CES is the best opportunity to get up to speed with what the industry is offering. This year we've got to see lots of potential in the automotive, smart home, wearable, fitness categories. Moreover, Internet of Things is going full throttle, but enough chit-chat; here are the ones that caught my attention:
You don't have to buy a smart fridge to have an actual smart fridge. Just stick Triby on the door and communicate via Bluetooth. It's really nice, especially the doodle messages.
I believe the Ampstrip deserves the name "wearable". It sticks to your body while you workout and can track for you the following: heart rate & zones, resting heart rate, heart rate recovery, respiration, skin temperature, posture, sleep, stress, calories burned, active time and steps.
Hyundai Blue Link
With each year gadgets tend to look more and more like the ones we see in James Bond movies. And there is nothing wrong with that. For instance, starting your own Hyundai using an Android Wear smart watch is just the beginning.
Lenovo Vibe Selfie Flash
As much as funny it sounds, this product shows us how to take advantage of a popular social behavior... like taking a selfie. Kudos to Lenovo for having the guts to build this.
It's interesting to see how everything will get to be connected after all. Even your backpack will be synced so you can answer your calls. HiSmart promises to do just that with the world's first connected convertible bag.
Withings Activité Pop
After Activité, Withings introduced the Pop - a more affordable smartwatch that looks like a smartwatch should actually look: beautiful, subtle.... and working in the background.
This product caught my attention due to its sleek combo between industrial and digital design (offline and online). I really see this social media counter on my office desk.
USB 3.1 Type C
This is the one we will get to see on everybody's setup. Besides its much upgraded transfer speed you can insert the USB using any side, so say goodbye to "wrong hole" jokes.
Sony took a lamp and combined it with a speaker. A simple, yet beautifully executed idea.. I bet the Symphonic Light will look & sound lovely in a spacious living room (next to a Philips Ambilight TV). Also the Life Space UX looks promising.
The STEM System controllers made me want Oculus Rift even more. Don't believe me? Well, how about mastering virtual lightsabers like a true Jedi Knight? I'm sold (just watch the movie).
The future looks good and I'm all up for to see what The Internet of Things has to offer in the upcoming year(s). Although sometimes I wonder... how much more connected can we get?
PS: All pictures and media are taken from their official websites/campaign pages or relevant news sites.
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