CES 2017 Preview: Everything You Need to Know About the Powerhouse, Unique and Innovative Products in the Tech Show [VIDEO]By Xien Palacios, UniversityHerald Reporter
The world's largest consumer electronics show (CES) is about to kick off in Las Vegas in the coming days. Almost all of the giant tech firms globally has confirmed their attendance for the trade show. Here's everything you need to know about the powerhouse, unique and innovative products to be presented during CES 2017!
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are among the few players of VR in the market today. However, the will might be change after CES 2017 kicks off because HP, Lenovo and ASUS are reportedly launching their own PC-based VR platform, according to The Indian Express. On the other hand, Qualcomm and Microsoft are also introducing their own VR headsets.
If there's one thing that never fails to be present every trade shows that will be the laptops of any kinds may it be gaming and desktop, 2-in-1 convertibles or ultra-light. For this year's CES, Dell is expected to launch its convertible version of XPS 13 and Lenovo will also introduced nine new laptops added to its ThinkPad line.
ASUS will conduct a major press conference called "Zenovation" where the company is expected to launch two new smartphones under the Zen series, presumably the ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone AR. In addition, Huawei is also said to release its Honor 6X device as well as LG for its mid-range K series, Sony for Xperia XA and Xperia Z5 and BlackBerry for Mercury or DTEK60.
Voice Control Integration
Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa are among the three leading players in the virtual assistant field. During the CES 2017, third-party products with integrated artificial intelligence are said to make a debut starting off with OnVocal wireless headphones and GE table lamp that are reportedly linked to Amazon's Alexa.
Added to that is the premium audio speaker and toasters that are also linked to Microsoft's Cortana while Google secure an agreement with Aviva speakers for the hosting of its cloud-based intelligence, according to BBC.