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.
Technics SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE
Supposedly scrapped a few years back, Technics has revived its iconic direct-drive turntables with the 50th-anniversary limited-edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE and the non-limited-edition Grand Class SL-1200G models, perfect for those looking to rediscover the pleasures of listening to vinyl.
Audeze SINE Headphones
The Audeze SINE headphones offer a 80 x 70mm planar magnetic driver (the largest surface area of any on-ear headphone in its class) in a lightweight, foldable package that’s perfect for traveling.
Panasonic DMP-UB900 HD Blu-ray Player
Introducing a replacement for standard Blu-ray players, the Panasonic DMP-UB900 HD Blu-ray Player delivers 4K-resolution pictures thanks to a new 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor, so you can see video images at home with studio-level precision.
Panasonic DX900 LED LCD TV
Panasonic released the DX900 LED LCD TV, the first of its kind to meet the UHD Alliance’s “Ultra HD Premium” specification.
Samsung KS9500 TV
The Samsung KS9500 TV has quantum-dot color enhancement and HDR capabilities with stunning brightness, but it’s also a smart home control center (for all SmartThings-compatible) and will have the ability to play PlayStation Now and Gamefly games without the console.
LG OLED G6 TV
With the OLED G6 TV, LG offers incredible-looking OLED pictures (think: best contrast and deepest blacks) in an incredibly thin screen (1/10th of an inch).
Sony’s 4K Ultra HD TVs
Sony released it’s new 4K Ultra HD TVs with the XBR-X930D/XBR-X940D and the XBR-X850D series, ready to bring 4K and HDR from the lens to the living room.
Tablo Apple TV App
Tablo, the company that gave consumers the ability to get free over-the-air programming, has released an Apple TV App, which will enable users to enjoy live news, sports and network broadcast programming, all within the slick interface of the Apple TV.
Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam
Stepping up the design and functionality, Sony released the 11.1MP HDR-AS50 camera, the latest in its Action Cam POV lineup. The camera features a ZEISS Tessar lens and utilizes SteadyShot image stabilization to keep the picture steady while mounted on a bike helmet or an aerial drone.
Nikon released its first action camera, the KeyMission360, which will shoot in 4K UHD 360-degree video.
Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook
Gamers can add their own video cards to the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, an ultralight .52-inch-thick gaming laptop with a 12.5-inch high-res touch display.
Xiaomi Ninebot Segway Concept
Xiaomi, who bought Segway last year, unveiled the self-balancing Ninebot Segway, which, when not being ridden by the user, transforms into a robot helper with a voice, live-streaming camera, facial recognition and object detection.
Yunneec Typhoon H Drone
Yunneec offers a bit of competition to DJI’s drones with the release of its Typhoon H Drone, equipped with a CGO3+ 4K camera and offering 22 minutes of flight time.