webmasterJanuary 16, 2018January 16, 2018The largest trade show in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), wound up its most successful event ever last week. With 170,000 attendees covering 2.75 million square feet of exhibitor space in Las Vegas, thousands of innovative concepts were displayed and demonstrated on the floor. Here are some of the ones Fast Company, Quartz and Forbes identified as the most notable, in particular, as they relate to the technology in our arsenal of products. 7 Noteworthy CES Technology Products Wireless, Standalone VR headset The Lenovo Mirage, running on Google’s Daydream platform, will be the first VR system that does not require a gaming console to drive it. All the power and applications are encased in the wireless headset, thus allowing users for the first time to move around with the device and use it in multiple locations without restrictive setup requirements. All Wires Gone Energours Wattup is a RF based wireless charger for any device that is up to three feet away. The Mid Field and Far Field transmitters allow users to receive wireless power within a charging zone without having to surrender their device to a pad or static location, thus increasing productivity because the devices are always being charged while in the zone. Augmented Reality for the Visually Impaired Samsung created the Relumino smart glasses oriented towards the visually impaired who with the help of these glasses can see images clearly and printed words more legibly. Large Gaming Monitor NVIDIA unveiled its Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs), 65-inch 4K HDR screens with embedded technology within it. This includes NVIDIA's own G-SYNC technology, which gets rid of screen tearing, and built in Shield functionality. This display operates at 120Hz which is the same as smaller gaming monitors, thus giving way to faster screen refresh. Roll Up Monitor LG debuted a 65” OLED 4K monitor that literally rolls up like a scroll. Imagine this use for trade show, meetings and product launches. Rental firms like ours will be able to bring and set up multiple screens, without concerns of placement and rigging. Need to move the monitors around? No sweat! This is a very exciting announcement, however with no speculation on a delivery date, this product may be many months or even years away. Short-Throw Projector Sony announced an ultra-short throw projector that sits right next to a wall. With 4K HDR, up to 120" image projection and an integrated sound system that can fill every corner of the room, this projector system will connect wirelessly to a laptop rental and requires no screen or monitor, but can simply project on a wall. Smartphone-Laptop Project Linda by Razer is an ultraportable laptop design powered by the Android-based Razer Phone. The docked phone serves as an intelligent touchpad on a laptop, bridging the gap between handheld entertainment and laptop convenience. The phone’s performance, display, and dual front speakers runs Project Linda’s larger screen, keyboard, and battery via a USB-C connection to provide a mobile hybrid system for gaming, creativity, and productivity. Hartford Technology Rental Supports Innovative New Products As a national technology rental supplier to corporations, governmental agencies and associations, we keep on top of new offerings and add them to our inventory as demand increases for them. We listen to our customers and deliver the right equipment, for the right needs, at the right price. Give us a call today at 888.520.5667 to learn more about ways we can serve you!