20 Crazy Connected IoT Products At CES 2018

IoT Devices Are Getting Smarter

Consumer products connected to the internet – IoT devices – dominated the CES showfloor this year as more companies unveiled connected products for the home, for athletics, and the factory floor.

This year, the integration of voice was hot; several existing IoT products announced support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Companies are also adding more AI features into their smart devices with the idea that, eventually, these devices will know their owners so well they can act autonomously for some tasks.

Here are 20 crazy connected IoT products at CES 2018.

Velco Wink Bar

Velco's Wink Bar is the first connected handlebar for bikes. The bar can be set to any bike so that riders can access technology like GPS-assisted navigation, geolocation of the bike in the case of theft and integrated smart headlights that automatically switch on when it's dark. All of this can be controlled via a complimentary app on the smartphone. The Velco Wink Bar will ship in the U.S. market by the end of 2018, with a launch price of $337.

Aladin Smart Lamp

Aladin is a wall-mounted smart lamp that is designed to help the elderly. The light features motion detectors to help users who get up in the middle of the night – and if they fall, the device can send emergency contacts an automatic notification. Also, the light detects changes in user's movements – so if an elder relative is going to the bathroom more than usual, the light will detect this and let relatives know. The lamp, created by French startup Domalys, will become available in the U.S. in September 2018, for $299 per light.

Bosch Radiator Thermostat

Bosch's smart radiator thermostat aims to regulate heating functions in smart homes. The thermostat manages the radiator in the user's room and detects temperature drops – such as an open window – so that it can adjust the heating temperate to save energy.

The smart thermostat, which features a Bosch Smart Home controller and connects to a complementary app, is currently on the market for $59.

HOMNI Smart Sleep Solution

Terraillon's HOMNI a lamp that acts as a smart sleep solution for consumers. The small lamp, which can change colors and play music, connects to a sensor, called "Dot." Dot sticks on a pillow and tracks the sleeper's movement, sending that data to a free app so that users can see how well they slept. The lamp itself also follows external conditions like humidity and temperature so users can see that information and how it impacted their sleep. HOMNI and Dot will be available at the end of the first quarter for $199.

iDevices Smart Ceiling Fan Switch

iDevices lifted the curtain on its newest IoT product, the smart ceiling fan switch, at CES this year. The ceiling fan switch is a Wi-Fi enabled fan controller allowing users to adjust their fan's speed and light with voice commands on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

The fan switch is compatible with most ceiling fans and iDevices also wanted to make it easy to install – the switch gits into the wall outlet and can work with any standard rocker faceplate. The switch is scheduled for release in 2018 at an unspecified price.


Among the smart home products at CES is RemoBell, a smart doorbell that allows users to answer their doors – even if they're not home. The doorbell comes with a built-in motion sensor that detects movement and streams HD live video to users' phones. The $149 RemoBell, now on the market, not only alerts users if someone's at their door via a complementary app, but also features 2-way audio so they can answer their doors.

Oledcomm's MyLiFi

Oledcomm's MyLiFi smart lamp is not only internet connected – but also beams Internet broadband to user's laptops. The light-emitting diode (LED) lamp offers wireless, radio wave-free internet and connects mobile devices with a new technology called LiFi. LiFi (light fidelity) transmits data through modulating LED light signals. Oledcomm's smart lamp comes in two models – a Pro version, which has more security features and targets businesses, and a Home version for consumers. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production, with pre-order prices starting at $500.

Schlage's Sense Smart Lock

Schlage's smart lock, Sense, pairs with smartphones via Bluetooth so that users can unlock their doors using their phones instead of having to search for the keys in their pockets. Using Sense, consumers can also share access to their valuables with trusted family and friends, so they can grant someone else access to their homes if need be. Schlage's $150 Sense, currently on the market, just became compatible with Google Assistant so that it can be integrated into and unlocked with existing home automation systems.

Somfy Connected Thermostat

French company Somfy lifted the curtain on its new connected thermostat during CES Unveiled. Like many other smart products, the connected thermostat learns the behavior of homeowners – but the product also uses geolocation tracking to enhance these features. For instance, if a homeowner likes his house to be set at 60 degrees when he gets home, the thermostat can track when he is approaching the house and automatically customize the temperature. The connected thermostat, available is both wired and wireless versions, has launched in Europe but not in the U.S. yet.


Cambridge Sound Management touts its Nightingale product as the "world's first smart home sleep solution," and launched at CES this year. Nightingale is essentially a white noise machine that takes into account the type of bedroom and noise in the bedroom – like snoring – when emitting various sounds.

The product also integrates with smart home products like Hue, Nest, Ring and Google Home through the If This Then That (IFTTT) platform, and can be controlled with Amazon Echo.

Users can now pre-order Nightingale for $249. Kickstarter orders will ship in January, and pre-orders are expected to ship in February.

Asus RT-AX88U Smart Home Router

Asus at CES showed off a new dual-band home router for smart homes. The company said this router features MU-MIMO technology, meaning that it can connect to multiple devices at the same time and more efficiently. The router, which has a circular sleep design, features 8 gigabit LAN ports for wired connections and is compatible with Asus AiMesh so that it can cover the entire home. These routers will be available in the second half of 2018 for an unspecified price, according to Asus.

OMNI Smart Cycling Helmet

Wearables company Coros showed off its OMNI smart cycling helmet during CES. This smart biking helmet features bone conducting audio points in the straps – so users can listen to music but still have their ears free to hear the traffic and external environment around them.

If the rider does get into a collision, the helmet's built in sensor alerts emergency contacts through an alert on the phone. The Coros Omni bike helmet will launch this upcoming quarter for around $200.

Whirlpool Smart Oven

Whirlpool's smart oven is nothing new – the oven itself was already launched – but at CES, this smart appliance now works with Alexa and food recipes app Yummly to help automate the process of cooking.

The IoT oven now works with Yummly, an app that lets users take photos of the food in their fridge and recommends recipes based on what they have, create shopping lists, or deliver food. The new integration of Yummly allows the smart oven to automatically operate based on what the app suggests in its recipes – so the app sends preheating and cooking instructions to the oven. And on top of all of that, users can use voice commands to control the oven as well. The Whirlpool smart oven will be available Spring 2018 for $1,949, and the Yummly integration will roll out in the summer.

Angee Home Protection

Angee, an autonomous home protection device, is all about privacy for the homeowner, The smart device switches between security modes to analyze for dangerous situations in the home, but also respects the homeowner's privacy. The camera, which features a built-in battery, can alert on home intrusion – but recognizes homeowners who might get up at night for a glass or water, or pets. The camera also automatically swivels away from homeowners if they want extra privacy. Angee will be available on the market in 2018.

Ring Stick Up Cam

Ring has brought more camera and light options to its home security lineup at CES this year. One of the newest products announced is Ring's Stick Up Cam, which is a smaller and sleeker second generation of its doorbell camera. This IoT device, which features 1080p HD video and two-way audio to let users see who is at their front door, comes in an elite and regular version. The Elite version has more motion sensors and requires a wall outlet. Pricing and the release date for the Stick Up Cam are not currently available.

Smart Garage Door Sensor

Roost's smart garage door sensor lets users know if their garage door is open or closed in case they forgot to close it. The smart door has a built-in accelerometer so users know when the garage door is moving. Roost's smart garage door sensor is available in Spring 2018 for $40. The garage door sensor is cheaper than other smart doors – such as the $130 Chamberlain smart garage – however, unlike other similar products, this smart garage door can't do much more than alert users about their door status. So if you accidentally leave your garage door open, you can't remotely close it.

ProGlove's Smart Glove

While the majority of products at CES are for consumers and smart homes, ProGlove's smart glove targets a different audience – industrial workers.

The glove, which is designed to meet safety requirements for industrial conditions, features real-time visual and haptic feedback, wireless connectivity, and gesture sensing. The gloves also feature a barcode scanner on the back that can be used for automatic quality check on the industrial floor, documenting critical assembling, and tracking and tracing applications.

Zhor-Tech Smart Safety Shoe

Zhor-Tech showed off its smart safety footwear at CES – a sensor-equipped sole that can fit into shoes and analyzes daily activities. This connected shoe tracks daily distances walked, number of stairs climbed, and calories burned, as well as biomechanical analysis to check that the user's posture is safe. This smart shoe will hit the market in September 2018.

Kohler Verdera Smart Mirror

Kohler's Verdera voice lighted mirror is the first mirror on the market that has Alexa embedded into it. That means that while you're putting on makeup, you can shop, play music, or receive traffic updates on the surface of the mirror.

The mirror also has built-in, voice-controlled LED lighting that can be adjusted to a night light or lighting ideal for makeup. The mirror will go on the market in March for an unspecified price.

Noon Lighting

Noon's smart lighting system, currently available, is an easily installable IoT system that quickly identifies the lightbulbs present in a home – including dimmable, non-dimmable, LED, and ELV lighting. The system then automatically creates three lighting scenarios when it is installed – Relax, Everyday, and Bright. Noon's system is also integrated with Amazon Alexa, so that users can control their lighting with voice comments. The system is currently on the market and a starter kit containing one room director, two extension switches, and three wall plates costs $399.99.