webmasterJanuary 14, 2020November 17, 2020Having just wrapped up, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 showcased an avalanche of important ideas, exciting speculation, and a promise of products that will change electronics forever. Like previous CES events, CES 2020 showcases big reveals and keynote speeches. This event highlights the best in the electronics industry and gives digital, tech and electronic companies a place to feature powerful, new products coming to market in 2020 and beyond. From folding technology to 8K televisions, 5G-enabled IoT to radical new concepts, CES has it all. Eager to see which product announcements we found interesting? Here are some of our favorites… Best Announcements at CES 2020 First Foldable PC Foldable phones were one of the hottest trends in 2019 and it looks like foldable laptops could capture some of that interest in 2020. One to keep an eye on is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, the first fully functional PC with folding OLED display. The Windows 10 computing device offers unparalleled productivity in a ground-breaking new form factor that delivers laptop efficiency with smartphone portability. The foldable laptop morphs from a small footprint device into a fully flat 13.3-inch display that is both durable and reliable. And it supports stylus-input and Windows Ink for more intuitive pen-based operation. Of course, you can get typing done by popping the magnetic keyboard on the bottom half of the X1 Fold. Modular DIY Gaming System Hardcore PC gaming has been a hot commodity for decades now. The problem with gaming PCs has been the variety of hardware in the market, and the number of components, connections, and options. Razer aims to change that with the new ultra-pact Tomahawk N1 chassis – the first truly modular desktop system. Razer Tomahawk N1 is a sleek, compact desktop chassis with an advanced modular layout, infusing minimalistic design into a gaming chassis to create a customizable, one-of-a-kind desktop case, capable of achieving high clock speeds and frame rates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop. Personalized Headphones The company Nura has introduced their new Nuraloops headphones, and they may be the best listening experience coming soon to the market. Nuraloops uses a proven theory of audio tuning to craft a unique and perfect audio experience. The science works around a frequency that each human ear uses and matches that unique tune to balance out any audio issues. No announcement on a release date, but the technology promises to make waves in the audio market. New Bluetooth Audio Standard Bluetooth has been a revolution for connected devices. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has put a new spin on the potent technology. The Bluetooth LE Audio improves data compression, allowing for stronger audio quality and a massive saving grace for battery life. This is all due to the LC3 Codec, a new piece of tech at the center of it all. Vertical TV Whether we need it or not, Samsung’s Sero TV is designed to be viewed primarily in a vertical orientation but can rotate to provide a traditional TV experience. The 43-inch 4K TV can be flipped around 90 degrees, letting you watch Instagram, Snap and other smartphone videos in their native vertical configurations. Samsung smartphone users can mirror their smartphone on the Sero by tapping it against the TV’s frame which is mounted to a 4.1 channel sound system. Mobile-Only Streaming Platform Streaming services have been a major focus of entertainment technology this past year. Quibi has taken it in an interesting direction with a mobile-only platform. While mobile streaming isn’t new, the unique design of the Quibi streaming platform caters to bite-sized content for easy watching on a smartphone. It allows for enhanced viewing no matter how you hold your phone, but the biggest feature has been using phone tech like the internal clock and gyroscope to affect your viewing experience. How this will pan out is unknown, but it is a unique edge. AI-Powered Kitchen Robot Robots are on the fast track to being a powerful reality and Samsung has risen up with a new jump in an AI-powered kitchen robot – the Bot Chef. This kitchen aid can accomplish most cooking by itself through the use of two white robotic arms hung from a set of kitchen cabinets. The Chef Bot has 6 degrees of freedom, 4 main arm joints and 3 fingers to pinch and hold various kitchen utensils. It is a stunning display of precision programming. The Bot Chef can search through hard-to-reach drawers; measure exact ingredients; mix and cut; and even has safety features to protect people from getting to close while it uses knives and other dangerous objects. We’re not sure it will ever get to market but it would be nice to have another set of hands in the kitchen, right? Ready to Rent? With all this new technology on the horizon, we won’t be able to rent this hardware (yet). In the meantime, Hartford Technology Rental stocks the latest technology currently available on the market. From high-performance laptops to gaming laptop rentals, large-screen TV monitors to audio rentals, contact us today for more information about our products and services.