The best new tech is always revealed at CES, and CES 2017 is no exception.
My favorites from the reveal are the new Razor 3 screen laptop, and the new Blackberry concept that makes me actually want to switch back to the QWERTY. It didn’t make it on this list, but in the world of eyewear, Flexon is launching their glasses that can withstand being run over by a motorcycle.
What are you most excited about?
1. Motiv Ring
The first wearable ring that has a built in optical heart rate sensor. It effortlessly tracks your activity, heart rate and sleep. Designed to be worn day and night, we capture the minutes that matter most, motivating you to keep living better.
2. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
Dell’s XPS 13 was arguably the best lightweight laptop running Windows 10 throughout 2016. Now Dell has announced a newer, lighter, thinner 2-in-1 iteration — and it’s a big deal. It is the most compact 2-in-1 with 13-inch screen; Comfortable keyboard; Vibrant InfinityEdge display; Impressive audio; Dynamic Power Mode boosts speed when you need it.
3. Lenovo Smart Assistant
Lenovo Smart Assistant is a set of software tools applied on the Lenovo maintenance station. It’s function aimed at Update Rom, Device Rescue and Tips Online. It’s integrated with Alexa, compliments of a partnership between Lenovo and Amazon, and can basically perform the same tasks as an Echo — like playing music, answering silly questions and ordering things on Amazon.
4. Mohu Airwave
The AirWave is an OTA antenna can be placed anywhere for optimal reception and then streams the OTA signal over your home network. Any device on the network can then pick up the stream and watch TV over the air for free!
5. PowerVision PowerRay Fish finder
PowerVision’s new PowerRay drone sounds like a dream for a fisherman. The waterproof vehicle is compatible with an optional FishFinder add-on that uses a sonar system to detect fish and send images to the user. It operates in both fresh and salt water and includes a 4K camera that can shoot 12-megapixel stills.
6. LG Signature OLED TV W
This is LG’s incredibly thin — 2.6mm thin — OLED TV that can rest completely flat again your wall , a TV that thin won’t have speakers so it is companioned with Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbars. At the CES press conference of LG’s execs, they said the “W” could stand for a number of things: “wall,” “wallpaper” or simply “wow”. The 65– or 77–inch TVs also boasts 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution, a new webOS 3.5 operating system
7. Nikon D5600 DSLR
The Nikon D5600 is a 24.2 MP DX format digital SLR featuring SnapBridge connectivity for always connected sharing and more.
8. HP Updates the Spectre x360 and Envy Curved All-in-One
HP has updated its lauded Spectre x360 Laptop and Envy All-in-One PC, it comes with a larger battery, a better Nvidia 940MX graphics chip, a smaller bezel and faster charging capabilities. The Spectre x360 also comes in a 15.6–inch display with 4K resolution.
9. TCL Mercury Blackberry
Back in December, TCL bought the rights to make BlackBerry phones. At CES 2017, they teased their first Blackberry prototype, Mercury. Expect the phone to have a physical keyboard (naturally), run on the latest Android Nougat operating system and charge via USB-C.
10. Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT
This flash drive is a juggernaut. The new Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT family of flash drives consists of 1 TB and 2 TB models with a USB 3.0 Type-A connector. The drives come in zinc-alloy metal enclosures to protect from physical damage and are relatively compact for their capacities (at least, more compact than external HDDs or SSDs).
11. Toyota Concept-i
he Concept-i comes with its own built-in virtual assistant, named “Yui,” that learns your driving habits over time and, in some cases, will be able to take over full command of the car’s driving. Toyota execs were honest at their CES 2017 press conference about the fact that completely autonomous cars are a long way off. But that didn’t stop the company from unveiling this futuristic beauty, the Concept-i. It’s a semi-autonomous prototype that’s currently being tested in Japan.
12. Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset
The affordable, comfortable and wireless gaming headset you’ve been waiting for is here: the G533. The latest from Logitech, the Logitech G533 wireless gaming headset brings the sounds effects, speech, and score of games to life with pro sound and 7 customizable audio channels.
13. Acer Predator 21X
It’s a gaming laptop that costs $9,000. And it’s big. 21 inches and 17.6 pounds of huge. Acer unveiled this beautiful monstrosity to a stunned audience. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s also a beast of a gaming computer, it featurs a 2560 x 1080 IPS curved display, two GeForce GTX 1080 X graphics cards, an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 64GB of RAM, four speakers, two subwoofers and five cooling fans.
14. Panasonic GH5
Coming this late March 2017, Panasonic’s GH5 is a huge upgrade of their 2014 GH4. It’s bigger in size by 13 percent, it comes with an impressive 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and 50 percent brighter (3,680k pixels) electric viewfinder. The camera is designed to capture beautiful videos, and it does it well, shooting 4K video at 60 fps, in 8-bit 4:2:0 color.
15. Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro
The Pro has a better processor, an Intel Core M3 (versus the Plus’s ARM); but both computers have beautiful 12.3–inch, 2400 x 1600 touchscreen displays that flip 360 degrees to work in a totally flexible tablet mode. Both come with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, two USB Type-C ports and a nearly 8–hour battery life.
16. Sony Bravia OLED A1E
Sony announced its own ultra-thin OLED TV, the A1E. And it’s beautiful. Sony’s first-ever OLED TV features a stand and speakers that make it look like it’s floating. The 4K HDR smart TV runs Android TV, with Chromecasting already built in.
17. ZTE Blade Pro V8
The Blade Pro V8 is an affordable Android phone with several high-end specs, including a dual camera system, 5.5–inch full HD display, fingerprint sensor and a solid 3,140mAh battery. For only $230.
18. InspEar Custom Earbuds
As the first “bionic ear,” these new earbuds allow you to fine-tune what you do and don’t hear in any environment. And they promise to revolutionize not just your hearing, but your interactions with your technology. Use subtle voice commands to control your smartphone or connected smart devices, receive real-time translations while chatting with people in other languages, and you can listen to high-quality music without compromising awareness of your surroundings.
19. Blue Ella Headphones
Blue announced their first planar magnetic headphones, Ella. Planar magnetic headphones work, as The Verge‘s Chaim Gartenberg describes, by “pushing a thin diaphragm to generate sound.”, unlike traditional over-ear headphones with dynamic drivers.
20. Lumigent Smart Desk Lamp
This is made by Japanese manufacturer Cerevo, Lumigent responds to “Hi Lumi” and can perform a number of things you’d expect, like brightness adjustment or the positioning. It also has an 8MP camera for taking photos or recording conference calls.
21. Chrysler Portal Concept
It’ll achieve this miracle with tech. Lots of it. Green-friendly electric propulsion with a 250–mile range, dynamic exterior LED lighting, configurable interiors that let you slide the seats back and forth on rails, hyper-connected interfaces that will keep the crowd engaged, a retracting steering column for autonomous mode, zoned audio that lets passengers listen to their own soundtracks without headsets, and — buckle up!
22. Outdoor Tech Rhinos Headphones
Outdoor Tech’s new Rhinos over-ear headphones offer a truly unique value proposition — they’re rugged and wireless and affordable. The headphones stream wirelessly over Bluetooth 4.1 and have an impressive IPX6 water-resistance rating. For only $130.
23. Razer Project Valerie
The concept laptop has a three 17–inch 4K IGZO displays, weighs roughly 12 pounds and supports Nvidia Surround technology for immersive gaming. It can handle your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
24. SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive
The fastest USB flash drive to date is here. The SanDisk Extreme PRO reads speeds up to 420MB/s and can write speeds up to 380MB/s. In practical terms, that means it can transfer a two-hour 4K movie using a USB 3.1 port in less than 15 seconds. This is your new best friend.
25. Technics Grand Class SL-1200GR
This is a simpler and more lightweight version of 2016’s SL-1200G. Beautiful turntables are in right now — well, they’ve always been in, really — and the new SL-1200GR by Technics should keep it that way.
26. Echobox Nomad
The sound quality is sublime. These audiophile earbuds pack considerable innovation: high-quality, durable titanium housings; replaceable silver-plated copper cable; and changeable acoustic filters that let you fine-tune the audio according to your preferences toward bass, treble, or Echobox’s reference standard.
27. Honda NeuV
It can read the driver’s emotions and recommend music or other mood-enhancing strategies. This compact, urban electric runabout has, in Honda’s words, “emotional intelligence.” Probably more so than most of us.
28. Kodak Brings Back Ektachrome Film
Kodak announced that they will be reviving their classic film line, Ektachrome. Ektachrome is a brand name owned by Kodak for a range of transparency, still, and motion picture films previously available in many formats, including 35 mm and sheet sizes to 11×14 inch size.
29. HTC Vive Tracker
Vive Tracker brings any real-world object into your virtual world! Add it to specially-designed accessories to play your favorite games. Attach it to a camera and put yourself in your own mixed reality videos. The possibilities are endless!
30. LG Hub Robot
The Amazon Echo doesn’t have it, nor does the Google Home. But the LG Hub Robot boasts a screen. The voice-activated assistant, on display at CES 2017, is a little robot that has blinking eyes and changes its face based on what program is running. It’s actually quite cute, and sort of looks a bit like an electronic Russian nesting doll.