Hot Seasonal Gadgets Touted at Line Shows
ABC News Technology Producer Andrea Smith unveiled a potent selection of electronics geared to the seasons of the year in a Seasonal Gadget Briefing at CEA Line Shows in New York on June 22.
Smith, who produces tech-oriented segments for ABC's TV and radio news broadcasts, broke the collection into five categories.
Under the category “Waterproof Fun,” Smith showcased the following waterproof or water-resistant products:
• Kodak PlaySport Video Camera ($149)—This waterproof portable video camera has a sun filter, editing software, easy uploading capability, and also takes 5-megapixel photos. store.kodak.com
• Sony DSC-TX5 Cyber Shot Camera ($350)—Besides having such advanced waterproof functionality that you can use its touchscreen underwater, this camera is also dust-proof, freeze-proof and drop-proof. www.sonystyle.com
The category “The Great Outdoors” featured these outdoorsy products for camping and road travel:
• Eton American Red Cross FR360 Solarlink Weather Radio ($50)—A versatile radio that can pick up weather signals and other hard-to-get broadcasts, and, in addition to working on solar power, can be powered by its hand crank. www.etoncorp.com
• CarMD 2100 Handheld Tester ($98), which you can plug into your car for instant updates on what may be wrong with your car, especially when “mystery alerts” start blinking. www.carmd.com