Philips NC1L Lightning headphones
Last year Philips beat Apple to unveiling the first headphones that plugged directly into the Lightning port on your iPhone or iPad and here at CES it’s showing off the second pair. Going directly through the Lightning port lets Philips bypass the DAC built into your iOS device and do all the heavy lifting in the cans, giving you much improved audio quality. You’ll also get Active Noise Cancelling thanks to four mics and an ambient mode so you’re not completely cut off from the world. Best of all though the noise cancelling tech doesn’t require batteries and charging, it’s powered completely from the phone. What will that do to your battery life? We’ll have to wait and see.
229 euro | Philips
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment
We've seen some beautiful tech at CES this year (that Samung S'UHD TV, *drools*), but the combination of wood and metal here takes design to a whole new level.
Instead of aiming to do everything, the Moment is solely used to choose and control your music. The metal side features a display where you can scroll through all your sources, streaming services and radio, flip it over and there's a single button on the touch-sensitive oak surface that'll immediately play a pre-selected playlist.
B & O has included a nifty feature called PatternPlay, which, depending on the day of the week and time of the day, will choose a curatedplaylist to fit the mood. Nice.
£1,795 | Bang & Olufsen
With the help of Yves Behar, the serial tech designer behind products like Jawbone’s Up and Jambox, Samsung has crafted this absolutely stunning 4K 82-inch television. Running the Tizen OS, just like other members of the new SUHD family, the S9W stands out with its unorthodox 21:9 aspect ratio, which may make it tough to fit in to your pokey flat. Playstation Now support is included as is Samsung’s Milk service.
£TBC | Samsung
Taking its place as Nikon’s entry-level DSLR, the D5500 is also the first snapper from the brand to pack a touchscreen display. That 3.2-inch LCD lets you tap to focus, trigger the shutter and pinch to zoom, while it also makes navigating the menus and diving down into the options a much easier experience. Taking care of the photos is a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that can also capture 1080p footage at 60fps, while WiFi and GPS are also onboard.
£TBC | Nikon
Dell XPS 13
Dell has done something pretty special with its latest entry in the XPS Ultrabook series by virtually ridding it of any bezel, making the 13-inch model the same size as your average 11-inch laptop. This Infinity Display packs a 1080p (higher-res models are also available) resolution, while the machine itself is powered by Intel’s 5th generation Core processors and should be good for a whopping 15-hours of use before you need to reach for the charger.
From $800 | Dell
Sennheiser Momentum Bluetooth
We’re big fans of Sennheiser’s Momentum line of over ear and on ear ‘phones, constantly calling them out as one of the best pairs on the market. At CES 2015 though they’ve received a big update, ditching the cables and going all out Bluetooth. You should get a very respectable 22-hours from a single charge and the design we loved from before is still sticking around.
From £249 | Sennheiser
Sony 4K Action Cam
Dethroning the GoPro Hero 4 as king of the action cameras is not going to be easy, but Sony is giving it a real go with its latest shooter. As the name suggests, this is the first action cam from the Japanese company to shoot 4K at 30fps. It’ll also record 1080p footage at 120fps and 720p at 240fps, both of which are perfect for slow-mo. The 170 degree wide-angle lens is great for landscape shots while the built-in stereo mic boasts handy wind and noise reduction.
£359 | Sony
Razer Forge TV
Micro-consoles running Android looked, a few years ago, like they might be the next thing. Sadly, it never really worked out. However, peripheral maker Razer is looking to buck the trend with the Forge TV, an Android TV based system that can be bundled with a classy looking controller. Powering the compact box is a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, paired with an Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while you’ll also be able to stream PC games thanks to Razer’s Cortex Stream service.
£TBC | Razer
HTC Desire 826
HTC has used CES 2015 to show-off another member of its fledging mid-range Desire line, the 826. With a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel rear facing snapper, a 64-bit Qualcomm chipset and 2GB RAM, it definitely doesn’t lack when it comes to specs and the addition of an Ultrapixel selfie shooter should make those night time shots much more vibrant. Android 5.0 Lollipop comes as standard and HTC’s BoomSound front facing speakers make an appearance too.
£TBC | HTC
Sony Walkman ZX2
Aimed solely at lovers of high-res music, Sony’s latest Walkman is a beast. Boasting the ability to play loads of file formats, including FLAC and Lossless, this device may run Android (4.2 Jelly Bean if you were wondering) but it is meant to put your music front and centre. There’s 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable through MicroSD and you can really tune your experience through a very detailed equaliser.
£949 | Sony
Sony X900 4K TV
Every single TV that Sony has announced at CES 2015 is running Android TV, the slick new TV focussed operating system from Google, and that’s a big deal. We’ve waited a long time for Sony (and others) to ditch awful proprietary television software and that day is finally here. At just 0.2-inches thin the X900 is super thing, there’s basically no bezel and it’s capable of pumping of 4K resolution.
£TBC | Sony
Asus Zenphone 2 & Zenphone Zoom
Asus showed off two brand new smartphones at CES 2015, the Zenphone 2 and the slightly more interesting Zenphone Zoom. Let’s kick off with the Zenphone 2, which comes with a 64-bit 2.3GHz processor, 2 or 4GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel snapper and 1080p, 5.5-inch display. Pretty much what you’d expect from an Android flagship in 2015. The clever thing about the Zenphone Zoom though is the 3x optical zoom, a rarity on smartphones and it also boasts 13-megapixels for all that detail.
£TBC | Asus
LG G Flex 2
With a less pronounced curve, higher-res display and a processor we're seeing for the first time, the LG G Flex 2 looks like a great update over the slightly odd original. The 5.5-inch display is actually smaller than before, but the higher resolution means it's a definite improvement and the brand-new Snapdragon 810 processor is sure to produce a fluid experience. The curve is still the main point selling here and so is the self-healing plastic back, which is meant to rid itself of scratches within a few minutes. It'll run Android Lollipop out of the box and comes in two colours.
£TBC | LG
Canon Connect Station CS100
This handy camera accessory is basically a wireless HDD that removes the need for a computer when you’re importing snaps from your cam. With 1TB of storage there’s enough for even the most avid of shooter and there’s ports for USB and SD cards along with WiFi for wireless transfers. While you don’t need to be rocking a Canon camera to use this, you do to take advantage of the NFC features.
£199 | Canon
Can’t decide between Apple Car Play and Android Auto? No worries, Parrot’s aftermarket solution gives you the best of both worlds. Boasting a 7-inch 720p display, this feature packed dash unit also comes packing 5Ghz WiFi, GPS, HDMI, ethernet and a clever wide-angle lens camera that can capture time lapse shots of your journey.
£TBC | Parrot
Misfit Swarovski Shine
Misfit’s latest fitness and sleep tracker is clearly aiming to win big in the design stakes as it’s basically just a big Swarovski crystal complete with a bunch of sensors. What sets the new Shine out from the crowd though is that it doesn’t need charging, thanks to a solar cell tucked inside the crystal.
From $169.99 | Misfit
Alcatel One Touch Watch
While many new smartwatches are ditching proprietary software and going with Android Wear insead, that does bring up one issue - the lack of support for iOS. To counter this Alcatel has built its own watch operating system, complete with the typical array of fitness features and notifications on your wrist. It’ll work with both Android and iOS, should last around two days on a single charge and charges with a nifty built-in USB port situated under the strap.
£TBC | Alcatel One Touch
HP Pavillion Mini Desktop
HP’s Pavillion Mini is a new take on the desktop, cramming all the vital components you’d expect into a miniature device. Inside the compact box you’ll find a 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM and a choice of processors, including Intel’s Core i-series. There are two USB 3.0 ports, and on the back you’ll find a HDMI and Display Port connectors.
From $319 | HP
Withings Activite Pop
The original Withings Activite was a Swiss made watch and fitness tracker that not only boasted some nifty tracking tech, but was also one of the first clever timepieces that really shone in the design stakes. There was one issue though, it cost over £300. If that’s a little too rich for your pocket, the new Activite Pop could be perfect. While it’s not Swiss made, it still looks great, has an eight-month battery life and tracks not only your steps, but your sleep too. It comes in three colours - azure, shark grey, and sand and is waterproof up to 30m.
£119.95 | Withings
UE Mega Boom
We’re big fans of Logitech’s UE Boom portable speaker, so the prospect of a bigger, better sounding version definitely has us interested. The new Mega Boom boasts a rugged, IP X7 certified exterior, a whopping 20-hours of battery life and it’ll stay connected to your Bluetooth device even if it’s 100-feet away. 360 degree sound pumps the noise everywhere, so it’s great for for parties.
$299 | Logitech
Acer Chromebook 15
Chromebook’s have been constantly improving over the past few years, giving us higher-res display, more storage and beefier specs, but the screen sizes have, until now, stayed between 11 and 13-inches. Acer’s Chromebook 15 changes that, kitting a laptop running Google’s lightweight operating system out with a 15.6-inch display. That display will come in two resolutions, a 1080p version and a lower 1,366 x 768 one and it’s powered by an Intel i3 processor. You can choose between 2 or 4GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of SSD. All in all, this is looking like it might be the new Chromebook to beat.
$249.99 | Acer
Seagate claims this is this the thinnest 500GB USB 3.0 HDD available and as it’s barely thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus, we’re not going to argue with that. It’s being launched as a celebration of the 35th anniversary of Seagate producing the first mass produced 5.25-inch HDD for PCs.
$99 | Seagate
HP Envy 34c
We’ve seen curved televisions, but now we’re starting to see curved monitors in the wild, including this particularly sleek model from HP. Boasting a 21:9 aspect-ratio with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 and a neat picture in picture mode that beams content from other computers or smartphones.
$999 | HP
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
One of the best laptops on the market has just got a pretty substantial update at CES 2015. Along with a rugged body, faster SSD, higher-resolution 14-inch display, the new ThinkPad runs on Intel’s latest chip, Broadwell.
$1,249 | Lenovo