Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it's down a year. I claim it was just boring. But that does not mean that there were no neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a dozen bakeries were just awesome.
The Gizmodo team looked at the show and found the coolest things we could do, including bullet proof pantyhose for edible counterfeit meat, the best technology in CES is not necessarily what you would expect to see at the world's largest fair . Two of them are TVs.
Flexible Royole Phone
The future of phones may be difficult. Of course, it sounds crazy, but Royole is already building phones bendy. In CES, we got a test that you can buy (for a stupendous $ 1320) called FlexPai. When deployed, the Royole Flexpai has a significant 7.8-inch AMOLED display that folds in half to make the display, well, twice as small. The big problem is that the phone sucks, because the screen never looks really flat. Let's just hope that the planned Samsung Bendy will be less entertaining, more futuristic.
Super Cloth North Face
Futurelight is a new fitting on an ultra-waterproof, ultra-permeable fabric, and it's stunning. Over the past 50 years, Gore-Tex is an industry standard for waterproof fabrics. However, The North Face may just beat this technology from its Futurelight subsidiary, which uses a new process called nanospinning to wipe microscopic fibers into a multi-layer porous fabric that looks like a chaotic web. The result is a material that allows air molecules to flee to keep you in cool water, preventing the water molecules from falling to keep you dry. It's also incredibly lightweight and comfortable, and The North Face is planning to present it on clothing this year.
Impossible burger 2.0
The problem with fake money is everything in the title: it is fake. For many years, Impossible Burger has insisted that it can solve this problem by building a vegetable protein that not only savor beef but also resembles it. The company has released its second generation of products at CES, and the hotter is delicious. We tested Impossible Burger 2.0 against (a bit cold) Shake Shack burger, and a fake burger beat real one per mile. You will soon be able to buy a new Impossible Burger in grocery stores, which is great for everyone, especially cows.
Futuristic 5G D-Link Router
Ever dream of ditching your cable internet forever? The new D-Link DWR-2010 5G NR router, as the name implies, is working with the next generation of 5G cellular technology. This means that you just need electricity and a SIM card to access the broadband Internet anywhere on the 5G service. D-Link plans to release it later this year through cellular carriers, which will also decide how much it will cost. Good luck finds a real 5g reception, though. What technology is still a way.
It's hard to reinvent the laptop, but Asus did it for gamers with the new ROG Mothership GZ700. First, it looks like the surface of Microsoft Surface, the parent ship comes with a Nvidia RTX graphics card, a six-core Intel i9 processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to three 512GB PCIe SSDs. This is a power plant, and the keyboard is removable, which makes it easy to use. It also has more RGB light than you could have ever dreamed of.
LG Rollable TV
We saw the concept for OLED TV from LG at CES last year, and this year the company surprised us by announcing that shipping will begin shortly. The 65-inch OLED TV R comes with a wide range of colors, 4K resolution, HDR support, and the picture looks awesome. Not to mention that it rolls into a tidy base that resembles a buffet rather than a TV set. Prices and availability have not yet been announced, but perhaps you can expect that this item will be sold for the number of digits.
Unbreakable Sheertex Tights
Anyone who has ever worn pantyhose knows how damn things are swollen. If you sneeze too much, they will run. Sheertex says it solved this problem with a new set that uses the same fibers as in body armor. New Sheertex Sheerly Genius tights cost $ 100, but in many tests we could not break them. Despite the new technology, new nylons look like any other pair of pantyhose. Sheertex also says that each pair should last ten times longer than its competitors, which makes this great price more reasonable.
True Wireless Spigen Charger
Wireless charging, as you know, is a bit of a trick. You do not need to physically connect the phone, but you need to install it on the wireless charging panel. Spigen hopes to change this situation with the new body of the phone equipped with the Ossia wireless charging technology. Spigen Forever Sleeve works like a magic. You just put your phone in the range of 10 to 12 feet of the Ossia wireless transmitter, and the phone will start charging. Technology will not be widely available until 2020, but we tested it on CES. It's real friends.
Osé smart vibrator
It was spectacular to see Osé from Lora Dicarlo named as honoree at CES Innovation Awards. Intelligent vibrator has deep powers in robotics, biomechanics and engineering. Using micro-robot technology, the sex toy simulates the senses of the mouth, tongue and fingers. It seems to be a truly revolutionary device in this category. Unfortunately, the organization managing the CES canceled the award shortly after its submission, arguing that Osé was "immoral". This made one blogger Gizmodo ask: "Is it afraid of CES sex or women or both?"
Vive Pro Eye
If you are not convinced that the existing virtual reality technology is real enough, Vive has a surprise for you. The Vive Pro Eye is based on the existing Vive Pro, but has eye tracking technology, which means that what you see through the headset should be sharper than ever. It also means that certain applications will no longer require additional controllers, since the headset knows what you are watching, and you can select this option accordingly. The Vive Pro Eye will be available in the second quarter of this year. Pricing is TBD.
TVs TCL 8K Roku
Just like last year, 8K TVs were a great deal on CES 2019. All major TV companies – LG, Sony, Samsung – announced more than 8K models that are on sale this year. And TCL surprised us with a line of TVs QLED 8K. Televisions are very similar to competitors, but because TCL is a company that manufactures high-quality equipment at low prices, it's likely that it will be 8K TVs that the average person can afford. That is, if the average person really wants 8K TV.
Optical sticks for skin editing
This may be witchcraft. Opté Want is a gadget similar to a scan that scans the skin for various pigmented areas, and then explodes the microscopic amount of whey to the spots so that they mix with the rest of the surface. For this, the device uses a camera that takes 200 images per second to analyze the contrast of melanin and the corresponding use of serum. The company did not say when the wand would be available or how much it would cost. Magic can not be cheap.
Vizio's Transforming Atmos Soundbar
Dolby Atmos is the future of sound, as it adds the height to compatible tracks. But Vizio bets that audiofiles will want to enable or disable this feature. To do this, the company built the concept of a soundbar that rotates at will, or to the driver's point in the ceiling for the Atmos effect, or to show them straight ahead for more traditional experiences. There is not a single word about whether Vizio can create this sound panel. These confident looks are cool, though.