It’s a wrap! CES 2020 is Ubergizmo’s 15th CES and we have been delighted by all the new tech, innovations, cool products that we have seen.
For us, it’s also a great time to meet again with media colleagues, and industry insiders with whom we have worked for so long. Thank you all!
Here’s our Best of CES 2020, a list of products that particularly resonated with us, sorted by alphabetical order:
Designed for “pro gamers” ASUS’ 360Hz gaming monitor hits all the right notes to make it a dream gaming monitor for savvy gamers as well: 24.5-inch is the favorite size for pros who need to have everything in their field of view because at that level milliseconds can be the difference between life and (virtual) death.
Spotted during ShowStoppers at CES, we noticed that Brilliant had added a new and affordable dimmer switch to their line of products. This seems innocuous, but that makes their whole system much more affordable as the previous option was to buy expensive controllers to use as very fancy switches. We loved the interface and the general idea of Brilliant Controls, and now their system feels complete.
There are nearly 300M of blind or low-vision people in the world. The Dot technology is the Braille equivalent of a pixel and can be used to create interactive and programmable Braille displays. With it, it is possible to create devices such as the Dot Mini, which is an eBook reader for the blind which has access to hundreds of thousands of books.
CES was a good opportunity for Honor to introduce the Honor Magic Watch 2 outside of Asia where it launched prior to the show. Promising “up to” 14 days of battery life, great fitness features and more importantly a very attractive design, it’ll make you want to wear it – hat’s the hardest part when it comes to wearable devices. It can be found in the U.S on Amazon (import).
In a first, the ThinkBook Plus is a premium 13.3-inch thin & light laptop that comes with a large E-ink screen on which users can read books (24 hrs of battery life), annotate PDFs or take written notes using the included stylus. A Bold move that we hope will stick because this is a stroke of genius.
If you read Ubergizmo you saw this coming. The world’s first Foldable display computer, The ThinkPad X1 Fold, has arrived and its form-factor is a game-changer. People will be surprised at how compact and easy to carry this is. With the included physical keyboard, it is a full-on PC once unfolded. Everything has been thought out, down to the smallest detail.
Most people don’t know that about 10% of the population suffers from dyslexia. Leveraging over 20 years of R&D the Lexilight Lamp uses a combination of pulsed and modulated light, which erases the mirroring effect of dyslexia to improve the reading experience for almost all dyslexic people.
A growing number of gamers opt to play on their television, and that does not just include console gamers, but PC owners as well. In late 2019, LG started to enable NVIDIA’s G-Sync smooth gaming technology in its OLED TVs. At CES, LG showed its commitment to gamers by integrating G-Sync in all its 2020 OLED TVs. This makes the LG OLED TVs the best TVs for gaming.
The Netatmo Homekit Smartlock comes with physical NFC keys that you insert into the lock to open doors. Not only this is faster than using your phone with the app, but you can also open several locks with the same key, and everything can be revoked or reprogrammed at will. Love the idea!
A leader in in-car infotainment systems, we knew that Qualcomm would eventually step in the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) at some point, and the Snapdragon Ride platform was designed to go all the way to Level 4+ which is pretty much full autonomy (self-driving). The power-efficiency of the system is so high that it can be air-cooled.
Back in the days, gaming PCs had to be huge and heavy, but these days gamers enjoy having slick-looking and discrete gaming rigs. The RAZR Tomahawk chassis takes things to the extreme with an exquisitely clean design and exemplary modularity. We suspect that it has been created with Creative users in mind. You can change all the components without tools, although having a Philips screwdriver has to be a minimum.
Launched as a prototype in Korea, the Samsung Sero Landscape+Portrait TV is the biggest and most expensive phone accessory ever built, but it may be the optimum way to use YouTube, Instagram or other phone-native media services on a big screen. It will follow your phone’s orientation and show social updates as you’ve never seen them. Obviously it’s also a regular TV if your phone is taking a break.
You might know TCL for its televisions, but soon you will hear of their branded phones (TCL owns the Alcatel and Blackberry brands too). The TCL 10 Pro has a great looking AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 765G processor and a 64 Megapixel primary camera. It looks and feels nice, but at $500 for the 5G version, your wallet might be particularly grateful for the wonderful value/price.
We like the elegant design and the “real watch” feel of the Withings ScanWatch, but the true potential lies inside, as it is the most medical-focused that detects the symptoms of apnea and also informs you about an irregular heartbeat. It also lets you monitor the oxygen saturation in your blood which can reveal breathing or circulation.