The world’s largest tech show starts this week.
The Consumer Electronics Show will take place this week in Las Vegas where technology will again get the chance to flex its muscles and show the best of what it has to offer.
Here are some of the things we can expect from this year’s show:
While it looks like VR has taken a step back, newer hardware and the announcement of new games exclusive to the platform meant that VR is here to stay. We’re already spoiled with different options for VR from companies like Oculus, PlayStation, Vive and even Microsoft. There’s a good chance we might get a peek at new hardware during CES 2020, and hopefully a lineup of great VR experiences.
Immersive audio is now the new trend in high-end audio systems. With the introduction of technologies like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, home theater systems have evolved into necessities for home users. The popularity of soundbars has also increased, thanks to an all-in-one solution that takes less space compared to full home theater setups.
This year we could see more soundbars being released, ranging from simple 2.1 setups to full 7.1.4 dedicated ones. Improved audio processing technologies also mean that these new soundbars can soon recreate a cinema experience without the need for long wires and separate satellite speakers.
Also expect more soundbars to include Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, which instantly turns the soundbar into a smart speaker.
If 2019 brought in a plethora of different IoT devices, expect more to arrive this year with some debuting at CES 2020. Smart devices were only limited to few appliances, but this year you can expect to see more devices that utilize the benefits of IoT. From smart bulbs, security cameras, thermostats and even blinders, the future of your home will all be automated.
Fitness trackers and smartwatch sales may have slowed down, but that doesn’t mean companies aren’t releasing any more devices to monitor your health. Expect more devices to be announced and demoed during CES 2020, along with other unusual additions.
We said unusual because new devices have popped up over the last year that tracks more than just your heart rate or the calories you have burned. Newer gadgets can now examine your urine or even some that can help you relieve stress.
PCs won’t go away
PCs will always be here to stay. With the expansion of 5G support across major cities globally, cellular support is coming back to more portable PCs, with 5G support of course. Major PC makers like Microsoft, Dell and Lenovo have already confirmed 5G support on their PCs, and we might get a glimpse of that during CES 2020.
Of course, processors and graphics cards are getting more powerful than ever, and CES 2020 is the perfect platform to launch new hardware that would excite even the most novice PC gamer. We can expect new and improved processors from AMD and Intel to be introduced along with new graphics churners from Nvidia.
This year’s buzzword for displays is 8K, and it looks like many companies are prepared to have their shiny new panels up for display at CES 2020. While 8K technology is still new, that wouldn’t stop companies from showcasing the new TVs that support it. Samsung for example already has commercially available 8K TVs, and we could see everyone jumping on that bandwagon in the next few months.
T3 will be live from the show floor at Las Vegas for CES 2020, so stay tuned for updates!