The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held its 51st event from January 11 to January 14. In a radical departure from all its previous shows, the CES event was hosted exclusively online for the first time. This change was prompted by the necessity of social distancing and travel restrictions resulting from the continued spread of COVID-19. Thousands of ‘attendees’ flocked to the digital showcase via the CES media hub.
While the event covered a vast amount of topics, products, and services, some standout examples should be of particular interest to real money casino enthusiasts.
Sports and Gaming Technology
Sports enthusiasts of all types had plenty to get excited about with innovations for casual fans, athletes, and punters all making an appearance. The fitness-related tech showed at CES embraced the realities of the present and the future possibilities with a focus on home-based physical wellness innovations. Aside from advancements in earbud and smartwatch technology, the exhibition notably showcased virtual trainers and special fitness walls that detect your body’s movements to evaluate your strengths and developmental areas.
Why fitness matters
Exercising is about more than just making sure you look good. While being outwardly fit can give you a confidence boost, it is also vital to the essential functions that our bodies perform. The areas of your brain that control cognitive function show increased activity when your body is in motion. So, aside from boosting your other internal organs’ efficiency, the brain also derives benefit from a more active lifestyle that can contribute to more efficient cognitive ability.
A perkier brain naturally lends itself to being more helpful in various situations that require focus, like a game of poker, for example. You could take it even further by combining a fairly rigorous exercise regime with healthier eating habits and get the most out of your grey matter, which is essential for gaming situations where presence of mind is vital.
You can check out all the exciting products on offer for yourself on the official CES website. Notable inclusions came courtesy of Amazfit, a fitness technology company that introduced a series of smart devices geared at improving the quality of workouts more for a full spectrum of users from casual home-exercisers to pro athletes.
With social distancing restrictions, business closures, and the economic impact of the pandemic on many individuals, gym attendance has sharply declined from previous levels. This does not mean that fitness can’t still be a priority, so home-based solutions are set to keep increasing in popularity. Projections from Global Market Insights show that by the year 2026, the online fitness market is expected to be worth over $30 billion.
If you want to get a glimpse into the future, the event featured several product prototypes with fascinating features and improvements on old technology. Razer wowed attendees with its groundbreaking Razer triple-display laptop prototype named Project Valerie. Intel, pioneers in the ultraportable gaming laptop segment, showed off its 11th-generation of gaming processors named the H-series. These new processors weigh significantly less and are much thinner than current technology.
Asus, Dell, HP, Acer, and Lenovo also exhibited new laptop models with features and performance upgrades that make them appropriate for a range of tasks from home business to online casino gaming.
A multitude of innovations
Audiences at CES 2021 got to see a new series of giant TVs that enable the creation of realistic virtual environments that could slowly replace visits to brick-and-mortar casinos. The convenience of being able to experience a casino visit without the inherent physical risks means technology like this has a prominent future. Rollable phone technology also made a showing with handsets engineered for mobile gameplay. Inventions geared at fighting the pandemic were also on display, advancements in touchless technology for safer visits to physical venues are likely to become a common sight for casino goers.