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The Best of CES 2021

Rollable phones, flying taxis, and Covid-fighting robots have all made it on to our best of CES 2021 list

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This year, CES might’ve taken place virtually, but that doesn’t mean that CES 2021 didn’t introduce plenty of innovations. Read on for the Best of CES 2021

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2: Best laptop

ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i
ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i

The second-gen ThinkBook Plus improves over the first-gen dual-display laptop with an even larger E-ink display on its cover.


LG Rollable phone: Best smartphone

LG rollable phone
LG rollable phone
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Although LG was not the only company showing off this concept at CES – TCL Mobile also showed off a sneak preview of their rollable phone concept, however, LG’s Rollable phone is expected to be released this year.


TCL XL Collection: Best TV

TCL XL collection: Model 85S435
TCL XL collection: Model 85S435

An 85-inch TV might seem like old news, but now that TCL is making 85-inch TVs, we can finally expect them to be priced within reach.


Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor: Best display

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Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor
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The incredible UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor is the world’s first 40-inch ultrawide curved WUHD (5K2K) monitor. It sports a 5K2K (5120 x 2160) resolution, which means it offers the same vertical pixel count as a typical 4K screen, but with an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio.


Razer Project Hazel: Best concept

Razer Project Hazel
Razer Project Hazel

Razer’s super “smart” mask doesn’t just look like something out of a video game, it comes with a host of useful features, including active ventilation, auto-sterilization, and it comes with a case that wirelessly charges it, and has a UV sterilizer.


AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 5000 mobile processors: Best technology

AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors
AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors
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AMD’s new series of mobile processors are a big deal because we can expect a new generation of powerful thin-and-light gaming laptops powered by them.


Coldsnap: Best kitchen appliance

Coldsnap

Coldsnap is being hailed as the “Keurig of ice cream”. The system uses pods to dispense ice cream, frozen cocktails, frozen coffee, and even smoothies in just under a minute and a half.


Cadillac eVTOL air taxi: Best vehicle

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Cadillac eVTOL air taxi
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We weren’t expecting to see flying cars so soon! But GM has blown us away with their Cadillac eVTOL air taxi that is powered by a 90-kWh EV motor and it can travel up to 56 mph.


Sony’s Airpeak drone: Best imaging product

Sony's Airpeak drone
Sony’s Airpeak drone

Sony is entering the drone business with a four-rotor Airpeak drone that utilizes the company’s leading Sony A7S III camera which is capable of hooting 4K video and works with an interchangeable-lens.

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LG InstaView refrigerator with UV light: Best appliance

LG InstaView refrigerator
LG InstaView refrigerator
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LG’s latest fridge has a door that is not only convenient because it’s transparent but it also houses a water dispenser that uses UV light to sanitize your drinks.


Omron’s VitalSight: Best health and wellness product

Omron's VitalSight
Omron’s VitalSight

VitalSight is a blood pressure cuff that automatically uploads and sends your results to your doctor.


Ubtech’s Adibot: Best robot

Ubtech's Adibot
Ubtech’s Adibot

EXTERMINATE!!! Exterminate all germs and bacteria! Ubtech’s Adibot is a disinfecting robot designed with schools and robots in mind.


Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell: Best home security product

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Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell

Arlo’s Touchless Video Doorbell could not be more timely. It’s a proximity-sensing, wi-fi connected, front door monitoring security solution that alerts you when a visitor is approaching before they have even rung the doorbell.


Lenovo Legion Slim 7: Best gaming laptop

Lenovo Legion Slim 7
Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Having a powerful gaming laptop no longer means you have to settle for bulky and heavy. To that effect, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 is the world’s lightest GeForce RTX 15” gaming laptop.


Dell 34 video conferencing curved monitor: Best work from home product

Dell 34 video conferencing monitor
Dell 34 video conferencing monitor

This curved monitor from Dell is certified to work with Microsoft Teams and it even comes with a dedicated Teams button. It also packs in a 5-megapixel IR camera that hides inside of a pop-up mechanism and works alongside a noise-canceling microphone for enhanced vocal quality.


John Deere: Best booth experience

John Deere at CES
John Deere at CES

As an alternative to visiting their booth and checking out their farming equipment on the CES show floor, John Deere sent out Occulus VR headsets to select CES media attendees. The VR headset was preloaded with a VR experience which demonstrates just how sophisticated their tractor and planter equipment is.


P&G Febreze Fade Defy Plug Air Freshener: Best home cleaning accessory

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Fabreeze Plugin Fade Defy

P&G Febreze Fade Defy Plug Air Freshener is a plug-in air freshener with a built-in microchip that controls how much scent is released, allowing the plugin to stay fresh for up to 50 days.