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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 Shows Next-Generation Tactile Feedback

10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] KDDI, a Japanese carrier known for its innovative spirit, is demonstrating a new generation of tactile feedback at CEATEC. KDDI’s feedback technology works with a capacitive display and provides a “click” feel which is...

DoCoMo Tracks Calories With Food Photos

10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] Japanese carrier DoCoMo is demonstrating a research project that aims at tracking one’s calorie intake by recognizing meals based on photos. As you can imagine, this would be a “low-maintenance” way of tracking that kind of...

DoCoMo Real-Time Menu Translator

10/03/2011, At CEATEC (Tokyo), DoCoMo was presenting a real-time translator app that is part of an “overseas vacation package” from the Japanese carrier. The goal of the package is to help travelers, and the most interesting application that I have seen...

DoCoMo aims for 10 min battery charge

10/03/2011, Earlier at the CEATEC pre-tour show, a rather interesting gadget by NTT DoCoMo was spotted. In essence it’s basically a battery pack for your smartphone, much like Mophie’s Juice Pack and other external battery cases, but the kicker here is that this...

3D TV Schizophrenia @ CES

01/12/2011, Do you remember how last year you’ve been told that active-shutter glasses* where fundamentally the best thing in the world and that passive-glasses were terrible? Well, this year, a number of companies have flipped and now say that passive glasses are...

Fujitsu Teddy Bear robot to care for the elderly

10/08/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In Japan, it’s been a long dream that robots would one day take care of the aging population as the demographic reality of an aging country hits. Unfortunately, current efforts have not paid off despite more than a decade of research...

Docomo Phone with integrated air purifier

10/08/2010, [CEATEC 2010] This is why we come to Ceatec, nowhere else in the world will you see a phone that integrates an Ion-generator that aims at sanitizing the air in a 30cm radius around the phone. Of course, you have to understand that many people wear their...

Yamaha infosound embeds data in audio media

10/07/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Yamaha was showing its infosound demo at CEATEC. The prototype embeds data in audio media like music, video clips, radio or whichever audio support that you can think of. The principle is very simple: Yamaha encodes data in audio frequencies...

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...