We were welcomed to Las Vegas Saturday night with rain and a small flood that reminded us of last year's desert deluge. But with CES 2019 kicking into high gear two days before the show floor officially opens, we barely had time to dry off. As the sun came out this morning, we saw some amazing things: Here's what we've seen so far.
The CES trend of that are the free samples you get from your dentist. Thanks to its mouthguard-like shape and vibrating motor, it promises to clean half your mouth in one go.continues a recent
fitness watch has an electrocardiogram that can check for atrial fibrillation. It's water resistant, it measures steps and sleep and (pending FDA clearance) it will cost about a third of the $399 .
Train your brain to sleep better with the somewhat uncomfortable-looking.
KitchenAid stepped beyond its iconic line of to show a that will respond to your voice commands through Google Assistant.
Scoop less poop with theself-cleaning litter box. Of course, there's also an app for that.
Pour-over coffee is great, but it's such a pain having to heat your water beforehand, right? Well, percolate no more with the, which heats water to your chosen temperature as you pour.
Thehas two cameras to watch for guests and people stealing packages off your doorstep.
TV and audio
Usually we talk about TVs getting bigger, but TV is the smallest incarnation yet that achieves 4K resolution. But if bigger is what you want, Samsung also showed a 219-inch version of . And over in 8K Land, the 98-inch is one of the most massive 8K TVs announced so far.
Jabra's making big promises about itsover-ear premium wireless headphones. The company says you'll get the "best-in-class" performance when they ship in April for $299.
You need a laptop? We not only have laptops, but also a few Chromebooks! AMD processors are a common theme, starting with Asus's new budget gaming machines. HP showed and an that will go on sale this month for $269. And Acer will have its own and a laptop.
Other stuff that blew our minds
Theruns completely off solar power and body-generated heat and has all the features CNET's Scott Stein wants in a smart watch: heart rate, step counting, 200-meter water resistance and notifications.
Theis a chessboard that allows you to play online chess, but on a real board. When each player moves a piece on their individual board, the corresponding piece on their opponent's board slides magically into place.
Sphero, perhaps best known forand , relaunched a . It's weird and difficult to explain so watch the . It involves lots of pretty colors, as well.
proves that carbs really are wonderful. It's a fully-automated bread making vending machine that mixes, kneads, proofs, bakes and sells wonderfully-smelling warm bread.
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