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The biggest electronics convention for 2015 is going on right now.
What products showcased there are you excited for?
 

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Mixed thoughts so far.

Some companies claim they have pushed the envelope and maybe I don't quite appreciate the technical challenges they faced in developing evolutionary products, but they have not really wowed me- e.g. thinner hard drives, wireless hard drives, iOS-compatible everything, Apple-centric stuff (even though I'm an Apple fan), iPhone cases with battery packs, "deeper colour" TVs, curved TVs in bigger sizes, etc..

... but then a few things seem genuinely exciting or innovative- e.g. BMW's focus on app-ifying their cars with new features. Some of the stuff isn't really groundbreaking- it's doing what they already could do with existing hardware but using an iPhone but I think it pushes the boundaries of control and regular updates into a more normal cycle as opposed to current infrastructure where car software/features aren't really added post-sales.

Another thing which caught my eye was that Samsung washing machine with an inbuilt sink. It sounds stupid and pointless but believe me- once you've lived in an apartment without a laundry sink (such as the one I live in now), you realise how much you miss having a non-kitchen sink you can throw dirty stuff in. Thankfully I have a part time maid but before that, it was a pain.
 

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I reckon it was a typical year. And imo there is too much innovation in TV.. Which is kind of annoying.

Pretty impress about the sink/washing machine.

The only disappointment ( I think it was in CES) was the 1200dollar Walkman powered by android is utterly stupid
 

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There are already numerous Walkmans powered by Android. About a year ago I wanted to buy my gf an mp3 player for the gym which was small, portable and had decent interface/storage (and of course the aesthetics). I realised there was nothing on the market in Australia as Sony had very few mp3 walkmans left and noone else was in the market besides Apple.

Now that I live in Singapore I see in the Sony store there are HEAPS of mp3 players including a lot based on Android which are billed as 'audiophile grade' because of inbuilt amplifiers, file support, etc.. (and cost a lot more than an iPod).
 

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I thought the production of 'Walkmans" was finished with they stop producing Sony Ericsson phones..



I should do more research
 

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You guys should check out the pono music player. They say it is the best device to listen to lossless audio and price it up at $399. Quite ridiculous I think for just a music player, considering the small difference that you would hear in lossless audio
 

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Given I'm usually listening to music on the go (i.e. public transport or walking around) and I use music primarily from iTunes nowadays, I see there are numerous other bottlenecks (i.e. input quality, my headphones) to performance as well as the limitations in practical usage which make lossless audio not really a relevant consideration. When I am at home there's background noise as I live in an apartment so even with my receiver/amplifier and decent speakers, it goes to waste.


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