CES 2023: here are the most futuristic technologies on display at the Las Vegas show

Folding smartphones, ultralight laptops, smart toilets… crazy technologies were presented at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, and many of them will be released sooner or later. But the living room is also full prototypesof designs and great exciting product ideas to come. In many ways, this is where CES shines.

Flying cars, custom gamepads and electric rollerblades are just some of the innovations on show. Discover the most futuristic products announced at CES 2023.

The Aska A5 puts the world’s first flying car into action

Next Future Mobility announced its flying car (and began taking pre-orders) in 2019, but CES 2023 marks the first performance ofAska A5although bad weather postponed its initial presentation on Wednesday.

You can call Aska an airplane with wheels or a car with wings. But technically it is a electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, or eVTOL. Can be transported by car four passengersand its folding wings spread out to fly vertically and fly a distance of 400 kilometers.

The fenders of the Aska A5 can be folded for driving or parking

Although the Aska A5 is officially leaving this year’s CES, you won’t be able to drive it anytime soon. Next Future Mobility plans to market the vehicle 2026. Pre-orders require a deposit of $5,000refundable after one year.

You want to be friends with BMW’s i Vision Dee

While the Aska A5 blurs the line between airplane and car, the concept i Vision Dee from BMW wants to blur the line between car and companion.

The German car giant’s i Vision Dee concept envisions a future where your car is more personal. Of the e-ink panels let you program human faces expressing emotions on the car’s grille, and sophisticated AI technology talks to you less like a servant and more like a friend.

The e-ink is not limited to the grille. The entire car is made up of e-ink panels (240 to be exact) that allow you to change colors and create patterns in seconds.

The BMW and Vision Dee is just a concept for now, but some of its features will find their way into current BMW cars. BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, for example, said that the HUB technology powered AI that the company integrated into i Vision Dee will be integrated into real cars 2025.

TCL’s RayNeo X2 AR glasses can translate conversations in real time

Chinese technology company TCL is known for this televisions, but it also invests in virtual and augmented reality devices. His glasses RayNeo X2 AR will be available for demonstration at CES 2023, and Scott Stein of CNET.com was able to use them to translate a conversation with a Chinese speaker in real time.

The frame of the RayNeo X2 AR glasses is small bulkier than ordinary glasses, but the correction system eliminates the need to wear other glasses underneath, and the expected introduction of AR1 chip from Qualcomm should reduce the size more.

RayNeo X2 AR glasses will be available to the developer community by the end of Q1 2023, with an expected commercial launch next year.

Dell’s Concept Nyx controller reinvents new ways to play and work

Although Valve tried to reinvent the gamepad a few years ago, we haven’t seen much change in the field since everyone embraced the functional Xbox design as standard.

Developed by hardware subsidiary Alienware, the prototype Concept Nyx controller was inspired by the Concept Nyx home game server that Dell introduced last year. One fingerprint sensor located at the top recognizes individual players, automatically loads their preferences and can even launch their favorite games.

Theirs customizable scroll wheels located below the controller allows you to easily select weapons or other menu items, and sensors feeling located below the left and right shoulder buttons offer sliding controls. Shift buttons on the back of the controller allow quick switching between two full sets of front controls.

The Nyx controller is still a prototype in the works and has no planned release date yet.

Atmos Gear adds power to rollerblades

Electric bikes are on the rise, so why not electric roller skates ? Thanks to French company Atmos Gear, you no longer need to take off your skates to climb steep slopes. Its motorized skate frame is designed to fit any skate shoe and will allow you to reach cruising speeds of approx. 25 km/h.

The rollers are piloted by a remote and is designed to give you a range of approx 20 kilometers. You can also use the skates manually, even while the motor battery is charging.

Atmos Gear is currently accepting product pre-orders at the price of 500 euros. The company says it will begin production of its electric rollerblades as soon as it receives them 200 pre-orders. He currently received 150.

Loovic promises hands-free directions to navigate anywhere

One of the most unusual prototypes presented at CES 2023 is a wearable neckband designed by a Japanese startup called Loovic. The device hangs around the neck, much like headphones when not in use, and provides audio and tactile indicationsto help you navigate without looking at your phone.

The device was inspired by the son of Toru Tamanka (CEO of Loovic) who suffers from a mental disability that makes it difficult to follow instructions. This will suit anyone who wants to receive navigation instructions with their head up. Loovic’s choker provides guidance through speakers and a tactile feedback in the neck and shoulders. The device is still a prototype.

CNET.com article adapted by CNET France

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