People's Voice Award Winner
CNET once again presents the official awards program of CES. The awards recognize the best products at the show, including a Best of Show award and a People's Voice award, as voted by the CNET audience.
Winners were announced Thursday, January 10, at 11 A.M. PT
A PC gaming-oriented Windows 8 tablet available with a family of accessories that open up different usage modes, the Razer Edge lets you play full blown PC games practically anywhere.
In a show full of some very big ideas, the Razer Edge gaming tablet takes the concept of tablet PCs championed by Windows 8 and devices like the Microsoft Surface and applies them to gaming. In doing so, it succeeds in showing us where tablets, computing, and even entertainment will be heading very soon.
Best of CES 2013 Award Winners
- Car Tech: Chevrolet MyLink 2nd generation
Chevrolet will offer an interface in the 2014 Impala with smartphone-inspired features, such as the ability to rearrange icons on the screen.
- Emerging Tech: 3D Systems CubeX
3D Systems high-end CubeX 3D printer can make objects in up to three different colors, and out of two different plastics. It also lets you build bigger objects than any other printer in its price range.
- Gaming: Razer Edge
A PC gaming-oriented Windows 8 tablet available with a family of accessories that open up different usage modes, the Razer Edge lets you play full-blown PC games practically anywhere.
- Home theater and audio: Vizio 5.1 soundbar
Vizio's S4251W offers true surround from a sound bar via wireless rear speakers that connect to a subwoofer you can place in the back of your living room. It's not the first of its kind, but it also includes an innovative remote with a built-in display and an attractive $330 price.
- Mobile: YotaPhone
Though its name is like a bad "Star Wars" joke, the YotaPhone is half e-reader, half smartphone: On the front, you've got a 4.3-inch, full-color LCD screen, and the back, a secondary screen that uses monochromatic e-ink technology. All for conserving battery life, you get the best of both worlds.
- Networking and storage: Seagate Wireless Plus
The Seagate Wireless Plus lets you carry 1TB of content with you on a compact device that has 10 hours of battery life. Stream the content to up to eight clients, and now clients can even upload videos and photos back to the device.
- PCs and tablets: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27
Lenovo's 27-inch Horizon Table PC works like a standard all-in-one. It also has a battery, and it can lie flat. Combine those features with a custom touch software environment and some unique accessories, and Lenovo hopes the Horizon will inspire new multiuser computing experiences.
- TVs: Samsung UN85S9 4K/UHD TV
4K resolution TVs were everywhere this year, but Samsung's version isn't just about the extra pixels -- for which there's no native content, and which create a difference you won't be able to discern. This 85-inch showpiece comes in a unique frame design that's as much art as any TV we've ever seen, and its picture quality should trump other 4K sets by virtue of a full-array LED backlight. Pricing wasn't announced, but we'd be shocked if it was less than $20K.
- Wearable and health tech: Fitbit Flex
The Flex is Fitbit's first band-style health tracker. Unlike the similar Jawbone Up, however, the Flex can sync wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.0. It also works with Android devices in addition to iPhones.