Home technology — smart gadgets that make our daily lives as easy as possible — was high on the agenda at this year’s CES Expo in Las Vegas.
Here are some of our highlights.
Gadgets That Make Working From Home Easier
Zero Distance Wehead
Tired of the same old 2D zoom calls? Zero Distance’s Wehead devices make meeting participants feel like a remote participant is right in their room.
The device looks a bit like a machine you might find at an eye doctor, but with a screen on the front. People participating from a distance appear as if they are in 3D, and when they look around or nod, the machine moves.
Acer’s eKinekt BD 3 Bike
Treadmill desk, take a step back. Not only is this bike desk the perfect way to burn calories while you work, but it also charges your devices at the same time.
When your legs are pumped away, your device plugs in, draining the kinetic energy you’ve generated. It’s the first of its kind to combine exercise with powering an entire workstation.
Take care of your health at home
Toilet “pee” tools
In a niche affair, Withings’ U-scan can tell you everything you could ever want to know about your urine, and possibly more than you ever wanted to know.
The truth of the matter is, it can tell us a lot. Insights into diet and a woman’s menstrual cycle are two of the main cues this smart device can pick up.
Everyone’s Christmas list for 2023.
LG’s PuriCare Aero Furniture
Finding an aesthetically pleasing air purifier is never easy. But the clue is in the name of LG’s latest development — and it’s really incorporated into the furniture.
This purifier uses HEPA filtration and LG’s UVnano technology keeps its leaves free from viruses and bacteria.
The device also features mood lighting. Because why not.
If you have the bank balance, bathroom space, and happen to indulge in a bath and/or spa day, Kohler’s Stillness Bath is for you. Admittedly, it probably isn’t an essential home for anyone else.
Still, it’s pretty cool. Picture yourself sliding into your own aromatherapy sanctuary after a long day at work. Water fills from the bottom of the free-standing cube and flows from the sides to the wooden slatted base, creating a calming backdrop track while the essential oil blend diffuses into the mist.
Fighting Energy Bills with Smart Technology
Kohler H2Wise Smart Water System
With the cost of living crisis hitting, it has never been more important for many families to keep their bills under control. The system will alert homeowners to leaks, frozen pipes and changes in water pressure.
Smart Home by Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric has released its new smart home energy products with a focus on sustainability. The products that make up the ecosystem include smart power distribution panels and switches that can be controlled via an app.
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Samsung’s 8K Premiere projector
Samsung is giving people a cinematic experience at home with its breakthrough 8K projector screen.
Premiere projectors can handle images 150″ diagonally across the wall, shooting the image upwards, so no more fumbling with projectors in the back of the lounge like 1990s school assemblies.
Dell’s Concept Nyx Game Controller
Check it out, you won’t necessarily brag that there’s anything special about this controller. But hotkeys have dozens of inputs, putting the tool’s capabilities far ahead of its competitors.
ASUS 3D Laptop
Asus competes with Acer with its glasses-free 3D laptops, which use eye-tracking software instead of lenses. The key difference is that Asus has used an OLED screen – which it claims offers sharper 3D rendering than Acer’s IPS.
Measuring Enabot EBO X
Do you have your own robot running around the house looking after everything?
With a 4K camera, two-way audio system, and alerts if anything goes wrong (whether it’s a crying baby or someone entering a room they shouldn’t), Alexa listening to our conversations is the least of our worries.