A new year means new tech. Manufacturers are leveraging new technology to provide consumers with tech that will make our lives easier and more fun. And each year, the Consumer Technology Association (CES) annual conference brings innovations in all technology verticals. While many products are teased during the conference, new gadgets and devices are constantly hitting the market. Gadgets are becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), and these new devices are getting more innovative and adapting to new situations. Here are our top seven gadgets of 2023.
The DJI Avata Pro-View Combo ($1,388) provides a fully immersive flying experience with their DJI Goggles 2 and intuitive motion controller. Users can experience the thrill of flight while on the ground as DJI provides solutions to experience the joys of first-person flying. Compact and lightweight, DJI Avata supports 4K ultra-wide angle recording of 155° with flagship technologies RockSteady 2.0 and HorizonSteady, ensuring smooth ultra-HD video. Born to fly, the real magic of the drone is unlocked when paired with their DJI Goggles 2, which come equipped with Micro-OLED screens. With a two-hour battery, users on the ground can feel the high-speed flight from the airborne drone while having ultimate control with their motion controller that mimics the feel of a joystick.
Available to purchase now exclusively through Crate + Barrel, the GE Profile™ Smart Mixer With Auto Sense ($999.00) will ship this spring in three colors, carbon black, mineral silver, and stone white, and it will remove the guessing in baking. The powerful countertop stand mixer uses Auto Sense Technology to detect the texture and consistency of mixtures when using guided recipes in the Smart HQ app, so there is no more over- or under-mixing anymore. Its built-in smart scale allows users to precisely measure ingredients, while its advanced digital motor is engineered to run at a low temperature while generating consistently high power. This high-tech kitchen helper offers real-time voice control through integration with Google and Amazon Echo devices so bakers can leave their hands free to flour, shape, and plate without interruption. Unlock more with GE Profile Connect + for new guided recipes and features that will be pushed as over-the-air updates, so the mixer continues to get better over time. | Courtesy of GE Appliances
eQuinox 2 ($2,499) is the latest smart telescope from Unistellar, letting users easily see the wonders of the beyond. Weighing in at only 19.8 lbs., this innovative smart telescope is great for those living in populated areas with numerous lights. The eQuinox 2 makes it easy to bring the wonders of space to users, allowing the curious to unlock the curiosity of the greater universe with ease. No need for expertise in complex instruments, as this user-friendly telescope’s Smart Light Pollution Reduction system enhances images and offers a storage capacity of 64GB to store such images. Explore space and enjoy the ‘click-and-wow’ telescope in just two minutes from anywhere. Available for pre-order, the telescope comes with a two-year warranty and even offers a 30-day trial. Shipping will start on February 27, 2023.
If you want an environmentally friendly way to travel around city environments, look no further than the G4i ($5,499) from GoCycle. This electric bike is fully foldable and has no cables, chains, gears, sprockets, or oil, so it can be taken anywhere. Perfect for transit or storage in tight city living spaces (the travel case, $299, is available as an accessory), the bike is lightest in its class, and its F1-inspired streamlined dash shows the user the battery level, speed, DRL indicator, and gear indicator. Thanks to its all-new G4drive™ electric motor and carbon fiber parts, it has the power and performance, and its new MotoGP-inspired treaded tire provides superior grip and sure-footed handling. Available in matte black or white, users can customize the bike with a full range of accessories.
Bowers & Wilkin’s new Pi7 S2 ($399) in-ear True Wireless earbuds are available in three premium finishes satin black, canvas white, and midnight blue. The earbuds offer enhanced wireless connectivity for stable, uninterrupted listening on the move, and its advanced active noise-cancellation monitors adapt to surrounding noise. Superior sound quality is heard through their genuine 24-bit connection with aptX™ Adaptive, which adjusts dynamically to optimize performance. The new model presents increased earbud battery performance with five hours of listening time and offers a quick charge function that delivers an additional two hours of listening time from just a 15-minute charge. In the industry-first wireless audio retransmission case, the earbuds can connect directly to external audio sources such as in-flight entertainment systems. They are fully integrated with the Bowers & Wilkins Music App, offering a seamless user experience, and have an increased Bluetooth range of up to 25m. | Courtesy of Bowers & Wilkins
Audiophiles can rejoice thanks to the Victrola Stream Onyx Works with Sonos Turntable ($599.99), as it is now easy to connect your record player to your Sonos system at home. The second turntable in the Victrola Stream product line produces rich, vivid sound, and the turntable wirelessly connects and casts music to your Sonos devices. Made from high-quality materials, including an excellent aluminum tonearm and an easily adjustable counterweight, you can control volume and playback groups directly from the turntable’s illuminated control knob. The two-speed, belt-driven turntable and Victrola silicone slipmat help to keep your records in top condition, while the matte black finish showcases a sleek, modern aesthetic. The Victrola Stream app allows easy setup and adjustments and includes RCA output for non-Sonos speakers.
The world’s first pair of electric in-line skates are here. AtmosGear Electric Skates (€500 for the skates alone or the complete kit for €550) come with a remote control to control both the speed, up to 25 km/h, and the brakes. The skates have two modes, the default Remote Control Mode and the Air Gear mode which allows you to control the skates with your movement and the motor kicks in to amplify your stride and reduce your effort. With a range of 20km, the skates recharge in one hour while riding, and you can skate even when the battery is discharged. Available in three colors, white sky, yellow thunder, and black night, you can pre-order your skates now, and the company is looking to deliver the product by May.