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The 10 Best Innovations in Luxury Tech from CES 2021

The 10 Best Innovations in Luxury Tech from CES 2021

What’s the future of luxury? One place to look for answers is at the premier showcase for innovative new tech gear and gadgets: the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the rundown on the top 10 products in luxury tech from CES 2021, including cool new innovations in beauty, wellness, automotive engineering, smart home appliances, smartphones, robot butlers and more.

What are the 10 best CES 2021 products in luxury tech?

Thanks to COVID-19, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) traded Las Vegas for cyberspace this year. The splashy trade show was held online from January 11-14, 2021. And even though the show was virtual, the newly unveiled innovations are as flashy as ever.

The 10 Best Innovations in Luxury Tech from CES 2021 including beauty, wellness, smart home, smartphones, robots

The 10 best innovations in luxury tech from CES 2021, including beauty, wellness, smart home, smartphones, robots and more.

From global brands like Samsung and Mercedes Benz to promising startups like Lora DiCarlo (yep, the sex toy company that was unceremoniously banned in 2019), this year’s showcase did not disappoint. There are breakthrough concepts and designs that could actually transform our lives.

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That being said, we should note that in recent years, the press has faulted CES for featuring too much “vaporware” – products that will garner glowing headlines, but never be built or sold to the public. So keep a somewhat jaundiced perspective as you read about these coming wonders – let’s hope they’re really intended for commercial production!

Here are the top 10 CES  2021 products in the realm of luxury living that caught our eye, including cool new innovations in beauty, wellness, smart home appliances, smartphones, robots and more.

The 10 best innovations in luxury tech from CES 2021, including beauty, wellness, smart home, smartphones, robots and more

The 10 best innovations in luxury tech from CES 2021, including beauty, wellness, smart home, smartphones, robots and more.

What are the 10 best CES 2021 products for luxury living?

1. high-tech face mask

Move over designer cloth face masks. Gaming lifestyle company, Razer, has produced a multi-tasking, high tech face mask for pandemic times. On the public health front, it uses a N95 medical-grade respirator; detachable and rechargeable ventilators; and airflow regulators. It improves social interactions with a transparent design to allow people to see the wearer’s face and a microphone to enhance the clarity of their speech. For the ravers or aspiring DJs, there are two lighting zones with a choice of colors and effects to keep things interesting.

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The best new luxury lifestyle products from CES 2021: Razer Face Mask. Courtesy Photo.

As with many CES products, there is no set release date yet as the design is still being developed.

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2. rollable phones

Phones keep getting smarter. But also, they’re getting way too big. We want something that fits in our micro bags, mmmkay?

Enter rollable phones. At CES, there were two versions — one from Korean electronics giant LG, and one from the Chinese company TCL. Essentially, the default size of the screen is small. But when activated, like a scroll the screen extends outward to a larger, almost tablet size Check it out in action here.

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The best new luxury lifestyle products from CES 2021: Rollable Phones. Courtesy Photo.

There’s no word on the timing of the TCL version, but the LG rollable phone is expected to be released later this year.

3. bio-based air purifier

There were a few new models of air purifiers this year for obvious reasons. The CleanAirZone (CAZ) caught our attention because while most filters have historically relied on HEPA-filtration, this U.S.-based company claims its air purifier is bio-based.

The patented technology mimics nature’s 3 billion-year-old process of cleaning the atmosphere by combining water, microbiotics, and enzymes. It filters out smaller particles, capturing and destroying air contaminants, including VOCs, mold, bacteria, and viruses like MRSA, H1N1, tuberculosis, and Influenza B. And drumroll please… even COVID-19. We’re excited to see if this one makes it on to the market soon.

4. Samsung Bot Handy robot butler

Sure, electronics like Alexa and Nest help us manage our homes. But when will we have an actual assistant to unload the dishwasher or pour a glass of wine like the Jetsons promised back in 1962?

According to Samsung, that moment is now. The new robot butler Bot Handy uses “advanced AI to recognize and pick up objects of varying sizes, shapes and weights.” It has a screen that humanizes the robot with eyes that can change shape to mimic emotions. And a single “arm” with a mechanical hand to perform chores like picking up laundry, dishes, and other household items withan appropriate amount of force.”

This marriage-saving, er…I mean, life-saving, robot is “still in development.”

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5. bespoke lipstick

First unveiled last year by L’Oréal, the Yves Saint Laurent lipstick powered by Perso has been perfected and will be available to beauty junkies this year. This smart device lipstick is actually a thousand bespoke lipsticks in one container.

 

There are three color cartridge sets from “YSL’s iconic universes of red, nude, orange, or fuchsia.” An app that can be installed on a phone or tablet, acts as a stylist to help users match their skin tone and complement an outfit. With the press of a button, the personalized shade is dispensed in a perfectly proportioned dose. Use the included lip brush to paint your way to a beautiful pout. The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Sur Mesure Powered by Perso will be available for purchase for $299 by September 2021.

6. the smart bathtub

It seems like “smart” has been added to an infinite number of common household items. But hear us out on this one! Kohler has introduced a luxurious bathtub called the Stillness Bath that aims to up your self-care game.

With simple voice commands or an app, this minimalist and modern bathtub, inspired by Japanese forest bathing, will fill itself to your preferred water level and temperature.

But wait, there’s more. We’re talking about mood lighting at the base of the tub, soothing aromatherapy from essential oils that dispense at your command. Best of all? Programmable fog to envelop and shroud you in privacy with your deepest thoughts. There are three available models, priced from $8,698 to $15,998. They will roll out later this year.

7. luxury car infotainment system

Mercedes-Benz debuted the aesthetically impressive all-touch MBUX hyperscreen, with artificial intelligence and adaptive software. The aim is to make driving a more enjoyable, informative and personalized experience.

The new product is a 55.5-inch-wide display that spans the entire dashboard. Embedded in the interface is the new MBUX Travel Knowledge app — a function that evaluates its surroundings while providing information about interesting landmarks along the way.

This “brain of the carwill also understand the driver’s preferences over time — no scrolling through submenus or entering voice commands. Seat massage settings? Check. Proactive dialing depending on past phone calls? That too. And don’t worry — the driver doesn’t get to have all the control and the fun. The functions are available for the front passenger, too.

The MBUX Hypserscreen is set to debut in the company’s EQS all-electric luxury sedan sometime between 2022 and 2023.

8. stress-relieving headband

In our experience, personal massagers never seem to be able to live up to the real thing. But in times of social distancing or when we need immediate stress relief, the Cove headband appears to be a new wellness tech product that’s both effective and effortless. Its modern and sleek profile is discreet enough to wear during a commute – or while having a stressful conversation.

 

The device vibrates gently behind your ears, activating the part of your brain that regulates anxiety. Wear for just 20-minutes a day to increase alpha waves, the type of brain waves that indicate a relaxed and calm state of mind. 90% of clinical trial participants felt less stressed, and 91% reported improved sleep quality after using Cove. Cove is available for purchase now for $490.

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9. sex tech with heat technology

Also in the realm of “personal massagers,” the sex toy manufacturer Lora DiCarlo, co-helmed by model/actress Cara Delevigne, introduced three new toys this year. Each feature an innovative heating technology to the three new toys named: Drift, Tilt and Sway.

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The best luxury wellness products from CES 2021: Sex Tech with Heat Technology. Courtesy Photo.

Developed in collaboration with the robotics department at Oregon State University, the new line simulates body temperatures using a nylon-based thermal conductive polymer that has a thermal conductivity greater than traditional injection-molded plastic. In English, that just means it feels warm like a real human’s touch. The colorful products are available now and range from $95 to $150.

10. solar powered water purifier

The pandemic has brought out the doomsday prepper in all of us. Or is that just me? GoSun has been a leader solar-powered innovations from lights, outdoor cooking devices, coolers, and even, a coffee brewer.

The 10 best innovations in luxury tech from CES 2021, including beauty, wellness, smart home, smartphones, robots and more.

This year, at CES, they introduced The Flow — a water purification system that can run using only solar power. The company claims it can filter 99.99% of pathogens from water, making it safe for showering and drinking. The Flow can fit inside a backpack and comes with a hose with various attachments.

If you’re just about ready to go off the grid — and who could blame you — buy it here for $199.

The 10 best new luxury tech products from CES 2021

the top 10 products in luxury tech from CES 2021, including cool new innovations in beauty, wellness, smart home appliances, smartphones, robots and more.

CES always promises a glimpse of the brave new world. Maybe it’s the New Year’s optimism talking, but we’re liking the vision of the future it presented this year. And that’s a wrap!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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