The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas features some of the year’s biggest tech gadget trends, including haptic devices for the metaverse and the latest AI-powered products.
CES, the world’s largest tech event, takes place January 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
After the show went fully digital in 2021 and scaled back significantly in 2022 due to Covid, the event will return in 2023 with more than 3,200 brands exhibiting.
The Metaverse and Web3 will take center stage this year with the introduction of a new dedicated section in the Central Hall of the Convention Center.
Wellness continues to be a major topic, with technology gadgets to improve sleep and health and fitness monitors integrated into both wearables and connected home devices.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in more products than ever before. With the advent of Matter, a smart home standard that makes it easy for different brands of smart devices to communicate with each other, new technology brands will carve out space in the market.
Here’s an overview of the biggest trending themes:
Smart security cameras are already installed in our homes, but now serve a different function.
Best known for their doorbell cameras, Ring has expanded its reach into car security. Ring Car Cam is equipped with sensors that can detect if your car is intruded. It can also be used as a dash cam.
Bird Buddy is also an AI-powered bird box that captures and identifies species of feathered companions that stop by for a treat. Users can also gamify the experience by collecting different species in the accompanying app.
wearables for health
Wellness has been a trending topic for some time, but this year the emergence of brands takes precedence.
The latest wearables are highly sensitive in design, providing only the most important information and integrating features that promote better mindfulness.
At the top of the list is the Nowatch, a smartwatch that doesn’t actually tell time. Instead, this screenless device delivers gentle vibrations that improve the wearer’s mood and stress levels based on measurements of heart rate, sweat, body movement and sleep patterns.
Citizen’s new CZ Smart comes with an app called YouQ that uses NASA research to predict fatigue patterns and help you be more productive throughout your day.
Wearable technology for medical devices is also being released one after another. Among them is Movano Health’s Evie Smart Her Ring, which measures heart rate and blood oxygen levels to help women understand patterns such as sleep and menstruation.
Meanwhile, health tech brand Baracoda launched BHeart, an activity sensor and heart rate monitor that can be worn as a bracelet or watch strap. Built-in solar power, no need to remove for charging.
smart home device
Integrating healthcare into connected home devices was inevitable, but some brands have taken the idea even further.
One of the most amazing products is U-Scan, a toilet-resident, hands-free urine scanner. Produced by his health tech brand Withings, it provides information on digestive and reproductive health.
Samsung has expanded its Bespoke Home range to include an AI-powered oven. Not only can it suggest suitable cooking temperatures for a variety of pre-set healthy meals, it can also be combined with the Samsung app to suggest recommended meal options based on your workout stats and diet goals. increase.
The interior is also equipped with smart technology. Honda-backed Yukai Engineering has launched his Fufuly, a robotic pillow that helps people find a healthy breathing rhythm.
Metaverse technology attracted a lot of attendees at last year’s CES. Now the brand is launching devices designed to optimize the immersive quality offered by this new internet iteration.
Source Digital claims to have launched “the world’s first smart TV metaverse experience” by bringing its Sansar platform to LG Smart TVs. Through this app, the user can explore his 2D and 3D environment with a customized avatar.
Meanwhile, Panasonic-owned Shiftall has launched three devices for the metaverse. These include Magnex, an ultralight VR headset, and Pebble, a device that heats or cools the human body to enhance virtual experiences.
A third addition is Mutalk, a mute Bluetooth microphone that allows users to talk to others in a virtual space without disturbing those around them.
Many of the designs at this year’s show explore ways to make technology a more seamless experience outside the home.
Among the biggest announcements, Chinese brand TCL, best known for its high-spec TVs, unveiled the RayNeo X2 smart glasses.
These augmented reality frames overlay your field of view with all kinds of useful display information, from automatic translation to GPS navigation. It can also incorporate prescription lenses, so spec wearers shouldn’t miss out.
Navigation is the main focus of Loovic, a GPS neckband that allows people to navigate cities on foot without a map.
Another important feature is designed to help people make private calls in public places.
French startup Skyted teamed up with industrial design studio PriestmanGoode to create a pair of sound-absorbing masks. Powered by Airbus, these are intended for crowded or confined spaces such as trains, buses, cars and planes.
Sleep is as important to us as ever, and there are many products on offer this year that promise to wake you up to a better quality.
LG debuted Breeze earbuds that use sensor data to estimate how much time the wearer spends in each of three sleep states: REM, light sleep, and deep sleep. You can also play sounds to help you fall asleep.
German startup Variowell Development has launched a peppermint mattress topper that works with your Apple Watch to heat or cool different areas of your bed.
Other offerings include Hatch Restore 2, an update to the popular alarm clock that uses lights and sounds to improve each step of your sleep cycle. The new version introduces “Morning Moments”, where users can add inspirational messages or short workouts to his routine.
light and smell media
Improve your gaming, listening to music and watching videos thanks to several new releases.
Japanese company Aromajoin has launched a video platform that works in tandem with Aroma Shooter technology to generate scents that complement what’s on your screen. There are currently over 100 fragrances on the market.
Govee, on the other hand, has launched a product that rivals the Philips Hue system. The Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit is a Matter certified system that creates colored lighting effects to amplify your video game experience.
A product that is making a big splash at CES 2023 is the Ella smart stroller, an AI-powered stroller with self-driving capabilities.
Launched by Canadian company Glüxkind Technologies, Ella offers push and brake assistance, hands-free walking, and an intelligent “Rock-My-Baby mode.”
It’s not the only product designed with parenting in mind.
The new Q-bear baby monitor is advertised as a “baby cry translator”. It uses a huge data pool to interpret crying patterns, so each scream can be interpreted more effectively. You can also soothe a crying baby with AI-powered lights and sounds, and analyze pain and discomfort.
A new market has opened up with the news that hearing aids are now available over-the-counter in the United States due to a recent FDA ruling.
One of the products on display is the design-driven Eargo 7 earbuds. Like their predecessors, these hearing aids are water resistant, fully rechargeable, and feature noise reduction and voice processing.
Well-known brands have also launched products to support people with disabilities.
Sony unveiled Project Leonardo, a PlayStation 5 controller that will allow people with limited motor control to play longer, and L’Oreal with a lipstick applicator for those with limited hand and arm mobility. A HAPTA was announced.