Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES), the ultimate showcase for the industry’s hottest new gadgets ended last week in Las Vegas. Scoured through some popular listings and I suppose the followings are some of the gadgets that will shape the consumer electronics world in 2013:
1. Samsung 85-Inch Ultra HD TV
Samsung 85″ Ultra HD or “4K TVs” offers 4 times the resolution of regular HD TVs. This monster is the biggest Ultra HD TV ever made, set in a tiltable metal frame for a sleek floating effect.
2. Samsung Youm
Flexible screens took centre stage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. OLED technology means that displays, whether they’re built into phones or TVs, can now be paper-thin and bendable.
3. HAPIfork smart fork
The HAPIfork contains a number of sensors that record exactly how quickly and how much you’re eating. Eat too fast and the fork vibrates to warn you to slow down. It also counts exactly how many forkfuls you’re shovelling in. It’s unclear though, if it’s an effective method of losing weight.
4. Oculus Rift
This virtual reality headset creates a completely immersive 3D world, so the wearer feels like they can simply step into it and touch their surroundings. Pretty interesting.
5. Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon PC
This could be classified into a new class of gadget, probably Table PC. It is touchscreen, 27-inch and can be laid flat horizontally so that several people can interact with it in table mode. Multiple users can share images round a table, read newspapers or play games. It comes with HP Elitebook 8530w Battery.
6. Nvidia Project Shield
This is a handheld Android-based gaming console for hardcore PC gamers. The Shield will stream your games from your PC via your Wi-Fi network and play them on its five-inch screen, providing you with high-end gaming on something that you can carry around with you.
7. Seagate Wireless Plus
The Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB WiFi/USB external hard drive is a standard external USB 3.0 HDD with a built-in WiFi adapter for multiple WiFi-enabled device connections. There is no need for any sort of internet connectivity. The end result is wireless data streaming of movies, photos, files and music.