LAST week it was time for the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES ) in Las Vegas. This show is presented to give distributers a chance to show what will be available this year and also give them a sneak peak of what is coming in the next few years.
Last year 3D televisions dominated the show and it also had a huge presence at this year’s show, but this year there was a strong move towards getting rid of the glasses that you need to wear when watching a 3D TV. At the moment it is still in the beginning of being developed and it is not recommended that children under six years of age watch any of these televisions, but I am sure in two to three years we will start to see some of these televisions that are ready for consumers.
Tablet computers did not dominate as was expected, but there are loads of new innovative work being done in this field and also in the eReader field. The drive to make these devices easier to use and also cheaper is gaining traction and I believe that by December this year we will have affordable devices available in our market. Our mobile phones are also getting better and at the show there were a number of dual-core processor phones which actually now give you the processing power of your desktop computer on your cell phone. When you get to your office or home you just connect your phone to your screen and keyboard and you suddenly have a full-power computer. I followed CES online and I am still amazed at the things I have seen. We are in for an exciting time in the next two years.