The Consumer Technology Association hosted its annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES) event a couple weeks ago, where the sharpest innovators gathered to showcase the most influential new technology. The show featured high-tech electronics due to release this year, some of which will be affordable to the average consumer, as well as futuristic gadgets that we could have never imagined becoming reality. Although many of us could not attend this fascinating event, we’ve got you covered with the top technology to be on the lookout for.
Taxis that Fly
Many of us are familiar with the concept of flying vehicles from seeing them in TV shows and movies like The Jetsons, Star Wars, and Back to The Future, but never did we think we’d be alive to witness one in our lifetime. ASKA USA, a robotic spot and arc welding company specializing in building machines for automotives, debuted the first flying car, A5, and listed it for preorder at a whopping $785K! The car is set to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as early as next month and could be used for ridesharing in 2026. Air taxis will revolutionize the way we approach air travel by providing low-cost transportation and decreasing travel time to deliver goods. According to aia-aerospace.org, “Urban air mobility will relieve congestion and stem rising transport costs by deploying smaller, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air taxis for intra-and some intercity commutes.” In addition, “Large-payload cargo UAVs will facilitate dynamic supply chains, reducing both inventory requirements and physical footprints of warehouses and distribution centers while lowering costs and speed of transporting goods.”
Desks Powered by Kinetic Energy
We’re one year post pandemic and many of us are still working from home. While this is a luxury, it’s very easy to get comfortable and become less active. To help counter this, ACER designed the eKinekt BD 3 bike desk, which uses kinetic energy generated from pedaling to charge your laptop, phone, and other devices. These bike desks take up very little space, are sustainable, and provide a new meaning to working (out) from home. In recent years, companies like Facebook, Datalogix, and SilverTech have included exercise stations like the eKinekt BD 3 bike desk in their health and wellness packages to keep employees motivated and attract talent.
3D Laptops with Leaping Images
ASUS created a 3D laptop – sans glasses – using an OLED screen with an organic light-emitting diode. OLED screens have the best viewing angles since their pixels shine in all directions, eliminating color, contrast, and light degradation. The device offers pristine 3D renderings and is a must-have for creatives. It is also great tool for A&D companies to transform the way they market new products and technology by delivering a more realistic visual for customers.
Ovens that Take Pictures
Our B2B clients have been working hard behind the scenes for years to produce AI technology, and we’re now seeing its influence on the consumer world. Enter Samsung’s Bespoke AI oven.
We all have that one friend who enjoys taking photos of their food, and now Samsung has taken this addiction to another level with their high-tech oven, which includes a built-in internal camera. Aspiring culinary influencers will now be able to livestream meals as they cook in real-time and post videos and photos to their social media feeds. The oven will allow you to keep an eye on your food via phone without having to step foot in the kitchen, suggest cooking times and temperatures, and even send notifications when food is burning. Will this oven be your next investment?
Which gadget do you find the most interesting?
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