CES 2017 is undeniably one of the most anticipated events of the year. With over 150,000 individuals cramming the streets of Vegas for the week, the tech geeks and aficionados were not disappointed. Here are some of the biggest tech trends to watch out for this year.
Virtual reality was taken to a whole new level this year. Say goodbye to those old headsets and VR experiences that need powerful PCs. Standalone VR experiences can be expected at the CES. Some of these can even serve as home theatres wherein IMAX-like viewing is possible at the comfort of your living room. Also, watch out for HTC’s Vive headsets, where the boundaries of virtual reality will be pushed to their limits.
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No matter how good today’s headphones are, it is what it is – headphones. Or at least that’s what they sound like. But because of the influence of virtual reality in people’s lives, companies now are looking for ways to give customers spatial audio (like that of Dolby’s). These technologies are especially designed to imitate the cues in your brain utilized to locate sounds. This helps headphones to sound much more realistic compared to the best surround sound that exists per thenextweb.com.
PC manufacturers are expected to show off their latest innovations. The Surface Studio might just be the template to follow. Plenty of devices with stylus-ready form are beginning to show up. They may even be thinking about their own version on the Microsoft Dial. For gaming systems, companies might look for ways to fit VR-ready graphics into smaller form to make them more suitable to users who like to use laptops.
Bluetooth 5 and USB-C
Yes, not every USB-C port are identical, depending on the specs. It could vary in power delivery and speeds. But just look at the potential of powering your devices using this tiny connector. No more cables, no more mess, no more hassle. You can expect to see USB-C support on TVs, headphones, PCs, monitors, and other accessories. On the other hand, Bluetooth 5 is very much in. The range is much higher and speeds up to 2 MBps. This allows your accessories to become more powerful. Headphones have better sound quality, and wearables are faster and more powerful.
DJI just launched AI tracking systems for Phantom 3. GoPro, on the other hand, showed pretty much the same capabilities with its Karma. It can be folded and compact enough to be carried around. Other brands must think of brilliant ways to compete with these two.
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