It’s somewhat hard to fathom that the Consumer Electronics Show extends well beyond the huge Las Vegas Convention Center, to the tune of over 2.9 million combined square feet of show floor, but the LVCC still houses a major portion of the show. For 2020, crowds packed the halls to get up-close looks at the latest in consumer tech — here’s what we saw.
Thankfully, the LVCC’s massive show floors are organized by topic, so those into, say, AR/VR and gaming can head straight to the South Halls. Fans of massive 8K displays can flock to expansive booths from LG, Samsung, Sony, and more.
It’s a bit of a tradition of late for LG to wow the crowds with an impressive demo of its display tech prowess and this year, we’re treated to a sprawling, curved showcase called the Wave. Once inside, the company packed its booth with its latest 8K displays and smart home tech.
One nifty demo included a smart entryway with built-in lockable dropboxes for deliveries. One of the boxes is even refrigerated to keep fresh food deliveries safe until you come home.
Elsewhere, Samsung’s booth boasted a similar theme, showing off its Ballie concept robot assistant and giant TV displays, including its Wall microLED system. But it was one of its smaller TVs that garnered plenty of attention. The Sero TV features a motorized mount allowing it to rotate into vertical (portrait) mode to properly display mobile content. TikTok fans rejoice!
The LVCC’s outside lots also house a number of exhibitors, including Google, who set up a slide/ball pit attraction for visitors. Inside their booth, visitors could get hands on with the company’s Pixel and Nest gear, as well as the controller for its new Stadia game streaming service. Its overall design seems to follow the standard set by other modern controllers from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, though the tension on the triggers felt a bit light to us.
Home security company ADT had a colorful booth to show off its new Blue by ADT lineup of DIY security options. For more on that offering, plus ADT’s partnership with Lyft, check out our coverage here.
In all, LVCC provided visitors with a wide-ranging look at what to expect in 2020 and beyond, and we’ll have more from other exhibition areas soon. Stay tuned!