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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.


ALPS wheel trackpad for safer driving?

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] You know how Formula 1 steering wheels technically don’t come in the traditional round form factor, cost a bomb and has more buttons than your standard, modern console controller? Well, even higher end cars tend to have plenty of...

Sharp 8K4K TV offers eye popping visuals

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] If you think that you have it good in your living room at the moment, think again. Sharp’s got some eye popping visuals coming your way thanks to a 8K4K TV that is capable of rolling out stunning images as you can see for yourself...

TAXAN MeoTune turns your smartphone into a portable TV

10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] People in Japan love watching TV; in fact most of the phones made for the Japanese market seem to incorporate 1-Seg tuners so that they can enjoy TV while on the go. However, not all phones were built equally, and in the past, folks who...

ROHM shows off Techno-jewelry at CEATEC 2011

10/03/2011,   [CEATEC 2011] While nobody likes wearing unsightly devices to help them keep track of their health, RHOM might have found a way around the problem. At CEATEC 2011, the company showed off its new range of Techno-jewelry – UV and pulse wave sensors...

uDraw GameTablet for PS3, Xbox 360 spotted at CEATEC 2011

10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] While uDraw is already available on the Nintendo Wii, if you fancy your chances with something less violent and far more artistic in terms of games on a console, perhaps knowing that there will be a uDraw for the Xbox 360 or Sony PS3 might...

KDDI Speaker-Less Android Phone [Hands-On]

10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We’ve got our hands on KDDI’s speaker-less Android phone, and the test was quite interesting as you can see on the photo. First, let’s talk about the technology: KDDI is using vibrations to transmit sound, which is the same...

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...