LG's new signature refrigerator looks like it has a touchscreen on the right door, but it's actually an upgrade to its previous door-in-door models. Knock on it and it becomes transparent, letting you see the contents on that side of the fridge without opening the door.
Better yet, the door opens on its own if you approach with an armful of groceries. Step into the sensor underneath, and you now have hands-free access to your fridge.
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The G6 series is LG's most-expensive 2016 TV and the pinnacle of the OLED TVs announced here at CES.
The majority of the TV itself consists of a panel-on-glass design, exceedingly thin at just 2.57 millimeters (one-tenth of an inch), with the OLED panel mounted directly on a piece of glass, complete with rounded transparent edges.
The rest of the TV is the stand/sound bar, where you actually plug in the inputs and power cables, and where the improved speaker system is housed. Another unique feature is the ability to fold the sound bar up behind the TV for wall-mounting.
Pricing for the G6 series was not announced, although LG's rep told CNET that the 65-inch size should come in at "less than $10,000." It will ship in the first quarter of 2016.
Fitbit's latest tracker, the Blaze, seems directly aimed at the smartwatch lovers. The Blaze will be available in March for $200. (International prices aren't available yet, but this roughly converts to about £135 or AU$280.) It leans on style, with a dash of extra watch-style smarts. And you can change the design. The center part of Blaze pops out and can be swapped into other bands and accessories.
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Polaroid's Snap+ has Bluetooth so you can wirelessly connect an iOS or Android device to it and send photos from them for small, 2x3-inch borderless prints. The Snap+ uses Zink zero-ink paper embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals that change colors as they're activated by heat.
The Withings Go is a little plastic clip-on fitness tracker with a replaceable battery that can last eight months. It's also waterproof for swimming and has an e-ink screen for always-on fitness progress status (or, at a touch, the analog time).
The Go will be available in the first quarter of this year and will cost $70 in the US. International prices aren't available yet, but the price roughly converts to £50 or AU$100.
The D-Link Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit is actually a router and a range extender sold together, and the company tells us the kit supports dynamic adaptation that automatically balances the load between the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands to ensure both bands are optimized.
The Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit will be available in the US in the second quarter of 2016 with a suggested retail price of $370. Australian and UK details weren't revealed, but that converts to around £250 or AU$500.
The Icon Smartech is actually an Android tablet designed to replace your existing heating and cooling controller. Of course, the idea here is that you'd be able to access information beyond basic indoor temperature readings.
Through Wi-Fi, the Icon Home is supposed to be able to pull in temperature data to issue weather alerts in your area, as well as audio-based calendar reminders, and it even supports apps like Skype.
You can also make manual adjustments on the device itself, of course, as well as through the related app.
Pricing has not been set for Ion Home, but it's expected to sell for roughly $250-$300 (about £200 or AU$400) when it becomes available later this year.
Head Monster Noel Lee introduced us to the full BackBeat speaker family, and the Monster Blaster is at the head of the table - it has indoor and outdoor modes, an integrated handle, and the rechargeable battery with USB out means you don't need a supply of D batteries.
The Casio WSD-F10 is built for those that love to be outdoors. Its display features a dual-layer that includes both a monochrome LCD and color LCD, and the whole watch meets military standards for rugged durability.
The watch is powered by Android Wear, which means it can display notifications from your iPhone or Android device and provide personalized Google Now cards on the weather, your favorite sports team and more.
The 70-inch LC-70N9100 ($3,300) has a spec sheet that can keep up with the best of the Samsung, LG and Sony TVs on the market now, and includes full-array local dimming for improved contrast and quantum dots for expanded color.
Automotive giant Ford is partnering with Amazon to let you control your smart home from your car through its Sync Connect and AppLink services and Amazon's Echo home-automation hub and Alexa voice-concierge service.
Beyond Amazon, Ford announced it plans to work with the Wink smart home platform to provide similar levels of voice commanded functionality straight from your driver's seat.
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LG Signature refrigerator
D-Link Unified Home Network Kit
Icon Smartech and Icon Home
Google's gold Nexus 6P
Huawei Mate 8
Monster reinvents the boombox
BMW i8 Mirrorless
Technics SL-1200G and 1200GAE Turntables
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
Sharp N9100U series
Harmon Audio Technology
Samsung TVs can control your Smart Things
Samsung AddWash Washing Machine
Samsung smart robot vacuums
Samsung Gear S2
Ford + Amazon
Sony's Life Space UX
VR at CES
Sony also touted its Hi Res range, which includes the h.ear go, said to be the most compact multiroom speaker on the market, the h.ear in and the h.ear out -- the company's wireless in-ear and over-the-ear headphones.
The most interesting product of the bunch is the PSH-X500, a stylish USB turntable. It's branded as a device that merges the audio fidelity of the digital age, through Sony's own DSD file type, and the beloved sonic texture of vinyl records.
Back in 2014, Sony revealed Life Space UX, a futuristic concept that sees household items and surfaces like lamps and windows double as music players and screens. At the Japanese company's press conference it revealed the first three devices from its Life Space UX line: A glass speaker, LED bulb speaker and a tiny projector that can project 80-inch images and videos. All three gadgets will hit US stores by the year's end.
Also pictured is Sony's new FDR-AX52 4K handycam. Though it looks similar to the older AX33 model, the AX53 incorporates a new lens, new sensor and new microphone and will be sold for the same price of $999 (AU$1,400, £680).