There's always plenty going on early in a new year. 2022, of course, is no different.
And yes, there are indeed some unsettling trends and news stories, but we're quick to remember that, at the end of the day, we're This Week in Blogging and not The End of Days Periodical.
We want to give you the info that will help you push ahead, not have you nervously looking in your rearview mirror.
Speaking of pushed ahead, despite some lagging attendance numbers, CES (Consumer Technology Association) 2022 was a go last week, and there were ample takeaways from what many consider to be the most influential tech even on the planet.
The World's Most Famous Tech Event Happened Last Week.
CES is basically where media gathers to get a glimpse into the future, and companies try to showcase why it's their future that's worth noticing.
We'll try to focus on what will be relevant for tech-loving content creators, and less on the $8000 voice command smart bathing experience. Though, if you've got the dough, and you're keen for an expensive soak, then by all means.
Trends & Products Worth Noting from CES 2022
Samsung released a monitor called the Odyssey Ark. It's a 55-inch curved 4k monitor. Those who like to look at problems from different angles might appreciate that, according to Gear Patrol, "it has a special stand that allows the display to be rotated and viewed either horizontally or vertically. "
Dell laptop users may be pleased to know that the Dell XPS 13 Plus was unveiled to a lot of fanfare. It has a new take on the customizable touch bar, and a touchpad that runs the length of the laptop. You can read more about it here.
Audiophiles will be keen to note that Shure has come out with the Aonic 40. Basically, much more affordable wireless noise-cancelling headphones (at least by their standards) that are more transportable as well.
As the work from home trend becomes less a trend and more an extended reality, tech has noticed. Tech Crunch created an ultimate work from home setupbased on CES 2022 gadgets. It features the monitor we noted above, a chair that is "basically a giant rumble pack," a neat keyboard, a unique PC, and a robotic router.
Speaking of working from home, AnkerWork built something for folks who are tired up to snuff online - the B600 Video Bar. It's a webcam with an integrated light bar and built-in speakers. The autofocus and zoom is apparently off the charts.
According to CNET, "smart glasses could have an iPad moment in 2022." Basically, that this could be the year that it goes from something everyone talks about, to something everyone uses. We'll believe it when we see it.
Just because it's kind of cool - the 2022 Samsung Eco Remote can now not only charge itself from the solar panel on the back, but also by harvesting radio frequency from your wi-fi router.
Finally, we can't do our best work if we don't respect our health. There was a ton of cool health and wellness gear that folks working from home could utilize. Check out this roundup from USA Today which talks about a new at home rowing machine (that's Peloton like), a smartphone UV Light sanitizer, and more.
Alright, that's a wrap on what kept an eye on for your at CES 2022. Now let's stop looking at the future, and take a peek at what happened in the last week or so.
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