SXSW Interactive 2013 Trade Show Favorites

SXSW Interactive 2013 Trade Show Favorites

Summary: The SXSW Interactive 2013 trade show featured exciting and innovative products and exhibitors. Themes included waterproof cases, 3D mobile apps, privacy and more.

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  • Henge Docks at SXSW 2013

    Simple and elegant docks for Apple products: I'm glad I discovered Henge Docks at the expo. Their upcoming product the Gravitas Dock ($69) is on my 'want list' and now available for pre-order. It's a weighty, sleek matte aluminum dock with sturdy changeable inserts that keep an iPad, iPhone, iPad Mini or iPod Touch upright for use and charged. 

    Photo by John Adams.

  • Henge Docks at SXSW 2013

    Simple and elegant docks for Apple products: I'm glad I discovered Henge Docks at the expo. Their upcoming product the Gravitas Dock ($69) is on my 'want list' and now available for pre-order. It's a weighty, sleek matte aluminum dock with sturdy changeable inserts that keep an iPad, iPhone, iPad Mini or iPod Touch upright for use and charged. 

    Photo by John Adams.

  • Aurasma at SXSW 2013 Trade Show

    The Aurasma demonstrations had trade show attendees gathered and in awe. In fact, I immediately downloaded the free app and took a brochure to dinner after the expo to show my colleagues how it works.

    HP's augmented reality platform (SDK, iOS and Android, free) uses a smartphone (or tablet's) camera to detect images and overlay rich media animations in 3D on top to turn an image into a visual experience. It's primarily pitched for print media, but here is an example of live-world overlay:

    Photo by John Adams.

Topics: Apps, Android, Emerging Tech, Hardware, iPhone, iPad, Start-Ups

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