8 Futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

Tech companies love to tease us with products that are “coming soon.” Here are some of the most exciting examples — from prototype smart cars to robot assistants.

8 Futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)
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In this fast-moving world, we are conditioned for instant gratification. Entertainment is only a tap away, and online purchases arrive within hours.

But sometimes, the good stuff is worth waiting for. These futuristic products are not available to purchase yet — but we will be first in the queue when they come to market.

LG Signature R OLED Rollable TV

The star that shone most brightly at CES this year was LG’s rollable display. The latest version is a 65-inch monster, with full 4K resolution, which can curl up like paper. The Signature R points towards a future where TVs will be truly portable.

LG Signature R OLED Rollable TV - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

LG’s rollable TV points to the future of home entertainment

Ubtech Walker Smart Home Robot

Standing five feet tall, this intelligent robot is like something out of science fiction. Walker can navigate your home, carry your bags, and even fetch you a beer from the fridge. It’s still a little slow, but that should change in time.

Opté Intelligent Beauty Wand

You know how magazines airbrush cover models using Photoshop? This device does the same thing in real life. The beauty wand takes 200 images a second to analyze your skin. A built-in microprinter then covers blemishes with a special serum.

Opté Intelligent Beauty Wand - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

The Beauty Wand automatically covers blemishes

Samsung Exoskeleton Concepts

It seems only a matter of time before humans start installing bodily upgrades. When they do, Samsung will be ready. The Korean company has developed a range of impressive exoskeletons that support your legs during every step.

Samsung Exoskeleton Concepts - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

Samsung’s exoskeletons take the weight off your feet (Credit: Engadget)

Spigen Forever Wireless Charging Case

Ossia have previously impressed at CES with wireless charging prototypes. This year, they teamed up with Spigen to create a smartphone case that can be charged by a power transmitter. With a range of 12 feet, it’s the closest thing yet to true wireless power.

Spigen Forever Wireless Charging Case - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

Spigen’s new case can pick up power through the air (Credit: Gizmodo)

Audi Aicon Autonomous Electric Car

In years to come, cars won’t have pedals or even a steering wheel. The Audi Aicon was made for this driverless future, with no physical controls, and space-age looks. Unlike many concept cars, this one should actually go into production — expect to see a limited run in 2021.

Audi Aicon Autonomous Electric Car - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

The Audi Aicon is scheduled to arrive in 2021

InuBox Automated Dog Toilet

Imagine a world where dogs have their own self-flushing toilet…wouldn’t that be great? Well, that utopian vision could come true later this year, thanks to InuBox. This device senses when your canine has finished their business, and clears away the poop.

InuBox Automated Dog Toilet - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

Meet InuBox, the automated indooor dog toilet (Credit: MakeUseOf)

Rokid Glass Project Aurora AR Smart Glasses

This remarkable pair of glasses provides instant translations for the world around you. Using advanced camera systems, SLAM technology and AR visuals, the Rokid glasses can tell you the name of any object in five different languages.

Rokid Glass Project Aurora AR Smart Glasses - 8 futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now)

Rokid Glass offers incredible AR features

Futuristic products

Forward-thinking technology is always exciting. Even if we can only look and not touch, these products still get our minds racing!

What is your favorite gadget from CES 2019? Tell us in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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