25 Innovative CES 2017 Smart Home Gadgets That We Tested
Robot Dancing CES 2017, ended with VR and of course a smart home gadget. Some products that claim to revolutionize smart homes aren’t exactly that impressive. But when we covered the topic of smart houses at CES 2017, a number of big brands and new startups turned their eyes.
Sleep Number 360:
The Sleep Number steals a show at CES 2017 for smart home tech with the Bed Number 360, which warms your feet, tracks your sleep, and makes adjustments when you roll out in the middle of the night. It also has an automatic snoring detection and raises the top of the bed to eliminate snoring. The Smart Alarm feature by Bed will wake people up when they sleep lightly so as not to fall asleep.
The Sleep Number 360 is very comfortable and the adjustments are so smooth that I can sleep through them with ease. This is the “smartest” bed I’ve ever seen, and it will be interesting to see how the bed features for daily use. The beds will be available in stores and online in the first half of 2017.
Playbulb makes smart home gadgets such as Bluetooth light bulbs, ball color changing table lights, and other speakers, among others. Their latest lights are designed for kids, and we think kids of all ages will love their favorite animal shapes.
Playbulb is also a manufacturer of smart candles. It’s not new (they’re currently available on Amazon), and they’re a little artificial—they pop off when you blow out it like a normal candle. But we’re impressed by how simple and cool these little candles are, especially if you’re one of the crazy parents who doesn’t want a fire around your kids.
TP-Link announced several new products and Google Home compatibility. One of the new devices that stand out is the WiFi Range Extender Smart Plug. Smart plugs are nice, but the added functionality to meet the dead zone is a nice added value. They also announced a new router that can communicate with up to 4 devices simultaneously. This is important for a smart home where a few devices that are connected communicate simultaneously. Two cameras were also announced to make use of its high-end smart lights.
Kalpana came from last year. Kids don’t need to use their imagination to turn their toys; Now they can do it using technology. Play-Douch allows Play-DOH objects to be scanned using cellular applications. After being scanned, a 3D version of your object is created that you can play with. Objects can be moved around the virtual world and even have a unique personality to their design. Pretty impressive what they can achieve with children’s toys. It was also surprising that it was only $40 and was still available.
It’s one of our favorite CES 2017 smart home devices to try. Simply show the remote on the smart device and change the interface to control the device. First, it looks like IR uses long-range light or to control the TV as you direct it. But in reality, the Intake works by mapping your living room with three ball sensors that know exactly what you show up to. It’s very precise and you can swipe left and right without showing them to change tools.
It seems very useful as it is interacting with smart devices very fast. Voice commands are very comfortable, but not friendly or fast. We also like that you can program various items at home for special tasks. For example, when he gestures to the door to consume, the interface changes to order an Uber.
Mueral smart art:
The mural is one of the smart gadgets that you must understand. With a library consisting of 30,000 modern and classic artworks, it takes up your wall space as the artwork rotates every day or hourly. The screen is LCD and has a matte layer, which reduces glare and looks like a work of art until you get closer. It looks impressive and would be a perfect gift for the hipsters in your life.
Using simple friction movements, you can manually switch between different works of art. This application allows users to create a playlist and set their mural painting to discovery mode.
Honeywell shows off two new cameras at the CES 2017 Smart House booth: Lyric C1 and C2. Song C1 is 720p and C2 is 1080p. Both have dual audio, 8GB internal storage, night vision, and a detection zone. What makes this security camera so special is their storage. Honeywell representatives tell us that the camera continues to record and store on camera before uploading to the cloud. That way, there is no difference in recording compared to a security camera that starts recording when motion is detected. The camera also works in a Songs app, so you can control your thermostat songs and security cameras in one place.
Honeywell will offer 24-hour free cloud storage, with paid options expanding from there. The camera is equipped with a free 8GB microSD card.
SpinTales by TILT:
The increase in reality increases, especially with the popularity of Pokemon Go. Spin Stories has created playing mats and covered beds for kids, who can interact using AR. Spin tales show nuts that grow from beds and a tiger jumps off mats. It’s hard to imagine that kids (and adults) aren’t having fun with him. Unlike Pokemon Go, this application will not cause your child to run blindly in front of strangers.
Samsung Family Hub 2.0:
Samsung appears in the kitchen as the center of your family with its culinary. Now the refrigerator will recognize the sound and you can get the food from your refrigerator. You can also add things to two lists, calendars, shopping lists, and see the weather. Initially, everything people do with pen and paper in the refrigerator is now done in your sound and screen. Leave a love note (or anger) for your kids or partner.
From now on, all Samsung French Door models will be family hubs that have been built and their existing models have been improved with the latest software. In short, smart fridges will become more “normal” in 2017.