The most innovative gadgets and inventions from CES 2024

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By Amanda Fung

The most innovative gadgets and inventions from CES 2024

The Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, of 2024 just closed its curtains this past Friday and to say it has left the tech community buzzing would be an understatement. Known to be the ultimate stage for debuting some of the most groundbreaking tech on the planet, CES has also become the biggest platform for other experimental inventions to make their first appearances. We sifted through the ocean of gadgets and technology that flooded this year’s CES floor and compiled the seven most interesting and fascinating tech products you need to see.  


Rabbit R1 by Rabbit

Coming in at half the size of an iPhone with a 2.88-inch touchscreen is Rabbit R1, a handheld AI assistant inspired by the forgotten simplicity of phones. Designed in collaboration with Teenage Engineering, this cute and compact bright orange device is made to navigate your smartphone apps and carry out actions on your behalf. It does this by way of Rabbit OS, its software that runs on a Large Action Model (LAM). This LAM responds to voice commands to complete tasks like checking the weather, controlling music, booking rides from point A to point B, shopping online, and more. 

To add, Rabbit OS has translating capabilities that span a multitude of languages—including Malay—and soon enough, it will be able to speak and understand languages in multilingual conversations. The device features a camera, an analog scroll wheel, speakers, and microphones with 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. Priced at US$199, the Rabbit R1’s initial order of 10,000 units has already been sold out, according to Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu, who currently owns the only working model of this device. Its next batch, scheduled for the spring, has also reportedly been sold out. 

Find out more about stocks and waiting lists at the Rabbit official website


BMind by Baracoda

BMind, the world’s first AI-powered smart mirror, was also introduced at CES this year and was honoured with a CES Innovation Award in the smart home category. Developed by French software company Baracoda, BMind was developed with mental wellness in mind and provides experiences and recommendations based on its users’ mood and mental state. Think of it as a wellness and meditation app taken out of your phone and placed in your bathroom. 

The mirror runs on a brand new smart mirror software from the CareOS platform, gathering information through Computer Vision and Large Language Models (LLMs) that translate your expressions, gestures, and language into lights, sounds, and displays. Its lighting system adapts to your mood and an AI-powered virtual wellness coach helps guide you through exercises and other habits that can help curb loneliness and even spark self-improvement. 

The BMind will be available for purchase near the end of 2024.


Holobox and Holobox Mini by Holoconnects

Ever wanted to bring your video calls to the next dimension? Cue the Holobox and Holobox Mini by Holoconnects, leading provider of holographic technology solutions. Looks-wise, the Holobox is akin to a phone booth or tiny closet. Its 86-inch transparent 4K LCD screen displays 3D renderings of the person you’re talking to so it seems like you’re having a face-to-face conversation even though they might be miles away. 

The Holobox Mini is the desktop-sized version of the Holobox that is particularly useful for video calls and office work. The Holobox and its compact counterpart stand out for their simple setup process, giving older and more complex hologram setups in other products a run for their money. All you need is a power outlet and a white wall as a background for your Holobox setup to be complete. 

The Holobox and Holobox Mini pricing lists are now available on the Holoconnects official website


PureWash E930 Bidet by Kohler

If you’re a loyalist to high-tech Japanese toilets, pay attention. Kohler revealed its voice-controlled bidet, the PureWash E930 bidet, that promises an affordable smart toilet experience without you having to actually buy a brand new toilet. This bidet seat is particularly noteworthy for this season because of its compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. With the PureWash E930, you can activate a gentle bidet spray, change your seat temperature, and more without having to touch anything. However, it does come with a remote control if you would prefer to stay on the down low with your toilet commands. 

Functions-wise, the bidet does everything your run-of-the-mill automated bidet seat does with heated seating, adjustable water temperatures and pressure, different spray modes, and an air dryer. There’s even a ‘child mode’ on the remote that activates a gentler bidet spray. To take advantage of the Kohler ecosystem, you can also connect your bidet seat to the Kohler Konnect app to set up your preferred presets. Best of all, you’ll never have to stumble around in the dark at night looking for your toilet anymore thanks to the LED lighting that illuminates the bidet. 

Priced at US$1,289.40, the Kohler PureWash E930 is available for order today.


MouthPad by Augmental

In a leap forward for accessibility, Augmental’s MouthPad finally made an appearance with its first public demo at CES 2024. The tongue-operated mouse pad was developed as a solution to accessibility issues for those who might have impaired mobility in their fingers or other disabilities that hinder their ability to use the touch screens on computers, smartphones, or tablets. Augmental calls the device “an 11th finger” that people can use to interact with their devices hands-free.

The MouthPad comes with five-plus hours of continuous battery life, can be connected to your devices from the moment you take it out of the box, and is completely wireless. The pressure-sensitive touchpad sits across the roof of your mouth and detects every motion of your tongue, translating them to cursor movements and clicks. At approximately 0.7mm thin, the MouthPad user experience can be compared to that of wearing a retainer. Each MouthPad will be custom-made for every order and constructed using dental-grade materials and 3D printing. 

You can join the MouthPad waiting list on Augmental’s official website


LG Signature OLED T by LG

Bid adieu to the days of having a stagnant black screen in your living room when your TV isn’t in use, and say hello to LG’s 77-inch Signature OLED T, a transparent OLED TV. One of a few gadgets that brought to life the transparent technology that has been spotted at CES events of recent years, this LG TV combines 4K OLED display technology with the brand’s wireless video and audio transmission technology. 

The TV is fitted with a transparent film on the back of it that you can adjust to a higher level so your TV will look like a normal OLED screen or a lower level to allow for a more transparent display even when on. For when your TV is off, you can set it to remain transparent or customise your screen to look like a fish tank or fireplace. With its transparent screen, your TV is guaranteed to fit into any room regardless of theme or aesthetic and can make your space feel more open. 

The OLED T will be available in stand-alone, against-the-wall, or wall-mount options at some point later this year. 


Perfecta by Seergrills

Your barbecues are about to get a lot smarter. Seergrills’ Perfecta is the world’s first AI-powered grill that can cook your steaks, pizzas, and more to perfect doneness at record speeds. Taking home a CES Innovation Award, the grill is fitted with five modes—grill, pizza, oven, rotisserie, and chef—that can be selected via the touchscreen. Once you’ve selected your cooking mode, specify your food type, desired doneness, and sear level … and that’s it! 

While the grill, pizza, oven, and rotisserie functions embrace the grill’s automatic nature, chef mode is also available for when you want to have free reign and full control of the grills. Powered by its NeuralFire technology, the grill combines your preferences with the data collected from its smart sensors to control its burner systems that cook your food. No flipping is required thanks to its dual vertical infrared burners that operate hand-in-hand with AI algorithms and the sensors, serving up restaurant-quality food in minutes. 

The Perfecta will be available for US$3,500 in the second half of 2024.



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