Each year at CES we see the best of the best and the worst of the worst. The show has grown exponentially over the years, making it harder than ever to scrounge through the swill to find all of the products that are truly something to behold. Sure, there are big-name companies that take on big stages to announce their products, but there are plenty of lesser-known ones as well that have to catch the public eye in other ways.
While many will be talking about CES and the products from within for the rest of the year (until CES 2018 at least) here are some of the items that we found to be the most awesome revelations at CES this year.
Although it’s just a concept (for now) this machine from Razer is just plain cool. Weighing in at a crazy 12lbs, the “laptop” screen spans three panels to make your screen time more glorious than ever, regardless if you’re working or playing.
I’m a sucker for nostalgic products. The NES Classic was a no-brainer for me, and the Super Retro Boy is right up there with it. This old-school throwback to the original Game Boy will run you around $80, but you can play all Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges without a hitch.
Riding a bike has stayed basically the same for years, but LeEco is looking to change that. Their line of smart bikes sports a 4-inch Android touchscreen that rocks navigation, music playback and a built-in walkie-talkie. If you’re serious about your bike adventures, these bad boys will be available this spring.
Think Amazon Echo in your kitchen with a screen and much better cooking skills. Hello Egg will look up recipes and help you cook step-by-step, making cooking fun again. Videos show right on the Egg’s screen so you don’t miss a beat.
Pretty soon you won’t really even have to know how to ride a motorcycle to ride a motorcycle. Honda showed off their self-balancing bike that can keep itself straight when moving at less than 3mph, and even stand on its own without a rider. This concept may never be a reality, but it’s pretty darn cool.
Smart LEGO with motors and robotic goodness have been around for years, but now things get kicked up a notch. LEGO Boost lets users build all kinds of fun gadgets, then use a companion app to drag and drop various actions to control their creation — no coding or programming required.
Airbar makes your less than ordinary MacBook into a much cooler MacBook by adding touchscreen operation. Gone are the days of just operating with a mouse and keyboard — now you can tap and swipe your way around right on the MacBook screen.
Not so much a product but a service, Hulu’s long-awaited live TV service is finally on the way. The service will mix their current setup of on-demand programming with live TV, for what looks to be like an all-around stellar service. Rival services like Vue, Sling TV and DirecTV Now are slim in the on-demand department, so an all-in-one Hulu service may be a huge win for cord cutters.