CES Unveiled was one of a host of Monday night events that officially kicked off the Las Vegas show. If the vast array of product reveal any one big theme, it's that consumer technology is in a transitional period, said longtime CES watchers.
"One of the themes is just the changing of the guard in the consumer electronics world," said Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White. "We're at an inflection point in consumer electronics, and the stuff that drove consumer electronics in the past will decline."
In 2016 mobile devices, TVs, laptops and desktops will account for 51 percent of the industry's $287 billion in revenue, but new technology will continue to take a growing share of the market, Consumer Technology Association said in a Monday night presentation. "The catalysts for industry growth are newer innovations such as wearables, virtual reality and drones."