CES 2020: All of the new smart home products, from smart locks to the Alexa shower head

The connected home is a huge deal at the year's biggest tech show. Here's a running list of the most interesting new devices we'll be tracking in 2020.

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Rich was the editorial lead for CNET's Home and Wellness sections, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Before moving to Louisville in 2013, Rich ran CNET's desktop computer review section for 10 years in New York City. He has worked as a tech journalist since 1994, covering everything from 3D printing to Z-Wave smart locks.
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Abode Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera

Abode wants its new security camera to work pretty much anywhere. Weather resistance lets you use it indoors or out, you can run it via hardwiring or over AC power. Without a doorbell on it to push, it's probably not the most practical video doorbell, but its general flexibility is still welcome.

2 of 45 Arlo

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

The battery-powered Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera adds another element to Arlo's outstanding smart video camera lineup.

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Blue by ADT

Blue by ADT Doorbell Camera represents ADT's move into the contract-free smart home market.

4 of 45 Liftmaster

Liftmaster MyQ Smart Garage

Speaking of cameras, Liftmaster wants to bring them into your garage, including one that's built into its smart garage door opener and this standalone add-on seen here.

5 of 45 Kohler

Kohler Aquifer Refine Purification system

Aquifer Refine is a Wi-Fi-connected, water purification and leak detection system that goes under your sink. 

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Kohler DTV Mode

A new radial control dial makes it easier to control all the various customization options for Kohler's high-end smart bathroom fixtures.

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Kohler Setra

Setra is the latest in Kohler's line of hands-free, Alexa-connected faucets.

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Kohler touchless toilet

Hover your hand over the flush mechanism to cycle water through your toilet. It's available in Kohler's San Souci, Tresham, Reach and Corbelle models.

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Kohler Moxie

Kohler has a few different models of its Bluetooth-powered, Harman Kardon-based Moxie speaker. The showerhead version is the most expensive, coming in at $229 for a unit with an Alexa microphone built-in.

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Dux Alexa Bed

Along with a showerhead, we saw Alexa built into a bed at CES, too. It's from Swedish luxury bed maker Dux, it has a smart speaker built into the underside of the frame, and it costs $4,950.

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Mui Panel

Another fascinating product -- the Mui Panel smart display. It's literally a touch-sensitive piece of wood with subtle, pixelated lighting for basic information at a glance. After launching on Kickstarter in 2018, it's finally set to make its debut in 2020.

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Bosch's connected refrigerators

We usually see a handful of interesting smart appliances at CES. Bosch's latest refrigerators use cameras to track which food items you have, then suggest recipes based on that information.

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LG InstaView ThinQ Oven with AirFry

In other smart appliance news, you can knock twice on the door of this oven to get a look inside. A built-in air frying function brings the popular countertop cooking method to a large cooking appliance.

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LG ThinQ Washer and Dryer

LG's new smart washer and dryer line can automatically detect what kind of fabric your clothes are made of and select the best cleaning cycle.

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Ring Access Controller Pro

The Ring Access Controller Pro hardwired gate opener works with Ring doorbells and security cameras. 

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Ring Smart LED bulbs

Ring is introducing indoor/outdoor weather-resistant LED bulbs to its product lineup. 

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Ring Smart Lighting Solar

Ring's latest outdoor lights are both smart and solar powered. 

18 of 45 Sengled

Sengled Filament LEDs and Apple HomeKit support

In other smart lighting news, Sengled bulbs now support Apple HomeKit and the Siri voice controls that come with it, though you will need to update to the new, third-gen Sengled Smart Hub. Sengled also added a few new bulbs to its lineup, including a vintage-style LED with the diodes arranged into fake filaments inside the bulb.

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Lifx Filament LED

Speaking of filament bulbs, Lifx will start selling vintage-style smart bulbs with fake LED filaments of their own this year. They'll cost $30 each.

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Lifx Candle

Also $30: This Lifx Candle White to Warm candelabra LED.

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Lifx Z TV 360

Lifx is also expanding its lineup of smart light strips in 2020, with new starter kits designed specifically for the back of your TV or computer monitor. You'll connect everything together with these clever corner connectors.

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Lifx Switch

One more big reveal from Lifx: This $120 smart switch, which is actually four smart switches in one (it's built to fill up an entire four-gang box).

Rocean One
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Rocean One

This countertop water system filters, carbonates and also has a flavor-packet feature.

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Shepherd Lock

The Shepherd Lock adds touch-based opening to a retro-fit design that works with your existing smart lock. 

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August Smart Lock

In other smart lock news, we got our first look at the newest version of the popular August Smart Lock. It's 45% smaller than before, and due out later this year. No word on price yet.

26 of 45 Wemo

Wemo Wifi Smart Plug and Wemo Stage

Wemo, meanwhile, introduced a slightly smaller version of its Wi-Fi smart plug, due out in stores this spring. There's also a new Wemo Stage remote that can trigger your smart home scenes and dock in the wall when you aren't using it. That one will cost $50 when it arrives this summer.

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Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub

The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub works with any grill and guides you step by step through through a grilling recipe by way of four connected temperature probes and AI from June Intelligent Oven. 

28 of 45 Whirlpool/Yummly

Yummly Smart Thermometer

Available in early 2020, the wireless Yummly Smart Thermometer uses dual temperature sensors to monitor both the temperature of your oven and your food. You'll be able to track these temperatures remotely with the Yummly app and receive notifications when your food is finished. 

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CookingPal Julia

The Julia appliance can weigh, chop, steam and more. It comes with a custom 8-inch smart display called the Smart Kitchen Hub, with a digital recipe book and appliance controls to help Julia make your meal. Once you've selected the recipe and added the ingredients, the Julia does the rest. 

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Kwikset Halo Touch

The Halo Touch Smart Lock can store up to 100 fingerprints from 50 users. One touch locks or unlocks the door. There's one simple fingerprint reader on the face of the lock and an LED indicator bar above it.

31 of 45 Comcast

Comcast xFi Advanced Gateway

Starting today, Comcast is offering Xfinity internet subscribers with plans 300 Mbps and faster the option of upgrading to the new xFi Advanced Gateway, which supports Wi-Fi 6. Best of all, there's no additional cost.

32 of 45 D-Link

D-Link Covr x1872 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

We expect to see a lot of new router hardware at CES that supports Wi-Fi 6, the newest, fastest version of Wi-Fi. For instance, D-Link has a new Wi-Fi 6 version of its Covr mesh system. What's really surprising about it is the price -- the two-piece setup seen here costs just $269.

33 of 45 Netgear

Netgear Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

Netgear has a new Wi-Fi 6 mesh system, too. It takes the dual-band Netgear Orbi system we tested the other month and paints it black with Nighthawk branding (and, you know, support for 802.11ax, which is huge). The cost? $230 -- less than Eero or Nest!

34 of 45 Arris

Arris Surfboard Max

Arris has a new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router coming this year, too. No pricing details yet, but it's a tri-band model with a second 5GHz band that the router and satellite use as a dedicated backhaul connection to pass data back and forth. It's the company's third mesh system that supports Wi-Fi 6.

35 of 45 TP-Link

TP-Link Archer AX90

TP-Link's Archer lineup is getting a couple of new Wi-Fi 6 routers this year, too, including the AX90, seen here.

36 of 45 TP-Link

TP-Link Deco X90

The TP-Link Deco X90, a tri-band mesh router with speeds of up to 574 megabits per second on the 2.4GHz band, 1,201Mbps on the 5GHz band and 4,804Mbps on a second 5GHz band.

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TP-Link Deco X96

Later this year, TP-Link will release the Deco X96, a tri-band mesh router that supports Wi-Fi 6E.

38 of 45 Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf Hexagonal LED Panels

In 2020, expect to see the launch of Nanoleaf's six-sided, hexagonal panels, plus new "unified" panels that'll let you mix and match shapes.

39 of 45 GE Lighting

C by GE three-wire smart switches

The new C by GE three-wire smart switches come in five designs, and don't need a neutral wire.

40 of 45 GE Lighting

C by GE motion sensor

You can mount the new battery-powered C by GE motion sensor to the wall and use it to trigger your lights whenever someone enters the room.

razer sila 5g
41 of 45 Razer

Razer Sila 5G Home Router

Gaming hardware heavyweight Razer unveiled its Sila 5G Home Router concept, which serves double duty as both a 5G home mesh router and a mobile 5G hotspot that optimizes network traffic for gaming. The device is only available in Razer's home country of Singapore for now, however.

42 of 45 Harman Kardon

Harman Kardon Citation Oasis smart alarm clock and Citation 200 smart speaker

Like the Amazon Echo Dot with Clock, only powered by Google Assistant and with a $200 price tag, the Harman Kardon Citation Oasis also includes a wireless charging station. The $300 Citation 200 smart speaker comes with an 8-hour battery life claim as well as Google Assistant. Both devices are Apple AirPlay-compatible. 

43 of 45 Signify

Philips Hue Appear, Lilly XL and Econic footpath light

Premium smart bulb innovator Philips Hue is expanding its line of outdoor lighting options with the Appear wall-mounted sconce light, a more powerful upgrade to its Lilly spotlight with the Lily XL, as well as a Econic pedestal footpath light.

44 of 45 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Level Lock hidden smart lock

As the smart lock market expands at a rapid clip, smart lock manufacturer Level Lock introduced a unique device that replaces your current lock's internal components, leaving the outside lock looking just as un-smart as it was before.

45 of 45 Phyn

Phyn Smart Water Assistant

For $299, the new Phyn Smart Water Assistant will hook up to your home's plumbing and monitor each individual fixture for leaks. If it detects anything amiss, it'll alert you with a push notification.

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