CES 2022 showcased the latest and greatest technology that will shape the rest of the year's trends. Returning ‘home’ to Las Vegas, CES welcomed well over 40,000 in-person attendees this year, including 1,800 global media across 11 indoor and outdoor venues.
The show was truly a global event, with 30% of attendees traveling from outside the US and representing 119 countries. Through January 31, registered in-person and digital-only CES 2022 attendees can review on-demand sessions and view exhibitor activations through the CES website.
To help navigate the numerous topics and sessions at CES, VMLY&R has curated a list of five major themes TO FOLLOW:
Augmented-reality and virtual-reality glasses can transport you to a different universe, but sometimes you just want to watch TV. The NxtWear Air wearable-display glasses from TCL Electronics Holdings Inc. are less like bulky nerd goggles. The eyewear is considerably smaller and lighter than TCL’s first-generation model.
Abbott’s Lingo-branded arm patches contain a sensor with a 5-millimeter-long needle to gauge your blood’s glucose, ketone and lactate levels. It is meant to be replaced every two weeks and sends data to an app for feedback. Abbott hopes to launch Lingo in Europe this year and in the U.S. sometime later, following approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
The N1 is the perfect device for the modern professional who works from home or in shared office spaces, values their comfort and efficiency, and whenever possible, uses smart products for communication and interaction experience. The N1 combines Smart Beaming with Alexa and multimodal interaction to create the first all-in-one home office and personalized wellness space.
While we’ve seen beamforming technology before (where you can target where sound lands), the extra trick up this device’s sleeve is that is also tracks your face movements to project the sound in the proper place at all times.This means you can move around and turn your head and it still projects directly into your ears. The device can differentiate between users and even has an Alexa-powered assistant called HAL that you can interact with. No cost on these yet, but they should be out mid-2022.
John Deere unveiled its first fully autonomous tractor at CES, giving farmers the ability to plow their fields without having to be anywhere near the machine. The farm-equipment giant has retrofitted one of its most popular John Deere tractors, the 8R, with cameras and other self-driving smarts to let it navigate around a field without a driver in the seat, automatically stopping when it sees rocks or other obstructions in the field.
Sleep Number’s new Climate360® smart bed creates a personalized microclimate that balances temperature and optimizes the body’s natural sleep cycles.The ability to analyze and respond to the user’s sleep health is deemed the future of sleep.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the temporary closure of many salons, at-home hair color business grew by 6%. During this time, consumers experienced the challenges of an at-home hair coloring process that has remained virtually unchanged for decades—namely the messiness of hair dye and the difficulty of applying hair color in hard-to-reach places.
Developed in response to these consumer needs and refined over a five-year period, Colorsonic uses a custom mixer mechanism to combine a precise amount of developer and formula to create a haircolor. The device then dispenses the right dose of haircolor and applies it to the hair via an oscillating nozzle of bristles as they move in a zig-zag pattern to evenly distribute it on the hair.
A CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree, the Smart Faucet with Motion Control is Moen’s latest advancement in the Moen Smart Water Network. The next generation of Moen’s award-winning Smart Faucet, the Smart Faucet with Motion Control features new touchless technology that allows the user to control temperature and water flow by using simple hand motions. The technology is so advanced, Moen has designed a version of the faucet without a handle.
Japan-based Shiftall is developing a virtual-reality cooling and heating wearable, called the Pebble Feel, to give some sensory amplification to the universe we see through our VR headsets. Worn with a special shirt or supporter belt, it can generate a breeze of up to 107-degrees Fahrenheit or as cold as 48-degrees Fahrenheit.
Intel has announced its latest 12th Gen Alder Lake featuring the company’s new hybrid architecture at CES 2022 with its first laptop chip using the new design, led by the Core i9-12900 HK. Intel’s chips on desktop last fall were one of its biggest successes in years, allowing the company to offer a chip that could beat or compete with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X flagship across productivity and gaming. And now, Intel is bringing that same new approach to chip design — with its Arm-esque performance and efficiency cores — to laptops, starting with its most powerful 45W H-series models of chips.
One of the hottest CES exhibits of 2022—BMW revealed a concept version of its iX electric car that can change its exterior shading with the press of a button. The transformation of color from white to black and shades of gray in between is possible by E Ink, a coating that surfaces different pigments based on electrical signals.
The Retriever by Labrador Systems Inc. is a nightstand-shaped robot that’ll slide food from a dedicated fridge using retractable arms. It is connected to Amazon Alexa, so can link all the Alexa capabilities. This could be used to carry loads for those who need assistance in the home.
A 2022 CES Innovation Award honoree this year, Acer’s ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop looks absolutely incredible. Built for 3D and game developers (the same people building the metaverse), the screen offers stereo-scopic 3D displays—without glasses—by using sensors that track your eyes and head, combined with an optical lens that refracts the images to your eyes. As your head moves around, the software accounts for the movement and adjusts the display.