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Crutchfield at CES 2013

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Crutchfield goes to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to meet with the companies whose products we carry, and to see what’s going to be hot in 2013. We brought our video team along to share some of the things we saw and experienced. We'll post a photo or two each day. Find all our team's photos on our CES 2013 Pinterest board.

January 12

We headed back for home today. It was a great show, and we saw quite a bit. We return with footage for over 100 CES-related videos. So there's more to see from Crutchfield at CES. Below are a few odds and ends we couldn't let go without a mention.

Sony RX1 DSLR CES 2013 Crutchfield

The Sony RX1 is the smallest full-frame camera made to date.

Sony RX1 DSLR CES 2013 Crutchfield

An exploded view of the Sony RX1.

Sony full-frame VEG900 camcorder CES 2013 Crutchfield

The Sony full-frame VEG900 camcorder. We were ready to upgrade on the spot.

KENWOOD DNN receiver Cloud CES 2013 Crutchfield

The Kenwood DNN receiver brings the Cloud into your car.

Alpine MirrorLink Android Galaxy S3 ICS-X7HD CES 2013 Crutchfield

The Alpine ICS-X7HD runs apps and is Mirrorlink-compatible with a Galaxy S3 Android™ smartphone. Very smart.

January 11

A full day of seeing some of the game-changing technologies and products coming out this year. We visited Definitive Tech, Samsung, Sony, LG, NAD, and PSB.

Sony CES 2013 XAV-701HD receiver Mirrorlink Crutchfield

Kudos to Sony for winning a CES Best of Innovations award for their XAV-701HD receiver with MirrorLink.

Definitive Tech soundbar tablet Crutchfield CES 2013 iPad

Check out this Definitive Tech soundbar for your iPad

Samsung CES 2013 Crutchfield Series 8 Plasma TV

The Samsung Series 8 plasma TV has astounding picture quality. This photo really doesn't do it justice.

January 10

For us, it was Car Audio day at CES 2013. We checked out the latest gear from Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, Kicker, JVC, and Clarion. Saw some amazing products and eye-popping showcars. Later in the evening we dropped by to chat with our friends at Peachtree Audio.

Peachtree Audio Crutchfield CES 2013

We finished our working day with an in-depth conversation with Peachtree Audio.

Pioneer Mixtrax CES 2013 Crutchfield

No, that's not a real car. It's just the setting for Pioneer's demo of MIXTRAX, which is real killer.

Alpine CES 2013 Crutchfield app

Alpine showed off an app that lets you tune your car audio system with your smartphone.

CES 2013 Crutchfield Kenwood display

How about this Kenwood heads-up display? I'm thinking it would be right at home in a flying car.

Crutchfield CES 2013 Kicker showcar

One of the Kicker showcars. This is a seriously cool piece of machinery -- with a Kicker sound system to match!

January 9

We visited our friends at Olympus, Polk Audio, Sanus, AKG, and JBL today.

AKG K619 headphones Crutchfield CES 2013

AKG K619 headphones were designed for the DJ -- and others serious about their music.

Crutchfield CES 2013 JBL portable speaker system

This JBL portable system can recharge a connected iPhone three times while it's playing.

Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000 headphones CES 2013 Crutchfield

These Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 noise-canceling headphones were sweet. They even canceled out the din of the CES floor!

Sanus SafeKIds CES 2013 Crutchfield

Sanus has teamed up with Safe Kiids to encourage folks to stabilize their flat-panel TVs. It doesn't take much to secure your TV and keep your little ones safe.Check out to find out more info.

CES 2013 Crutchfield Olympus water-proof cameras

Normally cameras and water don't mix. But Olympus demonstrated otherwise for their products in a dramatic fashion.

January 8

The show hadn't officially started, but there was still a lot to see.

Crutchfield Monster Lamborghini show car CES 2013

Awesome show car from Monster Cable

Crutchfield CES 2013 Fujifilm

A low-light shot taken outside our hotel with a Fuji X-E1 camera.

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