The Exceptional Tech Innovations We Saw at CES This Year

After a two-year lull, CES returned in combating match kind. The world’s greatest tech firms descended on Las Vegas as soon as extra, and so they introduced with them some exceptional items. Amongst different issues, we noticed a “flying” electrical boat, a big wi-fi TV (extra on that one beneath) and, sure, a pee sensor to your rest room at house (undoubtedly extra on that beneath). 

This 12 months’s present marks the return of full in-person CES. It is thought to have introduced in additional than 100,000 individuals, and over 2,200 firms talked up what they anticipate would be the subsequent huge factor. This 12 months — and for the primary time since 2020 — CNET editors walked the flooring to see new services on show. 

We have already rounded up the must-see CES highlights, the most futuristic tech, the weirdest gizmos and devices and the stuff you may really have the ability to purchase in 2023. Beneath is our curated record of the very best of CES 2023. 

Earlier than we dive into our record of the very best of CES 2023, listed below are the standards we used. We tried to maintain the variety of these incomes our Better of Present Award to between 5 and 7. All on this record meet at the very least one of many following standards:

  • The product features a never-before-seen idea or thought.
  • The product makes an attempt to resolve a significant client downside.
  • The product is a redesign or completely different tackle an current product in a means that units a brand new bar in efficiency or high quality.

Lastly, to keep away from giving awards to merchandise that will by no means see the sunshine of day, we gave extra weight to these with at the very least a calendar 12 months launch window or timeline, versus merchandise with no deliberate launch date or a extra nebulous one. 

LG’s 97-inch wi-fi OLED TV places all others to disgrace

LG's 97-inch wireless M3 OLED TV on a stand.

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The LG M3 Collection 97-inch wi-fi OLED TV is a behemoth that does not skimp on regular high-end TV options. This gargantuan beast of a TV combines improbable image expertise with its big dimension to be probably the most thrilling TVs in current reminiscence. What actually takes it excessive, nevertheless, is that it is fully wi-fi.

Yep, no extra fussing with a bunch of wires behind your leisure heart to get them to look as if they are not there. With this TV, they don’t seem to be.

LG says the 97-incher must be out in 2023 together with an 83- and 77-inch model. Do not anticipate it to be low-cost, although. The wired model of LG’s 97-inch TV prices $25,000, whereas its 77-inch OLED is simply $2,900. Simply to set expectations.  

Withings U-Scan will learn your pee

A phone screen showing the Withings app next to the toilet sensor


Ever think about you would get on-the-spot well being knowledge at house, simply by going primary? You will quickly have the ability to with the Withings U-Scan pee sensor. The gadget sits on the entrance of your rest room. Once you pee – and apparently it is best to take a seat while you accomplish that to get an correct pattern – it collects the urine, analyzes it after which sends the outcomes to your telephone through Wi-Fi. 

What kind of outcomes, you would possibly ask? For starters, it may well monitor day by day ketones and vitamin C ranges and take a look at your urine’s pH degree, which may point out total kidney well being. Use a unique cartridge, and girls can use it to trace their menstrual cycles.  

We have seen at-home urine take a look at strips that require you to be hands-on to get take a look at outcomes, however the U-Scan is designed to be a seamless expertise. Simply do what you are promoting and transfer on. The truth that you are able to do this testing day by day with out even actually fascinated with it and get outcomes despatched to you instantly is what really units the U-Scan aside. 

HTC Vive XR Elite is like no different VR headset we have seen

HTC Vive XR Elite headset, seen from an angle

The XR Elite is a VR headset with blended actuality that appears nearly, at some angles, like glasses.


The HTC Vive XR Elite is the newest model of HTC’s VR/AR headset and, primarily based on our time with it, may be the very best Vive thus far when it is launched in late February for $1,099. 

Sure, we have seen VR headsets earlier than, so what makes this one particular? The primary motive it is on this record is its dimension. HTC has shrunk the VR headset all the way down to nearly regular glasses dimension, and fewer than half the burden of the Quest Professional VR headset.

When you put on glasses usually, you will not have to put on them whereas utilizing this. The adjusting dials, or diopters, can change the lens prescription in actual time, that means the person needn’t put on glasses in any respect. That is a very helpful characteristic if it really works in addition to anticipated. As an individual who wears glasses, however has soured on VR in the previous couple of years, the mixture of the XR Elite’s small, mild chassis and the no-glasses requirement makes VR a way more interesting prospect to me. 

I am not about to hurry out and purchase a VR headset, however the tech right here seems to be to be distinctive, so let’s hope it catches on.

BMW i Imaginative and prescient Dee has a must-see heads-up show  

BMW i Vision Dee concept

The minimalist design of the i Imaginative and prescient Dee idea is a clean canvas for digital expression


Sure, the BMW i Imaginative and prescient Dee is an idea automobile, so my first response was to take each characteristic right here with a grain of salt, however BMW has confirmed that the good and most helpful characteristic, the heads-up show, is coming to manufacturing automobiles in 2025. 

As a substitute of a standard dashboard display, the Dee as an alternative makes use of the whole windshield because the HUD. It is an AR show that makes use of the full-width of the windshield and consists of 5 ranges of immersion. Degree 1 provides you the necessities – speedometer, some navigation info and so forth. Ranges 2 by way of 4 improve the data onscreen and finally overlay navigation info on the highway. 

Degree 5 can show a totally digital surroundings and isn’t meant for driving. Or moderately just isn’t meant for while you drive and is as an alternative meant for when a automobile drives you. That is a kind of that works greatest in movement, so take a look at the video of the BMW i Imaginative and prescient Dee to see it in motion. 

The idea automobile additionally has an E Ink cowl on its chassis that may change coloration primarily based by yourself need, and through BMW’s press convention the presenters made it seem to be it might keep it up a dialog with you, like your very personal KITT, however BMW admitted it used a backstage actress to point out what it needs to do sooner or later. Once more, solely the HUD is confirmed to come back to automobiles sooner or later, so it was essentially the most helpful factor to deal with.

Samsung S95C 77-inch QD-OLED TV provides LG some competitors

The Samsung S95C QD-OLED with a green pattern on the screen.


The Samsung S95C is the corporate’s first 77-inch TV utilizing its QD-OLED expertise. It improves on the earlier 12 months’s mannequin with higher antiglare expertise and brighter pictures. The colour specifically appeared to impress our TV professional, David Katzmaier, essentially the most; nevertheless, the display end is a bit grayer than LG’s, which tends to clean out the picture considerably. 

Nonetheless, the important thing motive it is on this record, past its top quality, is the potential it has to present LG a run for its cash within the high-end, 77-inch TV market, which might finally convey costs down throughout the board. Nice information for these of us trying to purchase a giant, superior high-end TV someday sooner or later.

Schneider Good Residence system will maximize your vitality financial savings

An electric vehicle charging and the Schneider Home app

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Schneider’s Good Residence System is not one thing I would ever thought-about proudly owning till I moved into a brand new, bigger home in 2020. Let’s simply say, I develop at the very least a couple of extra grey hairs when a brand new invoice is available in. The system will permit customers to save cash by scheduling when sure shops draw energy by controlling the breakers, switcher and shops to stop vitality vampires like TVs and chargers from drawing energy after we do not want them to. 

For EV customers it may well schedule when your car expenses, timing it to solely cost when charges are lowest or if doable solely cost utilizing photo voltaic panels. 

As house electrical energy charges get larger – the place I reside they actually have – and with extra gadgets that demand extra charging in our properties, having this type of detailed management, with out having to go unplug a bunch of stuff each time you allow the home or go on trip, is a welcome treatment certainly. 

The completely surreal Dolby Atmos in-car sound in a Maybach

Mercedes vehicle on display, with a Dolby sign in the background

Mercedes and Dolby’s partnership stays sturdy.


Dolby Atmos is a sound expertise – assume encompass sound 2.0 – that makes an attempt to totally immerse you in no matter you are listening to. Atmos has been round for some time in film theaters and residential theaters, however the deluxe Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is among the first automobiles to make use of it

So how good is it? The expertise is tough to elucidate, however I am going to let CNET Editor Bridget Carey do her greatest. She says, “The music felt prefer it was floating within the area round me – I could not inform the place the audio system have been positioned; it created a surreal sound. When listening to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, it was like Freddie Mercury was simply floating in entrance of me.”

Take a look at the video to get a greater thought of what Bridget skilled within the $185,000 Maybach. For these of us with out that form of money, Dolby says we might see Atmos utilized in extra reasonably priced automobiles. The staff is engaged on adapting the expertise to a standard six-speaker setup, however no phrase on when precisely simply but.

CES 2023 returned with some probably helpful expertise. Some new, some refinements, however on the very least try to resolve a identified client concern. There have been loads extra that just about made the record. These are simply the true standouts. Make certain to try the remainder of CNET’s CES protection for the whole lot else.  

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