CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas is where new and re-invented technologies are launched each year. This year, without exception, we can expect to find technology products that wow and excite us. Here are ten new and reinvented tech products that are being unveiled at CES this year.
Some Major Product Announcements at 2014 CES:
From LG: LG G Flex smartphone with a curved OLED display with world’s first curved battery (6” HD display; Lifeband Touch fitness activity monitor with OLED display and Bluetooth connectivity; LG Homechat with voice-messaging/texting option to appliances.
From Monster: DNA WirelessPro Headphones that are wireless, noise cancelling with controls built in; GODJ – Portable, standalone DJ device that fits in hand.
From Sharp: the Sharp Aquos HD TV lineup including new Aquos Q+ with 10 million more sub pixels, built in upscaling, audio and Bluetooth streaming (first on market to play UHD content); Smart Central App compiles all content into one search function.
From Huawei: the new Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone has a curved shape, 6.1 display, LTE Cat4 150mbps, Bluetooth 4.0, Quad core 1.6 Ghz processor, multi-screen tech, 4050mAh battery (two days performance), reverse charging to charge other devices, 6.1 enhanced HD (EHD), 5MP front camera and panoramic selfie.
From Tarsier: MoveEye 3D glasses have stereo cameras that allow interaction with what’s on the screen, “direct interaction.”
From Livio Radio: Livio Radio partners with Ford and create the SmartDeviceLink to standardize a way to bring apps into the dashboard of all vehicles.
From Myris: Eyelock: No more user names. No more passwords. One look is all it takes to verify your identity. Myris gives you 1-in-2-trillion security. Only DNA is More Accurate. Myris uses video of your irises to verify your identity. Since no two irises are alike, the chances of a false match are less than one in two trillion. That’s more than the population of earth. In fact, that’s more than the population of 315 earths.
From DISH: New additions to the DISH Hopper lineup of whole-home DVR service, SuperJoey which when paired with the Hopper allows users to record up to eight shows at once and 2,000 hours of content; Wireless Joey streams content to any TV in the house.
From VOXX: Myris Iris identifying authenticator for increased online security; 360Fly – 360 degree self-contained waterproof mountable camera; Soundboard power Plus – 5200mAH charging power plus wireless audio capabilities.
From Panasonic: Panasonic launches the Toughpad FZ-M1 7 inch rugged tablet; 4K Ultra HDTV the new “Life+Screen” AX800 series with voice activation and face recognition technology and advanced personalization; the Panasonic 4K Varicam, the first waterproof 4K professional camera; Toughpad 4K tablet with 20-inch LCD display, the first to offer 4K resolution.
From Intel: New brand RealSense revolves around a thin, embedded 3D-sensing camera that can be embedded in desktops, laptops, tablets, etc. RealSense 3D cameras will scan objects for 3D printing.
From TouchJet Pte.: TouchJet, a precise touch enabled pico projector with a built-in Android OS that transforms any empty wall into an interactive 80 inch tablet.
From Hisense: VIDAA smart TV platform is Android powered, lets users seamlessly toggle between live TV, on demand entertainment, recorded programming, personal content, apps and more with a single touch of a button.
From Formula E: Formula E revealed and demoed the first electric racing car; Qualcomm will begin to integrate Snapdragon into the cars adding WiFi and Bluetooth.
From Samsung: Samsung announced it’s 105” curved UHD TV, world’s first and largest curved UHD, has 11 million pixels with auto depth enhancer giving a 3D effect without glasses; the Bendable TV, an 85″ push button Ultra HD turns from flat panel to curved; and the New Samsung PRO tablet series 12.2” with full size virtual keyboard.
From Toyota: Toyota debuted the fuel cell sedan concept with 300 mile driving range, zero-to-sixty in 10 seconds, no emissions and hydrogen tank refueling in 3-5 minutes.
From MakerBot: MakeBot launches the Replicator 3D printer series including the Mini, Replicator and Z18 with 100 micron layer resolution, full color LCD displays, app and cloud enabling with onboard camera options for print monitoring and sharing.
From SKULPT: SKULPT device calculates body composition via electrodes sensing the difference between muscle and fat – provides exercise advice based on individual goals and progress.
From Sony: The first in-home video download 4K service from Sony Pictures Entertainment was announced at CES 2014; the Sony 4K Handicam; Sony Life Log smart wear experience; and Sony Xperia Z1 compact smartphone with 20 megapixels.
Other Product Launches at CES:
Wearable activity trackers are everywhere at #CES2014 Wellograph, Fitbug Kik, and Zensorium Tinke unveiled theirs to name a few.
PowerMate BlueTooth from Griffin Technology
Griffin debuts the reinvented PowerMate that is now wireless with Bluetooth. Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, will unveil a new wireless version of its PowerMate at CES 2014, PowerMate Bluetooth, a stylish power tool for the novice and pro computer user. Described as a clickable knob, PowerMate can be programmed to execute a wide array of key commands in virtually any application. Users can streamline routine tasks such as editing home movies like a pro, scrolling through long documents, or creating audio masterpieces.
Bluetooth speaker boasts crystal clear sound coupled with a candlelight ambiance
The Digital Treasures Lyrix SoundGlow is the perfect addition to any home or office coupling a powerful Bluetooth speaker with a calming ambiance. The built-in Bluetooth speaker fills the room with crystal clear sound from your smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth-enabled device. A soft, shimmering candlelight glow emanates from the speaker providing a safe alternative to traditional candles. The SoundGlow boasts continuous illumination and music for up to six hours. It is available now at digitaltreasures.com.
The iGrill is the ultimate gadget for the BBQ lover. The iGrill2 allows you to monitor the temperature of your food using the free iDevices Connected App from up to 150 feet away. The device features a vibrant LED display with proximity wake-up, magnetic mounting, four probe ports and a 150-hour battery life. With a more rugged design than the original iGrill, iGrill2 is sure to be a must-have for any grilling fan.
ARCHOS Connected Home
ARCHOS unveils a complete selection of Connected Objects for your home. Accessing the ecosystem from anywhere in the world and from any iOS or Android platform, users can retrieve data or command actions using the ARCHOS Smart Home App or the custom-designed Smart Home Tablet – a unique gateway that combines Android with multiple connected objects. ARCHOS’ proprietary app and 7” home gateway give users the ability to customize actions based on different scenarios or triggers such as turning on the light and recording video as soon as a motion sensor is activated.
TAO WellShell Fitness and Activity Tracker
Introducing TAO, the world’s first mobile, isometric exercise system. With TAO, exercise at your desk, on the airplane, while watching TV or watching the kids. The patented TAO system includes the handheld device, called the TAO WellShellTM, and a comprehensive app for Android and iOS devices. The TAO approach to fitness and wellness focuses on simplicity, balance, and harmony.
“Most people are so busy that despite wanting to be more fit, they lead sedentary lives. Squeezing an hour in for jogging is not easy, especially on a daily basis. For these people, pedometers and trackers don’t solve the problem,“ says Philo Northrup, President and Co-Founder of TAO-Wellness.
Griffin Merchant iPhone Case + Square Reader
Griffin Technology and Square introduce Merchant case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, the first protective case optimized for a Square Reader. Griffin’s new Merchant case builds on Square’s easy selling experience for mobile businesses everywhere. The introduction of the Merchant case launches Works with Square, a program that allows developers to build accessories for Square businesses. Square and hardware developer Griffin Technology partnered to design the Merchant case to enhance both performance and convenience for merchants selling on the go with Square.