Innovative Living: The Coolest Tech Reveals at CES 2024

Innovative Living: The Coolest Tech Reveals at CES 2024

Numerous everyday household items are undergoing technological upgrades, seamlessly integrating advanced features. Take, for instance, the stunning quartz kitchen countertop – it could now double as a powerful charger for your devices.

Numerous everyday household items are undergoing technological upgrades, seamlessly integrating advanced features. Take, for instance, the stunning quartz kitchen countertop – it could now double as a powerful charger for your devices.

At the opening of CES, the tech industry’s premier event in Las Vegas, companies showcased forward-thinking, AI-powered innovations for the home. With over 4,000 exhibitors this year, many demonstrated how common household products can become more connected. Here are some of the notable debuts from CES 2024.

 

Transparent TVs

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Transparent TVs, long in the realm of prototypes, are hitting shelves later this year. LG unveiled its 77-inch 4K transparent OLED TV, winning a CES 2024 Best of Innovation Award. The see-through TV offers a 3D-like viewing experience and features LG’s Zero Connect technology, enabling it to be plug-free and placed anywhere in a room. Samsung also presented a transparent TV using its Micro OLED display technology.

 

Downsized Appliances

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Appliance manufacturers are introducing all-in-one combos to free up space in the laundry room. Both LG and Samsung showcased their washer-dryer combos, emphasizing space-saving and energy efficiency. LG’s 27-inch washer-dryer combo offers an all-in-one solution with a ventless system using a heat pump, while Samsung's Bespoke All-in-One Washer and Dryer Combo aims to save time and space.

 

Pop-up At-Home Theaters

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Compact projectors are transforming at-home media rooms for a movie theater experience. XGIMI introduced Aladdin, a 4K smart projector hidden in a ceiling light, and LG showcased its CineBeam Qube projector, mimicking a miniature old-school projector or film camera.

 

AI-Powered Refrigerators

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Samsung's Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with AI Family Hub+ takes smart refrigerators to the next level. It features an internal camera that identifies food items, suggests recipes, tailors to dietary preferences, and can mirror a smartphone display.

 

Charged-Up Countertops


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FreePower debuted technology that turns countertops into wireless charging stations, discreetly embedded for convenience. This innovation allows multiple devices to be charged simultaneously.

 

Even Smarter Mirrors

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Baracoda's BMind mirror, a CES 2024 award winner, integrates AI to analyze expressions, gestures, and tones. It offers personalized light therapy sessions, guided meditations, and self-affirmations, serving as a personal mindfulness coach.

 

A Discreet Hub

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As more devices connect in homes, stylish central hubs like the Mui Board Gen 2 are emerging. Appearing as a natural wood accent, the Mui Board supports Matter-certified smart-home products, offering convenient control over various devices.

 

Robotic Home Allies

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CES 2024 presented visions of home monitoring robots, including Samsung’s Ballie, a ball-shaped robotic projector, and LG's Smart Home AI Agent, a two-legged robot that connects to household devices, performs tasks, and enhances security.

 

Improving Air Quality

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Companies are addressing air quality concerns with smart solutions. Kohler’s Atmo bathroom fans, equipped with smart ventilation technology, automatically respond to high humidity levels, preventing issues like mold growth.

 

Room Monitors


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Alertify, a discreet plug-in room and home monitoring device, provides property managers with real-time alerts for indoor smoking, noise disturbances, and more. It aims to prevent issues and offers after-incident reports for dispute resolution.

 

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The information provided in this blog was taken from www.nar.realtor


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