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Tech Wonders Unveiled At CES 2023 – Top Gadgets To Look For In This Event

CES 2023 which is deemed to be one of the most influential and innovative events of the technological world has already started from 3rd January. This global event always caters to the world with big ideas, designs, and prototypes of futuristic products, and this year till now it has not disappointed. Yes, the world at the moment is going through a rough phase with the havoc created by the pandemic, but these products are a glimmer of hope for the future in these bleak times.

Top Gadgets At CES 2023

Here is the list of some groundbreaking technology that has been announced at CES 2023.

Carriable And Reusable Virus Detector: The healthcare industry faced a steep challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide a bit of ease and help people know whether they are infected by a virus within 60 seconds, Opteev Technologies has developed ViraWarn. The device is only 3.5 inches in height, weighs around 28 g, and can be easily carried in your pockets. The mechanism is extremely simple; after starting the device, you have to blow into it twice. If the device’s indicator is red, you are positive; if it is green, you are not. The device has a built-in AI and can be reused by just changing the biosensor cartridges. ViraWarn is battery-powered and comes with a rechargeable USB-C power adapter. To make it affordable to the masses, the company aims to price it as low as $99.

Wireless Transportable TV: Yes, you read the heading right. Displace has come up with the latest TV, which has no wires or ports. Weighing around 9 kg, the TV can be mounted and carried anywhere. The device uses active loop vacuum technology and is available with a 55-inch 4K OLED display. The Displace TV costs $3000 and does not have a dedicated remote, and content surfing can be done using voice, touch, and gesture controls. The TV has swappable batteries that can last a month with 6 hours of usage every day on a single charge. Displace has only 100 units available and is taking a 10% reservation charge on its pre-order booking, with the hope of shipping orders by the end of 2023.

Flying Car: In many futuristic movies and games, we have seen flying cars that can seamlessly travel by road and by air. If everything goes as planned, by 2026, an A5 flying car will pick you up from your home and fly you to your destination. The four-seater SUV is being developed by a company named Aska and has already shown its prototype at CES 2023. The A5 can travel up to 250 miles on a single charge and comes with a dual power source: a gasoline engine and packs of lithium-ion batteries. The Aska A5 has the mobility to take off from a helipad or a runway and comes with several safety features. The company expects to use the flying car as an on-demand service by 2026, and pre-orders are also available with a price tag of $789,000.

Robotic Exoskeleton: Workers often get injured in physically demanding jobs, which not only cuts their working careers short but sometimes even damages their bodies beyond medical treatment. Keeping this idea in mind, a company named German Bionic has unveiled its AI-powered suit, the Cray X Exoskeleton, which will replace the velcro back straps of workers. The suit is lightweight and comfortable to wear and is both water- and dust-resistant. Not only will this suit offer support for the lower back when lifting up to 30 kg per movement, but it will also provide assistance by telling a worker about incorrect lifting or when they need a break.

VR For Car Ride: Many people get dizzy while traveling by car and suffer from motion sickness. But not anymore, Holoride, a company based in Munich, Germany, has designed a VR headset that will allow passengers to enjoy endless gaming or streaming while traveling. After wearing the headset, you will be moving in the virtual world when the car is moving on the road. The company is backed by the car industry giants Audi, and these VR headsets will be available for all cars. The device is powered by a lithium battery, and one single charge can make it last for 14 hours. Users must pay $799 for Holoride’s retrofit, which allows two headsets to connect via Bluetooth at the same time. 

Food Delivery Robots: People are frequently seen rushing to the gate in order to catch their flight on time. Because of this, they often miss their lunch, dinner, or breakfast, and their stomach starts rumbling. But what if a robot delivers the food directly to the gate? Ottonemy has come up with its new creation, a self-dispensing robot by the name of Yeti, which does not require any human assistance. If the person is not present to receive the delivery the robot can easily detect it and place it in the nearest safe locker, and if someone wants to return any items, the robot would carry them back to the owner. The service is available in Oslo, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Madrid at this moment, but the New York firm has ideas to expand its operations in Europe, Asia, and Canada. Ottonemy has already signed an agreement with Verizon, and the robots can even provide outdoor curbside delivery up to 6.4 kilometers.

Roku TV: Roku has been known as the maker of video streaming devices, and after expanding and cementing its position in the streaming world, it is now set to roll out its own TV models. It has based its strategy on something similar to that of Google, where Roku’s software would still be available to other manufacturers just like how Google provides its Android operating system to other premium brands. The San Jose, California-based company has decided to roll out 11 models, with 24 inches as the minimum display size and 75 inches as the maximum. The TVs will arrive this year in late spring and will begin with a price tag of $120, going all the way up to $1000. 

Temporary Digital Tattoos: Tattoo art is something that many people want to have on their bodies, but because of its permanent nature, most people hesitate to get one. Prinker, a South Korean company, has created a hand-held device that can be used for creating temporary tattoos that are water-resistant yet washable with soap. The device uses cosmetic-grade ink and provides thousands of options to choose from. Using the device is also simple; connect your smartphone to the Prinker app and choose from existing designs or create your own. Then, send the design to the Prinker machine and roll it at the desired location on your body. The company has put a price tag of $279 on the flagship model and $229 on the smaller model.

Analyze Pee At Home: Using technological devices to monitor one’s health is not a new concept. But what if you can get your health insights from peeing at home and not taking a sample of it to the doctor’s lab? A French company named Withings has designed a device by the name of U-Scan that can show results on your phone after you have used their device on the toilet. Using it is very simple; just put the device under the front rim of your toilet. Pee directly into the white, palm-sized, disk-shaped device, which contains the sensor, and it collects a small amount of sample. Within a few minutes in the dedicated app, you can see actionable insights regarding body nutrition, menstrual cycles, and many more. The device comes with replaceable cartridges and can even find its way into a medical professional’s chambers.

Know Your Feather Friends: Have you ever wondered how great it would be to know which feathered friends visit your backyard? Priced at $199, Bird Buddy is a smart bird feeder that takes photos of the birds that come to feed in your backyard. With its in-built AI technology, it can even help you recognize almost 1,000 species of birds and will also let you share them through the dedicated app. The device provides an arrival notification when the bird comes to feed, and you will also have full control of the built-in camera, which provides decent-quality snapshots. In September 2022, order shipments started dispatching, and the company has already sold 100,000 Bird Buddies.

Smelling In Virtual World: The introduction of ION3 by OVR Technology will now let users enjoy the scents of different things in AR, VR, desktop, and mobile. The introduction of scent opens up a whole new dimension of possibilities in the virtual world, as in our limbic system, smell plays a key role that affects our emotions and behavior. The ION3 wearables can provide up to a thousand different scents and come with odor-filled cartridges. CES 2023 attendees reported that when they plucked a virtual rose and smelled it, the rose provided a floral smell along with a peaty one. The smell of the waterfall came with an essence of vanilla, while that of the ocean seemed like lavender. As this technology is very much in its nascent stage, these minute setbacks are expected, but the introduction of smell in the virtual world is a great advancement in the world of technology. 

Hands-Free Navigation: Finding the right direction can be quite a challenge for many people, even after using maps on their smartphones. Loovic, a Japanese company, has them covered with their new device, which guides users in the right direction using vibrations and sounds. The device looks like a headset resting on the neck and has a heartwarming story behind its discovery. Toru Yamanaka, the CEO and co-founder of Loovic, has a son who suffers from cognitive impairment, which inspired him to work on this project.

Breathing Pillow: Our hectic schedules can sometimes become so hectic that it causes stress and anxiety. To reduce the severity of such situations, many of us often take pills or use other devices. But Yukai Engineering, in partnership with Tokyo University, has come up with the unique concept of a cushion named Fufuly that, when hugged, “breathes” and reduces anxiety and stress. It does not literally start breathing, but it expands and contracts by detecting the breathing pattern of the user. The bubble-shaped cushion contains a pulsating motor inside and comes with three usage modes: a regular mode, a deep mode to calm a user, and a third mode that helps with relaxation breathing. The company has yet to quote a price for the product and is thinking of launching it with the help of crowdfunding.

Fastest Toothbrush Of The World: An electronic toothbrush is not a new concept. But what if the electronic toothbrush could effectively complete your brushing in 10 seconds? A company named Y-Brush has developed a Y-shaped brush in collaboration with a team of French dentists that completes your brushing in 10 seconds. The Y-shape comfortably fits in the mouth and removes plaque without harming the gums. The brush uses sonic vibration technology and comes with 35,000 soft nylon filaments for effectiveness. The Y-brush is available for both adults and kids.

Electronic Skates: Though not at CES, last year we saw Shift Robotics launch the Moonwalkers, which they claimed to be the world’s fastest shoe. A French company by the name of Atmos Gear has introduced an inline skate that runs on electricity and can be controlled by a remote. On a full charge, the skates can reach a speed of up to 25 km/h and cover around 20 km. The setup comes with a sling bag that contains the battery and is also connected by wires to the skates. The skates have two operational modes: remote-controlled and smart assistance, and they can even be used as regular skates. If the company is able to remove the wires and the sling bag from its setup, it would become a great option for daily commuting. It is priced at $500, and pre-orders are already available.

Wrapping Up

These gadgets are just the tip of the iceberg when you look into the event. From the ocean of tech wonders, these are some of the finest that can really change the dynamics of our lives. Follow the event and the blog to see what else it has to offer in terms of technological wonders.

Sandhi Das
Sandhi Das
Sandhi is a freelance content writer and a technology enthusiast. He has written on multiple topics and worked on multiple projects. Other than writing, he is interested in art, sports, and movies.