Thousands of gadget gurus and tech visionaries descend upon Las Vegas each January for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, where brands showcase the latest and greatest in consumer technology. This year, products ranged from driverless cars to bendable televisions—and even a bed that tracks your sleeping patterns. While all the gadgets on offer were strikingly different, they’ll each eventually play a role in altering daily life as a we know it. Here, we’ve selected our top 10 futuristic standouts.
Samsung Bendable TV
What it is: An 85-inch 4K television that switches from flat to curved screen with the touch of a button
Availability: Second half of 2014; samsung.com
Babolat Play Pure Drive
What it is: A tennis racket embedded with sensors that cull information about the user’s swing, power, endurance, technique and ball impact. The data is sent to a corresponding app, which analyzes the player’s technique and indicates ways to improve.
Availability: Available now. Go to babolat.com for distributors
What it is: A voice-activated, app-controlled outdoor grill that automatically adjusts cooking temperatures and timing based on item and user preferences
Availability: 2015; lynxgrills.com
What it is: A simple, one-touch controller for your speakers
Availability: April 2014; bang-olufsen.com
Sleep Number x12 Bed
What it is: A wi-fi enabled bed that monitors your sleep patterns and scores the quality of your shut-eye, then recommends ways to improve. It also adjusts incline to control snoring and is equipped with under-bed lighting that turns on and off when you get up to go to the bathroom.
Price: Queen-size starts at $8,000
Availability: select markets in February, nationwide in April; sleepnumber.com
What it is: A “smart” electric toothbrush with three sensors that record information about how long you brush and the quality of your brushing. It syncs wirelessly to your smartphone, sending data about your brushing habits to an app—which can even be shared with your dentist.
Price: $99 – $200
Availability: Pre-order this summer; kolibree.com
What it is: A car that drives itself using 360-degree radar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras, electronic braking and steering control
Whirlpool Cooktop Concept
What it is: A touch-screen, interactive cooking surface that turns a kitchen counter into a stove and a place to read recipes
Availability: It’s currently just a concept—not a real product—so no word on if it will ever actually go into production.
LG Curved TV
What it is: A 105-inch curved, 4K television stocked with features like “Cinema 3D,” which allows viewers to instantly convert 2D shows into 3D.
Availability: TBA; lg.com/us/
What it is: An electric, driverless smart shuttle that can transport up to eight passengers. The vehicle maxes out at 12.5 miles per hour, so it will likely only be used in public places like sports arenas and airports.
Availability: Currently available in the U.S.; induct-technology.com