The Best Cutting-Edge Prototypes at CES 2021

Cadillac Vertical Take-Off and Landing (Credit: General Motors)

CES 2021 once again provided tech enthusiasts with a glimpse of the future—flying electric cars, smartphones with rollable screens, home robots capable of doing the dishes, and more. But will any of these innovations make their way to your home or driveway? Time will tell. But the annual tech show offered a number of bold concept ideas that grabbed our attention.

Razer’s Project Hazel

Project HazelProject Hazel, over the next few months before deciding whether to make it into a real product. 

Sion From Sono Motors

Sono's SionSion, does so with the help of 248 solar panels built into the car’s exterior. At CES, the company debuted its latest Sion prototype, which is scheduled to go into production next year. Expect it to first arrive in Europe for about $26,400. 

Toto’s Wellness Toilet

Wellness toiletWellness Toilet to the consumer market in the next few years. 

Ninu Perfume

Ninu PerfumeNinu Perfume device emits various different scents you control and customize with your smartphone. We saw a prototype at CES, but developers plan to start preorders in March via crowdfunding and begin production in the second half of 2021.

General Motor’s VTOL

GM's VTOLshowed off the Cadillac Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), which it hopes will one day power an air taxi service. The electric vehicle is essentially a self-driving drone with four propellers that can travel at up to 55 miles per hour. 

The Lavie Mini

The Lavie MiniLavie Mini laptop convertible can transform into a Nintendo Switch-like device when flipped into tablet mode. The owner can then attach an optional controller, turning the product into a handheld console. Unfortunately, there’s no word on if it’ll ever become a product. 

TCL’s Scrollable Tablet

TCL's tabletProject Brooklyn, with esports players and top influencers. There’s no word on price, but we expect it to cost a small fortune. 

Samsung’s Bot Handy

Bot Handyshowed off Bot Handy, which is designed to help you around the house via an AI-powered system that can identify objects. The bot’s mechanical hand can also perform chores, like picking up clothes, putting away groceries, or pouring a glass of wine. Samsung says it’s still under development.

January 14, 2021
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