CES 2017: Complete Wrap Up

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CES technically continues through until the 8th, but most of the big stuff is finished and all of the announcements from big-name manufacturers as well as startups showing off their first bits of tech have come and gone. With that said, there was tons of cool tech to check out this past week from smartphones to IoT products to new Chromebooks. There were some weird products, too, but this is CES after all and all kinds of consumer electronics make their way to the show every year, so there is always bound to be some products that are more out there than others.

For the big reveals, Samsung officially confirmed the Samsung Chromebook Pro alongside the Chromebook Plus, which is essentially the same but it sports a slightly less powerful processor. That’s about the only difference though, as they both come with an integrated stylus pen for productivity, they both feature a Quad HD 12.3-inch touchscreen display that rotates 360-degrees, and they both feature a slim metal body design complete with two USB Type-C ports.

Another big reveal was ASUS’ ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom, two new smartphones but both wildly different in terms of their feature focus. While the ZenFone 3 Zoom is quite obviously focused on providing a really great camera experience, the ZenFone AR is the next device to support Google’s Tango technology, and it also supports Daydream which means it joins the Moto Z, the Pixel and Pixel XL, and Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design as Daydream compatible smartphones. NVIDIA had some big reveals at CES this year as they unveiled the all new NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, which comes with a new controller and a new remote, and it now has Google Assistant baked in which means you can use it like you would a Google Home speaker. Alongside this new device, NVIDIA announced the SPOT, a microphone accessory which you can pair with the SHIELD to essentially bring Google Assistant to any room where you plug the SPOT in, which plugs directly into the outlet similar to the way you plug in a night light. You’ll be able to pick up the new SHIELD for $199 in the near future, and the SPOT will be available for just $49.99. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the new tech and products that were at CES this year, so if you happened to miss anything from these past few days, you’ll be able to find everything below.




Wearables/Mobile Accessories







Smart Home/IoT

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality



Processors/Mobile Hardware




Wireless Carriers



CES General