IoT gadgets at CES 2019: top smart devices at the tech exhibition
Las Vegas held an annual international technology show CES 2019 on January 8-11. The exhibition gathered the heavyweights that presented devices with various tech features: robots, gadgets for digital medicine, drones, and smartphones.
A lineup of top IoT devices of this year’s exhibition is given below.
LG Signature OLED TV R
LG Electronics presented the rollable LG Signature OLED TV R. A TV screen is capable of sliding down and silently disappearing when not used by its owners.
A TV model is designed for 50 thousand rollups and has a Line View option so as owners see only its quarter. Thus, a panel may be used for adjusting home smart devices.
The TV is supported by Apple AirPlay 2, HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa. The product will be available on the market this year already.
Smart pet feeder Mookkie
An Italian company Volta showcased a smart AI-imbedded pet feeder Mookkie.
A task of the device is to track whether there is enough food in a bowl. If you have several pets, the feeder will give each of them a ready-made portion. Mookie recognizes pets due to an inbuilt neural network and a camera.
The bowl can also be connected to Wi-Fi and works with Google Assistant and Alexa. The device will be available for purchase this year at the price of $189.
Smart kettlebell JAXJOX for workouts
JAXJOX company demonstrated a smart kettlebell to make your workouts more effective.
The gadget collects data about your physical activity such as the number of exercises, sets, and training time. It is sent to a kettlebell owner through a special app JAXJOX.
Besides, the app also receives data from other gadgets such as smart scales and fitness trackers.
You can choose kettlebell’s weight to your preference – from 5.5 kg to 19 kg. The smart sports appliance will cost not less than $350.
Smart Display for kitchen
KitchenAid company showed Smart Display for a kitchen.
A ten-inch waterproof screen goes with Google Assistant. As given by the manufacturer, it will survive any cooking conditions.
The device allows to manage all smart home devices, set a timer, find and share recipes, watch YouTube videos, and listen to music.
Smart watch HeartGuide for health
Omron company demonstrated the HeartGuide watch that measures blood pressure and helps people track their health state.
The device has a certificate of the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. proving its medical accuracy.
Pressure data is stored in the HeartAdvisor app. It can be synchronized with the Health app on iOS devices or exported in PDF to show a doctor. The gadget will be rolled out on the market for $499.
Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor
The smart lighting system Philips Hue now offers a smart outdoor sensor.
The movement sensor recognizes owners as they approach home. It switches on the central smart lighting system indoors. The Philips Hue sensor can also imitate the owners’ presence even if they are absent, which would scare away thieves.
The new sensor will enter the market in February 2019 for the price approximating $65.