CES 2016: Hot Products that caught our attention

by January 15, 2016 0 comments

From LG taking leap in the OLED segment to iconic Bang & Olufsen angled speaker to fixed wing Drone, here is a list of hot products showcased at CES 2016….

LG Signature OLED G6

LG is surely growing leap and bounds under the OLED segment and we have already seen some breathtaking OLED TV’s in the past year. The entire OLED TV lineup for 2016 consists of eight products with the top-of-the-line 77-inch G6 receiving a 2016 CES Best of Innovations Award. The G6 from LG are first of its kind TV’s to implement the company’s unique Picture-on-Glass design, featuring ultra-thin 2.57mm OLED panels with translucent glass backs and forward-facing sound bar speaker system. The sound system is designed by Harman Kardon and can be repositioned with the hinge, however it does not detaches from the set. The G6 and its new OLED lineup are HDR-capable TV’s, and supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10 content.

lg g6 oled tv

Beolab 90

As one of the world’s most esteemed manufacturers of audio and video products Bang & Olufsen has proven the strength and durability of the company’s original DNA by launching of one of its most ambitious projects ever – BeoLab 90. The $75,000/pair loudspeaker that had been 12 years in design was demoed at CES 2016.

bang and olufsen beolab 90

After going through various design changes, the current design emerged as an 18-driver structure that houses the drivers, 18 amplifiers and 18 channels of DSP. The final complement of closely-spaced drivers includes 4 woofers, 7 midranges, and 7 tweeters. Combining all elements together Beolab 90 surely meet the eye that is not only visually appealing but also sublime in performance. The 360 degree eye candy speaker’s body is made of aluminum, and weighs approximately 129 kg. Each Beolab 90 has RCA, XLR, USB2 audio, Toslink, S/PDIF, and wireless (WISA standard) input.

Segway Autonomous Personal Robot

The Segway Rideable Robot was demoed at Intel’s Booth showcasing Real Sense Technology. The technology can map and detect an environment in real time and allow computers react to it. The current  module attached and displayed at CES 2016 has two little arms that can came forward to carry groceries or even answer your doorbell. The blinky little eyes are on the screen and the Real Sense cameras above those.  Segway also stated that the robot is modular, thereby you can attach things to it like arms or appendages.

segway autonomous robot

Segway, Intel, and Xiaomi have come together to build not just one rideable robot, but many. The companies are working with developers all over the world to add voice recognition, capability to see in the dark etc in future.

Naim’s Mu so Qb

Wireless bluetooth speakers have gained more traction nowadays and they come in all sizes from funky shaped to rectangular to square. Some of them are overly hyped and does not impresses as that shoule be. Naim’s Mu so Qb is a cube shaped speaker and is younger sibling to Mu-So, is  8.6 inches  in each dimension, and produces 300 watts worth of power and is certainly is a audio powerhouse for all your needs. An aluminium ring on the top of Mu so Qb acts as volume dial and incorporates a touchscreen interface just like the original Mu-so.

naim mu so qb

The single woofer gets 100 watts, and the angled tweeters and mid-range stereo drivers get 50 watts each. It comes in several color options for the shapely grille and bundles almost all connectivity options like AirPlay, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, UPnP in addition to traditional wired inputs, too. You can also link five of them via app and turn your home into a party house.

Parrot’s Disco Drone

parrot disco drone

Parrot Disco is the first wing-shaped drone you can pilot without spending much time on the learning process and under the hood it includes many sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, Pitot, GPS and a 14MP camera to give you a view of the world.  Just toss it in the air and it gains its altitude and turns autonomously, and flies in the sky until you take control of it. The Disco weighs 700 grams and can fly at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour upto 45 minutes on a single charge. It can be operated by Parrot’s SkyController app or a standard RC controller, or you can draw out a flight plan using the app and let the Disco do all the navigation.

Samsung Notebook 9

samsung notebook 9

The new 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 Windows 10 laptop takes slimness to a whole new level. It’s really, really light and weighs just about 0.84kg. The Notebook 9 can be configured with a Core i7 CPU and a 256GB SSD, has Intel’s Skylake processors and Full HD screen. For connectivity Notebook 9 offers a pair of USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot, and the company claims to get up to 10 hours of battery life from it. The 15-inch model that’s a heavier than 13 inch one, adds a USB-C port for fast charging.

Netatmo Presence

Most of the security cameras can only detect motions and does not do much more than that whereas Presence is addressing that issue with security cameras, by being more smart about the surroundings.

netatmo presence

The new security camera can tell the difference between people, animals, and vehicles. The box shaped camera has a big light on top of the it’s camera and as it is meant to be used outdoors, Presence doubles as a flood light, which can be set to automatically turn on based on what it sees. For instance, it could stay dark even when an animal walks by but then light up if the animal approached your plants. By doubling as a floodlight, Netatmo is able to give Presence a clear purpose and place. You can use the app to customize Presence, figure out zones, and set rules for the camera and floodlight for each zone.

Razer Blade Stealth

razer blade stealth

The flagship gaming device from Razer weighs 1.24kg and packs a 4K display, Core i7 CPU and colorful Chroma keyboard. For a more immersive game play experience the Blade Stealth has a 12.5-inch 2,560-by-1,440 resolution screen, a beautiful black chassis, and USB-3 connectivity and is powered by a Skylake Intel Core i7.

Audio Technica’s AT LP60 Bluetooth Turntable

The fully automatic AT-LP60-BT provides vinyl playback through compatible Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones, A/V receivers or other wireless playback devices. The AT-LP60-BT remembers up to eight wireless devices at one time for ready pairing with the listener’s favorite audio sources.

audio technica at lp60

A 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector enables playback of vinyl formats from LP albums to 12-inch and 7-inch singles. The AT-LP60-BT includes a built-in switchable phono preamp and offers wired as well as wireless connectivity, enabling the turntable to be used with a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and A/V receivers that do not have Bluetooth connectivity or include a dedicated phono input.

Oculus Rift and Touch

oculus rift and touch

After years of waiting, the much talked about Oculus Rift VR headset is finally all set for a consumer release. It’s an popular VR headset among several others, and now come equipped with the Touch controllers designed to work, certainly give it competitive edge over the others. Touch by Oculus combines motion sensors and positional cameras to accurately track where each controller is in relation to the headset, and a comfortable and intuitive collection of gamepad-like components including analog sticks, face buttons, and triggers make it feel like a natural bridge between conventional and motion-based control schemes.

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