HTSA’s Highlights of CES 2011

2011 International CES - January 6-9

By: David Berman, HTSA

Before I get into the highlights of this years 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I would like to begin with the fact that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) predicts the U.S. consumer electronics industry to grow 3.5 percent next year to $186 billion! I woke up at CES 2011 along with 140,000 of my closest friends! It was jammed and more than just being crowded, it was filled with cool new things!

Major technology trends emerged from the CES show floor including the launch of more than 80 tablets, wireless 4G LTE, connected TV technologies, smart appliances, mobile devices and electric vehicles. Ford unveiled the companys first electric car with its Ford Focus Electric. Audi showed their incredible e-tron designs and Hyundai showed their Blue Drive. There were Tech Zones including Digital Health, 3D@Home, Connected Home Appliances, iLounge, Sustainable Planet, Sports & Fitness Technology and much more