While Innovations (for whom I was a judge) has their choices of the ‘Best of CES 2009’ I have my own choices that may or may not agree with them. they are my personal biases about what will be most useful and/or fun for me to use.
I was able to meet quite a few of the designers and talk about the developments they have been working on as well as what will be coming over the coming year.
Great HD technologies for 2009, including thin, thin thin TVs, wireless HD streaming to every monitor in your house, integrated blue-ray players, faster refresh rates and better standards for the larger screens (33″ and up).
NVidia’s 3D glasses and Fox’s Digital 3D transmission of the Florida Oklahoma football game. These technologies are going to bring 3D as a reality to people’s homes very soon. Playing video games with the NVidia’s goggles was quite an experience.
1 or 2 terabyte micro SD card from, who else? SanDisk. Remember when it was a big deal to have 128 MEGABYTES in yor whole computer? (Commodore 64….anyone? am I too old to report on these things?)
Suffice it to say that with all the talk of there not being as many people or exhibitors at this conference, there were plenty of exciting concepts and products to keep the average consumer drooling for the next year and beyond.
Now take those proof of concepts and make it available and affordable.