Let’s Talk Tech: 2014 CES Round-Up

January 10, 2014

We attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) every year, not only to check out the latest and greatest in tech toys and products – but to also get inspiration for our own product lines. This year, the show had improved wearable tech, curved displays and enhancements in home connectivity. Here’s a round-up of some cool products from the show…

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Curved TVs and phones: Samsung and LG introduced huge high-definition TVs with curved screens and the option to control the shape of the TV (flat or curved) with the touch of a button. Samsung says that along with the HD content, the curved capability will create a truly immersive experience for the consumer.

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Smart appliances/the “connected” kitchen was another big trend. Dacor introduced a cooktop with an interface using Google’s Android operating system and Lynx displayed it’s SmartGrill – a voice-controlled gas grill that remembers pre-set grilling times and temperatures. And for all those crock pot lovers, Belkin expanded their Wemo product line with a new Smart Slow Cooker that enables you to turn off or change temperature time settings from your smart phone. Whirpool displayed the concept of an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can showcase recipes, social media updates, news and more.  Pretty clever!

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There was a lot of buzz around 3D printing, a great tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs and DIY’ers. 3D Systems  launched the “Cubejet” – a desktop printer for under $5,000 that delivers vibrant full-color, high-res parts for a wide range of modeling and real-use products.

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Wearable tech: From smartwatches to fitness bands that send you text messages and tell you when it’s time to work out -these devices seem to be the must-have fashion statements for spring.

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