One vehicle that may have been overlooked at CES 2020 is the Lightyear One, an electric vehicle covered in solar panels that claims to achieve 450-miles of range from its built-in battery. The five square meters of solar panels cover its roof / hood and is capable of charging the car’s battery with up to 7.5-miles of range an hour. These solar cells are reportedly 20% more efficient than traditional models. Read more for a test drive video from CES 2020 and additional information.
Already have a stable of supercars, and want to recreate the experience of driving them right in the comfort of your own living room? Well, look no further than the Razer ERacing Simulator. Based on how much similar setups have cost, we’d expect this one to clock in north of $100,000+, thanks in part to its two full HD projectors beaming onto a custom-made black projection surface, with 202-degree FOV @ 128 inches for maximum immersion, vibrant colors and deep blacks. Read more for a video and additional information.
Remember the laser-projected keyboards that were very popular a few years ago? Well, think of Samsung’s SelfieType as the evolution of that invention. Making its debut at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, this AI-powered virtual keyboard uses a smartphone’s front-facing camera to track your hands’ movements as you type. The fingers movements are then converted into QWERTY keyboard inputs. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
The Origin PC Big O V2 is the company’s latest hybrid gaming desktop, unveiled at CES 2020 that combines the power and performance of a custom PC with a gaming console. Whether if you want to game on a 4K HDR console or duke it out on a PC with your 240Hz gaming monitor, this desktop system has it covered. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
LG’s latest Rollable TV measures 65-inches and rolls down when desired or up when not in use, almost like a projector screen, but with incomparable technology. Unfortunately, it’s just a concept for now, while the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R is much closer to being ready for consumer purchase. How so? Well, for starters, users can adjust the aspect ratio to allow for specific cinematic experiences, with Full View, Line View and Zero View options. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Samsung’s all-new Q950 nearly eliminates the bezel around the display to create a screen-to-body ratio of nearly 99 percent, the largest in the market. When watching from 10-15 feet away, consumers experience a stunning Infinity Screen effect where the bezels seemingly disappear, thus resulting in an even more immersive viewing experience that eliminates the boundaries between the TV and its surroundings. Read more for a first look straight from CES 2020.
At first glance, this may appear to be a cooling station of sorts, but it’s actually the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, which is being touted as the first truly modular desktop system that utilizes the company’s new ultra-compact N1 chassis. It’s compatible with the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element and seamlessly combines Razer’s minimalistic design language into a gaming chassis to create a one-of-a-kind desktop case, capable of achieving high clock speeds and framerates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Samsung’s Bot Chef is basically an AI-powered service robot that assists chefs as they whip up gourmet dishes. It’s designed to be easy to use and highly versatile, with a sleek exterior that hides its advanced mechatronics. Optimized for kitchen use, it’s capable of a wide range of kitchen tasks, whether it be chopping, whisking, pouring or even cleaning. The chef is based on SARAM, Samsung’s multi-purpose programmable robotic platform, the lightweight robotic manipulator arm has six degrees of freedom, with the diameter, reach and safety of a human arm. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Panasonic has developed the world’s first High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses that feature a Steampunk-inspired design. Not only do they offer a comfortable fit, it’s supposed to make users feel as if they were wearing eyeglasses. They come equipped with a micro OLED panel, co-developed by Kopin Corporation and Panasonic, that can achieve natural smooth images without “Screen door effect”, where the fine lines separating pixels become visible in the displayed image. Read more for a video and additional information.
When people think of high-end drones, DJI usually comes to mind, but Autel Robotics isn’t far behind if at all. The company recently showcased its new consumer drone at CES 2020, and it will definitely turn some heads. The EVO II is touted as the world’s first portable 8K drone, thanks to a modular design with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing 8K video (8000×6000) and 48MP stills. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.