CE Week New York City – Highlights

The CE Week 2014 concluded this week after a recording-breaking show with more participating companies and the largest show floor in event history, making it the east coast’s largest technology event. CE Week is the consumer electronics industry’s top annual mid-year event, bringing together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product launches, a dynamic conference program and networking events all focused on innovation.

More than 180 companies participated in CE week, ranging from tech startups to major global brands including B&H, Bang & Olufsen, Delphi, Denon, DISH, Harman, LG, Monster, Pioneer Electronics, Sharp, Sony, Tiffen, TiVo and WowWee.

Several companies hosted press conferences throughout CE Week making major product announcements including:

 

  • Sharp – Announced its new ultra HD/4K series, the UD27, which will be available in two sizes, a 60-inch and 70-inch, and will include the latest version of the company’s SmartCentral 3.0 Smart TV platform, as well as its mobile app.
  • Pioneer–Introduced the AppRadioLIVE, a new upgrade to the Pioneer AppRadio system. The app aggregates content including news, music, events, traffic and more, integrated into a single user interface.
  • Monster – Head Monster Noel Lee unveiled the Monster DNA PRO 2.0 headphone, which will arrive in August, as well as the Monster 24K line – endorsed by rapper Meek Mill – and Headphones For Haiti, a charity effort to help the people of Haiti.
  • Sony – Top Sony executives discussed the future of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) technology. Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics president and COO, said he had no doubt that 4K UHD uptake would take place at a fairly fast pace, especially with the breadth of screen sizes and price points expected to populate the marketplace.
  • FiftyThree – Georg Petschnigg, CEO of FiftyThree, gave a live demo of his company’s Pencil USB Stylus, showing off how the stylus will gain pressure sensitivity with the new capabilities of iOS 8.
  • Withings – Showcased the company’s high quality connected watch, the Activate, which comes with a sapphire glass, has an activity tracking dial and a vibration function for the alarm with the time set automatically by smartphone. It’s waterproof and will be available in the fall.

 

So these were the highlights, below is a list of all exhibitors that attended the event and a short description of what they showcased.

 

  • Audio-Technica U.S., Inc – The ATH-AX1iS, ATH-AX3iS and ATH-AX5iS SonicFuel™ over-ear headphones deliver exceptional audio with cushioned ear pads and headbands that allow for extended wear.
  • Autonomic –The Mirage Audio System is comprised of Mirage Media Servers with a choice of two Mirage digital amplifiers, two in-wall keypads and the free Mirage Media Controller app for iOS and Android devices.
  • BodyGuardz – The ScreenGuardz HD IMPACT screen protection provides real impact protection using layers that cushion your device from impact and shock.
  • Boombotix – The REX has the highest power-to-size ratio portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, with no distortion at loud volumes.
  • Chargerleash – The Chargerleash is designed to rapidly charge and sync the latest devices from Apple, Samsung, Android, BlackBerry and Windows
  • Damson – Featuring portable audio speakers including the Twist, Oyster and Pearl.
  • DISH – The Hopper®Whole-Home HD DVR platform lets subscribers record up to eight shows at once, and take favorite shows on-the-go with a mobile device.
  • Epson America – The Epson® PowerLite® Pro Cinema 6020UB delivers outstanding 3D and 2D image quality and performance for home entertainment AV elitists.
  • First Sign Technologies – First Sign Technologies is the first automatic security system designed to protect against violent crimes.
  • FlipCase International – The FlipCase is a convenient way to carry and use laptops and tablets.
  • i4C Innovations – Worn comfortably around a dog’s neck, VOYCE™ is a sophisticated wearable health band that monitors vital signs as well as activity, rest and calories burned.
  • iHome – The iBN6 is a iPX7 rated waterproof, shock resistant portable Bluetooth Stereo speaker with simple tap to pair NFC technology in a rugged, fun loving form factor.
  • iLuv Creative Technology – The selfy™ ecosystem makes it easy for consumers to capture their experiences with mobile devices wherever they go. At the core of this ecosystem is selfy™, the world’s first mobile device case with a built-in wireless camera shutter.
  • LG –Demonstrating its award-winning 2014 lineup of Ultra HD TVs with webOS as well as its latest Galley OLED TV, 34-inch UltraWide monitor and more.
  • Libratone – Showcasing its line of wireless speakers, including the Loop, Zipp, Live and Lounge.
  • Livescribe – The Livescribe 3 pairs with the Livescribe+ app to instantly sync everything you write on paper directly onto your iPhone or iPad.
  • Maxell – The Maxell SSB-4W Digital Soundbar offers Bluetooth for pairing your smartphone or music player and provides warm, rich, powerful sound in a sleek and stylish design.
  • Mimoco – The MimoPowerBot is the world’s first character-based universal backup battery for smart phones, tablets and other USB-powered devices.
  • Nbryte – The tablift is the perfect solution for solving the challenge of using your tablet hands-free.
  • NVIDIA – The Tegra VCM allows in-vehicle systems to be easily upgraded as newer hardware becomes available.
  • Olloclip – The olloclip™ Photo and Video App for iPhone and iPod Touch takes full advantage of the olloclip® 3-in-1 Lens System and expands the possibilities of olloclip fisheye, wide-angle and macro photography.
  • Onkyo – The THX®-certified TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers set a new standard for performance and value by combining superlative sound quality with the latest in 4K/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2-compliant video and wireless hi-res audio connectivity.
  • OtterBox – Showcasing an array of products, including the OtterBox Defender Series with iON Intelligence.
  • Polaroid – Showcasing its entire range of fun, family-friendly and easy to use sports action cameras, including the new innovative Polaroid Cube action camera along with a full ecosystem of mounts and accessories for it.
  • Perceptive Devices – Explore the Perceptive Devices exhibit and see the potential of wearables, such as smart glasses or HMDs, when they can be controlled completely hands-free and voice-free.
  • PulseOn – The PulseOn heart-rate monitor is a small wrist device which measures heart rate reliably and accurately, without the need for a chest belt, allowing you to get the most out of your training.
  • Qardio – The QardioArm is a wireless blood pressure monitor that tracks blood pressure and heart rate automatically, with the ability to share information.
  • Rain Design – Featuring award-winning accessories for Apple iMac, Macbook, iPad and iPhone including the iGo iMac desk, mBase iMac elevator, i360 iMac turntable and iLap ergonomic stand.
  • Ricoh Imaging – The Pentax 645Z seamlessly combines brilliant build quality, exceptional operability and hyper resolution with 51.4 million effective pixels.
  • ROCKIROCKI Play is a portable WiFi enabled dongle that quickly transforms any speaker, with an audio input, to a wireless speaker system.
  • Sharp – Unveiling the latest innovations in high-res large screen television viewing, with the Sharp AQUOS Q+ Series LED Smart TV.
  • Simple Living Technology – The Simple Living Technology cloud-based web camera will enable the consumer to monitor the status of their home while away with additional components that measure smoke and carbon monoxide.
  • Simple.TV – Simple.TV streams and records free live TV, allowing for viewing at home or anywhere in the world with Chomecast support that lets users “cast” their favorite live and recorded TV shows onto any HDTV powered by Google’s device.
  • Singtrix – From the creators of Guitar Hero comes Singtrix®, the next-generation karaoke machine that makes bad singers sound great and great singers sound amazing.
  • Skulpt – The Skulpt Aim measures the fat percentage of individual areas, as well as the muscle quality (MQ) – a metric of the muscles’ strength and definition.
  • SnowLizard – The SLXtreme is the world’s only waterproof, rugged, and battery-boosting case for the iPad 4.
  • Sony – Showcasing the Sony Alpha A77 II, Sony Alpha a6000, Sony Alpha A7S and Sony FDR-AX100 4K Consumer Handycam.
  • TabloTablo is a 2-Tuner Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR for cord-cutters using HDTV antennas to get access to broadcast TV signals.
  • Thinium – The Thinium Charge is an ultra-thin, portable wall charger that easily slides into your wallet, purse or pocket.
  • Tiffen – The new Tiffen Dfx Creative Digital Effects Filter Suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters with over 130 filters producing 2000+ special effects.
  • TiVo – Showcasing its line of Roamio DVR series featuring four or six tuners and unprecedented storage (up to 3000 hours).
  • TREWGrip – TREWGrip is a handheld rear-type keyboard and air mouse for mobile technology, desktop computers and Smart TVs.
  • VUSE – VUSE is the only vapor product that delivers a satisfying and great tasting vapor experience combined with consistent and reliable performance.
  • Westinghouse Digital – Showcasing its full lineup of new 4K LED Ultra HD Displays and Roku ready HDTV.
  • WHOOSH! – The WHOOSH! Screen Shine is designed to keep phones, tablets and devices shining like new and resistant to smudges and fingerprints.
  • WindowLikr – WindowLikrTM enables the first pixel-perfect, video-based mobile media experience connecting people to their favorite content.
  • Velodyne – The on-ear vLeve® and vFree® headphones are available with designer accessory skins, which are silicon-based and flexible, enabling music lovers to match the style of the headphones they wear to the fashions and sounds they prefer.
  • Zivix – The PUC Wireless link connects MIDI compatible musical instruments with iOS devices via Wi-Fi, providing seamless music creation.
  • zNitro – The Nitro Glass is a premium glass screen protector that is made of highly engineered tempered glass that can handle even a hammer test.

 

 

 

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