The annual Consumer Electronics Show never disappoints, and this year (January 8-11, 2019) organizers presented their best event yet.
Featuring over 4,500 exhibitors, CES 2019 has drawn in estimated crowds of 180,000 from over 150 countries around the world.
As a production of the Consumer Technology Association, CES brings premier vendors and “pioneering thinkers” to the 4-day expo. Virtually every category is represented on the showroom floors, from fitness and family and kids technology to tourism and high-tech retailing.
This year, smart home technologies were particularly notable, with smart home tools such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung’s Bixby, and other voice-activated technologies dominating the scene.
For example, Kohler unveiled updated smart features for its Konnect line, complete Alexa voice activation, on-trend lighting, and pre-installed speakers. Whirlpool’s Smart All-in-One washer and dryer, geared for those who are pressed for space and time, was also a showstopper.
The relationship between environmental consciousness and technology cannot be overstated and, of course, CES featured a robust lineup of green tech. Flo by Moen, a collaborative effort between Moen and Flo Technologies, introduced a real-time water monitoring system that is sure to appeal to water-conscious consumers. Delta matched with technology with their Touch2O system.
Aside from home tech, CES also offered a great range of lifestyle tech. 5G, Bluetooth technologies, and even a treadmill that can power your home were just some of the solutions companies presented at the show.
5G, which is projected to change the way we connect through unparalleled device connectivity, was arguably one of the most exciting topics discussed at CES 2019. If you were wondering about the status of 5G, then rest assured that the technology is out there are ready for the market. Samsung dominated the 5G conversation at CES, but multiple other companies were also talking up their own capabilities and insight, including the 5G Automotive Association and Max Linear. Expect news on the 5G-front in the coming months.
When it comes to new technologies, CES 2019 proved that we have a lot to look forward to in the coming months.