This story is part of Here our editors bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the fully virtual CES 2021.
All of it being digital is weird for sure, but the amount of luxurious, weird, and wacky products on display on Day 1 brought a sense of familiarity. Day 2 keeps that momentum going, although things feel far more futuristic here. In the true sense of the word – a flying car was one of the big concepts of the day.
Although Day 2 is coming to an end, the show is not over yet. In addition to a Microsoft Keynote on Wednesday and an ongoing series of new product announcements from companies around the world, Thursday will bring Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event.
Let’s get conceptual
Razor has made it a tradition to show off conceptually Gadgets at CES, and it becomes one of the highlights of the show every year. In 2021, Razer has two such concepts: Project Brooklyn and Project Hazel.
First up is Project Brooklyn,. It’s also the display: a transparent 180-degree OLED. In addition to this cutting-edge technology, Project Brooklyn also has carbon fiber and leather bucket seats with haptic vibration and RBG lighting. Obviously.
Second is. It’s an N95 mask full of tech: audio processing pods that relieve your voice, active ventilation and auto-sterilization, a sheath that doubles as a UV sterilizer. And LED RBG lighting.
So yes, both are fascinating. However, Razer’s CES concepts don’t typically result in actual products. So don’t expect any either. That said Acer has a similar (albeit less slender) chair in the . The British company Binatone also showed its own technically jammed mask at CES. . It’s not as fancy as the Razer’s, but it’s real and costs $ 50 – far less than the Razer’s.
GM brings us closer to the Jetsons
On On Monday, Samsung showed off a series of robots designed to help around the house, a small step towards living like the Jetsons. General Motors is helping us take a giant leap. . It’s called eVTOL, or (electric) Verticle TakeOff and Landing Droid.
“We are preparing for a world in which advances in electric and autonomous technology enable personal air travel,” said GM design chief Michael Simcoe. GM is now joining people like usand , Companies that also work on flying vehicles.
On day 1 of CES there were many TV competitions between Samsung and LGKorea’s two major electronics giants. Day 2 was a processor battlefield, with Nvidia and AMD each giving their own keynotes.
Nvidia, the reigning graphics card champion,. On the high end was the RTX 3080 for those who are really serious about their game (like esports serious), which starts at $ 1,999. While this offers tremendous performance for 4K gaming and intensive video editing, the GPU on the lower end of the spectrum is equally notable. The RTX 3060 is only $ 329, and Nvidia says it’s ten times more powerful than the GTX 1060. In other words, you can play most of the big new games on it, though you may have to push the resolution down.
While AMD makes GPUs, his keynote on Tuesday was more about laptop CPUs. It’s announced Lenovo, Asus and HP Committed to Ryzen 5000 laptops later that year. AMD insists that this means thinner, lighter, and more powerful laptops. These CPUs will compete with Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake H35 Chips that were announced on Tuesday., with brands like
Oh and just for fun Samsung Galaxy S21. The phone will get one but hey it’s Chip Day so why not show off some merchandise early?this will be the international version of the
Mono-screen laptops are a match
Chips are cool, but what about the actual machines they are housed in?
Just as phone manufacturers are trying to stay one step ahead of the curve with rolling, foldable displays, laptop manufacturers are trying to differentiate themselves with useful new designs. Thinner, lighter, and more powerful is good, but the real innovation in such a mature industry is great.
For Asus, this means doubling the powerful duo line with two screens. This was presented at CESas you can see above, has a 15.6 “display with a secondary 14.1” touchscreen that sits above the keyboard. It’s a beast aimed at performance-loving gamers: it can be configured with a 4K 120Hz panel, with options for AMD or Nvidia graphics.
The company also dropped its new Strix Scar gaming laptop.– the fastest on any laptop.
While Asus invests in brute force, the Chinese brand Lenovo strives for efficiency. Aside from the primary display, it’s new Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i There is an e-ink screen on the lid that allows you to check notifications, your calendar, notes, and more without actually opening the device. It can also be charged via a Lenovo charging mat, so you don’t have to worry about one cable.
Smarter lipstick, smarter perfume
The Internet of Things industry will grow by hundreds of millions of dollars each year. In practice, this means that more everyday objects are filled with intelligent computers. A new example from CES? Lipstick.
Shown at CES last year and unveiled as a real product to buy on Tuesday (available this spring and priced at $ 299).is a device that contains three liquid lipstick cartridges. With the help of an included brush, you can blend the colors to get the exact color and shade you’re looking for.
It is similar with Ninu, an intelligent fragrance. Inside there are three fragrances in three different bottles. Ninu connects to your phone and an app lets you mix fragrances with each other and customize them exactly to your taste. Obviously, this could go very wrong so there is an AI assistant in the app to help you avoid smelling like trash.
The future what?