30 Cutting-Edge Products On The CES Unveiled Show Floor

New Gadgets At CES Unveiled

The CES Unveiled show floor was buzzing Tuesday evening with new Internet of Things, mobile and virtual reality products.

CES Unveiled is the chance for vendors to show off their newest gadgets to the media ahead of CES 2017, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas.

This year, vendors didn't disappoint in showing off their coolest – and in some cases, just downright strange – gadgets. From a connected bed that warms your feet, to a smart hair brush that warns you when you're brushing too much, here are 30 of the craziest products CRN saw on the CES Unveiled show floor.

Sleep Number 360 SmartBed

Sleep Number has introduced the next generation of its connected bed – Sleep Number 360 SmartBed. Like its predecessor, this smart bed can self-adjust throughout the night to match the sleeper's movements and patterns. However, Sleep Number has made the smart bed even smarter. For example, if you snore while sleeping, the bed will sense this and adjust itself to lessen the snoring.

The new bed also comes with foot warming technology, warming up the feet while the user is falling asleep and then turning off once they are in dreamland. The new smart bed will be available in the first half of 2017, according to a representative. The price has not yet been finalized.

Bonjour Personal Morning Assistant

If an alarm clock just doesn't meet your needs when waking up, try Bonjour, the personal morning assistant.

This smart alarm clock, which made its debut at CES Unveiled this year, can adjust wake-up times for certain conditions. For instance, Bonjour will wake you up earlier if there is heavy traffic on a day that you have an important meeting scheduled, or automatically let you sleep in on the weekend.

In addition to being alarm clock, Bonjour acts as a smart home hub, integrating with smart home devices like WeMo, Philips Hue and Nest; as well as a personal assistant with voice-recognition features, to update you on the weather or news. Holi, the French company that manufactured Bonjour, said that shipments are expected in June 2017.

Hair Coach

L'Oreal is jumping into the technology space with a connected beauty product – a smart hairbrush, the Kerastase Hair Coach.

The hair coach is a brush equipped with sensors and technology powered by Nokia-owned Withings to measure the quality of hair and effects of different hair routines.

This special brush features a microphone to identify patterns in brushing, as well as an accelerometer and gyroscope. Users can look at a companion app to tell how often their hair is being brushed – and whether it has been overbrushed. Hair Coach will be available in the fall.

Xenoma E-Skin

Imagine the ability to capture data on your motion and fitness without any hefty wearables or headsets – just through a shirt. This is the goal behind Xenoma's e-skin, a lightweight shirt that tracks motion through a "human-friendly" interface.

The machine-washable, durable e-skin can be used for gaming and VR experiences, fitness and health care. Xenoma e-skin, which will launch in February for an undisclosed price, includes the e-skin shirt, one e-skin hub and an SDK interface unity platform.

Airmega Smart Air Purifier

The Airmega smart air purifier uses built-in sensors to make sure you know just what's happening to the air in your house.

This device tracks the pollution level in houses and shows how data has changed over time, and when it needs to be cleaned. The Airmega uses built-in sensors and sends notifications directly to your smartphone.

While the Airmega was launched at last year's CES, the product is back this year with a new announcement – it can integrate with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, meaning that users can turn their air purifier on or increase its speed by just voicing their command.

Klaxoon Loupe

Klaxoon Loupe, a Software-as-a-Service platform for businesses, aims to increase productivity and engagement in offices. The platform acts as an interface for bosses to make trainings and sessions more dynamic with their employees, through offering new ways to share experiences, foster creativity and facilitate decision-making.

The Loupe hardware controller is shaped as a search icon, according to Klaxoon, so that users can navigate the interface and participate in brainstorming or conferences.

French startup Klaxoon is developing Loupe and expects the platform to be launched to market as a prototype in the spring.

Vuze 360 Video Camera

HumanEye's Vuze camera, which will hit the market later this year, brings a 360-degree video into a single camera, which can capture realistic virtual reality experiences.

The camera was launched in 2016 with a software suite, but HumanEyes is now trying to further develop and expand that software suite with two new partnerships – one with 3-D audio provider VisiSonics and the other with content creation company WakingApp. These partnerships will enable simpler and better content creation, as well as an end-to-end ecosystem for creating and sharing VR content.

The Vuze camera will be available in March 2017, according to HumanEyes.

Smarter's FridgeCam

No one hasn't gone to the grocery store and wracked their brain about what they actually still have in the fridge – and connected kitchen product manufacturer Smarter wants to fix that with Fridge Cam.

This small camera is placed in the refrigerator and detects which items are in stock, what they are, and their expiration date through a companion app that users can check while at the store. Fridge Cam also offers suggestions on how you can use your groceries before they go bad, and shows any nearby grocery store locations.

Fridge Cam will be available in the first quarter of 2017 for $149.99, according to a representative.

WooHoo Smart Assistant

WooHoo, which is the "world's first AI-embedded, interactive, and affordable smart home hub that enables comprehensive control of every smart device," wants to be the next Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

This smart assistant takes its role as a smart hub a step further with an embedded 7-inch touch-screen hub that comes with facial and voice recognition – so users with the correct voices can use it.

WooHoo also has a 360-degree HD camera, as well as a spatial surround sound system and compatibility with connected devices like Echo and Nest. The Hub also features a natural language processing capability – so you can talk to it as if it was a human.

WooHoo is currently on Kickstarter, and the product will be shipped in the middle of the summer.

Eugene, The Smart Recycling Tool

If you're a recycling fanatic, Eugene by Uzer may be the perfect tool for you. This gadget will scan trash before it is thrown away – and tell you whether it needs to be recycled.

Eugene uses a product database, supplied by Walmart and Amazon, to determine whether things are trash or recyclables. This tool also is compatible with a smartphone app and lets you track how much you've recycled by weight and what you've thrown in the garbage. The gadget is currently available in Europe.

Fenotek's Smart Doorbell

French startup Fenotek has launched a new wireless and GSM-enabled video doorbell dubbed "Hi)."

This smart doorbell can recognize familiar faces with a real-time app notification that allows homeowners to confirm identities. Just as importantly, the device detects strangers approaching the house, and notifies the user through Fenotek's companion iOS and Android apps. This gadget features 24/7 video monitoring, as well as in-app door control and alarm triggers. Fenotek's smart doorbell is available for pre-order at $299.

Stringify, The IoT Automation Service

Stringify wants to automate the different IoT services around your home, like Nest or your smart Phillips Hue lights. This automation service, which at CES launched new support for Android devices, connects connected homes devices, wearables and more to create seamless automated experiences.

For instance, users can connect their smart thermostat to their smart lights to that the lights dim automatically when the thermostat reaches a certain temperature. So far, Stringify supports more than 500 smart products, including Nest, SmartThings, and digital services like DropBox. The iOS and newly launched Android app are available now.

Netatmo Smart Smoke Detector

With Netatmo's smart smoke detector, you can now control your smoke alarm using Apple's Siri voice assistant.

This Apple Homekit-enabled product has most features expected from a smart smoke alarm, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, and remote notifications through a companion app. However, users have the option to tell their smoke alarm to turn off using Siri. The smart smoke detector will be available later in 2017.

Immotor Go

The Immotor Go smart scooter is a blend between a scooter and a smartphone. This product has a data signal and GPS, so if someone attempts to steal it the owner will be notified. In addition, the foldable scooter's contains a built-in speaker that users can play.

The Immotor Go's "super battery" is its main feature – the bike contains two batteries that can essentially communicate to optimize power and enable efficiency.

The Immotor Go will be available in April, according to a representative.

Caseta By Lutron

Lutron is lighting up the technology in homes with Caseta, a lighting control system. Caseta from Lutron works with users' existing lights.

The system comes with both physical and app-based controls, meaning users can operate their lights even if they've left their smartphone in another room. That also means guests won't be left in the dark. Caseta is available for $99.


Kuri is a new robot for the home that's part assistant, part pet -- but definitely isn't aiming to bring another human-like presence into the household (a la Alexa).

Kuri can be controlled by your voice, but the robot communicates only in a robot language of beeps and bloops, along with through facial expressions and head movements. Kuri responds affectionately to being petted, for instance.

The robot is also distinguished by the fact that it's on wheels and can map its surroundings, and one use case is asking Kuri to go investigate what's going on in another room of the house. The robot is being developed by Mayfield Robotics, a Bosch-owned startup in Redwood City, Calif. Pre-orders for Kuri are available now for $699, and the robot is expected to ship for the 2017 holiday season.


Under development at Leti, a research institution based in Grenoble, France, Relax is a wearable headset aimed at improving stress management in settings outside the clinical environment.

The device monitors alpha waves generated by the brain while it's relaxed, using electrodes inside the device. The device then works with an app that helps teach users how to monitor -- and replicate -- their states of relaxation so they're able to reduce their stress.

Members of the Leti team, including lab manager Pierre Jallon (pictured), were showing off a demonstration version of the device during CES Unveiled. Details on a commercial version have not been finalized.

Smart Remote

The Smart Remote allows users to control all of their connected devices with a single remote, just by pointing in the direction of the device. That includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared devices, which are mapped out using sensors placed in the home.

The sensors tell the remote which device the user is pointing at, and the interface on the remote changes automatically -- so that a user can adjust the volume on their music when pointing at their speakers, or change the channel when pointing at their TV. Made by San Francisco-based Sevenhugs, the Smart Remote recently completed a $1.1 million Kickstarter campaign and is now available for pre-order for $299, with pre-order devices shipping in September.

U by Moen

Described as the first app-based digital shower system, U by Moen is a controller that's installed in the shower to deliver more personalization (and hopefully save some time in the morning).

The device allows users to create preset settings for water temperature, so the shower can automatically warm up to the ideal temperature, and allows multiple users to program their own specific settings.

Made by North Olmsted, Ohio-based Moen, the device is available for order Thursday and will be shipping in March for a starting price of $1,160.

D. Vine

The D. Vine is a connected wine bar that brings users the ideal conditions -- temperature and aeration -- for each individual glass of wine.

After inserting a container with a glass' worth of wine into the machine, the D. Vine calculates the difference between the actual temperature and the ideal temperature, and adjusts the temperature to the ideal. The machine then adds more oxygen to replicate the process that would typically require a decanter. And the whole process takes just a minute, according to 10-Vins, the Nantes, France-based company behind the device.

The D. Vine is expected to be available in the U.S. toward the end of 2017. Pricing is not yet available.

Relief Band Neurowave

Relief Band Technologies of Horsham, Pa., previously had released a wearable device for drug-free nausea relief, and the company is now launching an improved version of the wristband, the Relief Band Neurowave.

The device, which has been cleared by the FDA, delivers small electrical pulses that modulate the neural pathways in the body that connect the brain and the stomach -- ultimately restoring the normal gastric rhythm and relieving a user's nausea.

Improvements to the new generation of the device include the addition of more settings for getting a precise level for the pulse and a change in the design of the device so that it's more natural to wear. The device is expected to be available by as soon as the end of the first quarter of 2017. Pricing hasn't been finalized but it's expected to be in the range of $150 to $160.


Under development by Tokyo-based Cerevo, Taclim is a virtual reality shoe that Cerevo is calling the first of its kind.

The shoes include haptic sensors and provide feedback to users based on what they're doing in a VR world; for instance, a user might feel the sensation of walking on snow or of kicking an enemy with their foot. Taclim is being developed to work with major VR headsets including Oculus, HTC Vive and Playstation VR.

The device is expected to be available in the U.S. in fall 2017, and pricing has not been finalized.

Dell S2718D

Dell used CES Unveiled to showcase a handful of new products, including a 27-inch monitor that Dell says has the thinnest profile in its class.

The S2718D monitor also sports an minimal bezel on all four sides, borrowing the InfinityEdge approach of the popular XPS 13 laptop. And on image quality, the monitor uses HDR (high dynamic range) technology for high-contrast and high-depth color, along with QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution.

The Dell S2718D will be available March 23 with a starting price of $699.99.


The Catspad is a new "smart pet assistant" that dispenses both food and water to cats on an ideal schedule.

The device controls the rationing of dry food and provides filtered, running water to encourage hydration.

Users are able to control when and how much food is automatically dispensed to their cat using the associated app. Catspad is based in Toulouse, France, and is planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the device on Jan. 5.


Quell is a wearable device that helps those who suffer from chronic pain by using electrical stimulation to trigger a response in the brain, ultimately blocking pain signals.

The device, worn on the upper calf, is ultimately five times more powerful than other over-the-counter pain relief devices, according to its developer, Waltham, Mass.-based NeuroMetrix.

The company launched the second generation of the FDA-cleared device Tuesday, and it's available for $249.


Hypersuit is a full-body virtual-reality simulator under development by Paris-based Theory, which is developing both the hardware and VR games to work with the simulator.

The aim is to make the VR experience more immersive by letting users feel like they're really flying or diving, for instance; the movements in real life translate into movements in the game. Theory is not aiming to develop Hypersuit for the home, but instead envisions renting it for use in settings such as theme parks and malls.

The Hypersuit prototype at CES Unveiled was being used with the HTC Vive, but the simulator can support any VR platform, according to the company.

Eli Electric Vehicle

For drivers that don't need to go far -- or fast -- the Eli Electric Vehicle is an intriguing new concept now under development.

The vehicle is more similar in some ways to a golf cart than a car, but it's street legal, falling under the allowance for low-speed electric vehicles. The vehicle is allowed to go up to 25 mph, and Beijing, China-based Eli Electric Vehicles says it is developing two versions, one with a range of 40 miles and another with a range of 75 miles.

The vehicle is expected to be available in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2017, with a starting price of $10,000.


The Q.rad is both a computer and a heater for smart buildings -- since computing, of course, generates a lot of heat.

Designed by Montrouge, France-based Qarnot, the Q.rad is first part of distributed computing infrastructure that is split up to users via a cloud computing service. And second, the heat produced by the computing provides heating for smart buildings (free of charge) -- and it's silent, too.

Qarnot says the Q.rad is now being distributed on a case-by-case, business-to-business basis.


Menlo Park, Calif.-based FINsix says its product, the Dart, is the smallest laptop charger in the world, with much less bulk and weight than typical chargers.

At CES Unveiled the company showed off its brand-new Dart-C version, which works with USB Type-C laptops, such as Apple's MacBook and new MacBook Pro. And even with the small size, the Dart-C still provides an output of 65 watts of power. The Dart-C will be available in January for $99.99.

Giroptic iO

The Giroptic iO is a 360-degree camera that connects to iPhones or iPadsr to provide easier capturing and sharing of 360-degree images and video.

The camera attaches through the Lightning port on the iPhone or iPad, and can be used both for streaming live video and for storing videos and images.

The product's manufacturer is San Francisco-based Giroptic, and it's available for pre-order for $249, with shipping set to start Jan. 17.