CES in Las Vegas: here are the most surprising innovations of 2023

These innovations often raise more questions than they provide answers and solutions. Not to be missed at the CES show in Las Vegas, they attract attention despite variable and questionable technological contributions. We scoured the aisles of the 2023 edition in search of strange inventions whose short careers may be limited to prototype status. An exploration, by no means exhaustive, of the world’s greatest unlikely invention fair.

The connected bird feeder

This bird feeder takes the form of a small house with a roof equipped with solar panels to power the camera.

BirdBuddy wants to reconnect us with nature by creating a link with the birds that come to feed on this feeder equipped with sensors and cameras that detect their arrival. In the form of a small house, its roof provides an observation device with a solar panel. According to its creators, the high-resolution camera can identify a thousand different species. Bird friends will receive a notification when a bird lands indicating the type and all information about this newly dropped companion. Pre-orders started at 200 euros for the basic version.

Custom tattooed eyebrows

Brow Magic is presented as an alternative to semi-permanent tattoos done in beauty salons.
Brow Magic is presented as an alternative to semi-permanent tattoos done in beauty salons.

The L’Oréal group ventures into temporary and aesthetic tattooing with its Brow Magic device, which aims to help achieve the perfect brow. Without going through the painful step of microblading or, more radically, real tattooing. The application will first analyze the face and determine the eyebrows and their initial shape. Augmented Reality will bring up virtual options for changes and recommendations. Once the thickness, effect and color are selected, the printer uses its pressure sensors to hug the hair and apply cosmetic ink in a single sweeping motion. In our demo, the brushstroke was quite well executed. If you are convinced of the result, these ephemeral eyebrows (maximum 2 days) can be easily cleaned with make-up remover and in case of doubt, you will have a few minutes before it dries to erase everything. This unique device will be sold at the end of the year between 149 and 199 euros.

A smart punching bag

The I-Percut Connected Bag wraps around a punching bag and records punches.
The I-Percut Connected Bag wraps around a punching bag and records punches.

All athletic efforts are measured and counted. I-Perskin is responsible for analyzing the hits received. The connected punching bag cover is based on flexible sensors that measure the strength and responsiveness of boxers. Easy to transport when folded, it slides directly onto properly installed equipment. A smartphone application also summarizes all recorded data. This will allow you to measure progress and provide sound advice to improve your “punch”. It is sold as a priority in sports halls. Entirely made in Occitania, it is shown at a price of 790€.

Cleans up after cat litter

Litter Robot 4 wants to convince cat lovers who don't like to remove litter.
Litter Robot 4 wants to convince cat lovers who don’t like to remove litter.

Notice to absolute cat fans. The American company Whisker has developed a litter box that monitors in real time when our furry friends are doing their business and immediately starts cleaning so you don’t have to. The Litter Robot 4 will spin on itself and filter the waste into a bag for easy disposal. You will only need to empty it once a week. Filters take care in parallel to eliminate odors thanks to the action of deodorants. This litter can accommodate up to 4 cats. An application offers the possibility to monitor visits to the bathroom with notifications. A technical task that will still cost you about 700 euros.

hair dye printer

This cosmetic ink printer applies colors to the hair.
This cosmetic ink printer applies colors to the hair.

After making an impression and making an impression on forearms last year with its temporary tattoos, Korean start-up Prinker is back this year with a new version of its Prinker M printer, including an accessory that expands functionality this. This device will inject cosmetic ink into the hair to color it at will by selecting several application options. The operation takes a few minutes and the colors will remain until the next shampoo. The effect was really stunning during the demonstrations. This instant and temporary dye is shown at a price of 389 euros for the printer and you have to remember the cost of the cartridges.

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