The air conditioning hanging on the wall… A bicycle under the table… Back to the future as we saw it at the Las Vegas show

2023, the year of the great return of CES? After the 2021 edition at a distance due to the pandemic, a 2022 meeting and its stands empty of their exhibitors due to the sudden return of Covid, the 2023 vintage of the Consumer Electronic Show has new colors.

Held in Las Vegas from Thursday to Sunday, the world’s largest electronics fair lined up 3,000 exhibitors (including 1,000 start-ups), 170 representatives of French Tech, and an expected 100,000 visitors on 18 hectares of stands. (against 175,000 pre-Covid).

Without a major technological breakthrough, the electronics show has something to dream about as it ushers us into a slightly more responsible universe. 20 minutes went shopping there and found some new products for today and tomorrow… or even the day after!

The least energy-intensive air conditioner that makes a decoration: LG’s ArtCool

After the TV hanging on the wall like a painting, put the air conditioner that makes a decoration! Its name: ArtCool. Reversible (it can cool and heat air, depending on the season), this LG product disappears into a room. No more large unsightly white plastic blocks hanging on the wall, allowing for a device hidden behind a 27-inch (68.5 cm) screen that can display images, selectable in a application from a gallery of works, but also of your own photos.

Look for the air conditioner… It’s on LG’s 27-inch Art’Cool screen. -LG.

An idea largely inspired by Samsung’s Frame televisions… According to its manufacturer, the ArtCool air conditioner consumes up to 70% less electricity than a conventional air conditioner and emits only 20 decibels. Its availability and price have not been disclosed.

The office that also rotates: Acer eKinekt BD 3

Whistle while working? We know! But now Acer offers us to pedal while working, with its eKinekt BD 3! This recycled plastic bike desk allows you to avoid being inactive for too long in front of your computer screen and work while exercising.

Acer's eKinekt BD 3 bike desk will launch in June 2023.
Acer’s eKinekt BD 3 desktop bike will launch in June 2023. – Acer

Even better: the energy generated by your efforts will recharge the batteries of your electronic gadgets which can be plugged into one of the machine’s three USB sockets (2x USB-A and 1x USB-C). One hour of pedaling at a slow speed (60 rpm), according to Acer, will generate 75 watts of electricity. The eKinekt BD 3 could be launched in June 2023 for 999 euros.

The oven to live-stream your delicious meals: Bespoke AI Oven from Samsung

The connected oven is not new. The one with a camera to watch the lazy and distant cook of his galette des rois. But with its Bespoke AI Oven, Samsung goes even further thanks to artificial intelligence.

The oven with a camera and on-board artificial intelligence Bespoke AI Oven from Samsung.
The oven with a camera and on-board artificial intelligence Bespoke AI Oven from Samsung. -Samsung

Capable of identifying up to 80 foods, this new oven, which will be launched in the third quarter of 2023, can instantly tell you the ideal temperature, the cooking time required, and alert you if your dish should burn . The height of connectivity, the Bespoke AI Oven can even share live and in streaming on social networks cooking your dishes! We rejoice here in advance…

The glasses that replace the television: TCL’s Nxtwear S

Many manufacturers, such as Sony, have cut their teeth on the concept of screen glasses, which can replace a television.

TCL's Nxtwear S glasses simulate a 3.3-meter diagonal screen
TCL’s Nxtwear S glasses simulate a 3.3-meter diagonal screen – TCL

With its Nxtwear S, TCL once again faces the challenge with glasses equipped with dual 1080p microLED screens capable of simulating the vision of a 130” HD screen (3.3 meters diagonal) at a distance of 4 meters. … And on- board stereo speakers give the impression of being in the cinema! Nxtwear S is expected in Europe in the first quarter of 2023, at a cost of 499 euros, but will remain wired, therefore, initially suitable for home use.

The robot is straight out of a anime : Miroki from Enchanted Tools

Like straight out of a anime Japanese, the Miroki robot wants to “relaunch French humanoid robotics”. Released by the French company Enchanted Tools, founded in 2021 by Jérôme Monceaux (co-creator of the Pepper robot from Aldebaran), this small robot wants, according to its creator, to “enchant the world again, instead to dehumanize it”.

Measuring 1.23 meters for 28 kg, Miroki wants to find its place in hospitals, retirement homes, airports… and aims to relieve staff from tedious work by carrying loads up to 3 kg. Mounted on a rolling globe that allows it to move, the robot with 8-hour autonomy and interactive facial expressions is still in the prototype stage. Its marketing is expected from 2025… for 30,000 euros, anyway, for anyone who wants to adopt it.

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