CES 2019, the biggest show in the consumer electronics industry, is almost over. We were back in Las Vegas this year and have seen a large number of beautiful and interesting products coming by. We distinguish the best products from each product category with an award.
FWD Show Awards CES 2019
The FWD Show Awards CES 2019 are awards for products that the editors of FWD have convinced on the exhibition floor and which are possible this year. throw high eyes. They are products that have left us a very good first impression and products that offer something new or unique. We distinguish the best products on the exhibition floor in 12 categories. Below are the winners.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – TV
Panasonic GZW2004 oled tv
In 2019 Panasonic will release a very complete oled TV with the GZW2004 (GZ2000 in Belgium) the market, full of new techniques and support for almost all important standards. Both HDR10 + and Dolby Vision are on board, and the TV also has built-in Dolby Atmos speakers that add a new dimension to TV audio. The GZW2004 is a premium TV with which every consumer is thought, regardless of wishes or preferences. The most important goal; show a movie experience as the filmmaker intended.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Home cinema
Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar
Sennheiser has been bothering us for a while with the arrival of the impressive Ambeo soundbar but now it is finally time. The Ambeo must be in stores from May. Compelling 5.1.4 sound and deep bass, that is what Sennheiser promises with its latest surround product. Sennheiser's Ambeo Soundbar is the latest addition to the Ambeo 3D audio program of the brand, which the listener has to place in the middle of the sound experience and creates a 3D experience that, in his own words, can hardly be distinguished from reality. And that is also what we have already experienced in various demonstrations.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Smart home
Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell
The Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell is the first doorbell of the company, which has been around for quite some time. time on the smarthome market. This doorbell can do all the other smart doorbells but adds local storage without a subscription, a very sleek design, simple installation, person recognition and even HomeKit support. In short, a beautiful and very complete video doorbell that creates high expectations for us.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Computing
Asus ROG Mothership
Asus presented the ROG Mothership (GZ700) . This is a new desktop replacement for gaming laptops, complete with some impressive specs. The tablet has a 17.3 “screen in full HD with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a response time of 3ms. Under the hood is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 video card with 8 GB of video memory and an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor. Different configurations will be made available up to 64 GB of memory. Four 4-channel speakers and USB-c, hdmi and headphone connections are also available.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Smart speaker
KitchenAid Smart Display
We've seen a lot of smart speakers and displays, but we wondered where such a smart device with voice control now really has to offer the most. The kitchen! At this place you often have your hands full, you have dirty hands, you do a lot at the same time and sometimes you can use some help or entertainment. The KitchenAid Smart Display is exactly made for this purpose. The device is intended for use in the kitchen, may become dirty and wet, offers access to recipes and tips, gives you the opportunity to view music or videos and has the smart (cooking) skills of the Google Assistant. In short, the ideal smart assistant.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Hi-Fi
CES is not an important exhibition when it comes to hi-fi. Yet there are very interesting audio products to discover. The most exciting launch was the M10 of the Canadian NAD. It has become anything but a traditional hi-fi device, on the contrary. The M10 is a compact all-rounder that combines the real hi-fi qualities (such as a Hypex NCore amplifier and high-end ESS DAC) with the latest possibilities (streaming and multiroom via BluOS). And all wrapped in an elegant glass and aluminum housing, supplemented by a large screen at the front.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Head-Fi
The Sony WH-1000XM3 was not presented at CES but stole the show. In addition to an excellent working noise canceling – one that leaves the music signal undisturbed – this headphone has a high wearing comfort and sublime finish.In head-fi most people think of high-end headphones with a cable, but the WH-1000XM3 proves that top performances are also possible in the popular segment of wireless NC headphones. The price / quality ratio of these 'FWD Show Awards CES2019-winner' in the category Head-Fi is simply unrivaled.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Wearables
Matrix PowerWatch 2
A disadvantage of many smartwatches is that the battery is sometimes completely empty after a single day of use. The Matrix Powerwatch 2 does not have this disadvantage, because you do not need to charge this model at all. That is what it does itself as soon as you wear the smartwatch. How it is? The Matrix Powerwatch 2 can recharge itself with your own body heat. This smartwatch runs on its own operating system, but can synchronize with popular apps like Google Fit, Apple HealthKit and Strava. The Matrix Powerwatch 2 has a 1.2-inch LCD screen in color and features GPS and a heart rate monitor.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – AR and VR
HTC Vive Pro Eye
The latest virtual reality headset from HTC, the HTC Vive Pro, has actually received only one component: eye tracking manufacturer Tobii. Developers can follow the movements of the eyes in real time, so they know what users are looking at and at what time. This opens the doors to new VR experiences where you can be submerged. Developers can achieve that by only displaying the points beautifully that you are currently looking at – the rest is still a side issue.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Innovation
Energysquare has the solution for the wireless charging of all your devices. The company can make a charging station of every surface in the house that you can use to charge your smartphone or laptop. By transferring the heat, products can be charged. This requires direct contact between the product and the charger. This works differently from the current wireless chargers, where electric voltage is generated by magnetism (induction). This brings with it the big advantage that you can also charge devices that do not support wireless charging. To do this, place a sticker on the charging point of the device you want to charge.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Must See
Kohler Smart bathroom
A completely smart and automated house, we all have to believe it. We have seen several beautiful and smart loose products pass by for the smart house, but Kohler tackles it differently. This sanitary specialist offers complete smart solutions for bathrooms and toilet areas. On Kohler's booth, for example, you can see mirrors that you can talk to, toilets that flush on command, showers that wake up like you wake up automatically, and bathtubs that are illuminated in light of your wishes. In short, Kohler shows what the bathroom of the future is and the beauty is that you can already realize it.
FWD Show Award CES 2019 – Best of Show
LG Signature OLED TV R
The product we are most impressed with during CES 2019 is the Signature OLED TV R from LG . An oled TV that can be rolled up and processed in an all-in-one solution. The high image quality of OLED is combined here with a sleek TV cabinet and a complete audio system. With a simple push of a button you can hide the TV or show a bit of it when your music is playing. As far as is concerned, the LG Signature OLED TV R is the product we are looking forward to this year.