CES 2017

VR Sphere by Global Imagination – a new way of looking at 360 degree footage. Basically it is a projector with a special lens shining in a plastic ball. $30,000! The model demoed was not a touch model, however they expect to ship such a model in the future. It will be interesting to see how this idea evolves. The picture on the demo was a bit “Milky/cloudy”.

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In the audio world, it was great to see Samson innovating. They’re specifically targeting the vLogging market with a simple wireless riding on 2.4ghz frequency. Simple one button pairing and the choice of a lav with bodypack, a handheld or a wireless shotgun. The nice thing is that it is a dual receiver so you can have talent and guest mic’d individually allowing for freedom of movement while being less obtrusive. The output could be mixed if you’re doing live or set to output discreetly on Left and Right, channel 1 and channel 2. Price should be around $249 shipping in March of 2017. In the box you’ll have cables for a variety of phones including iPhone, and Android as well as traditional 3.5mm mini jack.

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The Infinitton screen keyboard was one of the coolest things that I saw at CES. It’s a 4.3 inch LCD with an ARM9 chip. You can assign keyboard shortcuts to each button. The buttons are also easily customizable with the Infinitton software. Launching apps is one use, another is for apps like Adobe Photoshop where keyboard shortcuts are 3 keys (CMD+Shift+N) = Create New layer. If you’re performing those types of operations multiple times per day, the Infinitton could easily pay for itself. It’s about $129. I programmed mine for repeat customer messages. You can type a whole line of text with one click. Very cool.

 

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