“Smart” was the keyword in advertising for many products shown at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Every manufacturer exhibiting was proclaiming to have the most advanced technology available. Panasonic was drawing attention to its Smart Viera-branded televisions: Samsung proclaimed, “The Future of the Smart TV is Now;” China’s Hisense offered “The first mobile Smart TV;” and LG Electronics asked, “How Smart is Your 3D?”
Appliance manufacturers offered everything from smart washers, dryers, refrigerators, all the way to fitness devices with brains to be proud of. Remote control electronic devices were also very smart, as were tablet computers and smartphones, says USA Today’s Edward Baig.
He tells us that smart electronics take user interaction to the next level. Increasingly, smart TVs and other devices rely more on natural user interfaces: such as, touch, gestures and voice. Plus apps are very critical in today’s hot consumer products, too.
All kinds of smart devices were shown in Las Vegas. Coming soon will be the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale. It tracks your weight, body fat and more, and uploads the data to FitBit.com, where the user can access the information online.
Even Wii got into the action. Their new unit, “Wii U” comes with a tablet-like controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Depending on the game, your point of focus can be the TV screen, the controller, or both.
That’s it for my electronics report on fun, new consumer products. Stay tuned for a look into exciting new computerized markets, too.
Until next time,
VP, Sales & Marketing, Net Sales Direct (NSD)
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