CES 2021 day 1 highlights–Lenovo smart glasses, Sony 360-audio speakers, Dell curved monitor, and more »

CES 2021 day 1 highlights–Lenovo smart glasses, Sony 360-audio speakers, Dell curved monitor, and more »

CES 2021 is here and, like every year, we are back with our Day 1 highlights. From futuristic massage chairs to smart glasses, this year is packed with cool tech updates as usual. This blog highlights our favorites from the first-ever virtual CES, starting with Day 1.

The first-ever virtual CES 2021 is here and we have been super excited by all the announcements we have seen so far. As expected, there are lots of new smart TVS, wearable tech, smart home devices, and unbelievable concepts. In fact, we’ve not just been blown away by the new Bang & Olufsen massage chair but also the Samsung digital cockpit for cars.

Related: Samsung’s Digital Cockpit transforms your vehicle into an entertainment hub

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best announcements from CES 2021 Day 1. We’ll be doing our regular CES series every day of this week, so come back to the blog tomorrow for more updates.

QUANTUM Audio Speakers by Bang & Olufsen massage chair

The QUANTUM Audio Speakers by Bang & Olufsen massage chair takes your regular massage chair one step further with unbelievable features. This chair aims to excite the senses of hearing and touch for its user with features like zero gravity mode, ventilated cooled and heated seats. Other features include a new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and updated structural design.


Sony SRS-RA5000 speaker

Boasting 360 Reality Audio technology, the Sony SRS-RA5000 speaker contains seven drivers in total. Three of the drivers are up firing, three are side firing, and one is a center-mounted woofer. The 360 Reality Audio allows it to produce ambient room-filling sound, beaming audio in all directions. And, even if you listen to non-Sony-360 content, the Immersive Audio Enhancement algorithm can transform it. 

Sony SRS-RA5000 speaker

Sony SRS-RA5000 speaker design

ArcX sports ring

Accessing your phone while riding your bike just got easier with the ArcX sports ring. This wearable sports ring comes with a small joystick at one end. With the help of that joystick you can easily answer calls, change tracks, or just about do any activity from your phone without it being a distraction. You can also place the ArcX inside a series of cases which makes it easier to strap it to a handlebar or oar, as required. 

ArcX sports ring

ArcX sports ring in different colors

Cync Indoor Smart Camera

The Cync Indoor Smart Camera is designed to keep your home secure and your information private. In fact, you can easily disable both the camera and microphone when you want extra privacy. What’s more, this indoor cam stores all content locally on the built-in SD drive. Boasting Full HD 1,080p resolution video, the Cync Indoor Smart Camera also has a night-vision setting. So you’ll be able to see what’s going on even when it’s very dark in your home. 

Cync Indoor Smart Camera

Cync indoor smart camera in use

Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Pucks

With their compact design, the Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Pucks portable Mac docks act as an all-in-one solution. Depending on your needs, choose the Radeon RX 5500 XT or the Radeon RX 5700. The former gets you moving up to 3.3 times faster than a 15″ MacBook Pro, and the latter operates up to 4.4 times faster. Recommended by Apple and certified by Thunderbolt, they’re a GPU, dock, and charging station all in one. 

 Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Pucks portable Mac docks

Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Pucks portable Mac docks in black

Lenovo ThinkReality A3 lightweight smart glasses

If you want to transform the way your business operates, the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 lightweight smart glasses are a great choice. Comfortable and lightweight, these AR glasses offer an exciting way to collaborate with remote teams. From 3D visualization to AR assisted workflows, these smart glasses facilitate work across an entire business. Just plug them into your PC to bring immersive qualities into your everyday work. 

HP Elite Dragonfly Max laptop

Coming with AI-driven audio software, the HP Dragonfly Max laptop is a perfect fit for your work from home life. This business-focused laptop features a 5 MP webcam for improved video conferencing. It also has HP Eye Ease, a low-blue-light filter that’s always on and protects users from harmful blue light. Furthermore, with 4G or 5G connectivity and the new 11th-generation Intel chips, your work will get the power it needs. 

HP Elite Dragonfly Max laptop

HP Elite Dragonfly Max laptop design

HP ENVY 14 laptop

Get the power and graphics you need for your work setup with the HP ENVY 14 laptop. It boasts a powerful 11th-generation Intel Core processor, so it moves as fast as your big ideas. And with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and a 14-inch display, you get images that you’ll love looking at each day. Plus, with a 16:10 aspect ratio, this is one immersive display. 

Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Dock

The Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Dock powers all of your peripherals at once. That’s thanks to 90W of power delivery for a premium Thunderbolt solution. This impressive docking station connects up to three additional Thunderbolt devices directly (up to a total of five additional) while delivering 40Gbps of total bandwidth. Furthermore, this gadget comes with 11 ports, including four Thunderbolt 4 ports, four USB-A ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one UHS-11 SD 4.0 card reader, and more. 

Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Dock

Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Dock in use

V-MODA M-200 ANC over-ear headphones

Boasting hybrid active noise cancelation technology, the V-MODA M-200 ANC over-ear headphones give you customizable control through the app. In fact, the V-MODA app gives you an EQ tool that lets you create just the right signature. More than that, though, its ANC controls include 10 different levels depending on your surroundings. You can easily activate Voice In with the touch of a button when you need to hear the world around you. 

Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 all-in-one desktop PC

The Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 all-in-one desktop PC has a rotating hinge that lets you swivel the frame from horizontal to vertical. Moreover, you can tilt the viewing angle from completely flat to up to 20 degrees! With the built-in wireless casting hardware, you can control the Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 using your tablet or smartphone. Don’t worry—the content on your screen rotates automatically to make it easy to use.


motorola one 5G ace mid-tier smartphone

Designed for the mid-range phone user, the motorola one 5G ace mid-tier smartphone has impressive features. Boasting AI-driver performance, it can handle intense tasks. More than that, though, this motorola phone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G Mobile Platform to provide super-fast 5G speeds. So you can download, stream, and video chat without any lag or slow down. 

motorola one 5G ace mid-tier smartphone

motorola one 5G ace mid-tier smartphone design

Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV

Use the Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV for gaming, as it features a low latency so that there’s little display between pressure the button on your control and the action displayed on the screen. And it even comes with a dedicated picture mode for an enhanced viewing experience. In addition, the Panasonic JZ2000 TV features upward-firing and front-firing speakers, which is also known as the 360° Soundscape Pro.

Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV

Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV in the living room

JBL SA750 Integrated Amplifier

A celebratory 75th-anniversary edition, the JBL SA750 Integrated Amplifier boasts an impressive integrated amplifier. The Class G amplifier delivers 120W of power per channel, providing impeccable sound quality and efficiency for audio that’s incredibly detailed and accurate. Moreover, the JBL SA750 Integrated Amplifier boasts a retro-inspired aluminum face panel that complements any home’s decor.

JBL SA750 Integrated Amplifier

JBL SA750 Integrated Amplifier design

JBL LIVE PRO+ true wireless headphones

Made with three microphones in each earbud, the JBL LIVE PRO+ true wireless headphones boast echo-canceling technology. This means you’re sure to get super clear calls even when your surroundings are noisy. With a stick design, these earbuds offer Adaptive Noise Canceling with Smart Ambient, a technology that lets you have natural conversations without taking them out. Designed with Device Action support, they let you use voice assistants with a tap or voice commands. 

JBL LIVE PRO+ true wireless headphones

JBL LIVE PRO+ true wireless headphones in use

AirPop Active+ Smart Mask

The AirPop Active+ Smart Mask helps you stay healthy by monitoring your breathing and the quality of the air around you. This high-tech face mask has a built-in sensor—called the Halo—that monitors your breathing rate as well as the installed filter’s lifespan. This filter blocks allergens, dust, and particles, and you want to make sure it’s always up to snuff. 


Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor

The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor is aimed at creative workers and those searching for a screen that offers excellent attention to detail. In particular, it features a wide WUHD resolution of 5,120 x 2,160 and an aspect ratio of 21:9. And it has a total of over 11 million pixels. These specifications make the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor wider than a traditional 4K display without the same width of a gaming monitor. 

Samsung 2021 Neo QLED Accessible TV Lineup

Upgrade your TV experience with the Samsung 2021 Neo QLED Accessible TV Lineup. An exciting offering on CES day 1 roundup, this series features a new Quantum Mini LED light source, taking QLED technology to the next level.


Samsung The Frame 2021 Lifestyle TV

Transform your display into a work of art when you have the Samsung The Frame 2021 Lifestyle TV. This model is thinner than previous models, making it look just like a picture frame. You’ll love the attachable bezel options in five color choices and two styles: Modern and Beveled.

Samsung The Frame 2021 lifestyle TV

Samsung The Frame 2021 lifestyle TV on a wall

COLOP e-mark Mobile Printer

Print barcodes, logos, and more on various materials—including ribbons and wristbands—with the COLOP e-mark Mobile Printer. This gadget works like a stamp to transfer prints onto any material up to 5.9 inches in width. Best of all, you use your own images and texts with the help of the e-mark app.


BenjiLock By Hampton Keyless Fingerprint Entry

Keep your home secure with the BenjiLock By Hampton Keyless Fingerprint Entry, another cool product on our roundup of products from CES day 1. This smart lock stores 10 fingerprints and 25 user codes so that you can lock and unlock your front door without a key.


LG InstaView Refrigerator 2021 Series

Tell your fridge what you want it to do when you have the LG InstaView Refrigerator 2021 Series. It responds to voice commands to open or check the status of the water and ice dispensers. You can also view the day’s agenda on the built-in panel.


LG Display 48-Inch Bendable CSO Gaming Display

Bend the LG Display 48-Inch Bendable CSO Gaming Display for immersive gaming or smooth it flat to watch TV. This gaming display has a curvature radius of up to 1000R. What’s more, this OLED display vibrates and produces sound without speakers thanks to its ultra-slim film exciter.


LG 2021 InstaView Range with Air Sous Vide Air Fryer Oven

Make comfort foods healthier when you the LG 2021 InstaView Range with Air Sous Vide Air Fryer Oven. This CES day 1 kitchen gadget helps you cook lighter versions of your favorite recipes since you won’t need to use oil. And with zero preheating required, you’ll have meals ready in no time.

LG 2021 InstaView Range with Air Sous Vide air fryer oven

LG 2021 InstaView Range with Air Sous Vide air fryer oven with a roasting chicken

WOWCube System Handheld Game

Immerse yourself in a game wherever you go with the WOWCube System Handheld Game. This handheld gaming system encourages playing and learning thanks to 24 high-resolution screens and eight autonomous modules. It also has magnetic connectors and a built-in CPU.

LG Autonomous Robot

A great option for hotels, schools, restaurants, and corporate sectors, the LG Autonomous Robot disinfects high-touch areas using ultraviolet light. Best of all, it sanitizes multiple areas in just 15 to 30 minutes on just one charge.

LG Autonomous Robot

LG Autonomous Robot on a red background

Vaonis Vespera Lightweight Telescope

Explore the cosmos from the comfort of your patio when you have the Vaonis Vespera Lightweight Telescope, another great product on our CES day 1 roundup. This powerful telescope is also a camera, letting you share your discoveries with family and friends.

Samsung 100″ MicroLED TV

Split your TV screen to watch four shows simultaneously when you have the Samsung 100″ MicroLED TV. This way, multiple users can watch their entertainment while using other apps. Also, this impressive television offers stunning visuals with 4K HDR content.


LG QNED Mini LED TV

The LG QNED Mini LED TV combines quantum dot and NanoCell technologies with Mini LEDs to produce intense contrasts, accurate colors, and deep blacks for incredibly lifelike images. And with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, the TV renders motion smoothly and naturally.

LG QNED Mini LED TV

LG QNED Mini LED TV on a purple background

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