Have you ever dreamed of standing in a massive room filled with all of the latest and greatest gadgets on the market? (Just me?) Anyway, that’s literally what CES is, a.k.a. the annual Consumer Electronics Show held every January in Las Vegas. At this year’s show, I covered some serious mileage inside the crowded convention halls to check out what’s new in the world of health, fitness, and beauty tech. From smart home marvels to femtech heroes, here are the top 10 products that made me totally geek out.
One of my favorite GPS smart watches just got better–now with 4G LTE connectivity, and new built-in safety features that let you send a discreet message with real-time location to your preset emergency contacts. Plus, you can pay, text, and listen to music, all while leaving your phone at home.
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Backed by more than 15 years of research, this hi-tech headset helps improve your neuromuscular connection to get workout results faster. Now completely wireless, with even better sound quality (and hundreds of dollars cheaper than its predecessor), this second generation model could easily become the new hot must-have training accessory. Available for pre-order now at haloneuro.com.
With an industry-leading (and mind-blowing) 14-hour battery life, these durable waterproof headphones can keep up with even the most extreme demands of endurance adventures. Interchangeable fins and pivoting buds give you such a tailored, locked-in fit that you almost forget you’re wearing them. Oh, and these headphones have a sweet quick-charge function, giving you two hours of battery life in just five minutes.
“Discreet” and “convenient” aren’t typically words you’d use to describe breast pumping. Until now, that is. This revolutionary pump is crazy-quiet, but even more remarkable is the fact that it’s totally wireless. That’s right, slip it into your nursing bra and go about your day. It’s that easy. The Elvie Pump is expected to start delivering to the U.S. in early 2019.
This simple little gadget will bring huge peace of mind to new parents. Simply place your baby’s bottle into the coozy-like silicone smart sleeve and the device will automatically track feeding times, amounts, and duration. It also tell you the temperature of the milk or formula, whether you’re holding the bottle at the right angle to prevent gas, and if the milk or formula has expired. All that info then gets synced and stored into a mobile app so you never have to try to remember all the deets.
No one loves an alarm clock going off, but this one might change your mood. The touch-screen, voice-activated smart clock can gradually brighten your lights and increase the volume of your alarm for a gentler wake up. Plus, it jumpstarts your morning routine by telling you the day’s weather forecast, noting your personal agenda and reminders, and even starting your coffee pot in the kitchen! Lenova Smart Clock will be available for $79.99 starting in spring 2019.
Becoming a top chef has never been easier. The brand-new Chef IQ app syncs with its bluetooth kitchen tool counterpart, and delivers cooking-class quality video demos, along with step-by-step directions, to help you create Insta-worthy dishes.
I honestly can’t believe it took this long for someone to make a cordless hair dyer, but this is the world’s first. It utilizes quartz infrared light and heat that’s gentler on your hair (plus dries it faster), and the same lithium-ion battery cells you’d find in electric cars, making it far more energy-efficient.
This is not your mother’s lighted makeup mirror. The company’s proprietary tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight better than anything else out there. Now, it also features “night shift,” a first-to-market setting that switches to softer, more-relaxing light to promote better sleep. Not to mention, you can play music, take calls, and get all your news updates while you get ready with a few simple voice commands via Google Assistant. Pretty sweet. It will be available in spring 2019 at simplehuman.com and retailers nationwide.
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I’m a huge fan of the calming and restorative powers of floatation therapy, so of course I was totally wowed by the world’s first zero-gravity bathtub—which has been proven to put bathers in a meditative, deeply-relaxed state. File under: #DreamHouseGoals. Available starting at $18,799 at totousa.com.