CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. It’s annually in January and has lots of exciting product launches and news.
CES 2022 vs. 2023
3200 companies presented their new products, and 115,000 technology enthusiasts visited the largest tech event between Thursday, January 5 and Sunday, January 8, 2023, in Las Vegas, in person or virtually. The focus was primarily on mobility, metaverse and Human Security for All.
In contrast to the last two years, this is a very satisfying number, as the pandemic limited 2021 organizers to an online event. But in 2022, CES held Hybrid, as some exhibitors presented their products online. Consequently, CES 2022 had only 45,000 visitors.
The CES 2023 is convincing with many fascinating highlights, from the flying car to the Tesla of the seas, as well as a bicycle desk, which is ideal for the home office. Some of our customers like LG, Samsung, Bosch, Jabra, ACER, Garmin, Sennheiser, Netgear and OMRON were also on the scene and presented their new technologies.
LG – „Life’s good“
LG dominated the tech fairs in Vegas (CES), Amsterdam (ISE) and Berlin (IFA) with OLED installations of curved and flat OLED displays until the pandemic.
At CES 2023, LG also focused on OLED panels, but this time with new META technologies. LG customers can expect three different models soon. The Z3, G3 and C3 series are supposed to convince gaming fans. This is to be achieved by some new features. All new TVs have a refresh rate of 120 Hz and support VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), Freesync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync. In addition, all model series will get new CPUs that also come with additional AI functions, such as the possibility to find out the optimal picture mode for individual viewing preferences with the help of an assistant. The OLED Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro is supposed to make the panels shine brighter than ever before, LG itself states an increase of up to 70%.
Samsung – „Bringing Calm to Our Connected World “
With the motto “Bringing Calm to Our Connected World”, Samsung has underlined its promise at this year’s CES to enable seamlessly connected experiences as well as to make its contribution to a liveable future. In this way, Samsung aims to create connected experiences with products and services that can make everyday life more energy efficient and sustainable. Samsung is one of the manufacturers with the newest announcements, be it through the first foldable and roll-out OLED display, various TVs with Neo-QLED, a UKD projector or the remote control without battery.
Not to be forgotten is the Bespoke smart oven. Through an AI camera that can stream directly to a user’s device, not only should food bloggers be impressed, it is mainly intended that the AI will identify what is being prepared in the oven. Correct settings for the oven are thus directly specified and the user is informed via a push message as soon as the food is ready, to prevent it from burning.
Bosch – „For a smarter and safer future“
Bosch’s vision is to create more safety, efficiency and comfort through intelligent products and services for the mobility and home of the future with connected solutions. In this context, Bosch decided to divide its exhibition stand into the areas of Connected Living and Connected Mobility, to present its variety of different products, solutions, and application areas.
In the Connected Living area, the latest sensor-based solutions were exhibited, which are used in many consumer electronics products, but also in some home appliances such as ovens.
In the Connected Mobility area, mainly software-based solutions were presented, such as an Information Domain Computer for the next generation, as well as new products and services around eBikes.
Audio specialist Jabra unveiled several new products at CES. Also on the spot were the quite new Jabra Evolve2 Buds for hybrid working as well as the Jabra Enhance Plus, which are provided as an over-the-counter hearing aid to help people with mild hearing loss. The manufacturer also presented the Jabra Elite 5, which was also present at IFA 2022.
At the trade show, the hardware manufacturer Acer focused on new models in the field of notebooks, laptops for gaming and office. Acer wants to offer a price-efficient solution in the office and multimedia sector with the notebooks of the Aspire 3 and Aspire 5 series. The notebooks are available with Intel Core i3-N305, including an integrated graphics solution, and if required, they can be upgraded with up to 16 GB of RAM, as well as a TB of internal SSD storage. In addition, buyers can choose between a 14 or 17-inch, Full HD screen. The gaming monitor with up to 45 inches is also interesting for many gamers. Similar to the notebooks, Acer relies on the Predator brand. The Predator X45, which has a screen diagonal of 45 inches, is supposed to be particularly convincing. As an 800R curved monitor with an OLED panel and the corresponding resolution of 3440 × 1440 pixels, the gaming monitor promises a bright and true-color picture experience.
GPS technology specialist Garmin unveiled the “Garmin dashcam Live” at CES, which for the first time has an LTE connection that allows you to access the live view and receive notifications at any time. The dashcam records video in 1440p and has a wide-angle lens with a 140-degree angle of view. It allows for clear recordings during the day as well as at night due to Garmin Clarity HDR technology. With the Garmin Drive app, it is possible to easily view and share saved videos at any time. The dashcam also offers collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and speed camera warnings. It can also be operated via voice commands.
Sennheiser introduced their new Conversation Clear Plus in-ear headphones (True Wireless) at this year’s CES. The headphones feature advanced speech intelligibility technology that is set to significantly improve calls and conversations. The key role here is played by automatic environment detection, which analyzes the noise level of the respective environment and adjusts the voice amplification accordingly. Additionally, users of the Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus in-ear headphones can decide for as much of their surroundings as they want to hear. The active noise cancellation reduces annoying background noise to a minimum.
Netgear- the innovation award winner
Netgear has announced that its Orbi 860 Series Mesh System is among this year’s award winners. The fast, advanced WiFi 6 system impressed jurors with their patented, high-performance antenna design, 10-gigahertz Internet connection and blazing speed. The Orbi 960 Series quad-band router and SMB access point from the Pro WiFi line were also honored. With that, Netgear had three products named as winners of the CES 2023 Innovation Awards.
OMRON – Going for Zero
Zero heart attacks and zero strokes, in other words “going for zero” is OMRON Healthcare’s vision. This is to be fulfilled by the new UK remote patient monitoring service. The company specializes in atrial fibrillation (AFib), one of the increasingly common cardiac arrhythmias, and is therefore introducing a range of measures for the early detection of AFib.
Forecast: CES 2024
This year’s CES was able to convince its visitors with exciting technologies. The date for next year’s Consumer Electronics Show has also been set. Between January 9 – 12, 2024, innovations will once again be showcased.