CES or Consumer Electronics Show always gives a sneak peek into the future of consumer tech and 2024 was no different. CES serves as a barometer for emerging trends and technologies, offering insights into the direction of the consumer technology market and anticipating the products and innovations that will shape our lives in the years to come. From cutting-edge gadgets to transformative technologies, CES remains a pivotal event that captures the imagination of both industry professionals and consumers worldwide, setting the pace for innovation and shaping the future of technology.

As expected, this year we saw a lot of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in most things on the show floor. We also witnessed an AI pocket device that aims to replace modern-day smartphones. So let’s start with that as we list the best of CES 2024:

Rabbit R1 was the biggest surprise from CES 2024, an AI device that wants you to give up on your smartphones. This square device, which is about half the size of a smartphone, relies on simple controls to interact with the company’s Large Action Model. You can speak or type your commands or queries and even use the camera for object recognition and machine learning. The company says its Rabbit OS is lightweight since it leaves the heavy computing up to the cloud. The r1 supports Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and LTE 4G for cellular connectivity.
It will be available from March.
Priced at $199

While its name suggests that it detects the motion of your pillow while you sleep but it’s not what you think it is for. Motion Pillow comes with a Motion System unit that sits near your bed, the pillow itself, and a companion app. If and when it identifies the sound as a snore, the pillow itself is activated. It slowly inflates, causing the sleeper’s head to turn to the side – a sleep position that opens the airways and is much less likely to induce snoring. The inflation process is designed to be quiet and gentle, to cause as little disruption as possible, and you can adjust the height to which the pillow inflates to suit the sleeper’s build. It is available.
Priced at $699

Clicks for iPhone
While smartphone makers are busy spending millions on R&D to make touchscreens a better experience with each iteration of their smartphones. A startup wants to bring back the QWERTY keyboard for iPhone and Android smartphones. If you transitioned from a QWERTY Blackberry device or the Nokia E/Communicator series, then you would have taken a while to get used to all touchscreen smartphones.
It is available.
Priced at $139

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid
Till Lenovo launched the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid, as a consumer you had to buy an Android Tablet, and a Windows Laptop separately. But Lenovo wanted the consumers to enjoy the benefits of both ecosystems in an all-in-one device that doubles as an Android Tablet when detached from the laptop but works as a Windows PC when in the Laptop form factor. It looks and functions like any other Windows laptop. But you can detach its 14-inch 2.8K OLED screen from its base and it almost instantly switches the OS, turning into an Android tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip.
It is expected to be available from Q2 2024. At an expected Price of $1,999

LG Signature OLED T 77”
The Signature OLED T is a 77-inch TV with a very unique TV from LG as the T stands for Transparent. It’s remarkable to see transparent tech make its way into a consumer TV, even if it is expected to be extremely expensive. To fit more seamlessly into home layouts, the OLED T can be transparent when turned off or on. It’s for people who want to show off a one-of-a-kind TV and blow people’s minds at parties. This won’t be a bestseller, but the TV should finally bring transparent display technologies to a consumer product. It is expected to be available later in 2024. At an expected Price of $100,000

Movano’s Evie Smart Ring
Evie Smart Ring is aimed at Women starting from the unique design to the women’s health tracking features – like period tracking, and mood logging, with AI-based insights based on correlations between menstrual health, hormones, energy, sleep, and activity. The design has an open gap that slightly flexes to account for finger swelling — something that can happen in warmer temperatures or because of hormonal changes. It will be available from February. Priced at $269