The world’s biggest technology show saw a great range of products launched earlier in January at Las Vegas. The entire city was buzzing with amazing technology.
“We have a very simple mission at Consumer Technology Association and that is we focus on innovation. The technology unveiled at CES is improving the lives of all citizens of the world. Global Innovation is a topic I am extremely passionate about and that is what this show is about and I am very pleased to talk about these things in CTA’s new book called Ninja Future- Secrets of success in the new world of Innovation” added the President and CEO Gary Shapiro.
Executive Vice President Karen Chupka spoke about CES being the largest influential technology event where International business is done. She added that they had 155 countries, regions and territories at the show including 4400 exhibitors.
It is difficult to summarise the show experience in an article. One should visit CES to know what our nearest future looks like. Here is a list of new product launches that might be interesting for musicians and audiophiles.
Roland GO: PIANO88 – Digital Piano
• It’s a full-size 88-Note Piano.
• It’s known for its ‘Play anywhere’ and portable features.
• They are compact and can be stored anywhere.
• It has Bluetooth MIDI and Audio that are great for connecting to apps. This makes it a great tool for anyone learning the piano.
Roland GO: PIANO with Alexa built-in
• Great sounds and functionalities.
• They are affordable.
• Has Bluetooth for both Audio and wireless MIDI.
• This can use Amazon voice commands used to activate all the internal functions of the piano. You can have it play songs, select sounds and even record your own performance and store it save to the cloud.
• It is great for creating, collaborating, learning how to play the instrument and have fun through the process.
Sonarworks – A software that calibrates sound on different devices to ensure it sounds the same in all.
• Product created to deliver the exact studio sound into any consumer headphones through the mobile app.
• Ultimate music experience as you’ve heard in the studio personalized for the individual.
• There is a mobile app that can be downloaded to calibrate the same sound to headphones, speakers, and car.
• Providing consistent eco-system for the sound you love!
Soundbrener Core – The 4-in-1 Smart Music Tool, brings you all your essential music tools in a premium wearable.
• It’s a Vibrating Metronome, a Magnetic Twist Tuner, and a Sound Meter making it the most versatile music tool out there.
• It is a slicker design compared to the predecessor Pulse.
• Gives you smartwatch features and also can tell you the time.
• It’s also a better music tool that has a built-in contact tuner. You can twist off the magnet and attach it to a guitar, tune it and when you are done you can put it back.
Samson Expedition Escape- Rechargeable Speaker System
• Great for music playback
• Bluetooth streaming audio
• 20 hours of battery life
Samson Expedition Express- Rechargeable Portable PA with Bluetooth
• Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in 3-channel mixer.
• Wired handheld dynamic microphone.
• Deliver impromptu performances and professional presentations in any environment.
• All-in-one solution for classrooms, conferences, tour groups, parties, as well as a variety of outdoor applications.
- Good for busking on streets.
Samson Expedition XP208w Portable PA
• It has wheels and a handle
• Mixer, guitar input and you can have two wireless mics.
• Suited for Karaoke too.
Samson Expedition XP310w & XP312w Portable PA
• They are both 300 watts.
• They are lightweight and have a good battery.
• Three mics can be added.
• They are used for big parties and events.
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar
• It delivers an unparalleled sonic experience.
• Known for an incredible, deep bass response as low as 30hz.
• Gives an immersive experience.
• Advanced room calibration.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbuds
• It comes with a USB C charger.
• 12 hours operational battery life (8 hours on the charger and 4 hours on the earbuds).
• It comes with a Smart Control App.
• Earbuds have touch panels so all controls like phone calls, voice assistance, and music can be controlled.
• It gives you a fully immersive audio experience.
Earthquake Sound MPower 6” and 8” Studio Monitors
• It is bi-amp
• Unmatched accuracy and detail that you can’t find on another monitor.
DJ-Quake 2.1 system line-arrays
• They are small and scaled down line-arrays suited for bars, parties, and smaller venues.
• 1200 watts sub-woofer i.e 12” in size.
MiWorld Accessories (MWA)
Cannonball CYLO waterproof speakers
• They can be immersed in water.
• It allows up to 5 speakers to be paired together.
• 6-8 hours of battery life.
• They come in two different sizes and five colors.
True wireless headphones
• A waterproof rating with an IP 5
• 3.5 hours of battery life
• Optimized for sports use.
• Portable and easy to carry around.
• 6 hours of battery life.
• Digital hybrid noise cancelling headphones
• This is compatible with the Connect app.
AT-LP60XHP all-new turntable
• The AT-LP60XHP turntable and headphones combination lets you enjoy your 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records with no additional equipment required
• The turntable can also be connected to your stereo, powered speakers, computer or other components and used as a standard turntable.
• The detachable RCA output cable (3.5 mm male to dual RCA male) and built-in switchable phono preamp allow the turntable to be connected to components with and without a dedicated phono input.