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Powertrekk – Charge Your BlackBerry With Water

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One of Lisa and my favorite pieces of technology spotted at CES was tucked away in the Venetian. Though most of the action during the show is found at the Las Vegas Convention Center, you can find the obscure and sometimes scrappier start-ups in the neighboring hotel ballrooms. Powertrekk is a charger that uses a “PowerPukk” which holds a sodium silicate. As the water passes through the pukk, it produces a hydrogen gas. The gas then passes through a membrane, producing electricity to fuel the internal 1500 mAh battery and power your device via the USB port. Each pukk will fuel the internal 1500 mAh battery about two times.

Video after the jump!
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CES 2012: Walkthrough of PlayBook OS 2 by Jon Wong of RIM

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Jon Wong took the time to walk us through OS 2.0 on the PlayBook. We also took a look at some of the apps that make the PlayBook a “professional tablet” such as Citrix. It’s interesting to see how RIM has integrated social into the platform and it brings RIM back to its core messaging strengths. We also took a look at some of the Bridge improvements, such as the ability to now use your smartphone as a remote. This comes in handy for those who have their PlayBook hooked up to a TV and it’s out of reach. The remote event allows for gestures. Video after the jump.
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CES 2012: Wilson Electronics Showcasing Sleek Signal Booster Compatible With 4G LTE

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We’ve written about Wilson Electronics before on BlackBerryCool and the company is at CES showing off its Sleek hardware that can boost not only cell phones in 2G and 3G areas (all but IDEN), but it’s now covering 4G LTE by Verizon. This product is expected to launch in Q2 of 2012.
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CES 2012: Slacker Talks New Media Partners Including ESPN and BCS Championship

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Slacker’s Jonathan Sasse sits down with us to talk about the company’s new media partners including ESPN where they are now doing live streaming of events. The first live event scheduled was with the BCS Championship and more on set to come. Video after the jump.
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CES 2012: Zagg Shows Off New Universal Keyboards for Any Bluetooth Device

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Zagg is at CES 2012 showing off their new Universal Keyboards that work with any Bluetooth-enabled devices including the BlackBerry PlayBook. One of the downsides is that the media keys won’t function on the PlayBook because they are for iOS and Android only. Too bad.
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CES 2012: Griffin Technology Shows Off iPhone Cases With Built-in Vinyl

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Griffin Technology is at CES showing off their latest iPhone cases which are made from an actual vinyl record. The cases are made from a record so if you had a needle, you would be able to play some of the tracks made to use the case. Griffin partnered with Jack White from the White Stripes and Third Man to get these to market. Pretty cool.
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