The annual Consumer Electronics Show, known as CES, is the end-all be-all of tech toys and gadgets. Often amazing and sometimes downright eerie, you never know what you’re going to see there. At this year’s show, held the second week of January, there was everything from a self-driving suitcase to smart belts that help control your waistline.
These are a few of the coolest gadgets from this year’s show that could be making their way into your house in the near future.
Watch and roll
Everyone loves a big screen TV, but even today’s ultra-thin designs can feel a bit imposing when not being used. Those days, however, are coming to an end with LG’s 4K TV that rolls up into a base station, which also functions as the speaker. You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the television of the future, as LG looks to be releasing it this year.
Kitchen command center
Putting a 27-inch touchscreen on your kitchen’s exhaust vent might sound unnecessary (okay, it definitely sounds unnecessary), but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get excited about GE’s Kitchen Hub. While standing at the stove, you can view over 5,000 recipes with step-by-step instructions, stream Netflix or Spotify and make video calls (in case you need some help with grandma’s famous meatballs).
Look who’s knocking
The Nest Hello is the smart doorbell we all need. It comes with facial recognition that can spot a stranger or notify you if friends and family are at the door. With 24/7 streaming that can record up to 30 days of HD video and be monitored on your phone, this doorbell delivers peace of mind whether you’re at home or on vacation.
Ever wonder how clean the air in your home is? Now you can know with uHoo, an indoor air quality sensor that tracks nine different factors, including airborne chemicals, dust and ozone. It’s not just about ensuring your air is fresh, but identifying the cause of allergies, arthritic pain and other symptoms.