The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the year's largest and buzziest tech events, providing a first look at next-generation TVs, laptops, smart home devices, cars, and more. CES is the world's most influential technology event, serving as a testing ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world's most powerful brands do business and meet new partners, and where the brightest innovators take the stage. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) owns and produces CES, which showcases every aspect of the technology industry.
CES features manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems, and other products. It also includes a conference programme in which the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers address the most pressing issues in the industry.
Homes are becoming smarter and managing themselves in a more efficient manner through smartphones and tablets with a number of connected appliances. CES presented the latest innovations in smart home technology, including basic security monitoring, smart appliances, lighting, window coverings, irrigation, entertainment systems, and more. Here are five such innovations of smart home technology showcased at CES that you may be interested in:
Shelly Smoke alarm
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Shelly, a division of Allterco Robotics, Ltd., unveiled eight new smart home automation products. This included Shelly Plus Smoke, a smoke alarm of the future with sound and LED indicators. The Shelly Plus Smoke Alarm is a clever photoelectric smoke alarm that is effective at detecting slow fires that smoulder for several hours before bursting into flame. If smoke is found, the Shelly Plus Smoke Alarm will send a notification to the user's smartphone. "Embedded webhooks allow Shelly Plus Smoke to execute pre-set smart scenes such as an "Emergency Scene" that instantly opens the blinds, activates the house ventilation system, and turns off all of the appliances," according to a press release from the company. The device can also be integrated with other smart home devices, such as smart lights and fans, to automatically turn on in case of emergency. Additionally, it supports voice control through devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The Shelly Smoke Alarm is an effective and convenient fire prevention and protection solution in a smart home setup.
LG's PuriCare Aero Furniture
Aero Furniture, a line of tables with an air purifier, mood lighting, and wireless charging for your gadgets crammed within, is the result of LG's most recent attempt to make air purifiers more "creative" and less of an eyesore. It offers air purification, wireless charging, and ‘mood lighting’. The PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture design has a flat top with a wireless charging station for compatible devices like phones or headphones and a circular tower base that holds the air 360-degree purifier.
On the underside of the tables are buttons that regulate the airflow, the eight different mood lighting options, and turn the device on and off. Indicators that show Wi-Fi connectivity, air quality, air flow strength, and upgrade status are also located close to the edge of the tables. It's a sophisticated little air purifier that may be used in many settings. The tabletop can be round or track, and users can select from rose, yellow, and grey for the foundation.
The plastic used to make the new LG air purifier is recyclable and comes from old appliances. With its filter, dust collector, and deodorization systems, it provides comfort for the home. These enhance the quality of the surrounding air.
LG'S MoodUP refrigerator
The new MoodUP refrigerator is the highlight of LG's appliances this year, and this marvel of smart home design goes far beyond replaceable custom panels. At its press presentation for CES 2023, LG unveiled more of its MoodUP refrigerator, which was first introduced at the end of the previous year(Opens in a new window). This large, bulky refrigerator has a number of different panels that may change colour with the use of a smartphone app. The lower panels may be any one of 19 different tints, while the upper panels may be any one of 22 colours.
Even the built-in Bluetooth speaker allows you to play music while the lights adjust to the music. A door's light panel will flicker if you leave it open too long until you close it. When you get close to the refrigerator, the lights will briefly blink in greeting. The most intriguing feature, though, is that if you knock on one of the panels, it will turn translucent and you will be able to view what's inside. With the MoodUP refrigerator, LG manages to emphasize both innovative technology and good looks without neglecting refrigerator fundamentals.
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Kohler stillness bath
Kohler's smart home solutions for the bathroom seek to improve moments either through simple innovations or all-encompassing wellness experiences. By generating a transforming, sensory experience, Stillness Infinity Experience elevates bathing into a sanctuary for self-care and well-being. The Silence Bath has an ergonomic interior and a clean, simple exterior that is encircled by a wooden grate, creating an indoor spa environment. The Stillness Infinity Experience offers a profound sense of calmness and peace by drawing inspiration from the calming influences of nature. The combination of water, lighting, fog, and essential oils creates a sensory experience that is meant to calm the mind and body and revive the spirit. Beginning with a calming sound, water fills the bath from the bottom and overflows into the Hinoki wood moat. After going through a filter, water from the moat is recycled into the spa. Without needing to add extra water, this enables the sensation of overflowing water and a temperature that is maintained up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The bath is surrounded by full-spectrum lighting, which produces a chromotherapy effect. Essential oils can be added to the bath's experience tower, which emits fragrances to excite the senses and encourage relaxation. Fog envelops the water's surface, submerging the bather.
Stillness Infinity Experience additionally provides pre-planned adventure tours to support general well-being. The trips are inspired by the senses evoked by the beauty of the natural surroundings, such as a walk through the forest or a dawn at the sea.
Kohler H2wise water system
There are different kinds of water monitoring systems that are present in the market, but the new system which was presented by Kohler is entirely different in its own manner. With the Kohler H2Wise Smart Water Monitoring Systems, you'll never waste water again which was powered by Phyn, they track water use in your home. Choose between the H2Wise and H2Wise+, which both learn the distinct pressure signature of each faucet, sink, shower, and appliance. As a result, you can track where water is used and even if there is a leak somewhere. Moreover, they provide pre-freeze warnings. They are useful in the event of a major leak because they have remote shutoff functionality. Furthermore, compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, they allow for voice-activated status information. So you can ask the device how much water you’ve used that day or month. They are useful in the event of a major leak because they have remote shutoff functionality. The Kohler smart water system offers a convenient and efficient way to manage water usage at your home or workplace.
CES 2023 showcased the latest advancements in smart home technology, including innovative products. These products aim to improve the smart home experience by integrating various functionalities, such as air purification, wireless charging, mood lighting, and sensory experiences. The convenience of having everything at your fingertips is made possible through the operation of all these devices through their respective apps on your smartphone. You can control your home from anywhere, set routines, and receive alerts and notifications with these smart home products, making your life easier and more manageable.
Aura is highly anticipating the introduction of new products into the smart home segment and intends to incorporate these products into the Aura Platform, thereby broadening the capabilities and offerings of its home automation solution. This is an exciting time for both the smart home industry and for Aura, as they continuously strive to offer their users the latest and most innovative technologies in the smart home space.