CES BROUGHT TOGETHER THE NEW PRODUCTS THAT IS GOING TO ENTER INTO OUR LIVES FROM CARS TO SMART HOMES, FROM TABLETS TO DRONES, AND FROM COMPUTERS TO PHONES.
Consumer Electronics Show, the largest technology show of America, carries utmost importance for tech companies. 3,600 companies took part at the show, which was held at the beginning of January in Las Vegas. 170 thousand people visited the show. Many tech companies and initiatives displayed their products and services under the shining lights. Major companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple didn’t attend the show. However, this didn’t constitute an impediment for the vanity.
Let’s see what was prominent at the show?
VIRTUAL REALITY AND MICRO CONSOLES
Virtual reality is popular in video games. The headgears that can be used either when playing video games or when getting training take you to another world. Samsung also wants to get into this field with its Milk VR as much as Oculus Rift’s new model does. However, a more concrete development in the world of games is that Razer presented Forge TV. Forge, which is an Android TV based micro console, enables users to play Android games in Google Play as well as PC games by streaming them to their Android TV. The device is going to go on sale for 230 USD by the end of March and the package is going to include two controllers.
AUTONOMOUS CARS AND IN-VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT
Carmakers recently have begun to introduce their concept cars and autonomous technologies. F015, the concept car of Mercedes-Benz, can go without a driver and the interior design is great. The vehicle presents the comfort of your living room on four-wheels. BMW and Volkswagen cars that can park themselves were introduced at CES as well as Toyota’s Mirai that goes on hydrogen fuel. Among the in-vehicle systems, BMW’s i3 model drew attention the most. The system that has a 360-degree view of the surroundings of the car through four laser receivers can also find you through smart phone receivers as you approach and it can drive the car to you. Parrot RNB6 is an in-car information and entertainment system that uses Google’s Android 5.0 operating system. The system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play platforms can give information by integrating through the information system of the vehicle and can record the road during the ride.
REAL ‘SMART OPERATING SYSTEMS’ ARE ON TV
Sony’s 75-inch XBR X910C model is enough to make 4K more attractive with its features such as Android operating system, making calls through remote control, and Play Station Now. Samsung’s 88-inch SUHD model that works on Tizen operating system makes blacks darker and increases brightness 2.5 times higher.
DRONES AND OTHER ‘SMARTS’
Whether we call these devices unmanned aerial devices or drones, we see that they are being developed rapidly. For example, Air Dog is a four-propeller aerial device. It can follow you from a certain distance and capture footage through Go Pro. It is ideal for sports lovers! Misfit Bolt was another smart device that drew attention at CES. The smart light bulb that can be controlled through Android and iOS devices can change its color into millions of different colors. It is possible to pre-order it for 50 USD.
FLEXIBLE PHONES ARE NOT DEAD!
LG’s G Flex 2 model is very striking with its 5.5-inch Full HD screen, quad-core, 64 bits Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB memory, 13 MP laser automatic zoom, LED flash camera as well as its curved structure.
NEW GENERATION OF WEARABLE DEVICES
Sony Smart Watch 3 that runs on updated Android Wear operating system comes to your help with its built-in mike, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and GPS receiver and it can follow your activities. 1.6-inch device is water resistant and has 4GB internal memory. Alcatel’s smart watch One Touch Watch can be synchronized with both Android and iOS devices. The device with a 1.22-inch touch screen runs on its own operating system. Garmin Vivoactive appeals to sports lovers with its GPS and pulse meter.