8 hot new gadgets from the world's biggest tech show
Here is a list of the most drool-worthy technology shown at the CES in Las Vegas this year
For a tech enthusiast, a visit to the CES, the world's largest tech event, is worth travelling the extra mile. But if you couldn't make it to Las Vegas, take a look at some of the coolest gadgets that received the loudest cheer:
1 A YOUR VOICE ASSISTANT GETS HUMANOID FIGURE
Meet Lynx, the world's first videoenabled humanoid robot powered by Amazon's Alexa. Created by UBTECH Robotics, it combines robotics with automatic speech recognition, language understanding and search lexa, resulting in a ifelike human-to-robot interface. It is also capable of task management from calendars to emails, play music, and live stream video.
2 A LAPTOP POWERED BY A SMARTPHONE
French company Miraxess has introduced an effective way to turn your smartphone into a laptop. The Mirabook is a laptop without any hardware innards, as an external smartphone provides those vital components. The laptop comes with 13.3-inch full HD display, along with an on-board battery that can be used for up to 24 hours, and is capable of recharging a mobile phone.
The company plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign and will offer the Mirabook for around $300
3 THIS BED GOES TO WORK WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP
CES unveiled Sleep Number 360 smart bed that senses and automatically adjusts to help you sleep soundly. Apart from ensuring self-adjusting comfort, the bed has a foot-warming feature to make you fall asleep faster and automatic snore detection and adjustment. It also understands your bedtime routine and a smart alarm wakes you up at the optimal moment. Available from the first half of 2017
4 JEWEL A SMART RING IS YOUR NEXT
If you believe fitness trackers have always traded style for function, the new Motiv smart ring is for you. It's a fitness tracker that's shaped like a ring. Designed to be worn 24X7, it measures your active minutes, heart rate, calories burned, distance covered, sleep pattern and step count.Made of ultralight Titanium, it is waterproof up to 5 ATM and will look stylish on your finger.
5 UNDERWATER DRONE CAN BE YOUR FISHING CHEAT
Unveiled at CES this year, the PowerRay aquatic drone is designed to `redefine recreational fishing', says creator PowerVision. The drone's sonar detects fish up to 40 metres away, while the bot itself can dive up to 30 metres. A WiFi connection sends data, video, and images up to distances of 70 metres to an iOS and Android app. It also claims to lure the fish with a blue light.
Pre-orders start on February 27
6 LOOKS MATTER AND SO DOES THE MIRROR
The world's first smart beauty mirror, Hi-Mirror Plus, helps assess skin conditions, and offer customised makeup suggestions. It is designed with LED lights to simulate five different lighting scenarios. The lights help one to apply makeup for the appropriate occasion. It also records and saves skin analysis results over a period of time, allowing users to keep a track of their improvements.
7 A LOYAL ROBOT NANNY
Meet Kuri, a little home robot with a cheerful personality. Essentially a mobile security camera with smart-home control capabilities, Kuri can roam your home checking on your kids and pets when you're not around. Kuri is quick to learn a home's floor plan, capture photos and videos with its eyes, recognise faces and is equipped with sounddetection technology.
8 CRUISE SMART ON AN ANDROID-POWERED SUPER BIKE
LeEco's two new connected smart bicycles -a road and a mountain bike -feature Android 6.0-powered BikeOS system displayed on a fourinch touchscreen that runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable battery. The system provides turn-by-turn navigation tailored for bicycle riding, and comes with a full suite of onboard sensors to meet your fitness goals.