January 23, 2015
2015 International Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas. Consumer Electronics Show (CES). 3,400 exhibitors. 170,000 attendees. 2.2 million square feet of exhibition space. And us. WOW! Here’s a bit of what caught our attention:
Smart Watches: This wearable technology was everywhere–-
Fitness Bands were also in abundance. The number and capabilities of bands such as the original Fitbit’s latest models and offerings from LG, Mio, Microsoft and more are impressive. Most require an app on your smart phone for optimal results in planning and tracking your training program and goals. A useful feature found in some bands, such as the Garmin Vivo Smar’(www.garmin.com, $189.99), tracks your time of inactivity; if you’ve been inactive too long, the band gives you a vibration alert to remind you to get up and move. Perfect for the couch (or computer) potato.
Ultra HD (4K) TVs from several manufacturers offer four times the resolution of standard HDTV. Compared side-
And, consumer hand held 4K UHD video cameras were introduced by both Sony (www.Amazon.com, $1,798.00) and Panasonic (www.Amazon.com, $999.00), so you can now record video in 4K UHD and then enjoy it on your 4K UHD television.
Sports Video Cameras were very popular and included a new offering from Sony, with their 4K Action Cam (www.sony.com, $499.00) and the HERO 3 and 4 series 4K GoPro (www.gopro.com, $130 -
Drones were in evidence, indoors and out, ranging from a tiny palm-
Home Automation offerings have increased dramatically since last year at CES. Most of these are DIY basic kits with multiple optional add-
Eye Tracking Technology was on display from several start-
CES was a fun and exciting look at the now and future of technology and promises of more to come. Stay tuned.