Highlights From The 2023 CES

In case you missed the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it’s not too late to catch up on some of the highlights. In fact, some of these gadgets and innovations are so appealing, you might find yourself making a purchase or two. While there seemed to be something for any level of …

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The new BMWi Vision Dee electric car on display at the 2023 CES

In case you missed the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it’s not too late to catch up on some of the highlights. In fact, some of these gadgets and innovations are so appealing, you might find yourself making a purchase or two. While there seemed to be something for any level of consumer, here’s a look of 10 of the best products at the 2023 CES.

About The CES

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual consumer electronics trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the world’s most important tech events, the CES showcases the latest innovations in consumer technology. Virtually all of the world’s leading tech brands are on hand as well as a several startup companies. This year, the 2023 CES attracted over 3,200 exhibitors and more than 115,000 attendees. This year represented the first full-scale, in-person CES since the pandemic began. Although some other consumer tech shows have larger attendances, the CES is considered the world’s most influential. The prestigious annual event is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

AtmosGear Electric Rollerblades

With rising popularity of electric scooters, it wasn’t a surprise to see the world’s first electric rollerblades at CES. Available as a preorder through French startup AtmosGear, the electric inline skates come with a battery that can last for 20 miles (32km). You can operate the electric skates by using a handheld remote but you must also wear a bag that carries the battery. AtmosGear says its inline skates have a top speed of 40km/h or nearly 25 mph. You can preorder now for 500€ or about $536, with added discounts for bulk orders. In other words, the cost and maximum range are similar to that of a premium electric scooter. At the present time, the startup has taken 160 of the 200 required orders necessary for production.

BMW's concept electric car i Vision Dee, unveiled at BMW's keynote address at the 2023 CES
BMW i Vision Dee (credit: CTA)

BMW i Vision Dee

It’s only a concept car but BMW’s I Vision Dee was clearly one of the top highlights of this year’s 2023. A high-tech midsize sedan, it’s known as the world’s first car that’s capable of changings colors. In other words, i Vision Dee can change between 32 different colors and 240 panel segments based upon your preferences. What’s more, this futuristic concept features a high-end digital dashboard and stylish interior. The I Vision Dee (Digital Emotional Experience) will be a part of BMW’s NEUE KLASSE of electric cars available in 2025. However, it’s not clear if I Vision Dee will be available at that time.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 9i

One of the standouts among notebooks at the CES was Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9i. Designed to compete with Microsoft Surface Pro and others, Yoga Book 9i features dual OLED screens. This means, you can combine the two screens for a taller display or side by side. While you can use one of the screens as a keyboard, you can also use a physical keyboard. However, you must wait until June before this new 2-in-1 laptop is available to the public. Moreover, it will come with a price tag of $2100. Of course, if you can’t wait or want something more affordable, Lenovo has other laptops and tablets.

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LG M3 Wireless 97-inch OLED TV

What could be better than a 85-inch 4K television for 2023? Look no further than LG’s wireless 97-inch OLED TV. That’s right, at the CES, LG is raising the bar again for those who simply have to have the largest and best TV available. Complementing this mega-screen is LG’s Zero Connect box for external devices, like cable, streaming players, etc. According to LG, you can place the Zero Connect box from up to 30 feet away and you can use voice commands. Unfortunately, LG’s M3 is just a concept model and no information is available on production. However, the word is that the price tag will be $25,000 once it enters the market.

The portable OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock at the 2023 CES
OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock (credit: OWC)

OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock

Other World Computing (OWC always seems to unveil a noteworthy gadget at the CES and this year was no different. In this case, it’s the Thunderbolt Go Dock, with reportedly the world’s first full-featured Thunderbolt dock with a built-in power supply. That is to say, this Thunderbolt dock doesn’t come with a connecting power supply box. Suitable for both Mac or PC, the Thunderbolt Go Dock features 11 ports, including Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-A ports and USB-C port. That’s not to mention HDMI and ethernet ports, SD card slot and audio jack. You can place an order now for the Doc for $399, with shipping beginning in April.

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Amazon's new Ring Car Cam, introduced at the CES in Las Vegas
Ring Car Cam (credit: Amazon/Ring)

Ring Car Cam

An intriguing new addition unveiled at the CES from Amazon is its new Ring Car Cam. A vast improvement over other existing cam cams, Car Cam features dual-facing HD cameras with HD recording. In addition, the dash cam can provide 24/7 protection of your vehicle to help deter thieves from theft or break-ins. While Car Cam has several nice features of its own, you can enjoy additional services with Protect Go, with Cloud storage, rich push notifications and downloadable videos. Currently you can purchase Car Cam for the introductory price of $199. However, that price will rise to $249 after January 31. For installation, simply connect the device to your car’s OBD-II port instead of your cigarette lighter. On the other hand, Amazon says that certain electric and conventional vehicles are not compatible with the device.

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Samsung Flex Hybrid

When it comes to the CES, global tech giant Samsung always has something special to unveil. Take for example, its new prototype Flex Hybrid, on public display for the first time ever at the Consumer Electronics Show. A foldable mobile device, Flex Hybrid can fold out to a 10.5-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 4:3. That’s to say nothing that I can be further expanded to a 12.4-inch screen with 16:10 by sliding the right edge. Since it’s only a protype at present time, no price or shipping date is available. However, if Samsung does bring this mobile device to market, it will surely be a popular new gadget to consider.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

If you’re a gamer that would like to have a larger screen, take a closer look at Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G9. Featuring a curved widescreen, it’s the world’s first single monitor with dual UHD resolution. Not yet on the market, the 57-inch monitor features 7,680×2,160 resolution with a 32:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, it boasts a refresh rate of 240Hz to reduce lagging and skipping of your video games. In addition, you can add apps like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube through its Smart Hub. Although a release date is not yet available for the 57-inch, the 49-inch model is available on Samsung, Amazon and others.

Sony Project Leonardo

In efforts to improve accessibility, Sony introduced Project Leonardo for its PlayStation 5. An adaptive controller kit with multiple configurations, Sony says it’s designed to remove barriers for gaming. To be more specific, Sony says it allows players to play more comfortably and for longer periods of time. In addition the adaptive controller can connect with a CoPilot feature to connect to another Leonardo device. Since Project Leonardo is still in development, no information on pricing or availability is available.

WowWee Dog-E

Of the handful of robot dogs introduced at the CES, WowWee’s Dog-E is by far the most affordable. The latest in a line of tech toys from the Hong Kong-based Canadian company, Dog-E is “One in a Million”. That’s because, the app-connected robot dog offers over one million possible combinations of lights, sounds and personality traits. Also known as MINTiD, the robot dog can wag its tail, bark and walk and even lick you. It’s also known to talk or communicate with its tail by displaying icons or messages. Suitable for children and people of all ages, Dog-E is available for preorder for $79.99. As an added bonus, customers who sign up for the preorder will receive a four-pack of colorful dog collars.

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About The Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget, NBC.com, NJ.com and Radio.com. He earned a Media Fellowship from Stanford University in 2012.