The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an international electronics and technology trade show. CES is where industry professionals and major companies unveil their newest products, prototypes and innovations. The show is held every January in Las Vegas and has been a consistent platform for showcasing incredibly influential products in consumer electronics. This is a two-part series to talk about some really exciting products that will be coming soon to a home near you.
Automotive: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
Typically, you’ll see big car companies unveil their newest vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show. However, this year, General Motors ® decided to show off its newest electric vehicle (EV) at CES – the Chevy Bolt. This new electric vehicle underscores a convergence of consumer technology and automotive manufacturing. GM has an all new design and platform for the Bolt which is estimated to have 200 miles of electric range, and is competitively priced at $30,000 after tax credits. The Chevy Bolt’s big brother, the Chevy Volt, holds a higher price point and an elevated level of fit and finish. Sales of the Volt have continued to rise as EVs become more desirable. The Volt has also marked an emphasis in EV design and aesthetics, the Bolt is no exception. Car companies are finally coming to the realization that hybrids and EV’s can, and should be easy on the eyes, in addition to the emphasis on technology and efficiency.
Television: LG 4K OLED HDR (Organic Light Emitting Diode) (High Dynamic Range)
You’re standing at one of your local big box stores in a somewhat zombie-like fashion, you realize a television is evoking this hypnotic state: enter the LG OLED 4K television. OLED displays have had some difficulty in becoming mainstream due to the cost of manufacturing and various pitfalls in the nature of the screens. However, the evolution of OLED technology has been dialing up over the past decade. This year, LG showed off its latest iteration of its 4K OLED television. The color representation is unparalleled and the screen’s blacks are deep and almost ink like. HDR Pro (High Dynamic Range) makes for a brighter, bolder and more immersive experience. The bezels or border at each side of the screen are almost non-existent, creating an impressively clean and refined finish. After gawking at one of these incredible televisions in person, you’ll agree wholeheartedly that they are the future of entertainment.
More CES emerging technology to come in Part 2