Buffalo Gear: Project Shield, Oculus Rift, and Sony Xperia Z

by Brandon Russell | January 13, 2013

For my first big event—a week in Sin City—this year’s CES was more or less what I expected: one big Best Buy circus/theme park nightmare. The usual suspects showed off some attention-grabbing products, sure, but most of the stuff I laid my eyes on I’ll never obtain—nor will 99 percent of consumers. For the most part, though, not many things stood out—head and shoulders above the mediocrity of ho-hum cases and boring tablets—except for a select few. Looking back, the products below are the kind of ideas that we’ll still be talking about as the year trudges on, as we look toward what’s next. They’re why we care about CES in the first place.

Looking Back at CES 2013

NVIDIA Project Shield First Look!

Wow. We just swung by NVIDIA and had a chance to check out the NVIDIA Shield, the company’s new Tegra 4-powered quad-core gaming device. Is it a controller? Is it a console? Neither, not really. It’s a device that runs pure Android and will allow you to play Android games with real, console quality controls. Better yet, […]

Oculus VR is Changing the Way People Play Games

Oculus VR, an Orange County-based company founded by 20-year old Palmer Luckey, is revolutionizing how people experience games. The virtual reality headset, which almost looks like a pair of snowboarding goggles, immerses players into the game in a way people have yet to experience, making them actually feel like they’re in the game, as the […]

Sony Xperia Z Hands-On

The Sony Xperia Z is the company’s latest smartphone creation and continues the trend of packing big 1080p HD displays into a mobile phone.  On paper, the Xperia Z packs a punch, with features like a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 4G LTE, […]



Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...