IT News Africa’s Best of CES 2016

Ehang 184 autonomous manned drone

The technology on show at CES 2016 was simply mind-blowing. With over 170 000 participants and more than 3000 exhibitors, this year’s event was certainly bigger than anything we’ve ever seen before.

We met loads of brand new startups and stared wide-eyed at a range of gadgets but without a doubt, the main themes at this year’s CES were autonomous cars, electric cars, virtual/augmented reality, IoT, 4K, mobile integration and drones, drones…and more drones.

As the only official CES media partner from Africa, IT News Africa has been here for a week, we’ve got sore feet and we’re ready to go home. But before we do, here’s a list of the all the best stuff we saw this year in Las Vegas.

 

EHang 184- Autonomous Drone that seats one.

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Mercedes Benz Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile)

Mercedes Benz Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile)

Sony LED Light Bulb Bluetooth Speaker

Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker

Sony Portable Ultra Short-Throw Projector

Sony Portable Projector

Polaroid 3D Printer (available from $2100 USD)

Polaroid 3d printer

Samsung Transparent OLED Display

Samsung transparent OLED display

Samsung Smart Suit with NFC enabled buttons

Smartsuit

Haier Smart Fridge- 

Haier Fridge

LG Picture-on-Glass “Signature Series” G6 OLED TV

LG Picture-on-Glass TV

 

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (The world’s first 4K smartphone)

Sony 4k smartphone

 

VW BUDD-e prototype

The BUDD-e concept is a zero-emissions, all-electric vehicle with an estimated range of up to 373 miles / 600 kilometers, powered by an impressive 101 kWh battery pack. The BUDD-e also brings with it a new suite of gesture-based interface technologies for full control of the vehicle’s functions.

VW Bud-E

 

BMW Helmet with Heads-up Display

BMW Helmet with Heads-up Display

 

BMW i Vision Future Interaction

Concept Car provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future.

BMW i Vision Future Interaction – Concept Car provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future.

 

Panasonic in-flight entertainment system

Panasonic entertainment system

 

BMW Connected Mirror

BMW Connected Mirror

 

By Abe Wakama
@abewakama