Looking for an excuse to buy a new toy? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just wrapped up in Las Vegas, and with it we've seen an overwhelming amount of new gadgets, devices, and smart technology that might find its way into your home in the near future.
We've got the rundown on the coolest tech to make your life a little easier.
Here are our 10 favourite gadgets from CES that you might want to pick up before anyone else:
1. Wireless Earbuds
These sleek earbuds bring you one step closer to feeling like James bond on a covert mission. Just don't lose them in the couch cushions while you're tossing back vodka martinis.
bragi.com | $299
2. Door-in-Door Fridge
Have you ever complained about lack of fridge space in your home? LG's solution for you is its Door-In-Door technology, which provides more than enough room for groceries and cold drinks.
LG.com | $2499
3. Bendable TV
At first glance this 77" behemoth of a television may seem excessive for a Yaletown condo, but factor it's "bendable" screen, and you might just find a corner to put this in. On the other hand, the price tag...
wired.com | $24,999
4. Sling TV
Here's the scoop on the Dish Sling TV. For $20 a month, you get subscription streaming to channels like ESPN, TNT, Food Network, Disney, and more. All without a contract. If you've been debating cutting the cord, 2015 might be your year.
sling.com | $20/month
5. August Smart Lock + Connect
The August Smart Lock has been around for a little while. It lets you grant key access to your door to authorized guests (deliveries, Airbnb guests, etc). With the new update, you can connect your August lock to wifi, and open the door remotely. Perfect for when you're across town in a meeting and you want to let your housekeeper in.
august.com | $249
6. Withings Activité Smartwatch
A smart watch that looks like a traditional timepiece? Yes, please. For those who prefer that classic look over a digital display, this is the perfect hybrid. Swiss made movement on the surface, and under the hood, Activité monitors your fitness activity and syncs with your phone via bluetooth.
withings.com | $450
7. LG Styler 2 Clothing Care System
If you spend a lot of time and money on dry-cleaning, this one's for you. While it's not cheap, LG says "The Quick Refresh function keeps clothes looking, feeling and smelling fresh, while Moving Hanger Action gently shakes steamed items to remove everyday wrinkles." We're sold.
theverge.com | $2,000
8. Parrot Pot H2O Self watering system
Never again have to worry about arriving home after a trip and seeing that your plants have withered away. With the Parrot Pot system, your plants will water themselves as needed, with water reserves that will last a month.
parrot.com | Price TBA
9. ConnectedCyle Smart Bike Pedal
Are you the type to crank out an early morning spin class and then bike to work? ConnectedCycle monitors your speed, route, incline, and calories and automatically syncs with your smartphone. It also acts as a security device, notifying you where your bike is at all times. With the number of bike thefts in Vancouver, that feature alone should make this a popular item on next year's Secret Santa list.
connectedcycle.com | Pricing TBA
10. Audi A7 Self Driving Car
This concept by Audi made the 550 mile drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas showing off it's "self-driving" capabilities. We're not at the point where you can let the car truly drive itself yet, but with smart sensors and safety features like 3D video camera, this is a great preview of what to expect from automakers in the coming years. Plus it'll help you park better in Yaletown.
digitaltrends.com | Price TBA
So there's our roundup of our favourite high tech gear at this year's CES. Anything we've missed that should make the list?
Tell us what you think in the comments below!
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