From foldable laptops to intelligent yoga mats, Shibani showcases the best gadgets and concepts from CES 2020.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year —CES week! Coming on the heels of the holidays every first week of January, CES is a tech lover’s paradise. With thousands of gizmos housed in 2.9m sq feet of space, there’s a lot to cover.
As always, this year’s show was loaded with so many tvs, laptops and futuristic concept cars. While most CES products won’t gain enough momentum to become commercially available, there are some notable and fun products unveiled that I could see finding their way in your home one day. Here’s a glimpse of your future:
Undoubtedly, the poster child of CES this year is the foldable laptop by Intel. Even though the newly unveiled “Horseshoe Bend” is merely a concept – to show the industry and consumers what is coming in the world of laptop hardware – the potential is exciting. Folding up like a book, the device is similar to the Lenovo Fold. Intel’s involvement shows that the future involves vertical reading, folding screens and side-by-side views.
Toothbrush tech exploded at CES this year with every big name making strides. One of the most innovative features came from Colgate. It announced its new Plaqless Pro toothbrush with sensors to detect plaque in the mouth. When the device flashes blue, it has located a spot for the user to clean. The connected app aids in the experience, showing teeth that could use more attention. Philips and Delta Dental also uncovered the BrushSmart system to collect and share real-time oral care brushing data from their connected toothbrush.
The MedWand is the device telemedicine was waiting for to catapult growth. The handheld device is a 10-in-1 diagnostic device for physicians and medical professionals to allow them to take vital signals like a patient’s temperature and her heart rate, allowing remote doctors to get critical data to make diagnoses. Imagine how aging care facilities and rural communities could be helped by this!
And for all the yogis out there – how we feeling about this? YogiFi is the first intelligent yoga mat that does everything from correcting your form to tracking your flexibility. Built in sensors, voice instruction and real time feedback are the big selling point for this fitness mat, on sale for $199.
Your laundry room isn’t exempt from a tech upgrade this year. LG’s ThinQ Front Load AI Washing Machine not only detects the volume and weight of each laundry load, but also uses AI and advanced sensors to identify fabric types in each load. The washer is smart enough to detect a mixed load of t-shirts and pants and then program the wash cycle to use customized motions, temperatures, and times. A few added perks: it knows exactly how much laundry soap to add and is connected to Alexa for alerts.
Take your showers to the next level with the Kohler Moxie Showerhead. The circular shower head, built by Kohler and connected speaker by Harman Kardon, make the ultimate shower duo…allowing you to multitask with Alexa and sing in the shower (if you’re into that sort of thing).