The best gadgets from CES 2020 to make you feel like Captain Picard
There's nothing that makes you feel like we're living in the future quite like CES does. And with the new Captain Picard show, we're definitely feeling those futuristic vibes right now. To have you feeling your Trek-iest, we've gathered some of the best gadgets from CES 2020.
Most people have a Star Trek captain preference. Mine has always been and will always be Captain Jean-Luc Picard. I’m a Next Generation girl down to my bones, and Picard is it for me. I’m sure a lot of it is a by-product of watching it religiously with my dad when I was little, and to say I’m pumped for Picard is an understatement. Ever since I was little, I wanted to live in that world and have all of their technology, so when I see some of the best gadgets that remind me of that, I get excited.
We’re closer to living in Star Trek than ever before, and I’m constantly amazed by just how far we’ve come in my lifetime alone. We’ve gone from cell phones the size of bricks to smartphones that are more powerful than the computer my parents got when I was in middle school. The scanners and tablets of Star Trek are real now, and every year we grow a little bit closer to having our own Data.
If you’re curious to see what advances us even closer to living in Picard’s world, we’ve rounded up some of the best gadgets from CES 2020 to showcase that.
Pollen Robotics Reachy Open-Source Interactive Robot
If you’re looking for a robot that can act out your specific needs, check out the Pollen Robotics Reachy Open-Source Interactive Robot. This modular robot is fully customizable and capable of performing food service, customer service, R&D, and demonstration tasks. While it has a hefty price tag, its myriad of capabilities are worth it for people who can afford it. Furthermore, it comes with built-in AI, and it can be easily programmed in Python. Like I said, closer and closer to Data.
Samsung Family Hub 2020 Smart Fridge
A fridge with AI. Yup, that’s pretty Trek-y. You can make your time in the kitchen more efficient with the addition of the Samsung Family Hub 2020 Smart Fridge. This intelligent device is here to help you plan your family’s meals for the week. And because your fridge is where you go to start cooking, you’ll never forget what you were going to make. With enhanced AI, this smart refrigerator offers a personalized experience. That accomplished in part by the virtual bulletin board on the Family Hub refrigerator.
Poseidon Smart Mirror
You must have come across a lot of smart mirrors but the Poseidon Smart Mirror stands out by being customizable. You can not only customize it to sizes both big and small but also flip the orientation to either landscape or vertical. There’s also the option of choosing between different lighting setups, different color frames, and more. Some of the most prominent features of this mirror include a multitouch surface, an ambient light sensor, a touchless frame where you hover your fingers above the glass, different color LEDs, and so much more.
Kohler Moxie Alexa-Enabled Showerhead
A voice-controlled shower? Yup, now you can shower like Picard. Easily pop the Kohler Moxie Alexa-Enabled Showerhead into your shower, and you’re on your way to dancing in the rain. This speaker fits right into your showerhead, as long as you have the compatible one from Kohler. Once it’s in, simply ask Alexa to change the song or podcast. Or you can pause music when you’re done bathing.
Muse S Brain Sensing Headband
Meditating is hard, and it can take years to perfect the practice. If it’s something you’re struggling to get better at, the Muse S Brain Sensing Headband is for you. This futuristic device provides real-time feedback on your brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements to help you meditate more efficiently. Furthermore, the meditation headband features tracking for EEG, PPG, an accelerometer, Pulse Oximetry, and a gyroscope.
Panasonic VR Glasses
Picard or Geordi would look pretty cool wearing a pair of these. These Panasonic VR Glasses look amazing and actually look pretty awesome with their steampunk/ski goggle vibe. What’s even cooler is that these virtual reality goggles support HDR, which makes everything look super realistic. Panasonic uses their Technics drivers in the earbuds to provide fantastic sound, and the goggles themselves have micro-HDR panels.
Samsung SelfieType Invisible Keyboard
If you have tried to get work done from your smartphone, you know how difficult that can be. Soon, there will be a better solution for this issue with the Samsung SelfieType app. Created by the Samsung C-Lab program, this tech uses AI and your phone’s camera to give you an invisible keyboard. Imagine how much easier having a full keyboard would be when you’re on the go.
Kwikset Halo Touch Fingerprint Smart Lock
The Kwikset Halo Touch Fingerprint Smart Lock trades a number pad for a fingerprint scanner. In doing so, this smart lock is able to maintain a smaller size than previously. And though it’s small on the outside, this fingerprint lock has quite a bit of storage. In fact, it’s able to store up to 50 user profiles and 100 fingerprints. So you can let in all your family members, friends, and workers you want—or delete their profiles if necessary.
Digit Bipedal Robot
First announced in Q1 2019, the Agility Robotics Digit Bipedal Robot is finally available for sale, starting at approximately a six-figure sum. The robot comes in the size and shape of a small adult human. With the help of LIDAR and other sensors, the robot can identify environments and easily deliver packages weighing up to 40 pounds (18 kilograms). Use it in a variety of locations, like logistics, warehouses, telepresence, and industrial inspection. Although Digit can perform its operations autonomously, it cannot adapt to new operations as easily as a human. These robots can even travel around in self-driving cars and deliver packages easily at your doorstep.
Now that we have you more excited than even for some of the best gadgets from CES to make you feel like Captain Picard, is there anything you think should have made the list? Let us know in the comments!
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