Maggie: Now it is time to get your geek on! Demetrius is here with a wrap up of all the coolest tech from the coolest tech show.
Demetrius: That is right, Maggie. It is the Consumer Electronics Show and it is known for being the place to show off the future of technology.
Giant TVs, futuristic cars, and all the newest gadgets and gizmos from around the world have been on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Don Taylor: You get to see all the new products, all the new things that they have to offer. I’m a big electronic geek myself, so I love it!
Demetrius: Over 3,200 exhibitors set up shop in this 2-million-square-foot exhibit space, from small start-up tech companies trying to get off the ground to huge, well-known companies – all trying to show off their latest and greatest products.
Russ Johnson: The exposure of CES is insane.
Demetrius: Many inventions aim to make your life just a little bit easier, like the Grillbot, a tiny robot that aims to clean your grill in about twenty minutes, or the $400 Winbot that promises to leave your windows streak free.
Over 150,000 people from all over the world are estimated to have attended this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, making it the largest CES in its 47-year history.
And the biggest show ever would not be complete without some of the biggest TV’s ever.
David Katzmaier: People bring in these gigantic TVs. There’s a 105-, 120-, 110-inch televisions that are there. Those are prohibitively expensive – something on MTV Cribs – but they are there and they’re pretty cool-looking when you see them in person.
Demetrius: And while ultra high definition with 4K resolutions are there to help you see the big picture, new flexible displays may soon be throwing the TV industry a curve.
For the roadways, major car companies are still trying to create vehicles that run cleaner and faster while still looking stylish. But Audi impressed the most people, hands down, by showing off the car they hope to be on the road within the next five years that you can drive with your…well, hands down.
Brian Cooley: This car on a public highway is able to use it’s own radar, sonar, forward camera and a new laser that’s invisible – laser light – to map out the world around it and drive it up to 40 miles an hour, doing it’s own steering, braking and accelerating.
Demetrius: But this year, the biggest trends were with gadgets you can take with you wherever you go. Wearable technology for your wrists, for your ears, and even – yes –your dogs!
Christine Jorgensen: If the worse happens and they get out, it’s within minutes you’re going to be able to get to your pet and bring him home.
Demetrius: CES wraps up today for another year, but it is only a matter time before many of these products find their way onto the shelves or even into your homes.
Now, the Consumer Electronics Show is not open to the public but they are still expected to bring in nearly $200 million to my hometown of Las Vegas.
Maggie: Well, if you guys want to check out more from those cool displays and CES, just head on over to Channelone.com.