The Tech That Got Yalla Excited From CES 2016
Yalla has taken a look at the most ingenious, strange and beautiful products launched at the Las Vegas CES Exhibition 2016. Here we present the 5 that caught our eyes.
1 – Motorcycle helmet by BMW
Not only is this helmet beautiful to look at, BMW think the new display, directly in the rider’s line of vision, will improve safety. Speed, a petrol gauge and even local information will be beamed across an unobtrusive screen in front of the right eye. The prototype on display at CES even showcased a rear-facing camera which aims to eliminate wing mirror blind spots. It will retail for $1,499 when it hits the market.
2 – “Hoverboard” that doesn’t explode.
2015 saw the relentless rise of the curiously named ‘hoverboard’. Perhaps it was because Marty McFly had a true hoverboard in a scene set in 2015 in Back To The Future 2. In any case, the parallel-wheeled smart scooters have been the subject of thousands of ‘fail’ videos, and more worryingly, susceptible to exploding. Specialists RAZOR unveiled their latest self-balancing scooter, which it will sell for $599.
3 – LG and Samsung present giant screens with 8K resolution.
Samsung and LG are the clear leaders when it comes to high resolution TV screens and every year they roll-out their latest developments in this visual arms race. Here they both presented 98 inch screens with astonishing 8K resolution. As with previous years, there is currently much content that can do the resolution justice, but for those with deep enough pockets and the early adopter mindset, not to mention the wall space, 8K appliances are here. But be warned – Samsung is already developing an 11K version.
4 – Smart bed that helps you sleep correctly.
Sleep Number revealed its latest ‘smart bed’, the ‘it’ bed features biometric sensors that track heart rate, movement and breathing via your body, and will use the data to tailor the bed for the sleeper’s perfect night’s rest. It also incorporates Sleep Number’s advanced comfort materials and layers of exceptional pressure-relieving memory foam, which makes us think it must be like dozing on a cloud. It’ll set you back $1,000, but if you’ve already got that stashed under your old analogue mattress, what price perfect rest?
5 – DokiWatch, the smartwatch for kids.
A smart watch for kids by Doki Technologies has a 1.2 inch touchscreen, supports 3rd Generation services, and has GPS, WiFi, an SOS alarm system and a camera. 3G connectivity allows kids to phone home.
The 600 milliamps battery is enough to last a day, and it boasts a powerful 1.2 GHz dual core processor.
The parents use an accompanying smartphone app on their IPhone or Android devices to keep track of their kids and stay in touch with them via video.
The watch will be available next May for $129.
Technology is moving so fast, what will CES 2017 bring?