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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.


Sharp Health Care Support Chair

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] We did mention that Japan has the world’s highest number of those who are 65 or older compared to the rest of the population – and this number is growing more and more by the year, having already hit the 20% mark. Hence, it is...

Sharp IGZO Frameless Concept Displays

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] We have seen TVs go from their large and fat form factors to being as slim as possible, and all the while that is happening, there was work done to increase the resolution count. Our minds were blown away when we first saw the visual quality...

Panasonic Toughpad UT-MB5 4k Tablet

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] At the beginning of this month, we talked about the Panasonic ToughPad UT-MB5, a 20” tablet that definitely targets professionals who work with high resolution images, and yet do not want something that is all too fragile. Is such a...

Honda Micro Commuter Prototype

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Toyota has their i-ROAD, and Honda will certainly not just sit back and do nothing at all about such a situation. After all, they do happen to be rivals on the motoring front, and it is hence not surprising to see that Honda has come up with...

Toyota Prius PHV Wireless Parking Charge

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Wireless charging is not just meant for phones and tablets, as cars too, do seem to be catching up on this particular idea. It is just one more step in making the ownership of a fully electric vehicle more convenient. Toyota’s Prius...

Toyota i-Road Concept Vehicle

09/30/2013, The Toyota i-ROAD is an interesting people mover, and it sure as heck looks a whole lot safer (and cooler) compared to your standard moped or scooter. After all, who would not want to travel in air-conditioned comfort, and yet in a vehicle which is small...

Toyota Ha:mo Is A System For Cities With Tight Spaces

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] One major issue when it comes to living in a congested city, or in a bustling metropolis like Tokyo, would be the issue of parking. Parking can be quite horrendous – either it is a miracle to find a parking spot in the busy parts of...

Mazda Connect Enhances The Driving Experience

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] As cars become “smarter”, do you think that drivers would end up dumber? Perhaps, but only time will tell. Mazda has shared more about their Mazda Connect system on the CEATEC showfloor, where it intends to bring a combination of...

Toyota Winglet Personal Mobility Device

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Japan is one country that has a serious aging population issue as they are the country with the highest proportion of elderly citizens with over 20% of them being older than 65 years of age. Having said that, we have seen some elderly care...

NTT docomo’s Vuzix M100 Hands-On

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] We spent some time with the Vuzix M100 smart glasses before the super long queues were formed, and here are some of our impressions on it. The hardware is based off the Vuzix M100 of course, but the software was powered by NTT docomo. We...

Pioneer Smart Car Cockpit Concept

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Sure, smartphones, phablets and tablets might be all the rage, but this does not mean that there are no other avenues for smart devices. No sir, vehicles have become smarter these days, too, and it does seem as though the ceiling has yet to...

Don’t Miss Our Coverage of CEATEC Japan

09/30/2013, CEATEC, the largest electronics show in Japan is opening its doors in a few hours and Ubergizmo is in Tokyo to report about the latest gadgetery and technologies being shown there. We have already had an opportunity to try out some of the wearable...

NTT docomo Shows Off A Range Of Working Smart Glass Concepts

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] To say that smart glasses might not end up as the next big thing would be an understatement. After all, there has been plenty of interest surrounding Google Glass in the past, and the folks over at NTT docomo certainly has no intention of...

NEC Portable DNA Analyzer aims for 30 minute identification window

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] How many of you out there want to be forensic scientists after watching TV series such as CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)? Isn’t it just wonderful that an insanely difficult case can be cracked in an hour on TV with commercials thrown into...