13 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

CES 2014 Recap and Highlights

Can you believe that CES 2014 has come and gone already? Our tech-filled week in Vegas always flies by and boy, did we see some inventive consumer technologies at this year’s show. What were some of the most popular booths this year? Take a peek at the top three trends from CES 2014.

Wearable technologies. via USA Today, “For such a young product category, the wearable tech market is remarkably diverse. These devices cover a huge range of form factors, applications and prices, but they all have a few things in common: They’re connected, they’re small, and they’re worn on the human body.

The bounty of wearables on display at this year’s International CES seems to suggest a breakout year for the category. But Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, says we’re still very much in the “exploratory phase,” with manufacturers simply throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks.”

Smart home robots. The show was not short of its fun and helpful companions. A few of our favorites include:

  • Grillbot. Think of the $120 Grillbot as a Roomba for your grill. It’s got three motors, replaceable wire brushes and the wherewithal to change directions as it bumps into the sides of your grill.
  • Rydis Pro Vac. With its wet-mop and vacuum capabilities in the same box, the H68 aims to take the place of two iRobot devices (the Roomba vacuum and Scooba mopping robots). It has an independent vacuum and mop cleaning modes, as well as a combined automatic mode.
  • AIMe Camera Rig Robot. AIMe is a small, lightweight camera rig that detects motion up to 150 feet with special sensors. This robot will be available in June of 2014 with a price tag of $299.99.

4k. Mashable highlights,”CES 2014 has officially ushered in the era of 4K. The 4K picture is now much clearer. All the major TV manufacturers unveiled notable 4K TVs at several screen sizes (including a monstrous 120-inch set). Prices have ramped down, with entry-level sets as low as $999 (and from brands you’ve actually heard of). The sets now sport HDMI 2.0 connectors, meaning they’re fully compatible with everything the 4K format can throw at them, including frame rates up to 60fps.

What were some of your favorite finds at CES this year? Share your top picks in the comment section below.



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