Acer may have some super-slimline notebooks in its CES 2018 line-up, but if you want the beef you probably need the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Targeting casual gamers who need more grunt for AAA titles, but don't want to go down the full performance route with all the cost that entails, the new notebook packs AMD's Ryzen's processors.
The fight to keep the "World's Thinnest Laptop" crown never stops, but Acer's new Swift 7 isn't just counting on its super-skinny design to set itself apart, throwing in dedicated cellular connectivity to sweeten the deal. Announced at CES 2018 today, the new notebook is a mere 8.98 mm thick, despite running an Intel Core i7 7th-generation processor and full Windows 10.
With CES 2018 kicking off next week, accessories maker Belkin has unveiled its latest lineup of wireless charging products. With Apple's new iPhone X and iPhone finally adopting wireless and fast-charging features, it seems Belkin's new solutions are aimed at these smartphones in particular. The products include four different charging pads, each available in several colors, and all support Qi-enabled devices.
Outdoor speakers aren't new, but ION wants to make them a whole lot easier to install and use by cutting the cords completely on its new, solar-powered range. The ION Audio Tiki Sounds and Solar Stone Multi each pretend to be more humble garden fare - a tiki lamp and, well, a rock, respectively - but inside they have rechargeable batteries and Bluetooth for streaming.
Kopin has teamed with Pico Interactive to create "Eagle," a mobile headset with a removable OLED display bar. This is a personal entertainment device, according to Kopin, which says Eagle has won the duo a CES 2018 Innovation Award. When put on, the user gets to watch content on the equivalent of an 80-inch screen, but in a very personal, intimate way.
Further proving CES 2018 is turning into a car show, Kia plans to bring its newest concept car to Las Vegas next week as it talks about its vision of what comes after autonomous driving. The unnamed concept will be a Kia EV, the automaker has confirmed, with what's promised to be a "highly efficient" battery-powered electric drivetrain. However, that won't be the only unique feature.
Alexa is headed to the bathroom, with Kohler announcing the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, the first bathroom mirror with Amazon's assistant built-in. Part of the kitchen and bath company's new smart home line-up for CES 2018, the mirror slots into the Kohler Konnect ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which will include voice-controlled faucets, showers, and even toilets.
We're bound to receive a lot of notebook reveals next week during CES 2018, but Samsung is trying to beat the rest to the punch by revealing one of its new devices today. The company has announced its new Notebook 7 Spin for 2018 which, like so many other notebooks these days, comes with a 360-degree rotating display. This, of course, allows you to rotate the display into a number of different orientations, opening the door to more usage modes than your standard notebook.
Not everyone wants a gigantic TV occupying their living room wall but almost everyone wants to have the experience of having one. The solution? Why a projector, of course! There have been various home projectors put out in the market, ranging in size and resolution, but LG thinks it has the best one yet. At CES 2018, it will be demonstrating not just how bright the HU80K, its first 4K UHD home projector really is. It will also be showing off how easy it is to carry around where and when you need it.
Hyundai is bringing its new fuel-cell powered SUV to CES 2018, the first test model for its Level 4 autonomous car plans. The EV - the official name of which will be confirmed in Las Vegas next week - will form the basis for a partnership between Hyundai and driverless tech firm Aurora, which together aim to have an autonomous vehicle on the market by 2021.