The Best of CES 2024

The best tech from the CES showfloor


CES 2024 has come and gone! As we do every year, we headed to Vegas and saw the whole slate of new TVs coming to homes, some impressive new smartphones, new tech that will become the backbone of businesses everywhere, and really weird stuff we’ll probably never hear about again. Always a good time, but some gadgets and tech we found just that much more impressive – here’s our list of the best of CES 2024!

Best of CES 2024

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13 2024
The 2024 Dell XPS 13 makes some bold changes

When you have as steady a presence as the Dell XPS 13, you don’t expect any boat rocking, but that’s what we got with the 2024 Dell XPS 13. With a new zero-lattice keyboard, glass trackpad that runs the entire length of the device, and a capacitive touch media/function bar, longtime XPS 13 users will have a few things to get used to — but, especially in the case of that new full-length trackpad, seems like most of those changes are for the better!

Infinix E-Color Shift Technology

Image displaying smartphones using the Infinix E-Color Shift Technology to display changing colors on the backs of the devices
Infinix E-Color Shift Technology is the next generation of smartphone decoration

We haven’t been this excited to talk about what goes on the back of a smartphone in a while! Infinix E-Color Shift Technology uses E Ink Prism 3 pixels to create a color-changing canvas on the back of a smartphone, allowing folks to make their own patterns that can change on the fly. Super fun for personalization, and best of all, it’s set up to not draw power from your smartphone in order to use it.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid

Picture of the 2024 Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid on display at CES 2024
The 2024 Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is the most true to the 2-in-1 name – the keyboard and tablet really are separate computers that can be used independently, the keyboard when paired with another external display

Not too often we get a 2-in-1 device in the most literal sense! The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid doesn’t stop at allowing you to detach the display from the keyboard — both have internal hardware that can allow them to be used as separate devices, with the tablet running Android and the keyboard running Windows when connected to an external display. It’ not the first time we’ve seen a device like this, but it’s definitely one of the best ways we’ve seen it presented.

Do-it-all Lenovo laptop can switch between Android and Windows

JBL Xtreme 4 with replaceable battery

Promotional picture of the JBL Xtreme 4 Bluetooth wireless speaker
The JBL Xtreme 4 has a replaceable battery, making it a little more long-lasting in a couple ways

Round and round we go — replaceable batteries are finally back to being a feature, not a bug! There’s already been a small third party industry that’s popped up around buying and installing new batteries in Bluetooth speakers, and now Harman has simplified things with the JBL Xtreme 4 — in addition to having a replaceable battery with new units available from Harman, the speaker uses AI to learn more about the acoustics of its surroundings and adjust accordingly and has Bluetooth Auracast, which can connect to several devices within range. And even if you don’t replace the battery, the Xtreme 4 will get about 24 hours per charge. Good change, better speaker!

Samsung transparent Micro LED

Samsung transparent MicroLED display demonstrated at CES 2024, displaying splashes of color on the transparent screen
Just a concept for now, but we have a feeling Samsung’s new transparent MicroLED displays might just have a place or three in the kitchen

Samsung keeps on leading the way when it comes to new display technologies. This year, they showed off their transparent Micro LED panel, with Micro LEDs so tiny the company was able to make them invisible, as well as the seams between those tiny pixels. Super cool, and while it might not be practical for a high-end television, we can imagine a lot of uses in Samsung’s bevy of smart home appliances.

GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker

Picture of the GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker in use with a meat thermometer
The GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker brings the art of smoked meats indoors

The kitchen appliance of the summer? Put the air fryer and the Instant Pot in the closet, because 2024 is going to be the year of the GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker. With a little dispenser slot up top for wood pellets, the smoker mimics the art of slow-cooked, smoked barbecued meats, bringing all that flavor inside for folks who don’t have the money or space for a full-on barbecue setup.

Withings BeamO

Promotional image of Withings Beamo device next to a smartphone running the companion app
Withings BeamO is a new heart monitoring device from the home health experts

Withings is taking the home non-contact thermometer three steps further with the Withings BeamO. A small device that acts as an ECG, oximeter, stethoscope, and thermometer sensor, the device can be useful to keep tabs on your health, but will be even more useful during telemedicine appointments with your doctor, to provide them with current readouts.

Hisense CanvasTV

Picture of several Hisense CanvasTVs on display showing digital art pieces at CES 2024
The Samsung Frame TV finally has some competition in the Hisense CanvasTV

The Samsung Frame isn’t the only elegant TV in town! The Hisense CanvasTV has a super small bezel that resembles an art frame, and couples that with a zero-gap wall mount to really lock in the look of an art piece. You’ll be able to display digital art when the TV is not in use, but it’s also a fully capable TV.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT

Image of AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT GPU
The AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT will enable smooth, high-quality gaming at 1080p for under $400

Folks deserve high-quality gaming, no matter what kind of display they’ve got! For folks who don’t see the need to upgrade past 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT is a desktop GPU that should allow you to get the absolute most out of 1080p gaming, without having to pay sky high GPU prices (which, fortunately, have come way down since their crypto fever peak). This one? Just $329.

Eureka Dual Washing Bot

Picture of the Eureka Dual Washing Bot with a smart vacuum rolling out of a bay door on the bottom
The Eureka Dual Washing Bot combines a washer, dryer, smart vacuum, and smart mop

Wash all the things! The Eureka Dual Washing Bot cleans houses four cleaning appliances in one tidy unit — in addition to being a combination washer/dryer, there’s a bay door at the bottom that houses a smart vacuum and smart mop, tackling all your clothes and all your home’s surfaces. That’s efficiency!

Ecoflow Delta Pro Ultra

Promotional image of the EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra outside of a home
The EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra is a heavy-duty home backup power storage/generator unit

With wilder weather and unpredictable availability of power comes a surge of interest in backup power storage units and generators. The EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra is a big one — it has a capacity of 6kWh, 7200W output and 5.6kW of solar input, and can be charged using gas, AC power, or solar. to the extent you can charge it using solar power in your area, it could help keep your electricity bill down while still fully charging this backup unit.

Dell Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED Gaming Monitor

Lifestyle picture of the Dell Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED Gaming Monitor in use
Dell Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED Gaming Monitor might be the most technically proficient gaming monitor yet

We’re finally seeing more OLED displays come in smaller sizes, which means we’re finally getting some proper 4K OLED gaming monitors these days! The Dell Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED Gaming Monitor might be the best yet — the 32″ size is perfect for desktop gaming, 4K in OLED is going to be beautiful, and the 240Hz refresh rate is good enough for virtually any kind of game Now to just get a GPU for your rig to maximize it!

MSI Claw

Image of the MSI Claw handheld gaming device
The MSI Claw is an Intel-powered Steam Deck competitor in handheld gaming

Ever since the Steam Deck finally dropped, handheld PC gaming has been getting more and more popular. MSI now has their entry into the space with the MSI Claw, a handheld gaming PC that runs Windows 11 on up to an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H CPU, with support for upscaling older games with Intel XeSS technology, and Intel Arc Graphics. That’s a lot of power, but the Claw still manages to wring two hours of battery life out of the 53Wh battery.

Xgimi Horizon Max

Promotional image of the Xgimi Horizon Max
The Xgimi Horizon Max promises to bring IMAX projection to the home at a reasonable price

Up until now, projectors powerful enough to meet IMAX standards have been too pricey to wind up in homes. That might change with the Xgimi Horizon Max, which uses lasers usually only found in theater projectors and two light sources to create a very bright projection with exacting color fidelity. That ticks the boxes for IMAX quality, but here’s another cool trick — the Horizon Max can adjust settings to suit specific walls and what they’re used for, allowing you to save settings for one wall for gaming, and another wall for watching movies with a group of people. No word on what that more home-friendly price is yet, though.

Honda 0 Series

Picture of the Honda 0 Series Saloon Concept EV
The Honda 0 Series comprises two concept EVs with autonomous capabilities that could be on the road as soon as 2026

We’ve seen the future of EVs here at CES 2024, and it looks pretty cool! The Honda 0 Series includes two concept EVs — the sportier Saloon and the spacious, SUV-like Space-Hub — with tons of space in the interior, allowing them to easily swap in and out of autonomous driving mode. They look like how autonomous vehicles have been envisioned at many points in their tortuous history — on-demand vehicles built for comfort and adaptability. Honda says vehicles based on the two concepts could be seen on the market as soon as 2026, which means the bolder design might take a step back. Even besides that, truly autonomous driving no longer seems right around the corner, so we’re curious to see what exactly Honda has is in mind for 2026.

John Deere Automated Cotton Harvesting Tech

Picture of a John Deere Cotton Harvester harvesting cotton
It’s a tough job, but this really big tractor can do it easily

John Deere has had a strong presence at CES in recent years, with some really fascinating automated tech to make the work of farming much easier and more efficient. This year, they’re showing off the combination of a very large tractor and advanced imaging technology that can detect and harvest cotton carefully, baling it into drums that can be sent off to gins to be processed (still not easy, either!).

Motorola MotoTalk AI

Motorola had some cool tech for retailers at this year’s show. MotoTalk AI will allow teams of employees at retail stores, from big box stores to grocery stores, to simply use their phone’s camera to scan shelves to get inventory metrics, like share of shelf space. Rather than having to do manual counts, managers can use that data to better tweak floor plans to sell more items, making a tedious task much, much faster.

Evie Smart Ring

Image of three Evie Rings in silver, gold, and rose gold
The Evie Ring is a health-monitoring ring built for women

We’re always glad to see a wearable made by folks who understand that it needs to both look good and be useful. The Evie Ring is both — a smart ring built with women’s health in mind, the Evie Ring monitors menstrual cycles, sleep stages, and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and its companion app allows for manual logging of menstural symptoms, mood, and workouts, making it a great all-encompassing health tracker.

Anker SOLIX C800 Plus Portable Power Station

Informational image showing specs of the Anker SOLIX C800 Plus
The Anker SOLIX C800 Plus packs of ton of power, and can become a selfie stick

A large portable battery that makes for a great camping companion? Sure, seen that. A portable battery with an extendable rod that becomes a selfie stick or tripod? Now we have! The Anker SOLIX C800 Plus has just that, along with an impressive 1600W output and 768Wh capacity, allowing it to power up to 10 devices, including smartphones and camping gear like stoves and lights. It’s even got HyperFlash quick charging tech that recharges the whole thing in just 58 minutes from a wall outlet, or in under 3 hours with a solar array that can output 300W.

Wondering what our best picks of CES were in the past? Check out our 2023 story.

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