CES 2022 included a lot of announcements about what’s coming next in consumer electronics, from automobiles and phones to laptops, home appliances, and more.
While the epidemic drew fewer people, there was no shortage of fantastic technology to discuss, and I’ve selected a few of my favorites from BMW, Lenovo, Samsung, Autel, Mad Catz, OnePlus, TCL, and Asus.
BMW iX Flow featuring E Ink
This year, innovation comes in many shapes and sizes, and on a wider scale, BMW’s amazing use of color-changing technology for its iX Flow automobile concept is hard to beat.
The E Ink technology in the car allows the driver to alter the color of the microcapsules that make up the car’s bodywork to white, black, or grey. You should watch the entire BMW film to get a true feel of what this technology is capable of.
Gen 3 Lenovo ThinkBook Plus
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 has a large 17.3-inch 3K display with an integrated 8-inch touchscreen on the right side of the keyboard. It’s the ideal partnership for artists and creators who want to improve their multitasking skills, and the extra display may be used as a quick-launch space for apps, or it’s ideal for digital artists with the added pen. With the White Board capability, you may even scribble notes on the screen.
The price will begin at $1,399. Lenovo also unveiled several new ThinkPad and Yoga laptop versions, as well as new peripherals.
Samsung The Freestyle
Samsung’s Freestyle projector will make the notion a whole lot more thrilling. The projector can produce a 30 to 100-inch screen practically anywhere with built-in 360-degree sound and a smart TV experience, and it can be controlled with any Galaxy phone.
The Freestyle also comes with a socket converter that allows it to be plugged into a standard light socket, as well as a battery base for use on the go. In the United States, the projector costs $899, whereas, in Canada, it costs $1,149.
Samsung also unveiled a slew of other intriguing new goods and efforts, including eco-friendly updates, the gigantic Samsung Odyssey Ark curved monitor, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and the latest iteration of their Eco Remote, which now charges from sunlight and harvests Wi-Fi signals.
Autel EVO Nano and EVO Lite
Autel is one of the most well-known drone manufacturers today, and their new EVO Nano and EVO Lite drones provide an appealing choice for drone experts and newbies alike.
With a weight of 249 grams, the EVO Nano series doesn’t require a pilot’s license to fly in Canada, and it’s packed with fantastic features. On the EVO Nano+, this includes a 1/1.28′′ 50 MP CMOS sensor with an RYYB color filter array, smart tracking, obstacle avoidance, flying speeds up to 15 m/s, and up to 28 minutes of flight time.
The new EVO Lite series from Autel features a 1′′ CMOS sensor that can capture up to 6K/30FPS video, 50MP pictures, and a flying range of up to 7.4 miles and 40 minutes. The Nano series starts at $649 US while the EVO Lite starts at $1,249 US.
Mad Catz S.U.R.F. RGB mouse pad
Mad Catz’s gaming equipment includes the S.T.R.I.K.E. 6 gaming keyboard, P.I.L.O.T. gaming headset, G.Y.R.A. gaming chair, and C.A.T. 9 game controller, which were all recently announced. The S.U.R.F. RGB mouse pad, on the other hand, is my favorite new product.
With a soft, precision-enhancing fabric and an RGB border that can display 16.8 million colors and seven lighting effects, the big mouse pad is designed for gamers.
This one will light up the gaming environment, and it’s excellent alongside one of the brand’s keyboards and mice, as RGB displays have taken over more unusual spaces in the home.
Hisense 8K ULED and Laser TVs
At CES 2022, Hisense unveiled their new premium U9H series of Mini LED TVs, including the 85U9H 8K TV, which has a unique 8K PQ process chipset and offers a photo-quality 8K Mini-LED cinematic experience. With a frame rate of 120Hz, the new TV has 4000 illuminated zones and 3000 nit brightness.
The company also unveiled an 8K TriChroma Laser TV with native 8K color formatting, low power, 120 Hz, and AI-powered scene-by-scene optimization that projected 100+ inches.
A laser TV may be a good alternative to regular TVs that take up a lot of space in some houses, but the latest 8K ULED TV is a great hint that many homes will be upgrading to 8K.
OnePlus 10 Pro with Hasselblad camera
With the OnePlus 9, OnePlus and Hasselblad established a unique camera experience, and the 10 Pro takes it a step further with the second generation of Pro camera mode, which can record 10-bit color for more natural colors.
The 10 Pro will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, as well as a 150-degree ultra-wide camera, Movie Mode, and 80W SuperVOOC Flash charging.
OnePlus will provide further information about the 10 Pro within a couple of days, which will be available in North America later in 2022.
TCL Book 14 Go
The 14.1-inch TCL Book 14 Go laptop runs Windows 11 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has a 12-hour battery life as well as a 4G LTE connection. The laptop will cost $349 in the United States.
TCL also unveiled NXTWEAR Air smart glasses, new premium Mini LED TVs with 144Hz refresh rate and 1,000 local dimming zones, and TCL 30 XE and 30 V 5G smartphones.
Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is Asus’s first 17.3-inch folding OLED device, and it’s stunning, with a 4:3 display ratio and a 2.5K touchscreen that folds down to form two 12.5-inch displays.
The overall design of the new Zenbook is stunning, looking fashionable, sleek, and powerful. The laptop is packed with smart features, including Thunderbolt 4, NanoEdge Dolby Vision, and a detachable ASUS ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard.
Other major CES 2022 highlights
It’s impossible to cover everything that was announced at CES 2022, but here are a few more highlights you should check out from the big show:
- Razer Zephyr Pro mask
- Garmin Vivomove Sport watch
- L’Oreal Colorsonic hair colour device
- Black + Decker Bev cocktail maker
- Arcade1Up Pro Series – Killer Instinct
- Aura Air Mini air purifier
- Lenbrook Dali Katch G2 speaker
- Anker 535 Portable Power Station
- Astro Slide phone