The Consumer Electronics Show, the world's biggest tech show, offers ample opportunity for established technology giants and scrappy startups to show off their latest and greatest inventions, ranging from vehicles coated in E Ink panels to smartwatches that, um, don't tell the time. Because CES offers a chance for creative thinkers to showcase their most out of the box endeavors, there's always plenty of wild and weird envelope-pushing products at each year's convention, and CES 2023 was no exception.
From AI-enabled baby strollers to customizable robot pets , this year's CES, which took place in Las Vegas last week, featured all sorts of curious and useful new announcements—though as always that designation is highly debatable (disco fridge anyone?).
We've taken a deep dive into the hundreds of products making their debut or otherwise elbowing into the limelight and picked out a selection of the most innovative, interesting, and coolest gadgets and gizmos that were on display at CES 2023.
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The world's largest tech trade show also attracts many automakers to Las Vegas to showcase the mobility of the future, represented in this slideshow by BMW's color-changing i Vision Dee.
The concept car uses its numerous sensors to register the identity and position of the person and reacts when they approach, with nine different facial expressions — the exterior colors can also be individualized.
Another major focus this year was on the kitchen, where companies including LG and Samsung pushed the boundaries of appliance technology with LED screens, smartphone apps, and an oven that can live-stream video of your cooking projects.
Whether or not any of these spirited schemes finds widespread favor with the public remains to be seen, but as always, CES never fails to dazzle with the sheer overflow of innovative thinking and all-out design chutzpah.
Without further ado, here are nine of the coolest gadgets from CES 2023 we think you'll find worth a look.
About the authorNathan Eddy is a freelance writer for ITPro Today. He has written for Popular Mechanics, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, FierceMarkets, and CRN, among others. In 2012 he made his first documentary film, The Absent Column. He currently lives in Berlin.