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Jan 12

Top 5 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2012

Sure, we all heard about the big stars of CES this year– OLED TVs, tons of tablets and ultrabooks, Windows Phone smartphones. But what about the fun stuff? Here’s a look at a few of the most unique and entertaining gadgets unveiled at CES. You may or may not wonder how you ever lived without them.

1. Atari Arcade for iPad

Old school gaming meets new school technology

Get in touch with your gaming roots with this dock from Discovery Bay Games. Just connect your iPad, download the app (which gives you access to Centipede, Pong, Missiles, and dozens of other games) and beat your high scores of yesteryear. Lightweight, and no batteries required.

2. Floating Bluetooth Speaker

Go for it: splash the Splash

Get your groove on in the pool with the Splash waterproof, floating speaker from Behringer. It’s reported to have a Bluetooth range of 230 feet and a battery life of 3.5 hours, so you’ll get plenty of time for your tunes. Synchronized swimming just got a whole lot more harmonious.

3. iShower


Sing, sing, sing in the shower with this other waterproof Bluetooth speaker, from iDevices. Two AA batteries deliver 15 hours of audio, which means they’ll last a long time, depending on your personal hygiene habits. The iShower syncs with up to 5 devices, making this ideal for fraternity houses and the Brady Bunch household.

4. Helo TC Assault Helicopter

Helo TC Assault

Not your ordinary toy, this touch-controlled helicopter from Griffin is operated with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and can fire missiles (at your co-workers, misbehaving children, etc.). Plug in the included flight deck to your iOS device, which translates your on-screen maneuvers to the copter, and you’re ready for whatever missions the day brings.

5. Wi-Spi helicopter & car

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For more remote-controlled fun, check out the Wi-Spi helicopter and car from Interactive Toy Designs. They both come with a built-in video camera that sends footage live to your iPhone or Android device. Now you can stalk in style!

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