Even though CES is known for TVs, robots, and cars, it’s also known to offer a dazzling assortment of smaller pieces of tech that can only be described as gadgets. This year’s show offered a pretty interesting assortment of breakthrough technologies, so we roamed the floor and dug through all the press releases to find eight of the coolest gadgets announced during CES 2018. Some of which ship in just a few weeks, while others might never see the light of day if the past is prologue.
Watching the bicyclists speed down New York streets while staring at their phones is scary enough. Integrating a 4-inch Android touchscreen into the bicycle for navigation, music playback and walk-talkie talking to other people not watching where they’re going, as LeEco has done, is just asking for trouble. But useful!
If you’re the sort of person who uses their iPhone for work often (and let’s not kid ourselves, most of us do), then a wireless keyboard might be a great accessory to use when trying to type lengthy emails or documents. Our pick for best iPhone keyboard is the Anker Ultra Compact.
Yes. You can trade in your current smartphone at an Apple Store, and if it qualifies, you’ll get immediate credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone. Or you can tell us about your device using the online form and get an instant estimate from our partner. You’ll mail in your device for free, and after a short time, your Apple Store Gift Card will arrive.†
Customize your workspace with ease with the WhiteFox Programmable Mechanical Keyboard. Totally compact, this keyboard gives you fully programmable keys to suit all of your needs. With open source software, the options for each key are endless.
Are you a drinker? We have gadgets for that. Are you a complete nerd? We are too and we have gadgets for that. Are you really cool? Probably not, but we have gadgets for those people as well. Whatever your flavor you certainly will find it. If you can’t find it then you need to search again.
Apple has managed to knock itself off the top spot for best smartwatch with the excellent Apple Watch 3. It will look very familiar to anyone who has the Apple Watch 2, as it’s basically the same frame with different innards, but those innards make all the difference.
Better still, the reinstallation is automatic and should only take a few minutes. The process might delete any data you have saved in these Windows apps, though, so backup anything important before you begin.
Sony’s groundbreaking robot dog is back with some new tricks. Equipped with an artificial intelligence boost for 2018, Aibo can now recognize and respond to multiple family members. And with its wireless cloud connectivity, it can store and process everything that it learns from living with you. Caveat emptor.
Designed as the tiniest spherical camera in the world, Insta360 Nano strives to optimize your 360° virtual reality experience. Easily plugged into your iPhone, it allows you to shoot your 360° photos and videos at any place and any time. This portable gadget flavors your 360° photography with supreme convenience.
FIVE GREAT LENSES IN ONE CARRYING CASE: Awesome mobile photography for back or front facing cameras. Includes 5 quick connect lenses ? telephoto lens, circular polarized lens (CPL), fisheye lens, macro lens and wide angle lens. Combine with your favorite apps to share photos instantly.
The iClever Himbox is a solution for cars that don’t have Bluetooth. If you’re the type of person who makes frequent calls while driving, but also enjoy listening to music or podcasts from your phone, this is definitely worth looking into. It includes a circular mount that’s placed on your dash and draws power from the included charger, which plugs into the cigarette lighter. It works with any USB power source and allows you can use Bluetooth (for music, calls, podcasts or other apps) while simultaneously charging your iPhone—and maybe even other mobile devices. The sound quality is solid. The installation is simple. It’s just a smart, convenient gadget, and it’s inexpensive.
If this year’s $120m juicing flop gave you reason to doubt in human ingenuity, take heart in these incredible inventions to come: from an artificial kidney to a breast pump you might actually want to use
Still uncompromising, unparalleled and unmatched and still featuring a jaw-dropping array of customizable features the R.A.T.7 just took things to a whole new level. Looking ultra fresh in white and silver, with a next generation 6400 DPI sensor that further improves on the incredible tracking and precision of the original, the R.A.T.7 Albino is now even more eye-catching than before.
Great car features start out as quirky ideas, ones you might easily dismiss before you realize their genius. Here’s a rundown of vehicle tech from startups and suppliers that caught our attention — and our best guess on whether the products will make it into cars.