First, we have the Polaroid iM1836 Android Smart Camera. Along with its non-Android counterparts, what makes this different is that you get to have interchangeable lenses. Interestingly, the sensor isn’t on the body, but rather in the lens. This helps to keep the sensor clean and it may be a better fit for novices who want to have a little more flexibility.
I also checked out the Energi portable battery pack from TYLT. It’s only 1800mAh, which is enough to charge most smartphones, but it’s interesting in that it has not only has the flip-out prongs for plugging it into the wall, but it also boasts an integrated flexible cable. The video features the Lightning version, but they do microUSB too.
If you thought the Samsung Galaxy Note II was big, wait until you get a load of the Huawei Mate. This is a massive 6.1-inch 720p Android smartphone. Yes, it’s huge. Other specs include a 1.5GHz quad core processor, IPS display, 4050mAh battery, and pentaband UMTS support.
And finally, there is the Snappgrip. This is a cell phone case that effectively adds point-and-shoot like digital camera controls to your smartphone. You get a mode dial and a real shutter button, for example, and this works in tandem with the corresponding mobile app. It’s a neat idea, especially since so many of us have abandoned our point and shoots to rely more on our smartphones.
Check out the video below for some hands on time and stay tuned for more great coverage from CES 2013.