, and the CES section for all of the latest coverage.