This past week, The Consumer Electronics Show or CES showcased the latest and greatest new tech. that is heading our way in 2022.
While CES looked a little different this year, for the unaccustomed, CES showcased over 2200 exhibitors both virtually and in-person and includes a cacophony of manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems, and more. 195 of the Fortune Global 500, 77 of the Interbrand 100, 66 of the top retailers, leading US and global media, and attendees from 159 countries attended this year’s conference.
With 11 official venues, CES spans more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space and features 36 product categories and 22 Marketplaces. It is also an exciting time for us tech reviewers because we get a sneak peek of what is on the horizon in 2022 and beyond.
Below, we have compiled a list of the best new products from this years’ show.
LG G2 OLED TV WITH OLED EVO G (97-INCH)
LG’s largest OLED TV ever and a sight to behold, it improves on last year’s OLED Evo with special heat-dissipation technology that lets the panels get brighter without causing the dreaded OLED burn-in.
With an attractive flush-to-the-wall design, beautifully svelte chassis, and near-bezel-less screen the G2 OLED’s super-slim form makes for an even more immersive viewing experience. The G2 is also equipped with 7.1.2 channel sound, a complete HDMI 2.1 port array, and the latest upscaling Alpha 9 Gen 5 Processor 4K.
Probably the best TV smart system out there, webOS, also arrives with version 22, introducing personal user profiles for customized viewing experiences. There’s even the introduction of LG Fitness, its very first health platform, with interactive HIIT workouts and stretching programs available.
The N1 is described as a state-of-the-art smart audio device with built-in Alexa intelligence and Noveto’s proprietary smart audio beaming technology. The N1 creates an immersive binaural audio sound without disturbing others and without the need to use a pair of headphones.
Noveto’s proprietary smart audio beaming technology transmits ultrasound silently through the air, converging into audible pockets just outside the listener’s ears, creating an experience that’s like wearing invisible headphones. Others in the room only hear a whisper of sound while the user is immersed in 3D spatial audio sound. Facial recognition technology that uses motion sensors and AI-incorporated technology helps the N1 to track the user’s ears to ensure the 3D immersive sound moves with the user.
The N1 claims to have the first headphone-free binaural capabilities and is something we are excited about in 2022!
TP-LINK ARCHER AXE200 OMNI
Called Archer AXE200 Omni, the company’s new Wi-Fi 6E router features four motorized antennas that independently move and rotate to automatically provide the strongest signal possible to your devices as they move around your home. The router serves as an alternative in needing to implement a mesh network at home – which oftentimes can burn a hole in your pocket if you live in a big house and require multiple nodes.
It’s four external antennas that mechanically rotate and independently adjust their angles. This automatically ensures that signals are being sent to where it’s needed the most in the house.
The tri-band router has support for all the modern Wi-Fi bands from 6GHz to 2.4GHz so your older devices will truly benefit from this router. To enjoy top speeds, you’d need to have devices that support Wi-Fi 6E.
It will also come with TP-Link HomeShield to provide owners with full control of their network as well as better network security.
BMW iX FLOW
The iX Flow is based on the electric iX SUV that BMW debuted in 2021 except…they managed to deform and laser-cut E Ink panels to cover the vehicle in its entirety.
The E Ink on the prototype uses microcapsules with negatively charged white pigments and positively charged black ones. At the push of a button, the driver can cycle through any shade between brilliant white and deep black or run animated patterns continually across the exterior.
Adrian van Hooydonk, the head of BMW Group Design, called the color-changing technology on the iX Flow, which has not been confirmed for production, part of the group’s plan to develop “human-centric” products that stimulate all senses.
ROBOROCK S7 MAXV ULTRA
The S7 MaxV Ultra robotic vacuum cleaner navigates through rooms while removing solid dust and debris and is also equipped with a mopping pad. When the MaxV Ultra detects carpets, it automatically raises the pad out of the way. This means it won’t mop in areas it shouldn’t.
However, the real genius comes from the dock base that will also empty the S7 MaxV Ultra dustbin and cleans its mop pad for you. In addition, using built-in 3D scanning cameras and microphones can avoid obstacles like pet waste. You can use the cameras as a mobile security camera. “Drive” it around your house to check things out when you’re not there and you can even use it to scold your pets while you’re gone.
Lastly, it has the most suction power of any other Roborock vac, 5,100Pa, and has a roomier dust bin and mopping reservoir to better accommodate the 180-minute average runtime.
This hair-dyeing wand simplifies the process of at-home coloring by making it far less messy and ensures the even application of hair dye.
The wand-like device uses recyclable cartridges of dye which it then mixes and distributes to the oscillating nozzle. Users simply brush the Colorsonic over their hair like they would any comb, and the dye is deposited onto their tresses, which is later rinsed out. Any remaining dye can be saved for future touch-ups.
Colorsonic will also pair with a digital questionnaire and recommendation service, which asks for details like hair length, existing color, and gray coverage. Once a user chooses their color and appropriate amount, it ships directly to their home, paired with reusable gloves.
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