CES

Products that made a splash at CES (photos)

CES held its first show in 1967 and throughout the years it has been the launching pad for many wildly popular devices as well as many huge duds. Here's a look at some of the more notable pieces that made it on the stage.

In 1970 Philips showed off one of the first VCRs for consumers that sold for about $2,000. This Philips N1500 model was available in the early 1970s

Credit: Colin99 (Colin McCormick) at English Wikipedia

6 comments
Tojoyoyo
Tojoyoyo

I still have the 2nd Atari that came out,with all the plastic overlays, found that my grandson loves to play the "Terminator" game. Also have the original COCO computer by Tandy with the huge floppy drive.

tracy.hayford
tracy.hayford

Spiderpodium TABLET?, CD replaced LaserDisc (mentioned already), DVD replaced CD (mentioned already) The pictures were interesting but the associated copy was HORRIBLE. Of the 18 slides, at least 3 were totally wrong and several others didn't match the pictures. NOTE: Maybe Wikipedia isn't the best source for your information! Web publishing isn't an excuse for shoddy journalism!

Kaliolio
Kaliolio

Comodore and Atari were in such heated competition that they both pre-anounced their new models, the Amiga and the JackInTosh (named after then Atari Owner Jack Tramiel), and quahed all sales of the current models. Then they both took more than a year to release the new system. That was all the somewhat inferior competition (original Mac and IBM PC, TI, Sinclair, etc..) needed to take over. it was one of the stupidest moves I have ever seen in the computer industry; especially at a time when the industry moved so much slower than it does today.

ophnie1
ophnie1

I still have one of these large discs, VCD

yooper
yooper

The image provided isn't the original watch in question. Most of what made this article interesting was the pictures of the pro-devices themselves. Also, while advancing through each segment, I have to scroll down each time to read the description, it doesn't fit all in one page. Aside from that, good stuff!

BitHammer
BitHammer

Nor did DVDs replace CDs. Laserdisc was video, and CD was audio. DVD was video, so DVD replaced Laserdisc.