This past week in Las Vegas, The Consumer Electronics Show or CES as it also known has been in full swing.
For the unaccustomed, CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 180K attendees from 150 countries.
With 11 official venues, CES spans more than 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space and features 24 product categories and more than 20 Marketplaces.It is also an exciting time for us tech reviewers because we get a sneak peak of what is on the horizon in 2019 and beyond.
Below, we have compiled a list of the best new products from this years show.
Honor View 20
Huawei offshoot brand Honor, are not unaccustomed to showcasing new devices at CES and this year they got tongues wagging with the the View 20 smartphone, the first smartphone to feature the “hole punch cutout” selfie camera.
With its classic etched V glass design on the back plus high-end specs including the Kirin 980 processor found in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the first 48Mp camera.
This was just a taste of the direction smartphones will be heading this year. Cue the copycats!
Withings Move ECG
One of the original smartwatch creators Withings return with their answer to the Apple Watch series 4.
Offering an impressive 12-month battery life, a built in ECG feature (yes, ECG!!), heart rate monitoring and usual activity tracking features all wrapped up in their classic “i-look-like-a-normal-watch-but-do-so-much-more” package!
Zero Mass Water
Something that sounds like it came from the mind of a great Science Fiction writer, this next one could literally be a game changer.
The team at Zero Mass Water have created something quite remarkable, what they call: a Source Hydropanel. These solar panels create the right conditions to speed the process of condensing water and literally can extract water from air.
It requires no electrical input, pipes, or infrastructure and simply extracts perfectly good drinking water, in fact 600 bottles of water a month! This is one to watch!
A new player in the smartphone space just beat all the big brands at their own game with a world’s first foldable smartphone!
The phone features a bendable 7.8-inch AMOLED screen that’s made out of flexible plastic and has a 1440p resolution. Running along the back of the FlexPai is a hinge, where you can bend the device in half as if you’re closing a book.
It also has a powerful 2.8GHz octacore Snapdragon chipset, expandable memory and a 3,800-mAh battery that can charge rapidly using Royole’s proprietary charging technology called Ro Charge.
LG OLED TV R
Keeping with the theme of shapely new tech, what about a rollable TV?
Reminding us of a piece of minimalist furniture with a Dolby sound system hidden behind some cloth, with the click of a button a door slides back and the vibrant 65 inch screen slowly rises out of the box, unrolling and achieving its full height in a few seconds.
Power the TV off and it slowly lowers and conceals itself into the credenza style base.
Impossible Burger 2.0
Lastly, CES doesn’t just have to be about technology hardware, it can also be about innovation.
Impossible Burger have been on the food scene for a few years now with their promise of a plant-based substitute to burgers that looks, tastes and even bleeds like the real deal.
Their new 2.0 burger made with soy protein instead of wheat protein gives the meat substitute a more “meaty” texture than ever before and also has as much iron and protein as a regular burger patty.
With this new concoction, this veggie burger tastes like ground beef more than ever before and will fool even the most discerning of palates.
2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year!