The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was back for another run, and this season comes with new gadgets, products, and vehicles from Sony, Samsung, BMW, John Deere, LG, Apple, and others. Some are great to hear about but may never be seen IRL since CES is a playground of prototypes that often remain just that. Still, there are certainly a selection of entries worth noting. Check out what caught our eye below.
Let’s first give a shout-out to the Paula Abdul-Branded “Straight Ups” smart audio glasses designed by 1of1Custom. They come with 5.1 Bluetooth connectivity, two microphones, and speakers, all built-in. They support prescription lenses and have a battery life of up to 5.5 hours, as reported by PC Mag.
.@RamTrucks unveiled the segment-redefining Ram 1500 Revolution #BEV Concept at #CES2023, demonstrating the brand’s commitment to #EV leadership. Ram will differentiate itself by offering a portfolio of fully electrified solutions with advanced #technology https://t.co/59ORMUBDQS pic.twitter.com/Bnc44GWUoB
— Stellantis (@Stellantis) January 6, 2023
Coming in 2024 is Stellantis’s new electric RAM truck, which has a passenger cabin that doubles as a cargo bed. It boasts an 800-volt of electric fast charging capability within a 100-mile range after a 10-minute charge.
Qualcomm is bringing emergency messages to the sky with the introduction of Snapdragon Satellite, the “world’s first satellite-based two-way capable messaging solution for premium smartphones,” according to a press release. It will allow mobile messaging on a global scale starting with devices based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform. You’ll be able to tip your phone to the sky and connect to a satellite to send an emergency message, and the process will be done without using any third-party routing.
Prinker is giving us a device that allows colour to be printed onto our hair. The colour is water resistant and temporary, so it can be washed out no problem, according to the company. Check out CNET‘s video of it below.
— CNET (@CNET) January 4, 2023
John Deere unveiled ExactShot, which uses robotics and sensors to manage fertilizer distribution. It will spray approximately 0.2ml of fertilizer onto individual seeds instead of it masking a whole row of seeds. The company also presented its zero-emissions electric excavator.
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E Ink technology in the BMW i Vision Dee lets you choose from 32 exterior colours with unlimited potential.
— BMW UK (@BMW_UK) January 6, 2023
BMW is coming out with a mid-sized EV sports sedan called i Vision Dee (Digital Emotional Experience). The car’s E ink cycles through 32 different colours, so drivers will be able to mix up looks to their liking. From customizing headlights, voice commands that can be heard outside of the vehicle, and a touchscreen infotainment section that spans across the bottom of the windshield, this car tech is set to be featured come 2025.
Lenovo introduced the Yoga Book 9i, a laptop that comes with two 13.3″ OLED displays. The laptop costs US$2,100+ (CA$2,823+) and is expected out June 2023. It will have a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-U15 with 16 GB of RAM.
Launching in April, the OWS Thunderbolt Go Doc (US$399, CA$536) comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, an HDMI port, a headphone jack (!!), a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and a MicroSD Card Reader.