The most exciting new releases at the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
On the first day of the CES Las Vegas Ectravaganza saw some keynote addresses by well known people in the electronics manufacturing industry, like the Intel CEO, Netflix’s CEO, Nividia etcetera along with their major releases.
Intel released the Darqi helmet which is powered by Intel and uses RealSense 3D camera to create a version augmented reality (AR) projected on a screen that also protects the wearer’s eyes. Unlike virtual reality, AR overlays computer images on the real world. Designed initially for construction workers and athletes, it could make its way into other uses.
Intel also debuted a new version of the Compute Stick it first showed last year. The new version shares largely the same design, though it’s a bit longer so as to accommodate two ports (one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0). It also has faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a new processor.
It’s a good day for gamers and Virtual reality fans. the new consumer version of the Rift headset is finally available for $599, £499 or AU$649, with the first batch of units scheduled to ship March 28. Two games are also included, free of charge: Lucky’s Tale and Eve: Valkyrie.
Samsung’s new SHUD TV
Samsung’s 2016 SUHD television lineup features HDR displays with 1,000 nits of contrast. The typical wide range of options you would expect to see will also be there, such as curved displays and ridiculously thin bezels. There’s even one model with a curved design and no bezel. Samsung’s new SUHD TVs also cover all sizes up to 89 inches.
Casio – Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 powered by Android Wear, the first watch with a built-in microphone that is water resistance up to 50 meters and features a dual layer display structure that meets U.S. military standards.
CEO Mary Barra used a keynote address to show off the the company’s new Bolt, an an all-electric compact that will enter production this year. Maximum range is 200 miles, it may be less depending on how you drive, with the power coming from a flat battery pack that sits in the car’s floor.