Every year innovators in the technology sector look forward to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the amazing and sometimes funny new products and gadgets that emerge from it.
The CES is the world’s largest innovation event that is held annually in Las Vegas and it continues to attract a large international crowd. The CES is produced by the distinguished Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) whose main aim is to aid the growth of the consumer electronics industry.
The media are always eager to find out what’s new. The Washington Post has reported a number of products that have emerged from this year’s show including:
- A football helmet with built in pressure sensors to track an athlete’s performance
- Re-Timer glasses that help reset your body clock- great for when you are jetlagged
- A wireless wearable computer. Imagine being able to walk around with your computer on your head in a small compact headpiece, now wouldn’t that save some time.
- Winbot- the robotic window cleaner
- The HAPIfork, that alerts you when you are eating your food too quickly. That product would probably be popular after the Christmas break.
- Brushbuddies- talking and singing toothbrushes, and yes a gangnam style toothbrush is available!
The CES also attracts celebrities and former politicians. Mashable reported that Bill Clinton spoke at this year’s CES alongside Samsung. His discussion was based on the power of the internet and how rapidly the digital world is growing. He highlighted that “when he took the Oath of Office a total of 50 websites were on the internet.” Today there are over half a billion active websites around the world.
The CES is a great doorway for new digital gadgets to enter the consumer market while also encouraging and supporting the digital world to grow and evolve. After all where would we be without all of these digital devices? How would you feel if you didn’t have access to your smartphone, computer, tablet device, television and the internet, how would we communicate? I say bring on the gangnam toothbrush!
Picture: Source CES