Closing in Las Vegas, CES 2020 was more than ever rich in unusual novelties. Lifehacker has collected the most interesting.
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR
Mercedes-Benz unveils Vision AVTR concept car inspired by Avatar James Cameron. The spherical wheels allow the car to move sideways or diagonally, while the bionic flaps at the back can mimic various gestures. The car is controlled by a joystick that reads the driver's pulse and breath and adjusts the backlight for them.
Segway also showcased its new vehicle, this time a self-propelled S-Pod seat. It weighs about 150 kg and can travel at speeds up to 40 km / h. The throne is controlled with a joystick on the armrest. On a single charge, the S-Pod will travel up to 70 km. The start of sales is scheduled for 2021.
Lenovo Smart Frame
Lenovo has decided to re-invent the photo frame, adding aesthetic appeal. To do this, the manufacturer made it look like an ordinary painting, which can be hung on the wall or mounted on an easel. Its 21.5-inch screen is complemented by an anti-reflective coating and automatic brightness control, taking into account the lighting in the room.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus
Another unusual Lenovo novelty is the ThinkBook Plus laptop with an energy efficient E-Ink matrix on the lid. With its help, the device can be used as a reader for reading books, a panel for handwritten notes, or just a screen for notifications and reminders. The price of the device is from $ 1,200 (≈73,600 rubles).
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
Asus unveiled the ROG Zephyrus G14 compact gaming laptop - the first with a 14-inch screen and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. However, it is interesting not for its gaming capabilities, but for the matrix of LEDs on the lid, which allows you to demonstrate to others various images, graphics and funny animation.
Samsung Bot Chef
Samsung showed off an updated version of its Bot Chef kitchen robot. He is not yet able to prepare a dish from scratch, but he can help cut vegetables for a salad, make coffee, or even fry something he can do. You can give tasks using voice commands. In the future, cooking programs can be downloaded from the Web.
Another interesting novelty from Samsung is "Roboball" Balliewho can become a homemaker, fitness consultant and even a friend for your kids and pets. He is able to learn your habits and adapt to them, helping in daily activities. Tasks can be given via the mobile interface or using voice commands.
In addition to gadgets, Samsung presented the Neon project, with which you can create 3D models of people. Such avatars are able to express emotions, generate their own facial expressions and gestures. It is assumed that in the future, these virtual people can replace personal assistants or, for example, television workers.
Yukai Engineering showed a scaled-down version of its robotic tailed pillow Qoobo. This therapy gadget was designed for those who cannot get a real pet, but still want to iron and scratch someone. At its smaller size, Qoobo can be easily taken with you wherever you go.
Ao Air Atmos Faceware
Ao Air introduced the Atmos Faceware respirator, which has a transparent base. Inside it, a clean air environment with positive pressure is created so that you can breathe freely without feeling constricted around the mouth and nose. According to the manufacturers, the device offers unparalleled protection against harmful particles. Price - $ 350 (≈21,500 rubles).
Charmin brought a self-balancing two-wheeled robot RollBot to CES to deliver toilet paper to the toilet. It is controlled via Bluetooth from a smartphone. The main thing is to always take your smartphone with you and keep RollBot ready with a roll of paper. Although, if desired, its cargo can be completely different.
Yes, it's a smart potato. Moreover, we are not talking about a gadget in the form of a root vegetable, but about an ordinary potato, which becomes smart if you plug a special board with Bluetooth into it. This connection allows you to display "potato thoughts" on the screen of a paired smartphone (prepared phrases, of course). The transmitter is powered by electrolytes in the fetus itself. Rated Smart Potato in 1,770 rubles.
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