The world’s largest consumer electronic show kicks off in less than a week and like year’s past, there’s plenty to see. The 2013 CES starts Sunday in Las Vegas.
Right off the bat, it’s easy to tell that this event will be very TV-focused. Samsung has an unprecedented television to show off. Intel might delve into their virtual cable service project. And LG and Sharp could show us the future of HD TV.
But in addition to TV, there are plenty of gadgets and tech services to drool over. Here are X ones that we’re most excited about.
1) LG Electronics
LG will unveil its new generation of 2013 home entertainment, home appliances and mobile products. It’s main attraction? Massive television sets that make your home smarter. Attendees will see how LG’s new 84-inch 4K television (Ultra-HD) can allow users to share content from smartphones, tablets and other devices.
2) TVF, Inc.
Say hello to the HDMI WiFi Stick & TV Controller App. This new, open-platform, white-label solution lets large-scale TV content providers deliver content without the pain of installation, wires or consoles. The app that goes along with the HDMI WiFi Stick transforms devices like smartphones and tablets into interactive gaming and entertainment controllers.
This might be the biggest announcement out of this year’s CES. Here’s the teaser: A true innovation of TV design is coming up with an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design. According to the teaser photo, we’re seeing a a vertical — yes, vertical — television set. Interested?
Ford is one of the eight automakers making its way to this year’s CES. The only thing we got is from the teaser: “Ford has been front and center at CES for five years introducing technologies that have been leading the automotive industry in capability and relevance to the prevailing trends in consumer electronics. This year, come see how Ford is looking to further that conversation and opportunity as the car becomes the next major platform for development.”
5) Stream TV Networks
WHOA! Would you want a 3D TV that doesn’t require glasses? We could see one at this year’s CES. Stream TV is giving media the first look at its Ultra-D 2160p glasses-free 3D technology. The 60-inch, 4K display offers a wide viewing angle without sweet spots or dead zones.
Sorry, we’re not going to hear about this “virtual TV service.” But stay tuned on this one, it’s going to be big. I wouldn’t be surprised if Intel hints at this, however.
We know how cool a Roomba is, even if it doesn’t work that great. But what if you could buy a robot that cleans your windows? ECOVACS Robotics, a young and up-and-coming company will show off a household robotic cleaning device that can make your windows shine. Birds: You’ve been warned.
The cellular carrier will likely show us their new carrier-specific smartphones, but the only thing people really care about is when the iPhone will officially come on their network unlocked.
Kodak may have went under, but the inventor of the original and print-friendly Instagram is hosting a sweet, invite-only party. What will they unveil? Something called Fotobar, which lets consumers print off photos from their smartphones and enlarge them. This isn’t a gadget. It’s an actual bar that you would visit in the mall. The slogan? “To help people release their trapped photos and display their memories in the form of premium quality art.”
What are you most excited about? We’re just days away from the 2013 CES!