It’s that time of the year again, when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) dominates the news. CES 2019 was hosted in Las Vegas, just as in 2018, during 8-11 January. This year the event, which is said to set to the agenda for the year ahead, attracted 182K visitors. Here are some CES 2019 highlights.
CES 2019: the highlights
BMW and North Face’s futuristic Futurelight camper
BMW and The North Face teamed up together to design a futuristic camper concept called Futurelight. It utilises nanospinning (also known as ‘electrospinning’) technology to shelter inhabitants from extreme weather conditions. It’s not clear if or when the Futurelight will be manufactured, but The North Face plans to launch its Futurelight fabric in late 2019.
The Embr Wave
The Embr Wave is branded as ‘your personal thermostat’, and could work well with the Futurelight to keep the wearer warm! Launched at CES, the Embr Wave wristband is said to vary your body temperature by up to five degrees. The Embr Wave activates comforting waves of heating or cooling on the temperature-sensitive skin on your wrist.
Continental’s autonomous robot dogs
German automotive company, Continental, revealed its vision for the future of goods and parcel delivery. The company has paired its driverless electric vehicle with delivery robot dogs. Are they barking mad or does their vision have legs? Time will tell!
Revolutionising the TV
LG Display continued to push organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen technology at CES, as well as its see-through TV. They launched the world’s first rollable TV in the form of their 65″ Signature OLED TV R9. It’s a TV that rolls up when you want to watch it, and when TV time is over, it simply rolls back down.
The modern toilet that doesn’t compromise functionality
Kohler launched its Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet with Kohler Konnect. With a heated seat and foot warmer, deodoriser, music and a motion-activated cover and seat, the Numi is the smartest toilet in town. Priced at nearly $6,000, it may not go down too well with the average consumer, but it does claim to use at least 20% less water than a standard toilet so there’s a bit of a saving to be made there!
Plans for CES 2020 are already underway. Once again it will be held at the World Trade Center Las Vegas. It will begin on Tuesday 7 January and end of Friday 10 January. We might see you there!
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