The biggest whirlwind of technology, startups and dreams of world fever is finally over, at least this year. But before closing the book at CES 2018, we wanted to draw attention to some of the most interesting and exciting things we saw on the show. This is because even in an inactive year that saw fewer new laptops, and the hottest technological trend (for the second year in a row) was for companies to try to introduce Alexa or Google Assistant on each device, there is still much to be expected about the next ones. 12 months.
Sennheiser 3D soundbar
Known for some time for its excellent headphones, Sennheiser's still unnamed soundbar is the company's first foray into audio domestic. It contains everything you need to get an immersive spatial audio experience in a single 4.5-foot-long box, while it sounds as good as the more complicated 9-speaker configurations. Although we are still a bit skeptical, since this unit is an early prototype, the audience was definitely credible, and if the final model sounds as good as what we experienced at CES, we are all in luck.
It may sound a little basic, but the $ 4,000 Peloton treadmill was actually one of the best things that premiered at CES 2018. Not only does it offer a career-based alternative. Spinning machines connected to the company's popular Internet, it also functions as a mini home training studio. Sporting a 32-inch monitor, users can navigate between various interval training and yoga workouts, and then be guided through the routine by one of Peloton's expert trainers located in one of the company's studios scattered throughout. the world. Yes, it's expensive, and Peloton is certainly taking advantage of people's dreams of having a more fitted and chiselled physique. But as a tool to help him be in better shape, Peloton's new multipurpose treadmill almost seems like it would be worth the money.
Dynamic wallet card
Nobody likes to have a Costanza wallet, but with all the different loyalty cards, specific brand cards and all the other plastic plates filling your life, it often seems that you have no other choice. That's where the Dynamic Wallet Card comes into play. By combining a rewritable magnetic strip, a 65,000 pixel electronic ink screen and a GSM antenna in a unique form factor, the Wallet Card has the potential to replace any other piece of plastic in your wallet. That cellular antenna also allows the Card Wallet will update it with new offers, and could mean that instead of waiting 10 business days to activate a new card that would normally arrive by mail, it could be done instantly on the Wallet Card. . There is no information on when US banks could start using a solution like this, but it can not come soon enough.
Although the Switch is one of the most popular gadgets, it was the new Hyperkin version of the first Nintendo handheld that made us nostalgic and with the cloudy eyes in this year's show. Nicknamed the Ultra Game Boy, the Hyperkin version of the 1989 clbadic is a big improvement over the original thanks to a new aluminum body, backlit RGB display, true stereo speakers and a built-in battery that will not overwhelm AAs like the real did it. And while Hyperkin is still trying to establish some final specifications, the company promises that Ultra Game Boy (or whatever its real name is) will be available this summer for less than $ 100, price lower than $ 177 adjusted for inflation and OG Gameboy would send today.
Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adapter
With the Vive Pro and Vive Wireless adapter, we are approaching the third era for virtual reality. You no longer have to worry about the messy cables that will trip you up while your mind is busy exploring other worlds, and the higher resolution of the Vive Pro and the new integrated headphones make the images and audio look and sound better than ever. And after trying all this at CES 2018, we are confident that if you are looking for the best experience that VR can offer, we have the feeling that the Vive Pro Cordless is unparalleled.
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
In my opinion, hybrid laptops are the future, and polished machines like the XPS 15 2-in-1 are a great reason Unlike most 13-inch convertibles, the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 offers a significantly larger screen, full active pen support through Windows Ink and an AMD RX Vega M GPU that will not freeze every time you want to play or edit video. how integrated graphics solutions so often do. Dell also gave its 15-inch 2-in-1 premium a new maglev keyboard that feels even better than those of other XPS laptops and four USB-C ports, all while maintaining a super-sleek profile that measures just 0.59 inches thick. And it is not only Dell who offers us these options, because HP also announced its Specter X360 15-inch third generation, which is equally flexible and powerful, and even has a webcam in the right place.
Intel Optane Memory  Image: Alex Cranz / Gizmodo
Intel has been bothering its new Optane memory drives for a while, but at CES 2018, it seems that things have finally reached a point where average people might be able to get that. And that's great, because with an architecture based on the first type of memory created in the last 20 years, Intel's 3DXPoint storage offers faster speeds than traditional RAM with capacities large enough to allow you to use it as a boot drive. Available in 58GB or 118GB sizes, the new Intel Opnet 800P drives should arrive in February and could re-ignite those memories of how it was the first time you changed from a hard drive to a solid state drive.
Samsung Micro QLED Televisions
While LG's curved OLED screen cannon was easily one of the most impressive demonstrations like CES 2018, as something you could actually buy this year, Samsung's improved QLED micro The TV was not far away. By redoing its algorithm to address the problems that arise in the latest generation televisions and a new special coating that helps reduce reflections, Samsung has managed to offer levels of black that seem to be on par with the OLED panels seen in LG high-end Sony TVs.