AT THE LAS VEGAS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
LENOVO SMART ASSISTANT
Lenovo has borrowed Amazon’s Alexa voice services and installed them inside a Harman Kardon speaker. The result is a digital helper that responds to your commands, while delivering high-quality audio for podcasts or streaming songs.
Due this year / lenovo.com LG HUB ROBOT
The Hub Robot connects to other devices like robot vacuum cleaners or internet-savvy fridges, and will follow voice commands. It uses Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition software, can record memos or play music, and is designed to recognise different household members.
TBA / lg.com KERASTASE HAIR COACH
The Kerastase and Withings creation is packed with sensors to assess the health of your hair, how well you brush it, and give you tips on how to care for it better. A microphone is used to assess its level of dryness, frizz, and split ends.
Due in Spring / withings.com SLEEP NUMBER 360 SMART BED
Sleep Number’s latest bed uses a microphone to detect snoring and gently move the noisy sleeper into a better position. It also warms the foot of the bed before bedtime, tracks sleep and offers smart alarms.
Due this year / sleepnumber.com/360