Bigger, better and brighter were noticeable trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. The annual event is a chance for tech giants as well as small businesses to showcase the newest innovative products in the market.
Sharp. Televisions were one of the standout products at the show with household names revealing sharper, giant screens. For web-lovers, all the televisions on show demonstrated smart capabilities for surfing the net. Tech giant Sharp’s motto seemed to be ‘bigger the better’ as they unveiled numerous large televisions including a 90 inch LED model which was said to be the biggest of its type in the world. Other technology on show from Sharp was its Igzo (Idium Gallium Zinc Oxide) technology, said to be more responsive to the touch as well as more energy efficient. Sharp say that it is able to maintain energy after the TV has been powered down for a considerable amount of time. Sharp hopes to utilise the technology within a range of new models including a 32 inch ultra-high resolution monitor with a multi-touch point screen which they plan to be an ideal product for high-end graphic design. Lastly, Sharp also demonstrated a range of 4K models including a screen which was inspired by the reflective qualities within a moth’s eye.
LG. On the other hand, the South Korean company LG showed off its laser television technology which is able to project onto a 100 inch high definition screen including a TV named Hecto which can project the full screen size from only 22 inches from the intended surface. This is a much shorter distance than many models currently on sale. Alongside this laser technology, LG also revealed its OLED screen, which is on course to go on sale in the US in March. To get your hands on this 55 inch TV, customers will have to part with $12,000 which some have criticised for being too expensive.
Gamers. A number of products were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show which would satisfy the savviest of gamers looking for fresh, innovative products for 2013. A standout new gadget was the hand held Razer’s Edge. The sleek product is a combination of a powerful gaming computer, a completely functional tablet, a portable games console as well as a home games console. This multifunctional device is appealing for customers looking for a compact gadget which offers multiple services.
Tablets. A big talking point at the show was Panasonic’s 4K 20 inch tablet, which was unheard of prior to the event. The display quality of the tablet is its main selling point and is a look into the future for tablet screen sharpness. However, there are a few negatives with the model, namely that it is heavy and the battery life will probably be quite poor due to its optimum display features.
Watches. Another great gadget at the show was the Pebble Smart Watch. After gaining success at last year’s Kickstarter, the watches were shipped on January 23. The look of the product alone makes these watches standout with its sealed polycarbonate face and high build quality with a simple, straightforward display. The watch also has waterproofing capabilities down to more than 150 feet.
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Laura Comben is a writer from Brighton. Her passions include art, photogaphy and reading up on the latest gadgets at Visopix.