Hyderabad: This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 packed a punch and much promise. The event showcased high-definition TVs, drones, stunning cameras, sound systems and even a turntable.
The turntable was from Sony — the $600 PS-HX500. The record player even boasted a built-in amp. Speaking of sound, the event also showcased Hush, a product described by its creators as the “world’s fir-st smart earplugs.” The earplugs will play “masking sounds designed to help you get to sleep”.
There were lots and lots of drones too. Take the Fleye for example, it has a single propeller, is small and has a stunning camera attached. Virtual Reality too made an entry, again, with the team behind the highly-anticipated Oculus Rift showcasing an almost production-ready model.
But perhaps the most ambitious product on display was the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle. The drone is large enough to fit a human passenger. No more traffic snarls. There were carmakers too. VW showcased the BUDD-e electric and “connected car”. Others too showcased designs that could revolutionise the way we travel or commute in the future.
The Fleye drone, which has a single propeller and a mounted camera.