So CES, the world’s biggest consumer electronics show, has been and gone for another year. And what a blast it was too. In some respects it was the most interesting show in a while, largely because it saw a lot of new emerging technologies from smart watches through to high-end 4k TV sets.
Along with our pals at Tech Digest we have gone through the hundreds, make that thousands, of products and picked 12 that we think will be then ones that will shape 2013.
I don’t think any will have the impact of say the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle or even Samsung’s early 3D TV sets, but they provide a template which a number of makers will take and refine to deliver the iconic gadgets of the future.
Without further ado then – here is our top twelve.
2 Samsung F8000
This is the biggie - the TV set that might define how we interact with tellies in the future. This LCD set is available in sizes from 40" to 75" and is less than a quarter of an inch. However its key feature is its Smarthub interface that replaces the traditional ‘electronic programme guide’, or channel list. It analyses what you watch and makes suggestions as to what you should see next. It also has voice control and users will be able to swipe between screens (there are five presented each time the set is fired up) as they do on tablets or smartphones. No news on launch yet.