June 9, 2015
CES showcase

Some truly amazing and innovative products made their first public appearance at the International CES event back in January. If you were excited to try some of these products out yourself, you might be wondering what happened to them after the show closed. Here is a quick peak at what is happening with some of most promising products from CES 2015.

 

TVs

As usual, there were many exciting new TVs to be seen at this year’s CES. It was generally agreed that the best picture was to be found on the OLED screens developed by LG, the only manufacturer to show off this particular screen technology. In particular, there was plenty of buzz about the LG 77EG9900 4K Flexible OLED TV screen, which wowed attendees with its ability to bend between a flat and curved surface.

You can purchase a range of OLED TVs from LG’s website, but it will cost. The cheapest option currently available is a 55” curved screen and will cost you $3,499.99, while the most expensive is a 77” curved screen for a pricey $24,999.99. As for the flexible 77EG9900 itself, the product is currently shown on the LG website with a “coming soon” label and no price tag, leaving us to imagine that it is likely to be on the market soon, although probably not in a price range many could afford.

 

Phones

We are addicted to our cellphones, always on the lookout for the newest thing. LG was at the forefront again here with the G Flex2, a curved Android smartphone. While no one seems to have decided exactly why curved is better, or if it actually is, the design quirk certainly gives the phone a fresh and appealing look. With a slightly smaller screen and better specs all round than the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 definitely caught the eye. It is already available and, while the exact price depends on the specific carrier and service plan you choose, it costs anywhere from about $500 to $700 to buy outright.

While any start-up smartphone company is hard pressed when it comes to competing against the big names, Saygus made a definite bid for attention with its V2 model. Boasting up to 320GB of expandable storage, a 21MP camera, fingerprint scanning, and a waterproof exterior, the Saygus V2 might be just the Android smartphone you were looking for. The first V2 phones are scheduled to be shipped out May 22, 2015.

magicJack’s new app magicApp is another exciting phone development that allows users to make free VoIP phone calls to the United States and Canada using 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, as well as affordable international calls. magicApp users can also send and receive unlimited text messages with US phone numbers.

 

Wearables

There were a wide variety of smart wearables on display for CES 2015. One popular product was the Withings Activité Pop. This smartwatch syncs with its companion app to help you keep track of a goal, such as how many steps you have taken or how many hours you have slept, by measuring your progress with a smaller secondary dial on the watch face. With an attractive design that is both simple and appealing, the Activité Pop reminds and tracks your health goal in an unobtrusive manner. It is available for $149.95 on the Withings website.

 

Virtual Reality

A fairly new company called Oculus VR, founded in California in 2012, stunned attendees with an astonishingly immersive virtual reality system. The Oculus Rift is a head-mounted display that surrounds the user in a visually enthralling experience. The device will be available early in 2016 and the company will be accepting pre-orders later this year. So, it appears that if you are eager to try this amazing piece of technology, you will have to wait just a bit longer.

These are just a few of the incredible and inventive products that were introduced to the world at CES 2015. We look forward to watching as more and more of the state-of-the-art technology showcased at CES 2015 becomes available for public consumption.