The all-around virtual CES 2021 is here and we take a look at some of the coolest innovations on day one. COVID-19 has not only made the world online but is also an inspiration for the technology we saw this year.
Among the best technologies at CES 2021, there are masks, robots, earbuds, and more. We will also continue to add to this list as new technologies are introduced at CES which is completely virtualized. So, here is the list of the best CES 2021 technologies.
CES 2021: Coolest Tech Announcements
LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier
Since COVID-19 has made the use of masks mandatory for over a year, LG has been making products that are better on it. The LG PuriCare Wearable air purifier is a mask with an internal battery, fan, HEPA filter, and breathing sensor.
Most masks prevent Coronavirus, but LG’s wearable air purifier also removes allergens and other debris. The mask itself is made of medical-grade silicone and has dual fans that turn on when you breathe, making it easier to let air pass through the filter. It has a replaceable H13 HEPA filter, and it will give you around 8 hours of use on a two-hour charge. However, you will have to purchase the UV charging case separately.
You can purchase LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier based on availability from the company’s website.
Binatone MaskFone, true to its name, combines a mask with a pair of earbuds with environmental noise cancellation. It has a replaceable N95 filter, and you can also wash this mask in the washing machine.
With the earbuds dangling from behind the mask, you’ll find controls on the right front jaw. MaskFone gives you up to 12 hours of playback and is IPX5 water and sweat resistant. The company also issued a MegaFone mask with a detachable sound projector at CES 2021.
You can buy MaskFone for $49.99 on the company’s website.
Panasonic AR HUD
The Panasonic AR HUD is definitely one of the coolest technologies at CES 2021 so far. As the name suggests, this is an augmented reality-based head-up display for cars. If you don’t want to use a conventional screen for navigation, Panasonic is developing technology to turn your entire windshield into one large HUD.
This is certainly a welcome feature as your eyes will be on the road even though you need to look at the map. The company has showcased two HUDs, projecting navigation and speed among other data.
JBL Wireless Earbuds
JBL also attended the CES 2021 Show to introduce us to its upcoming lineup of wireless earbuds. The company has launched four different wireless earbuds priced between $150 – $200. Earbud models are the JBL Live Free NC Plus ($150), JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS ($150), JBL Live Pro Plus ($180), and JBL Tour Pro Plus ($200).
The earbuds will enter the market starting in March. The JBL Tour Pro Plus is the highest specification model ever. You’ll get 6 hours of noise-canceling playback and up to 8 hours on Bluetooth alone. The earbuds come with 6.8mm dynamic drivers, fast charging, multiple voice assistant support, IPX-4 sweat proofing, adaptive noise cancellation, and more.
LG CLOi UV-C Sanitizing Robot
You may have heard of cleaning robots, but now is the time to build sanitizing robots that can make public areas safer. LG announced the CLOi UV-C cleaning robot in December last year. They finally introduced us to bots at CES 2021.
With a tower-like design, robots can navigate through places such as offices, restaurants, schools, and other public places. UV-C lamps disinfect surfaces in their way and almost kill all bacteria. Operators can monitor the robot via a mobile or tablet application. The LG CLOi UV-C robot also comes with a sensor that limits UV exposure if a person is within 16 feet of it, ensuring staff safety in public spaces.
CES 2021: FAQs
When will the CES 2021 show take place?
This all-round virtual conference was held between January 11 and January 14. It’s even online and not open to the public.
How is CES 2021 different after 51 years?
Just like other technology events, the Consumer Electronics Show format was changed to online only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, all product launches and announcements can be streamed via the CES website.