The Resolution of Things to Come
The convention formerly known only as the Consumer Electronics Show has always had its share of the sacred and the silly. The officially dubbed 2014 International CES was no exception: barbecue-grille-cleaning robots, 18-carat-gold earphones, and stun gun iPhone cases. Fortunately, products representing legitimate new trends were there aplenty.
For the best of CES we combed the massive show floor, elbowing 150,000-some-odd attendees, visiting private showings off the show floor, and enduring countless night-time events. The top 10 products we found represent new levels of technical achievement and potentially major trends for the coming sales year.
Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300
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