CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is the biggest tech trade show of the year, kicking off the first week of January and setting the stage for trends, announcements, and ascendant product categories we’ll see throughout the rest of 2023. The show will give us an early look at the latest developments in TVs and laptops, useful (and sometimes invasive) smart home gadgets, and plenty of phones, monitors, cars, and smart toilets in between.
For 2023, CES runs from January 5th through January 8th. But the news will start coming in before then: Samsung, LG, Sony, and quite a few others will kick things off with a day of press conferences on January 4th. And you can bet that companies eager to get their news out will start sharing announcements even earlier in the week. It’s going to be a busy start to the new year.
The Verge will be covering CES on the ground in Las Vegas. You can follow along here for all the latest news and plenty of hands-on video coverage from the show. After a couple of quieter years — CES 2021 was online-only due to the pandemic, and CES 2022 saw just a quarter of the show’s typical attendance due to omicron concerns — the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES, expects this year’s show to be more of a return to form, with busier halls and a lot more news to go around.
- SAt CES one company was showing off...an E-Ink headset?
Some inventions inspire awe and then others like Startup Sol Reader’s new E-Ink headset just make you ask, “But why?” At CES, the startup showed off a $350 headset they’re working on that uses e-paper panels for a hands-free experience. I don’t know how I feel about it. It looks cool, but can’t you also “read” hands-free for $20 with an audiobook? Eh, I’ll pass.
Smart mixers, attractive AC units, a new smart smoke alarm, and a sorely needed smart lighting solution for the kitchen.
CES has tons of cool health tech gadgets, but there’s a very simple reason why most will never make it to market — or won’t be as neat when they do.
- AToday’s Vergecast: the smart TVs, Matter gadgets, and concept cars from CES
I can’t stop thinking about that TV at CES that is not only wireless but also has a whole vacuum suction system on the back of it for mounting on a wall.
Alex Cranz, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Chris Welch, and Andrew Hawkins dedicate some time to talk about it, as well as some other favorites from CES on today’s show.
Premium and midrange TVs are all very good these days, so manufacturers are increasingly focusing on AI tricks and subtle picture enhancements to tempt shoppers.
Sackboy is hardly the most demanding game out there. But it was a fun sneak peek of what’s to come.
We round up all the new product announcements and look at what’s next for Matter as companies start to monetize this newfound interoperability.
It falls off the wall if the batteries all run out. Need I say more?
The ROG Flow lineup gets bigger batteries, fixing the biggest issue with earlier models.
- RBest in show.
Becca Farsace and The Verge video team will take you through the best tech Las Vegas had to offer over the last week.
Matter took home our Best in Show award because of its potential for connecting the smart home, but it had plenty of competition on the show floor.
- RGreen light.
And with that, CES 2023 is over.
See anything we missed? Let me know in the comments (you can click these posts now, right there on the first line.)
- JSamsung makes it easy to set up Matter devices.
Version 11.1.08.07 of Samsung’s Nearby Device Scanning adds a new ‘Matter EasyPair’ feature (seen via Sammobile), which automatically alerts Galaxy users to nearby Matter-compatible devices for a speedier connection, similar to Fast Pair on Android.
The update has started rolling out to some users via the Galaxy Store.
- JYou can finally buy Kohler’s insanely luxurious smart bath and toilet — if you have a really big budget for your bidet.
At CES 2023, Kohler brought the self-filling, voice-activated Stillness Infinity Bath it announced in 2021 to the show floor for the first time. Featuring fog and aromatherapy features, plus recirculating and filtered water, it will set you back around $16,000 and will be available in Q3.
The Numi 2.0 smart toilet has a motion-activated lid and lights and can clean and dry your bottom with a built-in bidet. It will also fill your bathroom with music and light from its Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speakers. Definitely solves the problem of where to put your smart speaker in the bathroom... for about $8,500. It's available to buy now.
Our smart home reviewer chats with Disney’s newest character, a smart voice assistant.
Rounding up the best and boldest tech news to come out of Las Vegas in 2023.
- RWatch Amazon’s flying indoor security camera in action at CES 2023.
The Ring Always Home Cam promises to fly around your house to keep an eye on things from every angle, but it’s not ready for release just yet — and won’t come out this year.
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy got our first in-person look at the device, along with a lot of Amazon’s other upcoming smart home gear, at CES 2023 this week.
The Alfred DB2S is a standard deadbolt smart lock that can recharge via infrared beams, but the Wi-Charge wireless charging kit won’t be available through retail channels at launch.
After years of hype, 5G was seemingly a no-show at CES 2023. But it’s not exactly gone.
Getting an OLED TV for your home office used to be a solid choice, but made-for-gaming monitors coming in early 2023 are changing that.
For those who really love their ThinkPad, there is now a phone to match. You can seamlessly share photos, videos, documents, and more between a ThinkPad and a ThinkPhone. There’s even a bit of red.
This laptop is iridescent, shimmery, and light as a feather. Oh, and there’s an OLED screen.
- SThat shockingly useful Lenovo dual-screen laptop? Thank Intel too.
If you thought the Yoga Book 9i looked familiar, maybe you remember our exclusive reveal of Intel’s “Honeycomb Glacier” from 2019.
Intel has a history of this sort of thing. The Razer Blade began as a prototype in Intel’s labs. So did Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930.
I’m not joking: you can write with it on a Post-it and then write with it on your screen.
- JVirtual production is getting pretty realistic.
For CES 2023, Sony shared some footage of its virtual production tools, which include a giant “LED wall” that can display remarkably believable settings that are entirely digital. This type of technology isn’t new — The Mandalorian also uses similar tools — but it continues to blow me away.
At a show of wild concepts and far-out tech, this year’s best gadgets got real.