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.

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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.

Curiopedia
  • 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.

CES 2021: From Covid-19 Tech to Gaming Vests

CES 2021: From Covid-19 Tech to Gaming Vests

Considered one of the greatest tech events in the consumer electronics industry, the CES 2021 was fully digital, due to the ongoing pandemic. Apart from LG using a virtual human as a speaker and a star-trek like AI pet being launched by Vanguard Industries, let’s see other innovations unveiled to avid fans.

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What Is CES?
CES or Consumer Electronics Show is organized by the Consumer Technology Association.

  • Dates: January 11 to 14 (2021).
  • Attendees: 182,000 (2019).
  • Product Categories: IoT, AI, smart cities, robotics, etc.

Project Hazel
It is a smart face mask made by Razer, with built-in N95 respirators and Chroma RGB lighting, to allow others to see your face even in the dark. It also uses mics and amps for voice clarity and its charging case features sanitising UV lights, for disinfecting after every use.

The Flying Cadillac
It is General Motors’ Flying taxi and it can transport a single passenger at a speed of 88.5 kmph. Being electrically powered, it is set to be a zero-emission air taxi service.

Robot Butler
Made by Samsung, it helps with daily house chores like doing dishes in the dishwasher. It can also examine exactly how much force is needed to grab specific objects.

Toto Wellness
It is a smart toilet that can analyse one’s stool to determine whether she is healthy or not and it comes with a companion app, that recommends dietary changes to improve digestion.

Moxie 
Developed by Embodied, Inc, it is an animated companion, that is able to respond to natural language while perceiving eye contact, facial expressions, and other behaviors in a child. It can even recall people, places, and objects. 

As per the launch, it “helps build social, emotional, and cognitive skills through everyday play-based learning and engaging content developed in association with child development and education experts.”

Oticon More
Made by Oticon, Inc, it is the first hearing aid with Deep Neural Network tech and has been trained with 12 million real-life sounds, rather than lab-constructed sound algorithms.

Other Innovations Revealed

  • NINU Perfume – personalise scent with an app
  • bHaptics tactical suits for gamers
  • Samsung’s Solar powered remote control
  • BeFC SAS’ Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells 
  • Cubios Inc.’s WOWCube entertainment System
  • ChiliSleep’s OOLER with water-powered temperature control system
  • GoSun’s Flow pocket device to sanitize water
  • Typewise keyboard with a honeycomb layout for two-thumb typing
  • LG’s rollable smartphone

Curiopedia
  • 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.