CES-2020. Here’s What’s New
Here is a list of new devices and technologies, from bionic Mercedes to super cool TV-sets, which are designed to make our daily lives better presented at CES-2020.
The CES-2020 Consumer Electronics Show was held in Las Vegas, where both large companies and little-known startups presented their technological innovations. This year, developers have focused on all kinds of “smart” devices for home and reducing the effects of daily human activities on the environment.
Sony Vision S Electric Car
One of the most unexpected new products was the concept of an electric car from Sony. Vision S is designed to demonstrate the company’s ability to create not only gadgets but also cars.
The concept is equipped with two motors of 200 kW each, which takes the car to 100km in 4.8 seconds. Along the perimeter of the electric vehicle, there are 33 sensors for monitoring the environment. Among them are branded CMOS cameras, Time-of-Flight sensors, ultrasound scanners, and radars, as well as LiDAR.
Meeting Owl Pro won the robot category. It was the Pro version that was shown at CES 2020, although the previous one has been on sale for more than a year. The “owl” is a kind of symbiosis of speakers, microphones, and cameras, and all this works 360 degrees around the device.
The device is designed for conducting online conferences – being exposed in the middle of the conference table, it is able to broadcast in real-time the picture and voice of those people who are talking at the moment.
The Pro version differs from the previous one with an improved camera resolution (1080p vs 720p), a more powerful chipset (Snapdragon 605 vs 410) and an improved array of microphones. Both versions are sold on the official website for $999 for the Pro version and $799 for the regular one.
Smart home technologies are more and more being introduced into the life of an ordinary person every day. To manage it, applications like Google Home are used the most.
However, Samsung decided to simplify this task by creating the social robot Ballie. Robot-ball knows how to manage a smart home on his own – for example, when he sees the garbage, he will call a vacuum cleaner robot.
Ballie is able to recognize and interact with people and animals – the robot will call an ambulance if it sees a person who fell and injured.
No further details were disclosed yet.
Segway S-pod Armchair
Segway’s floating chair has been the subject of much attention on the Internet. Some users have found similarities with the Wall-E cartoon.
The chair is controlled by using a special joystick. The maximum declared speed is 38 km/h. A full charge of the device will take two hours and will allow you to drive 70 km.
The commercial model will hit the shelves later this year.
iKuddle Cat Litter
Pet lovers could also find something interesting for them – iKuddle showed a cat litter with the possibility of self-cleaning. The project was funded via crowdfunding and raised more than a million dollars.
The gadget starts the cleaning process after the cat is out of the litter. In addition, you can launch the litter using the application on the phone. The smart system collects feces and sends them to the special package. The price of the device will be $399.
Lumi Smart Diapers
A smartwatch is an ordinary thing nowadays. Now even diapers have similar functionality. In addition to information about sleep, a special application will display the time of the last feeding and diaper changes. The product will be launched presumably this autumn, the price has not yet been announced.
Samsung The Wall
It would seem that recently 4k TVs came to our life. However, Samsung was able to surprise users by presenting a series of modular screens assembled into a single puzzle.
Such technology will help fit the TV into any interior or create a device with a diagonal of as much as 292 inches for shopping centers, for example. The device is built on MicroLED technology with a resolution of 8k. Prices are also impressive – from $490 thousand dollars to $1.68 million.
Concepts from the German automaker have always been distinguished by their futurism and manufacturability. According to the company, they were inspired by the movie Avatar, so they combined man, car, and nature in an unprecedented way.
The battery of the electric car is created on the basis of graphene and does not contain any harmful substances – after the exhaustion of the resource, it can be recycled without polluting the environment.
There are no regular controls in the AVTR – control is carried out using the bio-joystick on the central panel. As soon as the driver puts his hand on it, the system recognizes the heartbeat, the engines start and the backlight starts to flash in time with the pulse. In front of the driver is a huge display on the entire front panel, which can be controlled with gestures and voice.
There are many useless gadgets in the modern world. Nicolas Baldek decided to make fun of this trend – he described to visitors this revolutionary novelty as “an incredibly smart product that reveals the power of making potato decisions.”
The vegetable has a generally normal appearance, except for a small antenna pointing up. After connecting via Bluetooth, you can ask potato different questions. After success at the exhibition, Nicolas opened the Potato startup on Indiegogo. If he manages to collect 100 thousand dollars, the developer promised to create a potato blockchain.