Want to shine the spotlight on some of the world’s most disruptive technologies? Visit CES in Las Vegas. among the, and the fair is also full of prototypes, designs and big ideas for fascinating products to come.
, electric roller skates and even flying cars are just some of the innovative creations on display. Find out all about the most futuristic products to be announced at CES 2023. Follow every major CES announcement on our live blog for more information.
Aska A5 puts the first flying car in action
Next Future Mobility announced its flying car back in 2019 (and started taking pre-orders), but CES 2023 will mark the premiere of the Aska A5 — though inclement weather delayed its first presentation on Wednesday.
You can call the Aska a wheeled airplane or a car with wings, but technically the Aska is an electric vertical takeoff and landing, or eVTOL, airplane. The vehicle can carry four passengers, and its folding wings extend for vertical takeoff and a range of 250 miles.
Although the Aska A5 is officially taking off at CES this year, you won’t be able to fly one any time soon. Next Future Mobility plans to launch the vehicle in 2026. A deposit of $5,000 is required for pre-orders, which will be refunded after one year.
TCL’s RayNeo X2 AR glasses can translate conversations in real time
Chinese tech company TCL is best known for its TVs, but it’s also branching out into virtual and augmented reality devices. His RayNeo X2 AR glasses are available for demo at CES 2023, and CNET’s Scott Stein was able to use them.
The frames of the RayNeo X2 AR glasses are a bit bulkier than regular glasses frames, but prescription inserts eliminate the need to wear other glasses underneath, and the anticipated launch of Qualcomm’s AR1 chipset should further reduce the size.
The RayNeo X2 AR glasses will be released to the developer community in late Q1 2023, with commercial launch planned for later in the year.
Dell’s Concept Nyx controller makes gaming personal
Although Valve tried reinventing the game controller years ago, we haven’t seen much innovation in the game controller space as everyone has settled on the functional Xbox design as the standard.
The Concept Nyx Controller prototype developed by hardware subsidiary Alienware is based on the Concept Nyx Home Gaming Server that Dell introduced last year. A fingerprint sensor on the top recognizes individual players, automatically loads their preferences and can even launch their favorite games.
Two customizable scroll wheels on the bottom of the controller allow for easy selection of weapons or other menu items, and touch sensors under the left and right shoulder buttons provide slider controls. Toggle buttons on the back of the controller allow you to quickly switch between two full command sets on the front.
The Nyx Controller is still a prototype in development with no expected release date.
Atmos Gear gives electric power to inline skates
Electric bikes are on the rise, so why not electric roller skates? Thanks to French company Atmos Gear, you won’t have to take off your skates to climb steep hills. Its motorized skate frame is designed to fit any roller skate and get you cruising at around 15 mph.
The skates are powered by a remote control and are designed to give you a range of around 12 miles. You can also use the skates manually, even while the motor battery is charging.
Atmos Gear is currently taking pre-orders of the product for €500 (equivalent to $530, £440, AU$775). The company has announced that it will begin production of its electric skates once it has received 200 pre-orders – it currently has 150 received.
Loovic promises hands-free directions for navigating anywhere
One of the more unusual prototypes being shown at CES 2023 is a wearable neckband from a Japanese startup called Loovic. The device hangs around your neck, much like studio headphones, when not in use, and provides audio and tactile instructions to help you navigate without looking at your phone.
The device was inspired by the son of Loovic CEO Toru Tamanka, who suffers from a cognitive impairment that makes following instructions difficult. It will work for anyone who wants to get navigation while holding their heads up. The Loovic neckband provides instructions via speakers as well as tactile feedback on the neck and shoulders. The device is still a prototype with no planned release.
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