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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.


KDDI camera-based controller for phones

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 09] KDDI was showing this bizarre “joystick” for mobile phones based on a plastic tube that is stuck on the back of a cellphone by a magnet. The idea is to attach this white tube so that the phone’s camera can look into it. At...

OLED Chandelier

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] As OLED becomes cheaper to produce, it will be used not only for displays, but also for lighting. The main advantage of OLED is that designers are given much more freeedom when compared to traditional or fluorescent bulbs. This chandelier...

3M MPro120 pico projector

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] The 3M Pico projector is not only cute, but it can also display a 640 x 480 image ranging in size from 8” to 50”, depending on the distance to the screen. It’s not very much, but it can scale an incoming video signal down,...

Sony shows off OLED all-display laptop concept

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Sony is showing a few cool OLED prototypes: a reader, a bracelet and a laptop. The most eye-catching one is the all-display laptop that ditches the physical keyoard in favor of a virtual one. It looks amazingly light, but you can bet that no...

KDDI 1Gbps IR short-range data transfer (updated)

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Sharing data among gadgets has been on KDDI’s plate for a while. While last year’s demo comprised of a prototype handset, this time around KDDI is using real handsets, even if that one is still a little thick (most cellphones are...

Yamaha VocaLoid Humanoid Robot

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] This Vocaloid Robot was presented at the Sekai Camera booth. I saw it yesterday, but I wanted to get a closer look before I share it with you all. Its creators have worked on making the skin, facial expressions and the lip to synchronize in...

Nissan EPORO robot learns driving from fish

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Over the past couple of years, Nissan has used cute robots as a mean to communicate their R&D efforts and it’s hard not to pay attenton. This year,a group of EPORO robots (six) were shown rolling around in a tight group, without...

Cell Regza Next 4K2K HDTV inspected

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Yesterday, I checked out a gigantic 4k2K ($ x the 1080p resolution), but Toshiba wants to see that in our homes, so they presented a prototype at Ceatec. So, how does it fare? Well, on a 50″ display, it looked a little sharper, but it...

Strong Android presence at CEATEC

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 09] As I walked around, I noticed that many booths’ companies were working with Android. Most of them were software companies that build Android software. Others were making photo frames or other usually “dumb” devices, hoping...

Fujitsu Mobile Phone Design Award 2009

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 09] Fujitsu was showing many eye-catching concept phones and I shot photos from the best ones for the (upcoming!) photo gallery. I personally like the Kwak Yeon concept that looks like a pebble (above), and the Camelephone that would fit in any...

Mobile Virtual Shopping with Japan’s KDDI

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 09] Visiting a busy department store on a Saturday afternoon might be entertaining to some, but if you don’t enjoy being squeezed to death, KDDI has mobile virtual shopping application. KDDI lets users shop for fashion items from their...

DoCoMo Wooden Phone hands-on

10/05/2009, [CEATEC 2009] We had our hands on the Wooden phone concept (there are two) from DoCoMo that we published about recently. We’ve been told that the shell is made from compressed wood that is so tightly compressed that it is not porous. It should...

Sony Stereo 3D Camera and Projector

10/05/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Sony was demonstrating its most advanced stereo 3D tech in the form of a (huge) camera and the accompanying dual-image projector (above photo). The camera can shoot stereo 3D footage using a single lens (huh?) and separates the left and...

Kohjinsha Dual-Screen Laptop

10/05/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Kohjinsha was presenting its 10.1″ dual-screen netbook. The photo doesn’t do justice to its size, but as you can guess, 10.1″ is much smaller than the mammoth that Lenovo came up with last year. That said, the computer is...