It’s a new year, a new January, and this week it is CES 2016! We’ve been in Las Vegas for the week, and what a week it has been. Here is our weekly wrap-up spotlighting the best of CES, and a few products of our own coming soon.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is a massive conference where everyone under the technological sun showcases their newest innovations and previews their products for the upcoming year. It is a gadgetry circus where electronics innovators reveal the latest trends, and a select few may even create a few trends for the future. Every year has a unique flavor, and the major technological takeaways for CES 2016 are all about drones and virtual reality.
Drones in demonstration cages littered the showroom floor at CES this year. The drones feel more like little creatures than machine, bringing more life to technology than ever before. The enthusiasm for drones is not necessarily new, but the potential for innovation in the space seems to be gaining speed. The most impressive innovation in the drone industry we saw at the show would be the Ehang 184 – a 500 lb. drone that doubles as an autonomous vehicle that can carry a person at 62 miles an hour for a 23-minute trip.
The much heralded and heatedly anticipated Oculus Rift finally made its debut at CES (garnering a bit of controversy over its $600 price tag). Oculus Rift has defined the field of virtual reality, so it is definitely the belle of the CES 2016 ball. However, it appears the industry is quickly taking shape, with the HTC Vive Pre drawing critical acclaim for its immersive technology, including a forward-facing camera to keep you aware of the world around you.
Forbes had an interesting preview article earlier this week telling everyone to beware the hype of virtual and augmented reality, as it only seems to have apparent application in the gaming and industrial sector. However, it should be noted that forward-thinking technologies end up surprising you in some of the most imaginative ways once they get out into the world.
Kodak, on the other hand, surprised everyone with news that they are bringing the Super-8 film format back. This could be merely a bold attempt at hype, but then again, if consumers take to Super-8 the way they have to vinyl, Kodak might be onto something with this format revival.
Not to be left out of the fun, we at Moshi also announced a few products of our own for 2016.
Moshi’s CES Announcements
We are excited to announce our new Helios backpack series, flagship Avanti on-ear headphones and revamped IonBank portable batteries at CES 2016.
Helios Backpack Series
Coming in Spring 2016, our stylish and minimalist Helios backpack series will allow you to carry your laptop and tablet more elegantly than ever before. Helios will fit a 15 “ laptop and Helios Lite will accommodate up to a 13” laptop.
Avanti On-Ear Headphones
Are you an audiophile who loves beautiful design and great sound? Well, our flagship Avanti on-ear headphones will be ready for you in Spring 2016 with style, portability and pristine sonic detail.
If you thought portable charging couldn’t be a beautiful experience, in 2016 we are proving you wrong. Our newly redesigned IonBanks will allow you to charge (and sync) with style. Keep your eyes peeled in February for our IonBanks in 3K, 5K, and 10K models.