The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week showcased an array of inniovative, attractive gadgets designed to demonstrate what’s coming down the digital pike for us.

Among our favourites:

The LG Touch wristwatch phone:

The stylish watch phone features 3G compatibility, a 1.4 in LCD screen, bluetooth connectivity, texting capability, still and video imaging and a music player.


It’s due to be offered by yet-to-be-named service providers at a year-to-be-determined price in Europe and the U.S. late this year.

The Polaroid Instant Digital Camera

Once the king of instant imaging and now in the midst of financial restructuring, Polaroid Corp. is making a valiant attempt to make a go of it in the digital age.

Enter, the Instant Digital Camera, which not only takes 5 megapixel photos but gives you 2 in. x 3 in. / 5 cm x 7.5 cm prints within seconds. The camera will be available later this year at a price of (US)$199. A 10-sheet pack of print paper will sell for about (US)$5.

Motorola Aura cell phone

At (US)$1,999 the Aura may be the most luxurious mass-market cell phone on the market.


The phone rotates open like a blade on a Swiss Army Knife and the round LCD screen may well remind you of a watch face. It’s appropriate that the handcrafted stainless steel case features Swiss-engineered moving parts.

The Aura comes with a full complement of digital the features you’d expect to get in a high-end smart phone. It went on sale late last year through selected cell phone service providers.

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