So CES 2017 has just wrapped up, and just as always, it’s brought us the cutting edge in new technology and gadgets. Here are some of our favourites that showed up on the showroom floor this year.
Kuri The Robot Nanny
There’s plenty of ‘nanny cams’ out there, but this one takes it to the next level. This robot roams your house, watching your kids and pets when you can’t be there. It’s an interesting, mobile take on the concept, and we’d like to see how it manages to follow your children (or resist sabotage by them!). It’s also got a cute face too, so there’s that.
Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are great places to find new and interesting TV shows, but they can’t show you local live broadcasts. If you’ve cut the cord on local TV services, this wireless box lets you catch up with local and live TV via streaming. The box is a little bit Fisher Price, but there’s a lot of people who’d be happy to put up with that so they can catch The Great British Bake Off when it’s on TV.
Acer Predator 21x Gaming Laptop
Gaming laptops have come a long way recently, but they’re not as beefy as this one is going to be. It has a 21 inch curved screen, an eye tracking camera, and nine heat pipes to cool the massive engine beneath the hood. The whole thing weighs 19.4 pounds, so maybe don’t actually put it on your lap.
LeEco Smart Bikes
LeEco are doing for bikes what the invention of sat nav did for cars. These bikes have a 4 inch Android screen embedded between the handlebars. Cyclists can use them for navigation, music, or communicating with other users.
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
Sometimes an idea is so simple that we can’t believe that it’s never been thought of before. This smart bed solves the problem of getting cold feet when you’re trying to snuggle up in bed. It senses when your feet are cold and heats up the bottom of the mattress to warm them up again. It also raises the head of the bed if it hears you snoring. No results on whether that works yet, but it’s worth a try.
Moxi Stroller and Phone Charger
A great example of sustainable energy on a small scale, this charger will be a lifesaver for parents. The Moxi stroller gathers kinetic energy from the rolling wheels of the pushchair, and uses it charge up your phone or any other device of your choosing. This is another one to file under ‘Why have we never thought of this before?’
Those are just a few of our favourite gadgets, but there were hundreds more on offer. What were your favourites?