While there were many product categories that created waves, including wearables and electric vehicles, as is our practice, we will focus on items that will have a more immediate impact on your future:
- 4K UHD Blu-ray – There’s no question that the 4K market has been waiting for more content. The good news is that Samsung has released a shipping date and price for its Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player, which will be available this March for just $400, terrific news for consumers. Panasonic also announced its 4K DMP-UB900 Blu-ray player, but offered no shipping date or price. Download the Samsung spec sheet and pre-order yours at Best Buy.
- Virtual Reality – The news that Facebook’s Oculus Rift would be priced at cost, $600, is excellent news for this emerging trend.
- Action Cameras – The entrance of the Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera that record 260-degree action is sure to further fuel the burgeoning action camera market.
- Turntables – With Panasonic’s introduction of two new models of their uber-popular Technics Grand Class 1200G turntable and Sony’s launch of the Sony PS-HX500, we have a nice mini-trend that is sure to warm the cockles of any analog audiophile’s heart.
Like 2010, when CES ushered in the drone revolution, expect big things from these groundbreaking products.