The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opened on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Las Vegas. This year it is spread over several locations and covers 1.85 square miles of vendor space. More than 3,000 venders are showing their newest gadgets. Big names among participants include Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Intel, and Qualcomm showing newest gadgets of smart TVs, smartphones, smart tablets, smart cameras and many more. More than 150,000 are expected to attend the show.
Garmin is displaying six navigation models ranging from $200 to $380 in price that gives direction on landmarks and stop signs to eliminate confusion and allow the driver to concentrate on driving. 4K or Ultra TVs are on display from Sharp and LG that will be available in the middle of the year. Some are voice activated through remote or smartphones. Samsung has an 85-inch Ultra HD TV. LGs 84-inch model will cost $20,000. Intel is displaying an incredibly thin next generation Ultrabook. Sony demonstrated a high-end waterproof Sony Xperia Z, a smartphone with 5-inch, high-definition display and 13-megapixel camera. Qualcomm’s Tegra 4 quad-core chips will dramatically change the processing speeds and camera tricks. Nvidia rolled out a portable gaming device known as Project Shield that has a joystick and controller.