Pocketnow Best of CES 2022
CES 2022 is finally over and as the show progressed we had the opportunity to see some of the most interesting products, which were mostly for sale products and not just concepts. This year was one without too much complexity, and although many companies canceled their events, we saw some great products. Here is Pocketnow’s list for the Best of CES 2022.
Due to the diversity of the fair, we have not assigned any categories to the awards and have generally concentrated on products that would come onto the market, as concepts will not be of use to anyone until there is a finished product
First on our list is Hyundai for its Mobility of Things Ecosystem. You might have seen Spot, a yellow robot dog, dance on the internet, right? Hyundai acquired Boston Dynamics, the company behind this product, in June 2021. Since then, the robot puppy has been equipped with a robotic arm for applications that are considered dangerous to humans.
However, this is not the only product part of Hyundai’s MoT ecosystem as we also had the opportunity to see concepts related to personal mobility for all (impaired and otherwise) that would provide a more personalized solution for urban transportation. There was also information about the technology that Hyundai would like to apply to logistical issues and offer versatile solutions.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
After CES 2022 had spent months behind the scenes, Samsung also served as a platform to showcase the latest fan edition, the Galaxy S21 FE. It was great to see the company return to CES, and the value proposition device brings far fewer compromises than what we’ve seen before.
For $ 699, the device has a vastly improved display that is almost 1: 1 the same as the more expensive Galaxy S21, except that it is 0.2 inches larger (6.4 inches instead of 6.2 inches) and has a fixed refresh rate ( You can choose 60 Hz or 120 Hz) instead of the adaptive 48 Hz-120 Hz. The build quality with the contour cut frame is more solid and the cameras also have improved performance, possibly due to the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC with its new image signal processor. And every type of 5G has made it into the lineup.
This phone is something to keep in mind if you’re looking for a slightly larger and cheaper Galaxy S21 series device.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The latest Galaxy S21 FE is equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset, a large 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a 12 MP primary, a 12 MP ultrawide and an 8 -MP telesensor equipped on the back to capture moments.
Jabra Elite 4 Active
Jabra has always made great earbuds, but there is always room for improvement and at CES 2022 we saw a new addition to their TWS line, the Jabra Elite 4 Active. The new product has an IP57 rating, improved battery life, and ANC for $ 119, a pretty good deal, especially when compared to AirPods.
For audio, Jabra relies on these 6mm drivers with adjustable EQ (via the Sound + application) and even offers a new transparency mode – so you can let others hear – which it markets as HearThrough technology. And to make sure the people you’re talking to can hear you, the company added four microphones to the device.
The earbuds also have other additional features like built-in Alexa and Spotify Tap. With their proven durability and sound quality, backed up by a two year warranty, these are pretty irresistible in our opinion and worth considering.
The earbuds last 7 hours on a single charge, and the case adds 21 (three full charges) for a total of 28.
Jabra Elite 4 Active
Jabra Elite 4 Active is a great set of truly wireless earbuds for the fitness enthusiast. For a retail price of $ 119, it’s great value for money, especially with its two-year warranty.
Projectors have often been limited to your home or the specially designed cinema room, but with The Freestyle, Samsung has a product that seems pretty interesting. Yes, for projectors it doesn’t have the brightest light sources (only 550 lumens), but also the other limitations.
That mobile device – shocking to think of as one, isn’t it? – really stole the show from us! It can transform into a unit that you place on the floor, one that you can attach to a ceiling, or one that you just pick up and take with you on your camping trip. All of this makes it very appealing.
At $ 899, it’s expensive, but it has a design that adapts to any scenario you want, and it’s hard to deny how cool this product is.
The Freestyle is a portable projector and smart speaker that is perfect for use on the go.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus
The Venu 2 Plus is an addition to Garmin’s line of products that aims to bridge the gap between a smartwatch and a really good fitness computer. It’s available in a 43mm case size – and in three colors of slate, silver, and gold – and will retail for $ 449.99.
It offers 24×7 monitoring functions that measure your oxygen levels, heart rate, sleep, and breathing, to name a few. And it supports 1400 exercises, and Garmin Coach lets you create adaptive training plans to help you meet your fitness goals.
Pocketnow’s Jaime Rivera is training for a marathon and is currently wearing a Garmin Fenix because he wants a more powerful fitness tracker than a more powerful smartwatch. But in his opinion, this product fills the void Garmin had and offers a more modern approach.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus
The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is a great companion for anyone interested in fitness. It has multiple 24×7 monitoring functions and is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
TCL NXTWEAR Air
The TCL NXTWEAR Air is a smart glass that has two micro OLED 1080p displays with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and promises a unique viewing experience.
We have seen wearable eyeglasses in the form of concept countless times and expected TCL to give up its attempts at vaporware, but this product has some feet to stand on as you can purchase it later this year.
We had very little time with the glasses at CES, but it was enough to convince us that they are great. Imagine having the equivalent of a 140-inch TV in front of your eyes while content is being played from your smartphone. It’s pretty much a pocket cinema that you can personalize with different looks to make it more discreet. It’s also easier than their previous attempts, a big plus!
Samsung Odyssey Ark
The Samsung Odyssey Ark is a product that we think got a lot of attention at CES. It’s a new 55-inch curved gaming display with a traditional 16: 9 aspect ratio, although that part of its spec makes it really big for its form factor.
There’s an included watch face that quickly transmits information, and the stand also allows you to rotate it vertically, turning it into a dashboard that lets you do a lot at the same time. Samsung intends for users to apply some of its potential multitasking ideas to make the display as productive or enjoyable as possible.
We believe the design leads to greater versatility and allows the top of the display to show more information than was possible on previous curved screens. However, pricing information is not yet available although we hope it matches the excitement this product has generated.
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is the all-in-one home cleaning solution that we think made a great appearance at CES 2022. It’s expensive at $ 1,399, but it’s said to be the perfect autonomous robot.
It has a brand new empty wash loading dock that automatically cleans the vacuum cleaner’s mop, and after a while the dock cleans itself as well. The S7 is hugely popular, but we believe the MaxV Ultra goes one step further will.
The pain point of having to clean the vacuum cleaner and its base after cleaning your house is very real, and this device is aimed at reducing the hassle and increasing comfort.
The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra will go on sale at the beginning of the second quarter of 2022 and can be purchased directly from Amazon.
Dell XPS 13 Plus
There were lots of laptops and computers in general at CES 2022 due to the introduction of the Alder Lake and Ryzen 6000 series processors alongside new GPUs from Nvidia and AMD. But the Dell XPS 13 Plus has managed to attract some attention, especially among those interested in ultrabooks, with its refreshed design and powerful hardware. But above all the design, we would say.
The XPS lineup has always prioritized its slim form factor and clean looks, but this laptop goes a step further. It has a series of capacitive buttons that control various hardware functions of the device. The trackpad is also integrated into the deck and has haptic controls like Apple’s MacBook. The larger, flat keys on the keyboard are also eye-catching.
The device, with its new internals, is the most powerful the Dell XPS 13 range has ever had, and we hope the implementation will be functionally robust and as good as the design.
John Deere autonomous tractor
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And the last one on our list of awards for CES 2022 is John Deere for its autonomous tractor. While the product is not for sale, it can be rented. Some believe the number will go up to $ 50,000.
But regardless, the product aims to solve the labor problem that agriculture is grappling with; To learn more, we encourage you to watch Jaime Rivera’s interview with the John Deere leadership team about how the product was made.
John Deere products have already been partially automated to improve farm precision, and this device only goes further.