Highlights From CES 2014
While Dennis Glad is roaming CES 2015 and finding what’s worth writing home about, let’s take a look at what really made last year’s CES special. If you didn’t know, CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show – it’s set in Las Vegas, and the showcase is where the world’s most innovative brands such as Apple, Sony and Samsung (and many, many others) take the stage to show the public what they have cooking behind the scenes. So, here we go, stand outs from CES 2014:
The word “drones” carries a certain amount of baggage, but this display showed their more benevolent and much more useful side: delivering products from Amazon. Their efficient and graceful maneuvering definitely got some cheers from the audience. The Parrot MiniDrone usus Tie-Fighter like shields on its sides to protect it while flying through the city, and although there is no release date set, we have our fingers crossed that this one sees the light of day.
Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car
Its no surprise that the next step in green car technology is solar power – the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car utilizes solar panels on its roof and allows the car to fuel about 75% of its trip using the sun. Now that’s innovation, and it doesn’t look half bad either.
Samsung Bendable TV
Curved TV’s are starting to come into fashion thanks to LG’s new 4K television, but who would have thought of a TV that literally bends to your will? With the press of a button, the 85-inch TV curves its shape to give you the best view possible. It’s just a concept, but it would be interesting to see how the public would react to this bold idea from Samsung.
Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam 4K Camcorder
While we are on the topic of televisions and 4K, let’s take a second to introduce this little powerhouse from Sony. The FDR-AX100 Handycam puts the power of 4K into your home movies and other personal projects, that is if you are willing to drop $2,000 for it. The world of consumer media is truly coming along quite well.
EyeLock Iris myris Scanner
Has Hollywood ever inspired you to have your own iris scanner? Well, this one doesn’t come with a giant vault and a secret island base, but it sure makes typing in a password seem boring. The myris by EyeLock is the size of a mouse and goes into your USB port. Whenever you need to log in, just hold it up, look at the sensor, and your eye gets you in. Eye like it!