Each year, CES shows off the latest and greatest technologies. While not everything will make it into the hands of consumers, some products will eventually make a huge mark on the consumer technology landscape. But instead of supplanting old technologies entirely, these new developments will have to live side-by-side with legacy products, as evidenced by Gallup’s recent poll.
Mophie announced the new Space Pack case for the iPhone 5 and 5s on Tuesday, which combines one of the company’s popular battery cases with up to 32GB of external flash storage. But don’t get too excited; users will have to manually manage the external storage via a new Mophie app.
Sony announced impressive sales numbers for its PlayStation 4 console on Tuesday. The company reports that it sold over 4.2 million units as of the end of 2013, putting it well ahead of its primary rival, the Xbox One. It also sold more than 9.7 million games during the same period, including both retail and download purchases.
2014 may be the year that 4K monitors hit the mainstream computing market, at least according to the early product announcements at CES. Lenovo, ASUS, and Seiki have all announced compelling 4K displays at well under $1,000, bringing the technology into the price range of gamers and serious productivity users.
Valve’s upcoming SteamOS will find a home on a new breed of small Linux-based PCs called Steam Machines. We already knew that iBuyPower and Valve itself were designing hardware, but now the full list of third party Steam Machine partners has been unveiled at CES.
Storage firm LaCie kicked CES 2014 off with the introduction of three very interesting external drives: the updated Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, the unique LaCie Sphere, and the wireless LaCie Fuel. All three offer features or designs new to LaCie, and will be available in the coming weeks.