During the course of CES here in Las Vegas, more than 20,000 new products will be introduced, and here's a recap of all of them. Just kidding. Over the next few days, I'll bring you what I consider to be the most interesting, coolest or just plain weird from this year's show floor and environs.
Kindle (the e-ink version, not Fire) has one major problem: unlike a tablet, you can't read a Kindle in the dark. You could attach an auxiliary light, but that's another battery you have to worry about. Not anymore. What you see is a Kindle case with a solar panel built in on the outside cover (as well as an extra battery) and a spring-loaded swing-out LED lamp on the inside. Exposed to normal sunlight, you get a guaranteed three months of Kindle reading without recharging, and the solar panel can keep the swing-out light burning for 50 hours before tapping the Kindle's own power. One hour in the sun collects enough juice to power three days of reading. It goes on sale January 15 for $80.