CES 2019 has been a fantastic display of new, innovative smart home gadgets, with everything from robot vacuum cleaners to smart security systems impressing the crowds at the consumer tech show. More than 1000 exhibitors including 100+ startups showcased products covering critical components of a Smart Home
CES 2019 has been a fantastic display of new, innovative smart home gadgets, with everything from robot vacuum cleaners to smart security systems impressing the crowds at the consumer tech show. The products covered all the components of a home like smart lighting, home security, waste management, energy Management etc.
Unlike the consumer electronics where the innovations are covered by well-known names, Smart homes have gadgets from 108 new entrants participated in the show. Big names like Lenovo, Capstone, Philips, GE etc. have presented their innovations too which were mostly focusing on enabling the gadgets with 3rd party AI and other consumer-oriented services, while new entrants had AI based products.
Lenovo announced a trio of smart devices to add to its Smart Home Essentials range at this year’s CES, including a Google Assistant-enabled smart alarm clock called the Lenovo Smart Clock. Cherryhome, a startup by young team developed a AI based assistant for Caregivers. Capstone Connected Home announced the launch of its Google-enabled Smart Mirror, with both voice and touch screen capabilities. The Smart Mirror allows you to access Google Assistant, check weather and traffic before you head out for the day, and stream YouTube too.
Philips Hue launched a number of new products as part of its outdoor smart lighting range at CES 2019, with the new devices designed to welcome you home and lend some ambience to your outside space.
Whirlpool made a smart oven concept that uses augmented reality to show you where to place your food while it’s baking, called the Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven. The oven is just a concept for now, so it’ll likely see many more iterations before it reaches market — if it ever does. GE has also come up with a 27-inch tablet above the stove which can stream Netflix and Spotify, and it works with Google Assistant. Start-up Nymble Labs, developed a Robotic Cook that can cook tasty food once the ingredients are filled. Based on Artificial Intelligence, this robot can cook using different recipes comfortably.
Kohler the big name in the sanitary market has come up with smart toilet which is Alexa-enabled and is supposed to smoothly open up remotely and the consumers can set-up lights and music based on their mood.