- The Consumer Electronics Show is closing in Las Vegas.
- Without a shattering announcement, if not in the world of screens, this edition affirms the progress of manufacturers in certain areas, such as audio and video.
- It also opens the field of possibilities in the world of transport.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas turns off the spotlight. 5G, autonomous cars, flexible screens and artificial intelligence are part of the genes of this edition of CES 20 minutes reported to you some memories announced as "disruptive" (sic!) ...
A subwoofer to take decibels in the chest
No, the girl in the picture did not hang a second headphone on the chest. It is simply weighted by BassMe, a funny thing presented in Vegas by the French start-up Studio-Duroy.
His idea: transmit from an audio player, a television or a game console waves and vibrations in the chest of his user. Waves and vibrations coming from the low frequencies. What, according to Studio-Duroy, "increase your emotions". BassMe, which will be launched at 129 euros, has a power of 26 watts (which is not nothing) and has a battery life of 16 hours. We can not wait to see what his vibrations are like with a fight ...
A triple laser projector to drop the TV
In addition to roll-up televisions or XXL displays, we have seen the ultra-short focal spotlight offensive, which should eventually become serious competitors for large TVs. Hisense surprises by presenting its TriChroma Laser TV 4K, the first triple laser model on the market, with red, green and blue beams that provide a perfect color display, with pure colors.
With a light source with a life expectancy of more than 20,000 hours (compared to around 2,000 hours for a lamp projector), the camera has a high brightness of 3000 lumens. Thus, there is no need to be dimmed in the room where it is installed. Provide a large wall: placed at 20 cm the camera can project 4K images up to 3.81 m diagonally. It is expected for the end of the year ... about 12,000 euros.
An awakening with Google Assistant in to say bye bye to Alexa
After the Echo Spot speaker of the Amazon online merchant, here is the Lenovo Smart Clock. Which one embarks Google Assistant.
Unlike the round screen of its competitor, that of this intelligent alarm clock is rectangular and tactile (with a diagonal of 4 '' / 6,54 cm). Compact (11.3 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm), covered with Scandinavian design fabric, our alarm clock obviously answers the classic questions about the weather of the day or the recipe of the crepe Suzette whose personal assistants are crazy, but can also be interesting to control some connected objects of the house. The Smart Clock should be launched in the spring at less than 100 euros.
Headphones to stop playing with volume
Presented by Jabra, the Elite 85h noise canceling headphones innovate by embedding their own artificial intelligence system.
Here, we can obviously call Google Assistant or Alexa, as on the Bose QC35 II headset. But with its SmartSound system, Jabra goes further. Equipped with eight microphones, the device detects more than 6000 sound characteristics, which allows it to automatically adapt the power of the sound that it diffuses with the external environment. Moving from the noisy wagon of a subway train to a more peaceful environment should be done in a much more harmonious way, without having to play with the Volume button on your smartphone. Launch in April at 299 euros.
A drone to get laid with Uber
We talked a lot about it and for good reason ... it interests the world. Unveiled by Bell in partnership with
Uber, the Nexus project is located halfway between the helicopter and the drone. Presented as a full scale model at CES, the aircraft (non-autonomous) will be a flying taxi that can accommodate up to five passengers, equipped with six rotors allowing it to take off and land vertically, but also to reach a speed up to 240 km / h while bowing.
Its food that combines thermal energy and hybrid is developed by the French group Safran. It should allow the Nexus an autonomy of a hundred kilometers. Initially, the aircraft could act as a shuttle to airports. First tests in 2020, with commercial flights announced for 2025.