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January 9, 2014
Here are seven striking finds from Dwell's first day roaming the sprawling floor (or floors, really) of the 2014 International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more show highlights this week.
Jabra Solemate

Jabra introduced the Solemate Max to its Solemate family of wireless, Bluetooth-enabled sound systems. The Solemate Max is outfitted with Jabra's signature "rugged speaker sole," making it durable enough to hold up to summer barbecues or trips to the park or beach. The Jabra Social Jukebox smartphone application eases the creation of sharable playlists. The Solemate Max will join the smaller Solemate and Solemate Mini when it goes on sale at a suggested retail price of $399.

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Thinnest Watch in the World

The designers of the CST-01 call it the "thinnest watch in the world." It's often tricky to trade in absolutes, but anyone who handled a prototype on the CES show floor this week would be hard-pressed to prove them wrong. Dave Vondle and Jerry O'Leary, who call their Chicago-based company Central Standard Timing, say the watch's paper-thin battery charges in 10 minutes and powers the device for a month before it needs to be plugged in again. The watch display is rendered in E Ink, commonly used in e-readers. Photo courtesy of Central Standard Timing.

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3Doodler

Bankrolled with a $2.3 million Kickstarter campaign, the 3Doodler bills itself as "the world's first 3D drawing pen." "3Doodler allows people to create amazing 3D objects without the restrictions of complicated software, limited only by their imagination," says Max Bogue, co-founder and CEO of WobbleWorks, which created the device. Bogue says the device will reach the market soon with a suggested retail price of $99. Photo courtesy of WobbleWorks.

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Sennheiser Momentum headphones

Sennheiser gave its new Momentum headphones, which it unveiled at CES this year, an unabashedly retro look. The phones, which the company says offer superior sound, come equipped with volume and mute controls on the cord. Momentum has a suggested retail price of $349. Photo courtesy of Sennheiser.

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Double Spot by Soundfreaq

Soundfreaq updates its monaural, single-speaker Sound Spot wireless sound system with Double Spot, it's twin-speaker, stereophonic counterpart. Double Spot will sell for $119 or $149 for a version equipped with a rechargeable battery. Photo courtesy of Soundfreaq.

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Rock Out 2 solar speaker by Goal Zero

The Rock Out 2 portable speaker by Goal Zero, a pioneer in mobile solar technology, has a photovoltaic panel on the back that is designed to power the device without the use of electricity (though it is equipped with a built-in USB jack for a quick charge from the grid). It is housed in a weatherproof shell designed to protect it from the elements. Suggested retail price: $129.99. Photo courtesy of Goal Zero.

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LaCie's handcrafted Sphere external hard drive boasts a striking design by Christofle, the celebrated French manufacturer of silver flatware and other accessories. It comes equipped with a USB 3.0 cable that allows for fast downloads and doubles as a power cable, and its one terabyte of storage is ample enough to accommodate a large music, photo or video library. The Sphere will be introduced early this year with a suggested price of $490. Photo courtesy of LaCie.

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Jabra Solemate

Jabra introduced the Solemate Max to its Solemate family of wireless, Bluetooth-enabled sound systems. The Solemate Max is outfitted with Jabra's signature "rugged speaker sole," making it durable enough to hold up to summer barbecues or trips to the park or beach. The Jabra Social Jukebox smartphone application eases the creation of sharable playlists. The Solemate Max will join the smaller Solemate and Solemate Mini when it goes on sale at a suggested retail price of $399.

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