CES is always a testing ground for new—and sometimes strange—tech. And 2021 was no exception. That’s why today we’re rounding up the weirdest tech from CES 2021. Check out this blog post for tech designs and concepts that will make you chuckle and scratch your head.
Every year, CES showcases its share of cool, interesting, and sometimes just plain bonkers tech. Today we’re focusing on the latter since it’s always fun to see designs that are a little off the wall and wonder how they might influence future technology. And we’re pretty sure that the weirdest tech from CES 2021 won’t disappoint.
On the gaming end of the spectrum, there was a full-body haptic suit with 40 built-in feedback points. Apparently, if you get shot, you feel the vibrations immediately in the exact spot where you got hit to react more quickly. And, for the over-stressed, this space-age massage chair by Bang & Olufsen has a built-in AI feature that recognizes your voice and reveals the targeted muscles and blood spots. So let’s have a look at some of the weirdest things CES 2021 had to offer.
Mojo Vision Lens AR Contact Lenses
First up on our list of the weirdest tech from CES 2021 is the Mojo Vision Lens AR Contact Lenses. These contact lenses bring tech right to your eyeball. Using microelectronics, they display useful information in your field of vision. So they can show you things like directions to an intended destination, the weather, or notes for an important presentation. It’s literally like having a cheat sheet for your eyes.
MOFLIN AI Robot Pet
Yes, you can cuddle up with tech, and its name is the MOFLIN AI Robot Pet. This adorable AI robot pet actually grows and develops its own emotions thanks to an algorithm that analyzes changes in its environment through sensors. Over time, this little pet becomes attached to its owner and expresses its feelings toward you through a range of sweet sounds and movements.
Razer Project Brooklyn Concept Gaming Chair
If you’re looking for an unusual, albeit convenient, way to game, you might be up for the Razer Project Brooklyn Concept Gaming Chair. It’s practically a gaming setup in one piece of tech. At just the touch of a button, a 60″ rollout OLED emerges from the back of the chair. Modular 4D armrests have a collapsible table stowed inside, letting you switch easily between console and PC gaming. And with Razer HyperSense Technology incorporated into the chair’s framework, you’ll feel every bump, hit, and explosion.
Samsung Bot Handy Smart Home Robot
Another of the weirdest tech gadgets from CES 2021 is the Samsung Bot Handy Smart Home Robot. This robot acts like an automated home butler since it can put away the dishes, tidy a messy room, and even pour wine. Ok, this one isn’t as weird as it is amazing. Bot Handy completes these impressive tasks and more thanks to advanced AI that helps it recognize and pick up objects of different sizes, weights, and shapes.
LG Display Transparent OLED TV
Watching TV is about to get a whole lot more comfortable with the LG Display Transparent OLED TV. This concept TV rolls out from the foot of your bed and is 40% transparent. So it can also work as a smart home device, displaying information like the time, the weather, or when an alarm is scheduled to sound. The designers behind this innovative TV envision its use in public areas like restaurants and transportation.
LG Rollable Phone
Have you ever wanted a phone that rolls? Now you can have one with the LG Rollable Phone, another interesting item on our roundup of the weirdest tech from 2021. This phone’s screen extends into the size of a small tablet, becoming a two-in-one device. It improves your on-the-go video-watching and work experience. Plus, it’s fun watching the display furl and unfurl in landscape mode.
bHaptics TactSuit X40 Full-Body Haptic Suit
The bHaptics TactSuit X40 Full-Body Haptic Suit gives users a whole new way to become immersed in their content. With 40 built-in feedback points, it delivers a tactile feedback experience whether you use VR, PC, or console gaming—or are just watching a movie. You’ll feel raindrops and wind, and the vibrations from a hit. You’ll also interact with other people on social platforms more realistically.
ArcX Sports Ring
Another peculiar item on our list of the weirdest tech from 2020 is the ArcX Sports Ring. This oddly shaped ring makes it easier to access your phone while you ride your bike. It has a tiny joystick on the top that lets users easily answer calls, switch tracks, and complete just about any task on their phone. There are also several cases you can strap the ArcX into to strap it onto a handlebar or oar. It also connects to Bluetooth-controlled equipment like action cameras or wireless speakers.
QUANTUM Audio Speakers by Bang & Olufsen Massage Chair
The QUANTUM Audio Speakers by Bang & Olufsen Massage Chair looks a little sci-fi with its gold material and futuristic design. According to the company, this seat excites the senses of touch and hearing with features like zero gravity mode and ventilated cooled and heated seats. It also comes with AI technology that recognizes your voice and lets you see the muscles and blood spots targeted during a massage.
WOWCube System Handheld Game
A brand new take on the old Rubik’s, the WOWCube System Handheld Game is another of the weirdest tech from CES 2021. It features 24 high-resolution screens and eight autonomous modules. It also has a built-in CPU and multiple magnetic connectors. And, since it’s made with an open API and SDK, you can even develop new games to play on this gadget.
As you can see, there was plenty of interesting, off-the-wall tech at CES 2021. Which ones did you find the most interesting? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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