CEATEC Japan 2011 wrap-up

Zach Honig
Z. Honig|10.07.11

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Just 20 kilometers to the east of Tokyo at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, CEATEC is winding down, following a gadget-filled week where impressive prototypes appeared to outnumber consumer devices. Unlike IFA in Berlin, which is just as much for the public as it is for industry insiders, Japan's consumer electronics show gives manufacturers a chance to show off their prototypes and components to a smaller, mainly local audience. Many products announced here will never leave the country's shores, but can inspire future devices that will be marketed to a worldwide audience. Click through our gallery below for a broader look at the show, then jump past the break for a roundup of our CEATEC 2011 coverage. Arigatou gozaimashita!%Gallery-136037%
Richard Lai contributed to this report.

Umiushi Smapho 2800 portable charger hands-on: one plug for iPhone, another one for micro-USB
Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars sample photos and video
Fujitsu Lifebook AH77/E and SH76/E hands-on
NEC LaVie Touch hands-on (updated)
Rohm and Lumiotec create $450 OLED Hanger lamp, we go hands-on (video)
Fujitsu Arrows Tab LTE F-01D with gesture control hands-on (video)
Toshiba Regza DBR-M190 stores 15 days of HDTV from six channels, we go hands-on (video)
Toshiba's 4K, glasses-free 3DTV announced in Japan with more specs this time
Only in Japan: Toshiba's Regza DBR-M190 serves 5TB of home media
PS3 will support 4K stills after a future update, moving pictures remain out of reach

Knowles Electronics Mems Joystick for Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nintendo 3DS hands-on (video)
Rohm Wireless Power Transmission system hands-on (video)
Murata Tactile Controller TV remote hands-on (video)
Cyberdyne HAL robotic arm hands-on (video)
Panasonic Cockpit digital dash prototype hands-on (video)
Murata Wireless Power Transmission System supports laptops, we go hands-on (video)
NTT DoCoMo menu translator app hands-on (video)
NTT DoCoMo Shared Bicycle Initiative hands-on (video)
NTT DoCoMo bad breath, body fat and food analyzers hands-on (video)
KDDI shows off sensory enhancements for smartphone users, throws a free-viewpoint virtual concert
NTT DoCoMo battery claims 10-minute charge time, we go hands-on (video)
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