CES Goes Virtual

The pandemic has forced the world's largest tech trade show online. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports.

(NBC News) — The Consumer Electronics Show is usually a crowded rush of excitement, with tens of thousands attending to get hands-on experience with the latest and greatest gadgets, but
this year the world’s biggest tech trade show is going virtual.

Roughly 1,000 exhibitors are participating, less than a fourth of 2020.

“It’s going to be fewer people making announcements and because of that we think they’ll be more important announcements,” says CNET’s Connie Guglielmo.

5G will likely be center stage, with the speed capabilities opening up new doors of innovation for entertainment, smart home and even telemedicine.

The big lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic will also drive many of the products showcased.

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