Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas brings us the latest in high-tech gadgetry and home automation; with our lives and our homes becoming more and more integrated with the digital world, the future of some of the peripherals we use every day is moving rapidly towards connectivity and smart technology.
While hundreds of products were announced at this year’s CES, let’s explore five that may be coming to your smart home in the future.
Last year’s CES introduced us to Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator and welcomed one of our most important appliances into the digital world. This year, LG upped the ante with their InstaView Door-In-Door model; the appliance features a panel that allows you a live look in to its contents through the door’s built-in LED panel along with full Amazon Alexa integration – this will allow you to play music as well as start a grocery list and place orders directly on Amazon’s marketplace through conversation with your refrigerator.
Yale NextTouch Wireless Locks | Price Undisclosed
Apple’s iOS is the software running the iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches you carry with you every day. Built into that software is HomeKit – Apple’s home automation tool that already integrates with lights and appliances in many smart homes. At CES, Yale displayed their new wireless lock mechanism which is designed to function seamlessly with your iOS devices and Apple’s HomeKit.
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iRobot’s Roomba has long been the popular name in robotic vacuums, but recognized household appliance and tool manufacturer Black & Decker is throwing themselves into the fold. At the $400 USD price point, their Smartech model is less expensive than the Roomba, but remains competitive in its feature set, including a HEPA filter, 90 minutes of battery life, the ability to automatically detect whether it is on carpet or hardwood floors and offers iOS as well as Android apps.
At only 2.57 millimeters thick, LG displayed a 77-inch OLED TV which impressively clung to the wall like a magnet – or – wallpaper. The TV removes the gap between the wall and itself, but requires the included Dolby Atmos soundbar for audio. For visuals, LG worked with Technicolor in order to provide a theater-accurate picture which correctly delivers Hollywood’s creative vision into your home.
Samsung Wisenet-SmartCam A1 Home Security System | Price Undisclosed
Securing your home and keeping your family and belongings safe is a high priority in many households; Samsung’s new system announced this past weekend intends to do just that. With both indoor and outdoor cameras 1080p and 720p resolutions respectively, this system’s aim is to offer a wide field of coverage in high-definition clarity.