Let’s Get Rolling with CES 2018
In addition to resolutions and new beginnings, there's something else that keeps us excited every January - the Consumer Electronics Show. From smart cities to digital health at the forefront this year, we can't wait for CES 2018 to begin.
- The Smart Cities Conference Programming will highlight the potential growth of this industry. In fact, the global spend is expected to reach 34 billion by 2020.
- Did you know that CES 2018 has 297,000 square feet of vehicle tech exhibit space?
- Today’s consumers are savvy shoppers – 44 percent of them plan to purchase a smart speaker.
“Innovation is one of our greatest tools for improving lives and protecting the environment for generations to come,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “As our report details, consumer technology companies are helping reduce waste, combat climate change and improve energy efficiency – all while meeting consumer demand for the latest and greatest technology. Our devices are getting smaller and lighter and using fewer materials and less energy. The tech industry’s commitment to addressing environmental challenges has never been more apparent.”
With that said, we begin our CES 2018 journey which we expect to be just as exciting as it always is. This year, vehicle tech, smart cities, and health technology have been in the limelight of the show and we can’t wait to start with the Intel Keynote Address: How Data is Shaping Innovation of the Future. LG, Toyota, BrainCo, Sony, Hyundai, Qualcomm and more big brands are coming up with their biggest announcements of the year today. What do we expect to see? Well, CES has always been surprising us with never-before-seen innovations and this year is no different. Take a look at all the gadgets that have been announced before the event even begins.
As a successor to the MS650 Sound+ model, the NW700 Soundbar comes with several sound-enhancing features. It uses distortion-canceling technology that predicts and accounts for distortion at the end of the speaker movement.
With the Thunderbolt 3 connection, you can achieve speeds up to 40Gbps. Processing and performance have never been better. Plus, the curved design gives a totally immersive experience.
Innovative in design and functionality, this intelligent piece of home security gives you total peace of mind. The Hive View has a striking aesthetic complete with a detachable magnetic cube camera. You can easily and effortlessly dock and undock the camera as you need.
Functioning similarly to the Snapchat Spectacles, the ACE Eyewear can actually post directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. In addition, you can also live-stream your day to instantly update your followers. The ACE Eyewear works with a companion app on your smartphone for a seamless experience.
Delivering an impressive 2,500 lumens, this projector is premium yet affordable. The 4K Ultra HD resolution produces a screen up to 150 inches. That means that any room in your house can instantly turn into your personal cinema.
The Shadow runs silently and cool to offer no distractions. It’s capable of internet speeds up to 15Mbps. In addition, it offers 12GB of RAM for ultra-fast processing.
Like the name suggests, this special little suitcase actually follows you around just like a puppy. Syncing to your smartphone, the Puppy 1 autonomously follows each and every one of your steps. Perfect for places like large hotels or the airport, this technology totally lightens your load.
Arguably the smallest in the world, this laptop offers you unprecedented transportability so you can work anywhere. The clever device features an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor.
Thanks to the fanless design and the 10 hours of battery life, you can survive the working day with ease. In fact, for the first time in the Chromebook series, these ports are the USB 3.1 Type-C ports.
This impressive computer measures just 8.98mm thick. Additionally, the laptop has a 14-inch touchscreen with narrow bezels. Plus, it offers 4G LTE connectivity with the integrated antenna.
Yes, you can actually fold this TV and roll it up just like a newspaper. But, that’s not all. The TV also comes with UHD 4K resolution. The idea is to make TV transportable but as of now, it’s more of a sci-fi concept.
This device uses the Ear ID app to evaluate your ears and create a custom listening profile. Likewise, the app automatically calibrates the earbuds to match your requirements. This gives you catered audio quality every time.
Featuring a full-screen see-through display, the Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses offer a hands-free extension of your phone. With Vuzix Blade smart glasses, you can receive any notification you choose while keeping your phone in your pocket.
Featuring Amazon Alexa, all you have to do is ask Alexa to enjoy a hands-free bathroom routine. Just ask for Alexa to adjust the light your ideal brightness for your grooming, play your favorite music, check weather, and more.
Ideal for filming on the go, all you have to do is choose your subject to get ActiveTrack to follow. Similarly, it uses a brushless motor and built-in sensors to help with stability. The Osmo Mobile 2 also offers Timelapse and Motion lapse options.
The ViewSonic delivers cinematic color and 4K resolution at an affordable price. Using XPR technology, the ViewSonic also offers 2200 lumen light output. Additionally, it comes with HDR compatibility and a six-segment RGBRGB color wheel.
Currently in concept territory, the Wall is the first modular TV to feature MicroLED technology. Designed to deliver excellent definition, the Wall is not restricted by size, form or resolution.
Rather than using one single router to cover your home, this router works in a network for better coverage. It uses dual-band technology to cut through local interference.
This impressive kitchen cooler has Bixby built-in, Samsung’s smart assistant. As a result, you can control other smart devices around your home by speaking to your refrigerator. The Family Hub will even recognize the different voices of your household and provide relevant information.
This tiny device measures just 0.59 inches thick, and it weighs only 11.3 ounces. In spite of these minuscule dimensions, the Gemini can handle most computing tasks. It runs stock Android on a powerful 10-core MediaTek Helio X27 processor, with 4GB of RAM.
The 400W motor offers a top speed of 20 mph, with a range of around 50 miles. The wheel takes only 30 seconds to install, and the companion sensor straps on to one of the pedals. In addition, this is the first bicycle accessory to have Google Assistant on-board.
The HD 820 Headphones have an innovative closed back design for superior sound. Staying true to the brand, these headphones go above and beyond for your inner audiophile. However, they have the price tag to go along with it.
Recording true first person 360-degree views, the FITT360 wearable camera sits comfortably around your neck. This unobtrusive hands-free device allows you to record your moments without any awkwardness or sense of displacement.
Featuring a 1080 HD security camera, the Symbio makes it easy to keep an eye on your home at all times. Likewise, the Toshiba Smart Home app streams live video and lets you view recorded video history.
Sporting an impressive camera design, both the XA2 and the XA2 Ultra feature hybrid autofocus. In addition, it supports 4K video recording and offers a beautiful 120fps for slow motion.
The ZenFone Max Plus can last 26 days on standby for unrivaled battery life. The Plus also sports a beautiful 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 display ratio. This is perfect for watching movies on the go in stunning clarity.
Plugging directly into your vehicle, this nifty device puts everything within reach. That is, with your voice. The Roav Viva picks up on your voice commands just like your Echo or other Amazon Alexa device. Simply say the assistant’s name and your command.
This wearable is designed for those with issues of paralysis. Comfortable to wear, the NeoMano stands for “new hand.” The lightweight design conforms to the shape of the wearer’s hand to align with the anatomy and for everyday use.
Weighing only 14 grams, these earbuds rest comfortably in your ears to deliver quality sound. The CX 6.00BT Earbuds are connected by a single cable that lays on the back of your neck. This way, you’ll never misplace one of them.
Offering turn-by-turn directions, it gets you from A to B with ease. In addition to GPS, the Speak Plus connects wirelessly to your device to access Amazon Alexa. Using your voice, you can play your music, control smart home devices, and more.
Functioning as a tablet as well as a laptop, it’s complete with a touchscreen that works with a stylus. The Spectre x360 15 features the powerful Intel Core i7 8705G processor to keep up with all of your daily tasks.
To keep up with the rest of CES this week, don’t forget to tune in to our Twitter feed or Instagram for regular updates. As for the detailed updates on every product release, head to our CES 2018 category here.