In the bustling realm of technology and innovation, CES 2024 opening day left the tech community in awe with groundbreaking products from industry giants like Samsung, LG, HP, and more. ZDNET, on-site in Las Vegas and virtually tuned in, has compiled a comprehensive roundup of the most impressive revelations that set the tone for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Here are the day 1 major highlights
The Dawn of Transparency: Samsung and LG’s Transparent TVs
The buzzword of CES Day 1? “Transparent.” Samsung and LG stole the spotlight with their futuristic transparent TVs. Samsung’s Transparent MicroLED demo, while more of a glimpse into the future than an imminent consumer product, showcased modularity, allowing users to tailor transparent displays to their preferences. Conversely, LG’s OLED TV displayed images over a transparent OLED panel, creating an enchanting fish tank-like effect with LG’s signature OLED panel contrast levels.
Baracoda’s BMind Smart Mirror: A Reflective Revolution for Mental Health
Baracoda introduced the BMind Smart Mirror, a harmonious blend of AI and natural language processing designed to analyze the user’s sentiment through expressions, gestures, and tones. In a live CES demo, the mirror responded to a ZDNET editor’s bad day with encouraging words, a calming blue light, and nature imagery. This innovative mirror enhances mood and stress management through light therapy sessions, guided meditations, and self-affirmations.
Phillips’ Palm Recognition Smart Lock: A Touchless Revolution
Phillips made waves in the realm of smart home tech with its palm recognition smart lock. The touchless smart lock scans an individual’s palm vein pattern using the same technology seen in Amazon One stores. With the capacity to store up to 50 Palm IDs, this Wi-Fi-enabled lock eliminates the need for an additional hub and integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
HP’s AI-powered Spectre Laptops: The World’s Most Adaptive PCs
HP unveiled the Spectre x360 laptop PC, showcasing their AI assistant, Superpower. These laptops boast a triple-engine CPU, GPU, and NPU setup, enabling automatic performance optimization based on open applications, placement, and battery status. HP’s Spectre laptops promise a personalized computing experience with reduced fan noise and temperature, surpassing other AI chatbots like ChatGPT.
TCL’s Massive QD Mini LED TV: Bigger, Better, Sharper
At CES, TCL stole the show with its colossal 115-inch QD mini LED TV. Featuring 20,000 local dimming zones, an anti-glare screen, and a 2.1.2 channel speaker system with built-in Dolby Atmos speakers, this TV promises an immersive viewing experience. Powered by the AIPQ Ultra Processor, the TV employs AI for enhanced upscaling and color reproduction, delivering a sharp and clear picture.
Sennheiser’s Earbuds: Beyond Sound, Monitoring Your Health
Sennheiser introduced the Momentum Sport earbuds, a fitness-centric offering with a heart rate and body temperature sensor. These sensors integrate with fitness trackers, apps, and subscriptions, allowing users to track workouts and fitness metrics effortlessly. In a world where multitasking is key, Sennheiser’s earbuds offer superior audio quality and health monitoring.
Samsung’s SmartThings App: A Smart Home Revolution
Samsung took center stage by announcing new updates to its SmartThings app. The highlight is the introduction of Map View, providing a 3D layout of homes for effortless smart home device accessibility. SmartThings Together allows household members or pre-approved guests to control specific devices securely, and compatible Samsung TVs now function as SmartThings Hubs. Nearby Samsung smartphones can also be instantly detected and used as remote controls for the hub.
Xgimi’s Horizon Max Projector: IMAX-Enhanced Cinematic Bliss
IMAX’s cinematic experience isn’t confined to theaters, thanks to Xgimi’s Horizon Max projector. The world’s first IMAX Enhanced-certified long-throw smart projector features the IMAX aspect ratio, higher brightness levels from HDR content, and a proprietary optical engine with MCL lasers for a truly cinematic viewing experience. Transform your at-home movie nights with unparalleled visual quality.
In conclusion, CES 2024 Day 1 was a symphony of innovation, unveiling products that push technological boundaries and seamlessly integrate into our daily lives. As the event unfolds, the promise of more groundbreaking announcements and futuristic concepts looms, leaving tech enthusiasts eagerly anticipating what the remaining days of CES have in store. Stay tuned for further updates as we navigate the ever-evolving consumer electronics landscape.