Without in-depth testing and comparison, it is difficult to determine which products were “better,” but CES was indeed a treasure trove of interesting concepts, technologies, products and services. We looked at dozens of products or services and chose 26 that either showed great potential, had innovative features, were beautifully designed, executed obvious ideas that previously went unnoticed, or offered solutions to real world problems. These products show a glimpse at the potential of connected devices to enrich everyday life for consumers. While it is important to keep in mind that we are still in the early stages of the smart home “movement,” it is no less exciting to see what possibilities lie ahead. The next few years are going to be exhilarating.
We showcased those 26 smart home gadgets at CES 2014 online as follows,