CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is the best time of year for new apps, gadgets and technology. CES has been the main hub for unveiling notable products in the past like the VCR, HDTV, Xbox, Tablets, and more. This year, over 3,000 products were showcased during January 8-11th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
One cool product from CES is PaperTab, an almost paper thin electronic tablet. While the PaperTab is only a prototype, it showcases the amazing technology we have available to create such a thin electronic device, that in the future may be a solution to a paper-free world. It’s surprisingly powered by an Intel i5 processor, and lets users email, word process, and view photos using hand gestures, touch input, and bending. Check out the video below for a demonstration on the PaperTab.
Another awesome technology to come out of CES 2013 was the Tactus. It brings touchscreens to life by giving them real life physical pop-up buttons, that appear and disappear like magic when the user needs it. What we once dream of has now become a reality – and it’s pretty simple. The technology basically replaces the screen of a touch enabled device that is composed of layers, one with channels for the buttons – when Tactus is activated, the channels are filled with a microfluid to make them 1mm thick with a texture like bubble wrap. The configuration of buttons can be customized to different layouts. The good news is that this technology will most likely be seen in devices within the next year. Check out a demonstration of Tactus, below:
There were many other great products at CES 2013, but we feel that the technologies of these two devices were the most important of the show. What was your favorite thing from CES 2013? Sound off in the comments below!