The International Consumer Electronics Show is almost here.
This Digital Debutante, early adopter, and everyday tech nerd loves participating in the big show every year. 2017 will mark my 7th year attending, and I cannot wait to touch down in Vegas and begin reporting on all the latest and greatest gadgetry that will be previewed. When it comes to showcasing new and noteworthy innovation and technology, CES is where it’s at. It is also the 50th anniversary for the show, as they’ve been THE tech event of the year since its inception.
It’s gonna be a good year.
The last few shows has been a slow but steady pace of 4K and 8K TVs, autonomous cars, and multi functional items that can serve an entire family. This year, I am looking forward to seeing what is next on the horizon as it relates to technology improving our quality of life while making things even more easier for us to connect with our homes virtually.
I’ve been doing a little research, and I would like to share what trends I am looking forward to seeing at CES in 2017.
Robots for the home have been in the game for awhile, but how about robots that act as security from the home? With a camera that can connect wirelessly, they can let you see what’s going on in your home while you are away. Program it to change the temperature on your thermostat, or change the wifi password when you don’t want your child getting online. This year, I predict we will be seeing robots that act as a Farnsworth Bentley while protecting your home.
Samsung and Sony have released waterproof devices over the years (and Apple—I guess). Watch out for more unveiling of waterproof gadgets like tablets, fitness trackers, laptops, and more. All waterproof everything.
I’m hearing buzz about a foldable phone from Samsung. Not sure if this is true or not, but look for a major manufacturer to announce they’ve got a foldable smartphone in the works for the 2nd quarter. This, I wanna see.
Electric Automobiles that are Sexy
The last few years have given us a bevy of autonomous car unveilings at CES, but in 2017, the focus will also be on electric cars. Sleek ones that don’t look electric and are powerful and eco-driven. Look for announcements of new designs from Faraday Future and Honda.
Drones are now in the mainstream, but we will continue to see them breaking through to the everyday tech market as they become more affordable. This year at CES, we will see drones being utilized to take photos and capture videos, give you different views of the inside and the outside of of your home, and so much more.
First there was HD. Then 4K. Then 8K. Now there’s HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range gives you rich color contrasts between light and dark, and is the new standard for home entertainment. Colors really pop and there are more details for dark color. Look for many TV manufacturers to be introducing new HDR TVs during the 2nd and 3rd quarters.
If there’s something you want me to keep an eye on, or a you have a question about what’s being seen at the show, holla at me and let me know! 🙂