The Web Cube team has returned from Las Vegas after another successful year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest technology trade show. We joined over 160,000 technology executives, journalists, and analysts for a jam-packed week of new product releases and conference speakers. We were also proud to congratulate Web Cube customer Technicolor for winning the Videomaker Spotlight Award for their new color correction software CineStyle Color Assist.
What was most buzzworthy at CES 2013? From an estimated 20,000 new product releases, a few innovative new gadgets stood out from the pack. Here's our list of the top new gadgets from CES:
1) Audi & Lexus Self-Driving Cars
In the wake of Google's recent self-driving car experiment, both Audi and Lexus released their own technology at CES 2013. Audi showcased a car that can park itself inside a garage after dropping off the driver, as well as self-drive during a stop-and-go traffic jam. Lexus demonstrated an autonomous, self-driving car with a focus on advanced safety features (and like Google, also requires a driver behind the wheel in order to operate). While the technology is promising, both cars are several years away from market release.
2) Pebble E-Paper Smartwatch
Pebble's innovative E-Paper Smartwatch uses e-ink display and features phone (via Bluetooth 4.0), texting, Facebook, Twitter, calendar, music, and fitness app functionality, while also integrating with smartphones. After receiving funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign in April, Pebble has finally announced January 23 as the release date for their sought after e-paper watch.
3) Samsung T9000 Fridge with Evernote App
Samsung showcased the newest model of its T9000 Refrigerator, a “smart” fridge with a 10-inch LCD touch screen that integrates with the app Evernote to allow users to manage and share recipes, shopping lists, calendars, photos, videos, and more. While price and release date have not been announced, Samsung will release the fridge without LCD in the spring for $3,999.