CES is back! We don’t know about you but the International Consumer Electronics Show or CES gets us excited every year. Well, the reason is obviously because CES is a playground of the latest innovations and cool gadgetry. Who wouldn’t want to fondle with the latest and the coolest? This year, 3,500 exhibitors are slated to showcase their latest tech innovations to an expected crowd of 150,000 professionals from 6-9 January. Taking up over 2 million square feet of exhibition space, this year’s show will be centered on “The Internet of Things”.
We look at 5 of the hottest areas at CES that will shape the tech trends this year:
1. Internet of Things
The money is definitely on the ‘Internet of Things’ this year. From wearable tech like smart watches and sleep monitors to connected home security systems and home appliances, the show will be peppered with products that can connect with every aspects of our lives.
“The ‘Internet of Things’ is the hottest topic in tech right now,” said Karen Chupka, Senior VP, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items like cars, home security systems and kitchen appliances to networked devices like PCs and smartphones for greater control and management of our everyday lives. We’re excited that the 2015 CES will bring together all of the companies and products that are making this a reality.”
2. 4K, 8K and curved TVs
International CES in Las Vegas have often been the place where electronics companies debut their new TVs. Remember the curved television from LG last year? We are probably going to see more of it this year. The show floor will be filled with huge 4K Ultra HDTVs and probably the higher resolution 8K TVs (7680 pixel by 4320 pixel panels) as well.
3. Smart Cars
Automakers like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Toyota will feature their concept cars with technologies like data dashboard, integrated smartphone solutions and car navigation systems. Some other interesting technologies in this area include self-driving and self-parking.
4. Wearable Technology
We expect to see major improvement to wearable technology devices as well as the use of them. We should see an onslaught of smart watches, fitness trackers and wearable headgear.
5. Flying drones and robots
Robotics will get special attention at the 2015 CES. We probably will see more of flying drones-cum-wearable-cum-camera type products like the Nixie. Robots that can perform human tasks will be featured too. After all, this is the year Singapore will be using flying robot waiters in restaurants.