CES 2024 has officially commenced, and it’s brimming with a plethora of intriguing products and groundbreaking innovations. This year’s event is showcasing some of the most significant advancements in technology, from smart home devices to revolutionary computing solutions.
Biggest CES 2024 announcements
Below, we delve into the biggest CES 2024 announcements, exploring these exciting developments brand by brand.
CES 2024 highlights – Day 2: Fascinating gadgets
AMD CES 2024
AMD made a significant announcement with the debut of its new Ryzen 8000G processors for desktops. The key highlight of these processors is their enhanced AI capabilities, marking a major advancement in desktop computing technology. AMD’s focus on integrating AI into their Ryzen 8000G series demonstrates their commitment to pushing the boundaries of processor performance and efficiency.
Anker CES 2024
Anker is starting off CES 2024 with some exciting updates on the availability of its first Qi2 chargers and power banks. We first got a look at the lineup last fall, and now devices with the refreshed 15W magnetic charging tech are finally here. There’s seven new debuts that all pack the recent Qi2 charging tech.
Anker’s new Qi2 chargers are finally here! We’ve been waiting on them since back in August when the lineup was first teased alongside the refreshed Nano series that began shipping alongside the iPhone 15. Now it’s finally ready to ship the other new gadgets, with seven new releases entering the MagGo collection.
Each one of the new chargers arrives with Qi2 support. These are the first and only releases from the company to support the new standard, and are some of the very first releases in the market period to do so. What that actually means is that all of them support full 15W speeds with the same magnetic features as Apple’s own first party MagSafe tech.
Bosch CES 2024
Bosch’s presence at CES 2024 is marked by its innovative eye-tracking technologies for drivers. One notable CES 2024 announcement is a technology that detects driver fatigue and offers to prepare an espresso upon arrival at home using connected technology. Meanwhile, Bosch’s other development is more complex, focusing on tracking the driver’s gaze during the journey, representing a significant advancement in automotive safety technology
Hisense CES 2024
Hisense’s contribution to CES 2024 announcements centers around its new TV lineup, emphasizing larger and brighter screens. Key products include a 98-inch flagship ULED X model and a 100-inch QLED TV, both anticipated to redefine affordability for large-screen TVs. This commitment to bigger, brighter displays is a significant trend in the event.
JBL CES 2024
JBL’s presence at CES 2024 is marked by a significant announcement, maintaining its status as a leading audio brand. Key highlights from JBL include more cost-effective earbuds equipped with the brand’s innovative Smart Charging Case. Another major advancement in JBL’s CES 2024 announcements is the introduction of a new range of wireless speakers featuring replaceable rechargeable batteries – a much-needed development in the consumer electronics market. These replaceable batteries not only extend the product’s lifespan but also reduce waste, as products no longer need to be discarded when the battery ceases to function efficiently.
Emphasizing sustainability, JBL’s latest releases at CES 2024 incorporate increased use of post-consumer recycled plastic and FSC-certified paper packaging. This move aligns JBL with other forward-thinking brands in the dynamic consumer electronics sector, striving to minimize environmental impact where possible.
Kia CES 2024
At CES 2024, Kia unveiled an innovative approach to electric vehicles, with a focus on modularity. Their new EV vans feature not only a modular powertrain but also modular tops, offering various cabin configurations. However, details regarding pricing, specifications, and launch dates for this new fleet of commercial EVs remain unspecified.
The first model in line, the Kia PV5, is a three-row van with a futuristic design, expected to hit the roads in 2025 at an approximate price of $35,000. Kia also presented concepts for a larger version, the PV7, due in 2027, and a smaller vehicle, the PV1, resembling a Smart Car in size. Additionally, Kia’s CES 2024 announcements included plans for a robotaxi version in 2028, with the possibility of vehicles built on this platform being available to regular consumers in the future.
LG CES 2024
LG Electronics, at CES 2024, is redefining the role of televisions in interior design. They unveiled what they claim to be the world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV, the LG Signature OLED T. This innovative product combines a transparent 4K OLED screen with LG’s proprietary wireless video and audio transmission technology, challenging the traditional perception of televisions as mere functional items and positioning them as aesthetic elements in home design.
Nvidia CES 2024
Nvidia’s CES 2024 announcements marked a significant leap into artificial intelligence with the introduction of its GeForce RTX series, including the GeForce RTX 40 Super series of desktop graphics cards. Primarily aimed at enhancing gaming experiences, Nvidia announced that 14 titles would receive the RTX upgrade, including notable games like Horizon Forbidden West, Pax Dei, and Diablo IV. The RTX 4080 Super, starting at $999, represents Nvidia’s commitment to combining high performance with the latest in AI technology for an immersive gaming experience.
Panasonic CES 2024
Panasonic’s CES 2024 announcements include the unveiling of the new LUMIX S 100mm F2.8 MACRO (S-E100) lens, a significant addition to the LUMIX S Series. This lens, compatible with the L-Mount system standard, is designed for both accessibility and professional-grade performance. The S-E100 stands out as the world’s smallest and lightest medium-telephoto fixed focal length macro lens, weighing approximately 298 grams.
It features a new optical design and a newly developed Dual Phase linear motor, offering high resolution, remarkable bokeh effects unique to macro lenses, and rapid focusing. Compact and lightweight, this lens is perfectly aligned with Panasonic’s F/1.8 series, ensuring excellent mobility for outdoor and various other shooting scenarios, making it a noteworthy CES 2024 announcement from Panasonic.
Samsung CES 2024
Samsung Electronics has introduced an updated version of Ballie, its home robot, at CES 2024. About the size of a bowling ball, Ballie is equipped with a battery lasting two to three hours. It features a spatial lidar sensor for navigation, a 1080p projector with dual lenses for projecting movies, video calls, and even functioning as a second PC monitor. Beyond Ballie, Samsung’s CES 2024 announcements include advancements in connected home technology. These include updates to its SmartThings home automation platform and a new “map view” feature, providing users with an interactive home map complete with animated avatars of residents and pets, showcasing Samsung’s vision for the future of smart home living.
Sennheiser CES 2024
Sennheiser, the renowned German audio brand, has made its mark at CES 2024 with the launch of three new audio accessories, each targeting a different segment of the market. These wearable audio products emphasize extended battery life and innovative features. Notably, the Momentum Sport includes technology for monitoring physical activities. The flagship Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Earbuds receive an iterative update, maintaining a similar appearance to its predecessor but boasting improved internals, as claimed by the company. This line-up of audio accessories at CES 2024 demonstrates Sennheiser’s commitment to innovation and catering to diverse consumer needs in the audio market.
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Sony CES 2024
Sony, in the concluding major press conference slot on Monday at CES 2024, showcased a diverse array of initiatives. The focus was primarily on creators and the successful integration of their intellectual property across gaming, film, and streaming studios. A significant highlight of Sony’s CES 2024 announcements was the emphasis on their partnership with Honda. This collaboration envisions transforming the mobility space into a creativity space, demonstrating a unique fusion of technology and entertainment.
One of the most intriguing demonstrations of this vision was the integration of Fortnite into Sony’s Afeela car, an example of how gaming and automotive technologies can intersect in innovative ways. The demonstration went a step further by showcasing the Afeela car being driven on stage using a PlayStation 5 controller, symbolizing the potential of cross-platform technological integration and interactive entertainment.
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