From Coolers to SSDs, the annual Consumer Electronics Show truly has it all. As you've probably heard, CES 2013 is already well underway, and we've put together a roundup of some of the most notable products from yesterday's jaunt around the show floor.
G-Mate MAG II Game Controller
Let's kick this off at G-Mate's booth with the MAG II demo.
While the MAG II was originally shown at E3 2012, it’s always interesting to see PC-compatible gun-shaped game controllers, and this is indeed a very interesting peripheral for first-person shooter fanatics.
Utilizing a gyroscopic sensor in conjunction with motion tracking, the MAG II has no need for an external sensor bar. With full gamepad controls on the forehand grip, built-in vibration, and 12 different modes, this product presents a surprisingly fun alternative to the traditional keyboard and mouse for FPS gamers. Released to retail before Christmas, we’ve seen the MAG II available online for around $150.
In 2013, SanDisk is celebrating 25 years in business with the launch of its X110 and Ultra Plus SSDs. The 2.5” 6Gb/s SATA X110 is targeted to OEMs, system integrators, and enterprise environments, so it won't be available at retail. You'll see it in 64, 128, and 256 GB capacities.
Strangely, the company won’t release performance specifications of this 19 nm NAND-equipped drive to the media, but we’re told it’s faster than previous-generation 24 nm flash.
The Ultra Plus is SanDisk’s new low-latency, high-data transfer 19nm flash product. It will be available in 64 and 256 GB capacities.
Company reps were proud to mention that SanDisk's U100 SSD design made it into the Asus Transformer. They also talked about their new “SanDisk for Business” initiative to offer SSDs to a wider set of business customers, including value-added resellers, DMRs, and system integrators.