We want to know the future of technology so this week we take a look at CES 2018 and the Las Vegas Tech show did not disappoint. With a multitude of new products and technologies to engross ourselves with, we decided to share with you those which stood out the most.
Kicking off the conveyor belt of fascinating and wonderful gadgets, Samsung introduced their 147 Inch or 12 feet microLED TV. This advance TV has LED’s within LED’s for your viewing pleasure. Bringing brighter and more vivid viewing aimed to enhance your overall experience. Can you imagine yourself watching the latest Star Wars movie, with a bag of popcorn and a 12 feet LED screen? I can that’s for sure. Here it pictured below.
With this next product, rushing for your connecting flight whilst dragging a massive suitcase will be a thing of the past. ForwardX unveiled their CX-1 suitcases and we asked ourselves is this the future of technology? With built in face recognition and obstacle avoidance technology its easy to see why people have been fascinated by this Technology. However, I would question the confidence I would have in that my suitcase was always following me. This would most likely result in me constantly looking round to see where my luggage was. All things considered, having a suitcase which follows you wherever you are is an exciting prospect.
On the first day of CES 2018 Toyota announced their self-driving electric concept vehicles called the E-Pallete. With focus on delivery and ride hailing services, this is an exciting project. However, my mind jumps back to the film ‘I-Robot’ starring Will Smith where a group of evil robots sent to exterminate Will are transported by a very similar looking ‘self-driving’ vehicle. You can judge the similarities for yourself.
Although similar in appearance I’m sure Toyota's concept vehicle won’t have the same fate. This exciting concept could revolutionise the future of technology and how we commute and transport goods.
We finally take a look at the exciting new 3D desk-top printers revealed by Polaroid. Although not known for their 3D technology, Polaroids 3D printers have a slick and clean finish. As the industry moves towards mass adoption of 3D desktop printers, we are excited to see who will capitalise on this lucrative opportunity. Polaroid have designed the ‘consumer’ range to suit different users' needs and budget. At the bottom end of the range, the Nano Mini retailing at $349 is a compact and simple design which will fit neatly on to any desk. At the top end of the range we have the ‘Nano Duo’ ($1849) which features Wifi-connectivity and smart phone control. With mass adoption in mind Polaroid are looking to make their designs easy to use and home friendly, the fact they draw attention to their ‘Child Safety Doors’ only stresses this further. With the release of 4 different models, each is tailored to suit both the needs and pricing bracket of each customer.
With a pricing strategy which suits individuals budget and application needs, it’s clear to see the potential these desktop printers have. Could they be the future of technology? A cool and stylish design can only strengthen this idea. These printers are all suitable for 1.75mm PLA filament which can be found HERE on our website. Another great CES show which will no doubt get bigger and bigger as the future of technology develops even further. Another great CES show which will no doubt get bigger and bigger as the future of technology develops even further.