The International Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, is a mishmash of media, buyers, sellers, celebrities and companies, all strolling into Las Vegas to see what everyone will be talking about for the next year. As is our tradition, we’re on the ground to bring you the best items from the show. Here’s our focused synopsis of the highlights from the world’s biggest technology event.
Parrot Disco Drone Prototype
Parrot’s new Disco Drone prototype promises to be the first winged drone that can be piloted by just about anyone. The drone works with Parrot’s ecosystem to connect to the Skycontroller or the Flight Plan app for easy piloting, and an HD 1080p camera mounted in the nose captures all of your flight’s action.
Misfit’s new Ray fitness tracker looks to win users over with a sleek and versatile package that can be worn in a number of configurations. It monitors everything you look for in a wearable, including sleep duration and quality, distance traveled and calories burned. In addition, it also provides vibration alerts for calls, texts and alarms.
LG Gram 15-Inch Core i7 Processor Ultra-Slim Laptop
With aesthetics as pleasing as the Macbook, LG’s new ultra-slim laptop measures out to .66 inches thin and weighs only 2.16 pounds.
Following a trend of new fitness trackers, Fitbit’s new blaze goes above and beyond by integrating a smartwatch design. It’ll sync with workout apps, monitor your sleep, track distances and more — all on a color touchscreen.
LG PF1000U Ultra Short Throw LED Home Theater Projector
Featuring Ultra Short Throw projection (read: from five inches away it projects 60 inches of viewing space), the LG PF100U delivers 1080p resolution and up to a 100-inch picture for the ultimate home theater experience.
Asus ZenFone Zoom
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom is not only incredibly thin, it also features a 13MP camera with a “D-cut” molded-glass lens and 3x optical zoom.
Netatmo Presence Security Camera
The Netatmo Presence Security Camera adds welcome intelligence to home security and can distinguish between cars, humans and animals while reporting in real-time.
Under Armour Healthbox
In 2016, Under Armour is joining the fitness tracker game. The Healthbox includes a fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, digital scale and smartphone app. The goal behind the Healthbox was to create an inclusive fitness tech ecosystem, and by the looks of it, UA succeeded.
Lenovo Yoga 900s and ThinkPad X1 Tablet
Lenovo offered two game-changers: the Yoga 900s weighs in as the world’s thinnest convertible laptop and the Thinkpad X1 Tablet offers greater functionality with optional clip-on modules (e.g. extra battery life, a pico projector for presentations and an Intel RealSense camera for 3D imaging).
DJI Phantom 3 4K
With the Phantom 3 4K, DJI updated its popular Phantom 3 drone with a gimbal-stabilized 4K camera and a range-extended wi-fi link that allows users to control the drone from up to 3,937 feet.