Due to concerns around the pandemic, CES 2022 will be closing one day early this year. That means that today is the last day of the show. There has been so much tech to talk about and see at this year’s show. The true winners have been the companies that might not necessarily get as much attention, and Mike has some great picks to close off this week’s coverage of the biggest tech show on the planet from Las Vegas.
Despite the ice bucket challenges, Mike covered off some cool tech from the show.
The Vegas Loop (aka the Tesla Tunnel) was something the team experienced at the show. Drivers currently crew the cars, but they will be completely autonomous in the future.
The colour-changing BMW iX was a hit in so many ways. The vehicle uses e-ink panels, like the tech in an ebook reader, to change the actual colour of the panels. The tones were mostly monotone at this time, but it was still cool to see a car change from white to black and every possible shade in between.
Farming gets a technology boost as John Deere introduces a new tractor system that a farmer can operate from a smartphone. The tractor is loaded with sensors to prevent it from running into rocks and, of course, humans.
The Labrador Robot Table will make a difference to those with disabilities. It’s essentially a roaming table that has the ability to pick up snacks and drinks from specially designed fridges. It can bring those things to the recipient and traverse basic things like carpets and transitions in the home.
A set of glasses without lenses, the DeepOptics 32DegreeN, is an innovation that we didn’t know existed. It’s a set of glasses that can change from full-shaded sunglasses to reading glasses with a push of a button. The special lenses can morph to your exact reading prescription. They are pricey at $500 US, but that’s not too far off from some prescriptions some of us may need.
Finally, Bird Buddy wants to help you be a better friend to our fair feathered friends. It’s an autonomous birdhouse that doubles as a feeder. It’s solar-powered and allows you to take pics and videos of your flying friends. It’ll even identify them.
We’re looking forward to hopefully getting our hands on some of these products in the near future as they make their way from concepts into production. Maybe not the tractor.