CES 2017 Highlights. The best new gadgets from CES 2017 from TVs, Laptops and VR.
What we loved from CES 2017 :)
The Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017 like each and every year doesn’t disappoint. Once a year CES runs and all the big names come out to play and show us what gadgets they are working on and what the future of consumer electronics has in store. The CES 2017 show just ended and below are the highlights and our favourites products this year:
Our Video of the top 5 Gadgets from CES 2017 Show!!!
1. HTC Vive – Virtual Reality System
One of the biggest Virtual Reality systems, has been available for a while now and it has started attracting some third-party support. Wireless is here! No longer do users have to have the linking cables attached to their heads from the computer. The $220 add-on, called TPCAST, offers wireless VR in your home. It boasts having only 2mili second delay that is unrecognisable to most people. This option is amazing for Virtual Reality and we at Preezie look forward to seeing more accessories like this in the future.
Vive tracker is a new accessory that allows you to add tracking to everyday objects to get them in the game. It can be placed on almost anything to interact with it in your game. Developed by HTC it is another addition people might want to add to their VR experiences.
2. Sony Xperia Projector
Sony Xperia Projector for mobile is a small projector that connects to your android device. Some examples shown at CES included using Google Maps and projecting videos on the wall or any flat surface for all to see. This is a concept but seems to be popular at this year’s CES.
3. Razor Valerie Laptop
One of the most talked about things at CES 2017 is the Razor Valerie laptop, with 3 screens, each 4K, this is another one of the concepts shown at the convention that many people, including me, would love to own. Fun Fact: this laptop was stolen from the convention, if you see it popup on eBay I know Razor are looking for it.
4. Razor Ariana Projector
Razor Ariana is another concept product. It is a projector that expands the screen onto walls and adds an extra layer of emersion. It is not supported by games at this stage however, if it was to become something in the future the fact that it is a Razor product allows this projector to become something we could all use in the future.
5. Faraday Futures FF91 EV Electrical Car
Faraday Futures FF91 EV is the electric car that is faster than the Tesla. There is not much information about the price of this car but we know that the deposit will be $5,000 USD. Comparatively, the Tesla is only a $1,000 USD deposit. It looks cool, drives fast and is electric; the future is looking up!
6. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset is designed to improve the next-generation AR/VR experiences, with up to a 25% increase in 3D graphics rendering and 60 times more colours. This is something we might see in the next generation of Android phones.
7. Samsung QLED 4K TV
Samsung QLED 4K TV series brings some new technology to the market. Colour reproduction has been improved with this new technology with Samsung claiming it is better than OLED screens. There are some things to support this but as a new technology we can all take that with a grain of salt. One of the biggest ticks is the brightness of the screen being brought up from 1,000 nits to between 1,500 and 2,000 nits. This is almost doubling the brightness of the screen without losing colour quality. We will need to see how this technology progresses in the future because what we see looks promising so far.
8. LG WG M ÇHYU77 TV
LG W7 was the talk of CES 2017 when it came to TV’s with its 3.8mm thickness. This was, to many people, the winner of CES and here’s why: the thickness is only 3.8mm. The weight is so low that the mounting of the screen on the wall is done with a magnet. There is no need to hook the TV up, it is thin and light enough to be held on with a magnet wall mount. This allows you to peal the TV off when you need to remove it. Dolby Atmos has come to our homes! The TV is so thin that you cannot plug a cable into the back. There is a ribbon cable that can be routed through the wall or just down to the sound bar that comes with the TV. This is where the magic happens. The audio from the TV comes from the sound bar but also allows you to connect any HDMI cables to it and other cabled devices you might want to plug in. Overall, this TV has a lot going for it but the thickness is one of its biggest features.
9. Sony's Bravia XBR-A1E OLED
Sony's Bravia XBR-A1E OLED has some of the craziest technology in TV’s we have seen at CES. You thought the LG TV was thin well Sony’s Bravia show is a staggering 2.5mm thick. This is not the only thing that makes this TV stand out. The design of the TV makes it sit flat on its surface like a picture frame. Another design feature that was not overlooked was the audio. The back of the TV has a big grey kickstand that is also the subwoofer, this is cool but not as much as the main audio of the TV. The actual screen is the speaker. Sony’s design team have made the entire screen the speaker, it is as though the audio coming directly from the mouths of the people on the screen. CES is a place to show off new technology and this is one of those things. However, there is no guarantee that the screens audio is ever going to rival that of a surround sound entertainment system. Thoughtful design and technology are always nice to see and TV’s have some cool things on display
CES 2017 this year had many more things to see, these are some of the best that we might see in the near future. With every new piece of technology, prices drop on current stock, so take a look at the Preezie Guide and find the product that best suits your needs. From everyone here at Preezie, have a good one!