Every year, Las Vegas plays host to one of the biggest and most exciting trade shows around, CES or the Consumer Electronics Show. This year, over 3,600 companies from various industries like automotive, food and beverage and cell phone manufacturers (to name only a mere fraction) were on hand to debut their newest technological advances. But this show doesn’t just unveil the latest in drones or hover boards. This year, Home Tech reigned supreme! There are so many great takeaways from this year’s show, that we decided to break up our recap into two parts. This post will feature the biggest debuts in home appliances this year at CES. Part 2 ill showcase the latest innovation in Smart Home Security and Energy Efficiency.
Let’s start in the kitchen. Samsung showcased the most evolved refrigerator anyone has ever seen, the Samsung Family Hub. This state of the art fridge is Wi-Fi enabled, has the capability to order groceries, links to popular apps like Pandora (So you can jam while you whip up a sandwich) and it’s equipped with cameras inside. That’s right, if you suffer from “brain freeze” in the frozen aisle and forget what’s at home, you can link to a Samsung app that will show you a live shot of what’s in your refrigerator. Neat, huh? This next generation ice box also has a cool “over-sized tablet-like” touch screen on the front! So ordering groceries, making lists and leaving notes are as simple as a few strokes of the finger. The hub hits stores Spring of 2016 and boasts a price tag of about $5,000.
The LG Signature Washer with TwinWash appears to be a possible choice for city dwellers or tiny home devotees. It has it all! This laundry leader can wash not one, but two loads of clothes simultaneously (there’s a mini washer underneath the primary washer tub). It also has what LG has dubbed, an “Auto Dosing” detergent system that dispenses the perfect amount of your preferred cleaning agent during each wash. What’s more, this appliance is an “All-In-One” unit. That means it’s also a dryer! LG claims that the Signature Washer is energy efficient and includes features that allow you to track energy and water usage–among many other fabulous features. And much like the Samsung Hub, it can link to your smart phone to allow you to adjust washing settings and keep an eye how low your laundry detergent supply may be getting.
Another innovative appliance from LG is the CordZero vacuum cleaner. Part robot, part personal helper, the LG CordZero is, of course, cordless and tracks each step you take and will follow behind you as move from room to room. You see, the handle “talks” to the wheeled canister unit so it can sense where you are at all times. This li’l helper should be hitting the US sometime this Spring and carries about a $1,100 price tag.
If you enjoyed this post and want to learn more, remember to check back for part 2 of our CES 2016 Home Tech recap!