With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show winding down on Friday in Las Vegas, we’re taking a look at just what this year’s must-have technology could look like…
There’s no denying that technology is a pretty big part of our lives nowadays. In 2014, it was the advancement in wearable technology that had us all excitable, and it looks like that excitement is set to carry through into the New Year; the Apple Watch has an elusive ‘Available in 2015’ sticker above its head still and we’re all dying to try it out.
For the past few days, the capital of excess in the United States has been playing host to this year’s must-have gadgets, showcasing this year’s consumer electronics predictions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The cream of the crop are honoured at the International CES Innovation Awards which is “the ultimate recognition for the design and engineering of consumer technology products”.
The first CES was held in 1967, and I think it’s safe to say that a lot has happened in the world of technology since then (think Nokia 3210s and your very first PlayStation – they were probably all cutting edge at a CES back in the day).
In the run-up to CES 2015, speculation has been rife as to what could be in store for this year’s show, with many outlets suggesting that the ‘throwback’ trend – so popular amongst social media users – could be a running theme in this year’s consumer electronics. The globe has seen a nostalgia for ‘90s fashion, technology and music encourage manufacturers to look back at their much-loved older products and give them a spring clean. It would seem Sony’s Walkman could have had a revamp from this poster spotted at CES:
The wearables market will no doubt this year continue to blossom, and the CES has showcased some of this year’s proposed big players. For the health conscious out there, a ‘smart-belt’ which records data about your waistline and has been the talk of the town in the run-up to the CES. With global obesity being a big issue at the moment, could yet another wearable be what we need to keep our fitness in check?
If the rumours are true, health monitoring is to have another big year in technology; the BBC reported that a device called Mint would be showcased at the CES, which “with one breath, instantly measures and displays breath quality and hydration levels in the body on your smartphone”, along with myBrain, which is “a connected headset to get rid of stress”.
Watch this space, humanoids, the tech of 2015 is coming for you!