It's no surprise that Bluetooth headphones, particularly earbuds, were in abundance at the 2017 CES. When we spoke with NPD Canada's Director of Consumer Electronics Mark Haar back in April 2016, he noted that wireless headphones represented close to half of the total growth of the headphones category in 2015.
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Each year, CES sets the stage for the trends to come. Typically, each area of consumer tech has its own focus for growth. But there's usually an underlying theme amongst them. And this year, that theme was technology that can "feel."
Amidst the various phone cases on display at the Dog & Bone booth at CES a few years ago was a Bluetooth-enabled padlock. That's nothing new, but the weatherproof design caught my attention. And this year, so did the LockSmart Travel travel-friendly version.
Over the past few years, it has become commonplace to find a number of startup companies exhibiting at CES, or at media events being held in conjunction with the show.
Videophiles who value the anthracite-deep blacks, wide viewing angle, and attractive rendering of OLED displays will have more choices than ever in 2017. Category leader LG will have five series of OLED televisions this year. Sony and Panasonic will also launch large-screen OLED TVs.
At its CES 2017 exhibit, Klipsch emphasized its 70-year heritage with a slate of new products that feature a design the company calls "Mid-Century Magnificent." The new lineup includes desktop and floor-standing powered speakers, with design touches like wood veneer cabinets and spun copper switches and knobs.
Technology is often more about things we want versus things we need. And this is certainly the case in the Eureka Park startup exhibit area within the Sand Convention Center.
There are plenty of AV products showcased at CES. Here are a few that caught my home-theatre-centric eyes.
Here are top 5 AV gear picks from Day Two at CES 2017.
Wingsland Technology Inc., a part of Cnlight Co. Ltd in Shenzhen, China, has announced its new Wingsland S6, described as the “world’s smallest 4k30 UHD video pocket drone on the market.”
Creative Technology Ltd. has revealed a broad range of gaming peripherals at CES, under its well-known Sound Blaster brand. Products include speakers, a gaming mouse and keyboard, and an external surround sound adapter and headphone amp.