From Petbots to Electric Skates: The Coolest Finds at CES 2023
Every year in January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in the U.S. At this event, a group of global innovators comes together to showcase their new and groundbreaking technologies.
At the event, more than 3,200 exhibitors from 173 countries displayed futuristic products that could potentially be found in our homes, offices, living rooms, or kitchens. The inventions ranged from unconventional to practical, all aimed at advancing technology to broaden its applications.
It's exciting to see the new tech showcased at CES and people's love for gadgets. The global smart home household penetration was 14.2% in 2022, with projections predicting it will double to 28.8% by 2027.
Did you hear about the new gadgets showcased at this year's Consumer Electronics Show? Here are some notable ones that you might be interested in exploring.
Loona – Intelligent Petbot
If you want a pet but don't want the mess or can't have one where you live, you might be interested in Loona. It's a smart gadget that the developer claims to be the most intelligent pet bot. Right now, they are raising funds for it through a Kickstarter campaign but they are also now marketing this cool robot through their website (link below the image).
The motorized pseudo-pet is an adorable device that can greet you and even follow you around as you walk, sneeze, or scratch. Similar to a dog or cat, Loona can also investigate objects that seem suspicious. However, unlike most pets, Loona also has the ability to beatbox, pose for pictures and dance.
Ring Car Cam
The Ring Car Cam, a consumer IoT device showcased at CES, is already available for purchase on Amazon. This device is designed to bring the concept of a doorbell cam to your car.
This device has two cameras facing in different directions and can capture images both inside the car and on the road. It has a feature that allows you to communicate with people at home through two-way talk. Additionally, it can detect motion and sends alerts in real time.
AtmosGear Electronic Skates
AtmosGear revealed a new product at CES: electric inline roller skates. These skates are expected to be available for purchase and shipping in May 2023. They have the ability to reach a top speed of 25 km/H (15.5 MPH) and can be fully charged in approximately one hour. The skate is actually a motorized frame that can be connected to any roller boots.
Tilt Five Augmented Reality Glasses
Tilt Five has developed a new AR glasses system that can be used outside of video games and can connect to a computer device. These glasses are able to be used on both board games and video games.
Ready to bring some holographic life to your tabletop play? The system includes glasses and a board game. The glasses look somewhat like heavy-duty safety glasses. Both interact to bring an AR element into the real world.
Image is from Tilt Five
Jabra Enhance™ Plus
The Jabra Enhance Plus are earbuds that serve as both a hearing aid and headphones. This can greatly benefit people experiencing hearing loss as it offers a 3-in-1 solution for listening to music, making phone calls, and improving their hearing.
These devices are easy to use due to their compact size, and they utilize advanced technology to deliver excellent audio quality. Jabra devices have an excellent history of quality devices.
Hasbro Selfie Series Figures
Have you ever wanted to own an action figure that looks like you? If so, you'll be happy to know that Hasbro's new Selfie Series allows you to create one using your phone's camera. You can choose from several franchise-based figures by uploading a picture.
The app will generate a 3D model that looks like you, so you can put yourself into any universe. It’s a great way to bring your fantasies to life and show off your unique style and personality.
Make a figure of yourself from these universes:
• G.I. Joe
• Power Rangers
• Star Wars
To customize your new digital figure, download Habro's app on your smartphone. After customizing, purchase the figure and wait for it to be delivered. You may even be able to create your own NFTs and sell them online for $99 a pop! Throw in dinner with you as the Super Hero and maybe make even more.
Twinkly Squares are a grown-up version of the Lite-Bright toy. They consist of colored panels with automated lights that can be added to any wall, making them perfect for brightening up a home office or any space in need of some extra color.
You have the ability to program and control these gadgets since they are Internet of Things devices. This means you can make digital artwork, synchronize them with music, and use their voice feature. They can be controlled from your phone or computer, giving you full control over the colors and animation of the lights. You’ll never have a dull moment with Twinkly Squares!
Xebec Tri-Screen 2
Are you looking for more screen space on your laptop? Do you find it uncomfortable to use a second monitor that is situated higher than your laptop screen? If yes, try Xebec's Tri-Screen 2.
Image from Xebec site
This gadget allows you to increase the screen size of your laptop on both sides by sitting behind the screen and expanding the screen space to the left and right.
Don’t Introduce Smart Tech Into Your Home without Security
Smart home technology can be incredibly convenient and allows you to monitor and control many aspects of your home, from lights and temperature to security systems. However, it is also important to make sure that all of these devices are secure before introducing them into your home. Smart devices should be properly configured with strong passwords and two-factor authentication, as well as be protected with up-to-date antivirus software. Additionally, all device manufacturers should be reliable and have security policies to protect your data.
Finally, it’s important to make sure that your home Wi-Fi network is secure. You should use a strong password and opt for WPA2 encryption to ensure that your data is kept safe from potential hackers.
In conclusion, introducing smart technology into your home can be incredibly useful, but it’s important that you also take steps to ensure it is secure. By investigating the security of any tech you are thinking of introducing into your home, keeping all your devices up to date, and making sure your Wi-Fi network is secure, you can keep your home and data safe.