CES 2019, held in Las Vegas every January, has finally came and gone leaving us with closer looks at the hottest, and coolest, consumer electronics concepts for the coming year. We may not have androids and replicants roaming the streets like Ridley Scott’s depiction of 2019 in the cult classic Blade Runner, but this year the biggest and brightest tech companies unveiled numerous mind-blowing technological feats that have us in awe.
From foldable phones and rollable televisions, to adorable robots and electric motorcycles, here are our favorite tech gadgets unveiled at CES 2019.
Royole FlexPai’s foldable screen is a sight to be hold. Built in a 7.8 inch Android tablet with a 1920 x 1440 resolution display (in its extended mode), the device can bend into two smaller phones sitting back-to-back to each other. It’s impressive on paper, however, the practically and smoothness of the technology isn’t quite as furbished yet.
According to those who’ve had hands-on experience, the phone reportedly feels like it’s on the verge of breaking when bending and the software glitches when transforming from tablet view to folded displays makes the device unusable. What will surely be updated in second and third iterations of the phone or bought out by larger phone companies, sadly the current Royole FlexPai isn’t worth trading your iPhone in for. However, we’re still excited to see where this technology goes in the future.
Bell Nexus Flying Car
One of the most standout moments from CES this year easily goes to the Bell Nexus air taxi. Designed as a four-passenger flying Uber, the full-scale, black, six rotor vehicle looks like a massive drone from every tech guru’s dream. However, according to Forbes, Bell said at the show that the Nexus on display is a non-flying mock-up, but a real one is reportedly under way at Bell headquarters in Texas.
Bell representatives told Engadget that this 2019 batwing is said to weigh 6,500 pounds, and the craft will have a range of 150 miles and be able to fly that far in an hour. Would you pay extra for this Uber ride?
Harley Davidson LiveWire
Move over Tesla, Harley-Davidson has revealed its highly anticipated all-electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. The electric bike is slated to hit 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds without having to shift a gear. If that doesn’t get you motorheads excited, the LiveWire will also travel up to 110 city miles on a single charge.
Like the Tesla app, LiveWire will be accompanied with H-D Connect, a telematics system providing the rider with pertinent data such as battery charging and service reminders. Harley claims LiveWire will be the first mass-market cellular-connected electric motorcycle.
The LiveWire is expected to hit the streets in August for a hefty price tag of $29,799. Will you be copping?
LG’s Rollable OLED TV R
The future of television is here and it rolls! LG’s innovative concept made our list last year, and now the tech giant is back with the 4K OLED TV R ready to be their 2019 flagship product.
The signature OLED TV R features a rollable display giving home owners infinite possibilities in designing their perfect living space. Leave the screen up while you binge watch the infinite endings of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, or hide the 65-inch screen inside the refined base station to transform it into a more decorative art piece.
The TV also has “Line Mode”, a setting where the display will drop down so that only about one-fourth of the panel allowing users to play music from the built-in 100-watt Dolby Atmos speaker or control home gadget apps subtly.
Pricing for LG’s OLED TV R hasn’t unveiled just yet, but paying for this innovative technology won’t come cheap.
If you’re in the mood for a dog, but don’t want the responsibility of taking it everyday, Groove X’s Lovot is a perfect fit. Lovot is a childlike robot with big, adorable eyes that follow you around begging for a hug. That’s essentially its only pupose. It doesn’t improve your day-to-day efficiency or make anything easier for you. It’s only goal is to make you fall in love with it, and it does that extremely well.
Its goal is simple, but under the hood, Lovot is an impressive piece of technology. The robot is equipped with fifty sensors that respond to touch, three cameras that can recognize up to one thousand people, and it adorably follows you around asking to be loved. What more can you ask for?
Kohler’s Smart Toilet
Koher has invented the toilet we never knew we wanted. This smart toilet can be voice controlled to play music, customize ambient lighting, check the weather, as well ass share news and traffic updates. The product is riddled with more practical toilet features including a heated seat that opens and closes automatically, a deodorizer, UV sanitation wand, and adjustments to water temperature , pressure and spray.
What is easily the perfect smart toilet, however, doesn’t come cheap. The Koher toilet will be available later this year for $7,000. Is this smart toilet worth it?
Looking for new desk space? Samsung’s new Space monitor has you covered. The company’s new display can fold completely flat against a wall, freeing up unused space. The convenient 27 or 32-inch monitor clamps to the surface of a desk and can be adjusted to be closer to you or flat on the wall. It’s ideal for any space-saving desk set up.
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