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Day 1 was good, but CES 2021 Day 2 proved more exciting with the futuristic approach of various brands. Like as you have already read the title, Day 2 had a few things like the flying car, smart mask, gaming chair with a screen, display on the windshield, which made the tech show a sneak peek of the future which we used to see in the Sci-Fi movies.
Without further ado, let us go through the major highlights of CES 2021 Day 2 from brands like General Motor, Razer, Panasonic, Sony, etc for their advance and improved piece of tech.
CES 2021 Day 2 Major Highlights
GM at CES 2021
GM Showcases Flying Cars
Flying Cars! Yeah, that is like a dream but soon, I mean in a few couples of years, we will actually be able to experience those. GM aka General Motors showcased the concept of flying cars with the sitting capability of one passenger and will be fully autonomous. We have seen many Sci-Fi movies where they showed us flying cars, but in this case, we will not drive them, instead, we will be a passenger and the car will be flying by its own like the Tesla Autopilot mode.
But don’t get excited as it merely a concept and will take a lot of work and time to experience something like that. General Motor is calling it the eVTOL, or (electric) Verticle TakeOff and Landing droid. “We’re preparing for a world where advances in electric and autonomous technology make personal air travel possible,” said GM design chief Michael Simcoe.
Razer at CES 2021
Razer Announces Smart Mask
We know Razer as a brand that makes gaming gears like laptops, desktops, keyboards, mouse, etc, but Razer making a mask, it is quite hard to digest. Since Razer is making it, we can expect a pinch of gaming spices in it, right? And you are right here, Razer’s new Project Hazel, i.e., a smart mask that has RGB lighting and a voice amplifier, so which using it you don’t face any complication while talking.
And since it a mask, so contains all the normal functions of a mask as well, like Surgical N95 Respirator, Active Ventilation, and Auto Sterilization Function which kills bacteria and viruses as the mask charges. It is a beautiful looking mask made up of scratch-resistant and waterproof recycled plastic. And another fun thing about this mask is that it is transparent with voice projection.
Razer Unveils Gaming Chair with Screen
This will be one of the best announcements for a gamer. The comfortable chair with a curved gaming monitor can ease your gaming pressure. Razer unveiled the Project Brooklyn large gaming chair with a screen that folds and rotates into the back of the chair itself. Not only on-game pressure but also solves the problem of the gaming desk and chair. Right now, it is a concept but according to Razer, we can expect this beast’s working prototype in the upcoming months, after that in a few more months the actual product.
- 180-degrees viewing angle,
- Transparent OLED display,
- Haptic vibration,
- RGB lighting around the edges,
- and much more
Sony at CES 2021
Sony Announces Airpeak Drone
Sony on CES 2021 Day 2 unveiled the Sony Airpeak Drone with world-class Sony’s Alpha mirrorless camera. These days drones have become a major necessity while shooting air view shots, and more-n-more people are attracting towards the whole drone environment. Sony is already a major player in the cameras market, now those cameras and Sony’s tech will completely change the drone videography levels.
The Airpeak drone features a front-facing camera and a distance sensor, which with the facility of AI will (presumably) be used for target tracking and obstacle avoidance. Sony is basically keeping its cards on the brink of its vest; we don’t even have details on range and flight time yet.
Panasonic at CES 2021
Panasonic Automotive Showcases Display for Windshield
We already have seen a few vehicles with a digital display on the windshield, but they were limited to a few options but today on CES 2021 Day 2, Panasonic Automotive showcased their version of Head-up displays (HUDs) on the windshield with a ton of useful options.
Panasonic Automotive showed off its 4K-resolution AR HUD, which covers how the larger section of the windshield and mixes two-dimensional information like vehicle speed, regulation, and fuel range in the near-field view with three-dimensional overlays of navigation directions within the far-field view, which appear to be cast spatially onto the road ahead.
Panasonic Unveils Micro Camera
Panasonic also unveiled the new BGH1 Micro Four Thirds camera and they also claimed it to be “the first micro four-thirds camera approved by Netflix.” This is actually in the competition of the GoPros which owns a good amount of market share in the on-the-go camera segment.
If we compare it to the popular and expensive Red cameras then we can say that it is cheap, small, and elegant. Specifications of the BGH1 includes 10-bit 4:2:0 4K/60p as well as 10-bit 4:2:2 4K video support and also gamma curves like BR.2100, V-Log L, and HLG. The product comes with a price tag of $2000.
Lenovo at CES 2021
Lenovo Announces ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Convertible
When speaking of business-class laptops, our list always includes at least one of the ThinkPad laptops. Lenovo already has a bunch of laptops in the ThinkPad portfolio, and now they added one more beast to it, the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Convertible. And you will be amazed to know the thickness of the laptop, it is just 0.45 inches thick, that is amazing, isn’t it? And if you remember the Yoga series, it the 2-in-1 convertible laptop series, with this laptop, Lenovo actually combined both the series’ specifications.
- the new 11th Generation Intel Core i7 vPro processors,
- supports Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Speaker System,
- up to 16GB of DDR4 memory,
- 1 TB of PCle SSD Storage,
- includes 5G connectivity and two Thunderbolt 4 ports
- made up (the outer shell) of titanium material
Lenovo Announces ThinkBook Plus Gen 2i with e-ink
e-ink tech is very efficient when it comes to reading on a digital screen. We already have been the first generation of ThinkBook Plus, here in CES 2021, they pushed the updated version of the ThinkBook Plus as Gen 2i. It has a dual display, on either side of the lid, the inner side has the normal display, and the outer panel has an e-ink touchscreen display which can be used without opening the laptop at all. Other specifications include
- the new Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors,
- Thunderbolt 4 ports and Wi-Fi 6 support,
- can run for up to 15 hours on the normal display,
- and up to 24 hours with e0ink display,
- starting at $1,549
Microsoft at CES 2021
Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 Laptop
Microsoft announced their updated version of the Surface Pro 7-series at the CES 2021. There are quite a few changes too, like the latest 11th gen CPUs, bigger batteries, and much more.
- 12.3-inch PixelSense Display (2736 x 1824 resolution0
- up to Intel Core i7 (1165G7),
- up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1 TB SSD (removable),
- improved 50.4Wh battery,
- LTE support with nano sim,
- USB-A & USB-C ports, 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Connect port
- staring at $899
Read: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Series: bigger battery, removable SSD, and faster processor
HP at CES 2021
HP Announces 2-in-1 Laptop
HP announced the HP Elite Folio laptop, it is a 2-in-1 laptop, means with tablet mode (as a touchscreen). The screen can move towards us crossing and hiding the keyboard in the tablet mode. A couple of years ago, HP introduced a similar laptop at $1,300, leather-wrapped HP Spectre Folio, it is basically the upgraded version of the same laptop.
- new 16:10 1080p multitouch IPS display
- 13.5-inch convertible display,
- runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8CX Gen 2 5G compute system,
- Windows 10 OS
Dell at CES 2021
Dell Announces 40-inch Gaming Monitor
When everyone is releasing TVs and monitors, then why not Dell too, right? Taking the industry standards, Dell announced the new 40-inch gaming monitor at the CES 2021 Day 2. The metallic design and the curve structure can win anyone’s heart. The display looks as huge that we will not need a secondary display, everything can be accomplished in that huge 40-inch screen only.
Other than the size, it fulfills all the other needs as well, like an astonishing 5,120 x 2,160-pixel resolution, Thunderbolt 3 port (yeah it is), and much more. You can even charge your laptop using the thunderbolt 3 port. The pricing of the monitor is yet not clear, but it is going to worth every penny.
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