What’s new, what’s hot, and what’s trendy … this is exactly what we present to you in our quest to keep you up to date with the latest innovations in the world of music and technology. Leading technological companies such as Sony, Apple and Sphero met at the CES 2019 event held in Las Vegas to unveil their newest audio-focused tech innovations, and there were some pretty cool gadgets!
American singer and songwriter Pharrell Williams, took to the stage to lead Sony’s CES press conference in announcing “360 Reality Audio”. This new technology could make a huge impact in the music industry, revolutionizing artists music by simply changing from panning left and right to a whole 360 sound.
Sphero, the creators behind the fan-favourite RD-D2 Robots announced the launch of the Specdrums musical motion-enabled bluetooth ring, which is a ring that allows music to be made when the user taps on various coloured services. This is the first project that Sphero have created, moving away from consumer-based toys towards new technology that supports science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. The ring has over 100 different instruments that you can select from, allowing the younger generation to learn more about music and make their own, either using the coloured matt provided by the company or everyday objects.
Apple made their appearance at CES to announce that features like Itunes and AirPlay will now be able to seamlessly play on LG, Vizio, Sony and Samsung televisions. In addition, Apple Music integration was made available on both the Amazon Echo and Android phones.
Bose debuted their new technology, the QuietComfort Road Noise Control system. The creators of the top-of-the-line noise cancelling headphones are promising to make your car journeys silent, through new vehicle speakers. The groundbreaking tech uses accelerometers and microphones to suppress road noise, mostly aimed towards electric cars that have no combustion engine creating the noise and therefore allowing for smooth and uninterrupted, music-filled travels!