Milestone Product Announcements In CES Since 1967

Milestone Product Announcements In CES Since 1967

As the popular consumer electronics show, CES 2021, wrapped up last week, let’s see all the intriguing product launches and technologies that it has showcased in its events. Over a period of more than 50 years, it continues to be a global stage of innovation.

Crux of the Matter

CES 1960-1980

  • 1967: First CES held in New York City with the introduction of techs like Pocket radios and TVs with ICs.
  • 1979: Atari 400 and 800 computers launched. 
  • Bill Gates introduced the first BASIC compiler for the Apple II.

CES 1980-1990

  • 1981: Philips and Sony’s joint CD player.
  • 1985: Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Apple Inc. unveils Newton MessagePad.

CES 2000-2010

  • 2001: Microsoft’s Xbox console unveiled RBRC announces inclusion of consumer rechargeable batteries.
  • 2002: Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Center Edition launched
  • 2003: Sony and SanDisk’s Memory Stick PRO + Adobe’s Adobe Photoshop Album.
  • 2004: Blu-Ray Disc Association’s Blu-Ray format.
  • 2006: Philips’ rollable display prototype + Hillcrest Labs’s software that allowed TV to be controlled with natural gestures.
  • 2008: Panasonic’s 150″ Plasma TV
  • 2009: OLED TV, Multi-touch smartphone Palm Pre, 3D projectors and stereoscopic 3D stereo webcam
  • 2010: Intel Infoscape, run on the Intel Core i7 processor + Parrot’s AR.Drone, which could streams video via WiFi to a phone.

CES 2010s

  • 2011: Motorola Xoom tablet + 4G smartphones like HTC Thunderbolt unveiled.
  • 2013: Samsung’s Galaxy S2 Plus smartphone, Sony’s quantum dot display technology.

CES 2015s

  • 2014: First Li-Fi smartphone prototype revealed that could convert light waves into usable energy.
  • High-beam headlights in Audi vehicles.
  • 2016: Mobile wireless charging, shown by Energous, Ossia, and WiTricity.
  • 2017: First case of “industrial espionage” with Razer’s launch product, triple-screen gaming laptops, stolen during the show.
  • 2018: World’s first Robot Strippers.
  • 2019: Honda‘s Autonomous Work Vehicle and P.A.T.H. (Predicting Action of The Human) Bot.
  • 2020: Uber Elevate initiative for aerial ridesharing.

  • The Burj Khalifa was constructed by Samsung. Samsung built the tower in a joint venture with BESIX from Belgium and Arabtec from the UAE.
  • Razer Inc. is a Singaporean–American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, financial services, and gaming hardware. In October 2020, Razer announced it was launching a new virtual prepaid debit card starting with its home country Singapore in January 2021.
  • The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. It was a spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, which, until then, had served as the main event for exhibiting consumer electronics. The event had 17,500 attenders and over 100 exhibitors; the kickoff speaker was Motorola chairman Bob Galvin.