Drones, wearable devices, immersive televisions and self-driving vehicles were the major attractions of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which ended in Las Vegas on Friday.
As far as the automobile industry is concerned, the biggest head turners were the newest virtually auto-connected cars and quirky alternative transportation solutions like Segway-like vehicles and scooters.
Some of the smaller items that also drew interest at the major technology event ranged from the USD 5 “selfie sticks” to USD 6,000 Tonino Lamborghini smartphones.
But among all the tech inventions, drones were standing out at the event.
At a time when the US government is working on regulating the flying devices for commercial purposes, the massively expanded drone category was one of the hottest among more than a dozen exhibitors during the event.
Roger Kay, of the consultancy Endpoint Technologies Associates, said, “Drones were very big, they were everywhere. It was almost like being in an airport.”
The gadget show featured drones of all sizes, ranging from those fitting in the palm or in the hands to those that could fill a small room. They also featured a range of instruments and sensors for all sorts of uses, according to a report.
The exhibitors showcased the incredible abilities of flying drones— usually the smaller ones. The drones were so much attractive to the crowd that they even gathered around them when they weren’t flying.
The market of flying drone has exploded in the recent times. According to the Consumer Electronics Association estimates, the drone sales are expected to reach USD 130 million in 2015. Moreover, it could even top the USD 1 billion mark by the end of this decade.
All the drones displayed at the event were capable of flying and hovering with the use remote control. However, each one of the flying equipments remained unique as far as their technology is concerned. Some of the drones showcased at CES were Hubsan X4 and Trace.com’s Flyr1.