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CES 2019: Stunning new gadgets for your home

Last updated on: January 10, 2019 17:58 IST

The Consumer Electronics Show, currently on in Las Vegas, is showcasing exciting new products, enhanced with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.

Rediff.com's Ashish Narsale brings you his favourite picks from the first two days.

 

IMAGE: CES visitors admire the LG Signature OLED TV R. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters
 

The LG Roll-Up television

LG's roll-up television -- the prototype was displayed in CES 2018 -- is here... And boy, is it exciting!

The LG Signature OLED TV R has a flexible OLED display that rolls down in few seconds when not in use and can be rolled out with a click of a button when needed.

Even more exciting... the television can be controlled via voice as it has inbuilt Google and Amazon Alexa voice assistants.

VIDEO: How the LG Signature OLED TV R's roll-up feature works. Video: Kind courtesy lg.com

The media connectivity and the speakers are embedded in the box into which the display retracts.

The television has six different modes including music, clock, frame, mood, lighting and home dashboard where the display is retracted partially or completely according to the mode selected.

 

IMAGE: Dave Das, senior vice president of consumer electronics product marketing at Samsung Electronics America, explains the features of the 98-inch QLED 8K smart television. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters. Next image kind courtesy lg.com

Samsung's massive QLED television

Samsung brought its mammoth 98" QLED television that uses Artificial Intelligence to upgrade the content to an 8k display resolution.

This model will also be available in the 65, 75, 82 and 85 inch variants.

Apple fans can rejoice since this is the first time a third party device brings Apple iTunes movies on television and supports Apple's AirPlay 2 to screen mirror from Apple devices.

The TV also supports Samsung Bixby, Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

 

IMAGE: I P Park, president and chief technical officer, LG Electronics, shares the stage with a LG CLOi robot. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Meet CLOi

LG's robot CLOi aims to make your everyday task easier.

It will be available in seven avatars -- Home, SuitBot, ServeBot, CartBot, GuideBot, CleanBot and PorterBot.

IMAGES: The seven avatars of the LG CLOi Bot. Photograph: Kind courtesy lg.com

The robot, which acts as a smart assistant, can be controlled with voice.

It will take care of your daily automation tasks.

The most fascinating avatar is the SuitBot, an exoskeleton that reminds you of the movie Avatar.

It has been developed to assist those who find walking difficult.

 

IMAGE: Yoon Lee, senior vice president, Samsung America, has his vitals read by a Samsung Bot Care healthcare robot. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Samsung Bot Care

Samsung's Bot Care is directed at health and well being.

Equipped with Artificial Intelligence, it can read your vital signs and call for help when needed.

Samsung has also announced its exoskeleton suit, the Samsung Gems Assist, for those who need help while walking.

In addition, they have announced the Samsung Bot Air, which monitors and purifies air and the Samsung Bot Retail for streamlining ordering products and making payments.

 

IMAGE: John Herring and Yoon Lee of Samsung Electronics America post a photo to the 'Family Board' on a Family Hub smart refrigerator. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Samsung Family Hub fridge

Samsung makes the refrigerator interactive by introducing the Family Hub smart refrigerator.

Its features can be access through a touch display placed on the refrigerator's door.

Listen to music, cast your favourite live television show, check who is at the door, search for recipes, control home automation devices... and these are just some of its features.

Samsung's smart assistant, Bixby, will even read out recipes for you.

Ashish Narsale / Rediff.com
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