Each year, tech marches on with advanced features to further pervade our lives in connected ways. With this is mind, it’s not often that one comes across a new gadget that takes a completely different approach.
While the majority of wearable tech shown at CES 2014 seemed to be in the realm of fitness and health trackers, there were some others if you took the time to look carefully.
While roaming the halls of CES 2014, you couldn’t get very far without passing another booth showing off an assortment of Bluetooth speakers and/or headphones. Bright colors had been a recurring theme as well, with some products looking more like polished candy than pressed plastic.
I remember seeing the ZEROHOUR Tactical Battery Backup Flashlight launch on Kickstarter not too long ago. Sadly, I forgot to follow up and write a post. But the good news is that I got to stop by the booth while at CES, and I chatted it up with the team and got some hands-on with this beautiful beast of a device.
Not only was CES 2014 my very first, it was also the first time I’ve ever experienced Vegas outside of having a layover at the airport. I know, right? But even though I didn’t have the time (or money) to catch any Vegas shows, I still had a complete blast.
f you were following the Consumers Electronics Show 2014 closely, you would have known that Sony unveiled a compact version of its flagship device, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact that comes with almost the same specifications as its big sibling, with a trimmed down display of 4.3-inch. The company also launched its flagship devices in the US as a T-Mobile exclusive, dubbed as Sony Xperia Z1s.
I wanted to say Netatmo brings the heat with June, but seeing as June is a wearable tech device designed to protect its users from the sun’s rays, I figured the title I chose was more appropriate. Did you enjoy that long-winded intro? You’re welcome. Out of all the wearable tech devices I saw at CES 2014, Netatmo’s beautiful June device was one of my favorites. And I’m talking smartwatches, heart monitors and all that jazz.
Although 3D printing has been out for quite some time, it has only recently started to become more affordable and accessible to the common consumer. We saw some great projects launch and succeed in 2013, so 2014 might be where 3D printing hits a new stride.
We already know that LG will be introducing audio products at the CES. And since YouTube is going to demo 4K video streaming at the event, we can expect more LG TVs will also be shown off from LCDs to OLEDs, and Ultra HD TVs.
Samsung had quite the CES 2014 show this past week. Plenty of new, exciting products were announced and of course Michael Bay had a diva moment. But there’s more news coming care of Samsung but this time in the form of smartphone evolution. We already know that Samsung will release its Galaxy S5 smartphone by April but what we’re learning now is that Samsung is looking into utilizing eye scanner technology in order to compete with Apple’s iPhones.
Not too long ago, Klipsch announced their new, top-end set of headphones. I originally intended to do a quick listen and move on. But the Status kept me pinned, listening to track after track for over 15 minutes. That’s a good chunk of time to me, standing in one spot.
It’s a given that one of the biggest brands to be showing off their goods is Samsung. One of its many announcements include the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition laptop that impresses with a 15.6-inch screen, curved wedge design, and a full HD display. This Ultrabook also comes with a SideSync software package which makes it a great companion to any Galaxy device.