CES 2021: The First-Ever Digital CES in January

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Just like every year, the CES 2021 has started to roll around the technology world. One of the most anticipated and celebrated events filled with various announcements and launches. The CES 2021 event will be the 51st edition of the event. The Consumer Electronics Show is an event honoring some of the excellent design and engineering in technology products over 28 categories. 

The Consumer Electronics Show has a panel of expert Judges, which includes engineers members of the media, and many more. This panel of judges reviews the submissions based on engineering, functionality, designs, aesthetics, and innovation.

CES 2021
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The honorees of the event receive global recognition from the media and industry leaders. These industry leaders use the CES Innovation Awards to spot upcoming trends and outstanding devices. CES is a highly anticipated award function. So and so the honorees who receive the Best of Innovation are those who have rated highest in the product categories. 

The Schedule of the Virtual Dates of CES 2021

The First-Ever Digital CES in January

Going with the tradition of the year 2020, the CES 2021 also decided to go unconventional (thanks to the man who ate the bat!). The CES 2021 will be a digital event. With this huge change in the event, there is a change in the dates as well. The CES 2021 will start from January 11, 2021 (Monday) to January 14, 2021 (Thursday). The schedule of the day is 

  • January 11: Media only access
  • January 12: Exhibitor Showcase and Conference Programming
  • January 13: Exhibitor Showcase and Conference Programming
  • January 14: Conference Programming 

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According to the schedule we can expect that most of the announcements will take place in on January 11.

The CTA says CES 2021, “will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders, and media from around the world. The new format will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world.”

On the first day of the evnet, over 20+ companies will host the biggest press conference. 

What Companies are Participating in the CES 2021?

The registrations for the CES 2021 was opened on December 3, 2020. After the registration, not many companies revealed their agendas as for now. Some of the rumored companies that will be participating in the CES 2021 includes Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, and Harman.

What Companies are Participating in the CES 2021?

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Who can attend CES 2021?

CES is an industry event, which cannot be attended by public. General public can attend the event with a pass, but this year the event will be digital. 

List of the Best of Innovation honorees includes:

In-Vehicle Entertainment and Safety

1st Mate Marine and Security System, Brunswick


Wearable Technologies

BioButton Medical Grade device and data services, BioIntelliSense

Computer Hardware and Components

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors, Advanced Micro Devices

Smart Cities

EES (Electromagnetic Engineered Surface), E2IP Technologies

Headphones and Personal Audio

Galaxy Buds + BTS Edition, Samsung Electronics

Health and Wellness

Epsy, Epsy

Mobile Devices and Accessories

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G/ Galaxy Note 20 5G, Samsung Electronics


Imverse Live 3D rendering engine and volumetric holograms, Inverse

Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation

IBM and The Mayflower Autonomous Ship and The AI Captain, IBM


John Deere X-Series Combine, JohnDeere


OrCam Read, OrCam Technologies

Computer Peripherals and Accessories

Lumi Keys 1, Roli

Home Appliances

P- Next 3 Insta View Door-In-Door with Voice Recognition, LG Electronics

Software and Mobile Apps

Origin Health- Remote Patient monitoring, Origin Wireless

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Computer Hardware and Components

Spatial Reality Display, Sony Electronics

Home Appliances

U by Moen Smart Faucet, Moen

Digital Imaging/ Photography

Vespera, Vaonis

Health and Wellness 


Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation

The Fifth-Generation Waymo Driver, Waymo

What Companies are Participating in the CES 2021?

CES 2021: Important Announcements by Brands

Many big company are expected to attend the event and make important announcements about the launches of the upcoming devices. Many new launches that are anticipated in the CES 2021 by companies like LG, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Harman.


The company made an announcement that says, “Particularly noteworthy for 2021 are LG’s latest entertainment products including LG OLED, LG NanoCell, NEXTGEN TVs and TONE Free earbuds. More details on specific LG Home Entertainment products honoured will be announced at CES 2021 in January.” 


We can expect many great devices from Sony. The devices that we are expecting for Sony are 2021 Sony TV ranges, a Sony audio product, or the Sony WF-1000XM4 which is set to become one of the premium headphones.


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