CES 2024: What to Look Forward to
As we step into the new year, the tech world is abuzz with anticipation for one of the largest tech tradeshows in the world, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2024, taking place in Las Vegas from January 9th to 12th. Organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), this annual event has been the stage for groundbreaking technological innovations, and this year promises to be no different. CES 2024 is set to showcase the latest and greatest that the tech industry has to offer. Let’s delve into some of the exciting prospects that await us at CES 2024.
The immersive world of extended reality (XR) continues to grow, with CES 2024 expected to unveil new headsets and improved hardware. While Apple will be absent from the event, the release of the Apple Vision Pro, which is speculated to be in February 2024, adds an extra layer of excitement to the XR landscape. The industry is pushing the boundaries by incorporating mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) features into virtual reality (VR) headsets and smart glasses, exemplified by recent releases like Meta Quest 3 and XREAL Air 2. Across various sectors, from healthcare to education, XR technologies are making profound impacts, promising unique innovations that will be on display at CES.
Artificial intelligence (AI) takes center stage at CES 2024, reflecting its pervasive influence across diverse contexts and industries. As every tech company vies for a share of the AI pie, the spotlight is likely to shine on generative AI, with numerous products harnessing the power of gen AI in innovative ways. From enhancing user experiences to streamlining complex processes, the applications of AI are vast and varied, giving a glimpse into a future where intelligent technologies intermingle with our daily lives.
While console gamers may not find many revelations at CES 2024, the event remains a stronghold for PC gaming. We’re looking forward to seeing new handheld gaming PCs, built on the momentum generated by devices like the Steam Deck OLED and the Lenovo Legion Go. Beyond hardware, the usual software improvements are anticipated. Undoubtedly, there will be plenty of PC gaming showcases covering laptops, graphics cards, displays, and more. CES 2024 is an exciting spectacle for PC gamers, exhibiting the cutting-edge advancements that will elevate the gaming experience to new heights.
At CES 2024, we expect to see even more products in the wearables sector, underscoring the increasing focus on fitness and health in the era of digital advancements. From smartwatches to innovative clothing items, the event is expected to unveil a diverse range of wearables. As consumer interest in fitness and health monitoring continues to surge, CES 2024 will demonstrate the growing influence of technology in our everyday lives, promoting well-being and convenience through wearable innovations.
The trend of intersecting technology and sports continues forward at CES 2024. The integration of XR technology into athletic training and performance is set to advance the sports industry even further. The rise in innovations in e-sports and virtual sports mirrors the growing interest in digital competitions. The momentum is further amplified by events like the Olympic Esports Week, where 2023 saw the inaugural event take place in Singapore with over 100 athletes competing across a variety of virtual sports. One of the featured sports, Virtual Taekwondo, witnessed an amazing showcase of incorporating motion capture technology into sports with AXIS full-body trackers being used to fully track the competitors’ moves in game.
CES 2024 is shaping up to be an interesting one this year, with the discerning spotlight on AI technologies. Amid all the gimmicky tech that floods the CES show floor, we’re hoping to see some real game-changers. CES isn’t just about flashy displays; it’s about the meaningful ways technology can improve our day-to-day lives. As we navigate through the vast array of innovations, we eagerly anticipate the unveiling of solutions that not only captivate our imaginations but also resonate with the practicality and impact we crave in the formidable world of consumer tech.