This year’s International CES in Las Vegas was home once again to the latest consumer gadgets set to make their way into the market. We asked retailers for their picks of the show…
DUNCAN RUTHERFORD, PRODUCT MANAGER, DABS.COM
”Wearable tech has been a buzz phrase ever since the Pebble saw its launch through Kickstarter and now all the tier one firms have their eye on this market. This marks an interesting change where mainstream manufacturers seem to be looking towards the innovators.”
GAVIN HOLDER, DIRECTOR, GHI COMPUTERS
”The connected and automated home will take centre stage before long in a big way. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a nice warm bath run itself and be ready for you after a hard day at work or after that Sunday morning football game? The possibilities for comfort and convenience are endless and I’m glad the major manufacturers are entering this new era.”
CRAIG HUME, DIRECTOR, UTOPIA COMPUTERS
”Razer’s modular PC concept Project Christine was a great example of some out of the box thinking. While the outward design seems to draw some influence from Thermaltake’s Level 10 chassis, the modular format and active liquid coolant certainly pushes the envelope of design. Will it ever sell in bulk? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a stunning piece of tech.”
LORELEI GIBB, DIGITAL MARKETING, DOLPHIN COMPUTER UPGRADES
”Wearable tech has been dominated by news of Google Glass and smartwatches recently, but what caught my eye most from CES 2014 was the [smart baby monitor] Mimo Baby.
I wish that something like this had been around when my own babies were small.”
CK, MD, YOYOTECH
”The biggest impact on YoYoTech’s market will be the advent of the Steam Machines. The initial units are interesting curiosities, but we have no doubt that something cool will develop in this new market sector shortly – watch this space.”
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