CES 2011′s best products for business

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show was rich in great ideas and products for business. These are three of the products that could be the most influential for small businesses this year.



BlackBerry Presenter


This portable presenter connects to any standard projector and lets you run PowerPoint wirelessly from your BlackBerry. This gets rid of the need for a laptop, which is convenient for one-day trips. It also gets rid of the common issues that come with hooking up a laptop to an unfamiliar projector.



Splashtop Remote app for Android


The Splashtop Remote program first popped up on the iPad and is now available for use on Android devices. This application permits you to log in to your home or office computer and perform many crucial tasks such as:


  • Maneuver around the desktop
  • Use programs and applications based on your computer
  • Watch videos
  • Access documents, images and videos that are stored on your computer


This application is especially useful for people who do a lot of business on the go. The Splashtop Remote app currently works on Android 2.2 and up.



For more information on the software, check out the Splashtop website.



PlasticLogic QUE proReader


Called a “wireless briefcase” by PlasticLogic’s CEO, the QUE proReader is much more than just an eReader, as it was originally intended to be. The QUE proReader:


  • Syncs with Microsoft Exchange
  • Allows for “print-to-device” technology
  • Reads PDFs and Microsoft Office documents
  • Lets BlackBerry users transfer information from their phones
  • Already has deals in place with all of the top business periodicals


The QUE ranges in price from $650 to $800, making it a little steep for some small businesses, but with all of the functionality it offers, it will likely prove itself to be worth the money.



These are just three of the many remarkable products that were showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but they are bound to be some of the most beneficial to small businesses. For more information on devices and services that were popular at this year’s CES, check out the Consumer Electronics Show’s “Trends” page.