CES 2017, Las Vegas has ended, and a significant number of tech companies poured its stalls with products that boasted of something unique and useful, and while there were some which failed terribly, there were some that stood out too.
Here we look at five such devices that impressed us thoroughly and would be an excellent addition to our world. Let us know in the comments below if there is some cool tech that you liked at CES 2017 that we haven’t listed out here.
1. Coros Linx Helmet
Coros have designed a super cool piece of safety equipment which not only protects you from breaking your head in case of a collision but also delivers your favourite tunes while you ride your bike while keeping you aware of ambient noises, gives you the ability to answer calls on the go and more.
The Linx Helmet comes for $199 and is well-worth the money spent to purchase it. The audio from the helmet gets delivered via bone conduction technology, which essentially means that your ear canals won’t be covered while you’re listening to music and that won’t hinder your ability to avoid potentially dangerous situations on the road.
The entire setup comes with a smart remote which can be attached to your bike’s handlebar. In addition to all this, there is also an app that lets you save rides and routes, and you can also hear the navigation commands via the audio delivery system of the helmet.
2. Razer Valerie
Razer has announced a new prototype laptop with three screens at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and it looks awesome, and although there are doubts about its practicality, the laptop looks like Razer Blade Pro on beast mode.
The laptop bears a striking resemblance to the Razer Blade Pro, which was announced in 2016, except for its multiple sliding 17.3-inch 4K IGXO displays — which are a feature unique to desktops, making it easier for people to have a wide-screen view enabling a better gaming experience
The sliding screens have a lighting strip on their base which makes the entire setup scream cool! The exact specs of Project Valerie are still unknown, it comes with the same Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and backlit mechanical keyboard as the Pro.
The only thing that haunted Razer at CES 2017 was that two of their machines were stolen from their press room.
3. Faraday FF91
The FF91 — a 1050 HP churning beast which can hop the meter from 0-60 in under 2.39 secs — has to be one of the fastest electric car produced, if not the fastest as the company claims.
There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Faraday Future 91, and if the company can deliver on their promise of specs as well as delivery, Tesla would surely have something to worry about.
Anyone interested in buying the car can pre-book it for $5000, which is refundable, at their official website and will also have the option to upgrade to the limited edition ‘Alliance’ models.
The cars are expected to be delivered in 2018, and if the company can deliver on their promise, it sure will be a show stopper.
4. Griffin Reserve Case
The $99.99 worth Reserve case comes with a 3.5mm connector to plug in your favourite set of headphones.Not only does the battery case provide your iPhone with extra juice to power the device, but also attends to your music needs.
It also gets a bigger battery in its case than Apple’s official battery pack which is priced at $99. Apple’s battery pack gets a 2365 mAh battery while Griffin Reserve gets a 3000 mAh battery pack.
The Reserve case also charges via your iPhone’s Lightning charging connector — meaning no need to carry an extra USB to charge the case.
There have been loads of battery cases for iPhone on the market that offer a 3.5mm audio jack, but unlike other power cases for iPhone, Griffin’s Reserve has the MFi certification from Apple, making it potentially less dangerous to your device’s longevity.
5. PowerRay Submersible Drone
As we were expecting, drones are now going to dive underwater too. Going out fishing? Take your new buddy alongwith, not only does it find fish for you using its sonar technology combined with LED lights, but will also film your catch in 4K.
The drone is designed to withstand underwater pressure for up to 30 metres and can detect fishes within a distance of 40 metres.The drone can be connected to a iOS or Android app and can send data, videos and images to it from over 70 metres away via Wi-Fi.
VR experience also has been integrated with the drone to give you a first-person experience as the drone fetches fish for you. Not only that, you can control the drone’s movement by just tilting your head too. You can pre-book these babies from this February onwards.