CES 2017: The Largest Consumer Electronics Show Summary!
Plunging into the spans of the Las Vegas CES 2017, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, is to confront the strange contrast between global heavyweights previewing their new products. Here's few of what we saw.
LG Signature OLED TV W
With innovative proposals, the South Korean manufacturer LG has marked the spirits in many ways. Its biggest glow, an OLED display - probably the most accurate technology of the moment 65 or 77 inches, and measuring only 2.57mm thin. Eliminating any gap between the TV and the wall, to which it is magnetized like a wallpaper ("W" as a wallpaper) or a window. The product destined to occupy the niche of the high-end LG.
LG Hub Robot Mini
At a time when Voice Commanders, called Echo (Amazon) or Home (Google), LG responds with a companion at home to the tunes of Baymax, the character of the New Heroes. Besides simple commands (ask him to listen to this or that title of music), it is above all intended to control the LG devices installed at home (robot vacuum cleaner, air conditioner, oven, etc.).
LG Smart Robot Pro
As for the Robot Hub, LG takes advantage of the development of artificial intelligence (voice recognition, motion sensors). Here a robot designed to guide the passengers traveling in an airport (time of flight, registration door, direction to take, etc.). A sector in which LG hopes to prosper.
Samsung Quantum Dot TV
Unlike LG, Samsung relies on Quantum LED technology, ensuring that the OLED works less well on large surfaces. The demonstration of this screen at the entrance of the stand - more than 200 connected devices - impressed the spectators.
Samsung Notebook 9
Samsung has renewed its new range of computers. With infinitely light models, the manufacturer hopes to be able to revive in a market that is already very competitive.
Samsung has taken advantage of the CES to launch its first gamers PC. It was with some surprise that the public discovered this device in a market segment that no Korean manufacturer had yet explored. The Galaxy Odyssey is intended for gamers and therefore has particular characteristics. Intel i7 processor of the seventh generation, two screen sizes (15 and 19 inches), a keyboard backlit rather far from the usual elegance of the mark. An SSD and an Nvidia GTX 1050 under the hood ensure the speed required for this type of machine.
A new initiative begun a little over a year ago by Sony with the Japanese robotics company ZMP, the Aerosense project of professional drones allows exploring aerial imagery, observation, and measurements. It is one of the aircraft of this new fleet which is in a presentation on the much diversified stand of the Japanese manufacturer.
Sony Future Lab "N"
Launched in March, the Future Lab of Sony is a research program on advanced technologies that are done in collaboration with voluntary developers. This type of approach is rather rare in the industrial. A large number of early adopters will be selected to advance the various projects.
The project "N", is a system that will allow you to listen and speak in a device worn around the neck, audio being managed by bone conduction.
Sony MDR 1000x, a very discreet headset
Offered in black or beige, the MDR 1000X is intended for its creators the new industry standard for sound quality and active noise reduction in front of its main competitors, including Bose and its model QC 35. For the occasion, the Japanese manufacturer had mounted on its space a cabin of aircraft, to test this characteristic which is not new but which evolves every year. After having tested the MDR 1000x that the bet is successful, the sound filtering of the ambient sounds is stunning and allows a pure listening, that the excellent acoustic qualities of the device.
Sony Xperia Agent Concept
The CES was the place for Sony to return to its concept of a robot assistant, with the look of Nabaztag, and which was already in the presentation at the Mobile World Congress of 2016. The object resumes the system of projection with short focal point used in the Projectors of the brand, and it communicates by the voice as much as by the gestures above its sensor. It should eventually be able to control third-party connected objects, electronic devices (hi-fi, television, etc.) but also domestic appliances (shutters, doors, etc.).
Intel and Drones
Another outlet already tested: the drones. Intel proved that the computing capabilities of its processors could in the most spectacular way orchestrate a ballet of 500 drones for sound and light shows, the drones ensuring the visual effect. But it does not intend to stop there and imagines industrial applications to these experiments.
Huawei Honor Magic
Hidden in a corner of the Huawei booth, Honor Magic models immediately into the eye, both in form and technical qualities. It's much curved angles, slightly curved shape, the material "piano lacquer" on both sides (abandoned by Samsung a few years ago because too sensitive to fingerprints) are all elements that distinguish it from a competition More severe in terms of design. The camera is intended for millennials and therefore offers a fairly good image quality, a screen AMOLED of 2,560 px, a camera with dual optics on the front and a system of fast charge in thirty minutes.
Huawei Honor 6x
China's Huawei, the world's number three telephony company, continues its offensive, with a new model under the honor flag, the 6X, which integrates high-quality components at low prices, such as the eight-core Kirin 655 processor. A day and a half autonomy.
It is the photo dimension that makes this camera exceptional, as it is equipped with a dual photo sensor on its back, the first of 12 Mp allows acquisition, the second of 2 Mp analyzes the image and allows to create a Selective blur. A seductive feature.
Musical Blocks of Roli
Playful as much as professional, design and colorful, tactile, Roli cobblestones are perhaps more rejoicing than revolutionary, but one is content with it very widely. These small blocks of silicone that can be associated with one another, connected to a mobile application, and on which one moves his fingers (pressure, sliding) are supports of musical creation for the amateurs of electronic music. Available in Apple Store.
Casio Pro Trek
This is one of the questions of the past few years. What future for these connected accessories (bracelets, watches, glasses?). The second generation of the Casio watch, with a well-identified target (hikers, skiers, etc.) and services corresponding to needs (to find a partner of hikes, to control its performances, to measure altitude), proves His interest.
Panasonic's ambitions in the 360 ° video
In February 2015, Panasonic announced a new prototype virtual reality helmet with the goal of industrial production in 2020. Since the design and concept have completely changed. A first version will be professional, before declination for the general public. Panasonic stands out with an optical system that tries to correct the traditional problem of blinkers that affects all the headphones on the market, and which reduces the impression of immersion of the user. To do this, the Panasonic engineers have placed lateral magnifiers on the glasses that increase the field of vision.
The device is accompanied by a brand new 360-degree camera that can produce and broadcast a video in real time for concerts or sports broadcasts.
Polaroid in constant mutation
The visible strategy of Polaroid illustrates the desire to diversify the great names and traditional constructors of photography. More than any other photographic genre, Polaroid has suffered from the competition of smartphones and digital devices, and although the market has rebounded in recent years thanks to the unexpected success of Fujifilm's Instax, the company's strategy, which celebrates 80 years this year has been trying all the experiences. Polaroid presents to the CES drones, 3D printers, action cams, a new range of 360-degree video cameras, but also a small device that makes the sensation, Pop. It's a nice camera that delivers 20-megapixel photos with a 4-inch touch screen and an integrated printer that uses Zink technology. You can connect to it and use Pop to print photos on your smartphone.