This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.

CESbeing all digital is definitely bizarre, however the slew of luxurious, bizarre and wacky merchandise proven on Day 1 introduced with them a way of familiarity. Day 2 retains that momentum going, though right here issues really feel way more futurustic. Actually — a flying automobile was one of many day’s massive ideas. 

Although Day 2 is coming to an in depth, the present is not over but. Along with a Microsoft keynote on Wednesday and an ongoing stream of recent product bulletins from corporations world wide, Thursday will carry Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion. 

Let’s get conceptual

Mission Brooklyn.


Razer has made a convention of displaying off conceptual gadgets at CES, and it is develop into one of many highlights of the present every year. In 2021, Razer has two such ideas: Mission Brooklyn and Mission Hazel. 

First up is Mission Brooklyn, a gaming chair with a rolling, wrap-around display. It is fairly the show too: A 180-degree, clear OLED. Aside from that cutting-edge expertise, Mission Brooklyn additionally has carbon-fiber and leather-based bucket seats with haptic vibration and RBG lighting. Clearly. 


Mission Hazel.


Second is Project Hazel, a concept for COVID-19 living. It is an N95 masks filled with tech: Audio-processing pods that un-muffle your voice, lively air flow and autosterilization, a companion case that doubles as a UV sterilizer. And LED RBG lighting. 


So yeah, each are intriguing. However Razer’s CES ideas do not sometimes lead to precise merchandise, so do not count on both. That mentioned, Acer has an identical (although much less modern) chair within the Thronos. UK firm Binatone additionally confirmed off its personal tech-jammed masks at CES, a N95 mask with a bluetooth headset. It isn’t as fancy as Razer’s, but it surely’s actual and prices $50 — far lower than Razer’s would value. 

GM brings us nearer to The Jetsons

On Monday, Samsung showed off a set of robots designed to help around the house, a child step towards dwelling like The Jetsons. Common Motors helps us take an enormous leap, showing off its concept for a flying car. It is referred to as the eVTOL, or (electrical) Verticle TakeOff and Touchdown droid.

“We’re making ready for a world the place advances in electrical and autonomous expertise make private air journey doable,” mentioned GM design chief Michael Simcoe. GM now joins the likes of Archer and Aston Martin, corporations which are additionally engaged on flying automobiles. 

Chip Wars


Day 1 of CES featured plenty of TV competitors between Samsung and LG, Korea’s massive two electronics giants. Day 2 was a battleground for processors, with Nvidia and AMD every holding their very own keynotes. 

Nvidia, the reigning graphics card champion, announded several new RTX GPUs. On the top-end was the RTX 3080, for many who take their gaming actually severely (like, e-sports severely), which begins at $1,999. However whereas that provides big energy for 4K gaming and intense video enhancing, the GPU on the backside finish of the spectrum is equally noteworthy. The RTX 3060 prices simply $329, and Nvidia says it is 10 occasions extra highly effective than the GTX 1060. In different phrases, you’ll play most massive new video games on it, although you will have to slip the decision down. 

Whereas AMD does make GPUs, its keynote on Tuesday was extra about laptop computer CPUs. Its heralded Ryzen 5000 chips are coming to laptops, with manufacturers like Lenovo, Asus and HP committing to Ryzen 5000-powered laptops later this 12 months. AMD insists this can imply thinner, lighter and extra highly effective laptops. These CPUs will compete with Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake H35 chips, which had been introduced Tuesday. 

Oh, and only for enjoyable, Samsung revealed the Exynos 2100 chip that’ll energy the worldwide model of the Samsung Galaxy S21. The telephone will get a full unveiling on Thursday, however hey, it is Chip Day so why not showcase some items early? 

Mono-screen laptops are passe

Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 SE


Chips are cool, however what concerning the precise machines they’re housed in?

Similar to telephone makers are attempting to get forward of the curve with rolling, folding shows, laptop computer makers are attempting to distinguish themselves with helpful new designs. Thinner, lighter and extra highly effective is nice, however precise innovation in such a mature business is nice.

For Asus, meaning doubling down on its highly effective twin display screen Duo line. At CES it unveiled the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, which has a 15.6-inch show with a secondary 14.1-inch touchscreen that lives above the keyboard, as you possibly can see above. It is a beast, geared toward performance-obsessed players: It may be configured with a 4K 120Hz panel, with choices for both AMD or Nvidia graphics. 

The e-ink show in the back of Lenovo’s ThinkBook.


The corporate additionally dropped its new Strix Scar gaming laptop computer, which can be configured with a 360Hz display — the quickest on any laptop computer. 

However whereas Asus is investing in brute drive, Chinese language model Lenovo is going for effectivity. Along with the first show, its new Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i has an E-ink display screen on the lid so you possibly can test notifications, your calendar, take notes and extra with out truly opening up the machine. It can be charged via a Lenovo charging mat, in order that’s one much less cable to worry over. 

Sensible lipstick, smarter fragrance

 Yves Saint Laurent’s Perso  


The web-of-things business is destined to develop by a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} every year. What meaning in observe is extra on a regular basis gadgets being filled with computing smarts. One recent instance from CES? Lipstick.

Proven finally 12 months’s CES and unveiled as an actual product you should purchase on Tuesday (coming in Spring, costing $299), Yves Saint Laurent’s Perso is a tool that homes three liquid lipstick cartridges. With the assistance of an included brush, you possibly can combine the colours collectively to get the precise coloration and shade you are after. 



It is a related story with Ninu, a wise perfume. Inside are three scents, in three completely different vials. Ninu connects to your telephone and, via an app, you possibly can combine scents collectively, customizing it to your actual tastes. Clearly, this might go very improper, so there’s an AI assistant within the app that’ll show you how to not odor like trash.

The long run, eh? 


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