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The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the biggest and buzziest tech events of the year, offering a first look at next-generation TVs, laptops, smart home gadgets, cars, and more. For 2023, the event is being held in Las Vegas during the first week of January.

CES 2023: all the news from the year’s biggest tech conference

At the year’s biggest tech show, we’ll see next-gen TVs, stylish laptop updates, questionable smart home tech, and a lot of strange and surprising gadgets.

At CES one company was showing 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.

Today’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.

Best 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.

You 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.

Watch 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.

That 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.

Comparing the YouTube thumbnails on our Honeycomb Glacier and Yoga Book 9i videos.
Comparing the YouTube thumbnails on our Honeycomb Glacier and Yoga Book 9i videos.
Images: The Verge
Monica’s pure delight at CES nonsense is making me completely miss CES.

I didn’t go this year and now I regret it; watching Monica Chin grin while riding these electric rollerblades and playing with the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is making me seriously miss being in Vegas. CES is full of nonsense but giggling at tech nonsense is like the best part of this job! That said, all the cars are pure vaporware nonsense.

Another round of brown and tans, please.

Asus quietly announced the Asus GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition at CES 2023, a sequel to last year’s 3080. It maintains the polarizing brown and tan styling, and Asus claims it worked with Noctua to keep temps and noise low on this beefy card.

Price and availability aren’t available yet, but here’s to hoping this year you can actually buy the thing without getting gouged.

Asus’ RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics cards, which features brown and tan colored fans that are a signature of Noctua coolers.
So ugly it’s beautiful.
Image: Asus