The people have spoken! The Boxee Box by D-Link open-source media player,
Microvision’s SHOWWX laser pico projector, Clixtr and Gwabbit have been named
the winners of Last
Gadget Standing and the Mobile Apps Showdown, two of the most fiercely competitive
2010 CES contests. The "best of" in tech gadgetry and smartphone applications
were determined by thousands of consumers and tech enthusiasts through a live
CES audience applause-o-meter and an online vote. The competitions, which are
co-produced by Living in Digital Times and NetShelter Technology Media, whittled down dozens of
submissions in order to find the cream of the crop.
Last Gadget Standing
Boxee Box by
D-Link, an open-source media player that plays entertainment from the Internet
or a computer on a TV, was selected as the winner of the Last Gadget Standing
through the live CES audience applause-o-meter. The Boxee Box by D-Link supports
a wide array of audio and video formats and is integrated with Twitter, Facebook
and other social networking sites. Microvision’s
SHOWWX, the world’s first laser pico projector, was selected as the winner
of the Last Gadget Standing online vote. The SHOWWX projects big, bright and
colorful photos, movies, and presentations that are always in focus, yet it is
small enough to fit in your pocket.
Returning for its 10th year as a CES SuperSession, Last Gadget Standing
showcased 10 of the hottest innovations. Past winners include such notable
products as the Roomba, the Eye-Fi Card, and OnStar. The NetShelter publishing
partners who helped select the winner for Last Gadget Standing include Icrontic.com, IntoMobile.com, LaptopLogic.com, LogicBuy.com, Slashgear.com, SmartPhone Experts,
TechSpot.com, and TGDaily.com.
Mobile Apps Showdown
Clixtr, a mobile app
that turns smartphones into smartcameras by leveraging location-based
technologies and the rapidly improving quality of camera phones, was selected as
the winner of the Mobile Apps Showdown live CES audience applause- o-meter.
Clixtr users create events, upload mobile photos, and, for the first time ever,
create real-time event photo streams with the users around them. When online
voting officially ended at 12:00 a.m. PST on January 9th, Gwabbit, LLC was selected as
the other winner of the Mobile Apps Showdown. Gwabbit is the only provider of
automatic email contact management (ECM) solutions for the contact cloud that
automatically searches and identifies contacts embedded in emails and adds or
updates that information to your information in a single click.
The Mobile Apps Showdown featured the top 10 mobile applications in five
categories: Education, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Productivity and IT. The
NetShelter participating partner publishers who helped select the winner for
Mobile Apps Showdown include PocketNow.com, PreCentral.net, PinStack.com, Windows Phone Thoughts, SprintUsers.com, CrackBerry.com, NokiaExperts.com, TheiPhoneBlog.com and IntoMobile.com.