Most of the innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show 2024 were enhancements to existing technology; think better audio quality and new capabilities. Despite lackluster levels of product innovation, Circana tech analyst Ben Arnold and audio analyst Ashley McCann are optimistic about growth opportunities for kitchen, home, and audio in the year ahead.
- While artificial intelligence was the buzzword at CES, AI hardware was harder to find. Chatbots in cars and a new keyboard function were standout examples.
- Kitchen products that speed or improve cooking and mix cocktails were on display, indicating increased innovation in the small home appliance space.
- Products that support digital creators, including digital cameras and accessories, are experiencing sales growth.
- Especially among older consumers, there’s still opportunity for smart home products, including security cameras and smart lighting.