From major technological advancements to products that will soon become an integral part of your daily life (making it easier, more efficient, and totally connected), the major players are pulling out all the stops this year at CES.
From smart everything to better ways to monitor your health, home, and loved ones, we handpicked a few of the most impressive product announcements during the media pre-show conferences on Monday. Here is your first look at what we can’t wait to get our hands on to test out for ourselves.
If you’re a beer drinker and like the whole single-serve coffee or espresso machine concept, this is going to be your new favorite kitchen appliance. It’s exactly the same simple concept: turn it on, put in a capsule, and brew a glass of beer. After three years of development, the HomeBrew takes care of the whole brewing process. The Muntons (a well-known name in home brew) capsules come in five different beers: American Pale Ale, English Stout, American IPA, Belgian-style Witbier, and a Czech Pilsner.
Samsung 98” QLED 8K TV
In short, this is going to be the next best thing in terms of superior picture quality for a totally immersive TV viewing experience. Samsung’s quantum dot technology means you will see programming that captures the vivid colors and details as if you were right there up close in real life. Samsung is working closely with Amazon Prime Video to deliver content (namely with original Prime programs) that will show up in its full glory, now on 4K TVs and soon on this new 8K. Come Spring 2019, Samsung TV owners will also gain access to exclusive iTunes content to enjoy on their new TV. If 98 inches is too big for you, this TV will also be available in 65, 75, 82 and 85-inch sizes. Pre-orders on this TV started Monday.
Your toothbrush just got smart, helping you maintain proper oral health, avoid dental issues, and avoid extra, uncomfortable visits to the dentist. Using artificial intelligence, this electric toothbrush learns your unique brushing style and can detect every little place in your mouth you brush (and where you might miss or not give enough attention to), then advises you on how you can improve your brushing routine. Another bonus: It’s pretty and available in several colors.
Harley Davidson LiveWire e-motorcycle
One of the most traditionally “cool” products announced at CES is a two-wheel electric vehicle, more specifically a Harley Davidson e-motorcycle. Equipped with Panasonic technology, these are built for the urban rider as their main method of transportation, especially if they live or work where parking is difficult or gas prices are high. Pre-sales just began via the Harley Davidson website, starting at $27,799.
Opté Precision Skincare System
Using optics and other tech, along with skincare basics and a serum (three shades for different skin tones), this device, about the size of a face brush, scans over your skin and treats the areas that have blemishes, discoloration, and other flaws with the serum for instantly improved appearance in your skin tone and some long-term benefits. Expect this product to come out later this year.
This sleek, light, family-friendly tablet with great sound quality is also a terrific value. For just $299, the space gray Kirin 659 model (3 GB) comes with a stylus, the M-Pen Lite. The 10.1 inch full HD tablet boasts features like fingerprint log in, distance sensors for eye health, and up to 13 hours of battery life. It’s very responsive, intuitive, and comes with a host of parental controls to ensure that if a child is using it, it’s safe and adheres to the parent’s comfort level in terms of accessible content and how long it can be used in one sitting. The slim metal pen has a design very similar in looks and weight to a traditional pencil.
GoSun Fusion solar/electric cooker
Not only is solar energy smart, it can also be the only source of energy after a natural disaster, power outage, or other unfortunate circumstance. And we all need to eat. One new solution is GoSun’s new hybrid solar/electric oven. It’s portable, so you can take it anywhere, and it can cook up to 550°F. And it’s fast, too, cooking most foods within 20 minutes. We can’t wait to try it on our next camping trip.