The latest technologies will unveil at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 6. Tech Expert Andrea Smith gives a glimpse into this year’s line-up of electronics, gizmos and gadgets.
The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed consumers lives: such as the Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970; Compact Disc Player, 1981; High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998; 3D HDTV, 2009; Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the 2016 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and takes place January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The 2016 CES will draw around 150,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,500 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space.
During the tour, Andrea Smith uncovered 5 cool tech trends and gadgets.
Lenovo ideacentre 610s
The Lenovo ideacentre 610s is Lenovo’s – and the world’s – first compact home PC with an optional removable wireless projector. At 220 lumens bright, the wireless projector can project images, movies and shows up to 100-inches wide. The ideacentre 610s brings family and friends together to play and watch multimedia at home and can simultaneously support a monitor and projector for a multi-user experience. It’s feature-packed in its compact stylish triangular design with up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7 processor, up to NVIDIA GTX 750TI 2G GDDR5 desktop gaming graphics, up to 16GB DDR4 memory and up to 2TB of storage.
Priced at $699.00.
Available for purchase on May 2016 on www.lenovo.com.
For more information, visit www.lenovo.com.
iRobot Roomba 980
The Roomba 980 is iRobot’s most capable robotic vacuum to date. Now featuring a new iRobot HOME App, users can start their Roomba from anywhere, schedule cleaning jobs on the go and customize cleaning preferences directly from a smartphone. The Roomba can clean an entire level of a home through iRobot’s proprietary visual simultaneous localization and mapping technology (vSLAM®), which allows it to build a map of its environment as it cleans, keeping track of its location and automatically recharging as needed until the job is done. The robot can also detect different surfaces and optimize cleaning power on carpets and rugs.
Priced at $899.00.
Available for purchase online at www.iRobot.com.
For more information, visit www.iRobot.com.
Canon MAXIFY MB5320
The Canon MAXIFY MB5320 Wireless Small Office All-In-One Printer delivers crisp, colorful prints and sharp black text on important business documents. Designed to save time, money and enhance productivity, the MB5320 has a fast first printout time and can scan both sides of a two-sided document at the same time. Built for big jobs, it’s 500-sheet paper tray capacity and XL ink tanks deliver page yields of 2500 B&W/1500 color prints that are smudge-proof and highlighter resistant. Users can print wirelessly from compatible tablets and smart phones with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or the Canon PRINT App.
Priced at $399.99.
Available for purchase at retail stores and on the Canon online store at shop.usa.canon.com.
For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com and shop.usa.canon.com/maxify.
LG TWIN Wash™ with SideKick Pedestal Washer
LG’s TWIN Wash™ with SideKick™ pedestal washer, an industry-first innovation for laundry, allows users to run two separate loads of laundry at the same time. In addition to a traditional front-loading washer compartment, the true innovation is the SideKick™, which serves as an additional washing machine in the footprint of a laundry pedestal and is specifically designed to wash small, custom-care laundry loads (e.g., intimates, delicates, and active wear). The SideKick™ is compatible with most LG front-load washers manufactured from 2009 through today.
- $1,399 – $1, 799 for the TWIN Washers
- $699 – $899 for Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer
Available for purchase at all major home appliance retailers nationwide (Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc.).
For more information, visit www.lgtwinwash.com.
Thermos® Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid
Genuine Thermos® Brand has introduced its smartest product innovation yet – the Thermos® Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid. The Connected Bottle allows users to monitor their water intake, customize their hydration goals through the Thermos Smart Lid app, and stay hydrated, no matter what life throws at them. The bottle also works with Fitbit®, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, letting users automatically sync their water intake information to their Fitbit account so they can more easily meet their hydration goals to help maintain energy and overall health.
Priced at $59.99.
Available for purchase at www.thermos.com, as well as Amazon and select retailers.
For more information, visit www.thermos.com.