The “belle” of the electronics ball was this full-sized version of Bell’s six-rotor air taxi. The company says it could be carrying passengers as soon as 2020, so let’s hope Bane doesn’t show up to take over our city before then.
At this point, we are about two steps away from becoming cyborgs. Once we can upload our consciousnesses to the cloud and get rid of our pesky bodily functions, we’ll be there: fully integrated with technology. In the meantime, it seems we’re getting closer every day. At the massive 2019 CES convention in Las Vegas, a gathering of elite consumer brands showed off their best new tech, wowing us with products we immediately wanted to buy and put in our houses and on our bodies. Unfortunately, we can’t purchase most of these goods right now. Soon, though. These are the 10 new gadgets that we hope will make life more electronically engaging—and easier, too.
GILLETTE HEATED RAZOR
Gillette’s innovation branch debuted this heated razor for an Indiegogo campaign last year, and it was wildly popular—probably because a razor that mimics the barbershop treatment without tacking on more blades sounds pretty nice. In less than a second, the razor heats up to 122 degrees, warming soap and skin for an upgraded shave. Heated Razors ($160 each) ordered during the Indiegogo campaign are set to start shipping in February, and Gillette announced at CES 2019 it would collect feedback and start working on a commercial version.
WITHINGS MOVE ACTIVITY TRACKING WATCH
Withings Move, the new smartwatch from Withings, monitors your activity and your sleep. It has a GPS tracker and syncs with the Health Mate app. It only costs $69.95. Most impressively, it works for 18 months without requiring a battery charge. That, and its understated design with the analog clock face is more timeless than a lot of trackers on the market. Withings set a February shipment date at CES, so you can cop one soon.