CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2019 in Las Vegas
I was lucky enough to attend the show this year and below are my highights of the show. If I had to summarize the show down to 2 items, I would say 5G and Artificial Intellicence. Everyone was weaving these 2 items into their products to improve the interfaces and make items intuitive.
Things I want to buy now
- New ultrasonic toothbrush
- Arlo Home Camera
- Moen water sensing and shutoff valve
- Moen Shower control system
- Robot lawn cutter
- Smart Blood Pressure and EKG Monitor
- Clothes Folder
- Tailgate Battery
- 360 degree camera
- Rollup 8K TV
Thinks I can’t wait for
- Self Driving Golf Cart
- Self Driving Cars (BMW X7)
Best New Ideas
- Use your car to lock up UPS delivered packages
- Wheel that can go forward or sideways
- Handheld Ultrasound that connects to your iPhone for $2K
Now onto the pictures and what I saw ! A lot of people, this was typical of the crowds. 180,000 people at one place. I walked 20 miles over 4 days to see everything and even then I didn’t see everything.
Sensing Artificial Intelligance
A lot of hubub around sensing. Below is Emotion sensing
Physical Stree Sensing – This was donw by a short 10 second walk and then you get an immediate readout of the results.
Cameras can now sense your concentration on advertising and also what devices you have on you. Next up would be push advertising or a coupon for what you were watching.
Arlo Home Camera, 7 days free cloud video storage, 4K video, lot’s of neat features
Robot Grass Cutter
TVS galore – 8K was in full force. The rollup TV and the Wall were the most interesting. The wall has bevel less panels that can be put togethere in any size. The rollup TV rolls into a box that is about 12″x12″
My new monitor
Lots of Virtual Reality but it still has a way to go
Self driving Prototypes
Bell Helicopter – 2025 slated to be in operation
Payload Delivery Drones – 20 lb for the small one and 70 lbs for the big one
Continental was there but they weren’t selling tires. They were selling Vehicle Technology
Speaking of Technology – Here is a self driving truck prototype, no driver, no cab.
You should hear the sound on this motorcycle
BMW is demonstrating the off road capabilities of the brand new X7. 45 degree incline. 22 degree roll over stabilizing.
The new Continental tire that Haley helped to get onto the X7 !
My wheelchair that I want ….. only when I need it
My new papa chair. I love the instuctor that comes with the chair
Ben and Mac need this for their family room for the winter practices
Simon needs this to practice his batting !
Eye Checkups at Home
Blood Pressure Monitor that also monitors your EKG
You can give Amazon contol to unlock your car and you can ask to put your packages into the car instead of being dropped off at your office or house.
A shade that follows the sun
For the Home Brewers of Beer
If you spend a lot of time in your bathroom then this mirror is for you.
A folding machine – $900
My next shower from Moen
This is a must purchase for everyone. a water shutoff and sesning valve. It can detect a leak of one drop a minute. Automatic shutoff for big leaks. It even tells you what devices are using what water. $499 at Home Depot.
The easiest toothbrush to use.
A folding iPad equivalent ! Yes, in the center bowl, those are pads that fold.
A folding keyboard that rolls up
A globe TV
Robots were all over, from personal assistants to helping you at the house. Some advertise artificial intelligence and some even walk. Still too slow and not effective yet.
Personal transport is going electric. From scooters to bikes.
Now I can’t wait for this…. a self driving golf cart.
Even John Deere is into self driving. How about a tractor that drives itself on the farm.
How about a suitcase that follows you through the airport, no more dragging it behind you.
Maybe more practical would be a cooler that follows you to your favorite watering hold.
While Drones were fewer I always enjoy the drone show.
Water drones were showed the most. This drone actually assists you going through the water.
A new type of motorcyle, nobody could catch you on this !
Oh Darn, the police have one too.
My next office chair, oh so comfortable
360 degree cameras. a 180 degree lens on each side continuously recording. You can even put it on your dog’s head.
Forget gasoline driven generators for a tailgate, this will provide all the power you will need. And in a pinch will help to power your house.
Speaking of power, how about a charger in your ceiling that will charge or run anything in the room.
3D printing was smaller but the everyone was showing metal and composite printers. More for a business but in the future this will be at a dealer to print out a part for your car.
Yes, you can print custom golf club heads
More 3D pictures of some neat prints
How about printing your 3D head in a glass block. Wouldn’t this be great to have a wedding as a favor to the guests.
Into VR then you need to ball and you can walk anywhere in your world
If I owned a backery, I would be all over this. A bread Making machine ! A loaf every 6 minutes.
My next desk
Looks like a future school room.
Very Innovative. The will can go forward, backwards, or sideways. The black strips in the center of the wheel rotate when the two motors are in reverse. Perfect for electric wheel chairs or even cars that need to park in very tight places
Kettle Bells that track you routine and advise you on what to improve.
Handheld Ultrasound – $2K and attaches to your iphone. This will bring ultrasound to clinics around the world and eventually into our houses.
Education – Build your own pad for children
And don’t forget the entertainment at night.