At CES 2020, here are the cool new gadgets that popped up on the Las Vegas show floor, including an absolutely giant Samsung TV, fake pork and artificial people.
Samsung's suitably named Wall MicroLED TV spans 292 inches, making it the largest TV we've seen at CES. For something slightly smaller, the display comes in 88-, 93-, 110- and 150-inch sizes.
It's the other other white meat. Following up on the success of last year's Impossible Burger 2.0, Impossible Foods rolled out a plant-based pork replacement called Impossible Pork. Like the Impossible Burger, the main protein in Impossible Pork is soy, with sunflower and coconut oils serving as fat sources. CNET editors who had a chance to try it on the show floor say it does, in fact, taste like pork.
From fake pork to artificial friends. Samsung's Neon AI project is working on creating video chatbots that will behave like humans. Neon said its goal is to have the realistic digital humans act as teachers, health care advisers and assistants, for example, and they will continually learn and adapt to become unique companions.
With a sizable 6.7-inch screen and 4,500-mAh battery, Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Lite looks to be a workhorse of a phone. The Note 10 Lite will come with a headphone jack, three cameras on the back -- main, telephoto and ultrawide-angle lenses at 12 megapixels each -- and a stylus. No pricing or release date, yet.
The second phone Samsung announced at CES is the Galaxy S10 Lite. Like the Note 10 Lite, it will come with a 6.7-inch screen and three cameras on the back: a 48-megapixel main, a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle and 5-megapixel macro lens. It will lack a stylus and headphone jack, however. No price or release details for this one either.
You may know TCL for its affordable TVs. But this stunning $500 phone should help extend its brand awareness. This Galaxy S10 clone comes with four rear cameras, a headphone jack and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. But the device's arresting design -- with a crisp screen, curved sides and rich colors -- sets it apart from other midpriced phones.
One more from TCL. This foldable prototype could come out later this year. The eye-catching phone will, when open, offer a 7.2-inch screen and cost less than the $1,500 foldable Motorola Razr flip phone.
If the sight of a camera lens on the back of a phone bugs you, this is the device for you. The OnePlus Concept One uses special glass that can tint the lens of the rear cameras. When you're not using the cameras, the glass is opaque and black. When you're ready to snap a photo, the glass turns transparent and the cameras are visible.
Here's what a $155 phone with a 48-megapixel camera looks like. The $155 Alcatel 3L offers cost-conscious buyers three rear cameras and the look of a flashy and elegant phone for a fraction of the price.
The cameras on the back of the of the iPhone 11 offer you lots of interesting ways to capture images. But if you are still feeling a bit constrained, ShiftCam has multiple-lens cases for the the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max that can boost your range of telephoto, ultrawide and macro shooting options.
We caught a glimpse of the ridiculously specced Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone from Xiaomi at CES. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a CPU clock speed of up to 2.96GHz, a direct touch multilayer liquid cooling system to keep the processor cool, and a 6.39-inch AMOLED Samsung screen with a 60Hz refresh rate.
Looking a bit like a Nintendo Switch, this prototype handheld device for PC gamers from Alienware slides two paddle-like controls onto either side of a Windows 10 tablet to create a handheld gaming device. Unlike the Switch, it will run Windows games.
We already knew a bit about the upcoming PlayStation 5: It will use an AMD chip that has a CPU based on the third-generation Ryzen. It'll have eight cores of the seven-nanometer Zen 2 microchip. It will support 8K and use a custom version of Radeon's Navi line. We were hoping to see it at CES 2020. Instead we got the new logo and a release date (sort of): next holiday season.
Here's your robot-head gaming desktop. The concept PC from MSI builds on the company's Aegis compact desktops to create a futuristic-looking gaming system.
We know Razer for its popular gaming hardware, but it now has a 5G router that does double-duty as stationary 5G-based home mesh router and a mobile 5G hotspot. Designed for gamers, the router can dynamically optimize network prioritization to sustain low latency and high bandwidth for gaming.
Also from Razer, this insanely immersive video-game setup includes motorized seat movement and a 128-inch curved projection screen, offering a 202-degree field of view. A separate motor will contract the racing harness as you drive, simulating the G-force of taking a sharp corner.
Razer again, this time with a fully built gaming PC called the Razer Tomahawk. And if you just want the chassis to build out your own PC, it'll be called the Tomahawk N1. Either way, this sharp-looking little box will look great on your desk.
When you're, umm, indisposed and realize too late you're out of toilet paper, Charmin is ready to help. Using your phone, you can request that Charmin's bear-faced toilet roll robot fetch you a roll and bring it to you in the loo. We're curious how the robot spends its time between bathroom visits.
Samsung is designing this small yellow robot to be your rolling companion and helper around the house. In a demo, Ballie checked on the kids, helped clean up a mess, and kept the dog company. To be honest, a dog and a small yellow ball probably won't end well for Ballie.
Designed to help self-soothe those with stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression, the Jennie robot puppy from Tombot has touch sensors all over its body to react to touch and voice-activation software to respond to commands. To mimic a dog's expressiveness, the robot has seven motors in its face, allowing it to move its ears, eyebrows and nose. A companion app will let you update the support robot will additional skills.
This vacuum-cleaner robot can clean up a mess and then clean itself when done. The Narwal T10 can vacuum your floors and has a tank of clean water inside so it can mop your floor, too. It can then clean itself from the clean tank and move the dirty water over to a second tank. You can control the Narwal with an app that lets you create a layout of your home.
From Washington-based Picnic, this pizza-making robot -- which makes pies at Seattle Mariners' ballgames -- was at work on the show floor, turning out pizza for conventioneers.
We can't yet talk to the animals, but the Inupathy harness from Langualess promises to let your dog tell you how he's feeling. The harness can measure your pet's heart rate and uses that information to let you know if your dog is relaxed, excited, happy, interested or stressed out by changing colors. An associated app lets you track your pet's mood.
How much would you pay to give your teeth a good brushing in 10 seconds? For $125, you can get the Y-Brush, which promises to efficiently clean your teeth in 10 seconds -- 5 for the top and 5 more for the bottom. The Y-Brush resembles a sports mouthguard, bristling with tiny brushes that vibrate as they scrub.
Here's one way to avoid tattoo regret. This temporary tattoo printer from Prinker lets you apply a tattoo in seconds on any spot you choose. First scroll through the companion app to find a suitable tattoo and then pass the handheld printer over your chosen body part to painlessly apply the tattoo, which can last 1 to 3 days.
The Opte handheld printer from Procter & Gamble searches for dark spots on your skin and deposits tiny droplets of a facial serum with pigment to treat or cover them. A tiny camera to scan your face, looking for any kind of dark spot, and then 120 thermal inkjet nozzles dispense a precise amount of pigment to cover the spot.
This skin-care and makeup kit from L'Oreal lets you create custom formulas for your own skincare products and lipstick. Load the Perso with either lipstick colors or skincare ingredients and then create your very own product.
This tech doesn't stand out, on purpose. The wireless, Bluetooth-connected breast pump from Willow collects milk in spill-free bags, discreetly tucked inside a bra.
The upcoming watch from Withings will have ECG and can monitor for atrial fibrillation, watch blood oxygen levels and track sleep. But what perhaps is most interesting is it will be able to recognize possible sleep apnea, Withings said. The health-technology company said that atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea detection are undergoing FDA clearance now.
Back at CES with an updated Amazfit Bip watch, earbuds and a concept for a treadmill, Huami wants to play a bigger part in health and fitness. The new Amazfit Bip 2 gains 5 ATM water resistance, swim tracking, added exercise modes and Bluetooth music controls. The company also showed off a rugged outdoor GPS mega-watch called the Amazfit T-Rex and two heart-rate sensing earbuds. And you can't get it yet, but it also had on hand a concept for a Peloton-like treadmill.
After causing a stir at last year's CES, Lora DiCarlo's Osé sex tech device made its public debate at this year's CES. Along with the Osé -- which was banned last year -- the company had two new products, the Onda and the Baci, it showed on the convention's show floor.
Many of the sex tech products at CES are focused on pleasure, but Morari has developed a device that, in a sense, helps men withhold pleasure. Morari has device, sometimes called a taint Band-Aid, that sends mild electrical impulses in an attempt to help solve the issue of premature ejaculation.
The Neofect Smart Balance aims to make leg rehabilitation fun and engaging. With the goal of gamifying physical therapy, the device helps people recovering from a stroke rehabilitate their legs, balance and posture by choosing to play a handful of games.
Want to be superhuman? Consider working for Delta Air Lines, which at CES showed exoskeletons that help employees more easily lift much heavier loads than they normally would. The battery-powered wearable robot can help you safely lift up to 200 pounds.
The handheld OrCam Read device is designed to help people with reading difficulties such as dyslexia or reading fatigue. Point the device at a block of text and hit a button, and it'll send out a laser beam highlighting the selected text and then start reading a page or section out loud.
Phonak's latest hearing aid, the Virto Black, looks like a miniature true wireless earbud. And they may just be the future of true wireless earphones. These $6,000 hearing aids also serve as true wireless headphones and can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and be controlled with an app.
Expected to reach the market later this year, this AI-powered prosthetic hand is designed to work with an amputee's brain waves and muscle signals to intuit movements they want to make. Undergoing FDA approval, this smart prosthetic hand will cost $10,000 to $15,000.
Drone delivery startup Manna announced at CES a partnership with food ordering company Flipdish. With the deal, you'll be able to track the airborne meal you ordered and get an estimated time for delivery.
The PowerEgg X drone from PowerVision is actually three devices in one: a tabletop selfie camera, a handheld camera and of course a drone. It can use facial recognition to keep subjects in the frame. And it includes waterproof accessories so it can fly in the rain.
Lift off! The Hyundai Urban Air Mobility SA-1 is an air taxi concept designed for Uber Elevate's upcoming urban air travel service. The compact aircraft -- which seats five, including the pilot -- has a cruising speed of 200 mph, the companies claim, with a cruising altitude between 1,000 and 2,000 feet.
As long as there've been cars, there's been glare. Bosch thinks you have better things to do while driving and this week debuted its Virtual Visor, which will use a driver-facing camera and a smart flip-down LCD to digitally block sun glare.
We expected a lot from Sony at CES, but this surprised us: a prototype Sony electric car based on the Vision-S platform, Sony's collection of sensors, imaging and entertainment technology designed for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Coming out of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and James Cameron -- the creator of the Avatar movie -- this concept car certainly looks like it would fit right in on the Pandora moon from the movie. The car can detect your pulse and sense your breathing, Mercedes said, to create a symbiotic relationship between you and the vehicle.
Your ride is here. Segway at CES rolled out its S-Pod, a self-balancing, egg-shaped indoor/outdoor personal vehicle. It can hit 24 mph, and we look forward to seeing Segway polo played with this.
It's a bike. It's a car. It's solar powered. It's perfect for runs to the grocery store. It's the Wello Family, and at 7.4 feet in length and 2.7 feet in width, it will be a cinch to park. And you can convert the backseat into a trunk to hold your packages.
Expected in 2021, the BMW iNext all-electric SUV will come standard with 5G wireless that will support the vehicle's automated driving capabilities and infotainment system. And the 5G connection will allow for larger over-the-air updates.
Rivian said its embedding Amazon Alexa into its upcoming electric vehicles. Alexa will perform all the usual stuff: play music, make calls, send directions to connected devices. But you'll also be able to control the interior climate, pop the trunk, control the windows and even view the pickup truck's bed camera if you have an Echo Show or Fire TV.
Costing less than a Tesla Model 3, the Fisker Ocean is "the world's most sustainable vehicle," the company claims, with a full-length solar roof, recycled carpeting, vegan interior and "eco-suede" interior textiles. It will go for $37,500, or you can lease for $379 a month.
Self-driving cars got a little more real at CES as Volkswagen said it's building a center in Silicon Valley to develop autonomous driving technology and a division to support the effort. The goal is to create self-driving vehicles for consumers and robotic vehicles for commercial use, like the ID Buzz EV pictured here.
We took a ride through Las Vegas streets using the assisted-driving Comma.ai device, which can assist with your car's steering, accelerating, and braking within its lane. The assistive system pulls from about 10 million miles of driving data to guide it.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds are the waterproof version of the Elite 75t, which earned a CNET Editors' Choice award last year. These equally excellent earbuds will go on sale in February for $200.
Being a cord cutter can be great. But hopping between your different streaming services to find the show you want can be less so. The answer? The Dabby home entertainment device can consolidate all your subscription services in one place and even replace your streaming device and let you search for your show, which Dabby will find for you. The device will work with a variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video.
New for CES, the Vizio P-Series Elevate soundbars offer a striking look and a nice collection of new technologies, including mechanically rotating drivers that can serve either as height channels or to boost the existing stereo channels.
More from Vizio: This OLED TV will be the first from the the television manufacturer that up to now has been known for its affordable LCD TVs at the low end and excellent picture quality televisions at the high end.
The Q950TS 8K TV from Samsung uses a bezel-free QLED screen that goes right to the edge of the frame. While it might be too early to enjoy 8K content, the Q950TS will come with lots picture-quality improvements that may make it worth getting the TV now.
We've been waiting for this: LG's 65-inch rollable OLED TV was supposed to arrive in 2019, but LG says it will now come this year. Priced at $60,000, the TV will be flexible enough to roll up into a cabinet, and it will ship by the third quarter.
As you'd expect, Samsung was all over TV at CES this year. Its Sero TV is designed for the way you use your phone: Flip it from vertical to horizontal using the motorized mount to watch videos in standard widescreen or portrait mode. And it syncs with your Samsung Galaxy phone.
At CES, Chinese TV-maker Skyworth previewed its entry into the high-end television market with OLED and 8K LCD TVs in 65-, 75- and 77-inch sizes. Big in China, Skyworth is valued at $19 billion, employs over 40,000 people worldwide and hopes to make a big splash in the US with these TVs.
Origin PC's Big O combo gaming console/PC uses a modified Corsair Crystal Series 280X Micro-ATX chassis to fit a gaming PC and a console on each side of the case. You can choose an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition or a PlayStation 4 Pro.
Phones aren't the only things you can fold. Dell is working on a large folding tablet prototype you can bend 90 degrees to have one half serve as an onscreen keyboard and the other half as the display.
Laptops can fold, too. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, a 13-inch OLED slate, can bend and fold into several different configurations, letting it act like a laptop, tablet or a mini desktop.
This business-friendly two-in-one from HP weighs in under 1kg, will handle 5G wireless, offers an improved Sure View privacy display and comes with built-in Tile support for smart location tracking of the device.
The sleek Legion Y740S gaming laptop weighs just 4.2 pounds, is 0.6-inch thick and starts at $1,100. The thin laptop will use the integrated graphics that come with the Intel Core i9 H-series processor it uses. If that's not enough, Lenovo will sell you an external Thunderbolt 3 GPU box that lets you upgrade your GPU outside of the laptop.
Another from Lenovo, the Yoga 5G is the first PC to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. It will handle 5G on both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks and get up to 24 hours of battery life.
One more from Lenovo. This 13.3-inch laptop comes with a secondary 10.8-inch E Ink display on the outside of the lid so you can jot notes and create illustrations and diagrams with the Lenovo Precision Pen, as well as receive notifications on the display.
The Concept D 7 Ezel's display uses a new convertible design to let you position the screen in a variety of positions, including being able to position the screen above the keyboard.
This is not your school district's Chromebook. Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook will weigh 2.2 pounds (1 kg), feature a 4K UHD-resolution AMOLED display, and use a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with 16GB of memory and up to 1TB SSD storage.
Who said DSLRs are dead? Not Nikon. Its new D780 builds on the popularity of the D750 and adds mirrorless features like live view and video enhancements to create a new camera in a DSLR form-factor.
Attention, germophobes: New screen protectors from OtterBox and Corning will have EPA-registered antimicrobial technology infused into the glass that will keep you and bacteria far away from each other as you text.
The fanny pack is about to be cool again. The Side Pocket is a fanny pack with a wireless charger tucked inside: Put your phone in one of its pockets, and you're phone will charge up as you go.
This combo smart speaker/wireless charger from Belkin is a handy way to make use of space on countertop or nightstand. Powered by Google Assistant, the speaker is designed to suppress vibrations while producing high-quality sound, which will keep a phone in the wireless charging cradle from bouncing around.
The smartest smart clock? The Citation Oasis from Harman Kardon is a smart speaker and LED clock that offers wireless charging and an onboard Google Assistant. It also works as a streamer with a Chromecast and Apple AirPlay. What more could you want?
At CES, we saw bendable screens on phones, tablets, PCs... and smart speakers. The Royole Mirage is an Alexa-driven smart speaker with a 8-inch AMOLED display wrapped halfway around the device.
This fridge from Bosch uses cameras to identify the food you're keeping cool and suggest recipes based on the inventory of ingredients you have on hand.
This do-it-all cooker from CookingPal comes with a digital recipe book and appliance controls to make a meal. It can weigh, chop, steam a dish and has a self-clean option to tidy up afterward.
Honestly, what I hate most about composting is hauling the scraps out to the compost bin each day. Sepura wants to mercifully lighten my load. The Sepura system attaches to existing plumbing and separates food scraps from liquid you send down the drain. It can hold up to six gallons of food waste, and thanks to a built-in carbon filter, it keeps the container odor-free for up to a month before you have to haul it out to the bin.
LG says this AI-driven washer will be able to detect what you've thrown in basket -- jeans, towels, whatever -- and automatically determine the best cycle for those fabrics. And if you have the compatible dryer, it will choose the optimal setting to dry the clothes, too.
Wemo expanded its collection of home automation gadgets by going smaller. The first gadget, the Wemo Wifi Smart Plug, works just like the Wemo Mini it replaces but is a bit smaller. The second, the Wemo Stage, is a scene-triggering remote control you can dock in the wall. Beyond triggering Wemo scenes -- such as movie mode lighting or away lighting -- it can trigger Apple HomeKit scenes.
You might know Yale for its locks. But it wants to secure more than your doors and at CES it unveiled Yale secure delivery boxes, cabinet locks and smart safes that compatible with the Yale Access mobile app and Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridges so you can monitor your devices remotely and share access with others.
This smart lock is not much to look at, and that is the point. The Level Lock hides inside your door, replacing only the internal components of your existing lock, letting you to continue to use your keys. But with the lock you can share access through the app, remotely unlock, set up a geofence to unlock the door, and use your phone for keyless entry. And it's powered by a CR2 lithium battery. if you don't want to advertise that you have a smart lock, this is for you.
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller than its older, popular smart locks. And that's great. It feels nicely sized, sturdy and grippy. And it has built-in Wi-Fi, so you won't need an August Connect Wi-Fi bridge to lock and unlock the smart lock remotely.
How cool could a deadbolt lock be? This cool. The ordinary-looking Shepherd Lock turns your existing deadbolt into a touch entry lock using a touch sensor. When your phone, smart watch or key fob is within range, the lock's Bluetooth transmitter senses it. Then, touch the deadbolt to open the door, and touch again when you're leaving to lock it.
This $199 weather-resistant security camera lets you hard-wire it like a doorbell or plug it in to a nearby outlet for power. It lacks a buzzer at the moment, but Abode says one is on the way.
At CES, Sengled showed off new connected light bulbs: A vintage-style filament LED and a color-changing candelabra bulb. And you'll be able to control them with Siri via HomeKit, Apple's smart-home platform, using the upcoming Sengled Smart Hub.
From Sleep Number, this smart bed lets you track your heart rate and breathing rate through its companion app to look for trends and help you sleep better. And of course, you can adjust the firmness on either side of the mattress to tune the comfort level for you and your partner.
This may be the most expensive Alexa device for the home we've seen. The $4,950 Alexa Dux bed from Duxiana will be available in queen, king and California king sizes and include an Alexa speaker to help you with your bedtime routines when it ships in May.
If you suffer from chronic insomnia or just want to sleep better through the night, UrgoTech says it can help. The French startup said its Urgonight padded headband can train your brain during the day to help you sleep better at night.
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