The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has just wrapped for 2022. It brought us a wealth of gadgets that will make your home truly futuristic.
These are the best smart home gadgets from CES 2022!
Your next TV isn’t a TV
While TV manufacturers announced great new technologies like Mini LED and QD-OLED, we started to see glimmers that your next TV, might not be a TV at all.
Maybe you could try something like the Samsung Freestyle projector? A slick and practical projector that can give you a 100-inch image on your wall or roof.
No need for a TV in your space at all!
Alternatively, those looking for a desktop TV for gaming or computing might want to look at Razer’s new creation. It’s a desk with a computer and OLED screen built-in.
The ultra-modern design might not suit everyone’s taste, however.
Maybe you want an even slimmer gadget to replace your TV? In that case, you’d be after TCL’s NXTwear Air cinema glasses.
These 75-gram specs contain the equivalent of a 140-inch screen, all thanks to two 1080p micro OLED panels in the lenses.
If you really want a TV, however, it might be worth looking at this one from LG that follows you round.
Alternative power for an alternative world
As climate change takes centre-stage as the greatest challenge of our generation, we need to start thinking about alternative ways to power our stuff.
Thankfully, the world’s tech giants are on the case.
There’s the Exeter portable Bluetooth speaker that takes the ambient light in your home and converts it to power.
Better still, there’s Samsung’s new remote, which takes the waves emitted by your router to recharge.
Getting the best night’s sleep for longer
You spend around half your life asleep, so it’s important to have a good bed for your shut-eye.
But your sleep needs change over time, it can be hard for your bed to be a true 10-year purchase.
The folks from Sleep Number want to fix that, with a bed that adapts to your needs as you age.
It’s essentially smart furniture that changes as you do. If you get pregnant, it adjusts the mattress to your changing body. If you’re getting older and need more support, it adapts accordingly.
It also warms your feet as you drift off for a deeper and more relaxing sleep.
Taking care of yourself
CES is the same show that previously gave us the “smart fork”. Since it has been away, the gadget industry has had a bit of a think about what actually needs to be “smart” around the home.
Beauty giant L’oréal has an answer, with a gadget that helps make taking care of your colour even easier.
It’s called the Colorsonic, and it’s a handheld wand that blends hair colour together and applies it in an easy and consistent way like magic.
Elsewhere, Oral-B is continuing to gameify brushing your teeth with a new brush that collects stats on your habit and displays them for you (and your dentist) to see.
Connecting it all together
And to tie it all together, there’s a Smart Hub from Samsung.
It’s called the Home Hub, and it’s an 8.4-inch tablet that connects to all your Samsung SmartThings-enabled appliances around the home.
Samsung is also supporting standards that should bring support for other devices sometime soon.
In the meantime, it can tell you all about the power usage of the compatible devices in your home, as well as tell you what needs cleaning and when.
Good home internet to power your future
Of course, without great internet, these futuristic gadgets won’t be able to do their work.
We’ve been at this internet caper for a while, and have found that not all nbn providers are created equal.
Getting strong Wi-Fi around the house is just as important as getting connected quickly. Thankfully our Smart Modem 2 does both.
With built-in 4G backup, you’re online as soon as you take your modem out of the box. That means you don’t have to wait while your connection is configured on our end to get connected.
We know how important getting strong Wi-Fi around the house can be, which is why we continue to improve our Smart Modem Gen 2, with its strong Wi-Fi capabilities and mobile backup for more reliable connectivity.
We also offer a booster and a guarantee that your Wi-Fi will work from wall-to-wall or your money back.
The Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 also makes sure you’re getting the best of the service you’re paying for. If you ever have any issues with your home broadband experience, our field technicians have one-click access to vital stats on the health of your home network making it faster for our experts to get you back online.