CES 2021 was held from January 11 to January 14 of 2021. The trade show introduced hundreds of new products in the technology industry that will define our future. The home interior industry was not left out of that crowd.
CES 2020 had more than 4400 exhibitors, 170,000 attendees, and 2.9 million square feet of exhibit space. Things may have been different this year as the pandemic is still raging, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a blast.
What Is CES 2021?
CES stands for Consumer Technology Association. They host an event each year presenting and debuting new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. It is the most influential tech event in the world.
Because of this, it’s the perfect place for companies of all sizes to announce their new products. While most of the technology introduced is purely electronic, there were plenty of products for the smart home at CES 2021.
The Best Smart Home Products From CES 2021
There were thousands of items debuted at CES 2021, and dozens of smart home gadgets. But we’ve picked out the best smart home products at CES 2021 that deserved to be showcased. This is the future.
Samsung Bot Handy
Let’s face it. This is the single product we were all most excited to hear about. It’s a robot by Samsung called Bot Handy and it’s everything we want a robot to be. The robot will be able to clean your entire house in no time.
We don’t know too much about Bot Handy yet, but it will likely have even more features than we can imagine. Though don’t expect to get your hands on one any time soon.
LOCKLY Duo Smart Lock
Lockly is a smart lock company that has been in business for over 20 years. At this year’s CES, they announced two new lock systems. The Lockly Duo secures the latch and deadbolt of your door with one lock and can be controlled via an app.
The Lockly Guard is their other new smart lock. It has a touch screen, as does the Duo, but it works better for sliding doors. You can add Google Assistant and Alexa integration if it is connected to Wi-Fi.
The best part is that the app can control up to 1000 locks!
Kohler Stillness Bathtub
This may be the coolest bathtub ever announced. The Kohler Stillness bath combines water, steam, lighting, and aroma to create an amazing and relaxing bathing experience. The design itself is sleek and sophisticated.
If you want a spa-like bathroom, there is no better option than this new bathtub by Kohler. It may cost as much or more than a new car, but it just may be worth it as well. Especially if you spend a lot of money on vacations.
Ampere Shower Power Bluetooth Shower Speaker
What began as a Kickstarter fundraiser has become one of the hottest items at CES 2021. Ampere’s Shower Power Speaker is powered by the water running in your shower. All you have to do is turn your shower on and go.
It’s also made from recycled ocean plastic, so this speaker can make you feel good about how you’re helping the environment. Despite its size, Ampere claims the sound quality in this speaker is amazing.
Denon Home Sound Bar 550
The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is a new soundbar that allows users to stream audio over Bluetooth and wi-fi. While this technology isn’t new, Denon’s soundbar supports AirPlay 2 among others.
Denon also designed this soundbar with a six-driver array with best in class audio quality. All-in-all, this soundbar is cheaper than others in its class at $600, so it may be an answer for those who can’t afford to pay over $1000.
Nobi Smart Lamp For the Elderly
It’s always nice to see tech companies release products that will appeal to an older demographic. The Nobi Smart Lamp not only appeals to them but was designed for them. Nobi lamps can detect falls, not just report them when prompted.
The Nobi Smart Lamp is designed to look subtle, just like any other lamp. But it can detect falls and contact emergency numbers when they do detect one. Then, the person contacted can gain access via the app installed on their phone.
CareOS Themis Smart Mirror
Have you ever heard of a smart mirror? Well, CareOS has introduced a new smart mirror known as the CareOS Themis Smart Mirror and it may be the smart mirror to end all others. Each mirror has a mind of its own.
By simply looking at and gesturing to the mirror, you can get tips and personalized info on how to improve your health. CareOS gives each household member their own profile that is secured with facial recognition.
Panasonic Nanoe EH-NA67-W Hair Dryer
You can never have a hairdryer that is good enough for your hair. Bu the Panasonic Nanoe EH-NA67 comes pretty close. The patented nanoe™ technology draws moisture from the air to create moisture-rich particles that are small enough to penetrate hair shafts.
According to Panasonic, they are 1000 times more moisture-packed, keeping your hair moisturized and free from damage. The only reason one doesn’t blowdry is to protect their hair. Now there’s now excuse!
Philips Hue Amarant Linear Spotlight
Philips Hue Amarant Linear Spotlight gives your home an ambient glow. The light is under $200 and can be controlled via an app. The device is waterproof, so it can be used outside your home, which was what it was designed for.
Philips’ Spotlight is perfect for outdoor gatherings and parties. We’ve all wanted unique lighting at our private parties and now we can get that from a name that we can trust.
Origin Hex Home Security System
Origin Hex Home’s new security system can truly put you at ease. Their goal is to downsize security systems to make them work with your home. All you need are two small pieces of equipment, Hex Command and Hex Sense.
All you need to do is download the app, and plug in the device. The two work together to secure 1,500 sqft. Get more than one if your home is larger, or place it in the spot where you want the be most secure.
MyQ Pet Portal
One of the main concerns for dog owners is how their dogs can cope when they have to go to work. With MyQ Pet Portal, you can know that your dog can safely travel inside and outside without any problems.
There are two settings on the Pet Portal. You can choose to let the doggy door open automatically, or by request. All of this is controlled via the app on your phone. It also keeps track of how often your dog goes out.
Kohler-Phyn Smart Water Monitor
Kohler and Phyn banded together to create this water monitor. The Kohler-Phyn Smart Water Monitor was made to increase water safety and give peace of mind. The monitor monitors water flow in your home.
If it detects a leak, it immediately notifies the homeowner. It also gives info on how to fix it yourself or when to call a professional. A monitor like this not only can save you money but can help by reducing water waste.
Coldsnap Ice Cream Machine
Have you ever wanted an ice cream Keurig? Well, that’s what ColdSnap is. The soft-serve ice cream maker can create a serving of ice cream in one minute. All you have to do is put the ColdSnap insert in.
We can predict that this will be on the birthday and Christmas list for any ice cream lover in 2021. There’s no better way to get ice cream than by making your own in the comfort of your own home.
More than a few refrigerators were debuted at CES 2021, but Samsung’s Bespoke may have taken the cake. The Bespoke lets you customize your color, material, and type. Yes, this is one of the first customizable fridges to hit the market.
The best part is that you can get a Bespoke that looks just like a cabinet or one that blends in with your wall or get multiple ones that stack. Fridges aren’t attractive in nature, so finding one as sleek as this is a win on its own.
DozzyCozy AirCozy Interactive Smart Pillow
DozzyCozy AirCozy is an interactive smart pillow that helps you get a good night of sleep. The pillow can automatically adjust to your sleeping position to always keep up with you. But that’s not all it can do.
The AirCozy can also stream music, play white noise, and detect snoring. If it hears you snore, it can adjust you to stop you from snoring. This can even help with snoring caused by sleep apnea!
Cync Smart Security Camera
Not only did this company announce a new product, but they also announced a name change. What used to be C By GE is now called Cync. Yes, this product was introduced by General Electronics at CES 2021.
It’s called the Cync Smart Camera and its most unique feature is a privacy shutter that covers the camera and doesn’t let it record when privacty mode is active. This gives homeowners privacy when they want it.
Kohler Innate Intelligent Toilet
Kohler didn’t end things with their Stillness bathtub. They also announced an intelligent toilet, which may be a step up from a smart toilet. This Innate Intelligent Toilet has a heated seat, auto open and close, intuitive remote, and personal bidet functionality.
The Innate toilet also offers all of the sleekness and elegance that Kohler’s other products have. You’ll hardly even notice this toilet as it looks just as nice as a piece of modern furniture sitting in your bathroom
Samsung Jetbot 90 AI+
The Samsung Jetbot isn’t a new product. But it seems that they have upgraded their Jetbot to create the Jetbot 90AI+. This JetBot has a 3D sensor that allows it to vacuum your entire house without running into anything.
After it finishes, it returns to its dock and empties the dust bin for you, not allowing any allergens into the air as it does so. This way, you never have to touch the thing or breathe in the harmful pollutants.
Linksys Velop router
The Linksys AXE8400 is a new mesh router that only tech geeks will drool over. It uses something called Wi-Fi 6, that will give you optimum performance. This also means that it can send signals in the 6GHz band.
While this may not seem like much to most people, it’s revolutionary with technology that will spread like wildfire. Each system covers about 3,000 sqft, which will cover 90% of homes in America.
LG Display Transparent OLED TV
If there was ever a futuristic TV, it’s this new model from LG. The LG Display Transparent OLED TV may not be ready for the public, but the public is ready for it. It even rises up from the end of your bed.
Not everyone will want a 40% transparent TV, but everyone wants to try one. When it does come out, expect to pay tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. But don’t worry, it won’t be long until we can all afford one.
ASUS ZenBeam Latte Portable Projector
The ASUS ZenBeam was one of the most unique smart home products at CES 2021. The projector is small, yet projects a large picture onto any surface. It’s also soft and durable, making it perfect for families.
But the most interesting thing about the ZenBeam is that it was inspired by a 16oz latte. That’s right, the design is similar, you may notice, and that similarity was intentional.