There are a lot of cool new gaming devices, including Steam Box, heading home soon.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that CES 2013 was the largest in the show’s 45+ year history, with 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space. The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space last year. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States. Owned and produced by CEA, CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and concluded today.
“Innovation abounded at the 2013 CES and executives from every major industry that touches technology were here this week,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. “From amazing new products, to CEA’s new book Ninja Innovation, to our new publication – It Is Innovation (i3), innovation prevailed across 37 football fields of technology at the 2013 International CES. Our event is the biggest mobile show to kick-off the year and showcase our new mobile future.”
Major product launches occurred across all 15 product categories at the 2013 CES. In wireless/smartphones, highlights include the launch of Sony’s Xperia Z, the Huawei Ascend Mate and ZTE Grand S. In video displays, LG featured its touchscreen Ultra HD, Sony launched the first Ultra HD OLED display, Samsung featured its bendable OLED and Hisense launched its transparent 3DTV. Digital Health and fitness launches included new products from Fitbit, Withings and BodyMedia. Audi and Lexus featured driverless vehicle technologies. For gamers, the 2013 CES saw the launch of Nvidia’s Project Shield, the Oculus Rift, the Sifteo and Razer Edge. Other noteworthy products launched at the 2013 CES included: the Valve SteamBox, Tobii eye recognition technology, the Kickstarter-funded Pebble smart watch, Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality, multi-device connectivity from Ultraviolet, NFC technology from LG and Sony, tabletop applications from Lenovo, MakerBot’s Replicator 2x and Samsung’s Smart TVs with voice recognition.
The 2013 CES showcased the exciting innovations and industry growth coming from startups and tech-health products. The Eureka Park exhibits -- presented in partnership with the National Science Foundation and Startup America -- grew 50 percent, showcasing innovative new companies looking to gain footing in the consumer electronics (CE) industry. HealthSpot’s breakthrough telehealth kiosk exemplified how products sitting at the intersection of health and technology are being introduced at CES.
Industry leaders and visionaries from Qualcomm, Panasonic, Verizon, Samsung, Andreesen Horowitz, Bump Technologies, ZocDoc, RockMelt, i.am.plus,llc., Media Link, Salesforce.com, AT&T, American Express, Coca Cola and Unilever presented keynote addresses. Executive delegations from thousands of global companies attended the 2013 CES to meet with current and future customers.