CES, the biggest consumer electronics show of the year, is now in full force. We’re live at CES, trying out all the new gadgets and sifting through the noise to bring you the coolest, craziest, and most innovative new tech we spot. So far, we’ve been able to get a glimpse of what companies like, , , and we expect for 2023: , , and even plus some . And we’re just getting started.
We’ll be updating this page throughout the week as exciting new products are introduced from companies like Sony, AMD and more. In the meantime, scroll down for our CES 2023 highlights so far. Consider this your CES 2023 tl;dr – if you only read one CES recap (but why stop there?), make it this one.
This foldable also slides
Samsung gave us a look at a tantalizing concept for a mobile device,. As the model above shows, the left side of the Flex Hybrid can be folded, like while the right side can slide out to extend.
The concept comes courtesy of Samsung Display, not the Mobile arm of the South Korean megacorp responsible for making and selling phones. But the press release showcasing the concept promises that it will bring to CES “innovative OLED products of all sizes, small, medium and large, to provide a glimpse into the future of displays.” Samsung isn’t the only company concerned with the future of phones – check it out— so watch this space for more flip, fold and scroll devices.
Laptop in (without glasses) 3D
— not literally, but close. Its OLED screen creates a glasses-free 3D experience, similar to competitor Acer’s similar IPS version. The OLED screen is important because the technology promises visibly clearer 3D rendering. Asus’ 3D panel, aimed at creatives, uses eye tracking to create a 3D experience.
Smart watches want to know if you’re okay
Smartwatches for tracking heart rate, sleep quality and blood oxygen levels abound, but Citizen is taking things a step further with its, which also measures levels of fatigue and alertness. It will even tell you — i.e. whether you are a night owl or an early bird. It’s another sign that smartwatch makers are focusing more and more on measuring how sleep and stress affect overall well-being.
The world’s thinnest gaming laptop
Alienware surprised us with, including the Alienware x14, which the company claims is the world’s thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop. With a 2560×1600-pixel display with a 165Hz refresh rate, it will retail for $1799 when it ships this winter. The larger version, the Alienware x16, starts at $3,099. These laptops are for people who are willing to sacrifice some power for sleek designs.
Invisible touchpads for laptop
LG showed it, which features a hidden touchpad that only appears when you tap the palm rest. The hidden tactile touchpad lights up under your fingers when you touch it, showing you where to tap and swipe to navigate the screen. It’s a nifty detail we didn’t know we wanted.
A huge leap for PC gamers who also use consoles
Dell’sit looks at first glance like just another third-party Xbox controller, albeit with some fancy lights. Alas, it is more than that. The Nyx controller is tricked out with a bunch of hidden inputs that multiply the functionality of the controller.
The idea seems to be to bridge the gap between a gamepad and a keyboard. PC gamers can use hotkey settings to have dozens of inputs, far more than a typical gamepad, which is often limited to the options presented by the d-pad. This means they can use a wider range of attacks in an MMO, for example, or switch between six or seven weapons in a first-person shooter, instead of the two or three that console gamers are often limited to.
Roku entered the chat
, essentially competing with its own partnerships with more established TV makers like TCL, Hisense and Sharp. The move has long been rumored and makes a lot of sense for the streaming device maker. Roku TVs will ship with those of the brand which include the popular (and always useful) . Looks like LG and Samsung have new competition.
The TV that puts everyone else to shame
This is the largest OLED TV in the world:it was actually introduced last year, but in 2023 it’s no longer wireless. This means that the world’s largest screen with the best picture that technology allows is now free from that ugly mess of cables. We’ve been covering TVs at CES for years, and even we were surprised—CNET TV guru David Katzmeier was so impressed that he said LG puts all other TVs to shame with this one.
Upgrades come to the brain of your laptop
Sleek displays and dazzling screens are nice, but often what matters most is the technology you can’t see. Intel introduced a whole boatload ofwhich will power a huge range of products and improve the performance of a wide range of laptops.
Less abstract than the performance of the chips are the improvements they can provide. The new generation of Intel processors bring with them Unison, which allows iPhones and Android devices to send and receive texts from your computer, as well as Thunderbolt 4, which, among other improvements, will standardize the ability to work with two 4K external displays . Expect to see these features in product announcements over the next few days.
Cloud gaming, now in your car
Chief among Nvidia’s announcements are improvements to GeForce Now, its cloud-based gaming service that lets you stream games to laptops, phones, and more. In short, the power of Nvidia’s GeForce 4080 GPU comes to the cloud. If you subscribe to the premium tier of GeForce Now — henceforth known as GeForce Now Ultimate — you can now stream games at 240Hz, use ray tracing (which greatly improves the way light is rendered in-game), and DLSS 3 (which uses an algorithm to increase the frame rate while preserving image quality).
plus,. If your car has a dashboard screen, you can play while parked. If there are screens behind the driver or passenger seat, those sitting in the back can play on the go. For starters, Nvidia has partnered with Hyundai, BYB and Polestar.