Huge TVs and Wearable Tech all the Rage at the CES

By CBS News

Published 01/07 2014 07:28AM

Updated 01/07 2014 07:32AM

LAS VEGAS -- The year's biggest tech event kicks off  Tuesday in Las Vegas.  Here's a preview of some of the gadgets that could soon become the next 'must-have' times. 

Las Vegas has become a techie playgrond as inventors from around the world prepare to unveil tens of thousands of gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

"The biggest ones both literally and figuratively are the ultra HD TVs," says Marc Person, executive editor of online tech magazine Engadget.

Perton says TV sets are stretching well beyond 100 inches. And manufacturers are continuing to bend the rules with curved TVs…designed to improve the viewing experience.

Reporter: "Will manufactures have a hard time convincing consumers that they need one?"
"Initially, I think a lot of people just upgraded to HD a few years a go, so a lot of people are not ready to upgrade to yet another standard for TVs," Perton believes.

Other gadgets that seem to be cathing on are those that you wear.
One wearable device costs about $100 and lets consumers monitor their blood pressure.  The results can be sent wirelessly to a smart phone, so patients can easily share the information with a care taker or doctor.

But it's the quirky devices that can leave heads spinning.  French designer Thomas Barse invented the 'Jumping Sumo'.

The tiny robot can be controlled with a tablet or smart phone and has a mounted camera to bring the action to you.
"You play video games, you play what a game designer has designed for you, but now you can play whatever you want, and jump on it," Barse says.

About 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which runs through Friday.

(Bigad Shaban. CBS News)

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