A number of big announcements from Automotive to Gaming were a hit of CES 2022. The automotive industry has consistently grown its representation at the show, and this year was no exception. Then there were the realistic robots to consider.
The common theme across the smart home category at this year’s CES is simplicity. One focal point of CES 2022 was Smart Home Technology. Companies introduced appliances that are easier to set up and ensure your home becomes smarter.
Here’s a list of innovative and quirky gadgets to make your home smarter, in no particular order:
The Samsung Home Hub makes controlling a smart home a breeze. You won’t have to fumble with a billion toggles and toolbars to find the sensor or appliance you want to operate with the Home Hub. It’s an 8.4-inch touchscreen tablet that works as a central dashboard for your smart home and leverages AI to bring the setting you need right now to the forefront.
The Homey Bridge is a smart home hub that is already accessible in Europe. It supports six wireless technologies, including Zigbee, Z-Wave Plus, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 433MHz, and Infrared, and can connect to over 50,000 smart home gadgets from over 1,000 companies. Homey Bridge is now available for $69. Homey’s app-only solution features a free version that manages up to five devices and a $2.99 a month subscription tier that controls unlimited devices.
The Mui Hub Board is a smart home control hub that filters out the “noise” and only shows you what you need to know on its simple display. The Mui hub is made completely of wood and connects with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing for both touch and voice control. It’s minimalistic.
Chillax’s latest baby monitor has more AI capabilities than you may imagine. It says that its 1080p camera is more effective at identifying whether a baby has rolled over, as well as whether they’re sleeping and breathing well. It also features a privacy mode that disconnects it from Wi-Fi immediately.
Arlo’s new security solution eliminates one of the most tedious aspects of home monitoring: proprietary sensors. Arlo’s new hallmark feature is an all-in-one multi-sensor that can be linked to any of eight different functions. It can detect motion, open windows, water leaks, smoke alarms, and other events.
Whirlpool has a new software update for its smart ovens that adds not only a function, but essentially a new appliance to the oven. The company’s Smart Slide-in Gas and Electric Ranges, as well as the Smart Single, Double, and Combination Wall Ovens, can now act as air fryers. All you’ll need is an air fry basket, which should be available in early 2022.
Lenovo’s smart bedside clock also got an upgrade at CES 2022. The most notable difference this year is that Amazon Alexa replaces Google’s virtual assistant. Aside from that, there are a few small cosmetic tweaks and a new $30 Ambient Light Dock to look forward to.
Bosch’s new Spexor gadget, can identify whether someone has broken into your house even without cameras. Instead, it detects changes in the surroundings using a set of noise and motion sensors. It can also keep you up to date on air quality and temperature changes, in addition to break-ins.
The new Ecovacs Deebot X1 is the cleaning house robot we’ve all wished for. It can not only vacuum and mop like many of its competitors, but it can also empty its dirt and dust collection and clean itself. It will even replenish its tank with clean water without the need for human involvement from its “Omni Station.”
The new smart light bulb from Sengled is much more than what it looks like. It can assess various vital indicators of everyone within range, including sleep quality statistics, heart rate, and body temperature, thanks to groundbreaking new radar technology. Furthermore, it can detect whether someone has fallen within a room and instantly seek assistance.
Schlage has announced the release of the first lock that works with Apple’s Home Key. With the release of iOS 15, you may save a digital key on your phone or watch and lock or open doors with a single tap. The Schlage Encode Plus, priced at $300, will be available in spring 2022.
Panasonic is the latest appliance manufacturer to provide Alexa-assisted popcorn cooking. Amazon’s speech assistant is compatible with its newest Smart Inverter Countertop Microwave Oven. After you’ve set it up, you can just speak to the microwave to control over 100 features from afar.
The kitchen has been a focal point for smart-home tech in CES 2022. Moen’s Smart Faucet promises to be one of the more interesting applications. Aside from the standard manual control, you can operate and control the faucet with three methods – Voice assistance via Alexa or Google Assistant, the Moen app, or a touchless motion sensor. You can also regulate the temperature and water flow with hand gestures, owing to the touchless technology. You may also choose a preset water temperature and a gesture scheme that suits you best in the app.
CES 2022 show halls were loaded with new technologies and gadgets of all sizes and forms, giving visitors a sneak peek at the latest innovation coming to smart homes.
So what are you waiting for, explore these smart home gadgets soon!