For years we hiked miles and miles to dig out the hottest new items for our readers. This year, thanks to COVID-19, we are Zooming around instead of hiking. It’s virtually nothing like the old days, but technology never stands still, and the products we found are a testament to the industry.
[Edit 1/15/21] The Consumer Electronics Show is over now, but we’ve already discovered more than four dozen products to feature.
While we normally only write about products that we have used and tested for a period of time, most of these are products that we have not tested yet. Watch our blog for more in-depth tests as various products become available.
HEALTH AND EXERCISE
ATTO Mobility Scooter
Helping define “cool” in mobility solutions, the ATTOmobility scooter is not only good looking, easy to use, and made for most terrains, it will go up to 18 miles on a charge. Easy to fold, people say they can do it in six seconds, and it’s ready to go in your car trunk, or easily separate it into two sections and it will actually fit in the overhead bins on a plane.
Coming soon, watch for the ATTO Sport in Q2 2021. Can’t wait. In the meantime check out the video for a great testimonial.
Learn more at their website: https://movinglife.com/
BeHear ACCESS personalizable amplifier
BeHear ACCESS personalizable Bluetooth sound amplifier is ideal for those with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Six different hearing modes for indoors and out. The rechargeable battery lasts 13 hours.
For those who have trouble hearing TV or podcasts, the HearLink PLUS audio transmitter will aid wirelessly for up to 200 feet, allowing you to get up and move about without missing a word. Other models and configurations are available as well. Check the website below.
Learn more at their website: http://www.WearAndHear.com
With today’s emphasis on cleanliness, Toto, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer, continues to innovate with their line of toilets, bidet seats for your toilet (Washlet), and even a hi-tech combination (Neorest) that uses nano-technology to clean your toilet before and after use.
But the highlight of CES 2021 is their introduction of a new concept called the Wellness Toilet. Using sensors built into the seat that “read” a person’s skin, and other sensors in the water, combining AI and the IoT, the user will receive recommendations for their wellness on their smartphone periodically (see above illustration). Keep your eyes out for this in the next couple years. We will be.
Learn more at their website: http://www.totousa.com
This isn’t something you are going to run out and buy, but you are going to love it when your favorite restaurant starts using it. One of our major peeves is when your French fries are all damp by the time you get the food home, or your pizza crust is soggy. No more with SAVRpak.
They won grand prize in this year’s P& G Ventures’ 2021 CES Innovation Challenge with SAVRpak, which absorbs all the excess moisture in your food container before it can ruin your dinner.
According to CTO, Bill Birgen, the SAVRpak is already in use by a range of independent and chain restaurants, and being tested by more national brands, delivery apps and major food distributors.
They’ve even proven it to lengthen the life of a packaged salad by two weeks…and we love our salads, maybe even more than pizza.
Learn more at their website: https://www.savrpak.com/
MASKFONE combines protection, convenience and functionality. Everybody uses headphones these days for various reasons ranging from calls to music to movies. However, some of these actions such as speaking on a call or removing your headphones might require the face mask to come off. MASKFONE reduces or eliminates altogether the need to remove or constantly adjust your face mask to speak on your mobile phone or while listening to music.
The replaceable N-95 medical-grade filters guarantee that you can use MASKFONE for as long as 200 hours, before a replacement is required. The mask offers a unique design that allows you to replace the filter seamlessly and conceals it effortlessly.
The earbuds are small and lightweight, maximizing comfort and convenience. With up to 8-hours of base playtime, and With an integrated microphone and earbuds, your need to adjust or remove your mask to achieve crystal clear audio is reduced if not eliminated altogether.
Coming soon — just announced at the show — the MegaFone mask will be fully equipped with a detachable voice projector that offers a “walkie talkie” mode for voice projection and two-way talk. No more having to ask someone to repeat unheard words anymore. The MegaFone uses Mesh Network that gives you the ability to pair with other MegaFone masks, no smartphone needed.
Learn more at their website: https://maskfone.com/
Cove is scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve sleep, and unlike other wearables on the market, it targets the issue by cancelling stress in real-time.
The sleek device harnesses the power of affective touch by applying gentle vibrations behind the ears, enabling the natural biological path between the skin and brain to activate the part of the brain that regulates anxiety, leading to a profound sense of calm.
Scientific studies, which span a 4-year period, have shown that consistent daily use of Cove in 20-minute increments results in reduced stress and enhanced sleep, ultimately improving resilience to stress.
Learn more at their website: https://www.feelcove.com/
ArcX SPORTS RING
The world’s first smart ring specifically designed for single-handed sports and fitness use will be launched at digital CES in January 2021. Developed by ArcX Technology, a UK-based sport tech start-up, the ring is designed to be worn on the index finger and controlled with the thumb. Connected via Bluetooth to any smartphone, the ring allows users to store phones in a pocket or backpack, controlling playlists and other phone functions simply and easily, even when wearing gloves.
ArcX is made from medical grade silicone and houses a micro joystick inside a water and shock proof inner case. The inner case can be swapped among different sized rings or a watch type strap that allows the user to attach the device to a handlebar, paddle or other piece of sports equipment. The ring boasts an impressive 20 day stand by with a battery that delivers five days of normal use from a one-hour charge time, plus it’s waterproof to IP67 standard and drop tested from 6 ft / 2 meters.
Learn more at the ArcX Technology website: https://arcx.fit/
DFree Incontinence Solution
DFree® is the first wearable device to predict when you need to go to the bathroom. Designed primarily for seniors and people with disability who suffer from loss of bladder control, it continuously monitors your bladder and sends timely notifications to your phone when it’s time to go. As a result, you no longer have to worry about accidents and have a safe and ccost-effective alternative to diapers and medications.
Bello Belly Fat Monitor
As the world’s first portable digital belly fat scanner, Bello uses its patented NIR (near-infrared) technology to provide an accurate measurement of abdominal fat within 3 seconds anytime, anywhere. Based on one’s health status, it also provides a recommended guide for nutrition and fitness activities through its mobile app. With Bello, people can easily track and manage abdominal fat, which is a major risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome, to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic diseases.
Learn more at their website: https://belloeveryday.com/
Monitor your skin for skin cancer by taking photos with this app. The app will track the location and size of any moles so they can be compared over time. Using WebCompare, you’ll be able to review closeups of your photos on the larger screens of your laptop or tablet.
Prevent Melanoma by checking your skin routinely. Miiskin will even remind you when it’s time for your next round of pictures.
Learn more at their website and watch their video: http://www.miiskin.com
PERS 5G personal emergency response system
The all-new PERS 5G is the first 5G-enabled system for the senior independent living sector. This highly advanced gateway provides activity monitoring, fall detection, and voice capabilities anywhere in the home. The 5G technology allows service providers and users to enjoy the highest levels of dependability and accuracy. Essence’s PERS solutions are certified for professional senior care monitoring in the US, Europe and other major regions.
Learn more at the Essence Group website: https://www.essence-grp.com/
HOME AND AUTO
Car and Driver Glass HUD
The Car and Driver Heads-Up Display is a plug and play glass HUD that makes any vehicle compatible with Carplay, Android Auto, and Baidu CarLife. It connects to your phone using Bluetooth, and can be controlled via voice or by a remote control that mounts to the steering wheel.
For older cars that don’t have wireless connectivity, the HUD includes an FM transmitter that connects to the car’s sound system via the radio. The HUD will be available at BestBuy in April at $299.99 MSRP.
Check here for availability in April: https://www.bestbuy.com
Jashen V18 vacuum
The Jashen V18 cordless vacuum cleaner features a 350 watt strong brushless motor for quiet operation. The 2500mAh battery pack offers up to 40 minutes of operation at minimum power. The auto setting provides 20–30 minutes, while you’ll get 15 at MAX setting. Advanced filtering system detects dust level and captures up to 99.99% of the fine particles. So many more features, be sure to see their website below.
Learn more at their website: http://jashen-tech.com
Gardyn invented the first-ever fully automated indoor vertical produce growing system. Complete with an AI-based assistant that takes care of the growing for you, integrated lighting and a beautiful design — Gardyn reimagines the future of food and sustainably provides pure produce 365 days a year. Only takes two square feet and comes with everything needed to grow 30 plants.
Imagine getting 8–10 pounds of fresh produce each month for the freshest salads and seasonings ever. And it’s self-maintaining. All you need do is harvest when the app tells you it’s ready. Better for you, better for the planet!
Learn more at their website: https://mygardyn.com/
NextBase Dash Cam 622GW
If you’ve ever wanted to record your travels, THIS is the line of cameras you are going to want to check out.
4K Recording at 30fps with digital image stabilization. Enhanced night vision gives the best recording possible in low-light conditions. There’s even an inbuilt algorithm that enhances your footage in foggy conditions.
Shooting in 4K enables you to review your footage at 1080p at 120fps, which, according to the manufacturer, gives you 4 times the video data for making out small details like license plate numbers.
The 622GW is the world’s first Dash Cam to use what3words, providing you with your exact location within a square to help emergency services or loved ones locate you. No data connection required. MSRP $399.99
NextBase Dash Cam 222X
On a budget, but really want that dashcam protection and documentation? Then the 222X is the one for you. Get full HD (1080p) on the front camera PLUS a plug-in module with rear view for in-car protection.
Learn more at their website: https://www.nextbase.com/en-us/dash-cams/
Toucan wireless doorbell and security cameras
This is security made simple. No wiring needed for this battery powered video doorbell and wireless chime. Get 180° wide-as-possible vision and two-way audio. (That means you can see that package laid right up against your door or wall.) Includes sensor for motion detection. There are so many other features, you’ll want to see their website below.
The security camera is also wireless, so you’ll have easy installation, wherever you’d like to install it. Comes with a heavy duty magnetic mount for easy adjustments. Night vision gives you detail no matter how dark it gets. Comes with a siren alarm, instant notifications, prerecorded messages and works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Learn more at their website: http://www.toucansmarthome.com
Trova Personal Safe — Security in plain sight
Do you need discretion? Privacy is a must, not a maybe with TROVA, smart storage devices designed with an equal focus on discretion, security and beauty–perfect for jewelry, medications, intimate items, credit cards and more. Tightly sealed and artfully designed in sleek aluminum alloy, TROVA vessels range from pocket sized, to larger containers that can be elegantly displayed at home, concealing its contents from inappropriate audiences.
Wirelessly connected via Bluetooth and accessible through biometric scanning, TROVA’s proprietary app allows only paired users to unlock; and its ‘never lost’ feature marks the product’s last known location, protecting TROVA–and its contents–from prying eyes or curious hands.
Learn more on their website: http://TrovaOfficial.com
Petcube is a company reimagining pet care, and using technology to keep people connected with their pets. All pet cams come with 1080P video for a clear view and Alexa built in.
Petcube’s pet monitoring systems include Petcube Play 2, a pet cam with built-in laser,
Petcube Bites 2, a pet camera that gives treats, and
Petcube Cam — the smartest pet and security camera with a built-in Vet Chat.
Learn more at their website: https://petcube.com/
Smart Mimic security devices
The revolutionary Mimic GO and the innovative Mimic Track use advanced IoT, secure wireless communication, sensors, artificial intelligence, and space-age materials to secure everyday life — whether its’ your backpack, laptop, bike, room, or even the garage.
With no data fees, no sim cards, and no subscriptions required — true innovation has finally arrived at consumer IoT.
Learn more at their website: https://smartmimic.com/
ColdSnap is to iced treats as Keurig is to coffee. Open the machine, insert a room temperature pod and in 60–90 seconds enjoy a range of products from healthy smoothies fortified with nutraceuticals to non-dairy (oat based) ice creams to frozen coffee or frozen cocktails like mudslides and margaritas, daiquiris, etc.
The big convenience is that the pods are pre-made, and you never need to clean the machine because we freeze in the can/pod and dispense form the pod directly to the bowl; food never touches the machine. Coming to market this summer.
Learn more and watch a video at their website: http://www.ColdSnap.com
The world’s debut of the flying car and cargo drone.
Learn more on their website: http://en.skydrive2020.com/
Roborock — world’s first sonic mopping and robot vacuum
Roborock S7 offers a variety of high-intensity scrub settings from 1,650 times/min to 3,000 times/min, easily disintegrating surface dirt and breaking up even the toughest, dried-on messes — leaving floors cleaner than ever.
VibraRise™ technology automatically lifts the mop when carpets are detected. This innovative feature made possible by Roborock’s new ultrasonic carpet recognition technology enables the S7 to mop hard floors and vacuum carpets in one, single cleaning session, without interruption. The mop is also lifted as the S7 returns to dock, ensuring just-cleaned floors remain clean. Up to three hours of uninterrupted cleaning (in quiet mode).
Roborock’s iOS and Android app offers a heightened level of control over every aspect of the cleaning experience — easy-to-navigate interface allows consumers to manage cleaning schedules and customize preferences. Alexa, Google Home and Siri-enabled, the S7 responds to voice commands for an added level of convenience.
Learn more at their website: https://us.roborock.com/
Lenovo Yoga AIO 7
Lenovo’s exclusive rotatable hinge2 feature is here allowing you to personalize your setup, effortlessly swivel the slim-framed display from a horizontal to full vertical position to allow for a tall and sleek window screen with just the push of a finger. Or, tilt the viewing angle from completely flat to up to 20 degrees for customized comfort.
What’s more, with the Yoga AIO 7’s integrated wireless casting hardware, you can activate the display remotely from a tablet or smartphone without having to turn on your desktop. A future update allows you to display online shows directly to your screen transforming it into a 4K smart TV. Your content even automatically rotates on your PC’s screen for ease of use, and sharing webpages directly from your mobile device with living room viewers is a snap via casting menu options. (Not available in North America yet.)
Learn more at their website: https://news.lenovo.com
Cowin Audio , an audio product and electronics company that boasts an innovative line of both over-ear and in-ear headphones, today launched the Apex Elite, SE9 headphones and Cowin Soundbar at CES 2021.
The Apex Ellite earbuds feature an ergonomic fit for all-day comfort, an impressive playtime of up to 30 hours with the rechargeable case, and an improved shape and design to be more lightweight and comfortable, these earbuds are made to be worn all day long.
The SE9 over-ear headphones feature Cowin’s Improved Active Noise Cancelling technology, 20 hours of
playtime, and a simple press of the side button to suppress ambient noises, meaning the headphones will
block out distractions while users are listening to their favorite songs, podcasts or videos.
The 25W soundbar, when separated, can be placed on both ends of the TV. Combined, it can be hung on the wall or placed directly on a surface such as an entertainment console. The Soundbar supports Bluetooth 4.2, AUX, optical, and HDMI capabilities.
Learn more at their website: http://www.cowinaudio.com
This has to be the least expensive security camera on the market — the Wyze Cam v3.
It now offers 1080p color night viewing, indoor or outdoor usage, no subscription required, and multiple mounting methods. Watch the video for much more detail:
Learn more at their website: https://wyze.com/wyze-cam-v3.html
Frequency is a true wireless active noise cancellation set of earbuds from Ausounds. Waterproof rated at IPX4, they are also Bluetooth 5.0 with smart pairing, and supporting voice assistant. Battery life is 20 hours total/ 15 hours with noise reduction enabled.
The AU-Frequency true wireless earbuds represent value and quality down to the finest details. Engineered with the same state-of-the-art Soundproof noise-canceling technology found in our high-end headphones, the AU-Frequency offers near-perfect sound balance. Award-winning AU PEEK+PU Dynamic driver, with a frequency range of 20Hz — 20kHz. Superior audio performance with one simple touch.
Learn more at the Ausounds website: https://ausounds.com
WooBloo SMASH projector
SMASH is a portable 300 lumen Smart Projector with Alexa Built-In. Features three-hour video playback, with HD Video and 360° Sound. Connect easily to Netflix, Prime, Hulu, plus more. 30+ apps pre-installed.
Works up to three hours on one charge of its built-in battery, so that it out onto the patio for movie night or watch inside your tent or RV. Enjoy no-fuss setup with auto focus and auto keystone correction. In audio mode, enjoy your tunes for up to 30 hours.
Learn more at their website: http:// www.woobloo.com
Edifier TWS NBQ earbuds
Rated for 9 hours of continuous playback time plus another 23 with the charging case.
Active Noise Canceling (ANC) true wireless earbuds with ambient sound mode and gaming mode, along with a primary-secondary switch. The units are IP54 dust and waterproof. A 10mm diaphragm aids the sound reproduction while dual microphone technology cancels out environmental noise.
Learn more at their website: http://www.edifier.com
Kew Wireless charger for furniture
No drilling needed with their patented IPC technology. Kew Labs is a long-distance Qi wireless charging design and manufacturing brand. We provide built in wireless charging systems for furniture and surfaces that require no drilling to install — suitable for kitchens, homes and office. Kew Labs also licenses its technology and can offers full OEM/ODM services.
With the UTS-1, multiple units can be daisy chained together under your countertops for additional items to be charged.
Learn more at their website: http://www.kewlabstech.com/
OpenComm Bluetooth headset from AfterShok
The OpenComm Bluetooth Headset from AfterShokz is designed specifically for communication. Engineered with patented 7th generation bone conduction technology and featuring our signature open-ear design, OpenComm enables clear communication through the DSP noise-canceling boom microphone and helps you stay connected to your surroundings while you’re on the road, on a jobsite, or at your desk.
Learn more at their website: https://aftershokz.com/us/products/opencomm
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2
The new ThinkBook Plus Gen2 is a dual-sided wonder with a quality 13” laptop inside and a 12” useable e-Ink display built into the outer cover. Both displays boast 2560x1600 resolution in a 16:10 format. Touch interface also featured a new garaged pen with autoload functionality.
As if it didn’t have enough new tech already, there’s also an optional ThinkBook Charging Mat, powered by Energysquare’s Power by Contact® technology. The mat can wirelessly recharge the larger battery that provides up to 15 hours of charge, or up to 24 hours when using the e-Ink display only. Available Q1 2021 MSRP starting at $1,549.
Learn more from their press release: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/thinkbook-introduces-new-models-mobile-professionals-remote-revolution/
Now here’s a new way to pass away pandemic time at home. Imagine a holographic concert right in your own home. Such is the promise of icologram who starts with a performance from pianist Philippe Entremont.
Viewsonic VG2240V Monitor
Step up your WFH game with this 24-inch monitor, ideal for video conferencing with 1920x1080 resolution and a built-in webcam. The full HD camera/webcam has both tilt for best positioning and a physical shutter.
There’s an omni-directional microphone so the whole room can get in on the conversation and dual 2W speakers.
Connect to just about any video output your computer has with VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB A/B. Available January 2021 with MSRP around $219.99 (US$)
Made for school age children, the beam mic cable sports an in-line answer call button and comes with our patented BuddyJack system which allows multiple listeners to share a single device. The headphones are foldable and the beam mic is removable allowing for compact storage and transportation. A standard audio cable is included in the package so that these versatile headphones are just as convenient to use on trips as they are in school or at home.
New for CES 2021 is the BuddyPhones Cosmos+ — with 3 volume limiting levels to choose from to suit the child’s age or when a boost is needed in noisy surroundings, such as on a plane.
Learn more at their website: http://www.onanoff.com
EarFun Free Pro
EarFun received the IF Design Award and the CES Innovation Award in the past 2 years and aims to let more people enjoy music at an affordable price. The EarFun Free Pro is just $59.99 with multiple features and functions.
They are the smallest earbuds that are even lighter than a piece of paper. They support Bluetooth 5.2 and Low Latency Mode. Their Feed-forward Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is up to 28dB. Here’s how they compare to more well-known brands. Available on Amazon in the US.
Learn more at their website: https://www.myearfun.com
How about a portable projector that’s battery powered, that can show a 60”-wide superbly sharp video on your ceiling while you lay in bed? With Bluetooth, HDMI and USB inputs, WiFi connectivity and its own app store, the possibilities are endless.
The unit also features a projection lens that can be rotated up to 90° to display videos where ever needed. A tripod mounting hole allows the unit to be set up anywhere or mounted to the ceiling.
There’s a very capable autofocus correction as well as keystone correction. As an audio only device, the 3W speakers will last 10 hours playing music. Battery life for videos is about 2 hours.
Learn more on their website http://en.jmgo.com/
NexPad T530 Video Conferencing Tablet
The video conferencing tablet is a high-end smart conference tablet integrating audio, video and applications. It has an 8-inch multi-touch Retina FHD (Full HD) capacitive screen and 800-megapixel high-definition camera, built-in Bluetooth 4.2 module and Wi-Fi module, integrated high-power speakers, beamforming microphone array while providing high-definition audio and video experience, it also greatly improves team collaboration and personal office efficiency.
Nexvoo N109 video conference camera
Nexvoo N109 high definition auto-tracking and framing video conference camera offer easy plug-and-play connection to your laptop, PC and computer. The camera is compatible with all web conferencing software including but not limited to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Weblink. Built-in full-duplex speaker and beamforming noise-reducing microphone clearly pick up the voice of the speaker even they are 16 fits(5 meters) away and distracting background noise to a minimum. The video conference device equips with a 110°wide angle 1080P HD, mechanical tilt camera is ideal for huddle rooms and small conference rooms allowing 1–6 participants.
Learn more at their website: https://nexvoo.tech/collections/featured-products
Owl Sensors can detect Smoke, Carbon Monoxide, Sound, Motion, Temperature and Humidity. With the help of Owl Hub, Owl Sensor will be able to maintain wifi connectivity in order to notify of a detection. Owl is equipped with a sealed lithium-ion battery that can power the device during power outages for up to a few months. Owl Sensor features a customizable, multi-color LED ring to alert the user of hazards. It also has a loud buzzer to sound the alarm.
Will work with Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT, and HomeKit. Delivery time scheduled for late summer 2021 but reservations are being taken now.
Learn more at their website: https://getowlhome.com/vTimekettle M2 — world’s first offline translation earbuds
These earbuds support 40 languages and 93 accents covering 85% of the world’s population. Among others, it includes 13 English accents, 15 Arabic accents and 18 Spanish accents. Timekettle promises up to 95% accuracy and 0.5 to 2 second instant translation. 11 Languages can be accessed completely offline.
Have conversations with people who don’t speak English by inserting one bud into your ear and giving the other person one for their ear. Then go ahead and begin conversing with immediate translation for each of you.
Remote Mode, can be used for up to 40 people with 40 languages translated at the same time with no distance limitation, which means people can enjoy group chatting and remote video calls via ZOOM or Skype.
Even if you aren’t traveling, these earbuds also work for phone calls, music listening, and voice assistance. Up to 6 hours per charge — 30 hours with the self-charging case.
Available on Amazon — currently $99.99 without offline and $129.99 with offline capability
Echo Flex Smart Speaker with ALexa
Only $24.99 at Best Buy, this is the least expensive way to get into the Alexa family that I’ve seen. Plugs into any electrical outlet and only takes up one of the 110v plugs.
Available online at Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/
Crescent immersive speaker by Cleer
This beautifully crafted unique looking Bluetooth speaker features room-filling sound, with eight linear array full-range drivers and two back-firing woofers. Actually there are three modes: stereo widening, 3-D, and room filling mode. Google Assistant is also built-in for convenience.
Learn more on their website: https://cleeraudio.com/coming_soon/crescent/
MMX 300 gaming headphones
The MMX 300 is a premium gaming closed circumaural stereo headset. MMX 300 gives maximum sound for gaming and multimedia applications on PCs and gaming consoles. The high-quality microphone capsule provides excellent intelligibility and ensures that voices are always transmitted loud and clear. The silky soft velour ear pads give comfortable wear over many hours.
With the integrated cable remote control, users have everything under control even in hectic tournament situations. All important features for muting the mic, adjusting the volume and accepting a call are always within reach.
More and more professional gamers are raving about the MMX 300 Premium Gaming Headset. Amazing sound, outstanding speech intelligibility and extreme comfort gives users an unbeatable advantage against the competition.
Designed to be used for many, many years, the MMX 300 is a solid long-term investment. The designs created by our engineers at beyerdynamic are carefully handcrafted by highly skilled experts in Germany. MSRP $299.00 US
Learn more about the MMX300 on BeyerDynamic’s website: https://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/mmx-300.html
PHOTO AND VIDEO
GoPro Hero9 Black, MAX, and Labs
GoPro Hero9 Black
Pocketable, waterproof, lightweight, but extremely rugged — if you could only take one camera that could go anywhere and do anything, it might be a GoPro. The latest GoPro Hero9 Black shoots 20MP SuperPhotos with HDR and Raw stills with front-facing live-view LCD and rear-facing touchscreen LCD. It will also shoot up to 5K30 video with its HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization. Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture are just a couple of the new features in Hero9 to add to your photo skills. You can even use it as a high-quality webcam.
If 360° photos and video are your thing, you’ll want to check out the GoPro Max shooting 6K30 spherical video, 18MP Source stills and 270° distortion-free panos with one click — awesome for selfies with a level horizon. Scheduled Capture on the Max was utilized in this award-winning video of a Snow Leopard.
If you aren’t familiar with GoPro Labs, you need to be. Supporting Hero7 through 9, plus Max, you can download and install the latest experimental firmware additions. These will upgrade your cameras with the coolest added features like camera motion triggers, acting as a dash cam with USB power trigger, or motion detection for video capture with sensitivity adjustments available. You can even create special QR codes to save settings and prepare your camera to do live streaming, add overlays, shoot sunrise every morning automatically, etc. Those can then be applied to multiple cameras or shared with associates.
Traxshot — first transformable microphone
Why carry multiple microphones when you venture out into the field when just one will probably handle all your needs? This totally unique modular mic adapts itself to cover one subject, front and back voices or wide-angle sound sources.
With two separate mics on flexible pivots, the opportunities are amazing. You can record in single, mono mode, two level stereo modes (30° and 90°) and bi-directional front and back pickups.
The entire unit is built with an air-float shock absorbing design. A hi-res IPS display shows power levels and sound pickup modes. Monitor recorded sound through your headphones. Works with all cameras and phones with either TRS or TRRS input jacks. Recharges by USB-C cable.
Learn about the exciting details on their website: https://www.comica-audio.com/product/84.html
Kingston Workflow Station
Workflow Station is a dock and USB mini Hub, all-in-one, that allows photographers, videographers, recording artists, and other content creators to transfer video, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once.
Learn more at their website: https://www.kingston.com/unitedstates/us
Kingston Media Devices
I’ve been shooting digital cameras since the late 90s, and over the course of all those years, I’ve gone through many memory cards. Kingston has repeatedly been one of the most reliable and reasonably priced cards out there. Their offerings keep expanding and I’ll be dropping these into my 4K cameras and 4K drone later this month. Stay tuned for more reports.
Learn more at their website: https://www.kingston.com/unitedstates/us
Let’s be honest — nobody remembers to back up their phone photos as regularly as they should. With Qubii Duo, that’s a job you won’t need to worry about ever again. After placing a micro SD memory card in the Qubii Duo block, every time you charge your phone, your photos will be copied to the memory card. Works for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Learn more at their website: https://us.maktar.com/
The WOWCube ® entertainment system is a one-of-a-kind device in the shape of a cube made of 8 separate cubicle modules connected to each other. Each module is a separate device with three high-resolution screens and a CPU inside. The WOWCube ® entertainment system allows playing video games that run on all 24 screens covering 6 sides of the device simultaneously. The WOWCube ® entertainment system opens up opportunities to interact with the digital world like it is a real object — by twisting the console, shaking and tilting. Watch the video to better understand the unique game-playing opportunities.
Learn more at their website: http://www.wowcube.com
AI Studios by Moneybrain
If you ever wanted a spokesperson on camera, but were too nervous to do it yourself and too cash-strapped to hire talent — here’s an alternative. Merely type out what you want to have spoken, pick from a slate of artificial intelligence actors, pick their clothes and press “Synthesize”.
After a few seconds, what you’ll get back is a MP4 video with your actor on a green screen, which you can then either insert on your website or take into a video editing program and put them over whatever background you like. You can see that here in this video where I composited the actor with the CES logo.
Tips from my experience — don’t use contractions, special non-alphabetic characters, and best to spell non-standard words phonetically. Don’t write CES — write “see eee ess”. Have fun.
Try it yourself for free during their beta period. Visit their website at http://aistudios.com
Ninu — perfume reinvented by AI
This connected device is capable of fusing ingredients of the perfume so you can change scent with every spray. Imagine having hundreds of scents in the palm of your hand. Now, this is high-tech perfume!
NINU is a fresh breeze in the traditional perfume industry. Leveraging the latest technological advancements, it honors the tradition and builds on a millennia-old heritage. Combining three different high-quality fragrances in a single high-tech design, it allows you to find your scent and play with it.
It is a simple and smart patent-pending innovation that enables you to tailor your perfume to match every mood and occasion. Whether you want to boost your energy or find the perfect scent for a special event, NINU is always there.
Learn more at their website: http://ninuperfume.com
OUTDOORS AND ADVENTURE
The GoSun Flow water purifier uses solar energy to filter 99.99% of pathogens from water and can function as a portable handwashing station, hot shower, and a source of clean drinking water, to name just a few of the options. Flow has won a CES 2021 Innovation Award in the category Sustainability, Eco-Design & Smart Energy.
GoSun, a pioneer and leading global name in the solar appliance industry, has developed breakthrough solar technologies that can cook, cool, light, power electronics and now, purify and deliver water. Their affordable products are all portable, highly efficient and free of harmful emissions, and help people live more independent, healthy, and resilient lives.
This is just one of many amazing solar powered items available from GoSun. Be sure to check out their website.
IF you loved the original Blendjet, there’s even more reasons to love version 2. More power and more capacity are certainly key. Being rechargeable with USB power, you can keep driving and always have your Blendjet2 ready to go next time you hit a fruit stand.
Learn more at their website: https://blendjet.com/
BenjiLock by Hampton
Now, open your padlock, your front door, or your bike lock with just your fingerprint. No more lost keys or forgotten combinations. One touch and you’re in. It’s the world’s first traditional padlock with fingerprint technology.
The new BenjiLock-enabled U-Lock stores up to 10 fingerprints, enabling friends or family members to easily share and secure a bicycle or e-bike without exchanging keys. The lock also can be opened with a key for quick use without programming. Available at launch in an 8-inch shackle version, the high security Fingerprint Bike Lock is weather-resistant, IP65-rated, and features a pick-and drill-resistant cylinder and a bolt cutter-resistant, covered hardened steel shackle.
Learn more at their website: http://buyhampton.com
“The last adapter you will ever buy,” says the brochure and they are probably right. It’s a combination charger and foreign current adapter which works in 195 countries.
Modular, compact, functional and powerful, the nomadplug adaptor and companion PD charger work together to meet every tech charging need.
Learn more at their website: http://www.nomadplug.com/
But there will be more…… Stop back as we add products each day of CES 2021 week.