30 Hot Products At CES 2017

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Brace yourself: The annual gadget extravaganza that is the Consumer Electronics Show is about to kick off. CES 2017 in Las Vegas will feature thousands of exhibitors, and the tech overload begins with two days of media announcements on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by showcases and demos in the following days. Products for the smart home, personal computing and mobility, cybersecurity and health care will be among those on display during the show.

Out of the massive number of products set to be showcased at CES, we've singled out 30 products that are poised to make a splash — both from smaller vendors and from big names like Samsung, Intel, and Lenovo.

Here is what's hot this year at CES.


FINsix is the startup behind DART, which the company calls "the world's smallest laptop charger." The DART is much less bulky than typical chargers and weighs a barely noticeable one-fifth of a pound. And the Dart doesn’t sacrifice on power, with an output of 65 watts. At CES 2017, FINsix will be showing off the brand-new DART-C, which works with USB Type-C laptops, such as Apple's MacBook and new MacBook Pro. The DART-C joins the original DART, which works with all major PC brands -- including Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung (and comes with nine different tips depending on the laptop you’re using).

Petnet Smart Pet Feeders

In the realm of high-tech pet care, Petnet is a startup offering several connected devices. Two that will be on display at CES 2017 are the SmartBowl and SmartFeeder. The SmartBowl works by having users input data about their pet—such as age, weight and activity level—and then telling owners when they've poured an ideal amount of food into the bowl. The SmartFeeder, meanwhile, brings a more automated approach. Users create a feeding schedule, and the SmartFeeder automatically portions out the right amount of food based on data about their pet.

Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker

In preparation for CES 2017, Samsung Electronics has just announced several new audio visual products for the home that will be on display at the show. One is the H7 Wireless Speaker, which features a retro-looking metal exterior and a wide sound range, thanks to 32bit ultra-high quality performance and a bass response that goes down to 35Hz. Also planned for showcase at CES are Samsung's new MS750 Soundbar (which includes a subwoofer) and new M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player (which includes features such as automatically setting the TV screen and audio to the optimal level).

Samsung Quantum Dot Curved Monitor

At CES 2017, Samsung Electronics is also debuting its CH711 Quantum Dot curved monitor, which is aimed at gaming and other entertainment uses. The monitor will be available in 27- and 31.5-inch sizes and features 1,800R curvature (i.e., a curvature radius of 1,800mm) and a 178-degree viewing angle. The monitor's resolution is WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) and the use of quantum dot technology enables more-detailed color appearance.

Fortress UTM

Fortress plans to debut its Fortress UTM at CES 2017, which the company is calling "the first residential unified threat management appliance." That is, the device is aimed at making routers in the home hacker-proof—and by extension, protecting smart-home devices from outside threats. The new Fortress UTM appliance provides intrusion detection and prevention, as well as anti-virus and firewall for all smart devices that are connected to Wi-Fi and Ethernet. The device also features a large touch screen for easy set up and threat detection/notification.

Anova WiFi Precision Cooker

Anova is the maker of a smart appliance for the kitchen, the Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi, which will be on display at CES 2017. The device enables sous vide cooking -- in which food is cooked at a precisely controlled temperature -- with a combination of hardware and software innovation. The end result is restaurant-caliber meals, through a user-friendly process that is controllable via smartphone.

Oticon IoT Hearing Aid

At CES 2017, Oticon will be showing off the Oticon Opn, which the company calls "the world's first Internet-connected hearing aid." The hearing aid connects to the web via the IFTTT network, and can connect to smart devices such as TVs, doorbells and smoke detectors. It also offers improvements over other hearing aids as a listening device, by using multiple speakers to mitigate noisy environments.

Lenovo ThinkPad X270

Lenovo will have a major presence at CES and has just rolled out its pre-CES product announcements, including for an updated line of ThinkPad notebooks. Among them are the ThinkPad X270 (a highly portable business laptop featuring a full set of ports), the ThinkPad Yoga 370 (redesigned to include an FHD 13.3-inch display) and the ThinkPad 13 (a thin and light notebook with an FHD display). A number of newly updated models in the business-focused ThinkPad T Series and value-oriented ThinkPad L Series have also been rolled out just ahead of CES.

Lenovo ThinkVision P27h

Also in Lenovo's pre-CES announcement are new external monitors and docking options. For monitors, Lenovo has just unveiled the 27-inch ThinkVision P27h and the 23.8-inch ThinkVision P24h. Both of the displays feature QHD borderless IPS screens, as well as USB Type-C connection. Lenovo has also announced a new Thunderbolt 3 dock (offering power, ports and 4k display capability, and data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps) and a USB Type-C dock (providing similar functionality to the Thunderbolt 3 dock for devices that don't support Thunderbolt 3).

CUJO Smart Firewall

CUJO — a smart device for securing other devices—will be among those on display at CES 2017. The idea behind CUJO is to serve as a "smart firewall" to secure everything that could be at risk in the modern connected home. That includes securing devices such as smartphones and laptops against threats, as well as providing parents with control over what their kids are accessing on the Internet and apps. CUJO works by leveraging technologies such as the cloud and machine learning.

NeuroMetrix Pain-Relief Wearable

For individuals suffering from chronic pain, the Quell wearable device may be among the most interesting products on display at CES 2017. The device, made by NeuroMetrix, is a drug-free approach to providing pain relief (which has been cleared by the FDA). The device is worn on the upper calf and works by tapping into the body's natural pain control system to block pain signals. Quell, NeuroMetrix says, is ultimately 5X more powerful than other over-the-counter pain relief devices.

Ring Video Doorbell

At CES 2017, Ring plans to show off a number of products including its connected video doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell. The doorbell includes one-way video (which is viewable on a smartphone) and two-way audio—meaning that users can "answer the doorbell" over audio even if they're not home, as a way to discourage break-ins. Other products on display at CES include the Stick Up Cam (an outdoor security camera with two-way audio, motion detection, video recording and night vision), the Chime Pro (which provides notifications when someone is at the door) and Ring Video Doorbell Pro (with additional features such as a 1080p HD camera and advanced motion detection).

Holi IoT Alarm Clock

After raising $730,000 on Kickstarter, Holi will be showing off the connected alarm clock Bonjour for the first time at CES 2017. The device—which is part alarm clock, part voice-controlled personal assistant—uses artificial intelligence technologies to attune to user's schedule. For instance, Bonjour will wake up users earlier if traffic on their commute is bad, or let users sleep in if the weather is unfavorable for a planned morning run.

Wireless Power Consortium Wireless Chargers

A major theme of CES 2017 is expected to be wireless power, with the Wireless Power Consortium—representing more than 200 companies—planning to show off a number of products that can be charged without wires. The consortium's members include LG, HTC, Nokia and Belkin, and product demos at CES will include fast charging for 15-watt products, wireless charging for laptops and interactive automobiles.

Robo C2 3D Printer

At CES 2017, Robo plans to show off 3D printers including the compact Robo C2. The 3D printer is designed to fit small spaces while still delivering a detailed printed product. Robo will also be showcasing the high-performance Robo R2, which offers a larger print size, heated print bed and an on-board camera for remote print monitoring. The Robo R2 also offers an option for printing two materials at once with an additional extruder head that's sold separately.

FitNLife Life45 Fitness Tracker

Personal health technology company, FitNLife, at CES launched a new wearable smart device for real-time fitness analysis and tracking, the Life45. This Bluetooth-enabled device, which can be worn on the wrist, lets users set their goals, provides different types of exercise guidelines for users with chronic illnesses, and gives daily tracking analysis. Life45 costs $100 and is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

FitNLife is also launching a floor scale that provides realtime body composition analysis – the $100 B.Tune.

Corning Glass-Enabled Connected Car

Corning is ushering in the "next evolution of the Glass Age" at CES by introducing new advanced glass technologies in an interesting application – connected car.

With the company's glass technology, which it will be launching at CES, users can view vital driving information through their car windshield. Corning said it is working with some of the world's leading auto manufacturers on this new technology to "transform the driving experience." The company will go into more detail during its Jan. 5 press conference.

Cognitive System's Aura

At CES, Cognitive Systems will be showcasing its new home security system, Aura. The company says is the first of its kind to utilize advanced wireless spectrum analytics technology to detect and monitor activity in the home without using cameras.

Aura is a two-piece system using the company's patented technology to monitor the disruption of wireless signals in the home and alert home owners of unauthorized motion.

Healbe's GoBe Smart Life Band

Healbe will be launching a new "smart life band" wearable, the GoBe. GoBe automatically tracks and measures user calorie intake and hydration levels through a sensor on the wrist. This personal health information is sent to users' smartphones and portable devices through Bluetooth, where it can then be viewed on iOS or Android phones. GoBe also encourages users to drink water when their hydration balance is low and measures the user average heart rates.

Leti RELAX Headgear

Technology research institute Leti says its RELAX Headgear, which the company is unveiling at CES, is the most accurate wearable device for consumers to measure relaxation.

RELAX measures brain activity through an embedded electrode system – that does not require the sensors to be attached to the scalp – and lets users monitor their own level of attention and relaxation through the company's app.

The company says that RELAX can lead to future brain-computer interface applications like virtual reality, video games or remote assistance of disabled people for controlling home automation functions.

SureCall Flare Cell Signal Booster

SureCall will be announcing a new e-cellular signal booster – the Flare – at this year's CES. The company said that Flare is easy for users to install, improves cell speeds, and decreases dropped calls. The Flare, which has combined the inside antenna with the signal booster, enhances cellular signals for voice, text and 4G LTE data for North American cell carriers and touts a sleek design easily fitting into homes.

Nightingale Sleep System

Cambridge Sound Management is launching the world's first sleep system, Nightingale, at CES this year. This system consists of two units that plug into home outlets and are controlled through an app.

The dual speakers work in tandem to immerse the room in "sound blankets," which mask disruptive noises that interrupt sleep and allow users to get a better rest. Nightingale integrates with smart home products like Hue or Nest, and can be controlled by Amazon Alexa.

DreamWave Audio Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speaker manufacturer DreamWave Audio is introducing three new sound systems at CES – including "Rock Star," which is a premium studio sound system with a full range studio speaker, wireless multi-pairing and a digital PA system. The company is also launching "Elemental" an outdoor speaker with a built-in flashlight and USB charging port, and "Harmony II," a leather-bound indoor speaker.


This year at CES, OSSIC will be showing their latest prototype of the OSSIC X listening system for the first time and will be demoing the latest music, movie, and VR experiences created specifically for 3D audio.

The OSSIC X is a 3D audio headphone system for virtual reality and game. This system was one of the most funded virtual reality projects on Kickstarter, raising over $2.7 million in over 60 days, according to the company.

Matrix Powerwatch

During CES, connected devices solutions provider Ambiq Micro is announcing the Matrix PowerWatch. This watch is powered by Ambiq Micro’s ultra-low power Apollo MCU and is the first smartwatch that never needs to be recharged.

Ambiq Micro will also demonstrate products that are powered by its Apollo MCU, like heart rate monitors and voice recognition applications.

Peri Integrated Speakers

Speaker manufacturer Peri will be unveiling an array of products at CES, including the MicroPack product, the first-ever dongle utilizing Energous WattUp wireless (Wi-Fi) charging technology providing a quick 700mAh charge to any micro-USB port.

In addition, Peri will be introducing the Duo Slim which features a hi-fidelity Bluetooth speaker system and 2500mAh battery fit for the iPhone 7. This product is expected to ship in the Spring for $129.99.

Peri is known for creating the Duo, the first-of-its-kind iPhone case with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled hi-fidelity speakers and a 2900mAh battery.

Intel Tiny Smart Home

Intel is demonstrating its prowess in the connected home arena with new features on its smart home product.

The company will be showcasing its connected product, ’Tiny Smart Home,’ at CES in partnership with Amazon Alexa. Tiny Smart Home is powered by Alexa for voice control and utilizes MiOS for home automation.

The IoT solution works as a small computer box with an Intel Quark processor inside. Tiny Smart Home then uses Amazon Alexa and Amazon Web Services for voice control and automation functions.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Through a series of tweets, Qualcomm announced that it will reveal the Snapdragon 835 during its CES keynote.

This chipset, which is targeted for smartphones, will come with QuickCharge 4 technology - which the company said gives devices up to five hours of battery life after only five minutes of charging.

According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835 clocks at 2.2 GHz and is compatible with the new Adreno 540 GPU. This GPU packs up to 30 percent more power than its predecessor, the Adreno 530.

Valeo eCruise4U

Valeo, which is a technology partner for automotive manufacturers, will reveal new technology and artificial intelligence products at this year’s CES.

One product that will be revealed at the show is eCruise4U, the first automated car that can drive in electric mode at low speeds - which is good for drivers in urban areas, according to Valeo.

In addition, Valeo will showcase its C-Stream system, which replaces the rearview mirror of cars with a projection images and uses cameras to map out the vehicle’s cabin to prompt system adjustments; as well as the XtraVue, a connected camera and laser system to eliminate visual obstacles on the road.


Halos will showcase BlueHalo at CES, which is a flash drive that analyzes viewer preferences through a content recommendation BOT, and recommends videos based on likes and interests.

Halos creates hardware and software that enables media files to be transferred easily between Android and iPhone devices. The company’s BlueHalo product uses the Halos all-in-one app - which is compatible with Android and iOS - to enable flash drive usage on tablets and smartphones.