CES, the world’s largest consumer technology show, celebrated its 50th anniversary this month with more than 3,800 exhibitors and 175,000 attendees on-site at Las Vegas Convention Center. While it’s tough narrowing down the megashow’s top up-and-coming products, we gave it our best shot with these 10 nifty gadgets.
Are you listening, friends in the hotel biz? Sleep Number’s smart bed senses movements to automatically adjust the firmness of the mattress for optimal comfort. It also gently warms feet and can raise one side of the bed to cease your partner’s snoring. It’s not out yet, but is expected to release within the year. Until then we’ll be dreaming of the incredible zzz’s we’ll log on this baby.
As you may recall, we covered Polaroid Snap in 2016. Now meet its big sister, Polaroid Pop. Releasing in late 2017, the digital camera is a modern take on the classic Polaroid camera, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Unlike the Snap, Pop’s prints are true to the classic 3-by-4-inch size. The camera also connects to your mobile device using a dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip, so don’t worry—you can still post those snaps to Instagram.
Moms, this is the breast pump you’ve been dreaming of. Willow is a wearable breast pump that fits inside your bra, allowing you to go about your day (somewhat) normally. That means no external tubes, cords or dangling bottles—and say goodbye to needing a private place to pump. Willow goes on sale in spring.
Lightweights everywhere can breathe a bit easier thanks to the world’s first wearable alcohol monitor. The device is integrated into an Apple Watch band (also available as a stand-alone wearable) and tracks your blood alcohol level in real time, notifying you when you need to slow down or stop drinking so you can get home safely.
Shopping may be changed forever with the rollout of Tanvas, a display using haptic technology that allows you to feel what you see on your touch screen. Buying a pair of corduroys online? Move your fingers across the material on the screen and the vibrations will mimic its texture.