Why CES Matters

Published January 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

For more than 50 years since its first inception in 1967, Consumer Electronic Show or more popularly known as simply CES, has been in the forefront and venue for innovators and entrepreneurs who thrive in the business of consumer technologies.

CES is owned by the Consumer Technology Association, showcasing more than 4,500 exhibiting companies with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 180,000 in attendance from 150 countries.

CES is a big playground for tech giants and next-generation innovators  exhibiting products under different categories and marketplace such as: 3D Printing, Advertising, AR/VR and Gaming, Audio and Video, Baby Tech, Digital Money, Drones, Enterprise Solutions, CES Sports Zone, Family and Kids Tech, Home Cinema, Self-Driving Technology, Smart Home, Tourism, Wearables, Wireless Device and Services, Smartphones, and a lot more.

The first CES took place in New York City in June 1967. Since then, a multitude of technology milestones has been recorded, including many that have transformed every people’s lives.

This year, CES 2019 is staged at the World Trade Center in Las Vegas and Manila Bulletin TechNews team joined this annual event to represent in the CES Journalist Scholarship Program (January 8-11) and to walk you through in the latest in technology. The tech news team is in full force for the coverage of this major consumer tech event.

Here is a compiled a list of the latest technology innovation and smart devices that were previewed and launched at CES 2019, with reports from MB Tech News team coverage in Las Vegas. Here are some that might tickle your fancy.

Byton AI Technology


This technology uses intelligent data analysis to anticipate owner’s day. It is activated by facial recognition to unlock personalization. Once you step in, you’ll be connected to all your devices, data and apps and will monitor driver’s vital.

The Willow Smart Breast Pump


This innovation, a first-ever in-bra wearable breast pump is a gift from heavens to all mothers out there. The wearable breast pump doesn’t get in between the user and living her life. Users can do yoga, run or do other physical activities while extracting that precious milk. It mimics the mouth of an infant thus allows user to pump in any position.

Lynq Tracker


Getting lost is one a bit of a problem especially if you’re in a foreign place. Be still because the Lynq Tracker will help you find your direction in a matter of seconds. The Lynq is a real-time distance and direction tracker that keeps user connected even without mobile signal. The maximum range to find the location is about five kilometers. This is ideal for family members who need to know the location of each other. It shows an arrow and the distance of each user.

Robosen T9S

Next on the list is the Robosen T9S transforming robot that is made of aerospace grade alloy and is equipped with more than 3000 modules and 22 self-deployed high precision servo motors. It is compatible with Alexa, with HD camera and supported by a visual recognition technology.

E-vone Smart Shoe

If you’re having a problem with balancing movement or you have a senior citizen living with you, the E-vone smart shoe might come in handy.

E-vone is a smart shoe that features fall detection and is designed for seniors, workers, and travelers. It uses sensors in the sole to detect falling or sudden abnormal movements. It would automatically send alert messages to your pre-programmed emegency contact.



Foldimate is a robotic folding machine that helps in folding laundry clothes.

According to the manual, “users simply feed each item into the FoldiMate machine and it neatly fold shirts, tops, blouses, pants, (six-years old up to XXL), and even medium-sized towels.”

DFree Wearable


DFree is the first wearable for incontinence. This is for people who suffer from loss of bladder control. It uses ultrasound to continuously monitor the user’s bladder as it expands and contracts. Notification is then sent to the user’s phone when the bladder is almost full indicating that it is time to go to the bathroom.

DOBOT Magician


Sounds like magical things will happen when you operate and use this multifunctional desktop robotic arm. DOBOT Magician is basically a tool for practical training education. Installed with different end-tools, DOBOT Magician can realize interesting functions such as 3D printing, laser engraving, writing and drawing. It supports secondary development by 13 extensible interfaces and over 20 programming languages, which really makes your creativity and imagination increase without any limitation.

Visitors at CES 2019 have a fun experience seeing DOBOT Magician and the effective color-mixing 3D printer MOOZ-3 at DOBOT BOOTH South Hall 2, inside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Last year, the DOBOT Magician has won the CES 2018 Innovation Award and iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 for good performance both in hardware design and software application.

Dobot Magician is the world’s first intelligent robotic arm.

FlexPai Foldable Smartphone/Tablet


The FlexPai is the world’s first commercially available foldable smartphone/tablet, it can be used either folded or unfolded, giving it the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high-definition tablet.

It features a 7.8-inch, 1,920 x 1,440 resolution OLED, 6 and 8 GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor and comes with 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB of storage, and has dual 20 MP + 16 MP cameras.

The on-board software is Royole’s own Water OS, based on Android 9 Pie.

Lenovo Smart Clock with the Google Assistant


Lenovo has teamed up with Google again – this time to unveil the Lenovo Smart Clock with the Google Assistant, the latest addition to Lenovo’s innovative smart living product line. Purpose-made for your bedroom, the Lenovo Smart Clock helps you unwind in the evening, kickstart your day, control your smart home and listen to your favorite music with multi-room audio grouping. As the latest device in Lenovo’s smart home family, the Lenovo Smart Clock adds to an ever-growing line-up that now includes the Lenovo Smart Display and the Lenovo Smart Home Essentials, bolstering Lenovo’s continued commitment to making families’ lives easier and more productive.

Butterfly iQ Personal Ultrasound


The Butterfly iQ Personal Ultrasound is a handheld ultrasound device that costs below two thousand US dollars. Like the bulky expensive traditional ultrasound machine, it could detect the presence of anything in the body from blood flow, to tumors, to unborn babies.