Missed CES this year? We’ve got you covered with a quick look at the tech and trends from this year’s show.

 

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The Consumer Electronics Show is the world’s largest annual trade show and this year it broke records again. The Isobar team was among over 170,000 CES attendees (with 50,000 from outside the United States).

The throngs streamed through 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space — the equivalent of 35 football fields. There were more than 3,800 presenting companies, from big brands like Samsung and Chevy, to dozens of startups making their debut. Like every CES, this one offered innovation in small but important increments, and breakout trends that will set the agenda for years to come.

Cars were the talk of the show. And the trend of “smart” and “connected” devices continued apace. In fact, connectivity is the new normal. We also saw products with companion apps for mobile devices and/or API integrations with the web and other products or services in the marketplace. We saw many types of products evolve, moving both function and form forward. Kinks have been worked out, user experiences have improved, and ecosystems are taking shape. We believe it’s all but certain consumer interest will quickly follow.

Download the full report for a high-level review of the ideas and insights we think matter.