CES 2024 Day 3 continued to showcase groundbreaking advancements in technology, as industry giants and startups alike unveiled their latest products and innovations. From Hisense's ultra-bright TVs to ASUS's foldable monitors, the CES 2024 Day 3 was marked by a blend of high-tech functionality and innovative design. Here are some of the standout highlights.
Chinese electronics giant Hisense stole the spotlight with its remarkable lineup of TV technologies. The unveiling of the ULED X series, featuring the 110UX and 98UX models, left the audience in awe. The 110UX, in particular, boasts an astounding 40,000 backlighting zones and a dazzling 10,000 nits of brightness, setting a new standard in the 100-inch TV segment.
The 98UX, with its 98-inch screen and 144Hz refresh rate, promises an immersive viewing experience. These TVs come equipped with integrated 4.2.2 sound systems and support for Dolby Atmos FlexConnect.
Hisense also introduced the ultra-thin Mini LED TV, the 75UX, measuring just 14 millimeters in depth. This TV offers 5,000 dimming zones, ensuring unmatched contrast. The company expanded its ULED lineup with the U6, U7, and U8 models, featuring Mini LED backlights, support for Dolby Vision, and impressive gaming capabilities.
A unique addition to Hisense's lineup was the CanvasTV, a TV that blends seamlessly into its surroundings, offering both technology and artistry.
Laser TV technology was another focus for Hisense, with the flagship 8K Sonic Screen Laser TV delivering 8K resolution and immersive sound. The Rollable Laser TV and Ultra Slim 4K Laser TV showcased innovative designs for flexible and compact viewing solutions.
While pricing and availability were yet to be revealed, Hisense's CES 2024 lineup promised to offer larger, brighter, and more advanced displays for consumers.
Audio Pro unveiled the C20 wireless speaker, the new flagship in its C-Series. Designed for both music and TV, the C20 offers various connectivity options, including Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect, and features a built-in MM phono stage. The speaker produces 190W of sound and can be paired with other Audio Pro speakers for a multi-room system, making it a versatile addition to any home.
ASUS made waves at CES 2024 Day 3 with the introduction of the ASUS ZenScreen Fold, a 17.3-inch portable monitor with a unique folding design. This OLED display features an impressive resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels and can fold down to a more manageable 12.5-inch form factor. The Waterdrop hinge technology ensures a seamless display when unfolded, though a slight crease is still noticeable.
Despite its large screen, the ZenScreen Fold is incredibly slim and lightweight, weighing just 1.17 kg and measuring 9.7 mm in thickness. It offers versatility with landscape and portrait orientations and supports connectivity via mini HDMI or USB Type-C with DisplayPort Alt-Mode support.
Pricing and availability details were yet to be announced, but speculation suggested that this innovative monitor could retail for $2,000.
Roon launched the Nucleus Titan, a premium server for audiophiles. Featuring a precision-machined billet aluminium enclosure and advanced performance capabilities, the Titan supports bit-perfect playback of hi-res digital music collections. Despite its hefty price tag, starting at $3699, it stands as a testament to Roon's commitment to high-quality audio experiences.
Nanoleaf introduced the Orchestrator software, revolutionizing smart light synchronization with music. This technology connects directly to a computer's sound source, allowing for a more immersive lighting experience.
Nanoleaf also expanded its Matter Essentials line with new smart lighting products, including the Smart Multicolor Outdoor String Lights and the Skylight Modular Ceiling Light, offering customizable lighting options for both indoor and outdoor environments.
Philips introduced the Wi-Fi Palm Recognition Smart Deadbolt, a smart lock that uses palm-scanning technology to unlock doors. Capable of registering up to 50 palm vein patterns, this lock also features a doorbell function and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, adding convenience and security to home automation.
Jabra, a leading headset and wireless earbud manufacturer, announced significant firmware updates for its Elite 8 Active and Elite 10 earbuds at CES 2024. These updates aim to enhance audio quality and user control.
In January 2024, the Elite 8 Active earbuds received updates that include an accessible on/off toggle for Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), new voice tone prompts, and the ability to choose a Bluetooth device name for the earbuds.
In March 2024, Jabra will release updates for the Elite 10 earbuds, focusing on call clarity, even in noisy environments, and improving the performance of Adaptive ANC, especially in windy conditions. These updates reflect Jabra's commitment to improving the user experience and will be accessible through the Jabra Sound+ app.
Danish startup Canvas HiFi launched its eponymous Hi-Fi system, designed to work with major TV brands. This system offers a unique alternative to traditional soundbars, combining high-quality audio with aesthetic design. Compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Cast, the Canvas system is available in various finishes, catering to diverse home decor styles.
Sony showcased new console covers for the PS5 Slim, including the Deep Earth Collection with Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver colorways. Priced at $54.99, these covers are a stylish addition to the compact and redesigned PS5 Slim, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the popular gaming console.
CES 2024 Day 3 showcased an array of innovative products, from cutting-edge TVs and portable monitors to smart locks and audio enhancements. As the event continues, consumers can anticipate more exciting technological advancements that promise to shape the future of electronics.
Stay tuned for further updates from CES 2024 as we explore the latest innovations and takeaways from this premier tech event.