The International CES is the world's largest consumer electronics show, and a showcase each year for the biggest new things in consumer tech. This year, The Motley Fool's Rex Moore caught up with one of the world's leading tech columnists at the show, David Pogue of Yahoo Tech, to get a breakdown of the hottest new trends in electronics that could soon be hitting the market.
3-D printing was huge at CES this year. Exhibiting companies such as 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), and Makerbot (now owned by Stratasys) are bullish on consumer adaptation of this technology, and the consumer interest is certainly piqued, with this year's 3-D printing area at CES constantly packed with adoring fans. While this technology is already well-integrated into several manufacturing processes on the industrial side however, the problem is that it's really unknown how big this can be with consumers, at least in the near to mid term. In this segment, Pogue gives his viewpoint on when, if ever, 3-D printers will become a useful part of consumers' homes.