The biggest consumer electronics show in the world held in Las Vegas Convention Center from 9 to 12 January 2018. Around 3,900 exhibitors from across the world presented their innovative products at the event this year. From Best in Show winner The Wall by Samsung to the People’s Choice recipient HTC Vive Pro, this year’s batch is truly a valuable group. Almost every company is infusing their tech with AI and voice assistants, meaning our smart products are about to get even smarter. Meanwhile, according to Variant Market Research, a global industry research firm, the global artificial intelligence market is estimated to reach $43.2 Billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 59.8% from 2016 to 2024. Consumer technology is embracing the voice age in a very big way. Below we’ve gathered our best new products and technologies for each category from the show.
Best Robot: Sony AIBO
Sony’s charming robot dog, AIBO is back with more intelligence, onboard camera, and Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, which makes AIBO the best robot.
Best Mobile Device or Phone: Lenovo Miix 630
This phone Windows 10 2-in-1 have a Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is very fast to get up, and its battery can withstand upto 20 hours of usage on a single charge. With having a superb keyboard and the facility to include a SIM card within for on-the-go data, which might have the perfect phone for travelers.
Best TV: “The Wall” by Samsung
Samsung amazed us with a 140-inch TV that doesn’t use OLED or LCD. The Wall by Samsung reaches its huge size by using MicroLEDs. The Wall’s pixels are just 0.8 millimeters, which assures a viewing experience that’s closer to a TV than a billboard.
Best Accessibility Tech: Xenoma’s e-skin pajamas
Xenoma’s e-skin pajamas got the prize this year due to its inventive fabric sensors which can tackle the cruelty of a washing machine and do not require any type of gel or liquid to maintain conductivity with your skin.
Best Startup: Black Box VR
Black Box VR is constructing the future VR gym, Black Box VR boutique gym, with help of HTC Vive, motion-tracking controllers & especially designed workout equipment, which spins exercise into a video game.
Best Digital Health & Fitness Product: L’Oreal UV Sense
It’s a UV sensor not larger than a thumbnail, tells you how much sun coverage you’ve received each day, via your smartphone, helping to prevent skin cancer.
Best Transportation Technology: Toyota e-Palette
This Toyota e-Palette which is a vehicle that looks like a train car, but other than that. It can be a flower mart, taxi, food truck, delivery truck, or office. In this rapidly changing world, it is that which we might be accurately need.
Best Connected-Home Appliance: Lenovo Smart Display
Lenovo Smart Display takes the award for best connected home, which is among the first smart displays in the Google ecosystem. With the stellar Google Assistant implementation integrated with great design enables this everything we hope the Echo Show was, & more.
Best Gaming Product: HTC Vive Pro
HTC, best of the PC VR world with the Vive, its latest headset improves the original model. The HTC Vive Pro includes integrated 3D audio, dual front-facing cameras, a more secure head band, two mics & beefed-up resolution of 2,880 x 1,600 combined & 615 pixels per inch.
Best Unpredicted Product: My Special Aflac Duck
Aflac’s Special Duck is cute, fluffy and cuddly specially designed to help children diagnosed with cancer offers features such as a port-a-cath along with an RFID chip that for children to make known themselves with chemotherapy handling, emoji cards that allow the duck to articulate the child’s feelings for them. Aflac is planning to find the toy to all children identified with cancer in the US, without charge.