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Pocket Radar all set for CES 2010 release


We covered the Pocket Radar in brief earlier last month, and much has happened since then, with the company releasing more details on how the Pocket Radar works. In fact, if you’re heading down to Las Vegas for CES 2010 next week, you might want to check out how the Pocket Radar looks like at their booth, but for those who can’t make it to Sin City, then there is always the alternative of using your imagination through the following description. Nominated as a 2010 Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree in the highly competitive personal electronics category, the Pocket Radar will come in a sleek, compact, palm-sized, ultraportable design, where internally it holds a break-through speed radar technology and point-and-shoot functionality to offer users with extremely accurate, real-time speed measurements of moving objects with the touch of a button.

The use of proprietary digital signal processing algorithms and state-of-the-art intelligent target acquisition techniques help users obtain unprecedented, industry leading accuracy and speed measurement detection regardless of the object. Pocket Radar has set a new standard for performance for the consumer electronics category, where it can be used by both professionals and everyday consumers in a wide range of methods – you can be a coach trying to clock baseball pitch speeds, or an athlete who want to improve your times, and even NASCAR racing fans are able to be more participative by clocking their favorite driver’s speed around the track.

Pocket Radar will rely on a Doppler radar signal detection and processing system that works in tandem with re-engineered microwave and antenna components, helping deliver a similar powerful performance that are currently available via traditional bulky radar guns. Being small enough to fit into a shirt pocket (and hence its name), it is accurate to within 1 mile per hour. Don’t worry about it running out of juice fast either – a set of AAA batteries are good for up to 10,000 speed measurements.

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