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Weird and wonderful gadgets unveiled at this year's CES tech show – Daily Mail

A headset that helps track your sleep, a smart cat bowl and a motorised suitcase are among some of the innovative gadgets going on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. 

The largest technology convention in the world is taking place in a conference hall in Las Vegas, showcasing a mix of aspiring tech companies’ innovations and a small handful of gems from established names. 

Members of the media were given a sneak preview of some of the stars of the show at a ‘CES Unveiled’ event, held ahead of its official opening tomorrow. 

CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the coming year’s agenda. 

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CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the coming year's agenda. Here, the UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better, is demonstrated at the CES Unveiled 2019 in Las Vegas

CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the coming year's agenda. Here, the UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better, is demonstrated at the CES Unveiled 2019 in Las Vegas

CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the coming year’s agenda. Here, the UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better, is demonstrated at the CES Unveiled 2019 in Las Vegas

A headset that helps track your sleep, a smart cat bowl and a motorised suitcase are among some of the innovative gadgets going on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Here, the SPECTRA X, a shareable electric skateboard by Walnutt Technologies is displayed the event

A headset that helps track your sleep, a smart cat bowl and a motorised suitcase are among some of the innovative gadgets going on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Here, the SPECTRA X, a shareable electric skateboard by Walnutt Technologies is displayed the event

A headset that helps track your sleep, a smart cat bowl and a motorised suitcase are among some of the innovative gadgets going on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Here, the SPECTRA X, a shareable electric skateboard by Walnutt Technologies is displayed the event

Members of the media were given a sneak preview of some of the stars of the show at a 'CES Unveiled' event, held ahead of its official opening tomorrow. The Mookkie cat bowl, pictured here, uses visual recognition and will only open up to a specific cat's face, preventing other cats or animals from eating the food  

Members of the media were given a sneak preview of some of the stars of the show at a 'CES Unveiled' event, held ahead of its official opening tomorrow. The Mookkie cat bowl, pictured here, uses visual recognition and will only open up to a specific cat's face, preventing other cats or animals from eating the food  

Members of the media were given a sneak preview of some of the stars of the show at a ‘CES Unveiled’ event, held ahead of its official opening tomorrow. The Mookkie cat bowl, pictured here, uses visual recognition and will only open up to a specific cat’s face, preventing other cats or animals from eating the food  

WHAT IS CES? 

The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual technology convention that takes place in Las Vegas. 

The show typically takes place in early January. 

It attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from all over the world, as well as thousands of tech firms, startups and entrepreneurs.  

Companies show off their latest innovations, ranging from the latest robots, autonomous vehicles and smart assistant-equipped gadgets.  

A recent boom in sleep tech has seen everything from smart pillows and sleep-tracking beds emerging on the market.

Urgonight, a sleep-tracking headset by French startup Urgo Group goes one step further by training your brain to sleep better.

The headband connects to the Urgonight app and trains your brain into developing wave patterns for healthier sleep. 

The Urgonight EEG (electroencephalogram) therapy requires three 20-minute sessions per week, which then gives you feedback in the app that shows your session progress in real time.

The team say that sustainable results take three months to achieve but that it helps you learn how to produce brainwaves that enhance your natural sleep.

Another sleep tech startup Dreamlight unveiled a mask that uses light, sound and genetics so you fall asleep faster and wake up with more energy.

The Dreamlight is a heavily padded and contoured strip that wraps around your head and attaches with velcro. 

The convention showcases a mix of aspiring tech companies' innovations and a small handful of gems from established names. Japanese company Mui Calm lets users control devices such as home lighting and thermostats via touch and voice command, claiming to create a more 'natural interface'. The device costs $600 and claims to cut down on screen time 

The convention showcases a mix of aspiring tech companies' innovations and a small handful of gems from established names. Japanese company Mui Calm lets users control devices such as home lighting and thermostats via touch and voice command, claiming to create a more 'natural interface'. The device costs $600 and claims to cut down on screen time 

The convention showcases a mix of aspiring tech companies’ innovations and a small handful of gems from established names. Japanese company Mui Calm lets users control devices such as home lighting and thermostats via touch and voice command, claiming to create a more ‘natural interface’. The device costs $600 and claims to cut down on screen time 

The largest technology convention in the world is taking place in a conference hall in Las Vegas is set to draw in around 180,000 visitors. For those who travel often, on display was the Ovis Suitcase, pictured here, which automatically follows the owner around and even dodges passers-by

The largest technology convention in the world is taking place in a conference hall in Las Vegas is set to draw in around 180,000 visitors. For those who travel often, on display was the Ovis Suitcase, pictured here, which automatically follows the owner around and even dodges passers-by

The largest technology convention in the world is taking place in a conference hall in Las Vegas is set to draw in around 180,000 visitors. For those who travel often, on display was the Ovis Suitcase, pictured here, which automatically follows the owner around and even dodges passers-by

Plumbing company Kohler stole the show with an 'intelligent toilet' with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls. It has personalised cleansing and drier functions, built-in speakers, and comes with a promise of 'exceptional water efficiency'

Plumbing company Kohler stole the show with an 'intelligent toilet' with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls. It has personalised cleansing and drier functions, built-in speakers, and comes with a promise of 'exceptional water efficiency'

Plumbing company Kohler stole the show with an ‘intelligent toilet’ with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls. It has personalised cleansing and drier functions, built-in speakers, and comes with a promise of ‘exceptional water efficiency’

Plumbing company Kohler showed off an ‘intelligent toilet’ with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls. 

The Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet, also has personalised cleansing and drier functions, built-in speakers, and comes with a promise of ‘exceptional water efficiency’.

‘Connected technology is driving innovation in the smart home category, but connectivity alone isn’t enough,’ said David Kohler, Kohler’s chief.

‘We believe in leading with design and seamlessly incorporating the right technologies so that our customers can personalise their bathroom experiences to be just right for them.’

A recent boom in sleep tech has seen everything from smart pillows and sleep-tracking beds emerging on the market. Startup Dreamlight unveiled a mask that uses light, sound and genetics so you fall asleep faster and wake up with more energy. The Dreamlight Pro is a heavily padded and contoured strip that wraps around your head and attaches with velcro

A recent boom in sleep tech has seen everything from smart pillows and sleep-tracking beds emerging on the market. Startup Dreamlight unveiled a mask that uses light, sound and genetics so you fall asleep faster and wake up with more energy. The Dreamlight Pro is a heavily padded and contoured strip that wraps around your head and attaches with velcro

A recent boom in sleep tech has seen everything from smart pillows and sleep-tracking beds emerging on the market. Startup Dreamlight unveiled a mask that uses light, sound and genetics so you fall asleep faster and wake up with more energy. The Dreamlight Pro is a heavily padded and contoured strip that wraps around your head and attaches with velcro

The shareable electric skateboard which focuses on P2P (person to person) sharing. Similar to Airbnb, owners of the skateboard can rent out the right of use to people who are interested in riding. Here, a reporter at the convention gives one a test

The shareable electric skateboard which focuses on P2P (person to person) sharing. Similar to Airbnb, owners of the skateboard can rent out the right of use to people who are interested in riding. Here, a reporter at the convention gives one a test

The shareable electric skateboard which focuses on P2P (person to person) sharing. Similar to Airbnb, owners of the skateboard can rent out the right of use to people who are interested in riding. Here, a reporter at the convention gives one a test

Ahead of the convention, Samsung announces a partnership with long time rivals Apple before introducing an enormous microLED TV called The Wall, also revealed at last year's CES, Samsung has returned in 2019 with a smaller, 75-inch 4K TV, touted as more 'practical fit for the living room'. Samsung's screen chief Jonghee Han at this year's CES

Ahead of the convention, Samsung announces a partnership with long time rivals Apple before introducing an enormous microLED TV called The Wall, also revealed at last year's CES, Samsung has returned in 2019 with a smaller, 75-inch 4K TV, touted as more 'practical fit for the living room'. Samsung's screen chief Jonghee Han at this year's CES

Ahead of the convention, Samsung announces a partnership with long time rivals Apple before introducing an enormous microLED TV called The Wall, also revealed at last year’s CES, Samsung has returned in 2019 with a smaller, 75-inch 4K TV, touted as more ‘practical fit for the living room’. Samsung’s screen chief Jonghee Han at this year’s CES

Also on display was the Ovis Suitcase which automatically follows its owner around and even dodges passers-by.

After introducing an enormous microLED TV called The Wall at last year’s CES, Samsung has returned in 2019 with a smaller, 75-inch 4K TV, touted as more ‘practical fit for the living room’.

The incredibly thin television uses the same foundation as The Wall, combining ‘individual tiles of self-emissive MicroLEDs, featuring millions of inorganic red, green and blue microscopic LED chips that emit their own bright light to produce brilliant colors on screen.’ 

The SPECTRA X, by Walnutt Technologies is a shareable electric skateboard which focuses on P2P (person to person) sharing.

Debbie Cohen-Abravanel, CMO at Foldimate, demonstrates the new device that folds your clothes automatically, at the CES Unveiled at CES International. The machine costs $16,000  analyzes each clothing item and figure out the best way to fold it using AI.

Debbie Cohen-Abravanel, CMO at Foldimate, demonstrates the new device that folds your clothes automatically, at the CES Unveiled at CES International. The machine costs $16,000  analyzes each clothing item and figure out the best way to fold it using AI.

Debbie Cohen-Abravanel, CMO at Foldimate, demonstrates the new device that folds your clothes automatically, at the CES Unveiled at CES International. The machine costs $16,000 analyzes each clothing item and figure out the best way to fold it using AI.

Similar to Airbnb, owners of the skateboard can rent out the right of use to people who are interested in riding.  

Walnutt Technologies claims that the device connects people who share the same interests, enabling more people to enjoy the fun of e-skateboarding while fostering an e-skater ecosystem. 

A number of smart-home security cameras were also on show, along with a slat of wood which acts as a display to cut down on screen time.

Mui Calm lets owners control devices such as home lighting and thermostats via touch and voice command.

The UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better is seen at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The headband connects to the Urgonight app and trains your brain into developing wave patterns for healthier sleep

The UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better is seen at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The headband connects to the Urgonight app and trains your brain into developing wave patterns for healthier sleep

The UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better is seen at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The headband connects to the Urgonight app and trains your brain into developing wave patterns for healthier sleep

Among some of the more unusual gadgets on show were a water bottle with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and a refrigerator that detects when you are out of beer and orders more.  Here, the AQUIO Bluetooth water speakers

Among some of the more unusual gadgets on show were a water bottle with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and a refrigerator that detects when you are out of beer and orders more.  Here, the AQUIO Bluetooth water speakers

Among some of the more unusual gadgets on show were a water bottle with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and a refrigerator that detects when you are out of beer and orders more.  Here, the AQUIO Bluetooth water speakers

The $600 (£470) piece of wood. It is also a touchscreen display with Google Assistant voice controls that is meant to be a more natural interface than a regular screen.

It lets users to check the news and weather and send and receive messages by showing text on the wooden slat. 

The Japanese company says the technology blends into your home, for a calmer environment.

Various fuzzy robots for children were also previewed at the tech event – including a robot that is designed to tell children bed time stories. 

The Mookkie cat bowl uses visual recognition and will only open up to a specific cat’s face, preventing other cats or animals from eating the food. 

The bowl connects to a local network over WiFi and will send pet owners a notification via the mobile app to alert them that their pet is about to eat. It can also send a short video of the pet in action.

The conference began yesterday and showcases latest inventions from thousands of companies and new start-ups ranging from groundbreaking to bizarre

The conference began yesterday and showcases latest inventions from thousands of companies and new start-ups ranging from groundbreaking to bizarre

The conference began yesterday and showcases latest inventions from thousands of companies and new start-ups ranging from groundbreaking to bizarre

The Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled their BreadBot at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay. Three US grocery chains will begin testing it out in stores later this year, though Breadbot's makers would not specify which ones

The Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled their BreadBot at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay. Three US grocery chains will begin testing it out in stores later this year, though Breadbot's makers would not specify which ones

The Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled their BreadBot at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay. Three US grocery chains will begin testing it out in stores later this year, though Breadbot’s makers would not specify which ones

The automated device starts with dry ingredients and bakes several different types of bread, including white, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat. The bread requires fewer preservatives since it's made on the spot, according The Wilkinson Baking Company

The automated device starts with dry ingredients and bakes several different types of bread, including white, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat. The bread requires fewer preservatives since it's made on the spot, according The Wilkinson Baking Company

The automated device starts with dry ingredients and bakes several different types of bread, including white, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat. The bread requires fewer preservatives since it’s made on the spot, according The Wilkinson Baking Company

It is also said to work with Google Assistant, meaning you can control the bowl’s opening mechanism as well as order more pet food by simply using voice commands.  

The Breadbot — a carb vending machine – proved to be another highlight of the show. 

The automated device starts with dry ingredients and bakes several different types of bread, including white, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat.

The bread requires fewer preservatives since it’s made on the spot, according The Wilkinson Baking Company. 

 The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, bringing the latest in consumer technology from all around the world. La Roche-Posay unveiled their smart PH skincare system

 The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, bringing the latest in consumer technology from all around the world. La Roche-Posay unveiled their smart PH skincare system

 The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, bringing the latest in consumer technology from all around the world. La Roche-Posay unveiled their smart PH skincare system

My Skin Track UV is a wearable PH tracker from La Roche-Posay seen at CES Unveiled.  The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, bringing the latest in consumer technology from all around the world. La Roche-Posay unveiled their smart PH skincare system

My Skin Track UV is a wearable PH tracker from La Roche-Posay seen at CES Unveiled.  The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, bringing the latest in consumer technology from all around the world. La Roche-Posay unveiled their smart PH skincare system

My Skin Track UV is a wearable PH tracker from La Roche-Posay seen at CES Unveiled.  The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas, bringing the latest in consumer technology from all around the world. La Roche-Posay unveiled their smart PH skincare system

Three US grocery chains will begin testing it out in stores later this year, though Breadbot’s makers would not specify which ones. 

Among some of the more unusual gadgets on show were a water bottle with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and a refrigerator that detects when you are out of beer and orders more. 

British company Elvie displayed a breast pump that can be worn in a bra under normal clothes and operates with minimal sound so mothers can go about their normal jobs and routines.

The Elvie is already available in the United Kingdom and will start shipping in the United States in February.

Japanese company Groove X has just unveiled its Lovot robot, a companion that can ask for attention, shy away from people it's not familiar with and follow you around like a pet

Japanese company Groove X has just unveiled its Lovot robot, a companion that can ask for attention, shy away from people it's not familiar with and follow you around like a pet

Japanese company Groove X has just unveiled its Lovot robot, a companion that can ask for attention, shy away from people it’s not familiar with and follow you around like a pet

Codi, an AI enabled toy robot from Pillar Learning, is seen at CES Unveiled 2019. It was developed for children to let them play and learn with something different than a tablet or smartphone screen. It comes with parent-approved lessons, stories, activities and songs

Codi, an AI enabled toy robot from Pillar Learning, is seen at CES Unveiled 2019. It was developed for children to let them play and learn with something different than a tablet or smartphone screen. It comes with parent-approved lessons, stories, activities and songs

Codi, an AI enabled toy robot from Pillar Learning, is seen at CES Unveiled 2019. It was developed for children to let them play and learn with something different than a tablet or smartphone screen. It comes with parent-approved lessons, stories, activities and songs


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