Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Las Vegas, NV–
For so many attendees, CES 2023 was the first time back in the big convention setting of Las Vegas since before the Pandemic. While we have a lot of the same big tech that we have seen for quite a few years, there are a lot of different products that we have not seen in previous years.
So, what’s really hot and what’s not?
First off, the peeing tests… just aren’t what stole the show and in fact they are super weird but can offer valuable information for different body monitoring. I just am not very sure about retrieving something that you have peed on. I barely want to throw out a dog pee pad but grabbing one from your own toilet sounds a job for a couple pairs of gloves. Clearly, Health again this year was a huge focus from quite a few companies.
We have always been a big fan of the cars and all of the customization that has been a huge part of the show over the years, not this year. Just a couple of companies making a splash, like BMW.
The German car manufacturer’s latest concept car can display up to 32 colors and allows drivers to customize their cars digitally.
That’s not the only thing — the mid-size sedan has a voice assistant as well as physical and digital elements that allow the headlights to create facial expression and express moods such as joy, astonishment and approval.
The car is called BMW i Vision Dee — Dee for “digital emotional experience.” Not to be confused with the other Dee.. We will leave that one right here as most know what we are talking about.
Another big hit are the wearables. Itouch showcased their products and partnerships with celebrities such as Jillian Michaels, who has her own line of wearables under the brand. We all know Michaels is no stranger to business success outside of her television and fitness days.
Continuing on in the wearables category, new launches are usually a huge hit and we found another in a wearable ring from Movano Health that is designed with women in mind and can use data that is actually a bit more helpful for things such as your period tracking and things that can help to monitor. It also had a air-pods like case that certainly helps keep your ring a bit more wireless than the Oura ring we had tested earlier last year.
Another really cool project we saw outside of the convention center was CES Indy Car Autonomous challenge. Which featured cars designed by 9 University tech programs that allow for the cars to race at speeds over 225 mph. While we only had the chance to see two cars on the track at the same time, the project is gaining momentum and worthy of the attention of driverless cars.
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