2013 International CES Coming Your Way
January 5, 2013

Consumer Electronics Show Has A Lot To Offer This Year

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online

Next week, redOrbit will be bringing on-site coverage of the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), giving you the latest information about the hottest gadgets coming out this year.

This year, television makers are going to be shifting from promoting the heck out of their latest 3D technology, to seeing who has the best resolution to offer.

Expect "Ultra-D" televisions to be the talk of this year's CES event in Las Vegas, with each company showing you what they have to offer in this super-high-resolution push.

Other big news items that will be popping out of this year's show will be driverless vehicles being developed by Toyota, Lexus and Audi. All of these companies will be displaying their latest prototypes that feature automated drive modes.

“The record number of top automotive manufacturers exhibiting in 2013 verifies CES is the leading event to experience the latest in automotive innovation and in-vehicle electronics,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association, said in a recent statement. “With major exhibits in the Las Vegas Convention Center´s (LVCC) North Hall, as well as outdoor exhibits and demonstrations in Central Plaza, the 2013 CES show floor will feature a compelling display of the technologies transforming the future of the auto industry.”

Audi said it will be displaying technology it could one day put in its vehicles that allows the cars to find a parking spot, and park themselves. Toyota is showing off a technology that could eventually be adapted into a universal communication system between vehicles on the road, paving the way for a new generation of driving.

As always, the floor will be littered with various tablets and smartphones coming out this year, but will be lacking netbooks as seen in previous years. As tablets begin to take over that market, netbooks are becoming old news, and outdated. However, tablets are such a hot market that more companies will be showing off their latest devices than the previous years at the huge electronics show.

With the uprising of smartphones and tablets, there will also be plenty of companies showing off their latest-and-greatest cases for the devices. CES is always filled with manufacturers pushing their phone cases, but this year we can expect even more innovation in this field. One company, G-Form, will be showing off its cases capable of withstanding a 100,000-feet drop from the stratosphere. Also, Corning will be unveiling its latest innovation this year with Gorilla Glass 3.

Celebrities will also be making appearances at the event, including: Maroon 5; Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson; will.i.am; Anthony Ryan Auld; Travis Barker; Dana Cohen; Bill Duke; Donald Shultz; LL COOL J; Joseph Ward Simmons of Run D.M.C; Russell Simmons; Tim Tebow; Chris "Ludacris" Bridges; and much more.

Stay tuned to redOrbit throughout the week to keep up with all the greatest happenings going on here in Las Vegas during the CES.