Once a year, the technology industry gathers to display new and exciting products that are on the horizon. CES is by far the largest technology show in the country if not the world. This year’s hot products ranged from cars and drones to speakers and televisions. Like every year, there were endless visitors that cruised the show’s floor, taking trips in VR, tapping on touch-screen refrigerators, and listening to high-tech speaker systems.
Below are the products that caught our attention at this years show!
EHang 184 Drone
The Guangzhou, China-based company pulled the cloth off the Ehang 184 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES gadget show. In a company video showing it flying, it looks like a small helicopter but with four doubled propellers spinning parallel to the ground like other drones.
The electric-powered drone can be fully charged in two hours, carry up to 220 pounds and fly for 23 minutes at sea level, according to Ehang. The cabin fits one person and a small backpack and even has air conditioning and a reading light. With propellers folded up, it’s designed to fit in a single parking spot.
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90
For its 90th birthday, Bang & Olufsen went on a bit of a design bender. The result is theBeoLab 90, a totally insane speaker that stands more than 4 feet tall, weighs more than 300 pounds, and costs more than a BMW 3-series. And, oh yeah, it sounds pretty great, too.
Technics SL-1200 Turntable
Panasonic showed the new, but retro turntable player in detail for the first time, and confirmed that it will take the classic ‘SL-1200’ name of the original players still admired by DJs. Released under the Technics brand that relaunched in 2014. The belt-driven record player has a pre-amp built in, so you can just plug it into any sound system, no external phono amp required. It also has a USB output for transferring digital audio to a Mac or PC, and the record player comes with a ProTools-like desktop audio editor for slicing and tagging your recordings.
Segway Advanced Personal Robot
One part hoverboard, one part robot butler. Segway introduced an autonomous robot called the Segway Advanced Personal Robot. The robot is the result of a collaboration between Segway, Intel, and Xiaomi, a Chinese tech company.The Segway Advanced Personal Robot will hide away while you ride on its two wheels, then can pop out and carry your groceries or answer your doorbell.
Carl Zeiss Smart Glasses
Carl Zeiss Smart Optics, a startup funded entirely by Carl Zeiss, showed elegant new smart glasses at CES. They are not products, but proof-of-concept prototypes. (The company is working with companies to use their technology in actual products.)
The eye-wear is minimally invasive while enabling the ability of an augmented reality. The lenses work with a variety of frame styles, meaning applications can be highly specialized (sports, maps, Wikipedia etc..)