GameNGadgets Best Of CES 2015
In LAS VEGAS Every year, the International CES brings new and innovative devices, and much of what appears at the show will define consumer tech in the following months. This years CES 2015 is no exception, We have seen many brilliant and smart products from the CES. Actually I have never seen so many products with ‘Smart’ attached to their names at one place.
This is the list of products which we really liked.
Gogoro Smart Scooter
Everyone thinks electric vehicles are a good idea, but who likes waiting hours for a recharge? Energy startup Gogoro aims to solve this problem by creating a system that allows people to quickly swap their electric vehicles’ batteries rather than waiting around to juice up. It’s starting with an electric battery-powered scooter and a battery network that places recharging stations around cities. Buying a smart scooter gets you a subscription to the battery service. The accompanying app keeps tabs on your scooter and points you to the nearest battery station when you’re running low.
Belty Smart Belt
It’s common to loosen your belt buckle a little after a big meal. But a new product called the Belty takes that task out of your hands. This sensor-equipped smart belt automatically adjusts itself throughout the day, depending on how much you’ve eaten and how much exercise you’ve done to compensate. It connects with an app that charts the data it collects throughout the day, sending feedback to the motors, which expand and retract in response. The prototype is based of clunky metal, but the company, Emiota, says it aims to make Belty a “high-end product.” We can’t wait to pair it with our Guccis.
Sony FDR-X100V 4K Action Cam
Yep, even action cams have gone 4K. Sony’s first 4K-ready action camera, the FDR-X100V, allows users to record point-of-view shots at glorious Ultra HD resolution (3,840 x 2,160). The camera goes on sale in March for $500 and comes with a new way to reduce wind noise to that maintains high sound even when shredding down a hill. It’s also water resistant to protect against splashes, drops in the snow or submersion while hunting sharks. The camera includes Sony’s Steady Shot feature, which stabilizes videos, though this feature only works when shooting in HD, not in 4K.
Samsung 34-inch Curved Monitor
For all of Samsung‘s love of curved TVs, they’re kind of silly. Not so curved monitors, though: We were in love with Samsung’s SE790C Curved Monitor from the moment we laid eyes on its sleek contours. It has a 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio, which makes it almost as wide as two old-school 4:3 monitors side by side. The curve is relatively tight at 3000R (meaning the radius of the curve is 3,000mm), but for a monitor — which will typically be just a couple of feet from your face — that makes perfect sense, especially for such a large screen.
Sharp Aquos Beyond 4K TV
CES is all about progress, and Sharp’s latest TV is the progress poster child for TVs at CES 2015. On the spec sheet, Sharp’s set is a 4K TV. But there’s some pixel magic going on here: The TV has a total of 66 million subpixels — 42 million more than a normal 4K TV, and all of those subpixels can be individually controlled. Sharp’s clever TV can allow pixels to “borrow” subpixels from their neighbors, increasing the overall sharpness, also called pixel splitting. The result is a display with an effective resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, which is — you guessed it — 8K. Technically it’s not actual 8K, which is why Sharp avoids the term, but the company does claim the set is the highest-resolution 4K UHD TV you can buy.
IO Hawk Personal Transporter
If the skateboard and Segway had a strange, high-tech love child, it would be the IO Hawk. It’s as weird and wonderful as it sounds. Built by the company with the same name, the IO Hawk is a self-balancing motorized personal transporter. Similar to the Segway (but minus the handle bars), the product is powered by batteries, motors and uses slight pressure from your feet to guide it where you want it to go. When you shift your balance, the device responds and moves in that direction. It weighs 22 pounds and can travel up to 6 mph.
Mercedes-Benz F 015 Electric Self-Driving Car
Mercedes-Benz is jumping into self-driving cars with its latest “autonomous” vehicle, the F 015 Luxury in Motion “visionary concept” car. Mercedes looks forward to a world after 2030, when cars will be “exclusive cocoons,” a new kind of mobile living space. The F 015 has bizarre proportions and large LED lights on the front and back, which it uses to communicate with other cars. It’s equipped with four rotating chairs that allow the passengers to sit face-to-face and the windows can be used as display screens. The future is driverless, and it looks pretty hot.
Mercedes looks forward to a world after 2030, when cars will be exclusive cocoons.
Sony Life Space UX Smart Home Concept
It actually debuted at last year’s show, but Sony’s Life Space UX gets a big upgrade at CES 2015. It goes way beyond Internet-connected power outlets: With its elegant LED-bulb speakers, video projectors that turn walls into screens, and interactive tabletop, the new Life Space UX is one of the most attractive smart home demos we’ve seen. It’s a little nebulous at this point how all the individual components will work together, but people won’t buy into the smart home concept until they can look at the products and ideas and think, “I want that.” Sony’s minimalist system certainly qualifies.
One of the most attractive smart home demos we’ve seen.