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The CEATEC name stands for Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies and is Japan’s largest consumer electronics show. It is regarded by most observers as Japan’s equivalent of the US-based Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Official CEATEC site and mobile application

The show is a platform for Japanese electronics manufacturer to show their latest products and technologies. Besides the show floor, there are numerous presentations and seminars held during the fair. In 2013, CEATEC is held in Tokyo’s Makuhari-Messe convention center from Oct 1 to Oct 1.

Ubergizmo is media partner of CEATEC and Ubergizmo’s co-founder Hubert Nguyen is one of the “CEATEC Innovation Awards” judges in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.


SMK demonstrates egg-shaped air mouse

10/07/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Presented by some media as a TV remote, SMK’s egg is in fact a simple air-mouse that is comparable to current products offered by Logitech of Gyration – at least in function. This is not a product, and for the CEATEC show, SMK...

Yamaha 1mm Thin Light Flexible Speaker

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] This speaker was being presented by Yamaha’s R&D department. It is only 1mm thick and is covered by a display banner on the photo. It’s light too: that banner weighs less than 500g, so it would be fairly easy to deploy and...

Docomo AR walker demo

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] AR, or Augmented Reality is a very fashionable trend these days. If you’re not familiar with AR, the goal is to supplement (“augment”) reality (often as seen through a live video feed) with additional information about a...

Nissan Solar Tree Concept

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] The Nissan Solar Tree is a concept that is part of the larger 2030 zero-emission city that Nissan and many major industrial companies in Japan are participating to. The idea is to create the next-generation city design based on the new green...

Fujitsu dual-screen touch smartphone

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] If a dual-monitor setup can improve our productivity with computers (it’s pretty much proven), could it make our smartphones better too? Maybe. Fujitsu has been playing with a dual-display touch phone that aims to make your experience...

Docomo Tai Heart tells you if you’re really in love

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] it’s hard to go to Japan without reporting about bizarre (but fun!) tech concepts: Docomo’s Tai Heart (not sure what that means) is a small device that you can use while talking to your recent date on the phone (and possibly soon...

Panasonic has Kinect-like system for digital signage

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In a discrete part of the CEATEC show, Panasonic was showing its D-Imager (D for “depth”, we guess), a system that can detect and react to the presence of people. Thanks to its depth and color cameras, it can see that someone is...

KDDI free viewpoint turns 2D video into interactive 3D

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] KDDI has an interesting 2D to 3D demo in their booth. This time, we’re not talking about stereo 3D, but about 3D graphics that is almost video game like (almost). With a single, or several cameras, KDDI can turn 2D video information in...

Panasonic Lumix GH2 with 3D lens, hands-on

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] The Panasonic GH2 is a great little camera, but Panasonic was demonstrating a 3D lens at the Ceatec show. The lens has two smaller lens, and while it’s not clear what the sensor actually “sees”, what we know is that the...

Android Sharp IS03 with Retina Display, hands-on

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Sharp was exposing its IS03 Android phone that has the particularity of using an IPS 960×640 display, also known as “Retina Display” on the iPhone 4. The telephone itself looks like an iPhone 3GS, except that it seems to...

RFID tags to avoid gas leaks

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Tagged World is showing a simple RFID application that could be used to retrofit entire natural gas infrastructures (ca$h-ing) to improve their safety/efficiency. By replacing existing valves with an RFID-enabled one, maintenance workers can...

UQ WiMax Provider hits 300Mbps with WiMax2

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In Japan, UQ is the sole WiMax provider (a little like Sprint in the USA), and although WiMax coverage is far from reaching all parts of the country, UQ has been playing with WiMax 2 already. Their version of WiMax 2 (IEEE 820.16m) uses the...

Panasonic Lumix Phone — Meh

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Panasonic got a lot of press when they announced that they were launching a Lumix-branded phone. If you’re not familiar with the term Panasonic Lumix digital is usually synonymous of great cameras. We were expecting a smartphone with...