This year was the first time CES was totally virtual rather than in its usual location of Las Vegas. However, that doesn’t mean that the biggest consumer electronics event of the year didn’t have some great new tech products to add to your wish list. Tech brands were still able to show off the best new technology that we’ll soon be able to get. Here are the best devices that were introduced at CES 2021 that you will actually want to buy, including new TVs, computers, smart home devices, and more.
What is CES?
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a yearly tech event where different companies showcase their new products and concepts. Some of the biggest brands participate in the event to introduce new tech gadgets ranging from TVs, smart home devices, robotics, and more.
Some of the biggest products first announced on CES were the first home VCR in 1970, Tetris in 1988, and Microsoft’s Xbox in 2001. This year, the event featured a variety of products from Lenovo, Motorola, TP-Link, LG, and more.
Best Home Theater Products of CES 2021
LG G1 TV
LG unveiled the best new line of TVs during CES 2021 event. According to LG, the Evo line of TVs feature next-generation technology that is meant to increase the brightness of OLED screens. The G1 will be LG’s first OLED TV that can finally compete with the brightness of LED screens.
The LG G1 4K TV will also feature processors that use AI to optimize and upscale the image, making it sharper, brighter, and more colorful. The processor can even differentiate foregrounds from backgrounds, enabling it to deliver more three-dimensional images.
LG’s new line of TVs will also come with 5.1.2 surround sound speakers built-in. The LG G1 will have four HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K at 120Hz. LG even created a new TV stand that they hope will be an alternative to TV mounts.
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar
If you’re looking for the best soundbar to get this year, the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is the company’s first to support Virtual Dolby Atmos. That means it will offer 3D surround sound for less than half the price of the JBL Bar 9.1, which used upward-facing speakers to bounce sound off the ceiling.
The JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar also supports Amazon multi-room music, which lets you stream music across different devices. You can use it with Alexa, Chromecast, and AirPlay. You can get this soundbar for $400 starting in the spring of 2021.
If you’re looking for the best laptop to buy this year, Lenovo just announced the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga. With its titanium chassis, this 13-inch 2-in-1 laptop is a great choice if you want something lightweight yet sturdy. Lenovo says that this the thinnest ThinkPad ever at under half an inch, and it only weighs 2.5 pounds.
The new X1 Titanium Yoga will come with Intel’s latest 11th Gen Core i7 vPro processors, and you can configure it to have up to 16GB memory and 1TB of SSD storage. It should be available this month starting at $1,899.
Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor
The Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor was one of the best monitors announced at CES. This 38-inch curved monitor delivers a near-complete field of view that reduces how much your eyes have to move across the screen. It also features a high resolution of 3,840 x 1,600, making it perfect for those working on creative apps.
This monitor will be available on January 24, with a starting price of $1,500.
Best Mobile Products from CES
Motorola G-Series Smartphones
Motorola refreshed its G-Series smartphones during the CES 2021 event. Four new budget phones were announced, ranging from $170 to $400. The series’ best feature is its long-lasting batteries. All of the G-Series phones can last two days or more from a single charge.
The Lenovo P11 tablet is one of the best budget gadgets announced at CES. Priced at $230, this tablet is incredibly versatile. With its detachable keyboard, you can use this tablet as a laptop. Kids can also use it securely using the included Kids Space, which is Google’s kids mode experience.
You can get the Lenovo P11 keyboard and stylus as separate purchases.
Best Smart Home Products of CES
TP-Link Kasa Spot Pan Tilt
One of the best smart home devices that stood out at CES this year was the Kasa Spot Pan Tilt smart security camera from TP-Link. This smart camera covers everything with its 360-degree perspective. It also has motion tracking, person detection, a mic, a speaker, a sharp 2K HD resolution, and night vision.
Best Wellness Products of CES
This is not the first sensor that Airthings has produced to monitor indoor air quality for problems like mold and radon. But recently at CES, they introduced the Airthings Virus Risk Indicator that will provide you with one of the best ways to monitor virus risks.
Airthings uses four factors to assess the virus risk. It gives a room a rating based on virus survival rate, room occupancy, ventilation rate, and the body’s natural defenses. If the rating is low, Airthings will suggest solutions, like increasing the airflow or reducing the number of people in the room.
Biospectal OptiBP App
The Biospectal OptiBP Android app lets you use your phone’s camera to check your blood pressure. It’s one of the best and more ambitious digital products announced at CES, given that it does the job of a medical tool. Biospectal provides quick results, and it has been validated in peer-reviewed studies.
Cuzen Matcha Machine
Matcha lovers will love this modern tea machine introduced at CES. It reduces the prep-time needed to make a matcha tea. All you need to do is pour the matcha leaves onto the Cuzen Matcha Machine and wait for it to release a freshly whipped frothy matcha brew.