New Consumer Tech coming to your home.
Helmets that protect against concussions, sneakers that help determine your pre-disposition to serious illness, wearable computers, smart refrigerators that suggest recipes by analyzing the contents you have in it, gadgets to help you find your car, your keys (or in my case usually both), smart home controls to help save energy – it’s all here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where a record number of 150,000 attendees are expected to converge, many of whom are here with me at the hotel’s taxi line.
We are bringing you a series of blog posts of selected technologies that strike us as most compelling and impactful to consumer lifestyle.
First up -> a truly new TV and (very) Smart Refrigerator
As background, over the last decade, the Consumer Electronics Show has unimaginatively showcased a disproportionate amount of TV sets where a highly unofficial contest appeared to take place in terms of who had the largest screen size of the year; SONY shocks the world by presenting a truly revolutionary prototype of the world’s first 4K Ultra High Definition television that uses Organic LED panels.
This beauty is something to see and while the company is not saying when it will be on the market, you can believe that TV buffs will rush to ditch their HD TVs for this incredible new technology.
If you have yet to see Organic LED screens – they’re not only the most real picture you can enjoy, but they are also razor thin, beautiful displays that look spectacular in any living room.
A Smart Refrigerator
Samsung’s T9000 with an LED display features 32 cubic feet of space (I don’t know about you, but I always need more fridge space!) – amazingly it will alert you when you’re low on milk and suggest recipes you can make with the contents in your refrigerator.
An integration with Evernote allows members of the family to update a shopping list so you can eliminate (or minimize) morning drama and get everyone out the door.
The T9000 is estimated at $4K which is still less than the highly popular Netzero’s but it’s smarter and expectedly more energy efficient than its rival.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s round up….and let us know here if there’s a new technology you’d like to know more about…
Monica Vila is “Chief Technology Mom,” born and raised in Mexico and co-founder of The Online Mom, the market leader in providing online and off-line tools to make parents of kids K-12 smarter and more comfortable with the technology that touches their family. The Online Mom is a website, an online newsletter, a forum for discussion, a network of certified experts and a social community devoted to promoting a healthy understanding and appreciation for the positive role technology can play in a family’s life.