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CES 2021 was first-ever, all-digital summit due the pandemic, this was actually my first time attending, I was amazed at how creative people actually are and today we would be discussing some of the new inventions that caught our eye this year.
It was just last year that Samsung released foldable phones and we were amazed by how much extra screen we got but now LG & TCL are saying we can get more screen (up to 7.8inches) with the invention of rollable phones and the most exciting part is we will be getting them this year, just thinking of it gives me the chills. We are not explicitly sure of the long term benefits of these phones or how they operate but they sure have design advantage over foldable phones. Below is a demonstration of the rollable phones.
This is the biggest spectrum addition since the FCC cleared the way for Wi-Fi in 1989, so it’s a huge deal. The new spectrum basically quadruples the amount of space available for routers and other devices, so it will mean a lot more bandwidth and a lot less interference for any device that can take advantage of it. Samsung just launched the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E-capable smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will be available in the US and elsewhere starting January 29th, 2021 and is available for pre-order as of today.
Touchless Video Doorbell
Quite a number of new innovations at the CES 2021 where inspired by the corona virus pandemic, people are creating a whole lot of touchless technologies. One of these technologies is the Touchless Doorbell from Alarm.com that uses video analytics to ring itself whenever it sees someone standing on your door mat, the mat has instructions inscribed on it and the technology can differentiate between human, pets and packages to avoid false alarms. It features150-degree field of view, infrared night vision, full HD resolution with HDR, and an on-board heater to keep the doorbell from getting too cold during the winter. Saved clips are uploaded to Alarm.com’s Network Operations Center, and you can view them via the Alarm.com app for up to 60 days. In my opinion it is a must have in these trying times.
NOBI CEILING LAMP
I now you might be thinking “what is so exceptional about a ceiling lamp?”, This lamp was invented to help watch over your grandparents, especially in homes for the old, it is built with infrared sensors that can detect when one is sitting, standing laying down and most importantly when someone falls. It is connected to a mobile app and has an alarm that goes off when the patient is in need of help and a two-way voice device that can help communicate with the patient before getting to the scene. This device could be a life saver because it can also take pictures to let you know how bad the fall is in order to make accurate decisions. Let’s not forget that it is still a lamp and it is supposed to produce light too, Each Nobi has four RGB sensors and it illuminates dark rooms with infrared light so it can see at night. The lamp has motion sensors and will cast a dim upward glow if your grandparent wakes up at an odd hour. If they get up to go to the bathroom, Nobi will brighten to illuminate the path. It was also officially launched at the CES 2021 Virtual event.
There were a whole lot of other amazing devices like NVIDIA RTX, SAMSUNG BOT CARE AND BOT HANDY, LG PRESS CONFRENCE, LG CRAFT ICE etc. but we would be rounding up here and we hope these technologies are released on time so we can get our hands on them *super excited*.