Unlike before where tech geeks gathered in Las Vegas, this year’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) went virtually via Zoom due to the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, some of the new products have been inspired by the Covid-19 situation to help consumers power through the new normal. Some of the offers include a smart mask that tracks workouts and the air quality, a sticker button that helps detect Covid-19 symptoms, a portable furry robot that looks like a cat without a head and legs but feels like a real pet, just to name a few. The event will run until January 14, 2021.
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The WIRED crew shares some products showcased at the CES 2021:
Samsung’s Bot Handy6 has the ability to load dishes into the dishwasher, or pour you a glass of wine.
BioMilq’s lab-grown human milk tailored to your baby. The company collects a woman’s mammary epithelial cells while she’s expecting and cultivates them at their facility. When the cells are ready, they’re stimulated to produce personalized human milk for the infant and sent back to the mother.
MaskFone is making its “official debut” during CES this week, combines a machine-washable fabric mask with an N95 filter, a built-in microphone, and attached earbuds, so you can pop them in as needed and experience clearer-sounding phone calls.
Philip’s Sonicare 9900 Prestige claims to personalize your brushing experience, by sensing your technique and adapting in real time. So if you tend to apply too much pressure, it can automatically adjust the intensity.
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Here are some of the best, most intriguing and weirdest products of CES 2021 by The Washington Post:
The BioButton, about the size of a silver dollar, sticks to your upper chest with a medical adhesive and uses sensors to continuously track your skin temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, activity level and sleep. It can collect enough data to help identify if you have symptoms of a possible coronavirus infection — even if you don’t notice you’re sick.
The Petit Qoobo is like a cat, without a head or legs or fleas or a soul. A round fuzzy ball with a stubby moving tail, it is a portable-sized robotic companion designed to soothe you.
Gardyn, a plug-in home gardening machine, is designed to let prospective growers cultivate fresh leafy greens indoors with the help of artificial intelligence.
AirPop’s new Active Plus mask comes with a sensor that the company calls Halo. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and monitors everything from breaths per minute to outside air quality to the health of the mask’s filter so it can alert you when it needs replacing.