LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today announced the winners of the Yahoo! Tech “Last Gadget Standing” competition, hosted by gadget expert Robin Raskin at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The winners are the Data Drive Thru Tornado, which was selected by the audience during the live SuperSession event and the HP TouchSmart PC, which was selected as the online winner on tech.yahoo.com. Yahoo! Tech brings consumers the best information on gadgets and “Last Gadget Standing” gave those consumers the opportunity to pick their favorite gadget from CES.
“'Last Gadget Standing' isn't just about the techies telling us what's going to be hot. It's about the real 'deciders' — the consumers — voting on what’s going to emerge as our next gadget idol,” said Patrick Houston, general manager, Yahoo! Tech.
The Data Drive Thru Tornado allows users to plug in a custom USB cable to two computers and transfer data between the two PCs without installing extra software.
The HP TouchSmart PC is an all-in-one, touch-screen PC that allows the user to check weather or e-mail, use a special HP-family calendar, watch TV, view photos, play music and more, each with a single touch.
Of the hundreds of products shown at CES, ten products that represent some of the best ideas and trends at the show were singled out and demonstrated at the annual “Last Gadget Standing” event. This year, the products were selected by Robin Raskin and her fellow Yahoo! Tech advisors Dory Devlin, Gina Hughes, Christopher Null, and Tom Samiljan.
“The two winners represent products that people believe will stand the test of time, and not just disappear once the show is over,” Raskin said.
The remaining eight finalists included:
“All the finalists for ‘Last Gadget Standing’ are winners in that they represent ideas that will fuel the imagination of the audience about what technology can do,” Raskin added.
Coverage of the “Last Gadget Standing” event and other product coverage from CES can be found at http://tech.yahoo.com.
About Last Gadget Standing
The annual Last Gadget Standing competition, hosted by veteran gadget expert Robin Raskin, singles out consumer electronic products that represent some of the best ideas and trends at the Consumer Electronics Show. Ten products are selected by Yahoo! Tech advisors and two winners are selected by the audience (both online and in person). The products represent significant trends – from appliances with web connectivity, to robotics, phones with next generation features and more.
About Yahoo! Tech
Yahoo! Tech (http://tech.yahoo.com) is a new website that gives consumers plain-English advice and information about choosing and using technology. The site approaches technology information with a simple philosophy: tech made easy. Yahoo! Tech features original, licensed and user-generated content about hundreds of thousands of technology products, and is powered by the search, community and personalization tools from across the Yahoo! network.