One can apply the cliche for just about every year, but 2013 was quite something, wasn't it? While arguably less eventful than previous years, it was still full of exciting headlines , and that's before taking our industry into account! So join our retrospective into what we we think were the major happenings of, well, 2013!
1. TVs get curvy: CES 2013 marked out THE winning trend for a TV market in decline-- curved TVs, with "world firsts" produced by (who else?) Samsung and LG. Okay, we kid, but analysts point out 4K/UHD has the potential to become the next big TV thing thanks to declining prices, OTT services, various broadcasts (the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Sochi Winter Olympics will get UHD treatment) and improved upscaling technology.
2. Audio, wire-free: According to audio technology from the past year wires are doomed to be a thing of the past, since seemingly everyone has a wireless audio offering or three. Bluetooth and wifi are the main technologies of choice, but WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Sound) revealed an alternative platform at CEDIA 2013. The first products carrying the technology come from Bang & Olufsen, but WiSA-certified speakers from other vendors should appear come 2014.