CES Recap: Smart Home Debuts We’re Excited About

We’ve been sharing some of the incredible advancements in home security and smart home technology out of this year’s CES conference over the past week and we’re not done yet! Here are some additional smart home products that you should know about.

Smarter Kitchens

GE Appliances is partnering with Hestan Cue to develop smart cooktops and ranges that will utilize temperature-sensing cookware to adjust pans and surfaces for specific recipes. Essentially, the pan and burner communicate with one another to adjust the temperature and keep track of cooking time through each step. How cool is that?!

Whirlpool and KitchenAid both debuted smart ovens at CES. KitchenAid’s Smart Oven+ includes attachments that will allow chefs to grill, bake, or steam in the oven, as well as choose a recipe, update their shopping list, have items delivered to their door, and control the oven remotely from a smartphone and with voice commands. Whirlpool, on the other hand, is bringing augmented reality to the kitchen with their Connected Hub Wall Oven concept that features a 27-inch LCD screen. The touchscreen works with Whirlpool’s Yummly app so you can get step-by-step instructions right on the oven door.

Samsung also brought touchscreen technology to the kitchen with its Family Hub refrigerator. This fridge has the ability to answer questions, search for recipes, and provide family members with a morning brief featuring a weather report and recent news. Best yet, family members can also view what’s inside their fridge remotely, which is great for situations when you’re at the store and can’t remember if you have a certain ingredient at home.

Intelligent Laundry

In addition to concept ovens, Whirlpool also introduced a pair of smart washers and dryers. Gone are the days of manually adding detergent, as this smart washer auto-distributes detergent based on the load size. Both the washer and dryer contain touchscreen displays and are integrated with Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing you to check on your laundry using voice commands.

Family Monitoring

Motorola is taking baby monitoring to the next level with their Halo and Comfort Cloud products. The Halo baby monitor provides an overhead view of the baby that is activated when it senses motion or audio. This camera also projects calming scenes on the ceiling and plays lullabies and voice recordings. The Comfort Cloud is a smart baby cushion that provides parents with up-to-date health stats and monitors sleep patterns based on heart rate, respiratory rate, sleep cycles, body movement, and sleep time. It also sends out alerts when something seems off, providing peace of mind to parents.

Startup Intuition Robots displayed EllieQ, a robot companion designed for senior citizens living on their own. EllieQ responds to voice commands, offers advice like reminders to take walks and medication, and allows grandparents to send text messages and photos, as well as make video calls without having to hassle with a cellphone. Best yet, it provides reassurance to relatives, as they can monitor the conditions of the home using the app, so they’ll always be in the know if something’s amiss.

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