.

Blog: CES 2013, Whats The Big Whoop?

CES 2013 - Some New Favorites For You

Today is the last day of CES 2013 in Las Vegas. For those that dont know, the international Consumer Electronics Show is a major technology-related trade show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, not open to the public, the Consumer Electronics Association-sponsored show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements. So all of us gadget/technology geeks froth at the mouth when nuggets of new innovative products start to sprawl out onto TwitterInstagram and FacebookThe Blogosphere is naturally running rampant with news and information, and of course, we’ve been keeping tabs of it all week long……….Duh!

 

Assembling a best-of-CES list isn’t easy, given the magnitude of the show, but well give it a shot to whats gonna be more relevant to the sort of average consumer, like us. What products were you predicting to be released this year?

Forget about 3D TV — this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was all about…

4K TVs

4K refers to one of two high definition resolutions: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels. 4K is four times the high definition resolution of 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) that is one of main current consumer high definition resolution standards.

Sony kicked it off with the unveiling of new 55-inch and 65-inch 4K TVs, as well as the world’s first 4K video distribution service, that offers 4K movies from Sony Pictures and other 4K content creators. Additionally, the company also said it would be selling “4K mastered” Blu-ray discs this summer; they’ll be standard 1080p resolution (not 4K), but supposedly look better than traditional Blu-rays….Well be the judge of that 

Unfortunately even Steve Jobs had to deal with his share of uncooperative equipment and as a CEO for a major company you hope it doesn’t happen at the world’s largest trade show. Murphys Law was in full effect and that’s precisely what happened during Sony’s CEO Kazuo Hirai, presentation at CES 2013 on Monday. Hirai ran into a bit of trouble when it came time to show off a 56-inch prototype of a 4K OLED TV. He pressed on with his presentation even as the TV jumped from a blue BIOS screen to a black screen displaying a Windows error message. Calm and collected, cool as a cucumber.

 

Next on our list of favorites is…

Flexible Tablets & Phones

Flexible display technology has been cooking at Samsung for a while now — the company showed off a display prototype, sans phone, at CES 2011. Samsung slapped the Youm brand name on the technology last spring.

 

Other companies are dabbling in similar efforts to produce bendy displays. LGand Nokia have also recently demonstrated flexible prototypes for smartphones and tablets.

 

Augmented Reality Car Windshields

Harman has developed an augmented reality display technology that give you real-time information in your windshield while you drive. It’s like Google Glassesfor your car except that the product is actually about to launch. The idea is to provide you with crazy features like augmented navigation. Depending on the specific implementation, the HUD could talk to the cloud via LTE, or Wi-Fi. For controls, the HUD is touch free and controllable by either voice or gestures….RAD!

 

ZBoard

We’re getting closer and closer to that hoverboard!! On this electric skateboard, you lean forward to move forward and lean backwards to slow down, no kick or push required. Coast around town on your skateboard without ruining the soles of your shoes!

 

Charge Card

A portable iPhone charger the size of a credit card. One end plugs into your phone, and then a rubber extension doubles as a USB charger, which you can plug into your computer. Ditch the cord and carry around your charger in your wallet.

 

HAPIfork

First world solution to over eating. a computerized fork that gives a gentle buzz when you’re eating too quickly. The product counts each bite you take and tracks your average meal time, the number of bites per serving, and the number of bites per meal where you were “overspeeding,” or bringing the fork to your mouth too quickly.

 

CES is so vast, that theirs tons and tons more innovative products that we could mention and go n for pages and pages about..so maybe well save that for future blog posts :p

All of us at WeShareMedia enjoy playing with our grown up toys and always looking for new ones to add to the collection. Theres definitely a few that have gone on our 2013 early Christmas list. Which gadgets have you discovered online this week acros your social media sites? Are you planning on getting any of the already available ones? or wait out some others, not yet in production? Either way, were stoked to try these!

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something