The Consumer Electronics Show, also known to many as just CES, is an internationally known electronics and technology trade show. The show takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcasing more than 3,600 exhibiting companies, over 200 conference sessions and is attended by 150,000 tech-lovers from 150 countries.
A few members of our team were walking the trade show floor at CES last week and we wanted to highlight three new products that stuck out to us.. These innovative launches are all amazing pieces of technology that have brought unique and exciting ideas to the market. Furthermore, some of these new gadgets can help expand your Slingbox viewing experience as they offer another device to “sling” your live or recorded TV content to! Take a look at them below and let us know what you think.
- The Samsung SmartThings: The smart home is said to be a trend that will be adopted by several homes in the following years. Samsung has put this idea into motion by creating the SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. It easily lets you monitor, control and secure your home from anywhere with the use of your phone. To use it, you connect all your smart devices located in your home to the hub. This allows all the different, connected products to communicate so that you can easily control them from the SmartThings app on your phone.
- Huawei Mate 8: Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company, just released its newest smart phone, the Mate 8. Huawei is known for its Nexus 6P smartphone, which helped mold their reputation for having budget friendly phones. The newest Mate 8 is a good sized smart phone that has a great battery life, takes clear photos, has an accurate fingerprint sensor and a loud speakerphone.
- The 4K UHD Roku TV: Roku is known for combining a simple home screen, over 3,000 streaming channels, powerful search and discovery features and affordable pricing. The 4K UHD will be making an appearance at CES but won’t be released until the beginning of spring. This version of the Roku TV will help consumers find entertainment with access to one of the largest lineups of channels on any smart TV yet.
Did you keep track of launches at CES? If so, what were some of your favorite products revealed at the show?