CES 2024: Top 10 product launches

  • CES 2024 kicks off in Las vegas with some stunning innovations, from top names like LG, Holoconnects and Nvidia
  • Highlights include a transparent TV from Samsung, and an AI mirror for mental health by Baracoda

After just one day at CES 2024, the tech world has erupted in a symphony of innovation, leaving enthusiasts and industry insiders alike abuzz with excitement. The stage at the event is ablaze with groundbreaking announcements, unveiling a cascade of futuristic gadgets and gizmos straight out of a sci-fi novel. Amidst the myriad of wonders, here are the top 10 most stunning revelations that will change the way we think about what’s possible in technology.

1. The world’s first transparent MICROLED screen by Samsung

Samsung just showcased their new Transparent MICRO LED display at the big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas. This display is pretty cool – it looks like clear glass but can show images and videos. The design is sleek and futuristic, and it has caught the attention of people worldwide.

2. New AI smart home agents by LG

LG unveils a game-changing smart home AI agent. With its unique ‘two-legged’ wheel design, LG’s AI agent can move independently, adding a touch of expressiveness through articulated leg joints.As a smart home hub, it effortlessly controls your devices, powered by Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform. It monitors your home environment, serving as a pet monitor and security guard. Also, this versatile AI agent patrols your home, sends alerts for anomalies, conserves energy, and offers personalized assistance upon your return.

3. AI-powered Hologram by Holoconnects

Holoconnects stole the spotlight at CES with the unveiling of its AI-powered Holobox, a phone booth sized marvel.  Offering near latency-free, life-size holographic renderings, this innovation turns conversations into lifelike experiences.  Talking to CEO Andre Smith from 5,000 miles away felt like a face-to-face conversation, complete with pauses.  The Holobox, which requires only power and internet, becomes a seamless plug-and-play system.  With anti-glare glass, hi-fi speakers, an 86-inch transparent LCD screen and an advanced touch system, it’s futuristic simplicity.  Already adopted by UNICEF, Nike, BMW and more, the Holobox promises to redefine communication for a connected world.

4. AI robot companion called ‘Ballie’ by Samsung

Samsung’s got a new home assistant called Ballie – a cute robot that helps out with tasks, shows your schedule, and gives you weather updates. It moves around your house, managing appliances, learning your habits, and even sending video updates when you’re away. Ballie isn’t just about chores; it sets the vibe for different activities – playing music, projecting workout videos, or taking calls. It’s like having a tech-savvy buddy to make your home life easier and more fun.

5. NVIDIA GeForce Super GPUs

During its CES 2024 virtual keynote, Nvidia revealed a trio of new RTX 40-series “Super” graphics cards, addressing concerns about value in its GeForce lineup. The RTX 4070 Super, RTX 4070 Ti Super, and RTX 4080 Super rectify the drawbacks of their predecessors. Notably, the RTX 4080 Super boasts a modest yet impactful upgrade, activating two previously disabled SM clusters and introducing faster 23Gbps memory, resulting in a 2 to 3 percent performance boost over the original RTX 4080. These Super GPUs signify a significant improvement for Nvidia’s modern GeForce series.

6. An AI mirror for mental health by Baracoda

Baracoda, a pioneer in daily healthtech, introduces BMind, the world’s first AI-powered smart mirror designed for mental wellness.  Revealed at CES 2024, BMind operates on the CareOS platform, offering personalised mental health coaching based on mood identification.  Seamlessly fitting into bathrooms, BMind provides a touchless experience through gesture recognition, voice command, and intent detection. By incorporating Generative AI and Natural Language Processing, BMind delivers light therapy sessions, auto-generated mindfulness exercises and personalised coaching experiences.  The CareOS platform ensures privacy by design, storing health data locally.  Baracoda envisages BMind as a transformative step in redefining preventative health.

7. An all-in-one gravity defying robot window cleaner by Ecovacs.

Ecovacs, renowned for robot vacuums, unveils three standout products: the Winbot W2 Omni robot window cleaner, a wireless handheld stick vacuum for the Deebot X2 Omni, and the Goat GX-600 robot lawn mower.  The Winbot W2 boasts edge-to-edge cleaning with a portable station for indoor and outdoor use.  The Deebot X2 Combo integrates a Matter-certified stick vacuum with the X2 Omni for comprehensive cleaning.  The Goat GX-600, utilising Deebot’s navigation system, stands out for its boundary-free operation, mapping lawns intelligently.

8. Alpha 11 AI processor by LG 

LG introduces its latest OLED TVs, the G4 and M4 series, featuring the groundbreaking Alpha 11 processor. The G4, successor to the award-winning G3 OLED TV, offers unparalleled picture quality with improved brightness and contrast. Of note is the M4’s size flexibility, now starting at 65 inches, offering options for a wider audience.  Other upgrades include a gaming-friendly 144Hz refresh rate, a revamped WebOS smart TV system with up to 10 user profiles, a sleek design and a commitment to five years of upgrades.

Despite these remarkable features, current G3 or C3 owners need not worry about missing out.  The 2024 OLED TVs promise a seamless blend of AI sophistication and user-centric enhancements.  

9. Palm recognition smart lock for your door by Phillips

Philips introduces an innovative smart lock with built-in palm recognition technology. This sci-fi inspired lock allows users to unlock doors effortlessly by recognising unique palm prints, providing a convenient alternative to traditional PIN codes or keys. Capable of registering up to 50 palm vein patterns, it is suitable for users of all ages, even those with dirty hands. The device includes a doorbell function that notifies users via the mobile app when pressed, and integrates proximity sensors for automatic unlocking and locking. Scheduled for release in the first half of 2024, the smart deadbolt supports voice commands with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility.

10. More powerful/efficient robot vacuums by Roborock

Roborock continues its legacy of impressive robot vacuum cleaners and mops with the CES 2024 debut of the S8 Max Series. The S8 MaxV Ultra and S8 Max Ultra elevate cleaning efficiency by introducing the innovative FlexiArm Design, which reaches into corners and edges where hidden dirt accumulates. After completing the cleaning task, these robots autonomously return to the RockDock clean base. Here, they automatically empty the dustbin, refill cleaning detergent, wash the mop head with hot water, and dry it with warm air. The S8 MaxV Ultra and S8 Max Ultra eliminate manual interventions with a new refill and drainage dock variant, connecting directly to home drainage systems. Priced at $1799.99 and$1599.99 respectively, these models will be available on Amazon and the Roborock Webstore from April 202


Coco Yao

Coco Yao was an intern reporter at BTW media covering artificial intelligence and media. She is studying broadcasting and hosting at the Communication School of Zhejiang.

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