CES 2018 – Top Techs & Gadgets That Piqued My Interest This Year
CES 2018 is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It’s currently been held in Las Vegas and like every year, it’s a place for next-generation innovations. Today, I thought I’d highlight some of the new Techs and Gadgets that caught my interest this year.
The first tech on the list is the SteelSeries’ new Rival 600 gaming mouse that tracks your movements in mid-air. The Rival 600 has a TrueMove3+ sensor which combines a TrueMove3 for true, 1 to 1 tracking with a secondary sensor that precisely tracks lift-off distance. Add the customizable weight system and the power of SteelSeries Engine for a mouse that gives you more control than ever.
Having a mouse like this one would be amazing. I’ve always had a habit of lifting my mouse up in the air, hoping it’d help me hit my target but ultimately failed. The cost of this mouse is $80 which is pretty pricey so I’d wait for it to be tested by the public before purchasing.
Next up on the list is the Vuzix Blade™ Augmented Reality Smartglasses. You guys remember the Google Glass, and how that went right? Well this one’s seem to be doing things a bit differently. The Vuzix Blade™ Smart Sunglasses provide a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix’s proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine. It’s like having your computer or smartphone screen information with you wherever you go.
From what I’ve seen, it seems to be addressing most of the issues and fails of the Google glasses but I’d need to see it in action to believe any of the promises they’re making. However the concept is pretty dam cool so I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.
Another gaming tech that I thought was pretty cool is Nvidia’s Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs). It’s the world’s first big-screen PC gaming display, specifically designed for enthusiast gamers seeking the ultimate 4K PC gaming experience. The first BFGDs, coming later this year from ACER, ASUS and HP, are 65 inches, run at 4K at 120Hz, have G-SYNC technology, HDR with 1000 nit peak brightness, and an integrated NVIDIA SHIELD, giving you instant access to Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube at 4K, NVIDIA GameStream, Android games and apps, and much more.
4K has become the buzzword to get people excited for a new monitor or a new TV but Nvidia for the most part have delivered great product over the years so as a gamer, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by this new giant monitor. Hopefully the price range won’t drain the life-force outta my wallet.
Lastly, which is still a concept but nonetheless, is still a pretty dope in terms of technological advancement. And that is Bell Helicopter’s first electric flying taxi. This thing looks like a beaut and raises the bar on public transportation.
According to Bell Helicopter:
Bell has been moving people over urban obstacles for decades with traditional rotorcraft. Now we’re expanding the scope of air travel and aviation technology to advance life’s conveniences. From shaving precious minutes off a cross-town commute for your cannot-miss meeting to that last-minute tee time with friends (with room for your clubs!) – Bell’s on-demand Urban Air Taxi concept makes the previously unthinkable a viable solution to your busy life.
Who know when we’ll see this tech on the streets but it’s still a bold move on Bell’s part and I wish them all the luck on this ambitious idea.
There were a ton of new techs revealed at CES 2018 and it’s impossible for me to mention all of them but these are the one I thought were pretty cool. Let me know what got you excited from CES 2018 in the comments below.