Tech Trends to Watch from CES 2019

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CES is more than just your average techie trade show. It is the world’s gathering place for everyone who is interested in the business of technology. Every year CES brings the global technology industry together with leaders from other business sectors in Las Vegas to explore the latest trends and innovations. (1)

Here are insights from BIC Graphic NA team members Jason and Brent who were at CES in January to identify trends so you can deliver the latest technology promos to your clients.

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Performance Laptops

The question of whether the laptop is a dead design has been floating around tech circles for years. (2) With the number of stylish, sleek and high-performance laptops at CES this year the answer to that question is a definitive NO. The Nvidia RTX-20 series mobile GPUs led the way for a slew of powerful new processors and graphic cards that will bring gaming laptops to the next level. The bevels on displays are also getting thinner so manufacturers can make smaller machines more easily and the designs are getting sleeker. (3)

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Protect your laptop while on the go with the #16014 Incase® City Compact Backpack or the #15725 15” Laptop Sleeve.

Smart Living

The popularity of smart home devices has exploded in recent years, and over 26 billion connected devices are predicted to be installed globally this year. (4) CES is one of the best places to see the newest smart devices in action, whether you are looking for something to control your thermostat, lock your doors or even flush your toilet. (5) The latest smart devices are designed to get out of the house and be used on the go so consumers can live the smart life wherever they go.

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The #32165 Wifi Smart Wall Adapter and #32164 Bluetooth® Key Finder and Selfie Remote are both functional, smart ways to promote your brand.

Less Fitness More Health

Basic fitness trackers are becoming more affordable, so device makers have expanded features to advance the tech of wearables and stand out in the market. Instead of just counting steps, these devices are now notifying wearers of their health in real time – from monitoring hypertension to monitoring sleep or telling you if a loved one is in distress. (6)

With the booming popularity overall wellness and self-care, it is no surprise that wearables are shifting focus to try and improve your health and live better.

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The #41052 HoMedics® Portable Sound Spa is another wellness device that promotes good sleep habits and wellness.

Sustainability 2.0

We covered earth-friendly tech in our CES 2018 round up, but this year green innovations seemed a little different. Instead of just showcasing electric cars or clean drones, sustainable and eco-conscious tech seems to becoming a standard feature on the show floor. The most impressive innovations shook up daily habits like washing dishes and making dinner. (7)

The takeaway? Be on the lookout for cleaner and greener alternatives showing up in everyday life like the #32300 House of Marley™ No Bounds Portable Bluetooth® Speaker. In fact, this stylish speaker’s big brother, the No Bounds XL even won a CES Innovation Award at this year’s show in the category of sustainability and eco-design.

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No Bounds XL Bluetooth® speakers are uniquely crafted using sustainably harvested cork. The environmentally conscious construction also includes Marley’s signature REGRIND™ silicone, recyclable aluminum and REWIND™ fabric composed of 100% recycled plastics (rPET).


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