Finalists Announced for Last Gadget Standing; Winners To Be Announced at 2012 International CES, January 12

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NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Finalists for the 11th annual Last Gadget Standing competition at the 2012 International CES were announced today and include:

    --  Lytro - a simple box-like camera that takes photo first and then lets
        you bring it into focus;
    --  PlayStation Vita - a new pinnacle in portable gaming systems;
    --  Autom Robot - a weight-loss robot that engages you in a dialog about
        your goals;
    --  Cotton Candy - Android on a stick; plugs into any screen via USB or
    --  WIMM One Dev Preview - it looks like a wristwatch but can be transformed
        into a mobile communicator for just about anything, weather, a phone,
    --  Origami - a high tech baby stroller with electronic dashboard,
        pedometer, iPod holder, etc.;
    --  Swivl - an iPhone dock that swivels to track your movements for hands
        free recording;
    --  Basis - body monitoring device with sensors for just about everything.


The eight finalists, along with two undisclosed products that won’t be released until the start of the 2012 CES, will present live on stage at Last Gadget Standing, which is produced by Living in Digital Times, on Thursday, January 12 at 10:30am in room N255-257, North Hall of the LVCC.  Each presenter will have four minutes to showcase their product. Winners of both the live vote and the ongoing online vote will be announced at the event’s conclusion.

Special co-hosts Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein from SiriusXM Radio’s Howard Stern Wrap Up Show will bring their inimitable wit and knowledge of all things geek to the festivities.

“This year’s finalists have contributed to the digital landscape in so many innovative ways: from new ways to take photos, to body monitoring revolution — even strolling a baby will never be the same,” said Robin Raskin, founder, Living in Digital Times.

Judges include: Harry McCracken, editor, Technologizer; David Berlind, chief content officer, TechWeb; Michael Miller, SVP, Ziff Brothers Investments; Avram Piltch, editorial director, LAPTOP Magazine; Melissa Peterson, PC World; Ross Rubin, principal analyst, NPD Connected Intelligence; Joanna Stern, The Verge; David Berlind, editor, TechWeb; and Robin Raskin, founder, Living in Digital Times. Special thanks to this year’s sponsor, Lenovo.

    For more information:
    Cheryl Delgreco                                     Liora Bram
    Media Strategies                                    Media Strategies
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Last Gadget Standing


Last Gadget Standing looks for products that are more than just a flash in the pan. They are products that will endure and are pioneering the ways in which the digital world will change. Any exhibitor at CES can enter a product into the Last Gadget Standing competition--though it must be a device, not a service or software. Products need to have shipped during 2012 or be available for shipping by the end of Q2 of 2013. We honor NDAs and we reserve two spaces for products that have winner potential but won't be announced until the show.


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We're extremely lucky this year to have Gary "Bababooey" Dell'Abate and Jon Hein, of the Howard Stern Wrap Up Show to emcee the Last Gadget Standing . They love products and they love the CES crowd.




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