It’s crowded, hard to navigate and many of the top industry players don’t announce products there anymore, but entering its 46th year, CES remains the world’s most important technology show. Each January, we head to Las Vegas to attend this gadget cotillion and see which products and technologies will shape the year ahead. At CES 2013, we expect to see a number of exciting new trends that will shape the year ahead. Here are the eight most important.
In 2012, we saw more phones with built-in wireless charging and more ways for them to charge. Nokia led the pack by building Qi wireless charging into its
But Qi won't be the only standard on display. The Alliance for Wireless Power has plans to show off some furniture with its technology built-in and Samsung in attendance.
At CES 2013, we expect to see a lot more phones or perhaps even some tablets with wireless charging embedded. We wouldn't be surprised to see more multipurpose charging docks that have speakers, alarm clocks or other features.