What to expect at CES 2014

ces 2For those of you that don’t know, CES is the consumer electronics show which is held every year in Las Vegas. It is one of the largest tech conferences in the world. Every year many manufacturers show off the their latest products. Here are the things we expect to see this year at CES:

  1. More affordable 4k/8k TVs                                                                                                              4k TVs were first introduced at CES about 4 years ago and still haven’t been widely adopted by consumers yet. Their are a few very important reasons why. One the prices of 4k TVs are astronomical compared to HD TVs. Its almost impossible to find a good one under 2000 dollars. Another reason is that their still isn’t much 4k content. Many TV stations haven’t adopted the new resolution and although streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube are going to start streaming 4k content the internet speeds required to stream 4k reliably are much higher then what the average person has today.
  2. More wearables

    Although this year we have had our fair share of wearable tech they still all feel like first gen devices and I am excited to see what 2015 will bring with it. We might see more android wear watches, more fitness wearables and maybe even new types of warbles.

  3. Smart Home                                                                                                                                     Devices that promise to make your home smarter have been around at CES for years but they have always been over prices and not really that smart. This has changed in the past few years, many manufacturers offer DIY kits which significantly reduced the price and now many smart devices are connected to the internet which will allow you to control them from anywhere in the world at anytime. They are also getting much smarter but implementing algorithms that aim to predict your daily routine in order to act accordingly.
  4. 3D printing                                                                                                                                       3D printing has been at CES for about 3 years now and every year they have become more and more prevalent. This year we expect to see more affordable models some with prices as low as $150.
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