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Calm down after the storm
By Drew Prindle
The second day of CES 2021 acknowledged a great change in pace. While the first day saw almost inaccessible announcements and the number of large product launches, the second day was a bit more subdued. We’ve seen a number of new product launches and formalizations today – but that’s not to say it was a bad thing. After moving out of the shackles of the initial announcement, smaller companies had much more space to build their staff and more experimental ideas for some of the more established brands.
The announcement of my personal favorite day came from the king: an organization mostly known for its alliances for lighting peripheral and RGB lights on its computers. Today though the company has demonstrated some truly wild concept – it has a gaming chair with a flexible LED screen wrapped around the face and a mask that digitally unleashes your voice.
Introducing another unexpectedly great one? TCL’s new NXTipper Display Tech, a completely new type of display technology that works like an e-caller and doesn’t require backlighting. The only difference? It also has full color and quick refresh rate so you can use it for more than just reading an e-book.
Minimize mobility on mobile but be prepared for Samsung
Written by Andrew Martonic
After a serious engagement for mobile for the first day at CES, the second slowed down considerably. Samsung has announced the biggest of the day with details of its new Exynos 2100 chipset that will strengthen the Galaxy S21 in some areas. This again seems incredibly impressive on paper, running a 5nm process that saves energy and contributes to a 30% overall performance increase. But in the history of Samsung, the Exxon chipset has warned us to appreciate before looking at it effectively. Samsung’s US flashships will still use Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.
Elsewhere we have some good news for smartwatch fans: Fossil will launch more LTE-enabled watches in the near future by partnering with carriers in more countries. We’ve seen another interesting use of the iPhone 12’s Magsaf system, a new Popsket phone holder that provides grip and appears magnetically whenever you want it.
Computer riding continues
By Luke Larsen
The computer was huge today, with press conferences of some of the game’s biggest players. The day began with a keynote address by CMD Dr. Lisa Su from AMD, where she announced the new Ryzen 5000 mobile processor. These are a big deal in opening up Intel / AMD horses and continue the momentum that AMD has had throughout 2020.
Nvidia followed the press conference I had been waiting for all week – the launch of the GeForce RTX 30-Series mobile graphics card. Nvidia says the RTX 3060 is 30% faster than the PlayStation 5 – and it’s the lowest model! Bigger than that, almost every gaming laptop manufacturer comes out of the woodwork to update their laptops and presents some bold new designs.
One of the most interesting designs is the Predator Triton 300 SE, which has a 35-watt Intel chip on a laptop under four pounds and the Nvidia RTX 3060. Or how about the razor blade, which is now updated with a 1440p 240Hz display? Or which is the first laptop to support Alienware M15R4, HDMI 2.1? An explosion of innovative technology is transforming what these laptops can do.
The wildest idea came from Asus, which announced its ROG Flow X13. It’s a 13-inch 2-in-1 that doesn’t look like a gaming laptop – and neither does it. That is, until you connect it to the XG Mobile, which is the smallest external GPU enclosure ever made. Using a separate connection on the PCI with twice the bandwidth of the 3Dbolt, the 13-inch laptop suddenly turned into a powerhouse gaming machine.
This is a wild idea and CES is a place to show wild ideas.
Screens of all shapes and sizes
By Caleb Dennison
Typically, the LG Display – LG’s display-producing arm – has a super-secret room so it shows off its latest innovations. For Virtual CES 2021 this year, the room was open to the public for everyone to see, and there was plenty to see in real life. The showcase title is a 48-inch flexible LED gaming monitor / TV that screens the screen, position sounds and voices from their screens to act as speakers with the latest gaming features. The display can be rendered flat for TV viewing and then bent to a curved position with a 1000-millimeter radius for immersive gaming. This is the technology we like to see at CES.
In addition to that curved screen, LG has also displayed a rotating transparent LED that makes it feel like you might want to park at the foot of your bed. A slim case enclosed, transparent LED screen scrolls in two locations, one small for informational display, the other full screen for viewing whatever you want. You have to see it to believe it.
Work a sweat in the smart home
By John Velasco
The second day of CES 2021 has just announced a few new, successful ones for smart homes. The first takes us to the attached gym space, as iFit has announced its new Actiplus feature that allows you to customize your workouts on your cardio machine to your heart rate. This is a good way to challenge you because it will adjust the treadmill trend and speed so that you stay at optimal heart rate level.
The second notable announcement came from TP-Link. The company has launched several new gadgets for the smart home, covering security cameras, light switches, outdoor plugs, and a new Casa fake router doubles as Alexa smart speakers. The Deco Voice X20 is powered by Alexa, so it effectively works like an echo speaker.