CES 2024 has officially kicked off today – January 9, 2024, and here are the tech products we are tracking, including AI, VR, PC Gaming, Cars, and Smartphones.
🤖 Artificial Intelligence
Solos AirGo 3 Introduces ChatGPT on Smart Glasses
- Solos AirGo 3 smart glasses are set to revolutionize language translation with a new live translate feature driven by ChatGPT. The SolosTranslate software utilizes ChatGPT to provide natural language translations during conversations.
- In default listening mode, the glasses capture and translate speech from individuals facing the wearer, making one-on-one interactions seamless. The translated speech is relayed through the glasses' speakers located in the temples above the user's ears. While similar features have been announced by other companies, Solos aims to make its live translate feature publicly available by the end of January 2024.
Samsung Unveils Industry-First AI Upscaling for 8K TV
- Samsung is TV industry with its new line of 8K QLED models featuring an AI image upscaling capability, allowing the conversion of standard-definition content to an impressive 8K resolution.
- Samsung claims it is an industry first and the TV also utilizes AI for generating AI-created images and automatically adjusts TV modes based on the content type.
LG's 2024 G4 and M4 TVs to Boast AI-Powered Alpha 11 Processor for Enhanced Visuals
- The upcoming 2024 LG G4 and M4 televisions are set to feature the powerful Alpha 11 processor, known for its capability to harness artificial intelligence (AI) to improve clarity, colour, and sharpness in visual content.
🥽 Virtual Reality
Sony Unveils New XR Head-Mounted Display and Controllers at CES 2024
- Positioning itself as a rival to Apple's Vision Pro in the VR landscape, Sony has revealed a new XR head-mounted display and controllers designed for "spatial content creation." Although lacking an official name, the headset features a matte grey finish and resembles a streamlined PSVR2.
- Targeted at creators and artists engaging in virtual content creation, the device boasts Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2, enabling self-contained functionality without needing a connected computer. The headset includes dual 4K OLED microdisplays and supports "user and space tracking" for mixed-reality experiences.
TCL Unveils RayNeo X2 Lite AR Glasses
- TCL has introduced the RayNeo X2 Lite AR Glasses, a more compact and lighter iteration of its X2 AR glasses. Weighing approximately 60 grams, which is half the weight of the original X2, these AR glasses aim to offer a more comfortable and portable augmented reality experience. The glasses are tentatively scheduled for launch in Q3.
🎮 PC Gaming
MSI Unveils Handheld Windows Gaming PC - "The Claw"
- MSI has entered the handheld gaming PC arena with "The Claw," a portable Windows gaming device priced at $699. Positioned as a competitive and portable gaming solution, The Claw caters to gamers seeking a balance between performance and affordability in the handheld gaming PC market.
- The Claw distinguishes itself with an Intel Core Ultra processor challenging competitors like Valve's Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go. While the device's final performance and battery metrics are yet to be determined, the launch is anticipated for the first half of 2024.
Asus announces two new 480Hz OLED monitors
- Asus has unveiled two OLED monitor models, boasting an impressive 480Hz refresh rate. This includes a 32-inch dual-mode OLED monitor, capable of delivering 240Hz at 4K resolution or an astounding 480Hz at 1080p. Additionally, a 27-inch 1440p OLED monitor is unveiled, offering a native 480Hz refresh rate.
Razer Unveils World's First HD Haptics Gaming Cushion - Project Esther
- R has revealed Project Esther, touted as the world's first HD haptics gaming cushion. Driven by Razer Sensa HD Haptics, this technology promises to elevate gaming immersion by delivering complex and realistic tactile sensations.
- Unlike traditional haptic devices, Project Esther can adapt to on-screen content, generating varied sensations in terms of intensity, speed, and duration. Equipped with 16 haptic actuators, the cushion offers true positional haptics, creating a sense of direction, distance, and location.
- Alienware's world’s first 4K and 360Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor.
- MSI's world’s first 18-inch 4K Mini LED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
- ASUS ROG's first homegrown NUC mini PC with Core Ultra 9 chips and RTX 4070 graphics
Volkswagen Integrates ChatGPT in Cars at CES 2024
- Becoming the first "volume manufacturer" to integrate ChatGPT into its vehicles, Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled its integration of OpenAI's ChatGPT into its vehicles at CES 2024, marking a significant move to incorporate artificial intelligence and smart voice assistants in its cars.
- Partnering with Cerence and leveraging its Chat Pro platform, VW aims to enhance the voice assistant experience in its ID range of electric vehicles, Tiguan, Passat, and upcoming Golf. The system allows users to interact naturally, controlling vehicle functions and making broader inquiries.
Kia Unveils Platform Beyond Vehicles (PBV) Concept at CES 2024
- After a five-year hiatus from CES, Kia has returned with a groundbreaking announcement— a concept stage new modular EV platform called Platform Beyond Vehicles (PBV).
- The PBV concept introduces a modular EV platform, debuting with the PV5 vehicle designed for business utilities like ride-hailing and delivery services. The PV5 stands out for its modular design, offering configurations such as a standard small van, extended-roof variant, pickup truck, and taxi.
Samsung Unveils Foldable Screen Concepts
- Similar to how Samsung first its first curve display technology at CES 2019, the smartphone giant is taking forward as it unveils two conceptual foldable screen concepts—the In&Out Flip and the Rollable Flex. Described as a "Flex Hybrid" device, it combines folding and extending features to provide ample screen space in a compact form.
- The In&Out Flip envisions a Galaxy Z Flip with a 360-degree foldable display, eliminating the need for an external cover screen. This design results in a thinner smartphone form factor. Meanwhile, the Rollable Flex presents a unique device with an expandable display that can increase up to five times its original size.
ASUS Unveils ROG Phone 8 Series with Enhanced Camera and Design
- For years, ASUS's ROG Phone users faced a conundrum, choose a device optimized for mobile gaming and sacrifice camera quality. This is however changing this year as ASUS has launched the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro, blending gaming prowess with significant camera upgrades at CES 2024.
- The devices feature a new 50-megapixel main camera, powered by a Sony IMX890 sensor, and integrate Zenfone's 6-axis hybrid gimbal stabilizer for enhanced low-light shooting. It also features a practical 32-megapixel 3x telephoto shooter with optical image stabilization and a free-form lens in its ultra-wide camera. The overall design is a more compact "Gen#3" design with reduced bezels, body thickness, and weight, along with IP68 dust and water resistance.