Consumer electronics

The upside of tech you can't afford

Gold bar cell phone
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The past week has seen some eye-popping new technology, including foldable phones from Samsung and Huawei and the HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset from Microsoft. But these breakthroughs have also come with equally jaw-dropping price tags.

Why it matters: Tech innovations often start out at prohibitively high prices. The fact that the technology exists in a commercially deliverable form practically guarantees that it will become affordable in a few years.

Nostalgia is making a splash at CES

A red boombox
Photo: Ina Fried/Axios

While CES is all about the latest and greatest in technology, there was a significant retro theme on display at a number of the booths this year.

The bottom line: Even techies have a soft spot for the gadgets and brands of their youth — or, in some cases, their parents' youth.