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Top 5 Gizmos that Stunned the World at CES 2016

Bye, Bye 2015. Welcome CES 2016!

The biggest Tech event of the world, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), finally came to a close a few days back. Although CES is the most awaited tech event around, frankly speaking this year’s event brought nothing exceptionally-new to the table.

The event brought in thousands and thousands of gadgets from startups to established tech giants. However, majority of the gadget, if not all, seemed like just another upgrade of their cousin products (like drones) that are already hovering in the market.

Regardless, for tech savvy consumers around the globe and not to mention the new startups that just need a little kick of inspiration to invent and present their own creation at the next event, CES 2016 unveiled many products that are worth discussing.

So, allow us to present the 7 best CES 2016 gadgets that although are not any sort of breakthroughs yet they still are incredibly-astounding.

Samsung KS9500 SUHD TVs

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Samsung has always been a key player in the market when it comes to TVs, and this year is no different. At this year’s CES, Samsung presented its gigantic KS9500 Super Ultra High Definition (SUHD) TV that harnesses the power of Quantum Dots to offer a crystal clear and real-to-life picture quality.

LG’s Rollable Display

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Image Courtesy of: http://bgr.com/2016/01/08/best-of-ces-2016-innovation/

Last year we’ve witnessed ground breaking innovations in displays, especially the curved screens of HDTVs and smartphones. Looks like this year we’ve passed the curved point and enter into the “rollable” universe with LG’s new rollable display. Roll the display like a newspaper and you’ll find not even a single bit of distortion in the picture quality.

Withings Thermo

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Don’t know why we added this cute little thingy to this list, but we did. As you can guess it by its name, Withings Thermo can instantly tell the temperature of any surface. The gadget will cost around $100, but not sure whether it would gain any traction in the market or not.

Samsung Rink

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Image Courtesy of: http://bgr.com/2016/01/08/best-of-ces-2016-innovation/

Samsung’s VR gear is making waves in the market along with Oculus Rift. At CES 2016, Samsung introduced the motion-controllers, Samsung Rink, which will add more stars to Samsung’s virtual reality gaming experience.

DAQRI Smart Helmet

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We’ve always wondered, when will the superman-like x-ray vision will become a reality? Well, it seems like it will be in a few years or so. Intel partnered with a company known as DAQRI to step into the world of x-ray vision or more like close to x-ray vision. DAQRI smart helmet that offers advance Augmented Reality lets the users see inside object and analyze the mechanics while it is in operation.

What to Expect When Virtual Reality Officially Hits the Shelves

The concept of virtual reality isn’t new. Remember the 80s American cartoon Jonny Quest? Oh, not a 80s person, then what about the anime Sword Art Online based on VR MMORPG? Yeah! Then you do know what Virtual Reality is and how much potential this cutting-edge technology holds.

However, what we truly know about it apart from the abstract fantasies that conjure up in our imaginative minds? I guess not much, isn’t it? So, let’s discuss today what the future of VR holds, what can we really expect from it, and more importantly when it’s going to show up.

We Get to Embrace Fantastic Personality

Believe it or not, we all live a dual personality in our daily life. For example, some of us are introverts but when we get behind a screen, we immediately switch to a more extrovert mind. It is because internet, or social media channels to be exact, has given us a level of freedom to express our fantasies.

However, the VR will put that freedom on steroids when we get to embrace our alter-ego in a more immersive world. We will have a persona that is more in line with our expectations or desire than in real life. Plus, we won’t be bounded by any worldly rules or universal principles. We can be Superman, Batman, Spider, Thor, or Gokko shooting Kamehameha in our virtual realm.

There’ll be a Need of More Brains than Brown

As the name suggests, we will live in a virtual world that is not restricted to any worldly rules. Hence, there we won’t need more muscles or packs, but intelligence. After all, we would be able to change our appearance whenever we desire. However, we can’t change our intellect no matter how hard we try. As it is what that comes with us when we born.

To navigate through the virtual realm, we will need more intelligence. Since we won’t be jumping with our body in the real space but using the power of our mind to do the tricks and stunts.

Completely Immersive Experience

Stretching the above point, we are still way behind in embracing the fully immersive VR experience. If we talk about our current standings, we can still feel the heavy VR gears wrapped around our heads, hands or waists.

So, if you are thinking about a compact VR gear as that shown in Sword Art Online, you can sit back and relax for a decade or more because we still need more research in the field to make that happen.