Tech Guide has just touched down in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show – the world’s biggest tech trade show that will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.
CES was held for the first time in New York in 1967 and has been the event where the biggest tech products have been unveiled over the years.
That first CES in 1967 attracted 250 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees.
CES 2017 will feature more than 3800 exhibitors and more than 165,000 attendees which includes over 6,500 media from 150 countries.
This year CES kick off officially on January 5 (January 6 in Australia) and is preceded by two days of press conferences and a CES Unveiled event where the media gets a taste of what to expect from the show proper.
CES is held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre across three massive halls where all the major electronics companies display the products we’ll be seeing in 2017 and beyond.
In the 50 years of the Consumer Electronics Show, tech products that became household items were seen for the first time at this event.
Here are some of the biggest products unveiled at CES since 1967:
1970: Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
1974: LaserDisc Player
1981: Camcorder and Compact Disc Player
1990: Digital Audio technology
1995: Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
1998: High Definition TV (HDTV)
1999: Hard Disc VCR (Personal Video Recorder PVR)
2000: Satellite radio
2001: Plasma TV / Microsoft Xbox
2003: Blu-Ray Disc and HD DVD
2008: OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV
2009: 3D HD TV
2010: Tablets, Netbooks, Android devices
2012: 4K Ultra High Definition TV
2016: Augmented Reality / Internet of Things.
At CES 2017, we can expect to see more augmented and virtual reality, advanced drones, smart home devices, wearables, health and biotech devices, 3D printing and robotics.
Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech has attended every CES for the last 13 years and has seen remarkable changes and advances over the years.
Tech Guide will be reporting every day from CES about the latest announcements in stories, videos and on social media.
Be sure to come back to Tech Guide every day to stay updated and educated about the latest products from the Consumer Electronics Show.