CES 2020 report

With the doors of the world's largest consumer electronics show closing in Las Vegas, it's worth reviewing and analysing the major trends of what the industry has in store for us in the coming months.

With more than 175,000 attendees, 5000 tweets/hour throughout the show and 1.2 million Instagram posts, the CES in Las Vegas definitely remains the world's largest show of electronics. Even if we increasingly see the major car makers (Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, Audi, Hyundai, etc.) profiting from the media exposure to announce the new Info-Entertainment provided in their ranges, everything that is to appear in 2020 in our household appliances stores is found here.

The major trend of the Show this year is the promise of a fusion of the ecosystems related to the various connected objects surrounding us. Remotely controlled from a smartphone or by voice, Cloud connected objects with AI (artificial intelligence) are able to create scenarios capable of responding to unforeseen situations.

For example: Samsung's little gadget Ballie which looks like a tennis ball or baseball. It moves around the house by itself monitoring the interior, our children or pets. It can identify people, play videos live and operate various smart home gadgets like lighting, the television and even a Roomba® for cleaning when the cat tips up its nibbles.

Ballie - Samsung

In the same field, the democratisation of robots and their multiplication in the everyday environment is intensifying. For animating the house while the owner is absent, for responding to children or replacing the company of pets for the elderly.

Also many new means of transport were shown, including the flying car, expected in 2024!




Hyundai flying car - partnership with Uber

Otherwise, the Show also confirms the increasing capacity of flexible screens able to take on more original and unusual shapes, as well as the maturity of AR and VR accessories and software.

In summary, this edition confirms the trends to a hyper-connected world where finally all the information about our environment, movements, health, car, house and our connected gadgets will communicate together to make life  supposedly more 'wonderful'.

And a little one for the road: a drone in a watch case.