CES is the most high-profile showcase of the world’s most significant consumer technologies. CES is the meeting place in the world for all those who focus on the consumer technology market. For 50 years, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and revolutionary technology — the global stage where business developments of the next generation are launched.
Few of the new upcoming gadgets at CES 2020
The Wall MicroLED TV
Samsung’s suitably named Wall MicroLED TV spans 292 inches, making it the largest TV we’ve seen at CES. For something slightly smaller, the display comes in 88-, 93-, 110- and 150-inch sizes.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite
With a sizable 6.7-inch screen and 4,500-mAh battery, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Lite looks to be a workhorse of a phone. The Note 10 Lite will come with a headphone jack, three cameras on the back — main, telephoto and ultrawide-angle lenses at 12 megapixels each — and a stylus. No pricing or release date, yet.
Galaxy S10 Lite
The second phone Samsung announced at CES is the Galaxy S10 Lite. Like the Note 10 Lite, it will come with a 6.7-inch screen and three cameras on the back: a 48-megapixel main, a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle and 5-megapixel macro lens. It will lack a stylus and headphone jack, however. No price or release details for this one either.
TCL 10 Pro
You may know TCL for its affordable TVs. But this stunning $500 phone should help extend its brand awareness. This Galaxy S10 clone comes with four rear cameras, a headphone jack and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. But the device’s arresting design — with a crisp screen, curved sides and rich colors — sets it apart from other midpriced phones.
TCL 5G foldable phone
One more from TCL. This foldable prototype could come out later this year. The eye-catching phone will, when open, offer a 7.2-inch screen and cost less than the $1,500 foldable Motorola Razr flip phone.
Alienware Concept UFO prototype
Looking a bit like a Nintendo Switch, this protoype handheld device for PC gamers from Alienware slides two paddle-like controls onto either side of a Windows 10 tablet to create a handheld gaming device. Unlike the Switch, it will run Windows games.
When you’re, umm, indisposed and realize too late you’re out of toilet paper, Charmin is ready to help. Using your phone, you can request that Charmin’s bear-faced toilet roll robot fetch you a roll and bring it to you in the loo. We’re curious how the robot spends its time between bathroom visits.
How much would you pay to give your teeth a good brushing in 10 seconds? For $125, you can get the Y-Brush, which promises to efficiently clean your teeth in 10 seconds — 5 for the top and 5 more for the bottom. The Y-Brush resembles a sports mouthguard, bristling with tiny brushes that vibrate as they scrub.
Opte inkjet printer for your face
The Opte handheld printer from Procter & Gamble searches for dark spots on your skin and deposits tiny droplets of a facial serum with pigment to treat or cover them. A tiny camera to scan your face, looking for any kind of dark spot and then 120 thermal inkjet nozzles dispense a precise amount of pigment to cover the spot.
Ose sex tech device
After causing a stir at last year’s CES, Lora DiCarlo’s Ose sex tech device is makes its public debate at this year’s CES. Along with the Ose — which was banned last year — the company has two new products, the Onda and the Baci, its showing on the convention’s show floor this week.
Neofect Smart Balance
The Neofect Smart Balance aims to make leg rehabilitation fun and engaging. With the goal of gamifying physical therapy, the device that helps people recovering from a stroke rehabilitate their legs, balance and posture by choosing to play a handful of games.
BrainCo prosthetic hand
Expected to hit the market later this year, this AI-powered prosthetic hand is designed to work with an amputee’s brain waves and muscle signals to intuit movements they want to make. Undergoing FDA approval, this smart prosthetic hand will cost $10,000 to $15,000.
SA-1 urban air taxi from Hyundai and Uber Elevate
Lift off! The Hyundai Urban Air Mobility SA-1 is an air taxi concept designed for Uber Elevate’s upcoming urban air travel service. The compact aircraft — which seats five, including the pilot — has a cruising speed of 200 mph, the companies claim, with a cruising altitude between 1,000 and 2,000 feet.
Bosch Virtual Visor
As long as there’ve been cars, there’s been glare. Bosch thinks you have been things to do while driving and this week debuted its Virtual Visor, which will use a driver-facing camera and a smart flip-down LCD to digitally block sun glare.
It’s a bike. It’s a car. It’s solar powered. It’s perfect for runs to the grocery store. It’s the Wello Family, and at 7.4 feet in length and 2.7 feet in width, it will be a cinch to park. And you can convert the backseat into a trunk to hold your packages.
Rivian electric truck and SUV with Amazon Alexa
Rivian said its embedding Amazon Alexa into its upcoming electric vehicles. Alexa will perform all the usual stuff: play music, make calls, send directions to connected devices. But you’ll also be able to control the interior climate, pop the trunk, control the windows and even view the pickup truck’s bed camera if you have an Echo Show or Fire TV.
Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds
The Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds are the waterproof version of the Elite 75t, which earned a CNET Editors’ Choice award last year. These equally excellent earbuds will go on sale in February for $200.
Vizio P-Series Elevate soundbar
New for CES, the Vizio P-Series Elevate soundbars offer a striking look and a nice collection of new technologies, including mechanically rotating drivers that can serve either as height channels or to boost the existing stereo channels.
Samsung’s Q950TS 8K TV
The Q950TS 8K TV from Samsung uses a bezel-free QLED screen that goes right to the edge of the frame. While it might be too early to enjoy 8K content, the Q950TS will come with lots picture-quality improvements that may make it worth getting the TV now.
LG rollable TV
We’ve been waiting for this: LG’s 65-inch rollable OLED TV was supposed to arrive in 2019, but LG says it will now come this year. Priced at $60,000, the TV will be flexible enough to roll up into a cabinet, and it will ship by the third quarter.
As you’d expect, Samsung is all over TV at CES this year. Its Sero TV is designed for the way you use your phone: Flip it from vertical to horizontal using the motorized mount to watch videos in standard widescreen or portrait mode. And it syncs with your Samsung Galaxy phone.
Dell foldable tablet
Phones aren’t the only things you can fold. Dell is working on a large folding tablet prototype you can bend 90 degrees to have one half serve as an onscreen keyboard and the other half as the display.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
Laptops can fold, too. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, a 13-inch OLED slate, can bend and fold into several different configurations, letting it act like a laptop, tablet or a mini desktop.
HP Elite Dragonfly G2
This business-friendly two-in-one from HP weighs in under 1kg, will handle 5G wireless, offers an improved Sure View privacy display and comes with built-in Tile support for smart location tracking of the device.
Lenovo Yoga 5G
Another from Lenovo, the Yoga 5G is the first PC to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. It will handle 5G on both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks and get up to 24 hours of battery life.
How cool could a deadbolt lock be? This cool. The ordinary-looking Shepherd Lock turns your existing deadbolt into a touch entry lock using a touch sensor. When your phone, smart watch or key fob is within range, the lock’s Bluetooth transmitter senses it. Then, touch the deadbolt to open the door, and touch again when you’re leaving to lock it.
Abode Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera
This $199 weather-resistant security camera lets you hard-wire it like a doorbell or plug it in to a nearby outlet for power. It lacks a buzzer at the moment, but Abode says one is on the way.
If you suffer from chronic insomnia or just want to sleep better through the night, UrgoTech says it can help. The French startup said its Urgonight padded headband can train your brain during the day to help you sleep better at night.
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