The 19 Best Gadgets From CES 2022 You Can Buy Right Now
If you’ve been keeping up with CES 2022, you’ve likely added a slew of gadgets to your wishlist already. There’s a lot that won’t be ready until the second half of this year—some might never see the light of day—but don’t fret! We’ve rounded up our favorite CES devices that are already available for purchase or preorder. We’re talkin’ earbuds, smartwatches, projectors, and a snowbike. Here’s what you can add to your cart right now.
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Veterinarians say automatic litter boxes, while convenient, make it tough for owners to keep tabs on their cat’s bathroom trips—which can be useful for flagging any potential illnesses. The Leo’s Loo Too solves this with a built-in sensor that tracks how often your cat goes, along with its weight, and syncs the data to a companion app on your phone. It comes with additional features like UV sterilization and radar to keep the box from self-cleaning while your cat is nearby.
This device gives new meaning to “bird-watching.” Not only does this cute little home feed birds, but its battery-powered camera offers a live feed via the connected app. If that’s not entertaining enough, it’ll snap photos of said birds, identify the species, and present a ton of facts about each one. It won’t ship for a while, but you can get your order in now.
Need an extra layer of security at home? Ring’s new Glass Break Sensor can detect break-in attempts through glass windows and doors from up to 25 feet away. You’ll need a Ring Alarm or Ring Alarm Pro to use it, and you can configure the sensor to trigger a siren when it detects broken glass. It’s currently available for preorder in a single pack for $40 or a two-pack for $70. (Note: WIRED has reported extensively about Ring Doorbells in relation to security, surveillance, and police partnerships.)
A projector isn’t the type of gadget you’d keep on your person at all times, but Samsung wants it to be. Its Freestyle projector is built for portability—just plug it into your laptop via the USB-C or HDMI ports (or cast via Android/iOS) and point it at any surface. With a 1080p resolution, 360-degree speaker, and a screen that ranges between 30 and 100 inches, this thing is small but mighty. It’s also available at Amazon.
TCL says the demand for bigger screens is high. That’s why it’s releasing a massive 98-inch model of its existing Class XL TV for a cool $8,000—yep, you read that correctly. This version runs Google TV and has a QLED panel. TCL also announced that its 2022 TV models will come with the option for either Android TV or Roku OS. The Class XL is currently out of stock already, but check back in case that changes.
If you’re looking to upgrade your home theater’s projector, check out the PX1-Pro from Hisense. Its picture diameter has a range of 90 to 120 inches, a 4K resolution, and a 60-Hz refresh rate for gaming. It also runs Android TV, so you’ll have access to Google Assistant and a variety of streaming apps to choose from.
They’re expensive, but NetGear’s Orbi Pro WiFi 6E Mesh System is ideal for those with very large homes. It has support for the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard and combined speeds of 10.8 Gbps for up to 9,000 square feet.
Dame’s Com Magic Wand is a vibrator that packs the company’s strongest motor yet and features five different intensity settings and patterns to choose from. Its design allows for a flexible neck and a curved handle, making it easier to find the right angle and to grip. It’s made of medical-grade silicone and comes in two colors: periwinkle and quartz.
Smartwatches, Earbuds, and Other Tech
It’s been two years since Skagen released a new version of its Falster smartwatch. The new model features a 42-mm case and offers a few different colors and styles to choose from (including the silver and espresso leather combo shown above). It runs Google’s Wear OS operating system with Qualcomm’s latest Wear 4100+ processor to give you more efficient battery life, optimized performance, and improved health tracking. Its internals are identical to the Fossil Gen 6 we tested last year, which you can read more about in our Best Smartwatches guide. It’s slated to get the new Wear OS 3 update later this year.
Garmin has expanded its Venu smartwatch lineup with the Venu 2 Plus. You can now use it to take calls on both iOS and Android, as well as talking to your preferred voice assistant (Siri, Google Assistant, or Bixby) via the built-in microphone. The 43-mm case comes in powder gray, black, and gold (all of which are stainless steel paired with a matching silicone watchband).
Those who don’t want to spend close to $500 on a Garmin can opt for the much more affordable Vivomove Sport Hybrid instead. Unlike the Venu 2 Plus, this one resembles a traditional analog watch. But it can still track your basic fitness workouts—with blood oxygen measurements.
Not a fan of quirky colored earbuds? Snag JLab’s Go Air Tones, which come in a wide range of skin tones and are designed to blend in with your ears. For only $20, they’re not top-of-the-line buds, but they do offer IPX4 sweat resistance and eight hours of battery life (according to JBL).
Smart Pepper Spray might sound weird, but it could be a feature you didn’t know you wanted. When connected to the app, it’ll send an alert to your emergency contacts with your exact location whenever you spray it. Even during instances when you don’t want to use the canister right away, you can still use the app to send your location to family or friends so they can track you until you mark that you’re safe.
Formerly known as the AeroPex line, the OpenRun Pro headphones from Shockz pack the company’s bone conduction technology that vibrates the bones in your head via sonic waves—sending audio directly to your inner ear. That way, you can still hear ambient noise around you while listening to music. Other features include IP55 water resistance, up to an hour and a half of battery life after a five-minute charge, and 10 hours of battery life overall.
If you’re like me, you have a tendency to misplace your wallet a lot. Chipolo’s Card Spot is here to help. It’s shaped like a credit card, and you can just slide it into your wallet to track it. It supports Apple’s Find My network, so if you’re an Apple user and lose your wallet, you can track it using Find My on your Apple device. Android owners will have to look elsewhere.
If a majority of your gadgets have USB-C ports, Plugable’s USB4 Hub will make a useful addition to your home workstation. With three USB4/Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 10 gigabit-per-second USB-A port, you can use it to charge your devices and plug in various displays and other accessories.
Equipped with a new AI-powered autonomous flight system called KeyFrame, the Skydio 2+ is meant to help you capture smoother video footage while managing intricate flight patterns. You can choose from different configurations, including the Starter Kit, Sports Kit, Pro Kit, and Cinema Kit, which add accessories such as MicroSD cards, a hard case, and a joystick controller.
Moonbike isn’t your typical ebike—the front wheel has been replaced by a single ski, while an electric motor-powered snow tread takes the place of the back wheel. That way, you can ride it freely through the snow. At almost 200 pounds, the Moonbike can go up to 26 miles per hour, but you’ll only get about an hour of battery life. Those who can stomach the cost can reserve their Moonbike now, and it’ll ship later this month.
In the market for an electric pickup truck? You might want to wait for Chevy’s 2024 Silverado EV. It offers 400 miles of range on a full charge (which is more than the Ford F-150 Lightning EV’s 230-mile standard distance) and comes with GM’s level-two autonomous driving mode, known as Super Cruise. Currently available for preorder, it offers a choice between two trim levels: the RST First Edition for $105,000 and the WT for a less intense $39,900. You can reserve it now, but it won’t be delivered until the fall of 2023 and summer of 2024, respectively.
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