Shortlisted: The best products rocking CES 2017

January 9, 2017 5:30 pm

A showgoer wears an Oculus Rift vitual reality headset during the Intel press conference at CES 2017. (Image: Reuters)

* CES 2017 reveals stunning array of products for home, road and office use

* Samsung helps make delegating easier, Toyota and BMW aim to make driving fun again

* LG and Neonode aim to make homes and laptops much more user-friendly

 

The Consumers Electronics Show (CES), held every years in Las Vegas, reveals an array of new products and technologies that can be useful at home, on the road or in the office.

AMEinfo presents a selection of products that are getting the most attention this CES, which you don’t want to miss out on:

 

Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch helps you delegate tasks to team members

Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic. (Image: Reuters)

Samsung Electronics’ Gear S3 Classic. (Image: Reuters)

Samsung’s popular wearable device, which was launched in December, is now pairing with an online software called TaskWatch. The new tie-up allows the wearer of a Gear S3 Smartwatch to quickly designate work-related tasks to remote employees on the go. Workers can be alerted on their Gear smartwatch and the sender of the task can also be notified when it has been completed.

 

Toyota Concept-i

Straying away from big SUVs or luxury materials, the all-new Toyota Concept- i is grabbing attention for its futuristic design and features, summing up its vision of motoring in 2030 in one product.

According to the manufacturer, this car has been designed from the inside out, with a focus on the driver and the AI, called ‘Yui’, that promises to bring back the fun element into driving, especially with a steering wheel that looks more like a gaming control.

The AI monitors the driver’s attention and offers a helping hand when a driver is distracted. The driver can engage with Yui – who lives in the dashboard – through a simple 2D avatar.

 

LG’s Hub Robot

LG Hub Robot. (Image supplied)

LG Hub Robot. (Image supplied)

This smart home assistant uses Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition technology to complete home tasks, such as turning on the air conditioner, changing a dryer’s cycle, play music or set the alarm, all through verbal command. Hub Robot’s interactive display shows a variety of information, such as images of what’s inside your refrigerator or recipes, along with audio step-by-step instructions.

 

BMW HoloActive Touch Concept

BMW HoloActiveTouch. (Image courtesy: BMW)

BMW HoloActiveTouch. (Image courtesy: BMW)

The German automaker introduced its vision for the future of driving through showcasing the BMW HoloActive Touch, BMW’s latest take on the future of in-car control and display technology.

The HoloActive Touch is the latest revelation of the BMW iDrive, and presents  a panoramic display that looks just like a touch screen, except it is a hologram allowing the driver to engage and place commands through simple figure gestures.

 

Neonode AirBar

This gadget revives the way one uses a traditional laptop, which usually only has to human activities, typing or using a mouse, Neonode AirBar, which can attach to base of a 13-inch MacBook Air, turns the laptop into one giant touch screen, where one can tap, zoom in and out, swipe, etc., using one’s fingers alone.

Watch this space for more exciting news about the latest tech and gadgets, from CES 2017 and elsewhere.

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