There's one event each year that remains at the core of the technology calendar for new releases and concepts. No, it's not the T3 Awards – though that will be here before you know it.
I'm talking about the Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES. This mammoth event takes place in Las Vegas each January and for6 2023 it's a return to form. The in-person show was cancelled in 2021 for obvious reasons, and many stayed away again in 2022.
For CES 2023, however, it's full steam ahead, with T3 on the ground to pick through all the latest and greatest news, products and innovation. Here are all the major announcements over the course of the show, which we'll be updating daily.
T3 will also have its own Best of CES 2023 awards, where we formally recognise the best products at this year's show. This will be announced straight after the show ends, so keep your eyes peeled for that feature.
CES 2023 News Highlights
A whole lot has happened at CES 2023 so far, with various links to dedicated articles below taking you to some of our favourites.
Beyond these links, we've got the day-by-day breakdown from Tuesday 4th through Friday 6th, detailing the best bits from the show floor and preview events.
- I tried PlayStation VR2 with Horizon at CES – it’s the ultimate PS5 upgrade
- BMW iVision Dee brings augmented reality and E-ink to an electric car
- Sony and Honda unveil the Afeela concept car
- LG G3 OLED suddenly looks like the ultimate TV upgrade
- Move over Apple, satellite SOS coming to Android thanks to Qualcomm
- QD-OLED TVs just got a massive upgrade from Samsung – literally
- Panasonic's new OLED TV suddenly looks the most appealing at CES 2023
- Struggle to hear in busy places? You need to try these new Sennheiser earbuds
- Lenovo's YogaBook 9i is the wildest laptop I've ever seen
- PlayStation's new controller makes gaming accessible to more people
- LG's transparent OLED TV is the coolest thing I've seen at CES 2023
- Alienware's latest 500Hz display could be this year's must-have gaming monitor
- LG C3 OLED looks like an even more appealing TV
- Samsung's new sliding screens could be game-changing
- Samsung's 2023 smart fridge is a massive TV too
- This 45-inch HP curved monitor will seriously upgrade your desk setup
- LG's best laptop suddenly looks like the ultimate lightweight option
- Dell G15 and G16 gaming laptops get a brave new look
- Samsung SmartThings Station is one device to rule them all
- Roborock S8 Ultra Pro is a killer vac and mop with a self-cleaning dock
- Is this the best-looking Chromebook ever made? HP's latest is a stunner
- Asus unveils its glasses-free 3D laptop displays at CES 2023
- HiSense says it's bringing mini-LED TV to the masses
- Nanoleaf brings Matter to its stylish smart lights
- Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Twist takes convertible laptops to another level
News from CES 2023
Tue Jan 3rd
While the show didn't officially start until Thursday 5th January, there were press events happening from the Tuesday prior, so lots of the big news arrived early.
LG released a full alphabet of new TV sets, including the much anticipated LG C3. This OLED set replaces the hugely popular LG C2 model, and is likely to be the one to buy for 2023. However, there is also the super-bright LG G3 to contend with.
Bigger is apparently better this year when it comes to gaming laptops with not one but a whole bunch of new 18-inch laptops launching, of which I've seen the Acer model. In addition to the new range of Alienware machines, Dell also updated its own-branded gaming laptops with new Dell G15 and G16 models that get a serious splash of colour in addition to some upgrade specs.
Not to be outdone, Samsung went big on its releases yesterday – literally. These included a new Samsung 77-inch OLED TV, and a new digital cockpit for self-driving cars that will give the likes of Apple CarPlay and Android Automotive a run for their money. Perhaps its most interesting release though is a new monitor design that incorporates both a fold and flex to change the size of the display.
As a background to all that, the latest processors and graphics cards from Intel, AMD and Nvidia were all revealed. That's why an abundance of laptops were revealed today, with more expected to follow...
Wed Jan 4th (Media Day)
As if all that wasn't enough before anything officially CES 2023 had kicked off, the Media Day, which precedes the show floor's opening by a day and mostly takes place at the Mandalay Bay hotel, hosted a whole bunch of press conferences and product launches from Samsung to Hisense, Panasonic to TCL, to Sony and BMW.
I'm going to work in reverse order, however, as the most exciting thing for me by far was trying out PlayStation VR2 on Sony's stand right after the Japanese company had revealed its Afeela electric car – a collaboration with Honda.
Not to be outdone in the automotive sector, however, BMW revealed its E-Ink colour-changing concept car just hours after Sony and Honda's venture was shown for the first time.
Throughout the day various companies lifted the lids on various products. It turns out that LG wasn't yet done with its TVs, revealing a fully transparent OLED T model, plus an almost wire-free OLED M3 panel (in a whopping 97 inches only).
Panasonic also revealed its OLED MZ2000 model, which might be the best OLED TV revealed at the show. It could be even more appealing than the LG G3, but I'll have to take a look at both before making any verdict on that.
Thur Jan 5th
The big day! The doors to Las Vegas Convention Center's trio of halls opened at 9am, with many thousands of media attendees spilling into the showground. But before I headed to the conference, I'd already been out in the desert testing out Qualcomm's Snapdragon Satellite forthcoming feature.
A whole bunch of new Lenovo products were revealed too, including a really interesting dual-screen laptop that's literally all screen, and the twist-it-round ThinkBook Plus Twist. The company's phone brand, Motorola, also revealed a business phone, ThinkPhone, as part of ThinkPad's 30th anniversary.
Gamers were certainly in for a treat this year when it comes to screens, and none more so than with Alienware's 500Hz monitor. And if you though soundbars were just for movies, Razer's new gaming soundbar certainly turned the tide. There was plenty of the regular audio side too, thanks to Victrola's wire-free turntable for Sonos, and Sennheiser revealing its Conversation Clear Plus earbuds to assist those with limited hearing.
Best of CES Awards
By Friday all the big releases were done, so it was time to pull together T3's top products of the show in our Best of CES 2023 Awards. With 21 categories, these cover the things that really impressed us this year. You can read the full details on our awards page but here's a run-down of the winners.
- Best Laptop Lenovo Yogabook 9i
- Best lightweight laptop LG Gram Ultraslim
- Best Gaming Laptop Razer Blade 18
- Best Health Tech Withings U-Scan
- Best Headphones Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
- Best TV Innovation LG M3 OLED
- Best TV Samsung S95C
- Best OLED TV Panasonic MZ2000
- Best Soundbar Samsung Q990C
- Best turntable Victrola Stream Onyx
- Best Tablet Lenovo Tab Extreme
- Best Monitor Alienware AW2524H
- Best ultra-wide monitor Samsung Odyssey G9
- Best VR Sony PlayStation VR2
- Best Gaming device Razer Edge 5G
- Best Smartwatch Citizen CZ Smart YouQ
- Best Home Appliance Roborock S8 Ultra Pro
- Best toy WowWee Dog-E
- Best Personal EV Yadea ElitePrime
- Best Electric Car BMW i Vision Dee
- Best Car tech Ring car cam
When is CES 2023?
CES 2023 runs from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th January 2023. There are also media-only days on 3rd and 4th January, which is when many of the big announcements will happen. Some companies will reveal earlier than this too.
We will be providing a recap of each day here as well as individual news as it breaks. So, keep checking back on this page and follow T3's Twitter and Facebook pages for up-to-the-minute announcements.