TMT Blog: CES – The Highs and the Lows



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Last week, we brought your attention to some of the most exciting Tech developments coming out of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas  – including increasingly pervasive drones and increasingly intelligent cars. But whilst it’s true that some of the world’s most successful and innovative Tech developments have been showcased to the world at this glitzy event, it’s also the case that for every success there will be many many more duds – as this Drum report highlights.

It was interesting to see the much-lauded HapiLabs connected forks in the ‘lows’ category – with Esquire magazine having dubbed it “an annoying utensil you will never buy” – but even more interesting to see 3D TVs in the same group, with data showing that sales of 3D TVs in the US fell to an all-time low of 4.2% at the end of 2014. Even Google Glass, which had the hallmarks of something big riding on the crest of the wearable technology wave, was withdrawn from the marketplace this week – which just goes to show, if you build it they will not always come.