Highlights from the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show


Consumer Technology Association

This year at CES in Las Vegas, the latest and greatest tech was announced for the public to see.

Every year in Las Vegas, tech manufacturers and car companies bring their latest innovations to show to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year was no different, with new technologies being introduced. From TV to gaming and cars to computers, CES had many new projects appear in public for the first time. Roku, a company that began with streaming boxes, announced its own lineup of TVs to be released in the spring. These devices range from twenty-four to seventy-five inches wide. Previously, Roku had been available on smart TVs from companies they partnered with, most notably TCL. LG announced their new 97-inch wide nearly-wireless signature OLED M3 TV. The inputs are connected wirelessly to a base station placed in the same room. A release date has not been announced. Displace, a start-up company announced a completely wireless 55-inch TV that runs on four rechargeable batteries, which last a month altogether. If you buy more than one, the TVs are able to connect together to make a bigger display. Four displays are able to make a one-hundred-ten-inch 16K display. The first models will ship in December. “Displace completely reinvents the television with its hardware and software technologies and user interfaces that will not only change the way people enjoy entertainment in their homes but will also advance the entire television industry,” Displace CEO and Founder Balaji Krishnan said in a press release. Ring, the company that became popular with video doorbells, announced its own dashboard camera which includes cameras in both the front and back to provide an image of the inside and outside of the car. The camera works with the Ring app, so customers can receive alerts, watch the camera feed live or track their car with the camera’s built-in GPS. The Ring Car Cam is available now. “As we extend the Ring suite into other parts of people’s lives such as people’s cars, it gives tremendous peace of mind,” Josh Roth, Ring Chief Technology Officer said. Nvidia, creators of the GeForce graphics card lineup, announced that their latest RTX 40-series graphics cards are available in select gaming laptops, making their latest graphics processors available on the go. Sony introduced Project Leonardo, a highly customizable controller for the PlayStation 5, similar to Microsoft’s Adaptable Controller introduced five years prior. A release date has not been announced. “If there wasn’t accessibility in gaming, it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for people like myself to play,” Accessibility Consultant Paul Phillips said. In collaboration with Sony, Honda announced a new electric car under the brand Afeela. The interior software and entertainment experience is Sony’s part of the project while engineering and production are led by Honda. Pre-orders and rollout are expected to begin in 2025. “Afeela represents our concept of an interactive relationship where people feel the sensation of interactive mobility and where mobility can detect and understand people and society by utilizing sensing and AI technologies,” Sony Honda Mobility CEO Yasuhide Mizuno said. Computer manufacturer Acer announced the Aspire S series, an all-in-one computer series designed to compete with Apple’s iMac. The computers feature the latest Intel Core processors and an adjustable 1440p display. The Aspire S lineup will release during Spring 2023. Gaming company Alienware announced a first-of-it’s-kind 500 hertz display, meaning the display refreshes its picture five-hundred times in a second or is able to run at 500 frames per second. The display is expected to release in Spring 2023. “It leads to more precision. Say you’re running in a game, and you need to run at a certain speed. Your (frames per second) isn’t going well, and you won’t make it,” Esports member David Green said.