Many tech brands teased their products at the Consumer Electronics Show 2021, more commonly known as CES 2021. Their announcements gave us hope that we may finally see some of the long-rumored gadget releases this year. From smart safes and pet portals to the much-awaited 14-inch MacBook, here are some of the most anticipated (or just launched!) new technology in 2021.
A Professional Console: Nintendo Switch OLED Model
A “pro” version of the Nintendo Switch Console has long been rumored. The highly anticipated console has just recently been announced as the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. Features include:
- A 7-inch OLED screen
- A wide adjustable stand
- A dock with a wired LAN port
- 64 GB of internal storage
- Enhanced audio
This new Switch is similar to the much-loved original model, but with improvements that dedicated gamers will appreciate. The console will be available starting October 8, 2021.
A Giant-Small Screen: TCL Wearable Display
The Wearable Display by TCL is a lightweight pair of glasses with built-in full HD 1080p display screens. From virtually anywhere, you can experience what will feel like a 140-inch TV Screen, only 4 meters away from your face.
You can further transform your screen time into a lifelike experience by adding TCL’s MoveAudio earbuds, giving you crystal-clear sound and long battery life.
Even though you may think a wearable display isn’t a necessary purchase because we can watch everything on our phones, the innovative design certainly deserves applause.
The Ultimate Home Safe: Trova Home
The troubles of hiding your precious items from your kids could be over soon with this smart safe from Trova. Trova Home is a safe that wirelessly connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and is accessible through biometric scanning. You can pop open the safe using the Trova App on your smartphone.
The app also lets you do more, like track the safe’s location if you’re not around. But if you want your safe to stay in one place, you can also easily bolt Trova Home to any non-moving object.
Trova Home also comes with a humidity and odor sensor to ensure that the safe’s interior isn’t too dry or soggy. Additionally, the motion sensor alerts you on your smartphone if there is an unauthorized attempt to access the safe.
Wear OS: Google Pixel Watch
Multiple rounds of tech rumors about the launch of the Google Pixel Watch have come and gone, but the device may not show its face before October of this year.
Rumors suggest that the smartwatch will detect and respond to movements you make with your hands, wrists, and fingers. Similar to other smartwatches running on Wear OS, the Google Pixel Watch will also include:
- Sleep tracking
- Stress tracking
- Calorie tracking
- Sleep analysis features
Just like the Pixel phones made a statement, the Pixel Watch is expected to achieve the full potential of Wear OS.
The Future of Gaming: Virtuix Omni One
Virtual reality startup Virtuix is taking gaming to another level with a VR Treadmill for your home. The Omni One lets you run, jump and crouch in one place as you navigate your virtual gaming world in 360 degrees. With a diameter of just 4 feet, it won’t take up much space and can you can also fold it and put it away when not in use.
In addition to its own official games, Virtuix will also feature third-party games similar to Call of Duty. This new-age gaming experience may come out by the end of 2021.
No More Pet Parent Guilt: myQ Pet Portal
A one-of-its-kind dog door, this Pet Portal will help take care of your pet when you’re away or busy. The smart door comes with a Bluetooth sensor that will open and close when your pet needs to go out or come in. The Pet Portal will also send a notification to your phone so that you can control the door remotely. It fits seamlessly into the door—visitors and smaller animals won’t even notice it.
Though the Pet Portal sounds like what every pet owner would need, it does come in at $3,000 so it may be worth looking for other systems with a less eye-watering price. Pet Portal is available for a preorder now.
Bigger & Better: 14-inch Macbook Pro
Rumors have circulated about a redesign of the current 13-inch MacBook for quite a while now. Users are expecting new screen technology, as well as a beautiful edge-to-edge display.
The new Pro may come with a return of the MagSafe and the disappearance of the touch bar. In line with earlier patterns, you can expect huge leaps in efficiency and battery life. Set to release later this year, this one has got us excited.
The Best of Smart Care: Samsung Bot Care
New-age intelligent robots are trained to take care of your personal needs and look after your home. They can help clean dishes and feature a vacuum that doubles up as a security camera.
Samsung is designing its Bot Care to be particularly user friendly. The AI robots from Samsung will:
- Keep track of your health and sleep
- Play your favorite music
- Give you weather updates
Managing personal needs will be much easier once these supercool helping hands enter our markets and houses.
The Future of Cleaning: LG Autonomous Robot
Designed to function effectively in high-touch, high-traffic areas, the LG Autonomous Robot may just fulfill the cleaning and sanitation needs of all businesses. It uses UV light to disinfect multiple areas in a single charge quickly.
As a part of the CES 2021 announcements, this autonomous robot from LG is suitable for:
- Transportation hubs
- Corporate spaces
The robot senses objects and moves around edges, making it easy to operate. It’s also possible to track the robot down using any smart device.
Did We Get You Excited?
With upcoming and just-launched new technology in 2021, the tech stock forecast for the rest of the year looks exciting. These gadgets may bring quite a revolution, especially in the areas of security, gaming, and personal care.