CES 2018, thank you! Well, I am saying this because of the stupendous products that I saw this year at the show. I am really exhausted because I had to choose the best ten from a pool of amazing products, and it was very challenging for me to come up with this list. The crazy floods of gadgets, cars, and conferences have reached their destination, and I can easily claim that all in all, it was an excellent experience.
The show not only had surprising revelations but some expected products too that more than delivered. Don't worry, I have tried to gather both the types on this list. So, let us now jump to products and know more about them.
When Acer threw the ring at CES, no one was expecting that they will be coming up with world's thinnest laptop. Swift 7 comes up with the aluminum build, so there's a meek chance of damage. As soon as the device was revealed, people started comparing it to MacBook Air and why not? I mean, it is powerful as it will come with Intel i7 processor, but with the 7th generation. I think they should have considered 8th generation. But, if we talk about the overall device, then it is great.
Price - $1699
If you were a gaming freak since the 90s, you might remember the plastic gun that we used to play some of the shooting games. This VR gadget by Merge VR is something similar with advanced features. Merge 6DoF Blaster is a VR gun without glasses or any other extra thing to play games on your iPhone. Now, you may be wondering how it works? Well, the easiest answer is when you move. I mean if you duck it will duck, if you run, it will run, and the device will make you feel like you are in the game.
Expected price - $50
Can you track the small thing on the thumb in the image? Yes, that is the product we are going to talk about. UV Sense is a tracker by L'Oréal (probably the smallest that I've ever seen) that gives you information about temperature, humidity, UV levels in the air. The device will give you notifications like apply the sunscreen before going out and even tell you if you should go out in the sun or not.
Expected price - $40
The world may be loving voice assistants to control home, but if you don't like them, then Netatmo has revealed another option for you. The Smart Home Bot is a bot that allows you to control your home with the help of Facebook Messenger. If you invest in Netatmo's camera, then the bot will even send you the pictures of people who are your home if you are not there. So, time to invest in something smart.
Expected price - Not available
Ever imagined how Amazon Echo would look with a cute face? If not, then check out BUDDY. The home robot was for the exhibition last year, but this year it returned and is ready to go home with you. Currently, BUDDY runs with Google Assitant and follows command through voice. It can turn on music for you, show the weather reports and even answer some simple question. It is a very handy robot that can bring a smile to your face.
Price - $1500
Most of us at some point in our life have been exposed to adulterated food, and this is the product which can save us from adulteration. LinkSquare is a marker sized scanning device that will tell if the food is healthy to eat or not. No more food poisoning, yay...
Expected price - $299
Probably the best in-ear audio device launched at the event. Libratone's Track+ is following the footsteps of Beats By Dre's Solo 3 by automatically selecting the noise canceling level for you depending on the environment.
Expected price - $199
If you are a traveler and like to explore new things around the globe, then this is something that will come in handy. Travis the Translator translates 80 languages with the help of a SIM card or Wi-Fi connection. Even when it is not online, it can translate 20 languages.
Price - $199
Tons of devices integrated with Google Assistant were seen at the show, but this should be the best. It is a speaker with smart display (YouTube enabled) and Google Assistant.
Price - Not available
Not only projectors are seeing advancements, but also the screens which they use to display pictures on. The multiview screen developed by California-based startup MirraViz can allow users to aim two different pictures at the same surface for producing two completely different images.
Price - $499.99
So, which product are you most impressed with?