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CES 2012: News Roundup – January 12, 2012 – TechnoBuffalo

In the third day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there were many consumer technology trends and products that emerged from the show floor.  Below are TechnoBuffalo’s top CES headlines for Thursday, January 12, 2012.

1) Hands-On with the Nintendo Wii U at CES 2012

Our Jon Rettinger got some hands-on time today with the Nintendo Wii U and its controller in a closed-door meeting at CES 2012 today.

The console itself hasn’t been finalized yet, however it appears the controller has been.  Initial reports indicate that while the unit is odd looking, it’s a surprisingly nice fit in the hand – very reminiscent of how the N64 controller looked and acted.

Jon Rettinger with three videos below:

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Watch this video from Jon Rettinger: Hands-On with the Nintendo Wii U at CES 2012 (video)

Nintendo Wii U Controller Demo from CES 2012 (video)

Nintendo Wii U Gameplay Demo from CES 2012 (video)

2) PS Vita’s Unit 13 to Release on March 6th, 2012

It was announced during CES that Sony’s Zipper Interactive will be bringing future PlayStation Vita owners Unit 13 on March 6th of this year.

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The exact Tweet from Sony’s official PlayStation Twitter account:

Just announced at CES: Unit 13 for PS Vita will be available on March 6, 2012.

Read more from Joey Davidson: PS Vita’s Unit 13 to Release on March 6th, 2012

Check Out PS Vita’s Augmented Reality Table Soccer (Video)

3) This Enormous 900-Pound iPod Dock Needs Its Own Bedroom, Costs $30,000

And in the day’s quirky news, check out this enormous 900-pound iPod dock, requiring its own bedroom.

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The iNuke costs approximately $30,000 – features two 18-inch subwoofers, each running at 3,000 watts, and measures 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet tall.

Read more from Killian Bell: This Enormous 900-Pound iPod Dock Needs Its Own Bedroom, Costs $30,000 [Video]

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Winston Sih
Winston Sih
Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.


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