The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) 2017 has concluded for this year. This year it marks its 50th anniversary.
Started in 1967, the show now held’s in Las Vegas every year. It became a platform for the consumer technology & next-generation innovations for more than 3800 exhibiting companies.
Many manufacturers, developers, suppliers of consumer technology hardware & technology delivery systems gathered here to show their new innovation in a conference program with more than 350 conference sessions. This year about 165k attendees from 150 countries attended this show.
New Innovative Gadgets Showed at CES 2017
So, we got a lot of cool innovative gadgets at this year’s CES. There were so many of them but some of them really caught our eyes.
Here are the top 20 cool gadgets of CES 2017:
1. HP Sprout G2 3D-Scanning PC
Sprout G2 is the 2nd version of HP’s Sprout Computer, with its integrated 3D and 2D scanners.It is perfect for product designers, CGI creators and other folks who can benefit from incorporating 3D models into their workflow.
It's also got a stylus-enabled touch mat that acts as a second screen. The PC is integrated with a 14.6MP downward-facing camera, as well as other components.
2. PowerVision PowerRay Underwater Drone
This underwater drone can submerge up to 30 meters and records 4K video streamed to your phone by which you can navigate it.
Its other impressive feature is its add-on Fishfinder sonar, which can detect fish up to 40 meters away and lures them with a blue light. PowerVision added a touch of virtual reality to its proceedings. The PowerRay comes with a VR goggles that allow you to robot around the machine by tilting your head. The VR goggles can recognize both gravity & gesture.
3. Kuri the Robot Nanny
Mayfield Robotics unveils their new robot at CES 2017 after 2 years of continuous development.
It is 20” tall, weighs about 6.35 kg, and has an app for iOS & Android.
With a built-in HD mobile security camera & some smart-home control capabilities, Kuri will roam your home checking on your kids and pets when you're not home. Kuri will get smarter over time with a regular software update by Mayfield.
4. Acer Predator 21 X Gaming Laptop
Acer shows their $8,999 Predator 21 X gaming laptop in the CES. It has a ginormous 21” IPS curved screen with an eye-tracking camera.
Of course, it has nine heat pipes to cool the two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and 2 power supplies. It also has four speakers and two subwoofers, 64 GB DDR4 RAM, a brand-new 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor and it weighs 8 kg.
5. LeEco Smart Bikes
LeEco unveils 2 categories of bicycles for the US- the Smart Road Bike and the Smart Mountain Bike.
They are integrated with a 4” Android touchscreen for navigation,
music playback, and walkie-talkie talking to nearby LeEco bikers. They have their own GPS and sensors, and the user can track their own fitness by pairing ANT+ heart rate and power monitors.
Both bicycles have Toray T700 carbon fiber frames and handlebars. The Smart Road Bike is the lighter of the two at 8.39 kg and the Smart Mountain Bike is decidedly heavier at 12.2 kg.
6. Faraday Future FF91 Car
Electric car startup Faraday Future launches their first electric car, the FF 91 at CES 2017.
It has self-parking, autonomous driving, a 608 KM range and ubiquitous screens all around the cabin. According to Faraday Future, with 1,050 horsepower, the car can go at least from 0–60 in 2.39 seconds. The FF 91 looks promising because it’s faster than any other car built today of its kind.
7. Lego Boost Motors and Smart Bricks
CES is full of robots but Lego and robots together make something beautiful.
The Danish toymaker is offering a set of motors and programmable bricks that can work with existing Lego kits and turn them into motorized or motion-sensitive toys.
And its app can record voice effects to really bring your Lego Batman to life. A companion Android and iOS app will handle the programming parts, using the basic coding instructions.
8. Emotech Olly Robohub
Meet Olly created by Emotech, a fusion between smart home hubs- such as the Amazon Echo, and smart home robots.
It can give a response to your questions by looking up information for you and can control all of your smart devices and internet-connected products.
Like a robot, Olly has deep-learning capabilities that mean- it gets to know you and your daily routines over time, and will evolve to become more like you and respond to the patterns of your life. The company is claiming that two Ollys will never be the same because they will adapt to reflect the personality of their owners, which is magnificent.
9. LG W7 Wall-Mount TV
LG's amazing W7 ultrathin OLED is a wall art that happens to be a TV. It is the thinnest TV ever produced by LG.
W7 comes with 2 screen sizes- 65” and 77”.
They are the thinnest, lightest and potentially the best-picture quality TVs to hit the wall. OLED means “Organic Light Emitting Diode” which is a new display technology. LG's OLED TVs deliver the best picture quality ever tested, beating LCD sets from Samsung, Sony and others in the tests over the last few years.
10. Panasonic Lumix GH5 Camera
Panasonic shows their new GH series camera at the CES.
They are using the same battery from the GH4 in the GH5, but that’s where the similarities stop.
The camera is 13 percent bigger than the GH4. It got a full-size HDMI port. The camera is now freeze-proof, in addition to the dust and splash-proofing offered on previous models. And most importantly, the GH5 features 5-axis in-body image stabilization. With a raft of innovative new features and enough 4K and HD recording options to make your head spin, this replacement to Panasonic's video-popular GH4 promises to be one of the most impressive cameras of the year.
11. Hubble Hugo Smart Camera Robot
Hubble Hugo mood-tracking smart camera has Alexa onboard.
This eyeball-like motorized camera robot assistant uses face recognition to identify people's mood.
Part-security camera and part-robot, Hugo is a spherical lens atop a moving base. If it's a baby it'll notify you and automatically launch into pacification mode with music, a fan or an audio book. Hugo also has 3-watt speakers and a 2400 mAh battery that will keep it powered for about 4 hours if it becomes unplugged.
12. Willow Breast Pump
Willow dominated the conversation of this year’s CES.
The Willow attempts to solve a real problem that other products don't.
It's rare at CES. Willow breast pump is the first all-in-one breast pump. Cordless, quiet and pretty liberating - the Willow wearable breast pump is hands-free. It allows the mothers doing mothering at their best.
13. BACtrack Skyn
BACtrack unveils Apple Watchband with built-in blood alcohol monitor.
Breathalyzers are fine, but the Skyn band tracks your blood-alcohol content in real time and you can keep a track that you're still lightweight.
The sensor picks up small traces of alcohol or ethanol molecules secreted through the skin, measured in TAC or Transdermal Alcohol Content. It’s a surprise that a gadget like this didn’t come sooner considering its high practicality.
14. Razer Project Valerie
Razer Project Valerie is a gaming laptop with a triple-screen curved display.
Its 17” display is packed into a pretty thick case.
Razer says this is, "the world's first portable laptop with three built-in monitors." It’s true because no one has thought to try an idea like this before. It has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and each of the three displays uses Nvidia G-sync technology which matches the screen refresh rate and the output of the graphics hardware. According to Razer, Project Valerie is 1.5” thick and weighs around 5.4 kg.
15. Polaroid Pop Camera
Polaroid Pop is a new instant camera that produces classic Polaroid-sized (3” x 4”) prints.
The Pop uses a 20 MP CMOS sensor with image stabilization, 3.97" LCD display, and a dual LED flash.
It can also shoot 1080p HD video and stores everything to a Micro SD. When used in conjunction with the Polaroid print app and one's smart device, users can edit images before printing. Photos print in just under a minute.
Airblock is the new modular drone from the Shenzhen-based robotics startup, Makeblock.
It's a drone with a learning experience.
The central processor, motor, and rotors are all enclosed in a soft Styrofoam frame, and the pieces fit together using magnetic connectors. If the drone falls out from the sky, you can snap the whole thing back together and start flying in seconds. You can configure it as things besides a hexacopter - and program it via the app.
17. Razer Project Ariana
Razer’s new concept, Project Ariana is a 4K projector that splashes entire virtual worlds onto the wall of your home.
We've seen this concept before, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.
It's an HD projector that can supplement your game display by filling your walls with action as you play. The final version of Project Ariana is still at least a year away, with Razer optimistically hoping for a release date of very late 2017.
18. Asus ZenFone AR
Asus ZenFone AR is an android smartphone filled with sensors.
This is the first phone to integrate and combine Google's Daydream VR and Tango AR.
So, AR has all your realities covered. It also has 5.7” display, 3 rear cameras, 8 GB RAM, Snapdragon 821 chipset and up to 256 GB of internal storage.
19. Honda Self-Balancing Motorcycle
Honda shows its self-balancing concept motorcycle in the CES.
Honda uses an electronic steer-by-wire system that disengages the handlebars from the front forks at speeds below 4.8 kmph, passing control of the front wheel to the computer.
The bike then senses lean angles and swings the wheel to either side, thousands of times per second, to counteract any tendency to tip over. It also adjusts the angles of the front forks, lowering the bike’s center of gravity to improve stability. The result is a bike that stays upright all on its own. So this motorcycle can park itself & its ability to balance means it can motor without you on it. Though it is just a concept but the technology is promising.
20. Samsung Flex Wash and Flex Dry laundry System
Samsung unveils a new type of washing machine & dryer, a very useful household product. Some Smart Home folks think these are "the wackiest innovation we've seen yet".
And not just because it has two washer compartments and two dryer compartments, it also can operate off a single water line even when washing two loads simultaneously, has customizable temperature zones for the small dryer, and can be controlled by your phone. These appliances offer flexibility and choices to users by combining top-load and front-load machines into one machine.
So these are the top 20 cool gadgets from this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And we hope they will be available soon in the consumer market.