First off, a disclaimer. I didn’t go this year. I only followed the announcements like the rest of the world that didn’t attend.
With that said, there were a few that I found especially interesting and somewhat important.
Amazon: I mentioned in my 2017 prediction post that I’m putting my bets down on Amazon Alexa. CES 2017 didn’t disappoint.
Faraday: Specifically the Faraday Future FF 91 SUV. I’m not overly sold on it .. However, I’m super happy there is growing competition in the electric vehicle market.
Nvidia: Specifically the announcement of their new Game Streaming offering. I just like seeing more entries in the gaming ecosystem. Everyone wins.
Sevenhugs Smart Remote: Apparently, this controls any device just by pointing at it. Come on… that’s cool.
Buddy – Family Companion Robot – who doesn’t need this? Robots, they are coming! We’ll see more like Buddy starting next year I believe. What Buddy needs is a little of Alexa integration.
AR: Lots of good new AR tech.. Like this
Smart Bicycles: I don’t cycle.. But if I did, I’d want my bike to be smart
Whill’s all-terrain wheelchair: Nice – good to see this much needed tech sector advance.
What I didn’t care so much about:
- New laptops.. From just about anyone
- New tablets.. From just about anyone
- New watches and wearables – yawn