Best of CES Unveiled
We take a look at the highlights of CES Unveiled 2013, including the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix and Parrot Flower Power
CES 2013 is here, showing off all the new gadgets, tablets and smartphones of 2013.
CES Unveiled is the first event of the show, and here are our top picks.
Lenovo's lineup was was the highlight of the event with nine smartphones and a tablets on its stand. Although none of the smartphones will be released in the UK, the tablet will. Known as the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, it boasts an 11.6-inch display with a detachable keyboard.
Packing an i5 or i7 processor, it will run on Windows 8 rather than Windows RT, which has certainly made us happy at Know Your Mobile.
Check out our first look of the tablet soon.
Not 100 per cent the sort of thing we usually talk about, but Parrot Flower Power is an awesome piece of kit if you're a fanatical gardener.
It's a Bluetooth gadget, along with an app that will help you excel at gardening. Plant the shovel-like device into the soil and pair with your iDevice.
Then, choose a plant from the 6000 listed - either by name or by how it looks - and the app will tell you exactly the kind of soil that plant needs, whether your soil is up to the job and other requirements your plant may have.
When we first saw Lilliputian Systems' phone charger, we were a little shocked to hear it is powered by Butane. But the company assures us it has been fully tested to ensure it won't explode and is safe for use in all environments, including planes.
Lilliputian Systems even tried shooting the canister to ensure it wouldn't blow up.
The disposable charger will charge your iPhone fully 14 times and when you run out of juice simply purchase another canister for $9.99.
SpareOne Emergency phone
Ever go to use your phone in an emergency to find it's completely flat? Yep, we do too. Well, now you needn't worry about it thanks to the SpareOne Emergancy phone, which uses a single AA battery that lasts for a staggering 15 years.
The company is marketing the gadget as perfect for keeping in a holiday home, or somewhere you wouldn't normally take a mobile and can call the emergency services with the tap of one button.
It doesn't use a SIM card, features a torch that can glow for 24 hours continuously and offers up to 10 hours talktime.
This innovative clip-on gadget connects to your phone via Blutooth or Wi-Fi and measures your resting heart rate, CO2 levels as well as body fat, BMI and weight.
Always handy after the Xmas festivities...