2013 was an incredible year for technology. We saw the release of the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the iPad Air, whilst releases such as ScentScape brought extra dimensions to gaming, making it impossible for 2014 to better a game-changing year. Or so we thought.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 threw up even more gadgets that will revolutionise home entertainment and much more. We take a look at the most exciting new releases to look forward to this year.
We thought the PlayStation 4 was enough to keep us pleased for some time, but it seems virtual reality is making a comeback. And what a comeback it is. Oculus Rift brings back VR with a bang with a field of view more than 90 degrees horizontal, making it the most immersive headset ever created.
Rift is expected to be available to consumers at the very end of the year, but we can hardly wait!
Of course lots of controversy has surrounded 3D printing in the last year, but it’s expected to be a big part of 2014. Lots of attention has surrounded the printing of weapons, but breakthroughs in printing bodily organs have been a huge step forward for modern science, whilst the chance to play pranks in the office could get a whole lot more creative.
There has been plenty of issues surrounding wearable technology too. Google Glass has already been banned from casinos and cinemas, but will no doubt be a life-changing device, just as smartphones were a few years ago.
The specs will allow you to browse the web, take pictures, and even get directions using voice commands, meaning walking down the street talking to yourself just became slightly more acceptable.
iPad Air 2
We only saw the release of the Air in 2013, but Apple look set to add another jewel to their crown towards the end of the year. Expected to include an A8 chip it will perform a significant amount better to an already great tablet, meaning games on the likes of Real Racing 3 or Rush Poker will be smoother than ever before.
Apple’s products seem to always step it up to the next level. Bring on October we say.
Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector
The best until last. The ultimate home entertainment system. It’s sleek. It’s slim. It looks great. It produces one heck of a picture. We could go on forever. The 4k projector is set to cost around $30,000 to $40,000 when it’s released, but unlike most projectors it’s Ultra High Definition and a lot more subtle than a giant black box mounted to the ceiling. If you can afford it, buy it. It really is that simple.