CES 2019 Tech Preview
CES 2019 officially gets underway here in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 8th. This is my 12th CES and it’s always an exciting and exhausting couple of days seeing the latest tech and checking out the trends we’ll be seeing in the coming year. Expect a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence, voice control, robotics, AR and VR and when we can expect the highly anticipated roll-out of 5G.
I’ve gotten two days of previews already and partnered with some great brands to tell you about the top trends we’ll be seeing in computing, smart home technology, home entertainment and more.
JBL Live Series Headphones
The JBL Live Series headphones have touch-control features right on the ear cup and work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice services, so you can get calendar updates or search for music. Along with their awesome JBL Signature Sound, options also include TalkThru technology, so you can have a conversation without having to take them off. And Ambient Aware mode lets you control the amount of background noise for when you want to be more aware of your surroundings.
There are five design options that will come in 11 colors, with pricing ranging from $39.95 to $199.95.
Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker
For portable tunes, JBL’s new Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker has crystal-clear sound, deeper bass and 12 hours of battery life in a durable, waterproof case. It’s small enough to take anywhere, great for a hike, the beach or a pool party. A built-in speaker phone lets you take crystal-clear calls with the touch of a button. $99
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen
One trend in laptops this year is giving consumers the ability to draw and create content which is why Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen is so popular. It’s a 2-in-1 PC that packs in powerful performance, along with Samsung’s built-in S Pen, making it easier than ever to jot down notes, draw and even control the PC. It has a stylish, premium design with an aluminum Ocean Blue frame that’s durable, but light enough take anywhere. The Notebook 9 Pen has awesome speakers for immersive, studio-quality sound on a mobile product.
McAfee Gamer Security
There’s lots of focus on privacy and security at the show. It’s an issue that affects all consumers, especially gamer. A recent study of PC gamers found system performance is their top priority, not security. That’s why McAfee, the cybersecurity company, announced McAfee Gamer Security, designed to offer maximum security while enhancing in-game performance.
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